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Results 1–20 of 2000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Taylor of Goss Moor

UK Net Zero Emissions Target - Statement (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I strongly welcome the Government’s commitment, particularly given the Chancellor of the Exchequer apparently trying to argue that they should not make it. This is an important moment, supported across the House. I work in development, housing and renewable heat. I should declare that, but I do so because I am deeply concerned that, while a car may last a decade or so, the houses...

National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Regret (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: If my noble friend will allow me, I would like to ask a question. Is it not the case that the people who work in this sector are, by and large, extraordinarily low-paid while caring for some of the neediest people in this country? The collapse of so many providers in the sector suggests there is something fundamentally wrong, to which efficiency savings do not seem a realistic response.

European Council - Statement (25 Mar 2019)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: In her Statement, the Prime Minister clearly said that we would leave with no deal only if that was supported by the other House. Is that now the Government’s position?

Trade Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2019)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: I think that Stilton is wonderful, but the Cornish pasty is much more important. The issue is that these protected designations are often extraordinarily important to some of the poorest rural economies in the country, as they are in other parts of Europe. At a time of enormous uncertainty for such economies over how Brexit will progress, whatever one may think about it, I think my noble...

Trade Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2019)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: If my noble friend will allow me to intervene, there is a really important point here. Many Members of both Houses have assumed that the WTO can be relied on as a backstop arrangement. But the Americans’ unwillingness to appoint new judges means that the WTO mechanisms are effectively being brought to an end, and that no reliance can be placed on the WTO as an alternative to the European...

EU Withdrawal Agreement - Statement (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, in the last few days the Prime Minister has threatened Brexiteers that there could be no Brexit if her deal is not voted through, but she has threatened the rest of us that we will crash out of the EU if her deal is not voted through. Which is it?

New Towns Act 1981 (Local Authority Oversight) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (9 Jul 2018)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I draw the House’s attention to my interests in the register. This is an area I work broadly in—much of it is unpaid but some of it is paid. I was also the original mover of this amendment, and I did so with not only the Government’s support but support from across the House. As the Minister said, this measure is not to establish specific new town corporations but to allow...

New Towns - Question (14 Nov 2017)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I should first draw attention to my interests in this area as set out in the register. I welcome the fact that on a cross-party basis, but particularly with Ministers, I have been able to work to bring forward changes to the New Towns Act to allow developments to be locally led. Can the Minister give the House any sense of when the regulations may come forward to allow that? The...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I shall respond very briefly. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Best, for all his support and encouragement, not only on this Bill but previously. I should also thank my noble friend Lady Parminter, who was in the Chamber but has had to go, for moving an amendment for me on Report that enabled this matter to be brought forward. We have had a promise from the Minister to come back on the...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: In every case when I have advised on new settlements coming forward, I have advised local authorities, councillors and communities but also those promoting the project to establish the basis of the joint venture and partnership for delivery of the original objectives and to hold people to it. It is only by getting everyone around the table jointly to discuss that—again, that is the case at...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, this amendment is tabled in my name and that of the noble Lords, Lord Best and Lord Lucas, who have given great support on this issue during the passage of the Bill, as have noble Lords on all sides of the House. On Report, there was a very welcome commitment from the Minister to return to this issue. I should draw attention to my interests. I advise many projects, including new...

Housing White Paper - Statement (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his comments on garden cities, villages and towns, which I have taken an interest in. I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the register of interests. As the Government reform the local planning process, will the Minister give a strong message—I hope it is reinforced in the White Paper—that it is vital for local authorities to take a long-term...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I should first draw attention to the register of interests. I am a director of some development companies. I also run my own consultancy around this area and work in advising government, and have done so for successive Governments. I work with students who are doing planning courses for both the University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth. For the first part of what I...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) (Continued) (25 Apr 2016)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her kind comments and draw attention to my registered interests. I have pressed on this issue for a number of years and I am delighted that the proposal has positive cross-party support. It will make a real difference. The principle is fundamentally clear. At the moment, local authorities in rural areas have the option, in effect, of either brownfield...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) (25 Apr 2016)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I will speak briefly on this issue, which I feel very strongly about. We are in a terrible place: because people believe there is insufficient land in our island to build, we cram homes on to the smallest possible areas. Through not releasing enough land, its value is bid up and it goes to those who will squeeze the smallest possible boxes into the tiniest possible area with the...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (5th Day) (25 Apr 2016)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, first, I draw attention to my interests on the register; in particular, I am president of the National Association of Local Councils. Although not in the register of interests, I chair a neighbourhood plan in a rural village. I spoke on this in Committee to support the noble Lord, Lord Best—I was a member of the rural housing review that he conducted. I speak today in support of...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (11 Apr 2016)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I should draw the attention of the House to various interests that I have around development and with local councils, and in other respects in this area, as set out in the register of interests. I want to start by saying something which I do not think has yet been clearly articulated, which is that I welcome the Government’s emphasis on the need to provide new homes and to...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 103A and 103B and in support of Amendment 103. Given the hour and the timing, I will say much less than I would have liked to on this issue, about which I feel quite passionate. I will restrain myself despite the fact that, as a Cornishman, I have already missed my last train home. A little bit of me feels that I could speak for a few hours and bring...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor: Obviously I will not seek to press these amendments but I very much welcome what the Minister said. I would have liked to have spoken at great length about how much I welcome what is clearly a cross-party consensus on moving forward on this basis. It has the potential to provide a huge and new opportunity for local communities to deliver fantastic places, not just fantastic homes that people...


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