Results 81–100 of 165 for speaker:Lord Borwick

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, we have here a portmanteau group of about three different subjects which have in common that they are all proposed by me, but that is about it. I will start with Amendments 4, 5, 6 and 7. These address the alternative to using the SAE definitions that the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, and I think are probably the right solution to the problem. The first amendment deals with the...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, while I respect the opinions of the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, the way that the automotive industry works is through a large number of companies of various sizes, some of which believe they have the only solution that makes a positive change to the industry. They may approach a big car company and try to persuade it that their creation of a level 4 vehicle software is better...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: The point is well made. It is an immensely complicated industry and, effectively, prohibiting adaptions would send it backwards. On the issue of maintenance of these vehicles, there is a host of health and safety regulations which should cover many of the points raised. It is indeed extraordinarily dangerous to start dealing with high-voltage DC cables on the inside if you are not trained to...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I should first make an unusual declaration of interest: namely, an investment that does not exist at this moment but which will almost certainly be made in the next few days. I will have an equity interest in the Penso group of companies and become its chairman. Penso is a manufacturer of very high-tech carbon fibre parts for the automotive, aerospace and rail industries, and...

British and Irish Sign Language - Question ( 3 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I declare my interest in the register as a trustee for about 20 years of the Ewing Foundation for deaf children, a registered charity. Does my noble friend the Minister agree that communication of every form is vital to deaf people of every age but that the majority of people who have hearing loss are elderly and do not use sign language? Does she agree the great work of the NHS in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction ( 2 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time planning officers they estimate will be required to deliver their target of building an average 300,000 new homes in England per year; and how many are actually employed at present.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Second Reading (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I must first declare my interests in the register as the chairman of the advisory board for the GATEway Project, the Greenwich automated vehicle test project which is running automated pods around the Greenwich peninsula. It is particularly concentrating on the human reactions to automated vehicles. Historically, I was the executive chairman and founder of an engineeringly...

Housebuilders - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I declare my interests as noted in the register—I am a property developer of housing sites. I am a great fan of the noble Lord, Lord Best, and his pioneering work on accessibility of housing. I am a shareholder and director in mainly residential developments in Bicester, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Scotland. Our development in Bicester is of 2,400 houses in total, which includes 30%...

Brexit Negotiations - Statement (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, will my noble friend comment on media reports that the financial settlement outlined in last week’s report is substantially lower than many earlier estimates of what the EU was demanding from us?

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) (Disabled Access) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (24 Nov 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, this modest Bill should be supported throughout the House. Indeed, my only criticism is that it is too modest. My only declarable interests are as a property developer and housebuilder. I am pleased to say that all houses should now be built without a front step to make them wheelchair-accessible. Historically, I have had a great deal of interest in wheelchair accessibility. First,...

Grenfell Tower: Tenants - Question ( 5 Jul 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, declaring my interests, I know that the Government have announced an indemnity for those tenants illegally subletting their social housing in this tragic block. How many such indemnities will be issued, and is subletting a general problem in council-run social housing?

Air Quality: London - Motion to Take Note ( 3 Jul 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contributions and most of them for their very kind words about my calling this debate. I thank them all for spending so long on this immensely important subject. Knowing that it has kept us up later than our other causes would have done reminds me that we are actually all working on behalf of lung patients who spend many an evening up, unable to...

Air Quality: London - Motion to Take Note ( 3 Jul 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I recently watched a wonderful old film, “Genevieve”, which was made in 1954 and starred a very young Kenneth More. In one scene two characters are driving through the countryside on the London to Brighton road. Their car breaks down so they stop on the side of the road next to an open field. They ask each other whether any other car could be expected to come past them on the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, when my noble friend Lord Colgrain asked me to follow his maiden speech, I had completely forgotten that he had not made one yet: quite a lot has been happening in Kensington recently. Alastair Colgrain will make a fine Member of this House, as his maiden speech has proved, because he has that wide mixture of experience and skills that will enable him to thrive—not only experience...

Criminal Finances Bill - Committee (2nd Day) ( 3 Apr 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I became alarmed when I saw Amendment 167, and I then received a joint briefing on this specific amendment from groups such as Christian Aid, Oxfam and Save the Children—all great charities doing tremendously important work around the world. What is clear is that this group of NGOs believes that countries like Bermuda cannot be trusted to run their own affairs and need orders from...

Diesel Vehicles - Question ( 3 Apr 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the modern diesel engines being produced at Dagenham among other places are so much better than the old ones that the very best thing the owner of an old diesel car can do to avoid poisoning our children is to buy a new car?

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, for his comments on the amendment I moved in Committee. The trouble with his amendment is in the meaning of “proportionate”. There will be quite a lot of consultation between all the parties about what will be required before the regulations are finally drafted, and adding “proportionate” would effectively add an extra layer of...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I apologise to the House: I should have declared my interest as a long-standing trustee of the Ewing Foundation for deaf children, which is relevant to my speech earlier.

Circuses: Wild Animals - Question ( 1 Mar 2017)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that such legislation might obstruct the ability of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to pull a rabbit out of a hat next week?


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