Results 61–80 of 356 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 Renton of Mount Harry

Financial Services Authority — Question (31 Mar 2009)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I listened carefully to what the Minister has said, but—there always is a "but" in these matters—with the collapse of the Dunfermline Building Society and with the urgent need now for financial stability, is it not just the right moment to reconsider the relative roles of the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England regarding the supervision of banks, building...

Banking: Corporate Governance — Question (11 Mar 2009)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I am glad to hear that from the Minister. But can he also assure us that the interest rate on new loans to be made by the banks will reflect at least in part the reduction in interest rates down to 0.5 per cent by the Bank of England?

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Jan 2009)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: I speak with some trepidation, not having spoken about this Bill before. However, I was for 10 years chairman of, first, the South Downs Conservation Board and then of the committee that also embraced east Hampshire. One of our real beauties is the iconic coastal land and seascape of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. Those of us living close by and those now on the South Downs joint...

Business Support — Statement (14 Jan 2009)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I very much appreciate the general terms in which the Minister has spoken this afternoon. I come back briefly to the question of the cost. Is it not clear that for many of the small or medium enterprise companies, which we all wish to help, the cost of the loan plus the guarantee will be of extreme importance? Can the Minister see, therefore, that now that the Bank of England...

Parliament: Communication with the Public — Debate (18 Dec 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord McNally, kindly referred to the fact that I am chairman of that domestic committee, the House of Lords Information Committee; indeed, that is one reason why I wanted to take part in this debate. Another reason is that I was a member of the commission of the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, in 2005. I remember it well and that the booklet it produced was provokingly...

Community Relations: Muslims — Question (9 Dec 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer. Does she agree that, following, and against the background of, the tragic events in Mumbai, this is a particularly appropriate and necessary moment to strive to find wise and sympathetic relations with the Muslim communities in our country? Does she recollect that in July the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears,...

Junk Mail (29 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, perhaps I may follow up the question from the noble Baroness, Lady Trumpington. Might I advise the Minister? I

Junk Mail (29 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I think that it is worth advising him. Last week I received four plastic bags from this House containing junk mail. I weighed them: they came to 19 pounds in weight. Would it not be helpful if we could add a new item to our expenses, covering the costs, time and trouble of getting rid of this junk mail?

Energy Bill (28 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: moved Amendment No. 32B: After Clause 91, insert the following new Clause— "Nuclear power generation: report on operation of market (1) The Secretary of State shall, no later than two years following the commencement of this section, and every two years thereafter, report to Parliament on the operation of the market in nuclear power generation. (2) Reports under subsection (1) shall include...

Energy Bill (28 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I am conscious that dinner time is approaching, and I shall be as brief as possible. The amendment follows on very well from the one moved by the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, and the Minister's remark that he would support—I hope I quote him correctly—the liberalisation of the European energy market. The difficult question is how that liberalisation will be made to happen. I go...

Energy Bill (28 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, my noble friend did better than I did because I have not. From a customer point of view, that is at the heart of what we have to consider in future relationships with EDF. In July, EDF's gas price increased by 22 per cent and its electricity price increased by 17 per cent. It was announced one day and came into force the next, so we cannot expect EDF to be frightfully popular with...

Energy Bill (28 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, no one would object to or disagree with the noble Lord's final sentence. I am disappointed that he does not feel able to accept my amendment. It would be very helpful to Parliament to have such a regular report every two years, but there it is. I only hope that he will not in five years' time regret his refusal tonight. That said, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Nuclear Energy: Electricité de France (21 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to Electricité de France's proposed takeover of British Energy to become the principal provider of nuclear energy in the United Kingdom.

Nuclear Energy: Electricité de France (21 Oct 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I thank the Minister very much for his Answer. I have long been in favour of increasing nuclear power generation in this country and I recognise that there is no group more experienced in this field than Electricité de France and the EDF Group. However, will the Minister bear in mind that EDF will perhaps have excessive dominance in this country once it has taken over British...

Russia: Human Rights (22 Jul 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, might it not be simpler and more productive if we started a discussion with Russia to see whether it has a long-term wish to join the European Union?

Restaurants: Gratuities (22 Apr 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords—

Restaurants: Gratuities (22 Apr 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, may I suggest to the noble Lord and the noble Baroness in her suggestion about leaving cash that there is an even simpler method of solving this problem? Noble Lords will probably remember that the French word for tip is pourboire. If noble Lords are worried about this matter, I suggest that they buy the waiter a large glass of red wine and leave that instead of money. The...

Environment: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (3 Apr 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I congratulate and thank all those who have spoken in this debate, including the Minister and others on the Front Bench. The speeches were unusually thoughtful, knowledgeable, passionate at times and, typically in the case of the Minister, very lively. I am delighted that in the course of the last two hours we have strayed from Cumbria, through the Lake District, to the north...

Environment: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (3 Apr 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: My Lords, I totally understand what the Minister has just said. I, for one, was certainly not expecting any statement today on the national park. However, I am very glad to hear the rider that he added, that it is absolutely extraordinary that the first preliminary decision to turn the South Downs into a national park was taken in 1999. It is amazing that, eight years later, that has not been...

Environment: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (3 Apr 2008)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry: rose to call attention to the environmental importance of areas of outstanding natural beauty; and to move for Papers. My Lords, this seems a sudden step away from the drama and tragedy that is Zimbabwe to the relative tranquillity of the British countryside, but I am pleased to have this opportunity. The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty asked me not long ago...


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