Results 21–40 of 169 for speaker:Lord Horam

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (9 Jan 2020)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I am slightly surprised but delighted to be the third northerner in a row to speak from these Benches, following on from the very affectionate remarks made by my noble friend Lady Wyld and the remarkable experiences in farming and so forth of my noble friend Lord Inglewood. I was born in Preston in Lancashire and I therefore complete the trio. The fact that all three of us are...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Horam: My Lords, this particular section of the Queen’s Speech is always a bit of a pot-pourri of issues because of the extensive responsibilities of the Home Office, the other home departments and the Justice Department. I extend my sympathies to my noble friend Lady Williams, who must contend with responding to 50 speeches on a wide range of subjects. I am afraid that I am about to add to her...

Update to Parliament - Statement (25 Sep 2019)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I want to follow what the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham said about the need for compromise and the abhorrence of confrontation. I said in my speech in the debate that has just been interrupted that confrontation is the wrong way forward. Can I raise a separate and slightly more rational—or less emotional—issue? There was surprise, I think among jurists as well as...

Spending Round 2019 - Motion to Take Note (25 Sep 2019)

Lord Horam: My Lords, as I was about to say before we were all rudely—and apparently unlawfully—interrupted, I am an economist and economics is usually regarded as the dismal science. Being somewhat contrary by nature, I was interested to see an article in the Times the other day by Paul Johnson, who, the House will know, is director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He wrote it because it is 50...

Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy Missions and Operations (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I will wind up briefly by thanking all noble Lords who made contributions to this debate. It has been a genuinely interesting and well-informed session. I also thank my noble friend the Minister for the clarifications he was able to bring on a number of subjects. The theme throughout, endorsed by everybody, was that as we leave the European Union it is absolutely in the UK’s...

Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy Missions and Operations (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I rise to move the Motion at the request of my noble friend Lady Verma, who sadly cannot be with us today and in whose name the original Motion stood. In doing so, I place on record my thanks to her for her thoughtful and inclusive chairmanship of our committee, as well as to my committee colleagues and our invariably excellent and conscientious staff. Our report focused on the...

Brexit: The Customs Challenge (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I join other noble Lords in congratulating my noble friend Lady Verma on her excellent chairmanship of our committee. I thank my colleagues and our ever-diligent staff for their contributions to our long and sometimes exhausting —but sometimes rather exhilarating—meetings. This is our third report on customs and trade. It is right that we concentrated so much attention on this,...

Further Developments in Discussions with the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Horam: My Lords, we are in a mess. Apart from the effect on our external reputation, as expressed so eloquently by the noble Lord, Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, what dismays me as much as anything else is the amount of time we have had to spend on this subject at the expense of other critical subjects, such as sorting out universal credit, skills or apprenticeships. In economics, there is the concept...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how communities could engage with the planning of developments built by an expansion of permitted development rights to include demolitions.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Construction (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact permitted development rights have had on the number of affordable homes built.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Construction (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold about the housing tenure being delivered through permitted development rights.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure local support for homes built through permitted development rights.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Horam: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of opposition to developments built through permitted development rights.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Lord Horam: My Lords, that was a delightful and humorous speech from the noble Lord, Lord Russell. I think it proved that he is not a politician. His view of politics was highly idealistic. I am extremely grateful, as tail-end Charlie to this debate, that everyone has been so self-disciplined—a remarkable achievement for the House—perhaps with the exception of the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, who spoke for...

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill - Second Reading (23 Nov 2018)

Lord Horam: My Lords, we are all grateful to my noble friend Lord Best for piloting this limited but important Bill through the House of Lords. As he said, we are also particularly grateful for what he rightly described as the heroic efforts of Karen Buck, the Labour MP for Westminster North, for conceiving of this Bill and taking it through the other place highly successfully. I had 31 years in the...

Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (13 Nov 2018)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I hope that the noble Lord, Lord Haskel, will forgive me but I am not familiar with Table B.1 on page 89 of the Red Book. I am afraid I have not got quite that far into the detail of the Budget but I want to make a couple of other points, which he might agree with. First, the central objective of economic policy should always be to keep economic growth going at the maximum...

Affordable Housing - Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Horam: My Lords, thank heavens there are not even more Liberal Democrats wanting to speak on this subject, but we are grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, for introducing it and I agree with much of his remarks. We are at a hopeful moment in tackling the serious problem of providing affordable housing. As the noble Lord said, the Prime Minister takes a keen personal interest in housing, and I...

Trade Bill - Second Reading (11 Sep 2018)

Lord Horam: My Lords, my knowledge of European politics and institutions is obviously much less extensive than that of the noble Lord, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, but I remember that, when I was Science Minister in the Major Government in the 1990s, I went to a meeting of European Science Ministers to hear presentations from eastern European countries—they were not then part of the European Union, of...

Operation Sophia: A Failed Mission (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2018)

Lord Horam: My Lords, I apologise to the House for the fact that I may not be able to stay until the end of the debate because of a previous and inescapable commitment, about which I have told my noble friend on the Front Bench. I thank my noble friend Lady Verma and the staff of the committee for their usual extremely effective and thoughtful work. I agree with the remark made by the noble Lord, Lord...


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