Results 121–140 of 254 for speaker:Lord Cameron of Dillington

Transport: Penzance and Isles of Scilly Ferry Service — Question (22 Mar 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: The situation is even worse than the noble Lord thinks. The helicopter company that provides the link between Penzance and the Scilly Isles has just sold its Penzance airport to Sainsbury's and has yet to find another site.

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (23 Mar 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I rise to oppose the amendment. The noble Baroness, Lady Quin, says that her amendment has some support in the agricultural industry and that the Agricultural Wages Board's pronouncements are a good benchmark that the agricultural industry and others use. Both those statements are true; it is frightfully easy for farmers and others to give no thought to what they pay their workers...

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (23 Mar 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I should have declared before speaking to the last amendment that I have an interest as a farmer and landowner. I also declare for this amendment that I am an ex-chair of the Countryside Agency and an ex-rural advocate. I am not sure that being an "ex" anything is a declarable interest but it probably helps if everybody knows where I am coming from. The Commission for Rural...

Adapting to Climate Change: EU Agriculture and Forestry (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (24 Mar 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, first, I declare an interest as a farmer, as a Lawes trustee at Rothamsted Research Station and as the new chairman of the Government's global food security strategy board. I was not on Sub-Committee D at the time of this report, so I come at the subject only from the evidence of my own experience, and I hope that your Lordships will forgive me if I extend my horizons slightly wider...

Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (28 Mar 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: I very much support the amendment. The noble Lord, Lord Judd, referred to the quality of our national parks. We all consider them to be an essential characteristic of this nation, and the benefits that they bring to our urban and rural societies are huge. To my mind, their quality depends very much on the maintenance of the very delicate balance between local and national interests, which...

Agriculture: Regulation — Question for Short Debate (29 Mar 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I also declare an interest as a farmer. In my allotted three minutes, I have two points to make. First, there is no doubt that regulation has helped UK consumers to develop greater confidence in the quality of their agricultural products and the way that we, as farmers, produce them. Taken individually, most regulations and audits have the sensible purpose of protecting the...

Localism Bill: Second Reading (7 Jun 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I must first declare an interest as a landowner and farmer and as chairman of the Charities' Property Association. This is a large and complicated Bill, and there are many sentiments behind it of which I approve, but today I shall restrict my remarks to the chapters on planning and communities. Here, there are opportunities but also, I believe, considerable dangers. The Bill is what...

Courts: Magistrates' Courts — Question (14 Jun 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, will the Minister please inform the House about the extent of the work of the rural proofing team in the Ministry of Justice? Is this team calculating in detail the extra cost to the customer-witnesses, defendants and victims-of accessing justice in centres which are now sometimes 30 or 40 miles away and to which there is usually no public transport? In other words, how do you...

Localism Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Jun 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I support the right reverend Prelate in his intention to oppose the clause standing part. In so doing, as this is the first occasion on which I have spoken in this Committee stage, I declare all my interests as a landowner and farmer and, in this instance, as chairman of the Charities' Property Association, whose membership includes many charities that either have property as part...

Localism Bill: Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (5 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: The Minister has set out in detail her view of Chapter 4. I have a completely opposing view of it. I have put my name to the stand part of every single clause to set out an imposing view at this early stage before we get into the detailed amendments. Is that in order, or does the Minister want to take some detailed amendments first?

Localism Bill: Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (5 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: On the whole of Chapter 4? At which stage? After the first amendment?

Localism Bill: Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (5 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I have had a note from the government Front Bench saying, "Do say what you wanted to say", but I believe that it is far too late at this time of night for me to say what I wanted to say. Like all good bedtime stories, as in The Arabian Nights, I will leave the next episode until we meet again.

Localism Bill: Committee (6th Day) (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I rise, at last, to speak in this clause stand part debate. I shall speak to whether all the clauses in Chapter 4 of Part 4 should stand part of the Bill. In some ways I am glad that I did not get to speak on Tuesday. Our debate then and some of the statements that have just been made confirm my view that I might have a solution to everyone's concerns. Before I set out my position,...

Localism Bill: Committee (6th Day) (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: I accept that there are other community assets. As I said, I think that the open-space community assets could be dealt with in other legislation. However, the provisions are ultimately about a change of use rather than the disposal of what is a community asset. I accept that I speak for rural communities, but I think that one of the main purposes of these clauses is to protect, alongside...

Localism Bill: Committee (6th Day) (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I thank noble Lords for what I thought was a very good debate. I want to make it clear that, unlike the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, I do not want this part of the Bill to disappear; I want it to work. I want it to save pubs, shops and some community spaces. I accept that there is more to life than pubs and post offices, and I totally accept that communities should get involved with...

Localism Bill — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: The nub of the issue is the change of use.

Localism Bill — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I support the amendments in this group. I put my name to them but was too late to get on the Marshalled List. I support them not because they are necessarily the right amendments-as the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin, said, the wording could be different-but because I believe strongly in the principles of sustainable development. In the old days it was called "stewardship". Probably the...

Localism Bill: Committee (7th Day) (12 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I speak to my Amendment 147M. At Second Reading, I expressed my concerns about the proposed duty to co-operate as a replacement for regional strategies. As I then said, I am not particularly enamoured with the whole idea of regions. Particularly in the south-west, where I come from, the region was far too large to be of any real relevance to people on the ground and their lives. As...

Localism Bill — Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (19 Jul 2011)

Lord Cameron of Dillington: My Lords, I have tabled Amendment 153ZAKA in this group. It is probing in nature and probably does not require an immediate answer. Your Lordships are unlikely to remember that at Second Reading I expressed a concern that bad neighbour developments might possibly end up in neighbourhoods or parishes where the opposition to such a bad neighbourhood development was likely to be the least vocal....


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