Results 1–20 of 26 for speaker:Lord Udny-Lister

Working Practices (International Agreements Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 May 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, it is a pleasure to be a member of International Agreements Committee, albeit a reasonably new one. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, for securing this afternoon’s debate and noble Lords who have contributed to the publication of the report on working practices. This is an important area of work, and I welcome the steps that Her Majesty’s Government are taking to ensure...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (18 May 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, I rise to support the Motion for an humble Address, and I welcome the Government’s commitment to a bold legislative programme which will set us back on a track that will allow us to move forward to unlocking the full potential of this country. Russia is now on the back foot in its completely unjustified and heinous attack on the sovereignty of Ukraine, and history will remember...

Restoration and Renewal: Location of House of Lords Chamber - Private Notice Question (16 May 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, the QEII Centre is probably one of the worst buildings in London, so I am totally in tune with the Secretary of State when he says that the Government do not want us there. But the reality is that this building’s problem is services, not access or modernisation; it is about dealing with the fire risk that exists in the basement of this building. If that is dealt with and it is...

Local Government (Disqualification) Bill - Third Reading: Motion (1 Apr 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, in moving that the Bill do now pass, I thank noble Peers across the House for their support for this small but, I believe, important piece of legislation. I am grateful to the Legislation Office and the Minister at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for all the help and support I have received on the Bill’s journey. I also thank Sir Paul Beresford in the...

Local Government (Disqualification) Bill - Order of Commitment (21 Mar 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee. Unless, therefore, any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Motion agreed.

Trade with the European Union - Question (21 Mar 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, will the Minister please reassure the House that he is going to take into account Brexit freedoms as part of his negotiations and ensure that we maximise the opportunities in this country?

Local Government (Disqualification) Bill - Second Reading (4 Mar 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, I say thank you very much to the noble Baronesses, Lady Goudie and Lady Hayman, the noble Lord, Lord Hayward, and the Minister for their support for this Bill. In particular, I thank the LGA, which has been very supportive on its journey. I fully understand the arguments about why this should be widened to other groups, but an argument has been clearly made by the Minister about why...

Local Government (Disqualification) Bill - Second Reading (4 Mar 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, I am reminded of the fact that the strength of your Lordships’ House is when we can come together to improve legislation and close legislative loopholes in an attempt to strengthen our democracy and protect the citizens of our country. In this Second Reading, together we have the opportunity to prevent sex offenders serving in local government. As someone who, like many noble...

Covid-19: Vaccination Programme - Question (22 Feb 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, will the Minister tell us what is happening for those countries which have difficulty in getting supplies in because of conflict or non-recognition? I use the example of Somaliland, where all the supplies go through Somalia and then arrive in Somaliland only when they are out of date. There are a number of countries like this, so what action is being taken to deal with these...

Ministers: Overseas Travel - Question (1 Feb 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that not only do these planes uphold the dignity of the state, but they are no more than workplaces for Ministers and their staff to discuss and manage things diplomatically and securely on long journeys?

Covid-19: Vaccinations for School Pupils - Question (17 Jan 2022)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, can my noble friend the Minister update the House on what actions the Government have taken to protect school pupils and teaching staff from the reckless behaviour and damaging misinformation being propagated by anti-vax protesters?

Afghanistan: Food Shortages - Private Notice Question (9 Nov 2021)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, it is quite clear that one of the reasons for starvation in the country is that so many women and girls are now no longer able to work and are being deprived of that. One of the conditions that must be imposed on the Afghan Government is that those women and girls can go back to proper employment and not be barred, as they are today.

Sheffield Forgemasters - Question (8 Sep 2021)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, like others today, I congratulate the Minister and the Government on taking control and purchasing Sheffield Forgemasters. It is a company with a long and very distinguished history—it goes back over 200 years—but, like the rest of the British steel industry, it is seriously undercapitalised. It needs financial investment. The £400 million is great news, but that can be only...

Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, the invasion of Afghanistan—a combination of regime change, although yesterday President Biden said that the USA was not in the business of nation building, and the need to stop al-Qaeda and to confront its leaders after 9/11—was quickly followed by the second Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq with no clear endgame other than regime change and a failure to think through what...

Trade Agreements - Question (15 Jul 2021)

Lord Udny-Lister: The Minister had to sit through some very difficult negotiations and, some would say, a lot of attempted bullying by the EU. Can he confirm that any trade agreements are for the benefit of the UK and will avoid alignment where it is not to our benefit, and that enormous benefits will flow in the course of time from the trade extensions and the deal with Japan, the deal with Australia and now...

Steel Sector - Question (12 Jul 2021)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, the steel industry is badly undercapitalised and needs investment, both in labour and capital, so that it can modernise. This has already been asked but, first, will my noble friend agree to look again at energy costs? Even with the government subsidy, they are still way above those of our European—and certainly Far Eastern—competitors. Secondly, will he look seriously at...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (6 Jul 2021)

Lord Udny-Lister: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister and the Government on taking this decisive decision to start getting the country back to normal, and in particular, to start getting the economy back to normal. Of course, this could not have been done without the success of the vaccine rollout. All that goes back to last March and April, when some very decisive decisions were made. The Prime Minister...

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