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Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 Nov 1999)

Lord Laird: My Lords, this is the first time that I have had the honour of addressing your Lordships' House so I stand here today with mixed emotions. As a new boy in this House, I join with my new colleagues in having to rely heavily on the many acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and support that I have received from noble Lords, the staff and the attendants. Their patience and thoughtfulness to a novice...

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Appointed Day) Order 1999 (30 Nov 1999)

Lord Laird: My Lords, I am delighted to be able to support this order today. I am from Belfast and I have been a member of the Ulster Unionist Party for 35 years. I have spent all my life living in the Province and have many relations there. I should like to underline the remarks that have been made in the House this afternoon about the turmoil inside the Unionist community that has been caused in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Act of Union of 1801: Bicentenary (7 Feb 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to celebrate the bicentenary of the creation of the United Kingdom through the 1801 Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commonwealth of Australia: Centenary (29 Feb 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to celebrate the centenary of the Australian colonies becoming the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 2001.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Act of Union: Bicentenary (29 Feb 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 7 February (WA 60), what consultations were undertaken and what factors were taken into account in the development of policy on the celebration of the bicentenary of the creation of the United Kingdom; and why the Foreign and Commonweath Office answers for this policy area.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Act of Union of 1801: Bicentenary (3 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to celebrate the creation of the Union flag as the flag of the United Kingdom through the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland of 1801.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chernobyl Disaster and Cancer Deaths (7 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, whether there were any increases in 1986 or subsequent years in the number of: (a) deaths caused by cancer, including leukaemia; or (b) cases of cancer, including leukaemia.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chernobyl Disaster: Livestock Movement Restrictions (7 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, whether any of the restrictions on the movement of sheep or cattle in the restricted areas are still in force; and, if not, when was the last such restriction lifted, and in what part or parts of the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chernobyl Disaster: Livestock Movement Restrictions (7 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, whether any particular areas of the United Kingdom were more severely affected by the fall-out than other areas; and, if so, which were the worst affected areas.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Northern Ireland: Public Expenditure on Public Transport (8 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: How much public money is spent on public transport per head of the population in Northern Ireland; and how this compares with the similar calculation per head of the population in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Northern Ireland Railway System: Investment (8 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to invest in the railway system in Northern Ireland in the next five years; and whether plans include funding for new rolling stock.[HL Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Northern Ireland: Transport from North Down to the Centre of Belfast (8 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to introduce a rapid transit system based on rail or bus from North Down to the centre of Belfast.

Agriculture (8 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: My Lords, I am most grateful for this opportunity to draw attention to the dreadful state of the agriculture industry in Northern Ireland. I join those who salute my noble friend Lord Palmer for initiating the debate. My noble friend Lord Molyneaux of Killead correctly and with great clarity drew attention on Monday night to the state of the farming industry in Northern Ireland. I have no...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cultural Diversity (14 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to celebrate in 2001 the success of the United Kingdom in terms of its cultural diversity.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Bed Occupancy (15 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their target for the percentage of bed occupancy in the National Health Service in the medical and surgical specialisms.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Postage Stamp Themes (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What considerations are taken into account by the Royal Mail in the selection of an important event as a theme suitable for celebration on postage stamps.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Act of Union: Bicentenary (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 29 February (WA 62), why the Foreign and Commonwealth Office answers for that policy area.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Act of Union: Bicentenary (16 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What support and advice has been offered to the range of organisations in the Irish Republic which are proposing to mark the bicentenary of the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland which created the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bi-centenary of Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to mark, as opposed to celebrate, the bi-centenary of the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland which created the United Kingdom; and whether the administrations of Scotland and Wales have been consulted.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smoking and Food Preparation and Consumption (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Laird: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to ban smoking in areas where food for the general public is prepared and consumed commercially.


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