Results 1–20 of 6000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Knight of Weymouth

Future of Seaside Towns - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, like other members of the committee, I thank my noble friend Lord Bassam—briefly, but with feeling—for the wonderful way in which he chaired the committee, and I thank the staff and the other members of the committee for giving me an enjoyable nine months exploring this subject and for a useful report that does the House some credit. It is also a great pleasure to follow the...

English Football - Question for Short Debate (8 May 2019)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I must first thank my noble friend Lady Taylor of Bolton not only for securing this debate but for the way in which she introduced it, and it is a joy to follow my friend the noble Baroness, Lady Morris of Bolton. The terrible story of Bolton Wanderers should be a salutary lesson to all of us as football fans, and none of us would want this situation for any club, let alone our own....

Online Harms White Paper - Motion to Take Note (30 Apr 2019)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, and to precede the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin, both of whom have consistently campaigned on the dangers of the internet to children. I agree with what the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans said on gambling; I would support a ban on advertising at football matches. By way of reminding your Lordships of my...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2019)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I feel like a rarity in this House, in that this is my first speech in the Chamber on Brexit. It is hard to know how much value my six minutes will add among over 130 speeches in the latest of so many debates on this subject. However, like the noble Lord, Lord Low, I think that it is time to stand up and be counted. The first thing to say is that I do not think that Brexit should be...

Schools: Funding - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, let me start by reminding your Lordships of my education interests in the register, particularly as one of the chief officers of TES. I thank my noble friend Lady Morris not only for instigating this debate, but for the passion and clarity with which she opened it. Our schools are struggling, particularly our secondary schools. Four statistics tell the story. We have heard the...

Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill - Second Reading (26 Oct 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I too very much welcome the Bill and the way that it was introduced by the noble Baroness, Lady Chisholm, with appropriate detail and clarity, and the speech by the noble Lord, Lord Patel. Like them, I agree that it is important to give the authority of a statutory footing to the National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott. I remind your Lordships of my interests in respect of my...

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Third Reading (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: I am most grateful to the Minister for that update and for his assistance and that of his officials, led by the assiduous Shelley Torey. I thank other noble Lords for their assistance and the MPs in the other place—and, finally, to Lucy Herd for her inspiration and assiduous campaigning ever since her son Jack died eight years ago. Bill passed.

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Order of Commitment Discharged (17 Jul 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee—very popular. Unless, therefore, any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Motion agreed.

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Second Reading (29 Jun 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have spoken. I am grateful for everyone’s support. This has been a small but perfectly formed debate for Second Reading of the Bill. I particularly pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, for sharing her story and those of other bereaved parents, such as Nikki. I have great sympathy with the points she made about the benefits system and carers,...

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Second Reading (29 Jun 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I thank Kevin Hollinrake MP for steering the Bill through its various stages in the other place. It is a good Bill, which addresses the significant hole in our legislation that means there is currently no specific legal entitlement to time off in the event that a person loses a child. When I was no more than 12 years old, I was sat down on the sofa at home by my mum and dad. My mum...

Lifelong Learning - Question for Short Debate (16 Apr 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I must first refer your Lordships to my education interests as declared in the register. I am also grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Garden, for securing this debate and for the way in which she introduced it. Our education system is still stuck in thinking from 70 years ago. This is reflected in our lifelong learning culture that is a long way from where it needs to be to meet...

Apprenticeships: Levy - Question (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, there has been a 30% year-on-year fall in apprenticeship starts by under-19s. That should be no surprise because, despite this being a great applied qualification, the pipeline is being strangled by the EBacc squeezing out applied learning from the curriculum. STEM is becoming S and M in schools, as technology and engineering are being taken out, leaving only science and maths. When...

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, made her case brilliantly, and I join others in saluting the leadership that she is showing the House by raising these issues and getting action in the Data Protection Bill. Her vision is exactly the opposite of that we see in the United States from the FCC in ending net neutrality, which is taking that country into such a dark place in this context....

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

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, does the Minister agree with the noble Lord, Lord Storey, that PSHE would be the most appropriate way to educate young people about data rights? If so, I note that the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, has today announced that Ian Bauckham will lead the review on how relationship and sex education for the 21st century will be delivered. Can the Minister, who is clearly prepared...

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

Lord Knight of Weymouth: Could the Minister help me with any information he might have about when the GDPR was drawn up? It must have been envisaged when Article 8 was put together that some member states would go with something different—be it 13, 16, or whatever. The issue of foreign powers must have been thought about, as well as verifying age, parental consent, or the verification of parental identity to verify...

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

Lord Knight of Weymouth: I apologise to the Minister for interrupting. I am just interested in that confusion that he talks about. Perhaps I am incorrect, but I understand that images, for example, are data. There is a lot of concern about sexting and about platforms such as Snapchat and the sharing of data. Where is the confusion? Is it in the Government, or in the Chamber?

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

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I support the amendments. I remind the House of my interests in relation to my work at TES, the digital education company. The noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, and the others who have supported the amendment have given the Government a pretty neat way out of the problem that 13 as the age of consent for young people to sign up to “information society services”, as the Bill likes to...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: To clarify the question around insurance companies, if as technology and communications change there is a sense that the insurance companies should work a bit harder, would the first recourse be to go to the Financial Conduct Authority in order for it to regulate the insurance companies to do a better job?

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I will be brief on this group but I have two points to make. One is a question in respect of Amendment 51, where I congratulate the insurance industry on its lobbying. Within proposed new paragraph 15A(1)(b) it says, “if … the controller has taken reasonable steps to obtain the data subject’s consent”. Can the Minister clarify, or give some sense of, what “reasonable”...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I broadly support what these interesting amendments are trying to do. I declare my interest as a member of the board of the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology. Substantially, what it does is advise normally larger charities on how to best take advantage of digital to solve some of their problems. Clearly, I support ensuring that small businesses, small charities and parish...


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