Results 21–40 of 116 for speaker:Lord Rana

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Counter-terrorism (14 Dec 2015)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the new Commonwealth counter-extremism unit will take to tackle extremism.

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) ( 3 Jun 2015)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I do appreciate the gracious Speech. The subject of education is a most important one that concerns us all. Education, which is the ability to read and write, was necessitated for the general masses by the Industrial Revolution almost three centuries ago. Since then, great strides have been made in bringing education at the higher levels in engineering, medicine and the humanities...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (Continued) (11 Jun 2014)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I welcome the gracious Speech. In the past few weeks there has been all manner and shape of talk about the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union and the resulting benefits or disadvantages. However, there is hardly any talk about another equally important organisation—the Commonwealth. Her Majesty the Queen has provided outstanding leadership to the Commonwealth over...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Halal or Kosher Meat ( 8 Apr 2014)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reassure consumers, who for religious or other reasons do not wish to consume halal or kosher meats, about the provenance of the meat they buy, in the absence of any informative labelling as to the method of slaughter used.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Meat (27 Mar 2014)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish guidance in the short term to advise consumers about the provenance of meat sold for human consumption and the method of slaughter used.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (18 Dec 2013)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they currently fund any schemes to promote the safety of textile workers in developing countries through better pay and working conditions; and, if not, whether they have considered establishing such a scheme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Northern Ireland Assembly (11 Nov 2013)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to consider devolving additional financial powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly, especially in relation to the rate of Corporation Tax.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Private Healthcare (11 Mar 2013)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have made of deeming private health insurance contributions a tax-deductible expense, to encourage those with the means to do so to utilise private healthcare and so ease pressure on the National Health Service.

Written Answers — House of Lords: First World War: Commemoration (28 Feb 2013)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 12 February (Official Report, col. 559), what plans they have to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, and in particular the contribution of soldiers from the Indian sub-continent; whether there are any plans for special recognition of the Indian regiments that served in that war; and whether...

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

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact across the whole United Kingdom of the non-application of the Defamation Bill to Northern Ireland; what steps they will take to ensure that the Bill, when enacted, is applied consistently to publications which circulate throughout the United Kingdom; and whether they have held discussions with the Northern Ireland...

Visas: Student Visa Policy — Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2013)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor, for initiating this very important debate. I wish to declare my interests as being associated with Northern Ireland universities, helping them to forge links with India. I also declare my charitable trust, which funds an educational complex in a rural area of Punjab in India. In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, because of the negative image of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Wave and Tidal Power (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the support provided for the development and operation of wind farms, whether they have any plans to provide similar support for tidal and wave technology.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Wave and Tidal Power ( 6 Aug 2012)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the support provided for the development and operation of wind farms, whether they have any plans to provide similar support for tidal and wave technology. [HL2029]

Voluntary Sector and Social Enterprise — Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2012)

Lord Rana: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Scott, for initiating this debate on a topic that really goes to the heart of citizenship and all that it means to be a participant in the communities in which we live, as opposed to being a bystander on the fringes. The voluntary sector makes a proportionately greater contribution in Northern Ireland than in other parts of the UK. It has assumed...

Faith Communities — Question for Short Debate (29 May 2012)

Lord Rana: I thank the noble Lord, Lord Sacks, for this debate. In many instances where there has been conflict the root of the problem can be religion intertwined with politics. This was true of Northern Ireland, where I lived through the Troubles and saw at first hand how this can and does affect the lives of people caught up in the divide. However, I have also seen changes and how people from...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (17 May 2012)

Lord Rana: I am pleased to be here today in your Lordships' House, adding my support to international development, an area that has great resonance for me. I am delighted that the Government have committed 0.7% of gross national income for international development from next year. Not only does international development encompass my own ideology in helping to promote and achieve the impossible in...

Republic of Ireland and the Commonwealth — Question (30 Jun 2011)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recent visit by Her Majesty the Queen to the Republic of Ireland, what plans they have to encourage the Republic to rejoin the Commonwealth.

Republic of Ireland and the Commonwealth — Question (30 Jun 2011)

Lord Rana: I thank the Minister for that Answer. May I take this opportunity of congratulating Her Majesty and the President of Ireland on a very successful royal visit to the Republic of Ireland? In the light of this outstanding success, do the Government agree that it is important to build on the results of the visit in a constructive way so as further to improve relations within these islands and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Republic of Ireland: State Visit (15 Mar 2011)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of the Republic of Ireland about a possible visit by HM the Queen to the Republic of Ireland later this year.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan (14 Dec 2010)

Lord Rana: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the announcement that NATO forces have set a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan, what representations they have made to neighbouring countries to ensure a smooth withdrawal of those troops.


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