Results 121–129 of 129 for speaker:Viscount Slim

("Details of campaigns officer (21 Nov 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, I hope that I may reinforce the earlier remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Shepherd. As the noble Lord may know, over many years I have been somewhat involved in trying to get the Japanese prisoners of war some recompense. This is not entirely in the context of the mini-debate we are having at the moment.

("Details of campaigns officer (21 Nov 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, I was about to do so but I had forgotten it. Will the noble Lord who represents the Government on the Front Bench please look into the matter that the noble Lord, Lord Shepherd, raised? I do not complain about the sum of £10,000 per person. The Prime Minister has been very generous and quite correct. Will the noble Lord please ensure that all that money does not go to the lawyers?

Statues in Central London (14 Nov 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that my father's statue is next door to that little statue and that he would be very proud to be alongside a pirate?

Burma ( 2 Oct 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Alton and for the kind words of my noble friend Lord Weatherill. I should like to address Her Majesty's Government on this particular sordid, cruel and terrible subject of Myanmar--Burma--today. I believe we can do more on the periphery of Burma, and in that I include India, but also around the Thai border. I do not feel that the Government are...

Australia: Centenary ( 5 Jul 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, I declare a longstanding interest in Australia. Even today I work for a British company which is very active in Australia. I had the honour of fighting alongside Australians in a couple of campaigns and I have the highest regard for them. I am a member of the Returned Services League of Australia. It is a great organisation which could give any British government advice on how to...

Dame Stella Rimington: Memoirs (25 May 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, is it not a fact that one of the weaknesses, whether we are talking about the security services or the special forces, is that the Official Secrets Act no longer stands up in court? Is it not vital that the Government bring forward new official secrets legislation or a new form of contract which lasts for the lifetime of a member of the security services or special forces? The...

Sierra Leone (15 May 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, I fully support the stance that both the noble Baroness and her right honourable friend the Secretary of State have taken over the rules of engagement; let the other side find out first. However, I take slight issue with the remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Burnham--I know he did not mean them--in relation to the Royal Marines on board HMS "Ocean". They will not be causing any...

Defence (12 May 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness for enabling us to take part in this debate today. It is worth coming in for on a Friday and quite a lot of Peers have. We are coming to the end of some interesting speeches and I shall not detain the House too long. But I should like to remark on one or two points that have arisen. First, the speech by the noble Lord, Lord Gilbert, in his independent...

Representation of the People Bill (29 Feb 2000)

Viscount Slim: My Lords, today we are all rising to speak at the same time. I have always taken instruction from the Companion--your Lordships may care to read it occasionally--which states that we should defer every so often to other noble Lords. I must declare that I am a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London. As noble Lords know (although there are many new faces in various parts of your Lordships' House),...


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