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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 Oct 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords—

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I want to talk about the constitution of Brexit, but I first make the point that my noble friend Lord Lilley is one of the few Members of this House who has been involved with all the technical issues, going back to our early days of membership, and, I think, knows more than most people and is well worth listening to. I agree very much with everything that he had to say. Forty-five...

Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (30 Sep 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, the UK has a great advantage over most European economies and the US when it comes to effecting a sorting out and recovery of a business that is failing. Can the Minister confirm that whatever EU rules we may be moving in tandem with will not damage our advantage in sorting out businesses?

Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (30 Sep 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, will these changes in any way damage the superior insolvency legislation that this country has at present?

Hong Kong - Private Notice Question (3 Sep 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, does the Minister accept that the deal the Thatcher Government did with China was wise but did not cater for full-scale democracy in Hong Kong? While there is hope that the situation may move towards that, I suggest that the right posture for the time being is the deal done with China by the Thatcher Government.

Sterling - Question (3 Sep 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, are the Government aware of the extent to which increased regulation is causing a fall in productivity, particularly in the financial services sector? The numbers of people working in regulation are not producing anything positive and the effect is estimated to be as much as 10% over the last decade.

Sharia-compliant Student Finance - Question (25 Jul 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, might the delay result from it being too difficult to find a substitute for interest to match the two student loan models? If there is not something similar, it can be argued that one side or the other is benefiting more.

Multi-academy Trusts - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, surely it is essentially the task of the governing body of the school to see that it is run properly and to exercise a role similar to that of a non-executive director.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, is it not a question of weighing the short-term inconveniences against the long-term picture? The whole point about the long term, given the appalling economic record of the EU, is that our economy is likely to grow much less while we are part of the EU or closely related to it than if it is free.

Rough Sleeping - Question (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, is the Minister aware of a particular problem in Westminster of rough sleeping in tents? Two things arise from that. First, there is the concern that drug dealing might be going on in the tents. Secondly, although they have powers, the police are reluctant to be too aggressive in addressing the problem.

State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Flight: The EU has used state aid rules effectively in order to tell the British Government what to do with regard to their enterprise investment scheme; that is not goods, it is very much a financial service.

Overseas Aid - Private Notice Question (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, may I ask the Minister what proportion of the 0.7% goes via EU projects or other EU conduits?

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (3rd Day) (14 Jan 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Baker and congratulate him on his wit and wisdom, but I cannot agree with his diagnosis. I am disappointed that the Motion in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, contains the words, “a no deal outcome … must be … rejected”. As I see it, and as has been articulated by many who have spoken today, the reality is that the WTO arrangements...

Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (8 Jan 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, first, I declare my interest in the register. I want to make a small point, to which no one has referred so far. There is quite an importance in the various trade and regulatory bodies to discuss with the Treasury, and potentially with the regulator in the EU, what makes sense and what does not. That is a check on the Government having too much power where they will potentially have...

Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (8 Jan 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, the hope is that if everything were sensible, the amendment would be appropriate and powerful. As the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, pointed out, it is possible that the EU may go down paths of regulation that are not very sensible. In that situation, given that the market for the UK’s financial services industry is not just Europe, it may not be practical for the UK to use and...

Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (8 Jan 2019)

Lord Flight: Would I be correct in describing the reason for that legislation as enabling us to meet equivalence requirements going forward if we have not otherwise dealt with things?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Flight: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total (1) cost of running the County Court Bailiffs service, and (2) receipts from licences and permits for High Court Enforcement Officers in each of the last five years for which data is available.

High Street Banks - Question (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I declare an interest as a director of Metro Bank. Are the Government aware of the extent of the services and branches that the new banks are bringing to this country? Metro Bank has just opened its 62nd branch and will continue to add branches. It has gained 1.5 million customers in less than 10 years. My point is that modernisation is happening, and it is often the new banks that...

Tenant Fees Bill - Report (11 Dec 2018)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I similarly would like to speak to Amendments 42, 43 and 44, on tenancy deposits. The objective for everyone is to have a fair balance that works. I note that, at Second Reading in the Commons, the Secretary of State referred to the then proposal of six weeks as, “a balance of greater protection to tenants while giving landlords the flexibility to accept higher-risk...

Tenant Fees Bill - Report (11 Dec 2018)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I refer to my interest as a modest landlord, as declared in the register. The new rules to protect rent paid by tenants to agents do not protect landlords fully. Letting agents will have to join the new government-approved client money protection insurance scheme, but changes proposed by the Government as to the level of insurance held by these schemes will not cover the full...


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