All 9 results for speaker:the Earl of Cork and Orrery

Tree Pests and Diseases - Motion to Take Note (13 Feb 2020)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, I echo the thanks to my noble and learned friend Lord Hope and my noble friend Lord Kinnoull for procuring this valuable debate. I declare an interest as a trustee of the International Dendrology Society. It is an honour to follow so many knowledgeable noble Lords, but it must be said that at this point in the debate, 10 speakers in, we are all likely to be crossing similar paths in...

Fishery Protection Squadron - Question (12 Feb 2020)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, can the Minister inform us how the Scottish waters, under the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency, will be integrated with the English and Welsh, and even Irish, waters? How will the three Scottish fishery protection vessels be integrated with MMO?

Ash Dieback - Question (25 Jun 2019)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords—

Armed Forces: Reserves - Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2018)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord De Mauley, for providing this timely debate. I was struck indeed by the words of my noble and gallant friend Lord Stirrup, who covered most of the more intellectual aspects of the needs of and background to the reserves. I propose to concentrate on the role and manning of the Royal Naval Reserve, which is about one-10th the size of the Army Reserve...

Royal Navy: Warships - Question (1 Feb 2018)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, the Navy is in the process of taking delivery of five Batch 2 offshore patrol vessels. These will displace four earlier vessels, one of which, HMS “Severn”, has already been decommissioned. She is only 15 years old. Will the Minister undertake to examine future uses for these versatile vessels, which might include Border Force or Royal Naval Reserve duties to augment our coastal...

Russia - Question for Short Debate (29 Jan 2018)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, I add my thanks to those of every other speaker to the noble Viscount for securing this timely debate. It is timely because over recent weeks we have heard much about resurgent Russia’s intentions. Such talk and reporting is generally laced with hyperbole concealing another purpose. In this case it is clear what the Secretary of State for Defence was driving at. I cannot say that...

UK Defence Forces - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2017)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Soley, on his excellent speech and on procuring this debate. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Hutton, on his incisive analysis of the situation. Discussion has focused largely on equipment, preparedness and procurement but the other main area, the nature of the threat—what is a sufficient level and what is needed overall to make...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, in contrast to the large number of qualifications and interests which many noble Lords have professed, I can only profess to having been a Cold War submarine commander, but I have the interests of the senior service very much at heart. I thank the Minister for this debate, which has given us the opportunity to revisit and examine the entire defence area. We have heard the challenges...

Brexit: Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2016)

the Earl of Cork and Orrery: My Lords, it is a great privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown, who I remember as a young Royal Marine officer in the Far East very many years ago. Equally very many years ago, as youngsters leaving primary school, a kindly headmaster gathered us together and made the point that, although we had reached the top of our first school, our destiny was to start again at the bottom next...

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