All 8 results for speaker:Lord de Clifford

Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 ( 8 May 2024)

Lord de Clifford: My Lords, I am grateful to your Lordships for your support and your constructive challenge to my amendment and to the Minister for his detailed explanation. Given my own desire as well for the speedy passage of the Bill into law for the benefit of animal welfare in general, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 1 withdrawn.

Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 ( 8 May 2024)

Lord de Clifford: From the start of the passage of this Bill through the House, I have been in full support of its stated aims and the improvements it will bring to animal welfare in the farming sector. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock, for her support for this amendment both in Committee and in the House today, and for her support and advice in helping me table my first amendment to any Bill...

EU Imports and Exports: Food and Agricultural Products - Question for Short Debate ( 2 May 2024)

Lord de Clifford: I thank the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering, for bringing this topic to the Chamber. I draw attention to my entry in the register, as I work for a veterinary practice. The veterinary industry and some in the farming industry welcome the introduction of these controls and the increase in the number of inspections on imports of plant and animal products. In January, in the debate on...

Animal Welfare (Primate Licences) (England) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (27 Feb 2024)

Lord de Clifford: I declare my interest as working in the veterinary field, and obviously I am keen on animal welfare. I too welcome the statutory instrument. It is a step forward for the improvement of primate welfare. If enforced, the new licence standards will discourage possible new owners from keeping these animals. A total ban on keeping primates as pets would be a far preferable outcome, but that is...

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

Lord de Clifford: I also welcome this Bill and am in awe of the passion shown by many Members of this House in getting the Bill to this stage. I note my interests in the register. The simplicity of the Bill is a strength and I hope that it will contribute to a quick passage through the House. However, by keeping it simple, there is the potential to miss certain areas of animal welfare. The range of farm...

Workers (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 8 Feb 2024)

Lord de Clifford: I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, and the committee on this excellent report in an area where I want to learn more and of which I want to widen my knowledge. The veterinary industry, in which I work, has faced a recruitment challenge for the past few years. Brexit and the pandemic had a significant effect on the availability of qualified veterinary surgeons. If you speak to many...

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

Lord de Clifford: I congratulate my noble friend Lord Trees on raising this topic in the House and on his detailed introduction. I welcome the Minister to the Chamber and wish him all the best in his maiden speech. I declare my interest in this matter, working for a large group of vets with an interest in both the farming and companion animal sectors. My colleagues who specialise in farm animals were delighted...

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill - Second Reading (19 Dec 2023)

Lord de Clifford: It is two months since I took my oath in this esteemed Chamber, and every day since I have been grateful to your Lordships for the unique opportunity that has been granted to me. Since that first day, I have been asked on many occasions by friends and colleagues, “How is it going?” My reply: “It is like being back at senior school”. I feel very junior, but that is a nice thing, and I...


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