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Results 1–20 of 3000 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 Mann

Electricity Capacity (Amendment etc.) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (2 Jul 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, we did not vote to leave the European Union, only to have the European Commission telling us what our state aid rules should be, particularly in the energy sector, where the European Union has had the most incoherent, disjointed approach for decades. That is summarised by, in recent years, the French going nuclear while the Germans went back to coal. Can the Minister clarify the...

Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (1 Jul 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, “The beef and butter mountains, they never seem to stop When the little streams of bureaucracy come a-tricklin’ from the top Why we joined it, I don’t know at all.” I could continue; it was a song that we sang in the 1970s campaigning against the common agricultural policy—I could do the hand gestures from those days from memory. I warn the Government that the view in the...

Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Amendment 1 (29 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, it is a little disconcerting to end up being thought by the noble and learned Lords, Lord Garnier and Lord Falconer, to be on the side of the angels, but I concur with the consensus that has emerged on the Bill. When we left the European Union, we did not leave in order to give the Executive more power. The argument that was put was that power would be transferred back to the...

National Minimum Wage (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, some of my family benefited financially from the introduction of the national minimum wage in 1998 and have done so since, so I support this statutory instrument today, but there are a number of questions about how it applies. I presume that the entirety of the burgeoning offshore wind energy workforce, maintenance as well as installation, will be covered as we are rightly and...

Violence Against Women - Question (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: School interventions are more difficult and more complex with those communities that are more self-reliant and where that reliance is underpinned by religious observation. Does the Minister agree that we therefore need to build up a bespoke national expertise to be able to intervene when necessary?

Fisheries Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 29 (24 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, the question is, what does being in control mean? This amendment gets into the choices available to the country and to the Government when it comes to Brexit. Are we to have a Brexit for shareholders, hedge fund investors and the Stock Exchange, or are the opportunities from Brexit to be in rejuvenating jobs, skills and industrial restructuring? It is salutary to compare the...

Schools: Return of Students - Question (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: Will all secondary schools be required in September to provide details of which pupils have disappeared from their rolls? Will those figures be provided to government?

Fisheries Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 (22 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: The noble Lord, Lord McConnell, speaks with great knowledge and wisdom on the pressures brought by the Scottish fishing industry, and of course, with over 98% of it owned by Scots, it will be a powerful lobby on politicians. It is a shame that half of England’s quota is foreign-owned, and so we are talking about an industry rather than a national facility—or at least, half of one. I want...

Covid-19: Test and Trace App - Private Notice Question (22 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: What about the pensioners? Half of Germans say they are not going to use the new app and the German system is underpinned by local health boards ringing up people to trace and test. Why are we not doing the same thing at the local level?

Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (18 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, you should be able to see me. I thank the Minister for and congratulate her on the clear way in which she introduced this statutory instrument. I have three questions. First, have the FCA and the Bank of England identified to Treasury Ministers any specific systemic risks that the House should be aware of? Secondly, are there any ongoing concerns within the FCA and the Bank of...

Economic Outlook and Furlough Scheme Changes - Commons Urgent Question (18 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: Academic research from New Orleans after its flooding disaster shows that entrepreneurs were the key to regenerating a very damaged economy. What support are the Government giving now to incentivise entrepreneurs to take risks and employ people so that new ideas, new products and new services can re-boost our economy?

Air Traffic Management (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (17 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, are there any implications in these regulations for how terrorist attacks—either on the ground, and necessitating assistance from a military power abroad such as France, or in the air—are dealt with? If the Government bring forward changes in future, in relation both to this matter and others, will they be brought to the Floor of Parliament before being enacted? What is the...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 7 (16 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, it seems that there are different rationales for why amendments can be put forward and supported. It is often because of the poor drafting of legislation; sometimes, of course, it is for political point scoring or, often, where there is a clear difference of opinion. Sometimes they are intended to save the Government from themselves and, having heard the arguments of the noble Lord,...

Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, we all need to be respectful of each other’s views. Those of us who support the Government tonight have no deficiency in our morality, nor do we have any lesser ethics or standards of ethics than anybody else. By rejecting these regulations, going back to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and allowing women theoretically to be jailed for life for having an abortion is not...

Covid-19: Furloughed Space Grant Scheme - Question (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, will the Minister ensure that no additional taxpayers’ money finds its way into the pockets of commercial landlords who hold their entities offshore to avoid paying UK tax?

Horizon: Sub-postmaster Convictions - Commons Urgent Question (11 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: Being experienced, knowledgeable and of impeccable character, and having no vested interest, were seen to be the appropriate qualities required for the person to chair this inquiry. Can the Minister think of anyone better suited than the former postman Alan Johnson?

Covid-19: Masks - Question for Short Debate (11 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: I do not intend to tell the Government what they should be doing, but I hope that they are following the science. In Germany, Berlin is not mandating or requiring the use of face masks, unlike some other regions, such as Saxony, which are. Are the Government evaluating any difference in the prevalence or death rate in Berlin compared to, say, Saxony, where the policy on face masks is entirely...

Sub-Saharan Africa: Water and Sanitation - Question (10 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: Can the Minister be absolutely clear: will we be spending more on this in sub-Saharan Africa in the next 12 months?

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill - Second Reading (9 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: My Lords, in any major economic crisis—and this is part of the current world crisis—there will be winners and losers. I was quite amused but not surprised to hear that the hot tub industry is doing incredibly well as people with sufficient money are installing them in their garden—in lieu perhaps of holidays to hotter climates. There will be winners, and entrepreneurs will be critical...

Covid-19: R Rate and Lockdown Measures - Commons Urgent Question (9 Jun 2020)

Lord Mann: What discussions have Ministers had with their German counterparts about the success of the German test and trace system?

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