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Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum ( 9 Jun 2015)

David Stewart: Just over four decades ago I had my first vote in a referendum when I voted yes to staying in the European Economic Community. Britain’s relationship with Europe has provided some rough sailing for political parties and leaders—even for renowned yachtsman Ted Heath, who navigated the UK into the Common Market in 1973. French President de Gaulle had rebuffed Britain on several previous...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions ( 8 Jun 2015)

Michael Fallon: I must tell the hon. Lady that HMS Kent was recently part of the carrier screen around the Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf. We have worked with the French to help lift their troops into Mali, and the French in turn help us. That is part of the alliance—France, the United States, ourselves and the Norwegians work together on these threats.

[Annette Brooke in the Chair] — Russian Membership of the Council of Europe (11 Mar 2015)

John Spellar: I think this is also the first and last time I have served under your chairmanship, Mrs Brooke. We should record that it is 30 years to the day since Mikhail Gorbachev became the General Secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union. That set off, or was the catalyst for, momentous global change. Not all welcomed that change. Vladimir Putin and the hon. Member for Bradford West...

Business of the House: Ebola (13 Oct 2014)

Nigel Evans: The Secretary of State has spoken about multiple points of entry, and major connection points are via Schiphol, Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Frankfurt. Has he spoken to his opposite numbers in those countries to see whether they are following the best practice that is being rolled out in the United Kingdom? Will he ensure that those who are manning the points of entry in the UK have the...

Airports: Heathrow Third Runway — Question (17 Jun 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, this is a question that the noble Lord can answer. Will he tell the House, please, how many international flights have migrated from Heathrow to Schiphol, Charles de Gaulle and Düsseldorf in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013? If he cannot answer now, will he do so in writing?

Scottish Parliament: Air Passenger Duty ( 3 Jun 2014)

Kevin Stewart: ...from the folks who feel that we have no option but to keep APD powers at Westminster. That creates isolationism; I want internationalism. Let us move on to the current managing director of Aberdeen International Airport, Carol Benzie, who said: “What is becoming increasingly clear are the implications of this tax on UK businesses. Put simply APD adds to the burden of running a successful...

Immigration Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments (12 May 2014)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his care in initiating this debate and addressing some of the issues that have been raised here and in the other place. When your Lordships’ House voted by a majority of 62 to refer the issue of making someone stateless to a Joint Committee of both Houses, it did so not to frustrate the Government in any way but to assist them in their deliberations. I...

Manston Airport (28 Apr 2014)

Roger Gale: I am most grateful, Mr Speaker. Before I go any further, I congratulate the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr Goodwill), and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport, on taking through this evening a measure that my hon. Friend described in his peroration as being of national importance, as indeed it is. I think...

Speaker’s Statement: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (28 Apr 2014)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...she has been basing her case on that. The advantage of doing that is that roads, rail, freight and air would have all coalesced into one Heathrow hub. The one thing that has not been said in this debate is that we need to be visionary about this, because 15 years ago, the latest technology, the internet, was just coming into its infancy. Who knows what technology will be available in the...

Women: Contribution to Economic Life — Motion to Take Note ( 6 Mar 2014)

Lord Watson of Richmond: My Lords, I add from these Benches my congratulations to my noble friend Lord Palumbo on his excellent and refreshing maiden speech. He explained that his business was muscular; I have the sense that his contributions to this House will be as well. We welcome him warmly. Back in April 2009, I had the strange experience of being invited to lecture at a university in Mecca. I was told that up...

Immigration Bill — Committee (1st Day) ( 3 Mar 2014)

Lord Lea of Crondall: ...Lords, I support the first amendment in this group, in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, for the following reasons. Each Bill introduced into Parliament has an impact assessment. I have considered the methodology of the impact assessment for this Bill. It refers to costs and benefits, but I think there is a fallacy built into the methodology. The section on employment and monetised...

Stansted Airport (12 Feb 2014)

David Lammy: My hon. Friend cuts to the chase. Long-term aviation strategy has been handed to the Davies commission, but it will not report until after 2015, so I do not want to stray too far into second-guessing what it might say. I am sympathetic to what my hon. Friend said, because I was somewhat surprised that the new runway at Stansted was not even included in the Davies report’s preliminary...

Scotland: Independence Referendum — Motion to Take Note (30 Jan 2014)

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield: My Lords, it is a great honour to be the first to congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Goldie, on her fine maiden speech. Her arrival in your Lordships’ House is as timely as it is welcome because she has been at the epicentre of the questions before us today. The noble Baroness’s wisdom, which we have already felt today, will continue to be a boon to this House and so will her company,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Transport Infrastructure (17 Dec 2013)

Roger Gale: ...Heathrow is 100% full and Gatwick is 85% full. A new build of any kind anywhere is going to take an absolute minimum of 10 years and probably longer. We are losing business to Schiphol, Charles de Gaulle and Dubai now. We have to get to chapter five, paragraph 5.91 on page 163 before we find a paragraph that mentions other airports, and it is dismissive. Manston airport in Kent has the...

[Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — Royal Navy Ships ( 3 Dec 2013)

Tobias Ellwood: It is a pleasure to work under your chairmanship, Mr Hood. I am delighted to have secured a debate on future ships for the Royal Navy. That may seem an odd subject, considering that the Queen Elizabeth-class carriers will not be operational until 2020 and that the Type 26 global combat ship, for which advance plans are in place, is not expected to enter service until June 2022. The...

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Alok Sharma: I congratulate the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr Goodwill). He is not just a decent man, but hugely competent, and I am sure that he will do brilliantly in his new role. I will start by giving some figures on the airports that are being built in China. The Mayor of London has been to that country recently, as has the...

Opposition Day — [8th Allotted Day] — Northern Ireland: Air Passenger Duty (23 Oct 2013)

Graham Stringer: ...Wilson) said, if we reduced this tax, the Revenue would not lose any income. However, what she is saying cannot possibly apply to tourism. Tourists from all over the world are flying to Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol rather than to Heathrow because of air passenger duty, and certain routes are not coming to regional airports in this country because of air passenger duty. Routes such as...

Defence Reforms (17 Oct 2013)

Tobias Ellwood: It depends which frigates we are talking about. It will be rare for us to participate in a conflict without an international flotilla, so we need to think about frigates other than our own. I want to focus on Britain’s military capability, which goes far beyond providing the senior service with a replacement for the Invincible class and thinking of carriers in terms of the battle of Medway...

Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons (29 Aug 2013)

Peter Lilley: his opponents on their own supporters to provoke intervention by the alliance are allowing their hostility to military action to fuel their imagination in the absence of any concrete evidence. But my right hon. Friends were right to delay any decision until the UN inspectors have reported. Nor does my reluctance spring from doubts about the legality of action to deter or prevent the...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (15 May 2013)

Lord Grenfell: My Lords, when I noted that my name was in the 50th position on the speakers list, I was minded to dig out an old after-dinner speech and seek to entertain your Lordships for a few minutes. However, I am very happy to note that the noble Lord, Lord Selsdon, in his inimitable way, has pre-empted me on that. With your Lordships’ indulgence I would like to say a few words by way of preface to...

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