Results 241–255 of 255 for speaker:Lord Cameron of Dillington

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (24 Jan 2006)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: I confirm what the noble Lord, Lord Carter, said. I declare an interest as a former chairman of the Countryside Agency. I was paid for three days a week—in fact I did four or five, sometimes six or seven. It seemed to me logical that if I was paid for three days a week, I should receive both a salary—it was some £45,000—and a pension on that. Pensions did not apply to the ordinary...

Royal Mail (12 Jan 2006)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, as has just been mentioned, one of the areas where there are the strongest concerns amongst ordinary people about the future of the Post Office is in rural Britain. In many of our villages and market towns, post offices are an essential part of the fabric of the local community. They are seen as a trusted source of advice on, and provision of, a whole range of government services....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Wheels to Work Schemes (5 Dec 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: asked Her Majesty's Government: Why neither of their agencies, Connexions or Jobcentre Plus, supports Wheels to Work schemes in Devon and Cornwall, given the role of those schemes in enabling the agencies to meet their targets.

Commons Bill [HL] (28 Nov 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I support the flexibility that the noble Lord, Lord Inglewood, is seeking to introduce. We are unlikely to get commons legislation again for several decades so it is important to install as much flexibility as possible while this legislation is going through. I personally believe that under-grazing, rather than over-grazing, will be the problem of the future. I support the amendment...

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (7 Nov 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Exeter on his maiden speech. He and I have worked together on regional and rural issues in the south-west. I know that he will continue to contribute wisely, as he has done today, to the work of this House. First, I declare an interest as a past rural advocate and as an ex-chairman of the Countryside Agency, as well as...

Common Agricultural Policy: Financing (EUC Report) (20 Oct 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Anderson, on his maiden speech. I am sure that he will continue to make many such valuable contributions to the work of your Lordships' House. Since its inception, the CAP has had enormous influence on our countryside—some good but some bad. On the bad side, the environment springs to most people's mind, but I also believe that the...

House-building Programme (20 Oct 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I too will touch on the subject of affordable rural housing. I have three points to make. First, the social consequences of doing nothing about the rural housing crisis would be serious. We are beginning to create unbalanced communities. If you are rich, you live in the countryside; if poor, you live in the towns. That does neither towns nor villages any favours at all. In my part...

Commons Bill [HL] (20 Jul 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I, too, welcome the Bill, which is long overdue. It is, unfortunately, ironic, as has been said, that the real pressure for its need—over-grazing for the past 13 years—is about to disappear at the same time that the Bill is enacted. I predict that, with the introduction of the single farm payment, under-grazing will become a more serious problem. Nevertheless, the Bill is...

Renewable Energy (S&T Report) (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, any energy debate is bound to cover a wide range of issues, both in saving power and producing it through environmentally beneficial means. I shall focus on one rather narrow, but possibly far-reaching, aspect. I want to draw your Lordships' attention to a form of renewable energy that could play as large a part as wind power, but in a non-intermittent form, while at the same time...

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (6 Apr 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: I am still not very relaxed about Clause 20. I have a series of questions—most of which probably reflect my ignorance of the way in which these things work—about which I hope the Minister will be able to reassure me. First, what is the legal difference between littering and fly-tipping? In other words, what clarity do I have, as a farmer whose land has been despoiled by a visitor to the...

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (22 Mar 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I would like to approach the Bill from the rural perspective and I declare an interest as a farmer and landowner. In the past, litter and fly-tipping have all too often been seen as urban problems. I am keenly aware from my past experience that the regeneration of deprived urban neighbourhoods often has to start with a general clean-up, in order to create that sense of pride in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Wheels to Work Schemes (21 Mar 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any incentive is given to Jobcentre Plus managers to take account of the wider net savings to the taxpayer from sponsoring Wheels to Work schemes; and Whether a grant of £31,000 per annum to the Wheels to Work scheme on the Isle of Wight to keep 51 people in work, at a cost of £11.69 per head, per week, represents value for money; and Whether the...

Wheels to Work Schemes (22 Feb 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to roll out the Wheels to Work scheme throughout rural England by involving the Jobcentre Plus network.

Wheels to Work Schemes (22 Feb 2005)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. I am disappointed but not surprised by it. Delighted as I am, of course, to have a conversation with the Minister, I am slightly surprised that a representative from the Department for Works and Pensions is not here to answer the Question. I am sure the Minister is aware that the chances of rural youngsters finding jobs within walking distance...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (30 Nov 2004)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, first, I must apologise for putting your Lordships through the ordeal of yet another maiden speech with all its flowery tributes and so on, which in my case, as you will see, will be totally unwarranted. All I can say by way of recompense is that I suspect the ordeal is probably slightly worse from this side of the text. I know that it is also customary, but I would very genuinely...


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