Results 161–165 of 165 for speaker:Lord Borwick

Businesses: Business Rates — Question (13 Jan 2014)

Lord Borwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on high street businesses and employment of measures relating to business rates announced in the Autumn Statement.

Businesses: Business Rates — Question (13 Jan 2014)

Lord Borwick: I thank my noble friend for that Answer, but does she agree about the importance of the problem of empty shops on the high streets, made worse by empty rates introduced by Gordon Brown and the Labour Party some time ago? What action are the Government taking to address that matter?

Online Safety Bill [HL] — Second Reading ( 6 Dec 2013)

Lord Borwick: I agree with everything that my noble friend has said so far, but does he believe that Clause 3, which states: “Manufacturers of electronic devices must provide customers with a means of filtering content”, is possible in a world where fridges and motor cars are designed to download content? Would it be illegal to import such a device? Would we not sideline ourselves from the advances in...

Energy: Shale Gas — Question (19 Nov 2013)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that just 25 acres of shale gas well pads in Pennsylvania produce as much energy each year as the entire British wind industry, and that they produce energy rather more reliably, too?

Ageing: Public Services and Demographic Change Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2013)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies”, as the late, great Bette Davis once said. This excellent report underscores the importance of that statement, and in markedly better English too. I am grateful for the opportunity to deliver my maiden speech on a subject so vitally important. I took my oath on 29 July, after the whole House so generously elected me as a hereditary Peer to...

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