Results 1–20 of 35 for speaker:Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Postmasters with Overturned Convictions: Settlement Funds - Statement (15 Dec 2021)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: I endorse and adopt almost everything that was said by the noble Lord, Lord McNicol, and the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson. I have one theoretical question. If the Wyn Williams inquiry is to find culpability on the part of individuals within the management and senior management of the Post Office, will the Government, as principal shareholders in the Post Office, consider bringing recourse...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Oct 2021)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, as the holder of a Scottish peerage, I particularly welcome and congratulate my noble friend Lady Davidson on what was, as one expected it to be, an excellent maiden speech. I agreed with everything she said this afternoon on this subject. Listening to this debate, it is clear that it is personal stories that are most compelling. Fortunately, I have no such personal experiences but,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 May 2021)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I too commend the noble Lords, Lord Coaker and Lord Morse, on their maiden speeches, which were excellent in their different ways. I declare my interest, as set out in the register, as a shareholder in an electric vehicle company. On the Environment Bill, the gracious Speech and the Government’s accompanying briefing contain many admirable goals, but there is little mention of the...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 52 (10 Mar 2021)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I too speak this evening in support of the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Marks. I apologise that I was unable to speak in Committee but I have read that debate, including the speeches of the noble Lord, Lord Marks, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Garnier, the noble Baronesses, Lady Finlay and Lady Jolly, and the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath. I agree with all that they...

Covid-19: Vaccinations - Statement (13 Jan 2021)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I would like to ask my noble friend the Minister two questions, if I may. Like many others, I first congratulate him and the Government on the progress made so far with the vaccination programme. But what plans do they have to further turbo-charge the vaccine deployment programme? I am, of course, thinking of a 24/7 vaccine centre, as many others have referred to already. Reference...

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

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I also congratulate my noble friend Lord Wharton on his strong maiden speech. Like many others, I congratulate the Prime Minister and my noble friend Lord Frost and his team, but also Ursula von der Leyen, on achieving this deal. There is a saying that the definition of a good settlement is one where both parties are unhappy, but in this case both sides profess to be happy;...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (30 Nov 2020)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, while my noble friend the Minister is of course only responsible for health matters, would he not agree that, with the economic emergency—as the Chancellor had said—just starting, unemployment set to double by next year, and thousands of businesses going to the wall every week, to say nothing of the non-Covid health consequences of its measures, the Government would not be...

Smart Motorways - Question for Short Debate (13 Feb 2020)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I also thank my noble friend very much for bringing this debate on a pressing current issue. I first thought of speaking in this debate because, like many drivers, I have experienced the congestion that has occurred during the construction of these motorways. That would have been fine if one had ended up with a really good product in the end, but as we have heard from some speeches...

High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Jan 2020)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I would like to declare something that is not in the register in case anyone might think it has coloured my judgment in this debate: we Fairfaxes all come from York. I certainly do not have the great knowledge and expertise in rail transport of the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, and some other speakers, but I have read his and the committee’s reports with interest—and increasing...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: I am looking at this from the perspective of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: Is the noble Lord inviting me to respond? Of course I will if he wishes me to do so.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Howarth. I want to adopt many of his points, which I would have made myself. Speaking in this temple of remain, one often feels like a Spartan facing the 100,000 Persians. I am glad that the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, appreciates the analogy, given the part of the world his family originally comes from. I must say, Parliament and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: As I tried to say earlier, there is a massive disconnect between the current composition of the House of Commons and the outcome of the referendum. Earlier, someone—the noble Lord, Lord Willoughby, I think—quoted the Government’s pamphlet before the referendum; I was not going to repeat it. It said, “This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide”.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: I am saying that 55% of voters at the moment apparently thinking that Parliament is attempting to steal Brexit or stop it is not surprising in view of some of the things that have been going on recently. Moving on from what I was saying, the majority of the country feels betrayed by what is happening. The contract between the elected and the electors has been fractured, and the consequences...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (21 May 2018)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I have no personal interest in this matter, one way or the other. I regret to say that the Government have behaved far less honourably throughout this matter than I would have liked. As other noble Lords have said in previous debates, they have betrayed the expectations of all those who relied on Prime Minister Cameron’s undertakings. The fact that no Government can tie the hands...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) (30 Apr 2018)

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) (30 Apr 2018)

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) (30 Apr 2018)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: I am grateful, but I am not surprised by the reception because this House is of course a cosy cabal of remain. As your Lordships have heard from my noble friends Lord Lamont and Howard this is a wrecking amendment, designed to delay, frustrate and ultimately block Brexit. For all the protestations of my noble friend Lord Hailsham and others, it is a wrecking amendment in substance. Those...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I too would like to congratulate the Government in publishing their recent position papers; it is also good to hear from the Minister about the concrete progress made in negotiations on many items of substance, which is contrary to the impression given in certain quarters. This of course is to be contrasted with the Opposition, which sadly often snipes unconvincingly and...

Assisted Dying - Question for Short Debate (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Fairfax of Cameron: My Lords, I am in favour of this change in the law proposed by the noble Baroness, Lady Jay, and others, because, as we have heard from noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Carey, it is the civilised and right thing to do. Allowing people to make their own end-of-life decisions is supported by more than 80% of the population polled here and is seemingly the preferred route of the Supreme...


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