Results 1–20 of 1009 for speaker:Lord Trefgarne

Charities: Landmines - Question (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, a long time ago, back in 1982, while the Argentinians had a short occupation of the Falkland Islands, they laid a number of landmines there. These were mostly still there when we retook the islands a few months later. What is the present position? Is everything now safe?

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Commons Urgent Question (27 Oct 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, is it not the case that the Iranian authorities maintain that we owe them a very large sum of money relating to a cancelled contract some years ago? What is the Government’s position on that matter, and does it play a part in these discussions?

Royal Navy: Ships and Frigates - Question (14 Oct 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord West, seems to include every possible kind of naval vessel except submarines. Can the Minister say how many submarines are on order and when she expects them to be delivered? Can she also say how the national shipbuilding strategy is now working in practice?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Repairs and Maintenance (14 Oct 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are satisfied with the law which authorises statutory authorities to obstruct the highway for the purposes of repair and maintenance.

Sovereign Defence Capability: Meggitt Takeover - Question (15 Sep 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, can my noble friend confirm that the nuclear warheads fitted to our Trident missiles, which form such an essential part of our continuous at-sea deterrence posture, have been, and always will be, manufactured in the United Kingdom, and that if Scotland chooses to leave the United Kingdom, Faslane and Coulport will have to be shut?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Hammersmith Bridge (2 Aug 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect Hammersmith Bridge to be re-opened to vehicular traffic.

Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (13 Jul 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, I will not detain your Lordships for more than a little while. First, I share the tributes paid by almost every noble Lord who has spoken to the staff and supporters of the House, who have kept us operating in a hybrid manner since these difficulties arose a year or more ago. First, I am afraid I do not agree with what the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, is proposing in his amendment to...

Defence: Continuous At-sea Deterrence - Question (23 Jun 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether continuous at-sea deterrence remains central to their defence policy.

Defence: Continuous At-sea Deterrence - Question (23 Jun 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend the Minister for that reassuring Answer. Is she aware that such knowledge as I have in these matters was learned a very long time ago at the feet of the then Mr George Younger, whose son now sits on the Government Front Bench in your Lordships’ House? Can my noble friend confirm that the number of warheads necessary to maintain this deterrent in an...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address (12 Apr 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, I am told that I am now among the longest-serving active Members of your Lordships’ House. I therefore take the liberty of offering a very few words following the sad passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. As a junior Whip in the early 1980s, and therefore a Lord-in-Waiting, I had the privilege of meeting His Royal Highness on a number of occasions,...

Integrated Review: Defence Command Paper - Statement (23 Mar 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, it is good to ask a supplementary question on this after seeing my noble friend Lord Younger on the Front Bench, because I had the privilege of serving in the Ministry of Defence under his late father. I ask my noble friend the Minister whether the policy of continuous at-sea deterrence remains in place. There has been some press comment recently about some industrial difficulties...

Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (22 Feb 2021)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, I think I owe your Lordships an apology, as I have caused some confusion by my decision not to move the amendment standing in my name on the Order Paper. I listened carefully to the noble Lord, Lord McFall—the Senior Deputy Speaker—and have had discussions with the Chief Whip, and I think it would be wrong to impose a tense debate on your Lordships this evening. For that reason,...

Procedure and Privileges Committee - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (14 Dec 2020)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, I will not detain your Lordships for more than a few moments. I very much agree with the position taken by my noble friend Lord Mancroft. These hereditary Peer by-elections should and, I hope, will remain in place until—as was said back in 1999—House of Lords reform is complete. I had the privilege the other day of having a small piece published in the New Statesman in which I...

Trident Nuclear Programme - Question (7 Dec 2020)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, the Minister confirmed to me only the other day that we have a policy of continuous at-sea deterrence, which we all very much welcome. Can she confirm that we now have sufficient submarines for that purpose and, no less importantly, sufficient crews to keep them at sea?

Nuclear Weapons - Question (25 Nov 2020)

Lord Trefgarne: Can the Minister confirm the Government’s continued adherence to a policy of continuous at sea deterrents—namely, one of our Trident submarines, permanently on patrol and ready to reply, should our supreme national interest so require?

HMS “Queen Elizabeth” - Question (4 Nov 2020)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, can the Minister say whether any other deployments of this nature are planned, for example to the south Atlantic?

Hereditary Peers’ By-elections - Motion on Standing Orders (7 Sep 2020)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, I will not detain the House for more than a moment. As your Lordships will be well aware, I am not a supporter of the Private Member’s Bill tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, and am sure I never will be, unless circumstances change and House of Lords reform has by then been completed, which was the condition on which the hereditary noble Lords came to this House in 1999. In...

Business of the House - Motion to Agree (28 Jul 2020)

Lord Trefgarne: My Lords, I will not delay your Lordships. I regret very much the need for hybrid arrangements both in your Lordships’ House and now, as we are to decide shortly, in Grand Committee. I think that we have all been given to understand that the hybrid arrangements will end when the two-metre requirement goes and I look forward to that very much indeed. In the meantime, would it not be possible...

Fly-tipping - Question (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the propose to take to reduce the amount of illegal fly-tipping, particularly in rural areas.


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