All 5 results for speaker:Lord Whitby

Transport for the North - Question (18 Jan 2018)

Lord Whitby: My Lords, the Midlands is the largest economic area outside London. It attracts more inward investment and creates more start-up businesses than anywhere in the United Kingdom outside the capital. Its companies export to 178 countries worldwide, and it is still the only region in the United Kingdom with a trading surplus with China. In order to capitalise on and build on this robust...

Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note (22 Jan 2015)

Lord Whitby: My Lords, since the recent Scottish referendum on independence and the ensuing frenzied end game, devolution has become a major political issue and has stimulated an intense debate over how new powers and resources can be devolved to the most relevant, effective and inclusive political structure. I believe passionately—certainly in local government—that we should celebrate cultural...

China: United Kingdom Trade — Question (23 Jul 2014)

Lord Whitby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase trade with China.

China: United Kingdom Trade — Question (23 Jul 2014)

Lord Whitby: I welcome the Minister’s reply. My question relates to visa applications. When the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, visited China recently, he vowed to address the visa difficulties confronting Chinese tourists, business employers and students wanting to come to Britain. Will my noble friend kindly update the House on what progress has been made to ameliorate these difficulties?...

United Kingdom and China — Motion to Take Note (7 Nov 2013)

Lord Whitby: My Lords, it is truly an honour to speak for the first time in this noble House. I begin by thanking your Lordships warmly for your generous welcome and the staff of the House who, despite my regular pestering, have been remarkably kind and understanding. I would also like to thank all those people who have helped me on my life’s journey to this point, not least my sponsors and noble...


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