Canlyniadau 41–60 o 7615 ar gyfer speaker:Lord Robathan

Armed Forces: Troop Levels - Question (21 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: Does my noble friend not understand that one of the problems with serving in the Armed Forces at the moment is a perception that they are in part of a declining industry? This is not a new thing, but we are actually declining the Armed Forces at the moment by shrinking them. This is completely nuts. Does my noble friend consider that perhaps the new Secretary of State may take a look at this...

Hereditary Peers By-election - Announcement (20 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lords, Lord Meston and Lord De Clifford, and hope they contribute well to this House, notwithstanding the excellent and amusing comments of the noble Lord Grocott. I will also say—I am not a hereditary Peer myself—that the hereditary element in this House, elected now in some quaint way, in fact contributes a great deal more than many of us life Peers.

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, I note that almost all the speeches have been in favour of this amendment. That is because it is about conservation. I am a conservationist—I think everyone who has spoken is a conservationist—but this Bill, which my amendment aims to improve, is not about conservation. I find that very distressing—I really do. The two noble Baronesses on the Front Bench said that they had...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: I am younger than Joe Biden. However, my wife and my children in particular tell me how old I am.

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: They do. Because people are urging me to, I think I will test the opinion of the House. Ayes 25, Noes 32.

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: I am grateful to my noble friend because I will come on to a compromise in a minute. This Bill is of course a manifesto commitment left over from 2019. It was probably put in, rather surprisingly, by a former Prime Minister to placate somebody close to him. As somebody who was a Member of the House of Commons for 23 years, I can promise those who talk about 86%—or whatever it is—of people...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: I was in the House of Commons for 23 years. I do not know if I achieved anything useful; I did try. During those 23 years, I got an enormous amount of correspondence—letters and latterly emails. To my certain knowledge, I did not get one letter, email or even telephone call worrying about hunting trophies.

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: You got one, but you were there for longer than I was.

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, I beg to move the amendment standing in my name. I do not wish to repeat everything that has been said before; it is getting late, and I am sure many people, like me, would rather go home. But I will say a few general points about this. Unfortunately, because of a medical appointment, I could not speak properly at Second Reading. I also say to the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, that...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: This is a Private Member’s Bill, not a government Bill, apparently, and on the Opposition Benches we have five to one—sorry, six to one; maths is not necessarily my strong point.

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: Anyway, to go back to the matter in hand, I would say that, when I and several other noble Lords here met a delegation from countries from sub-Saharan Africa, as I recall, there were two female African Ministers who came to talk to us—so it is not purely men who take a view on this.

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: Yes, I am indeed aware: none. Which was a pity, and it was especially a pity that my noble friend Lady Fookes did not come to hear what had to be said by people who actually know a great deal about the issue because they live with it. I said I would make some general points because I was unable to speak properly on Second Reading. I have a farm in Leicestershire. I farm for conservation, in...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 1 (12 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: I understand what the noble Baroness is saying, but is she really implying that those people, such as myself, who put down amendments have no right to express an opinion on this, and that their views are valueless because they are not female?

Russia: Sanctions - Question (11 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords—

Russia: Sanctions - Question (11 Med 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, on targeted sanctions, the oligarchs who make up the inner circle around Putin, and the huge number of people who have property here, have almost invariably made their money by nefarious means—they must have done, because 30 years ago there was no private capital in Russia. Could my noble friend the Minister give us an update on how many oligarchs are having their property—and...

Ukraine: Ammunition and Missiles - Question (24 Gor 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, while I am encouraged by what my noble friend the Minister says about replenishing stocks, I agree with the noble Lord, Lord West—perhaps unusually—that we must have a steady supply base. We have stopped asking for certain bits of ammunition and supply chains have dropped. I am afraid that defence is expensive and, as we now know, it is very expensive if you happen to be sitting...

NATO Summit - Statement (18 Gor 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, I welcome the Statement. While he does not need my congratulations, I congratulate the Prime Minister and the Government on their work at the NATO summit, which is incredibly important. However, where I part company with the Government and my noble friend is that it is not enough, I am afraid. There is a war raging in Europe; it is not enough. When I was a boy, there were four...

Nuclear Test Veterans - Question (18 Gor 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, a dozen years ago, when I was working in the Ministry of Defence, the nuclear test veterans’ organisation brought a case against the Ministry of Defence for compensation. It went to the Supreme Court, which included, at the time, our late and much-respected colleague Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood. After some deliberation, it found that there was no case to answer. Indeed, our...

Corporate Profits: Inflation - Question (29 Meh 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, does my noble friend the Minister not agree that the problem has been caused by the money supply increase, quantitative easing over the years and, in particular, most recently, the coronavirus nonsense, when lockdowns cost this country billions and contributed to the parlous state of the economy and inflation? Noble Lords on the other side are complaining now, yet in the past they...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Second Reading (16 Meh 2023)

Lord Robathan: My Lords, it might amuse my noble friend who has just spoken that I played the lion in the Bernard Shaw play, “Androcles and the Lion”, when I was about 10. I was not very good, actually. I was going to make a speech to ask whether the bien pensant, well-meaning people in this country should know more about this than the people who live in Africa and in those communities? It was...


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