Results 1–20 of 1826 for speaker:Lord Dixon-Smith

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Generation (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Dixon-Smith: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much energy is released into the atmosphere in the form of waste heat by the UK's electricity generating industry annually.

Electricity System Resilience (S&T Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note ( 3 Nov 2015)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the right reverend Prelate, because he reminds us, as we should not need reminding, that this industry is wholly about serving individual people. We of course are an unrepresentative bunch here, but the effects of the decisions that we can influence can be very profound for people across the whole country. I wish this evening to talk about something that...

Energy Bill — Commons Reason (11 Dec 2013)

Lord Dixon-Smith: I am used to the Chancellor of the Exchequer making annual Budgets and I have been involved in politics indirectly and directly for a very long time. If the Chancellor of the Exchequer is forced to, shall we say, amend interim budgets, it seems to me that sticking our feet in the ground over an energy budget is not exactly wise.

Energy Bill — Commons Reason (11 Dec 2013)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I had not expected to intervene in this debate, but the previous two speeches have forced me to my feet. I remind the House that these amendments, and this part of the Bill, are talking about 2025. There is only one significant carbon target which must be met, which applies in 2050. The rest of it is interim planning. If we are being silly here, of which I am quite capable, and...

Energy Bill: Report (1st Day) (28 Oct 2013)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I hesitate to intervene at a late stage in this debate. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Oxburgh, for tabling the amendment that we are discussing because it has enabled this extremely wide-ranging debate over a whole lot of matters that are not specifically aimed at the wording of the amendment. I am bound to express the view, which the House might agree with, that having had...

Energy Bill — Second Reading (18 Jun 2013)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, it is many years since the late Lord Flowers, who knew a great deal about the nuclear industry, said to me that mankind had only one source of energy, and that was nuclear. However, mankind had a choice, which was to have his nuclear power station here or 98 million miles away. Lord Flowers knew which he preferred. I often wonder, when I get up in the morning, how many years’...

Badgers — Question (11 Dec 2012)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I am a farmer but not a cattle man-

Arrangement of Business — Announcement ( 5 Nov 2012)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, perhaps a rather naive Back-Bencher on this side might intervene. We continue to discuss this matter in the context of a specific amendment. That, to me, is not the point at issue. The point at issue is that if we accept this amendment in its present form, against the advice of the clerks, we open the door for any Member of this House to do precisely the same thing again-and again....

UK: Oil Refinery Capacity — Question (21 Jun 2012)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I declare a sort of interest: I used to drive a petrol-engine car, which averaged 26 miles to the gallon. I have replaced it with a diesel-engine car, which can average more than 50 miles to the gallon, and I am not the only person in the country in that situation. Does my noble friend agree that the normal evolution of business dictates that businesses come into and pass out of...

House of Lords: Stonework — Question (30 Apr 2012)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I wonder if I might return to the subject of the original Question. Will the noble Lord consider retaining one of our courtyards in an uncleaned state as a permanent reminder to all of us of the casual environmental damage we sometimes cause, which reveals itself only many years after we have caused it?

Green Agenda — Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2012)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to me to stand up and play Essex boy to the noble Baroness's Essex girl. Like me, she is an Essex native and I like to think that we are something special.

Green Agenda — Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2012)

Lord Dixon-Smith: Flattery gets you everywhere. I wish to look at this issue of the Government's green agenda from a slightly different perspective and take a different line across country. I remind the House that we are talking about a great international problem, and there is no future in our finding a solution to our problems if the result is that other countries simply replace what we are doing and carry...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Maritime Wind Farms (13 Dec 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the service life-expectancy in years of the under-sea electric cables used to transmit into the National Grid the electricity generated from maritime wind farms for which they have granted permission.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Maritime Wind Farms (13 Dec 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the service life-expectancy in years of the pillars which are sunk into the seabed and on which wind turbine towers and generators are mounted in maritime wind farms for which they have granted permission. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the service life-expectancy in years of wind turbine towers mounted on the pillars in the seabed in maritime...

Airports: Heathrow — Question (12 Sep 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, the present situation in our airports was predicted 45 years ago, I think. There was a very reasonable proposal to put an airport in the Thames estuary, which would remove the constraints that are inevitable anywhere west of London. Perhaps my noble friend might care to comment on that possibility, as it is being raised again. At least, if that strategic decision were taken, there...

Electricity Market Reform — Statement (12 Jul 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I hesitate to intervene but there is one thing I need to say and one question I need to ask. We should stop worrying too much about cost. I have said this before but I have seen farm tractor diesel prices rise by well over 4,000 per cent since I started in business. That has been vexing occasionally. It is always difficult to put up with rising costs but we live in a different...

Localism Bill: Committee (1st Day) (20 Jun 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I had not intended to intervene but I am tempted because I need to ask the Minister one question: could this subsection not be used by some other Secretary of State at some point in future to amend this legislation because it has a power in it to which he or she objects?

Localism Bill: Committee (1st Day) (20 Jun 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, it seems a long time ago now, but I spent 28 years in local government. The noble Lord, Lord Greaves, has done the House a favour in tabling this amendment because it has enabled us to have this useful, fundamental debate before we get into the detail. As I was unable to speak at Second Reading, I should declare myself as a landowner in Essex, in case anyone wishes to raise it at...

Barnett Formula — Question for Short Debate (15 Jun 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I feel a certain wry amusement in this debate because I agree with almost everything that has been said this evening. I last spoke on this subject on the Scotland Bill on 30 July 1998. On that occasion, I moved an amendment to suggest that the formula for distributing funds between the United Kingdom and Scotland should be based on the comparator of GDP per head, which is a pretty...

Agriculture: Global Food Security — Debate (12 May 2011)

Lord Dixon-Smith: My Lords, I declare an interest as a farmer, still practising, and landowner in Essex. Essex is a peculiar place and not particularly well understood. When I discuss my rainfall average with foreigners-I have kept records since 1961-or even with Londoners, who never have to think about this sort of thing, they say, "But that is arid". My rainfall would suggest that it is arid. My average...


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