Results 161–180 of 6346 for speaker:Lord Foster of Bath

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (9 Sep 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult on the Shared Prosperity Fund; and when they intend to respond to any such consultation.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (30 Jul 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to collate data on apprenticeship levy payments and spending by sector; and if not, why not.

Road Safety - Question (23 Jul 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, part of the remit of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch is to improve air safety by making use of lessons learned from air accident investigations. There are similar remits for bodies that deal with marine and rail accidents. Given the need to reduce road accidents, it seems odd that we have no national road accidents investigation branch. Given that many other countries do, can...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Arts (23 Jul 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to collate data in order to assess the amount of apprenticeship levy money that was (1) paid, and (2) spent on apprenticeships, by creative industry companies in the 2018/19 financial year.

Gambling: Children in Africa - Question (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, as the Minister has already explained, holding a UK gambling licence requires relevant companies to comply with relevant legislation in all the other countries in which they operate, but the amount of evidence they have to provide of compliance is somewhat limited. Does the Minister agree that it would be a good idea to require the chief executive of each company to sign a...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Arts (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of apprenticeship levy money that was (1) paid, and (2) spent, by creative industry companies in the 2018–19 financial year.

Problem Gambling - Statement (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I too thank the Minister for repeating the Statement. I am a member of your Lordships’ Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Committee. It is, however, my membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm that has led me to meet the parents of a number of children who have committed suicide because of gambling. It has given me the opportunity...

Theatre Market - Question for Short Debate (11 Jun 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I cannot promise that, but I will begin by congratulating my noble friend Lord Glasgow not only on securing this debate but, as the noble Baroness, Lady Wilcox, said, on getting us going. I congratulate other noble Lords on their contributions. They all highlighted the important role that theatres play in our cultural life. They give enormous enjoyment and benefit to individuals and...

Creative Industries: Apprenticeship Levy - Question (4 Jun 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: On behalf of my noble friend Lady Bonham- Carter of Yarnbury and at her request, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in her name on the Order Paper.

Creative Industries: Apprenticeship Levy - Question (4 Jun 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: I thank the Minister for the response, but it is widely accepted that for the creative industries, the apprenticeship levy is simply not fit for purpose. New figures now show that unless still greater flexibilities are built in, nearly half of the creative industries’ levy money will go unused. Why cannot levy-paying employers give even more of their unspent levy funds to apprenticeship...

Museums and Galleries - Question (23 May 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, since 2012 the museums and schools programme has enabled nearly half a million schoolchildren from highly deprived areas to access museums and benefit from the collections and the skills of the museum staff. However, the former three-year funding regime has now been replaced by a year-on-year regime, which is bringing about uncertainty and difficulty in planning. Will the noble...

Electronic Communications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: I will be brief. The Minister is absolutely right: any breach affecting a UK citizen will be dealt with by a UK court. However, it is perfectly possible that the processor could have been guilty of similar offences in other European countries. In those circumstances, will he confirm that both countries will have to take proceedings in their respective courts, and that this is an additional...

Electronic Communications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, as the Prime Minister traipses around European capitals, seeking to get an extension and, I hope, prevent a no-deal Brexit, I very much hope that today’s relatively short debate will be wasted time. None the less, I was somewhat surprised that this SI was before us. It was only on 18 February this year that we debated the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications...

Public Service Broadcasters - Question (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lady Bonham-Carter and with her permission, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in her name on the Order Paper.

Public Service Broadcasters - Question (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: I thank the Minister for his reply, but does he agree that in this fast-changing world—with US-based on-demand video streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and now Apple increasingly penetrating the UK market—we need an agile regulatory regime that does not act as a brake on UK innovation? Netflix updates its platform once a week, yet it could take up to eight months for Ofcom to...

Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: On that point, the Minister said that the operators have no plans to introduce charges. In fact, the government document I referred to said that they had no plans to change their approach. Can he guarantee that he has confirmation from the big four that they have no plans to introduce mobile roaming charges following a no-deal Brexit?

Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, we use strange language in your Lordships’ House: we do not say “no”, we say “not content”; we “adjourn at leisure” and we have “Motions of regret”. On this occasion regret is the appropriate term because I suspect that if this statutory instrument is introduced, large numbers of UK citizens who wish to travel in EU 27 countries will very much regret the loss of...

Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: I do not for a minute deny that there are some benefits, but overall it is certainly not good news. I was praising the Government; let me continue, because I also welcome that within this SI mobile operators will be required to give the alert to users when 80% and then 100% of their data allocation has been used. There are some pretty obvious questions for the Minister. As he knows only too...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Rural Areas (8 Feb 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps were taken to rural proof the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy.


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