Results 161–180 of 1860 for speaker:Lord Selkirk of Douglas

Armed Forces Front-line Combat Roles: Women — Question ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Ministry of Defence is taking to evaluate whether women should be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles in the infantry, prior to making a decision in 2018 in accordance with the European Union rules on reviewing that policy.

Armed Forces Front-line Combat Roles: Women — Question ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, will the Minister accept that the whole House will wish to be associated with his message of condolence to the families of those who have very sadly lost their lives? I shall mention a past interest in this subject: 70 years ago my aunt was a pioneering woman who used to fly military aircraft to front-line aerodromes in the Second World War. If women have the inclination, aptitude,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Expenditure ( 6 May 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 2 April (WA 197–8), what are the areas covered by “identifiable public expenditure”; and, for each pound of identifiable public expenditure per capita in England, for each of the last ten years, how much was spent in (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, and (3) Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Expenditure ( 3 Apr 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure of the Department for Transport, in reserved areas, per capita in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Expenditure ( 2 Apr 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure of the Department for Work and Pensions, in reserved areas, per capita in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Expenditure ( 2 Apr 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 26 March (WA 118–19), what was the percentage of expenditure from the Exchequer spent in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; what are the populations of each of those nations according to the latest figures, in total and as percentages of the total...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Expenditure ( 1 Apr 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure of the Home Office, in reserved areas, per capita in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Expenditure (27 Mar 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure of the Department for Energy and Climate Change, in reserved areas, per capita in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

Middle East: Syrian Refugees — Question (26 Mar 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to co-ordinate with the Governments of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt the arrangements for the long-term resettlement in the region of refugees from Syria.

Middle East: Syrian Refugees — Question (26 Mar 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: I thank the Minister for her reply. Will she accept that there are now more than 1,311,000 children among the refugees in countries next to Syria and that their families are very anxious that their children should not become part of a lost generation? In view of this, will the Minister give support to policies such as the Jordanian Government’s national resilience plan, which involves...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Expenditure (26 Mar 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure from the Exchequer per capita in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Expenditure (26 Mar 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure of the Ministry of Defence on bases in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

Flooding: Military Deployment — Question (24 Mar 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Can the Minister confirm that the contribution made by reservists to flood relief was in this case substantial?

Scottish Independence: Faslane — Question ( 3 Mar 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, will the Minister accept that there is no evidence that the majority of the Scottish electorate want to see the disintegration of the British armed services and neither do they wish to see the actual costs that would certainly go with it?

Scotland: Independence Referendum — Motion to Take Note (30 Jan 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, like the noble Lord who has just spoken, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Lang, on his profound and perceptive opening speech. I have spoken in this Chamber about the difficulties that I believe any independent Scottish Government would face in trying to create a credible Scottish defence force by plucking out assorted assets and personnel from the closely integrated British...

Scotland: Independence Referendum — Motion to Take Note (30 Jan 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I look forward to the noble Lord making his own contribution later if there is time. Unfortunately there is not sufficient time to talk about all the implications for the UK of setting up a separate Scottish state. I will, however, deal with one: the possible creation of passport controls on some 21 roads that cross the border. The Scottish National Party insists that such a...

Syrian Refugees — Statement (20 Jan 2014)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords—

Scotland: Independence — Question for Short Debate ( 5 Dec 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I do not accept the premise that 24 March 2016 will be independence day. Indeed, I trust that before the vote next September the electorate will remember that the duty of any Government is the defence of the realm. I cannot see how Scotland and Britain’s security will be enhanced in any way by ripping our Armed Forces apart. The disaggregation required to set up a new Scottish...

Glasgow Helicopter Crash — Statement ( 2 Dec 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: Does the Minister accept that we all wish to be associated with his messages of condolence to the bereaved, and also to those who have been severely injured or injured at all? Can the Minister tell us whether helicopters of this nature possess black boxes, and whether that will be one of the issues to be looked at in the inquiry?

Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (21 Nov 2013)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alton, on a wide-ranging and comprehensive speech, as well as on raising this debate at a very relevant time. Abuse of human rights takes a great many different forms, but it is on the often savage hostility currently being shown towards religious minorities in many countries that I wish to concentrate. It was alarming to hear from the Minister...


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