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United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 73 (25 Nov 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord Trenchard, who has contributed so much to the different stages of this Bill. Once again, it has also been a great pleasure to support my noble and learned friend Lord Mackay of Clashfern as he tries to prompt the Government to outline a process of devolved consultation on any major disputes in the creation of regulations or statutory...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 134 (2 Nov 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I am pleased to be able to contribute to this stage of the debate, and to offer my support to my noble friend Lady McIntosh of Pickering, and particularly to her Amendment 134. Just recently we have heard much discussion, even by the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, about the suitability of the CMA for this role. But there is no doubt that we need a body, and what we are discussing are...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 114 (2 Nov 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I support my noble and learned friend Lord Mackay of Clashfern on this group of amendments, particularly Amendment 114. Having the correct dispute resolution mechanism is extremely important. If the Government can find a better one than what has been suggested, I would be interested in the Minister giving us a clue as to what it might be. The Government have found that the Scottish...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 5 (26 Oct 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, it is a great pleasure and honour to be able to participate in this very important legislation. The search for common frameworks is something that has concerned me from the minute we went down the Brexit road. I would like to support the amendments that were put forward in the name of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope. I was also interested to hear the analysis by the noble...

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 71 (17 Sep 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I am very glad to be able to talk on this subject, and I declare my interest as a livestock rearer in Scotland. This group is much focused on animals involved in exports, and I was thinking that many other speakers in the House today would want to comment on this. My remarks today are directed at Amendment 73—in the name of my noble friend Lady Fookes—in this group, which is, in...

Agriculture Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 68 (17 Sep 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Wigley. I declare my interest as a livestock producer from Scotland. Amendment 68A in my name emphasises much the same point for much the same reason. I have considerable admiration for my noble friend the Minister, who, along with his officials, has laboured hard and finally found a formula through which it has been possible to...

Agriculture Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (15 Sep 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to be able to contribute to this Bill, and I declare my interests as a farmer in Scotland and a member of NFU Scotland. Even so, Part 1, to which most of these amendments apply, only affects England and Wales. I add my support for Amendment 2 in the name of the noble Earl, Lord Devon. This is one of a number of amendments noble Lords have referred to which are...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 270 (28 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, we have heard many arguments put forward in this debate. I can say only that the fears that the noble Lord, Lord Morrow, has expressed are slightly greater than those in Scotland, but there are fears there, nonetheless. I declare an interest as a livestock producer in Scotland, with a particular involvement in sheep. Like the noble Lord, Lord Curry, and many other Peers, my...

Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development: Merger - Question (27 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, my noble friend the Minister gave us a wonderful collection of high-level aims. A neighbour of mine runs a programme through an independent charity in Madagascar, tackling environmental and poverty issues. People at that level want to know whether the Foreign Office will be better able to direct funding down to grass-roots need or whether an even larger proportion of the aid budget...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 160 (21 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Rooker, who of course has more knowledge about the UK’s food situation than most of us can ever hope to have. I come from a background of rearing livestock, which is at one end of the food chain. We have heard this evening from people who have concerns about food all down the chain as far as the question of waste food. It is...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 73 (16 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, as he bangs the drum for Scotland’s place in the union. I declare my interest as a lifetime livestock producer. I support my noble friend Lord Caithness in his Amendment 73, which flags up one of the great challenges facing agricultural production. Noble Lords will know that when the Kyoto Protocol was signed in December...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (9 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, for introducing this topic. It is obviously one that can do with some discussion. I thank the noble Lord for picking his words carefully and reading out the content of Amendment 102, because that illustrates what he is looking for. Following my noble friend Lord Cormack’s argument, I feel it must all be done with great care and attention. I...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 (7 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I start by asking my noble friend the Minister whether, in his mind, the definition in the Bill of the countryside, farmland and woodland excludes water. One would think that water would be included in that, but obviously the noble Lord, Lord Addington, would like to have it added to the Bill. It is quite useful that the Bill is to support the provision of access. Presumably it...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (7 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, forgive me if I turn off the video, because my signal is very poor. I declare my interests as in the register; my background is in livestock production in a hill area. As a Scottish farmer, I am particularly interested in the outcome of the devolution framework negotiation. I was interested to hear my noble friend Lord Marlesford saying that we must emphasise the context in which we...

Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (1 Jul 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: First, I declare an interest, having been a hill farmer for part of my life; my son is continuing that. I am glad to see these items of legislation progressing because, having looked at them, one hates to think what a mess it would be if we did not have the detail contained in them. Noble Lords have mentioned the review conducted by the noble Lord, Lord Bew. We in Scotland can be very...

Fisheries Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 52 (24 Jun 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I am most grateful to all those whose expertise has made this hybrid form of participation possible, but I have been warned that my connection is very tenuous. If I am not coming across clearly, I would be quite happy for them to disconnect me. Fishing is a much more important part of the Scots economy than it is of the UK’s as a whole, so I am one of those who have taken an...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dairy Farming: Coronavirus (16 Jun 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide an economic assistance package for sheep and goat milk producers whose markets have been disrupted by COVID-19.

Agriculture Bill - Second Reading (10 Jun 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I must thank my noble friend the Minister and his officials for the time they have spent briefing us on the interpretation of the Bill. I also declare my interest as a hill farmer and livestock breeder in Scotland. The legislation before the House has not been shy in hiding that it is purely an enabling Bill for the Secretary of State. Fortunately, it allows us a fair bit of...

Beyond Brexit (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Consider (12 May 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: My Lords, I also congratulate my noble friend Lord Boswell on securing this debate. We urgently need to complete the structures of our new relationship with the EU and a vital focus needs to be what kind of friendship and influence we are seeking. We have just celebrated VE Day. As a boy, I believed all the belligerent rhetoric of that war and revelled in the news of the destruction of our...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (25 Feb 2020)

the Duke of Montrose: To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds have been earmarked for the completion of the full-fibre network in the UK; and when they expect to deliver a nationwide full-fibre network.


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