Results 121–140 of 2391 for speaker:Lord Maginnis of Drumglass

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Absent Voting: Northern Ireland (16 Mar 2018)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017 (HL3), 15 September 2017 (HL1448), and 13 October 2017 (HL1671), whether the Chief Electoral Officer (Northern Ireland) has completed her enquiry into the increase in proxy voting by over 500 per cent between 2010 and 2017; whether she initiated any further investigation; if so,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Absent Voting (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of postal votes issued in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, for each general election from 2010 to 2017; and what were the comparative (a) percentages of the total poll in each of the four UK electoral areas, and (b) percentage increases in each region, at each general election.

Northern Ireland Finances - Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for repeating the Statement, and particularly grateful for the hands-on methodology that he has adopted since he became Northern Ireland spokesman in this House. It is refreshing. I have two issues. Is the Secretary of State aware of the barely disguised efforts of Taoiseach Varadkar and foreign spokesman Coveney to interfere directly in the internal...

Child Sexual Exploitation: Grooming Gangs - Question (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, I believe many people will be grateful to the Minister for clarifying that point, but is there not a contradiction in our own society, where we fail? I ask about a questionnaire sent out by Brighton and Hove City Council, asking children as young as six or seven, or their parents, for their gender perception. If we are allowing this type of information to be collected, for what...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Absent Voting: Northern Ireland (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 13 October (HL1671), 15 September (HL1448) and 3 July (HL3), whether they are now able to provide an update, including a summary of activity, on the review of absent voting procedures undertaken by the Chief Electoral Officer of Northern Ireland; and if, and when, any matters resulting from the...

House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, like the almost 100 noble Lords who have sought to intervene in this debate, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Burns, for his efforts to apply some degree of logic to the problem of this House being allegedly 35%—some might even say 60%—too large. Be that as it may, my conviction is that there are greater parliamentary problems which, if our little local difficulties are not...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (14 Nov 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, I welcome the Minister to the Front Bench and caution him that he needs to decipher carefully the information that he gets from Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Office, as his predecessor discovered. It is well known that I asked his predecessor how often the present Secretary of State had consulted the noble Lords, Lord Alderdice, Lord Empey, Lord Trimble and Lord...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Cyprus: Recognition of States (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Matthew Kidd, the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus, was acting on ministerial instructions when he publicly stated that recognition of the TRNC would be “dangerous”; whether they have repudiated recognition of the identity of Turkish Cypriots; and whether they intend to take any action, including disciplinary action.

Housing: Letting Agents - Question (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, the concentration on bad landlords seems to be a precursor to a judgment of all landlords. How will the Minister ensure that good landlords, who serve a vital role in our society, are not so labelled?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: Smuggling (16 Oct 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Tobacco Manufacturing Association's recent survey finding that over 70 per cent of tobacco used in the UK is obtained from illicit sources abroad; and what is their assessment of the impact of that finding on health and tax revenues.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: Smuggling (16 Oct 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of illegal tobacco trading, and illegal tobacco purchase and use, have been brought before the courts in each of the past three years; what was the maximum, and the mean, penalty imposed; and what was the total gross cost of those prosecutions.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Absent Voting: Northern Ireland (13 Oct 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 15 September (HL1448), whether there is a specific timescale for the outcome of the Chief Electoral Officer's review regarding absent voting in Northern Ireland;  whether the details of the outcome of that review will be conveyed to Members of the House; and if so, how.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Tobacco: Counterfeit Manufacturing (12 Oct 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any assessment made of the health hazards from illicit tobacco products compared with those that are legally produced; and if so, what future impact such hazards are likely to have on the health of smokers under 25 years old.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Tobacco (12 Oct 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of any positive impact in the overall health of under 35 year old smokers arising from tax and packaging measures that they have imposed.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Political Prisoners (25 Sep 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Amnesty International on 22 August concerning conditions imposed on political prisoners in Gohardasht and other Iranian prisons, particularly the finding that around 20 such political prisoners are on hunger-strike; and what representations they have made, or diplomatic pressure they have imposed, on the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Political Prisoners (21 Sep 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 January (HL Deb, col 513) committing to action on the reported massacre of political prisoners by the government of Iran in 1988 if there were corroborated evidence, what assessment they have made of the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Belfast Agreement (18 Sep 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the current Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has met with and consulted each of the Belfast Agreement participants, (1) Lord Alderdice, (2) Lord Empey, (3) Lord Kilclooney, (4) Lord Maginnis of Drumglass, and (5) Lord Trimble, (a) as a group, or (b) individually; and what are the details of those meetings.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Absent Voting: Northern Ireland (15 Sep 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July (HL3), what discussions, if any, they have had with (1) the Police Service for Northern Ireland, and (2) the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, regarding evidence of abuse of the proxy voting system in Northern Ireland during the last General Election; and what are the details...

Brexit: Northern Cyprus - Question (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, I suppose that I should by now be used to platitudes and avoidance in answers and debates on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. However, I remind noble Lords of how we surrendered Cyprus to our enemy, EOKA-B, when it betrayed the 1960 Cyprus agreement. When and how will we now meet our historic and moral obligations to the Turkish Cypriot community, who have been horribly betrayed?

Armed Forces: Serious Crime - Question ( 5 Sep 2017)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: My Lords, will the Minister and the department be careful not to confuse this issue with killings in war? We remember the case of Sergeant Blackman, who shot a Taliban fighter and was imprisoned. One who has fought terrorists and knows the deviousness of such people and the fact that they will glory in their own deaths cannot afford to take chances. One hopes that those cases will be viewed...


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