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National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme - Statement (5 Jun 2019)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I am quite sure that it is my fault, but I remain confused. Has the naming and shaming scheme been suspended?

Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy Missions and Operations (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I agree with absolutely every word of what the right reverend Prelate said. He reminds us of what is at stake when we speak of defence, but also of the value of alliances. I draw attention to my interests declared on the register, particularly the fact that I am chairman of the advisory board of Thales UK and chairman of the Information Assurance Advisory Council, a cybersecurity...

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review - Statement (15 May 2019)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for her helpful answers so far. Is one of the problems that there is a contradiction between our natural desire to make sure that there is no variation in treatment or administration across the country and our equally natural desire to ensure that local people can make decisions on the basis of their local resources? Is there a sense that the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Events (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have put in place to protect against geomagnetic disturbances; and whether they have published, or intend to publish, the details of any such measures.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Office: Finance (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 19 November 2018 (HL11350), how many such requests for permission have been requested by Post Office Limited under that Article within the last two years.

Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I wonder whether my noble friend can help me. In view of the contingent nature of these SIs, is it the Government’s policy to honour the result of last night’s vote in another place?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Office (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use when considering whether to give permission under Article 11.1(O) of the Articles of Association of Post Office Limited to incur a commitment or liability of more than £50 million.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nato (25 Jul 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was meant by the word "additional" in the NATO Brussels Summit Declaration of 11 July which stated in paragraph 14 that "Allies will offer an additional 30 major naval combatants, 30 heavy or medium manoeuvre battalions, and 30 kinetic air squadrons, with enabling forces, at 30 days readiness or less".

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nato (25 Jul 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they intend the UK to make to NATO's Four 30s initiative.

Written Answers — Home Office: Airwave Service (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 June (HL8482), what provisions are in place to ensure that the electric relays of the fibre networks to which Airwave sites are connected would continue to work during a prolonged power outage.

Terrorism: Emergency Communications - Question for Short Debate (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I begin by congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Harris, on three things: first, on securing this debate, which is not an easy thing to do; secondly, on his excellent work on London’s preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident; and, thirdly, on his speech, in which he has said many of the things that I would like to say but has done so with more eloquence, and so I shall...

Amesbury Incident - Statement (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My noble friend is quite right to refuse to speculate about the causes of this, but will she ask the media not to speculate about possible causes as to why this couple were found in a distressed situation? Some disgraceful things have been said in the media which should not have been aired there; that was most unhelpful.

Written Answers — Home Office: Emergency Services Network (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 June (HL8104), what steps they intend to take to ensure the Emergency Services Network will continue to operate during a prolonged power outage.

Written Answers — Home Office: Airwave Service (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 June (HL8104), whether the existing emergency services communications network, Airwave, would operate during a prolonged power outage.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 6 June (HL8104), what systems are in place across existing mobile networks to ensure that they continue to operate during a prolonged power outage.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: 5G (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to provide sufficient back-up power generation for the 5G mobile system to ensure that the emergency communication system can operate during an prolonged power outage.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, for moving these amendments with such incredible clarity that I was able to understand what they were saying. My question follows on from the point made by the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, about how these amendments would be enforced. As the noble Baroness, Lady Jay of Paddington, said in Committee, all these issues arise in an international...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (5th Day) (20 Nov 2017)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, and to the Bar Council for the help it has given us on these amendments. I declare an interest—at least, I suppose I do—in that my wife is a judge and I used to practice as a Chancery barrister long ago. It is an essential part of our legal system that people should have access to the justice system without communications between...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (15 Nov 2017)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I hope I will not add to the troubles of the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, when I say that I am troubled by a couple of his amendments, Amendments 108B and 180A. The former suggests that the Government should not be permitted to, “amend, repeal or revoke the GDPR”. I know the Government will have responsibility for the provisions of the GDPR, but these are surely provisions for...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, like the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, I understand the issues of fast-changing technology and the fact that it is very hard for primary legislation to keep up. My noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe has asked me to express her sadness that she is unable to be here today due to a family funeral. I shall speak to the amendments in our name which, like Amendment 24, propose the...


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