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Results 1–20 of 2734 for speaker:Lord Smith of Finsbury

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Copyright: Internet (8 Apr 2019)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming White Paper on the development of digital technology and the digital economy will include reserve powers to address economic harm on online platforms in order to protect the interests of the UK’s creative industries against piracy and the spread of illegal content.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Treatment (4 Feb 2019)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they will make to ensure the efficient delivery of water purification chemicals from the EU to water companies in the UK in the event of a no-deal withdrawal from the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Intellectual Property (26 Oct 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their intention that UK Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys should continue to have rights of representation in EU countries, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations might be.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: European Union Intellectual Property Office (26 Oct 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to continue the UK's participation in the EU Intellectual Property Office after the UK leaves the EU.

Higher Education - Motion to Take Note (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: My Lords, I remind the House of my interest as master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Norton, on his choice of subject and on an excellent opening contribution to this extremely good debate. I greatly enjoyed the contribution from the right reverend prelate the Bishop of Chichester in his maiden speech. I trust that we will hear much more from him as part...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Drugs (11 Jul 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are seeking to put in place following Brexit to ensure the timely availability of medicines manufactured in EU countries to patients in the UK.

LGBT Action Plan - Statement (3 Jul 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: My Lords, I give a very warm welcome to the Statement from the noble Baroness regarding the survey that the Government have carried out and the action plan that will now be put in place. Embedded in it is the valuable recognition that far too much discrimination and hostility are still faced by LGBT people across the country. However, I urge the Government to take one further step, which is...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading (16 May 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: My Lords, I support the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Krebs. I say to the noble Lord, Lord Framlingham, that the irreparable damage that may be done is damage to our environment and our health if we lose the safeguards and protections that we have for our environment.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading (16 May 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: No, I will not. I am sorry. The crucial part of the amendment is subsection (4), which talks about, “an independent body with the purpose of ensuring compliance with environmental law by public authorities”. When I was chairman of the Environment Agency, action was taken on some of the major issues affecting our environment—such as the fact that we discharge raw sewage into the River...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Data Protection (14 May 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their reasons for the exemption of the Home Office from the new data protection regulation; and what assessment they have made of the consequences of this exemption for individuals' access to their own personal data.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Tidal Lagoons Independent Review (9 May 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a substantive response to the report of the Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons led by Charles Hendry; and what steps they are intending to take in order to ensure that the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project can proceed.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Email (1 May 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to safeguard the use by UK citizens of .eu email addresses after the UK's departure from the EU.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (23 Apr 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: My Lords, I rise very briefly to give strong support to this amendment and assert the need for an independent environmental institution. As the noble Lord, Lord Deben, said, this is entirely in accord with what Ministers have said they want. However, it is really important that, when the actions are put on to the words, we get the real protections that we require. I well remember when the...

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

Lord Smith of Finsbury: My Lords, I remind the House of my interest as master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. I give a warm welcome to Amendments 3, 4 and 5, and I am grateful that the Minister and her noble friend the Minister have listened to the concerns of universities and colleges and very helpfully addressed them in these amendments. I know I speak also for the noble Baroness, Lady Royall, in this respect. The...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (9 Nov 2017)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 October (HL2086) concerning constitutional advice on the possible revocation of the Article 50 notice, whether they will now answer the question asked.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU) (3 Nov 2017)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make provisions in order to ensure that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights applies in the UK after Brexit; and if so, what provisions they intend to make.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest constitutional advice they have (1) sought, and (2) received, as to whether the Article 50 application to leave the EU can be revoked before the process is complete.

Deregulation: Public Services and Health and Safety - Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: My Lords, I begin by warmly thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Andrews, for initiating this important debate and for her excellent opening contribution. What a remarkable series of rather formidable contributions we have already heard this morning. Because this debate, of course, is at heart all about safeguarding the lives and well-being of all of us—and there is nothing more important than...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: First, briefly to address the point from the noble Lord, Lord Winston, even though UKRI may have no direct funding responsibility in relation to conservatoires, it can none the less play a useful role in making a joint decision, and I do not think that diminishes in any way the research standing of the conservatoires.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: I do not think that our amendment would make any substantive difference from the position under the provisions of the Bill. It simply means that UKRI is part of the process alongside the Office for Students. In relation to UKRI, the Minister has shown in our discussions much wisdom and willingness to take on board points made from all sides of the House. This is only to be expected from an...


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