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Strategic Defence and Security Review ( 4 Nov 2010)

Andrew Murrison: Let me first declare my interest, which is set out in the Register of Members' Financial Interests. It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (Mr Havard), and I am really pleased that he has rejoined the Defence Select Committee, which, under the chairmanship of my right hon. Friend the Member for North East Hampshire (Mr Arbuthnot), has an extremely...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Defence Treaties (France) ( 2 Nov 2010)

Thomas Docherty: Given that the Charles de Gaulle will be out of service for a minimum of 18 months, and that we have no Harriers left in our Fleet Air Arm, will the Secretary of State clarify who would defend the Falkland Islands if there were an unforeseen event?

Written Answers — Home Department: Border Controls: France (25 Oct 2010)

Phil Woolas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the French government on the border controls at (a) Calais, (b) Gare du Nord and (c) Charles de Gaulle airport.

Referendums: Constitution Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Oct 2010)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: My Lords, no one could possibly suggest that this debate, and the report on referendums in the UK that we are considering, are not topical and urgent. For that reason, we owe a debt of gratitude to the Constitution Committee under its two successive chairmen, the noble Lord, Lord Goodlad, and the noble Baroness, Lady Jay. In this Session of Parliament, we are being asked by the coalition...

Business of the House: European Council (21 Jun 2010)

Menzies Campbell: Can the Prime Minister tell us whether there was any discussion at the Council about the European security and defence and policy, and in particular whether, either at the Council or later, he had any discussion with President Sarkozy about the possibility of closer defence co-operation between the United Kingdom and France? Would that not be a very good memorial to General de Gaulle?

Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) ( 2 Jun 2010)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: ...for his valedictory speech from the Front Bench. I, like other noble Lords, lament his passing to the Back Benches. There is no doubt that the country faces the serious challenge of reducing our deficit, and the country needs to know how the Government will do that. Will it be cut fairly without damaging front-line services or hurting the poorest families and-this vital point has been made...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (26 May 2010)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, we live today in a dangerous and unpredictable world: a possible nuclear Iran; an ever widening terrorist threat; a tinder-box Korean peninsula; an unstable and unsettled Middle East; a fragile Pakistan with nuclear weapons; serious piracy; a growing cyber warfare threat; and significantly increasing military expenditure by China and Russia. Our country faces the twin pressures of...

Transport (North West) ( 7 Apr 2010)

Robert Goodwill: That is one of the matters that we will have to keep under review, and I would not want to mislead the hon. Gentleman by giving an answer off the top of my head. Labour's proposals risk getting high-speed rail wrong for the economy and the environment. The Government Command Paper talks about High Speed 2 going to Birmingham, but mentions only the possibility of its being extended to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Inspection (12 Nov 2009)

Lord Lucas: To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 3 November (HL6066), what steps they take to ensure that inspections undertaken by the School Inspection Service and the Bridge Schools Inspectorate are satisfactorily carried out; and what organisation inspects the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, the German School and similar institutions.

Armed Forces: Future Defence Policy — Motion to Take Note ( 6 Nov 2009)

Lord Lee of Trafford: My Lords, I first enjoin these Benches in the earlier tribute. I also declare a number of shareholdings in public companies that directly or indirectly supply the MoD, as listed in the Register of Members' Interests. I was originally allocated 12 minutes for my contribution. I will do my best, and my noble friend Lord Addington will attempt to balance out our overall time contribution....

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (24 Jun 2009)

Viscount Eccles: ...Clause 37. The noble Baroness, Lady Sharp, referred to it right at the beginning of our proceedings and I, for one, am going to read what she said with great care because it seemed to me the best description so far of the way that the first part of the Bill might work. This clause is another example of control by the Secretary of State—something that has also been mentioned today. It...

[Mr. Gary Streeter in the Chair] — Regional Aviation Policy (17 Jun 2009)

Alison Seabeck: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr. Streeter. I also welcome my right hon. Friend the Minister to his new post. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield (Phil Wilson) on securing the debate on an issue of broad interest. As he made clear in his opening remarks, the issue has influence locally, regionally, nationally and internationally....

[David Taylor in the Chair] — Heathrow Airport Expansion (16 Jun 2009)

David Wilshire: Having 51 minutes versus nine minutes is a bit of an imbalance when putting such cases. May I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Windsor (Adam Afriyie) on securing this debate? Had he been a bit more astute he could have got the second debate, in which case I would have been in the Chair and therefore silenced. I am sorry about that. The House knows my views, Mr. Taylor, so I will...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 17 ( 2 Jun 2009)

Robert Syms: on an aircraft and the effects are perverse. Our responsibility as politicians, however, is not to disadvantage UK businesses against their competitors. We all occasionally go through Charles de Gaulle or Schiphol airport. Our European competitors want to take business away from Britain, and we know the jobs that that business generates. We need a sensible airport policy and we need to...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion ( 6 May 2009)

Vincent Cable: I congratulate the hon. Member for North-West Leicestershire (David Taylor) on securing the debate. This is a very topical issue and he presented the case extremely well. Rightly, the focus has been on tax havens—the common theme is secrecy—which my colleague, the noble Lord Oakeshott, called "sunny places for shady people."—[ Official Report, House of Lords, 26 March 2009; Vol. 709,...

Scottish Parliament: High-speed Rail Services (22 Apr 2009)

Lord George Foulkes: ...France has a different railway company from Spain, for example. However, Patrick Harvie makes a good point, which Alex Johnstone and I will have to agree with. Patrick Harvie will be my nominee for debater of the year if The Herald survives long enough to make that award this year. There is a strong environmental and economic case. We need to consider integrated transport links, which is...

Transport (North-West) (21 Apr 2009)

Tony Lloyd: I, too, want to congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Chorley (Mr. Hoyle) on securing this debate, because every aspect of transport is, of course, fundamental to the success of the regional economy. The debate is particularly welcome at this time in the economic cycle. I want to start by picking up where the hon. Member for Ribble Valley (Mr. Evans) just left off, by discussing...

Council Tax Rebate: The Economy (31 Mar 2009)

Peter Lilley: The right hon. Gentleman puts it extremely eloquently. He demonstrates why he should have been Chancellor during the past few years instead of the person who has occupied that place on the Front Bench—a point on which I am sure we are similarly agreed. The monetary authorities allowed lending and borrowing to outstrip personal incomes. They ignored bubbles in dotcoms and house prices, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Mar 2009)

Nick Clegg: Following the brutal murders of Sappers Quinsey and Azimkar and Constable Carroll, and the serious injuries suffered by four others, may I say on behalf of all Liberal Democrat Members that our hearts go out to the families of the victims, though they harden against their murderers? Their violence must not and will not divide the people of Northern Ireland; instead, it will strengthen their...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Chris Mullin: hon. Friend is right and that the relevant vested interests will be back for more. As I said to the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Susan Kramer), lawyers and lobbyists are probably working to undermine the decision on mixed mode even as we speak. For 18 undistinguished months, I was a Minister in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, and I had some...

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