Results 181–200 of 1860 for speaker:Lord Selkirk of Douglas

Syria: Refugees — Question ( 6 Nov 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will pursue a dialogue with the governments of Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq in order to ascertain the top priorities for those countries with regard to the present and future needs of refugees remaining in those countries who have fled the war in Syria.

Syria: Refugees — Question ( 6 Nov 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: The Minister’s statement is extremely welcome. Does he accept that using aid in a country such as Jordan—for example, to improve water supplies and sanitation and to supplement the very hard-pressed health provision, education and other basic services—undoubtedly helps to reduce both tension and the increasing scope for friction between the refugees and the often vulnerable local...

Afghanistan — Question (17 Jul 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, will the Minister say whether military equipment, including vehicles and containers that are needed in Europe, are being satisfactorily withdrawn and that the plans are proceeding as intended?

Syria — Question (10 Jul 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Will the Minister make sure that the future housing needs of the refugees who are now in temporary provision are looked at and discussed with the relevant Governments, bearing in mind that many of those concerned cannot return to their original houses, which have been reduced to rubble?

Armed Forces: Redundancies — Question (20 Jun 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Will my noble friend say a word about the injured and the wounded, bearing in mind the very worthy tradition that wherever possible they were absorbed back into the armed services as soon as they were in a position to give of their best?

Woolwich and the EU Council — Statement ( 3 Jun 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Will my noble friend confirm that, with regard to the future, there is a clear distinction to be drawn between freedom of speech and incitement to commit crimes of violence that results in such crimes, and that the latter can most certainly be proceeded against?

Death of a Member: Baroness Thatcher — Tributes (10 Apr 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I express sympathy to Mark and Carol Thatcher, and I endorse the view of several noble Lords that Margaret Thatcher was prepared to go the extra mile on small, non-political, non-party matters last thing at night when she returned to her office in Downing Street. I remember being told that by the late Ian Gow, who took me into her office and showed me the kinds of letters that were...

Syria: Refugees — Question (26 Mar 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the European Union and the Government of the United States about the long-term humanitarian implications of the increasing number of refugees escaping from Syria into neighbouring countries.

Syria: Refugees — Question (26 Mar 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does my noble friend accept that while Britain, the United States and Germany have given generously to aid agencies to help alleviate the plight of more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have fled to neighbouring nations, according to the United Nations a very large part of the more than $1 billion pledged by 32 countries has not yet been delivered? Does she agree that it is time for those...

Crime: Detection Rates — Question (14 Mar 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Can the Minister confirm that CCTV has been extremely effective in reducing the opportunities for crime?

Armed Forces: Army Basing Plan — Statement ( 5 Mar 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Can my noble friend give an estimate of how long the transitional arrangements will take in respect of RAF Leuchars? Also, can he give an assurance that the runway will be kept operational in the mean time?

Dr David Livingstone — Question (27 Feb 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Will the Minister accept that the National Trust has done an extremely good job in conserving David Livingstone's house in Blantyre, where he was brought up with his family in one room in extreme poverty? One of the moving aspects of his life was that, when he set off, he had only his medical equipment, his Bible and the clothes in which he stood up.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria (26 Feb 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 11 February (WA 129–30) regarding contributions to humanitarian aid for refugees in and around Syria, what funding has been pledged by the European Union and the United States in response to the growth in refugee numbers.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria (25 Feb 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent figure for the number of refugees from Syria currently based in (1) Jordan, (2) Lebanon, (3) Turkey, (4) Iraq, and (5) North Africa; and what is their estimate of the number of displaced persons within Syria.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria (11 Feb 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their representatives at the United Nations and European Union have had discussions with other members of those bodies concerning the case for contributing further to support for refugees from Syria; and, if so, with what outcomes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria (11 Feb 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Northover on 18 December 2012 (Official Report, col. 1463-4) that "the problem is ... making sure that other countries step up to the mark and contribute" to the provision of humanitarian aid in Syria, what assessment they have made of the contribution of other countries to humanitarian aid in Syria.

Syria: Humanitarian Aid — Question (18 Dec 2012)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to reorder priorities in the humanitarian aid programmes of the United Kingdom and the European Union, in view of the number of refugees in Turkey, Jordan and other countries bordering Syria, and displaced persons within Syria.

Syria: Humanitarian Aid — Question (18 Dec 2012)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: I thank the Minister for her reply. Will she promise to keep in mind the more than 525,000 refugees, whose number increases daily by 3,000, more than three-quarters of whom are children and women, and who are suffering from freezing winter weather, inadequate clothing, some of them on near-starvation rations, and most of them facing the constant threat of sickness and disease? Can she...


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