Results 1–20 of 187 for speaker:Lord Carrington

King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (18 Jul 2024)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, and the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock. I also welcome a great deal of what was in the gracious Speech. I will concentrate on a couple of things: the renters’ rights Bill and farming in the countryside. I therefore declare my interests in the private rented sector and farming as set out in the register....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Recruitment (24 May 2024)

Lord Carrington: To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to extending the area covered by the London Fringe Allowance to facilitate teacher recruitment in urban areas adjacent to London.

Renters (Reform) Bill - Second Reading (15 May 2024)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests in the rural private rental sector, as set out in the register. I thank the Minister for her time in briefing me, as well as all the organisations that have also sent me such excellent briefs. I thank all noble Lords who have iterated many of the points that I will make. I welcome this Bill, including the removal of the sometimes misused Section 21 for the...

Land Use Framework - Question (12 Mar 2024)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register. The primary concern in any such framework needs to be its flexibility to react to circumstances. This means that, at best, it can only be guidance, as the Minister has affirmed. More specifically, can he confirm that valuation issues will be carefully studied, as confiscation of value due to arbitrary designation will be a major...

Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill - Second Reading (21 Feb 2024)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I too welcome this Bill and its Second Reading. It has many admirable aims, which I fully support. I declare my interest as a farmer, including sheep farming, as set out in the register. I am also a member of the NFU, which has circulated a focused briefing on the issues, with which I largely concur. Like others, I am also delighted that this is the first Bill to be led by the...

Biosecurity and Infectious Diseases - Motion to Take Note (18 Jan 2024)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I welcome this important and topical debate, and I thank the noble Lord, Lord Trees, for initiating it. I also believe he may have had something to do with the headline in today’s Financial Times, “Dover Port warns of food safety risk”. The article says that health inspectors at Dover have warned that a proposed 70 per cent cut in government funding poses a risk to food safety...

Long-term Plan for Housing - Statement (11 Jan 2024)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, may I ask the Minister, following on from the question from the right reverend Prelate, about the certificates—the EPCs? We have had a problem and a review on EPC measurement. Could she let us know where we are on that review?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hydrofluorocarbons ( 8 Jan 2024)

Lord Carrington: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of products where there are no viable alternatives to using F gases.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hydrofluorocarbons: Manufacturing Industries ( 8 Jan 2024)

Lord Carrington: To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with manufacturers from the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries on the use of F gases.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hydrofluorocarbons: Manufacturing Industries ( 8 Jan 2024)

Lord Carrington: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the F gas consultation allows industry sufficient time to carry out safety checks on alternative gases.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hydrofluorocarbons: Regulation ( 8 Jan 2024)

Lord Carrington: To ask His Majesty's Government what is their proposed timescale for the consultation and review of F gas regulation.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hydrofluorocarbons: Regulation ( 4 Jan 2024)

Lord Carrington: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the EU’s F gas regulation review; and whether they intend to keep alignment with the EU.

King’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) ( 9 Nov 2023)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I welcome much that is in the gracious Speech but would like to concentrate on the housing measures, both new and carried forward from the previous Session. In this respect, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Truscott, for his remarks and would like to build on some of them. I therefore declare my own interests in the private rented sector, as set out in the register. As the Secretary of...

No-fault Evictions - Question (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Carrington: To assist and relieve the courts, what steps are the Government taking to look at other measures to resolve disputes, such as mediation?

Farming: Net Zero - Question (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Carrington: To ask His Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in assisting British farmers to meet net zero challenges.

Farming: Net Zero - Question (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare my farming interests as set out in the register.

Farming: Net Zero - Question (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his response and I appreciate the progress being made, but years on from the passing of the Agriculture Act and the Environment Act, farm owners and landowners are constrained by the absence of many of the basic details on the new schemes. Despite many questions and consultations, we still have no decisions on the tax implications for income tax, VAT and...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Report (7th Day) (Continued): Amendment 247 (13 Sep 2023)

Lord Carrington: My Lords, I declare my interests in farming as set out in the register. I will add one or two comments to those made by the noble Baronesses, Lady Jones of Whitchurch, Lady Parminter and Lady McIntosh, on the progress made on nutrient neutrality, its effect on the farming community and the wish not to throw the baby out with the bath water. It appears that the Government are concerned that...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Report (7th Day) (Continued): Amendment 246 (13 Sep 2023)

Lord Carrington: I am delighted to receive that response from the Minister. I thank everybody who has taken part in this debate for the general support that I appear to have received from everybody who has spoken. It all comes down to the guidance and the enforcement of that guidance, and it is particularly welcome to hear that the update is currently under way. I think we will all look forward to seeing how...


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