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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: My Lords, in moving this amendment, the noble Lord, Lord Fox, said that it may not be at the front of everyone’s minds. But as often happens in these circumstances, this particular issue is almost the nexus of all the key issues affecting withdrawal from the EU, whether it be our mutual recognition of certain types of goods for the purposes of customs duty, the precise arrangements and...

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Science and Technology Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Baroness Sugg: We do not yet have a time. Obviously, we need to look at that vigorous testing to ensure drivers are properly capable. We need to look at the wider safety impacts on jaywalkers, on the use of drones and on cyclists. The issue of standards has been raised by many noble Lords. As is the case for other vehicle safety technologies, we expect standards to be set internationally at the United...

Sky and 21st Century Fox: Proposed Merger - Statement (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: My Lords, I am obliged to the noble and learned Lord for repeating the Secretary of State’s Statement in another place. I am also very grateful to the Secretary of State for coming at what I think must be the earliest possible moment, because she said that she received notification of this only on Friday 3 March. It is very good that she was able to come so quickly. I also put on...

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Mendelsohn: My Lords, I express our support for the amendment so ably produced by the noble Lord, Lord Fox. It is entirely consistent with Amendment 21, to which we shall come in the next group, and it provides a useful window on performance. In considering what the full report should look at, I just suggest that it would be useful if it considered upload speeds, outages and user experience. We talk far...

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: It is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Suttie, who knows a great deal about EU matters. It is also a pleasure to speak in the debate on two such admirable reports. I do not intend to say much about the Article 50 report now, because the issue is with the Supreme Court. I merely mention two developments that have occurred since the Constitution Committee finished its excellent...

Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2016)

Baroness Harding of Winscombe: My Lords, I begin by declaring my interest as the chief executive of TalkTalk, an internet service provider, and as a trustee of Doteveryone, a digital charity set up by my noble friend Lady Lane-Fox. It is a huge privilege to speak in this debate, not least because of the fantastic work the committee has done shining a light on Britain’s digital skills challenge. It is an excellent...

Universities: Freedom of Speech — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: My Lords, I am privileged to welcome the noble Lord, Lord Trevethin and Oaksey, to this House and, indeed, to these Cross Benches, and congratulate him on a most delightful and insightful maiden speech. I would have expected nothing less of so conspicuously successful and a well-respected practising Silk, whose advocacy at the Bar I have enjoyed, admired and, indeed, benefited from...

International Trade — Motion to Take Note (23 Jan 2014)

Lord Giddens: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Harrison on having initiated this important debate. It is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Marland, and to see him back here, in such ebullient form as always, even if he is going to desert us half way through the proceedings. I have been a practising social scientist for several decades. Over that time, a principle of working has always...

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill: Examination of Witnesses (3 Dec 2013)

Pete Fox: It is a date set by DEFRA. My understanding is that it is very soon.

Public Bill Committee: Defence Reform Bill: Clause 1 - Arrangements for providing defence procurement services (8 Oct 2013)

Kevan Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. The Minister’s remarks show that there are still many questions to be answered in relation to the GoCo. I have spoken to people in industry and in the military, and we are concerned that this enabling legislation is being put forward without the exact detail being worked out. Many of us are concerned about that. We need to...

Scottish Parliament: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 Apr 2013)

Neil Findlay: I welcome the debate for a variety of reasons. Land and buildings transaction tax generally appears to be a good thing—it moves us in the right direction. As members have said, it should be more responsive to the Scottish housing market. I am pleased to see that the system will be much more progressive than the stamp duty system that it replaces. It should always be that those with more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Ministerial Code (Culture Secretary) (30 Apr 2012)

David Cameron: My hon. Friend is right. I do not want in any way to belittle what the Cabinet Secretary, a former civil servant or Sir Alex Allan are capable of in terms of proper inquiries, because this has happened in the past; it happened with my right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox). It so happens that the process that we are currently engaged in—the Leveson inquiry—is...

Written Answers — Scotland: Clyde Naval Base (2 Dec 2010)

David Mundell: ...for Scotland, my right hon. Friend the Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (Michael Moore) has had with the Secretary of State for Defence, the right hon. Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) it has been clear that it is still too early to judge the effects on specific locations of the planned reductions in the number of service and civilian personnel. He will discuss these...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill: Consideration Stage (22 Jun 2010)

Roy Beggs: ...similar fate with her small collection of three hens. They were killed by a roaming fox, as were her replacement ones. It must be understood that there are two sides to the issue. It is not just the fox; it is the animals that the fox will kill. There are other issues that ought to be of concern to the urban community, in case it thinks that this is a purely rural situation. I expect that,...

Defence in the World (15 Mar 2010)

Denis MacShane: I enjoyed the speech by the shadow Defence Secretary, the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox). It was wide-ranging, and included a lot of material that I have read in documents from the Royal United Services Institute and others. I did not quite understand his little rant at the end-this is not a Second Reading debate, and there are not many Members in the Chamber, although most of us are...

Amendment of the Law: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (13 Mar 2008)

David Gauke: It is a great pleasure to speak on the second day of the Budget debate. It is has been an interesting debate, although, unfortunately, it has perhaps not been as highly attended as it might have been, particularly by Labour Members. I do not know whether they found yesterday's Budget speech less than inspiring. In recent years, one or two Budgets have been very well received at the time and...

Points of Order: Armed Forces Personnel (21 Jun 2007)

Don Touhig: This debate on armed forces personnel comes just after we have marked the 25th anniversary of the end of the Falklands war. I join colleagues in all parts of the House in paying tribute to the courage of our forces who liberated the Falklands and those who continue to serve our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. The commemoration of the Falklands conflict puts into focus the way in which we in...

Bill Presented: Armed Forces Personnel (6 Jul 2006)

John Robertson: First, I would like to associate myself with the condolences expressed to the families and friends of the young solider who was killed yesterday, and to those of all our servicemen and women who have died over the decades to keep this country in freedom, to preserve free speech and to help us to have the standard of living that we have today. They have more than fulfilled their need to defend...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 19 — Power to remove or reduce burdens (15 May 2006)

Greg Knight: Has not the hon. Gentleman just shot his own fox? It is because the Minister made it clear that he was willing to listen to arguments that many of us did not vote against Second Reading.

Fox Hunting: Alternatives (20 Apr 2006)

Lord Livsey of Talgarth: My Lords, I deeply respect the sincerity of the noble Lord, Lord Graham, who has just spoken, but I should point out to him that in fact the ban on fox hunting was rejected in this House. The Hunting Act 2004 has failed as an animal welfare measure; indeed, it is having a negative impact on animal welfare and the proper management of wild mammals. There is no doubt that a lot more foxes have...

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