Results 1–20 of 77 for speaker:Lord Carrington

Domestic Energy Efficiency: Retrofitting - Question (1 Mar 2021)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, does the Minister accept that the proposed energy efficiency rating measurement does not consider vital differences in properties? For instance, rural properties are less likely to be heated by mains gas, and old rural houses with solid walls have a thermal capacity that is not considered. Consequently, it will be disproportionately difficult and expensive for them to be adapted....

Trees - Question (23 Feb 2021)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests as in the register. This essential balance can be achieved only if the growers of these trees in less-afforested areas achieve a commercial return. However, that return will be dependent on producing carbon units at points in the future, and that is not guaranteed when factors largely outside of grower control, such as squirrel and deer damage, drought,...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Land Drainage: Repairs and Maintenance (3 Feb 2021)

Lord Carrington: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the replacement of field drains will qualify for support under the new Environmental Land Management schemes.

Brexit: Farmers - Question (2 Feb 2021)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I draw attention to my interests as set out in the register. I am comforted by the Minister’s response but, sadly, the world does not stand still as we await details. Bearing in mind the topical issue of flooding, I am concerned that, without specific government support, farming profitability will be insufficient to finance the renewal of field drains that are reaching the end of...

Trees - Question (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Carrington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they are using to inform their plans to plant 30,000 hectares of trees per year.

Trees - Question (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. At the same time, I draw attention to my interests as declared in the register.

Trees - Question (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his response. My particular concern, however, is the conflicting advice that growers are receiving. The Forestry Commission, which is the government expert on these matters, is encouraging a portfolio approach to combat climate change, including the importation of seed sourced from the benchmark of up to five degrees south, whereas the Woodland Trust, driven...

Hong Kong: National Security Law - Private Notice Question (7 Jan 2021)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, while supporting every move by the Government to condemn the actions of the Hong Kong Government and to build up international pressure on the Government of China, I would like to receive reassurance that the Government recognise their responsibility for the interests and well-being of all the people of Hong Kong, and that any action they take does not directly or indirectly affect...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 10 (8 Dec 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests as a landowner, as set out in the register. I am also directly affected by HS2 south of Birmingham. I had not intended to speak on these amendments, but the groupings changed at some point, and my name seems to have been retained. Now, on further research, I think it worth making some basic observations. HS2 claims that only 43 out of 52,000 ancient woodlands...

High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 5 (30 Nov 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interest as a landowner with ancient woodlands in the Chilterns. That is set out in the register. I am also directly affected by HS2 south of Birmingham. I would like to speak against Amendment 7 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, as it fails to take into account one of the three major threats to our woodland—that of climate change, the others being, of...

Farming: New Entrants - Question (23 Nov 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests as a farmer and landowner as set out in the register. Opportunities are principally linked to the availability of land, availability of finance and likely profitability. Without resolving these points, the entrant is limited to apprenticeship or employment on an existing farm. Given the enormous amount of capital required to enter farming, can the Minister...

Covid-19: Catch-up Premium - Question (26 Oct 2020)

Lord Carrington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 catch-up premium on disadvantaged pupils.

Covid-19: Catch-up Premium - Question (26 Oct 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and declare my educational interests as in the register.

Covid-19: Catch-up Premium - Question (26 Oct 2020)

Lord Carrington: I thank the noble Baroness for her reply. However, could she explain why, at the same time as announcing the catch-up premium for schools, the Government have stopped the year 7 catch-up premium? Extra funding for this stream recognised that, even in normal times, additional effort was needed in poorer catchment areas to get relevant students ready for secondary school. In some schools,...

Agriculture Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion D (20 Oct 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare once again my farming interests, as set out in the register. I am extremely pleased to be able to support Amendment 18B, proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Curry. As we all know, the amendment has widespread support in this House and nationally, and, as it has returned in a slightly different format, it can be discussed accordingly. I will make two very short points. I...

Agriculture Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A (20 Oct 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my agricultural interests as set out in the register, together with my membership of the National Farmers’ Union. I want to speak against Amendment 11B on pesticides, in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Whitty. This is a very broad and vaguely drafted amendment. It would be extraordinarily damaging to agriculture in this country and would add nothing of value to the...

Housing: Rent, Evictions and Covid-19 - Question (13 Oct 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register. Many landlords have mortgages and ongoing repair costs. What measures are proposed to protect them from the hardship imposed on them by those tenants who are financially able but who have decided that they are not willing to pay their rents in the knowledge that they can shelter under the new government umbrella from any immediate...

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 69 (17 Sep 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register, together with my membership of the National Farmers Union and the CLA. I sympathise with, but do not support, the noble Earl, Lord Devon, in his amendments which would remove both Clause 34 and Schedule 3 from the Bill. Although, in an ideal world, the legislation on the reform of tenancies would be in a separate Bill, the clauses...

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 59 (17 Sep 2020)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have participated in this short debate and, of course, the Minister. I say to the noble Baroness, Lady Scott of Needham Market, that, in moving this amendment, I have the support of the CLA, the NFU and the TFA, so it is a matter of general concern to all farming organisations. We have heard several examples of problems that have required assistance,...

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 59 (17 Sep 2020)

Lord Carrington: I declare my interests as a farmer and landowner, as set out in the register. I welcome the provisions in the Bill that will allow the Government to provide financial assistance where there is a disturbance to markets for agricultural commodities causing producers to face reductions in income. However, I am concerned that the Bill unnecessarily constrains the Government from acting in all...


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