Results 41–60 of 255 for speaker:Lord Cameron of Dillington

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (11 Apr 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I support Amendment 1. For the purposes of Report, I declare my interests as a farmer and landowner, as a rural landlord of domestic property, and as the ultimate landowner of an exception site leased to Hastoe Housing Association. I wish to make only one point—to re-emphasise what others have hinted at. We are all aware of the shortage of affordable housing in our country. We are...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (6th Day) (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I support my noble friend in his Amendment 70A and I echo his words about easing the transition, but I speak mostly to my Amendment 77A in the group. It concerns income variability in the context of pay to stay, which is something I raised at Second Reading. I realise that it has already been mentioned in both the previous groups by the noble Baroness, Lady Hollis, the noble Lord,...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (6th Day) (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: I thank all noble Lords who supported the amendments. I was struck, when listening to the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, and the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, that it is a bit like Morton’s fork. You are offered two unpalatable options—one is to lose the incredibly important affordable housing that we have in the countryside and the other is to lose our countryside, which is also...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (6th Day) (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I rise to speak to all of the amendments in the group, for two of which I am the lead name and two of which I am an also-ran. I must apologise, first, because the ground we are covering in this group is very similar to the ground we covered on Thursday, except that in this context we are dealing with the rural perspective. I controlled myself and bit my tongue several times on...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (4th Day) (8 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 57B, tabled in my name, and also Amendment 57D, where I am an also-ran behind the noble Lord, Lord Best. First I restate what I said at Second Reading: I am keen to encourage the Government’s desire to develop more home ownership. There is no doubt that the big change in social mobility since my post-war youth has been assisted by the growth in home...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (4th Day) (8 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I had not really intended to intervene in this debate because better, more knowledgeable people than me have spoken. However, I add my voice in support. I have built houses in Scotland and England in the past 10 to 12 years and therefore put in a very low-carbon spec. No consumer of any intelligence would build a house without a low-carbon spec because the annual savings in heating...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (3 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: As I say, I have no doubt that we will be able to discuss this between now and Report. In the mean time, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 50A withdrawn. Amendments 50B to 50E not moved. Clause 4 agreed. Amendment 50F Moved by Lord Kennedy of Southwark 50F: After Clause 4, insert the following new Clause— “Infrastructure requirement: provision of starter homes (1) Prior to...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (3 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their participation in the debate and for their nearly universal support—especially the noble Lords, Lord Young and Lord Deben, who are both old hands in this area—even if they only assisted in the birth of the site, not being the rightful daddy, as the noble Lord, Lord Best, said. I was reminded when the noble Lord, Lord Deben, was speaking of a...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (3 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, the two amendments in the group concern exception sites and, for the purposes of clarity, they contain definitions of such sites. If you agree with the definitions of affordable housing in perpetuity to accommodate local households and so on, then the amendment needs little explanation. However, this is the House of Lords and so I shall proceed to give one anyway. The key point is...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (3 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I put my name to Amendment 41. I was going to list the range of various abuses that I felt the starter homes regime would be open to, but that has been done with much greater expertise and experience by my colleagues, my noble friends Lord Best and Lord Kerslake, and, indeed, with greater eloquence.

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (3 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: I do apologise; I meant Amendment 41A. The point that everyone has made, including the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours, who I did not mention just now, is that the moment you falsify a market, there will always be someone looking to make a turn. If the Government are experimenting with a new product, I am certain that financiers and traders will be very quick to find new ways of taking...

Pharmacies: Funding — Question (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, have the Government rural-proofed this policy? Has detailed thinking gone into how people without transport in remote rural communities can access pharmacies for their local, possibly life-saving medicines? I am sure that there are solutions to be had in IT and so on, but has that thinking and even understanding gone into the process?

Housing and Planning Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (1 Mar 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I will speak to Amendments 48F and 50B, to which I put my name. I am aware that in this debate we are going over the same ground we covered in the debate before the dinner hour but my excuse is that I will look at it from a largely rural perspective. I must first declare an interest, for the purposes of the Committee stage of the Bill, in that I am a farmer and landowner. I am also...

Housing and Planning Bill: Second Reading (26 Jan 2016)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I declare an interest as a farmer, a landowner and a chartered surveyor. I congratulate the Government on attempting to grip our housing crisis, both through this Bill and other measures. We are making progress and the Bill is part of that. However, it does not provide all the answers and I hope we can work on how to improve the situation. The key is to provide adequate housing...

The North Sea under Pressure (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2015)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, like most Peers serving on EU Sub-Committee D during the preparation of this report, I am no longer on the sub-committee, or on the EU Committee. In passing, I should say that it is absurd that the quality of House of Lords committee work, arguably our greatest input to UK and EU life, should be sacrificed on the altar of Buggins’s turn—but I shall say no more and start again....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A303 (16 Sep 2015)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which year they currently expect the dualling of the A303 around Stonehenge to be completed.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A303 (16 Sep 2015)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which year they currently expect the dualling of the A303 along the Ilminster by-pass and the A358 link to the M5 to be completed.

Energy Bill [HL]: Committee (3rd Day) (14 Sep 2015)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I support this group of amendments. I was not sure whether I would speak to this group or in support of the clause stand part Motion in the next group. I want to make a small but vital point and endorse the point touched on by others about the need for government consistency and clarity as soon as possible. First, I declare an interest as a farmer and landowner, and also as a...

Energy Bill [HL] — Second Reading (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I want to talk only about Part 4 of the Bill. First, I must declare an interest as a farmer in Somerset who has invested in solar PV. However, I reassure the House that, having done my bit, I have no plans for projects, either in solar or wind, so personally have nothing to lose or gain from the Bill or from any other imminent changes to support for renewables. I am enthusiastic...

UN: Sustainable Development Goals — Question for Short Debate (16 Jun 2015)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord McConnell, for giving us the opportunity to discuss these draft development goals. The objective of these new goals is, of course, to prioritise spending across all donors and recipients, with the notable difference from the MDGs in that this time around the recipient nations were actually given a say in what the priorities should be. However, to...


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