Oral Questions

17th November 2016 Roads: Drink-drive Limit

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.

Spoke again later in debate: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply, but the RAC Foundation said last year that 25 lives would have been saved if the limit had been lowered. Police Scotland is about to produce a report on its two-year trial. If the report suggests similar findings, will the Government use that evidence to reduce the limit at the next available opportunity?


2nd November 2015 Hinkley Point: Chinese Investment 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the employment and environmental records of the Chinese companies involved in developing Hinkley Point, and whether either company has been involved in developing nuclear weapons.


15th September 2015 Communications Data

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to consult and otherwise engage with stakeholders about the interception of communications data.


16th July 2015 Surveillance Legislation 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following David Anderson QC’s report on surveillance legislation, whether they intend that Ministers should retain the power to authorise surveillance.


9th June 2015 Air Pollution 

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the 29 April Supreme Court judgment on nitrogen dioxide levels, when they will bring forward plans to ensure that the whole of the United Kingdom complies with air pollution limits by 2020.