Results 21–40 of 91 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 Cavendish of Furness

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (26 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: Can the noble Lord explain to us why it is not in the interests of our European partners—100% in their interests—to co-operate as we have always co-operated before?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (26 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that the phrase “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” came from President Tusk, not us?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (26 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, does the noble Lord not realise that those of us who advocate leaving believe in free trade, which has been a great source of peace, rather than conflict, throughout history? He belongs to the side that wants tariffs.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: I declare my interest as in the register: I am a businessman. I would love to lock horns with the likes of the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria—he is not in his place—and other speakers who appear to have been overinfluenced by the briefings of the EU-funded CBI and similar organisations. Noble Lords laugh, but they do not deny it. I am not a sponsor of one of the amendments. Having listened to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: Is he not respected by the Labour Party? I thought he was. He went on to warn that we would be sounding our own “death knell”. That is probably good news to the Liberal Democrats; they have made no secret of the fact that they would like the House of Lords to be abolished, and therefore take licence with this institution.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: The noble Lord did not see behind him, but there were some signs of affirmation there when I said that they were sympathetic. I think he needs rather more careful whipping on that Bench. The timescales are important. This reason has not been mentioned. Article 50 determines the date—we will come to this later—by which those who are responsible for negotiation have to reach agreement or...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: That has been thoroughly debated. I think people did understand; certainly, people in Cumbria understood, even if the Welsh did not. As for the power grab, it is just the opposite. Never again will Ministers be able to offer the excuse that their course of action has been followed at the behest of the European Court of Justice or the European Community. We ought to be extremely cautious about...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: Would it not be true to say that the sovereign Parliament gave the people the decision through the referendum?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend. I am consoled in the thought that I am not alone in living a life of blissful ignorance. Although it may seem like a century ago, I refer back to the beginning of this debate and thank and congratulate my noble friend the Leader of the House for and on her clear, authoritative and altogether excellent speech. Again, it is a distant memory,...

Brexit: Deal or No Deal (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord Taylor. I enjoyed hearing his warnings on the fate of empires. Another day, another report from the European Union Committee. I am delighted to thank its members for the time and industry they have devoted to the subject and I thank most warmly the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, who is nearly in his place, and associate myself with the...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, what a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bird, whose own generosity of spirit has borne fruit wonderfully. I now see that I am not alone in having had a sinking heart when talk of a new industrial strategy first entered the realm of public discussion. “Here we go again”, I thought, “another exercise in picking winners, shielding inefficient business and offering grand...

Agriculture, Fisheries and the Rural Environment - Motion to Take Note (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I join others in thanking my noble friend Lord Lindsay for securing this timely debate and for an excellent opening speech. In taking part in this debate, I need to declare personal interests; they are rather considerable and I therefore refer noble Lords to the register. It is a special privilege and pleasure for me to be present at my noble friend Lord Plumb’s final contribution...

Monarch Airlines - Statement (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, as someone who was stranded rather absent-mindedly by Monarch’s failure, may I be allowed to recognise the Government’s response? Clear instructions appeared on the internet and arriving at Palma airport we were met by courteous and efficient representatives and returned home with only a few minutes’ delay. Significantly, the representative also explained the need to protect...

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 - Motion to Regret (13 Sep 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: Before the noble Baroness sits down, and for the sake of clarity, what exactly did she mean by charities being communities? What is the status of that?

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, how hugely refreshing to follow a speech which is so constructive and given with such authority, hoping to make these negotiations work. I congratulate the Government on their use of the long recess to provide us with a large folder of position papers, and I thank my noble friend the Minister for giving the House the opportunity to debate them. I also thank her for introducing the...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: I will read very carefully what the noble Baroness has said and I hope I will be clearer. I will now briefly look to the future, because I believe there is a vision for this country behind which we could reunite and thrive—the vision of global free trade. There are people I know devoting energy and talent beyond the minutiae of current negotiations who see in the ancient notion of free...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, while it is always interesting to follow the eloquence of the noble Lord, Lord Morris, I wish that at some point somebody would explain to me how one can reconcile giving up austerity with keeping the national finances in good heart without endowing future generations with debt. I should very much have liked to speak on many aspects of the gracious Speech but concluded that I would...

Assisted Dying - Question for Short Debate (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, the frequency with which this topic comes before us suggests to me a degree of attrition on the part of those who believe in assisted suicide. Much but not all of my thinking on the subject derives from my experience as a founder of St Mary’s Hospice in south Cumbria 25 years ago. I remain its patron, as appears in the register of interests. My reason for opposing the introduction...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, I support the Bill and hope that it goes through unamended. I should say that I joined the Brexit campaign but only after hearing the proposed deal that Mr Cameron came back with. One of the functions of parliamentary democracy is to provide means of resolving differences that citizens cannot be expected to resolve among themselves. By their very nature, those differences tend to be...

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: My Lords, first I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, for introducing this timely debate so elegantly. Her view of the dangers of centralisation came across powerfully. My own contribution is from the perspective of small business in my part of the north, especially Cumbria. Before venturing further, I need to declare my personal interests. I remain on the board of, or am otherwise...


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