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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies (10 Jun 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Treasury provide the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office with financial support for the (1) maintenance, and (2) development, of the overseas diplomatic estate; and if not, what assessment they have made of the compatibility of this approach with their (a) Global Britain, and (b) tilt to Asia–Pacific, policies.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tokyo: Embassies (10 Jun 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the decision to sell part of the British Embassy estate in Tokyo.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tokyo: Embassies (10 Jun 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sale of part of the British Embassy in Tokyo during the 150th anniversary year of the visit to the UK of the Iwakura Mission.

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

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, I apologise to the noble Lord, Lord Sharkey, for rudely jumping the gun and attempting to speak in front of him. The gracious Speech confirmed that the Government will continue to support Ukraine and play a leading role in defending democracy and freedom across the world. The noble Baroness, Lady Smith of Newnham, may not have noticed, but without Brexit we would not have been able...

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

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords—[Interruption.] Oh, I am sorry. It is not my turn.

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill - Report: Amendment 11 (24 Mar 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, I wish to speak in support of Amendment 12, ably proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Ravensdale, and my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe. I tried to put my name to it on Tuesday but, because the Marshalled List was printed on Tuesday, it does not appear. I do not think I need to repeat the arguments that have already been explained, but I want to ask the Minister how quickly the...

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill - Report: Amendment 2 (24 Mar 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord McNicol, tabled an amendment similar to Amendment 2 in Committee. The Minister could not accept it because it appeared to rule out EDF as an investor in Hinkley Point C or Sizewell. It also attempted to restrict sourcing of nuclear fuel to domestic producers, which the noble Lord has dropped from his revised amendment. My noble friend explained that the...

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (24 Mar 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, as acknowledged by the noble Lord, Lord Oates, Amendment 1 was debated in Committee. And, as acknowledged by the noble Viscount, Lord Hanworth, just now, I also thought that my noble friend Lord Howell explained very well, both in Committee and today, that value for money is totally subjective. The judgments that have to be made will, of course, take account of the financial plans...

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill - Second Reading (21 Feb 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, I declare my interests as a consultant to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and as a member of the advisory board of Penultimate Power UK Limited. I welcome this Bill, which adds to the range of financing structures available for nuclear power station projects. Construction of gigawatt-sized nuclear reactors involves enormous investments in excess of £20 billion, with...

Bird Control Licences - Question ( 3 Feb 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, predator control is necessary for many reasons, including maintaining populations of rare ground-nesting birds. Does the Minister agree that, besides this, the revocation of the general licence would have a serious negative effect on the rural economy and the levelling-up agenda, placing at risk much of the £2 billion and 74,000 jobs that game shooting contributes to the countryside?

Subsidy Control Bill - Second Reading (19 Jan 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, I apologise to the noble Baroness for my over-eagerness to speak in this debate, and thank my noble friend the Minister for introducing this Bill. I declare my interests as stated in the register. This Bill fulfils an obligation placed on the Government by the TCA, and is intended to clarify what our independent state aid rules will be going forward. The UK is currently bound by its...

Subsidy Control Bill - Second Reading (19 Jan 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow my noble friend—

Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading ( 5 Jan 2022)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Woolley, who made a most moving speech. I am grateful to my noble friend the Minister for introducing this debate. It is very welcome that the Government have resolved to take firm and decisive action to try to break the business model of people smugglers and protect the lives of those they endanger. We can be proud that we have...

Energy: Civil Nuclear Power - Motion to Take Note ( 9 Dec 2021)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Howell of Guildford for introducing this timely debate. I declare my interest as a consultant to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and a member of the advisory board of Penultimate Power UK Ltd. Those of us who regret our surrender of the leading position we once held in nuclear energy technologies and had eagerly awaited the...

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Report (Continued): Amendment 2 ( 6 Dec 2021)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, I intervene briefly to support Amendment 2 in the names of my noble friends Lord Mancroft and Lord Marland. I also wish my noble friend a speedy recovery from Covid. As my noble friend Lord Marland, who spoke so convincingly to the amendment, said, the animal sentience committee will be both judge and jury. My worry is that it will also be legislator, since it seems to me almost...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 3 Dec 2021)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, the last time we debated a similar Bill introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, was on 13 March 2020, immediately before we entered the first lockdown. It seems that, notwithstanding the mutations of Covid during the intervening period, the noble Lord’s persistence with his obsession to break the terms of the 1999 agreement has not mutated at all. He is to be congratulated on...

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Effect of Renegotiation on Other Trade Negotiations - Question (21 Oct 2021)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that it is internationally recognised that the UK is rightly standing by its obligations to protect the Belfast/Good Friday agreement and that the EU has also recognised this, as evidenced by its agreement to negotiate changes to the protocol? Does he not also agree that the UK can now act as a leading advocate at the WTO of free and fair principles-based...

Royal Navy: Ships and Frigates - Question (14 Oct 2021)

Viscount Trenchard: My Lords, it is very good to see that the Government are investing in national shipbuilding infrastructure, but we know that it will still be important to ensure best value for money through the highest levels of productivity. Does my noble friend see value in aligning these programmes with those of allies and partners who have similar shipbuilding ambitions? In addition to Canada and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power (27 Sep 2021)

Viscount Trenchard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an updated National Policy Statement for nuclear power to reflect the range of applications envisaged for nuclear technology set out in the Energy White Paper published on 14 December 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power (27 Sep 2021)

Viscount Trenchard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a planning framework to facilitate the adoption of new potential sites for nuclear reactors, including (1) small modular reactors, and (2) advanced modular reactors.


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