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Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe (Appointment) (6 Mar 2014)

David Cameron: ...of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe in place of the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley). Lord Bowness will continue as a full member and also assume the role of leader to the delegation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Patent Court (3 Mar 2014)

Lord Bowness: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect that the United Kingdom will sign the agreement on the European Patent Court; and what ratification procedures, if any, are needed before it can be done.

European Union (Referendum) Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2014)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: ...very little to add to the arguments that he advanced. I pay tribute to the arguments advanced just now by the noble Baroness, Lady Falkner. I want to pick up something that the noble Lord, Lord Bowness, said. The noble Lord is a very nice man. His suggestion about the motive for not following the precedent of the Scottish referendum and for past precedents being broken with was that this...

European Union (Referendum) Bill — Committee (1st Day) (24 Jan 2014)

Baroness Quin: My Lords, I shall speak to the amendments standing in my name and the names of the noble Lords, Lord Roper, Lord Bowness and Lord Kerr of Kinlochard. We have tabled an amendment that says that the referendum may not result in the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union unless at least half of those eligible to vote have voted. This is very much a probing amendment at this stage,...

EU Police and Criminal Justice Measures: EUC Reports — Motion to Take Note (23 Jan 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...this matter as chairman of the sub-committee. The Government are appreciative of the committee’s continued scrutiny of these important matters and I thank the noble Lords, Lord Boswell and Lord Bowness, neither of whom are in their place today, and the noble Baroness, Lady Corston, for their chairmanship of the committees. These are sincere thanks, in which I join with the tribute paid...

European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading (10 Jan 2014)

Lord Dobbs: ...to deny everyone a vote. Similarly with the wording of the question, mentioned by so many noble Lords, including the noble Lords, Lord Radice, Lord Crisp and Lord Davies, and my noble friend Lord Bowness, and very eloquently by the noble Lord, Lord Kerr. The Electoral Commission has not declared that the proposed question is unfair. It says that it is simple and easy to understand. It has...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commonwealth: UK Elections (7 Jan 2014)

Lord Bowness: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Commonwealth citizens who do not also hold a United Kingdom passport are registered as eligible to vote in United Kingdom Parliamentary elections. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Commonwealth citizens who do not also hold a United Kingdom passport are eligible to vote in United Kingdom Parliamentary elections, broken down by Commonwealth...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commonwealth: UK Elections (7 Jan 2014)

Lord Bowness: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, when a country leaves the Commonwealth or is suspended from membership, whether any citizens of that country resident in the United Kingdom who do not also hold a United Kingdom passport remain eligible to vote in United Kingdom Parliamentary elections. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether citizens of countries which apply for and are accepted into...

EUC Report: Court of Justice of the European Union — Question for Short Debate (9 Oct 2013)

Baroness Warsi: ...said, we are encouraged by President Skouris’ comments on the benefits and feasibility of a merit-based system, and we look forward to negotiations continuing. I hear what my noble friend Lord Bowness said on budgets. In the current economic climate, there is an imperative on all the EU’s institutions to reduce their administrative costs. The Government have been clear throughout that...

European Union Committee: 2012-13 (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (30 Jul 2013)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: My Lords, I guarantee that I will look at the strategy of the Minister for higher education and will consult further. The noble Lord, Lord Bowness, asked about a Eurojust opt-in. The Government are now consulting on the new Eurojust proposal, which was published on 17 July as part of a package, alongside a proposal for a European public prosecutor’s office. We have been clear that the UK...

EU: Police and Criminal Justice Measures — Motion to Agree (23 Jul 2013)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...and conviction on this issue. Before I address the points that have been made during the debate, I join my noble friend Lord McNally in thanking the noble Lords, Lord Boswell, Lord Hannay and Lord Bowness, for their chairmanship of the committee, which produced a formidable body of work for the Government to consider, and its ongoing role in scrutinising this matter. The Government are...

EU: Police and Criminal Justice Measures — Statement (9 Jul 2013)

Lord Taverne: ...for that. It is also fair to say that this has been a major victory for the Liberal Democrats in the coalition, and for this House, particularly the important work and results communicated in the Bowness and Hannay committees. It is also of very great importance that it has been a signal defeat for the UKIP-and-Tea-Party tendency inside the Conservative Party. I ask two questions of the...

The Future of EU Enlargement: Motion to Take Note (26 Jun 2013)

Lord Teverson: ...we are far more consistent about that. Two years ago I went to a conference in Brussels on enlargement, arranged by the then-Belgian presidency. I went with the noble Lords, Lord Harris and Lord Bowness, and the conference was very well attended. We debated enlargement fatigue, and that idea was of course rejected by the delegates. There was a great feeling that we should move forward with...

EU: Advocates-General of the Court of Justice — Motion to Take Note (10 Jun 2013)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, I associate myself fully with my noble friend’s observations about the chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Bowness. I have had the privilege of serving under him for more than three years, and if anyone wanted to find a way to be a model chairman, they should follow him. We have been a disparate group over these past three or four years. Europe encourages lots of disparate views...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Court of Justice (21 May 2013)

Lord Bowness: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the European Union Council of Ministers to agree the appointment of an additional Advocate-General from Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union pursuant to Declaration 38 on Article 252 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union annexed to the Treaty of Lisbon.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Court of Justice (20 May 2013)

Lord Bowness: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the request for additional Advocates-General from the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, when they expect to seek the approval of Parliament under the European Union Act 2011 for the appointment of additional Advocates-General.

Inquiries Act 2005 Committee — Membership Motions (16 May 2013)

...in interparliamentary cooperation within the European Union; That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee: L Boswell of Aynho (Chairman), L Bowness, L Cameron of Dillington, L Carter of Coles, B Corston, L Dear, B Eccles of Moulton, L Foulkes of Cumnock, L Hannay of Chiswick, L Harrison, L Maclennan of Rogart, L Marlesford, B...

Liaison Committee — Motion to Agree (21 Mar 2013)

Lord Bowness: My Lords, I believe that someone has to answer the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Pearson, in making a comparison between the European Union Select Committee in this House-I declare an interest as a member of that committee-and the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons. I will not take up too much of your Lordships' time but the procedure is entirely different. The European...

EU: Prime Minister's Speech — Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2013)

Lord Liddle: ...speeches from the Liberal Democrat Benches and from the diplomats on the Cross Benches. There were excellent speeches from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Howe of Aberavon, the noble Lord, Lord Bowness, and the noble Viscount, Lord Eccles, on the Conservative side. There are certain principles that we all accept in this debate. Everyone in this House, except for those who want to get out,...

Thames Tideway Tunnel — Question (15 Jan 2013)

Lord Bowness: My Lords, I apologise to my noble friend for not giving him advance notice of this question. My understanding is that properties not connected to mains drainage do not pay sewerage charges. By analogy, are those properties within the Thames Water area which have no physical benefit from this proposal actually liable to pay the charges, or should there not be the equivalent of what used to be...


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