Results 161–171 of 171 for speaker:Lord Horam

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 (Consequential, Saving, Transitional and Transitory Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (10 Dec 2020)

Lord Horam: My Lords, the title of this statutory instrument is quite a mouthful, even when delivered in the dulcet tones of my noble friend. It has been brought about by the UK’s exiting the European Union and therefore also leaving the free movement of people system, which prevails within the EU. This is a historic step for this country, and it is perhaps worth pausing for a moment to reflect on...

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2021)

Lord Horam: My Lords, like most of us, I imagine, I was relieved when, in the end, there was a deal. But I am afraid that it is not a good deal for the UK. The European Union gets all that it wants on trade and we get nothing on services, which we all now know, relentlessly, are 80% of our economy. That could be serious for our financial services industry. At the moment, we are the financial centre for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (19 Jan 2021)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the introduction of the points-based immigration system, what they estimate net migration levels in the UK will be in (1) 2021, (2) 2022, (3) 2023, (4) 2024, and (5) 2025.

Written Answers — Home Office: Emigration (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their central estimate for the total out of country inflows to the UK of (1) EEA long-term workers, (2) EEA dependants, (3) non-EEA workers, and (4) non-EEA dependants, in each of the five years from 2020/21 to 2024/25, arising from the calculations in the Impact Assessment for the Changes in Immigration Rules; and what are the relevant comparator...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Horam: I, too, warmly welcome our five new noble Lords. I was lucky enough to read economics at Cambridge in the late 1950s, when the influence of the late and great economist John Maynard Keynes and his followers was very high. I have always taken the view thereafter that the first rule of economics is, in all circumstances, to maximise real economic growth. As a politician, the second rule that I...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Burlington House (16 Apr 2021)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to meet with the Courtyard Societies of Burlington House to ensure that they remain based at their current premises.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2021)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I congratulate our maiden speakers on their excellent contributions to the debate. We are really delighted to have them with us. In this final speech from the Back Benches, I will say a few words about the threat to the union from the Scottish National Party. I am an Englishman, born and brought up in England. None the less, like many of us, I have connections with other parts of...

Immigration Rules: Statements of Changes - Motion to Regret (27 May 2021)

Lord Horam: My Lords, many of your Lordships will have had great pleasure from reading a book by the American author Bill Bryson called Notes from a Small Island. It is an apt title: we are a small island. When the American forces came to England in the Second World War, the troops were briefed about our country. The first line of the briefing was, “Think South Carolina”—because it is exactly the...

Environment Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 117 (15 Sep 2021)

Lord Horam: I agree with my noble friend Lord Deben and will just extend what he says. Essentially, his point is that we cannot ask Defra, which has a narrow remit, to take the integrated and across-the-board view that is necessary. We also need to take into account the pressures on land—population, for example. As the noble Baroness said in her opening remarks, the population projections over the next...

Inequalities of Region and Place - Motion to Take Note (14 Oct 2021)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Viscount, Lord Stansgate, on his maiden speech. It had all the fluency of his father, and that, as he may be aware, is the highest possible praise in terms of oratory. It is a great pleasure to take part in a debate launched by my noble friend Lord Liddle—I can call him my noble friend—whose commitment to his Cumbrian roots is so manifest, including...

Inequalities of Region and Place - Motion to Take Note (14 Oct 2021)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Viscount, Lord Stansgate, on his maiden speech. It had all the fluency of his father, and that, as he may be aware, is the highest possible praise in terms of oratory. It is a great pleasure to take part in a debate launched by my noble friend Lord Liddle—I can call him my noble friend—whose commitment to his Cumbrian roots is so manifest, including...


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