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Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Artificial Intelligence: Copyright (21 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government, following their consultation outcome A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation: government response, published on 6 February, where they stated that "it is now clear that the working group will not be able to agree an effective voluntary code" between AI developers and rights holders concerning copyright protected materials, what plans they have to ensure...

Death of Alexei Navalny - Statement (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: My Lords, it is reassuring to see all sides of the House with shared purpose in holding the Putin regime to account, but of course it is not just the death of poor Mr Navalny that we mourn. There have been extrajudicial killings on UK soil too. It is not just Russia that we fear; the Government have had to warn China about the intimidation of UK citizens, while the Canadians have accused...

Death of Alexei Navalny - Statement (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: My Lords, it is reassuring to see all sides of the House with shared purpose in holding the Putin regime to account, but of course it is not just the death of poor Mr Navalny that we mourn. There have been extrajudicial killings on UK soil too. It is not just Russia that we fear; the Government have had to warn China about the intimidation of UK citizens, while the Canadians have accused...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: My Lords, I thank all contributors to today’s debate. I thought it was both interesting and thoughtful and set the terms of future discussions that we will be having in the years ahead in this House. In particular, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Rosenfield, for his considered contribution and welcome him to the House. Like him, I felt very nostalgic when he described working at No. 10. I have...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: My Lords, I draw attention to my entries in the register, particularly for UK Music and Windward Global. This Motion would not be debated in the legislative assemblies of the major economies: not in Germany or the USA, nor France, Japan, China, South Korea, nor any other developed nation on earth. Why? Because as the manufacturing trade group Make UK says, the United Kingdom is unique among...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: We will be the only advanced nation unable to make steel, in a time of global turmoil and uncertainty. This would represent criminal negligence. I note the announcement that Tata will close the two blast furnaces at Port Talbot in a few months and install an electric arc furnace, which would cut productive capacity. This is mindless vandalism to our manufacturing base. The salt in the wounds...

Pension Investments - Question (23 Jan 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: My Lords, does the Minister believe that consolidating pension funds will lead to an increase or a reduction in the fees paid by pension savers?

Storm Henk - Statement (10 Jan 2024)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: My Lords, I wish the Minister a happy new year. Given the increased frequency and impact of flooding, how confident is he that current assumptions on infrastructure adaptation and resilience are accurate? Will he take a personal interest in proposed flood defences for the people of Wyre Forest in Worcestershire? The good people of Bewdley were promised defences by the then Prime Minister...

Written Answers — Home Office: Suella Braverman (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government whether the written agreement made with the Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP, as mentioned in her resignation letter, was used as the basis for any policy direction in the Home Office; and if so, what the nature of that policy direction was.

Access to Musical Education in School - Question for Short Debate (18 Oct 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness’s passionate contribution. I commend my noble friend for initiating this important debate. It calls for us to answer three things: we need to highlight the importance of music to education, identify existing shortcomings, and propose actionable solutions. I offer these remarks as the non-executive chair of UK Music, to which I draw...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radiation Exposure ( 5 Oct 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to place in the Library of the House copies of the following files, recently revealed to exist by the Atomic Weapons Establishment: (1) Transcript of proceedings 15 November 1984, (2) Royal Commission (RC)1 RC558, pages 988 to 1284, 13 August 1954, (3) AWRE Aldermaston Health Physics Division report on Tritium, 27 October 1958, (4)...

Afghanistan: Aid for Women - Question (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to aid and support the women of Afghanistan since the departure of United Kingdom armed forces.

Afghanistan: Aid for Women - Question (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: I thank the Minister for that Answer. However, the Taliban have targeted women and girls by using decrees which place severe restrictions on freedom of movement, expression and association, prohibitions on virtually all forms of employment and bans on secondary and higher education, as well as permitting arbitrary arrests and violations of the rights of liberty. Taken together, that is...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Promotion (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will place a copy of the conduct guidelines issued to trade envoys in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Promotion (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government how many trade envoys are the subject of complaints for behaviour contrary to the Prime Minister’s guidelines on conduct.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Peers: Correspondence (18 Aug 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to respond to the letters sent by Lord Watson of Wyre Forest to the Prime Minister on (1) 16 June, and (2) 21 June.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Promotion ( 3 Aug 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish an up-to-date list of trade envoys.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cybercrime: Prosecutions ( 2 Aug 2023)

Lord Watson of Wyre Forest: To ask His Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have been made under section one of the Computer Misuse Act 1990, for each of the past 13 years.


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