Results 121–140 of 1860 for speaker:Lord Selkirk of Douglas

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Boko Haram ( 3 Apr 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the abduction of 110 schoolgirls from a school in the town of Dapchi, Nigeria by Boko Haram last month and the recent return of around 100 of those schoolgirls; and whether they plan to provide any assistance to the government of Nigeria to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Worboys Case and the Parole Board - Statement (28 Mar 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does my noble and learned friend accept that his assertion that there will be a review of procedures with a view to keeping them properly up to date is extremely welcome? Does he agree that in very anxious cases of this nature, the protection of the public must be considered paramount?

Salisbury Incident - Statement (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Will the Leader of the House accept that her Statement tonight is extremely welcome and does she agree that the use of an undeclared weapons programme in our country, seriously threatening the lives of our country men and women, remains most unacceptable? Does she also agree that, if there is further retaliation of a criminal nature against our country men and women, it will be taken very...

Salisbury Incident Update - Statement (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Can my noble friend give an estimate of how many could have been adversely affected by this attack in Salisbury?

Borderlands - Question (25 Jan 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Is the Minister aware that there has been a great deal of dualling between Edinburgh and Berwick, but less dualling between Berwick and Newcastle? If this development can be encouraged, it will greatly help the local economies of Berwickshire and Northumberland.

Brexit: The Crown Dependencies (European Union Committee Report) - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Earl on the excellence of his speech and his understanding of this subject. The wonderful Bayeux tapestry, and its possible first ever exhibition in the UK, has been in the headlines recently. Even before this exquisite 11th-century work was being stitched into existence, control of what we now know as the Channel Islands had already passed to the English...

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

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I warmly welcome the acumen of the Lord Speaker, who has focused on the vexed question of reducing the size of the membership of the Chamber and set the wheels in motion to create the all-party committee whose most relevant report we are considering today. The Lord Speaker is surely right when he says that the proposals put forward by the noble Lord, Lord Burns, and his colleagues...

UK Defence Forces - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Soley, very strongly on the excellence of his speech and on the persuasiveness with which it was presented. I start from the premise that the Government should not take any steps which could lead to the United Kingdom losing its permanent place on the UN Security Council. More defence cuts could also mean that our position as a leading member of...

South East Coast Ambulance Service - Question ( 1 Nov 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, does the Minister accept that in the case of medical emergencies the wise use of defibrillators can, and sometimes does, make the difference between life and death?

Devolution (Constitution Committee Reports) - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 9 Oct 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, the speech just made is very interesting, because we are well aware that the devolution issues relating to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all quite different. The noble Lord, Lord Jay, led delegations from his Select Committee, on which I serve, and we went to each of the parliaments and saw very clearly not only that the issues are different but that we have a lot to...

Vulnerable Children - Question ( 6 Jul 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Will my noble friend the Minister accept that, whatever the circumstances, the interests of the child should be paramount?

Brexit: Gibraltar - Question for Short Debate (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Boswell, the chairman of the EU Select Committee, on the needs of Gibraltar, which must not be overlooked. It has long been popular to invoke the Rock of Gibraltar as a symbol of steadfastness and safety. Now, as a result of Brexit, the Government must strive vigorously to ensure that that massive limestone promontory, the...

FTSE Companies: Gender Balance - Question ( 8 Mar 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, does the Minister agree that this is a particularly appropriate time to have these Questions, because Marie Curie has just been honoured as a shining example of courage in driving back the frontiers of the unknown in supporting radiotherapy, although it cost her her life?

Crime: Firearms - Question ( 9 Feb 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Is the Minister aware that, in the past, amnesties have been used in different parts of the United Kingdom but under very strong conditions, as in the context of weapons which have been used to commit a crime? Can any possible amnesties be looked into with great care, as all the circumstances need to be taken fully into account?

Schools: Access to Defibrillators - Question (30 Jan 2017)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does my noble friend accept that the use of defibrillators has saved a great many lives—provided, of course, that they are used in appropriate circumstances?

Agricultural Sector (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Trees, who has enormous knowledge of this area, perhaps stemming from his experience as a professor of veterinary medicine. Perhaps I may say that it is also a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Scott of Needham Market, who has put so much of her valuable expertise into this report. I declare an interest as the...

Syria: Aleppo Ceasefire - Question (15 Sep 2016)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Can my noble friend say to what extent the Government of Turkey are facilitating urgent humanitarian aid?

Report of the Iraq Inquiry - Statement ( 6 Jul 2016)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: With regard to the principle asserted in the Statement that, “taking the country to war should always be a last resort and should only be done if all credible alternatives have been exhausted”, can the Minister confirm that that principle should be endorsed and followed?

EU: Energy Governance (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I am delighted to follow the noble Baroness and to say how much those of us on her sub-committee appreciated her splendid leadership and commitment to producing this and other extremely good reports. The contribution that she made as chair and the work of all the members and the clerk helped to produce a really good report, whose conclusions and recommendations will stand the test...

Immigration - Question ( 8 Jun 2016)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does my noble and learned friend accept that a very clear distinction should always be made between economic migrants, on the one hand, and refugees, on the other?


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