Results 21–40 of 788 for speaker:Lord Harries of Pentregarth

General Elections: Party-political Spending - Question (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: In recent elections there has been concern on the part of non-political campaigning organisations about the limits on their expenditure. Have the Government reviewed what non-political campaigning groups are able to spend at election time?

Climate Change: Aims for COP 28 - Question (28 Nov 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask His Majesty’s Government what they aim to achieve at COP 28 this week.

Climate Change: Aims for COP 28 - Question (28 Nov 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for his reply. As he will know, one particular focus at COP 28 is the agricultural sector, and in particular how it will be possible to reconcile feeding a growing world population and reducing the very extensive emissions from the agricultural sphere. Can he say a little bit more about what kind of agreement we are likely to see at the end of COP in relation to the...

Certificate of Sponsorship: Foreign Health and Care Workers - Question (13 Nov 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: Recently, it has been reported that a number of care workers have been exploited. The Minister has given assurances that this is totally unacceptable. How many prosecutions have taken place over the last year of people, bodies or care homes that have exploited the system?

Israel/Gaza - Motion to Take Note (24 Oct 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I listened with deep appreciation and gratitude to the most reverend Primate speaking out of his immediate experience in the area. When I first heard about the horrific massacre on 7 October, in which more than 1,400 women, men, children and babies were shot to pieces—the worst day in Israel’s history—a verse from the book of Jeremiah came to mind, one quoted in the New...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Pakistan: Christianity (19 Sep 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Pakistan in connection with recent attacks on Christians, including the burning of eight churches in the Jaranwala area of Faisalabad.

Hammersmith Bridge - Question (18 Sep 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to expedite the re-opening of Hammersmith Bridge for traffic.

Hammersmith Bridge - Question (18 Sep 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for his reply, but Hammersmith Bridge is a major arterial way into London and has now been closed for more than four years. Every day, 22,000 cars and buses that used to go over it are diverted to other bridges, with consequences including congestion and inconvenience. The Government sensibly set up a task force to grip this problem three years ago. Can the Minister say...

Climate Change: Migration - Question for Short Debate (14 Sep 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask His Majesty’s Government what consultations they are having with European and other partners on how best to manage the likely migration as a result of climate change.

Climate Change: Migration - Question for Short Debate (14 Sep 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, during the passage of the Illegal Migration Bill, the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury stressed in his contributions that we were dealing with an international problem that requires international solutions. If this is so with the present refugee crisis, which is caused mainly by war, oppressive regimes and dire poverty, how much more is this the case when, on top...

Offshore Wind - Private Notice Question (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: The next round comes in six months’ time. Are the Government confident that the price will be set at the right level to attract a good number of significant bids?

Life Skills and Citizenship - Question for Short Debate ( 7 Sep 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I was a member of the Select Committee that produced the report, The Ties That Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century. It exposed major failings in the teaching of citizenship in schools. The Government’s response did nothing to suggest that these failings were being addressed. The Liaison Committee’s follow-up report, which was debated in April this year,...

Advanced Artificial Intelligence - Motion to Take Note (24 Jul 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I congratulate the Prime Minister on the initiative he has taken in the field of AI, but I have very grave concerns about the framework that has been put in place for monitoring it. At the moment, it is far too vague, and, with its stress on innovation, there is a real danger of some of the ethical concerns simply being sidelined. One major danger of advanced AI is the way it could...

Artificial Intelligence - Question (26 Jun 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in co-operation with international partners to reach a global agreement on the regulation of advanced forms of artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence - Question (26 Jun 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for his Answer and commend the Prime Minister for his initiatives in this area. Clearly, advanced AI is epoch-making for the future of humanity and international co-operation is essential. Can the Minister say, first, whether there has been any response from China to the Prime Minister’s initiatives? Secondly, would he agree that one possible role model is the...

Nova Kakhovka Dam - Question (13 Jun 2023)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask His Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam and the international response.


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