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Defence: Expenditure - Question (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether current defence expenditure is sufficient to meet the United Kingdom’s responsibilities (1) nationally, and (2) to international partnerships and alliances.

Defence: Expenditure - Question (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, those are soothing assurances, as always, from the Dispatch Box but, in reality, we have weekly warnings from the noble Lord, Lord West, on naval stretch, the number of combat of aircraft has fallen from 210 in 2007 to 119 today, and the Army has serious deficiencies in manpower, logistics and equipment. Encouragingly, Boris Johnson, in a letter to Julian Lewis, chairman of the...

Museums - Question (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the challenges and opportunities facing national museums.

Museums - Question (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, and declare an interest as chairman of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

Museums - Question (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: I recently had the pleasure of visiting the impressive new V&A museum in Dundee. The council leader and tourism officials told me how the museum has brought a real sense of pride to the city and boosted visitor numbers at other attractions there. Thus, V&A Dundee joins the list of regional affiliates, such as the Imperial War Museum North, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and others, which have...

Venezuela: Russian Troops - Question (2 Apr 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the deployment of Russian troops in Venezuela.

Venezuela: Russian Troops - Question (2 Apr 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: I thank the Minister. As in Syria, an opportunist Russia comes in to prop up a hugely unpopular President, seemingly impervious to the appalling suffering of the people—only this time it is in America’s back yard. President Trump has called on Russia to “get out”, and Secretary of State Pompeo has said that America, “will not stand idly by”, so clearly this is potentially a very...

Brexit: Museums and Galleries - Question (4 Mar 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the impact of Brexit on national museums and galleries.

Brexit: Museums and Galleries - Question (4 Mar 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and declare an interest as the chairman of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

Brexit: Museums and Galleries - Question (4 Mar 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: Is the Minister aware of the sickening abuse suffered by some front-of-house EU nationals at a number of our great cultural institutions, making many reluctant to wear name badges? That aside, there are three areas of particular concern: the ability to recruit and retain staff, particularly those with language skills; the worry that overseas visitors may give the UK a miss this year, until...

Defence Safety Fire Authority: Fire Safety Review - Question (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Defence Safety Authority Fire safety review—defence single living accommodation, published on 4 January.

Defence Safety Fire Authority: Fire Safety Review - Question (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, I am not surprised that this report was sneaked out on 4 January, during our Recess, having been sat on since last August. It is an appalling indictment of the Ministry of Defence’s whole approach to fire safety and to the care of personnel in its charge, despite earlier warnings. To quote from the executive summary, “The majority of the issues identified in this report result...

Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, its increasingly anti-European stance was the prime reason for me leaving the Conservative Party 20 years ago. Thus, not surprisingly, I was bitterly disappointed by the referendum result. But I accepted it as a democrat and did not go along with those calling for some form of second vote, recognising the potential divisiveness of that. I assumed that an agreement with the EU would...

Ex-Offenders: Training and Employment - Question (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide greater training and employment opportunities for ex-offenders.

Ex-Offenders: Training and Employment - Question (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, I welcome these initiatives and acknowledge freely that David Gauke and Rory Stewart are much more enlightened and progressive than some of their predecessors. However, it is very depressing that, in a recent survey, only half of employers said that they would consider employing ex-offenders. I suggest that a senior and respected figure from the private sector—perhaps someone who...

Russia: Vostok 2018 Military Exercises - Question (13 Sep 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current major Russian military exercises, Vostok-2018.

Russia: Vostok 2018 Military Exercises - Question (13 Sep 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, given the increasing assertiveness of Russia, evidenced by the scale of the exercise, its actions in Ukraine and Syria and submarine probing, and given China’s big increase in defence expenditure and establishment of new military bases, not just in the South China Sea, when will the Government accept the necessity to significantly increase defence spending, as called for by the...

Saddleworth and Tameside Moors - Statement (3 Jul 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, it was reported on the radio this morning that the Fire Brigades Union was appealing for baseball hats, sun cream and socks to be sent to the firemen who were working. These firemen work heroically in horrendous conditions. Surely the local councils and the Government should ensure that they have all these facilities and capabilities. It is quite ridiculous that the Fire Brigades...

Investment Banks: Client Protection - Question (13 Jun 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the current Beaufort Securities situation, what steps they are contemplating to ensure that client assets are protected and ring-fenced from administrators of failed stockbroking or fund managements firms operating under rule 135 of the Investment Bank Special Administration (England and Wales) Rules 2011 (SI 2011/1301).

Investment Banks: Client Protection - Question (13 Jun 2018)

Lord Lee of Trafford: I hear what the Minister says but I ask him to look again at this situation. I do not think that he quite appreciates the seriousness of it. Unless this loophole is closed, the clients of small and medium-sized broking firms—very well-run broking firms—will leave those firms and go to larger ones. That is already happening, so will the Minister please look at this matter again?


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