Results 21–40 of 78 for speaker:Lord Kimball

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill ( 7 Nov 2005)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, as deputy president of the Countryside Alliance, I consider that this Bill is a distraction from the real issues facing the countryside today. I am certain that the Minister recognises it—he knows much too much about the rural community—but he has been landed with this Bill, which is nothing more than a new layer of bureaucracy. Does the Bill deal with the devastation of the...

Avian Flu (26 Oct 2005)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, is the Minister aware that the greatest danger to wild birds in this country will probably be in the spring, when they are returning from Africa? Will the Minister ensure that he does not relax quarantine regulations by the time we reach the spring?

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 May 2005)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, I know that the Minister has a fondness for agriculture as I well remember when he trudged round the fields of Lincolnshire, trying hard to unseat me. We are very pleased to see him in his new role. The gracious Speech made one reference to the countryside. It stated that legislation would be brought forward, "to ensure the better management and protection of the natural environment...

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (22 Mar 2005)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Liverpool gave the Bill a terrific welcome, particularly in the very difficult area in which he has to carry on his work. But I believe that no government ever commit suicide. If the polls were suddenly to swing against the present Government, I think that we could face the Bill being brought back to Parliament immediately after the Easter...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Olympic Games: Pistol Shooting (31 Jan 2005)

Lord Kimball: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 16 September 2004 (WA 205–206), whether there is to be a test pistol shooting event in the year before the Olympic Games in 2012; when it will be held and over what period; and whether the event will cover the whole range of Olympic weapons.

Hunting Bill (26 Oct 2004)

Lord Kimball: For 16 years I was chairman of the British Field Sports Society, which preceded the Countryside Alliance, and for many years I used to have to go down to Wales. It was an eye opener to me, having been brought up in Leicestershire, to see what hunting was like in Wales. We went right down into the valleys on the edge of the Banwen miners' country. On another occasion, I was asked to go to...

Civil Contingencies Bill ( 5 Jul 2004)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, the Bill gives Ministers more power to do whatever they want to do by declaring a state of emergency. They can suspend the normal workings of Government and act without parliamentary approval. I hope that during passage of the Bill through this House a limit will be placed on the use and extent of these powers and the length of time for which they can be used. As my noble friend...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Plants: Non-indigenous Pathogens (12 Feb 2004)

Lord Kimball: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Plant Health Inspectorate is the front line in protecting the United Kingdom from non-indigenous pathogens; and whether sufficient funding is available to ensure that all suspicious plants are destroyed and paid for.

Postal Services (28 Jan 2004)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, I am most grateful to my noble friend for giving us an opportunity to have an update on this problem. Over many years we have discussed the basic needs of a rural community. A parson is nowadays run off his feet, with too many churches and not enough money. Physicians are all now withdrawn into group practices. Then there are primary school teachers. Rather like my noble friend Lady...

Sudden Oak Death Virus ( 6 Jan 2004)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, will the Minister confirm that his plant health inspectors will ensure that proper quarantine arrangements are in place for the importation of rhododendrons, viburnums and camellias? We keep hearing about imports from Holland that grow so quickly; could it not be that they have overgrown their strength and lost the ability to resist disease?

Fishery Limits (United Kingdom) Bill [HL] (17 Dec 2003)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, I am most grateful to the noble Lady, Lady Saltoun, for introducing the Bill, which failed in another place although it was promoted by the honourable Member for Great Grimsby. There is no time to lose in re-establishing our 200-mile limit round the coast of this country, excluding all fishing boats except those with an exchange of access agreement—those represented by the Faroes,...

Hunting Bill (28 Oct 2003)

Lord Kimball: Like my noble and learned friend Lord Mayhew of Twysden, I support the amendment tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours. The Committee must realise that, in all the areas, we must look after the national sheep flock. It is a rather special sheep flock. Does the Committee realise what hefting is all about? Hefting is important in moorland areas. For many years, I had a sheep farm in...

Hunting Bill (16 Sep 2003)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, I speak as vice-president of the Countryside Alliance and chairman of the Cottesmore Hounds. Since my misspent youth at Cambridge, where I was Master for three years of the drag hounds, I have hunted both the Fitzwilliam and the Cottesmore hounds. When, getting into the House of Commons, I could not give the hounds my undivided attention, I found myself field master to no less than...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Red Deer: Baronsdown Sanctuary, Exmoor ( 3 Jun 2003)

Lord Kimball: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the investigations by the State Veterinary Service into the health of the red deer on Baronsdown on Exmoor.

Fur Farmers: Compensation (15 May 2003)

Lord Kimball: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made over the compensation payment to fur farmers.

Fur Farmers: Compensation (15 May 2003)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, I can hardly thank the Minister for such a reply. Has he no sense of shame? It is grossly unfair that for the past four years fair compensation has been denied to the fur farmers. The High Court found defects in the compensation scheme. The Government come out of this as really bad losers. Surely the proper thing to do is to rectify the defects and draw a line under that unhappy...

Atlantic Salmon ( 9 Apr 2003)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, it is most appropriate that my noble friend Lord Forsyth should have introduced this debate in the 100th year of the Salmon and Trout Association, of which I and many others are members. In its annual report, I particularly liked the contribution by the noble Lord, Lord Mason, in which he stated that it was, "educating thousands of youngsters in the art and sport of flyfishing". I...

Fallen Stock ( 8 Apr 2003)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, I declare an interest as chairman of the Cottesmore Hunt, which is listed as a collection point for fallen stock. Does the Minister realise that, as from 1st May, no renderer will come to pick up stock? I have rung the whole lot in the East Midlands area but none will come. It would cost us more than £40 to take a dead sheep from the collection point to the renderers. That is more...

Hunting with Dogs ( 3 Dec 2002)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, as deputy president of the Countryside Alliance, I ask the Minister: is it not sensible to assume that the Bill that will come to this House from the Commons will probably be very different from the Bill that is envisaged in the Statement? Might it not be sensible to set up a Select Committee of this House to review the evidence that was given at the Portcullis House inquiry?

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (18 Nov 2002)

Lord Kimball: My Lords, I cannot follow the noble Lord, Lord Beaumont, regarding what is not in the Queen's Speech, because, like many others, I am very much concerned about what is in it. I must begin by declaring an interest. I am deputy chairman of the Countryside Alliance, and chairman of the Cottesmore Hounds in Rutland. I was once lucky enough to be chosen to move the Loyal Address in your Lordships'...


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