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Subordinate Legislation: Transparency and Accountability - Question (21 Feb 2019)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, it has been a privilege to have served on this committee for a number of years; indeed, at various times I have chaired the committee and I was very much involved in the preparation of this report. As the Minister said, scrutinising statutory instruments can sometimes feel a rather remote, distant, especially technical thing to do, but one must never lose sight of the fact that a...

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

Lord Rowlands: As a member of the Delegated Powers Committee, I specifically draw the Minister’s attention and the attention of the Committee to our paragraph 16, which states that: “The power to make adjustments is a very broad one with no restrictions”. We have very deep concerns about the powers proposed in the Bill. I hope, listening to the Minister, that he will address this issue and recognise...

Wales Bill - Report (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Rowlands: I apologise for interrupting the Minister but can he publish exactly which public bodies, which local authorities and which companies are going to pay this levy and what amounts they will pay?

Wales Bill - Report (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Rowlands: I shall speak to Amendment 74, proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, to continue to clarify the issue of the apprenticeship levy. I express my gratitude to the Minister for his letter on this issue in November, which was extremely informative and helpful. It spelt out how the Treasury was going to Barnettise the levy, which was very helpful, but I would like to press him a little more on...

Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Rowlands: But the Minister was not capable of telling us that, in fact, the Assembly had actually exercised these powers and actually had amended primary legislation and statutory instruments. He was not able to tell us that in Committee.

Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Rowlands: Could they possibly be subject to legislative consent Motions, for example?

Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, I support the amendments, which are similar to those that I had the pleasure of moving in Committee. Since then, we have had a most interesting and informative letter— yet another Bourne letter, I may say; the collected correspondence of the noble Lord, Lord Bourne, is becoming voluminous—that is extraordinarily revealing. It appears that if we have bad habits, other Assemblies,...

Wales Bill - Committee (4th Day) (23 Nov 2016)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, I listened carefully to the Minister, as always, and I am fascinated by this concept of “reciprocal” and the promise of a letter that will describe to us how this will work or has worked. Does the Welsh Assembly exercise such power to intervene to change English legislation?

Wales Bill - Committee (4th Day) (23 Nov 2016)

Lord Rowlands: Again, I shall look forward to that letter. I do not know how other noble Lords feel but I just find it very difficult to believe that there should not be a provision of the kind we have been trying to introduce. If the United Kingdom Parliament chooses, unilaterally, to seek to amend legislation that belongs to the National Assembly, it has to have some form of consent or approval. That is a...

Wales Bill - Committee (4th Day) (23 Nov 2016)

Lord Rowlands: I am looking forward to this collection of letters—a few have already been mentioned. I am happy to beg leave to withdraw the amendment but I warn the Minister that we will come back to this issue on Report. Amendment 111 withdrawn. Amendments 112 to 119 not moved. Amendment 119A had been withdrawn from the Marshalled List. Clause 53 agreed.

Wales Bill - Committee (4th Day) (23 Nov 2016)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, this amendment is in my name and those of my noble friend Lady Morgan and the noble Lord, Lord Wigley. It is the first of a group of nine amendments dealing with the issues that arise from Clause 53. I also acknowledge that in this group are amendments in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Elis-Thomas. Before I turn my attention to the substance of the amendments, I remind the...

Wales Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (15 Nov 2016)

Lord Rowlands: I support my noble friend because I worry about taxation. It can be very regressive in an individual context. There is a history of it, and it could be not only in income tax but in VAT. We should be very careful before we proceed down that road.

Wales Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (7 Nov 2016)

Lord Rowlands: My understanding is that the way it is going to be delivered in England is through this so-called digital voucher. First, can the Minister confirm that that is the case? Secondly, is it also the case that Wales and other Administrations have all rejected that process? If it is not going to be that, what will the process be by which Welsh companies can claim on the levy?

Wales Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (7 Nov 2016)

Lord Rowlands: My Lords, I declare an interest as honorary president of the National Training Federation for Wales, and in its early years I was one of its advisers. The federation brings together many or most of the training providers that deliver the apprenticeship and skills policies and funding from the Welsh Assembly Government. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, for tabling this amendment...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Generation (20 Jun 2016)

Lord Rowlands: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what Capacity Market auctions have been held to date under the Energy Act 2013, and what were the price and terms of the successful bids at each auction.

Written Answers — Home Office: European Arrest Warrants (23 Feb 2016)

Lord Rowlands: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the European Commission on when their revision of the European Arrest Warrant handbook will be issued.

Written Answers — Home Office: European Arrest Warrants (23 Feb 2016)

Lord Rowlands: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on how many European Arrest Warrants were sought by individual member states in 2015, and how many were executed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Taxation (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Rowlands: To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis, and by which process, the relevant shares of the proposed Apprenticeship Levy will be distributed to the devolved administrations.

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: House of Lords: Apprentices (16 Dec 2015)

Lord Rowlands: To ask the Chairman of Committees how many apprentices are employed in the House of Lords.

Wales Bill — Third Reading (24 Nov 2014)

Lord Rowlands: Can the Minister tell us how many 16 and 17 year-olds there are?


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