Results 1–20 of 10642 for speaker:Liam Byrne

Shared Rural Network (28 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of her statement. May I start by welcoming her professed enthusiasm for pulling this country out of the cyber slow lane? However, having read her statement, I am afraid to say that, on close examination, it would appear that our Teletext Tories will have to do rather better than this. Let me start, for the benefit of hon. Members, with the...

Speaker’s Statement: Britain's Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg), I welcome one aspect of the Queen’s Speech: the commitment that we will continue to play a leading role in global affairs, defending our interests and promoting our values, and that we will position ourselves at the forefront of the most complex international security issues. That is why the sins and omissions of...

Government Plan for Net Zero Emissions — [James Gray in the Chair] (8 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: I will be extremely brief, Mr Gray. Labour Members are proud of the Climate Change Act 2008, but we are even prouder of the green new deal that we passed at the Labour party conference, which takes forward the principles of decarbonisation, jobs and justice. That is why we held a citizens’ assembly in Birmingham within 24 hours of Parliament declaring a climate emergency. Several ideas...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: Birmingham Hodge Hill (7 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in the Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution.

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: Before the Minister moves on, I just want to clarify one point. Is it his position to accept that data that is generated as user data does have an economic value, but that it is basically fine for the individual to surrender that economic value through the way in which they consent to use a service?

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: The Minister is helpfully helping me join some dots. Why does he think that it is right for the Government to intervene to ensure that the consumer has particular cyber-security protections but not to ensure that the consumer enjoys any particular economic protections, for example around the value that is created through third-party use of their data?

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: My point is simply that according to the Chancellor of the Exchequer I will soon not be allowed to sell my labour for less than £10.50 an hour. The Government have put a floor on the economic freedom that I enjoy, and that is giving me a degree of economic protection. Why does not the same principle apply to the way in which my data as opposed to my labour is exploited?

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: The Minister is being incredibly generous and this is the last time I shall intervene. To round out the picture that my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) is presenting, network effects mean, obviously, that in social media land we have monopolies—or, if not monopolies, certainly oligopolies. It has long been an established principle of consumer welfare protection that...

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: What a fantastic debate we have had this afternoon. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah) very warmly on securing it. I am extremely glad that she started with a brief account of the industrial revolution, which started in 1712 when the Newcomen steam engine was demonstrated at Dudley castle, a day that we commemorate every year on Black...

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: It absolutely could and it absolutely should, because the truth is that that work will have to happen at some point, so all we are arguing about is when and how. It is inconceivable that we will have 13— now 14—different regulators and advisers; the Data Protection Act 2018 brought in a new organisation, or institution, which is the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. We cannot keep...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Online Disinformation (3 Oct 2019)

Liam Byrne: We would have a world-class regime for shutting down fake news and disinformation if we had courts that were actually accessible in the fight against misbehaviour by big tech. The breakthrough in the Court of Appeal yesterday, in the case of Richard Lloyd, shows just how hard it is to bring to account big tech firms, like Google, that have clearly misbehaved. So when the Minister brings the...

International Climate Action (26 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: I want to follow the point made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster North (Edward Miliband), who is right to say that we will not be a leader abroad unless we are a leader at home. We in the west midlands have been the leader of industrial revolutions for three centuries, but we need a green development corporation to build homes, we need municipal energy companies to roll out...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: India (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made towards securing a bilateral trade agreement with the Government of India.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Armed Conflict (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help secure the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 47.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with which countries his Department has a regularised human rights dialogue.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Humanitarian Aid (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking at the UN Security Council to secure free movement of humanitarian organisations in Kashmir.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Politics and Government (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the Indian Government's repeal of Articles 370 and 35a of the Indian Constitution is in breach of the Simla Agreement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Armed Conflict (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Prime Minister of Pakistan's appeal for a multilateral approach to resolving the conflict in Kashmir.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Politics and Government (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the Indian Government's suspension of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution constitutes a material breach of the Instrument of Accession agreed by the British Government on 27 October 1947.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir: Politics and Government (9 Sep 2019)

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to ensure that India's implementation of the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' request to admit its team to Kashmir is a condition of the UK entering into a potential bilateral trade agreement with India.


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