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Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)

Lord Gilbert: My Lords, I start by apologising to the whole House for the fact that I was not here at the beginning of yesterday’s debate. The consequences of that, I realise, fall upon Members who are here today, who have to listen to me giving the rant on transport that I was going to give yesterday. Such are the easy rules of protocol of your Lordships’ House that one is able to speak on any subject...

Housing Market Reform: Europe (30 Jan 2013)

Emma Reynolds: We have heard some excellent contributions to this debate. Former French President Charles de Gaulle famously asked how it was possible to govern a country with 246 types of cheese. The same could be said of the Conservative party on the EU. As my hon. Friends the Members for North Durham (Mr Jones) and for Plymouth, Moor View (Alison Seabeck) stressed, the timing and the content of the Prime...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Jan 2013)

Peter Tapsell: As my right hon. Friend sets forth on his pacific mission to Algeria, will he, with his great historical knowledge, bear in mind that when Louis Philippe sent his eldest son to Algeria in the 1840s on a similar venture, it took a century, massive casualties, the overthrow of the Third Republic and the genius of General de Gaulle to get the French army back out of the north African desert?

Olympic Games 2012: Legacy — Motion to Take Note (24 Jan 2013)

Lord Birt: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, for prompting this insightful and multifaceted debate. Every aspect of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics was a triumph and a tremendous credit to all who led those fine ventures from beginning to end, not least in our House and not least the noble Lord, Lord Hall, who is with us today. The bid itself was hard won-but well won. The gigantic...

Airports: Heathrow — Question (23 Jan 2013)

Earl Attlee: I think that the noble Baroness is suggesting that an extra runway would solve the problem. However, I should point out that Charles de Gaulle airport experienced a cancellation rate of 40% despite having four runways.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK/French Expeditionary Forces (Interoperability) (14 Jan 2013)

Thomas Docherty: ...with the French carrier. Given that the French do not have the right weapons, that their pilots would not be trained on the F-35, and that the F-35 could not land or take off on the Charles de Gaulle, what exactly did the Prime Minister mean?

EU: Scottish Independence — Question (28 Nov 2012)

Lord Low of Dalston: My Lords, would the UK have a veto on a Scottish application for membership such as General de Gaulle exercised in respect of British membership in former times?

Free School Meals (Children Over the Age of 16): Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union ( 6 Nov 2012)

Andrea Leadsom: Like all Members here, I urge the Government to consider renegotiating Britain’s relationship within the European Union as a full member but using every opportunity that presents itself to get a better deal for British taxpayers. I firmly believe that that is entirely possible and that the establishment of the European Banking Authority may give us one of the greatest opportunities yet to...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty ( 1 Nov 2012)

Roger Gale: Most Members have made the point about the value of the aviation industry to the UK as a whole. It is of considerable value to all the UK’s major conurbations, and particularly to the south-east. Historically, Heathrow has been one of the major—if not the major—hub airports in the world. The interlining that has gone on through Heathrow over decades has been worth almost incalculable...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Exercises (29 Oct 2012)

Tobias Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of flights in Operation United Protector were flown from the French carrier Charles de Gaulle.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Exam Reform (17 Sep 2012)

Michael Gove: My hon. Friend makes a good point about the importance of language learning. Under the previous Government, the proportion of students who were studying modern languages at GCSE fell, but under this Government, it is at last beginning to rise. On Friday, I had the opportunity to congratulate the Lycée Charles de Gaulle on its bilingual extension, and 60 years of successful Anglo-French...

High Speed 2 (Heathrow) — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (17 Jul 2012)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: I anticipated that sort of intervention, and perhaps I will cover the hon. Gentleman’s point in my speech. If I do not, I will be happy to give way to him later in the debate. We need only to look at the Netherlands, Germany and France, and at airports such as Schiphol, Frankfurt and Charles de Gaulle, to see the routeing of new high-speed lines via hub airports to create a direct...

Vote on Account 2012-13 — Home Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office — UK-Turkey Relations ( 4 Jul 2012)

Denis MacShane: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart). I loved his idea that diplomats should get out and walk across the dusty plains of Anatolia. Perhaps one of them might write a book about such an excursion or go off and become a political commissioner, giving out political instruction and wisdom to others. I concur with his lament about foreign...

[Jim Dobbin in the Chair] — Aviation ( 4 Jul 2012)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...1.3bn per year from Chinese tourist spending on visits in the country, compared to the UK’s Chinese tourist spending receipts of £115m.” It also notes: “France’s hub airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle (56 departures per week), has better connections to Brazil than Heathrow (27 departures per week). In 2009, inward investment from Brazil totalled $800m in France, and only $1.7m in...

Civil Aviation Bill: Second Reading (13 Jun 2012)

Lord Davies of Stamford: ...I was Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and therefore about twice a month a regular customer of Belfast City Airport, I realised how enormously important for the economic self-confidence of the Province is that link to Heathrow and, through it, to international networks. I also very much agree with my noble friend Lord Clinton-Davis, who spoke of course, on the basis of very...

Aviation Policy — Question (14 May 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, can the noble Lord say how many international flights have migrated from the hub at Heathrow to Schiphol, Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt since the coalition came to power?

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft ( 1 May 2012)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when Ministers in his Department were made aware that the F35C could not land on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Motion to Take Note (Continued) (30 Apr 2012)

Lord Marlesford: My Lords, we have in front of us today two very fine reports. They are both very well written, which makes them easy to read and understand. However, I have one secret wish: I hope that perhaps they will be the last reports on this subject for a decade or two. The more closely one looks at these coalition proposals for House of Lords reform, the more they seem to resemble the eurozone. First,...

Written Answers — Defence: Aircraft Carriers (30 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: The Ministry of Defence is only able to comment on the current position in relation to carrier-based operations by other nations rather than the technical specifications of other nations' capabilities. As of the end of February, the US Navy operates the Hornet from the Nimitz Class aircraft carriers; the F35B has operated from USS Wasp. The United States Marine Corps also intends to fly the...

Suicide (Prevention): New Clause 4 — Accounts and audits (25 Apr 2012)

Pat Glass: ...airports in this country have flights into Heathrow? Therefore, if we are travelling to New York, South Africa or Australia from the regions in this country, it is far easier to go to Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt or Schiphol. That is not good for Heathrow, it is not good for the British economy and it is certainly not good for business in the regions.

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