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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I know that at this stage there is no necessity for me to thank the two maiden speakers, but in this case I really would like to. I thought they were terribly good. I found the history of the mighty forebears of the noble Lord, Lord Mountevans, fascinating. I come from Plymouth, and everything he talked about seemed to me to be maritime—cargoes at sea and so on. I look forward to...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for introducing this welcome Bill. Increasing the maximum sentence for online copyright infringement to 10 years, making it the same as that for physical copyright infringement, is a long overdue recognition of reality. To some extent, therefore, Clause 27, while most welcome, is merely playing catch-up. For many years, serious offenders in the...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] - Report (23 Nov 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, after being on the committee entrusted by the House with scrutiny of this Bill, I am only too fully aware of what a complex area of law intellectual property is—it is crucial that we get it right. We must ensure that we create a climate as positive as any in the world for businesses to innovate and grow, especially after we leave the European Union. I thank the Minister for her...

Defence: Continuous At-Sea Deterrent - Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Howe for moving that this House takes note of the Government’s assessment in the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 that the United Kingdom’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent should be maintained. I agree 100% and I support the Government in this. We must build the replacements we need. It is a pity that we...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pay (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the change in real earnings, calculated as nominal earnings growth minus inflation, over the last two years; and what was the change in 2008–10.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Direct Taxation (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much someone earning (1) £15,000, and (2) £150,000, a year would have paid in direct taxation, including income tax and national insurance, in (a) 2009–10 and (b) 2015–16.

Cyclists: Road Traffic Laws - Question (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which general road traffic laws are enforced in respect of cyclists.

Cyclists: Road Traffic Laws - Question (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: I thank my noble and learned friend for that crisp and helpful Answer. Does he agree that, at the very least, signs should be added for visitors who take bicycles in London and elsewhere warning them that it is illegal in Great Britain nationally to cycle on pavements and that they will be fined if they do so?

Apprenticeships — Question (17 Mar 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeships have been created since 2010 compared to the previous six years; and what they are doing to spread best practice amongst employers of apprentices.

Apprenticeships — Question (17 Mar 2016)

Baroness Wilcox: I thank my noble friend for that Answer. I do not think she mentioned this but maybe I should: this is National Apprenticeship Week, which is why I am on my feet today. I almost brought in my father’s indentures with me, but I thought that would be showing off. For many young people taking the apprenticeship training route, it is important that they earn while they learn. By how much has...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2015)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Luce, for bringing to the House this debate on the report of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta in November, at which the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Scotland of Asthal, was elected as the next—and the first woman—Secretary-General. Her renowned experience, enthusiasm and wisdom will make her a worthy champion, as she reaches...

The North Sea under Pressure (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2015)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Scott of Needham Market, and the members of the European Union Committee on a most compelling report The North Sea under Pressure: is Regional Marine Co-operation the Answer? The answer must be yes, but the question is, how? I will be very interested to hear the Minister’s response to the committee’s recommendations. For once, my industry,...

UK Territorial Space: Spanish Incursions — Question (9 Nov 2015)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, that being the case, I am delighted to think that the Prime Minister will go in and fight for our fishing vessels. The rest of the Question was to do with them. We all know for sure that the Spanish fleet, which is bigger than the rest of the fleets put together in the whole of the European community, abuses at all times its quotas. We have only self-policing in the European...

Railways: Regional Passenger Trains — Question (7 Jul 2015)

Baroness Wilcox: Will the noble Lord address himself to a question that I have been asking for more than 10 years? Why are we still dumping raw sewage on to the lines into the West Country? Not only is it unseemly in this day and age; I should think it is awfully bad for the men working on the lines. The last time I asked this question I was told that it was perfectly all right because, after 60 mph, it...

Astute-class Submarines — Question (2 Mar 2015)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, will the Astute class have female submariners this time?

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 Dec 2014)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords, I am only intervening here to make sure that I understand what is going on, having heard the noble Lord’s expectation that the Labour Party is likely to take this through. If I remember correctly, when I was on the opposition Benches speaking for my side on the Civil Partnership Bill and we discussed this matter, the Labour Party, which was putting the Civil Partnership Bill...

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 Dec 2014)

Baroness Wilcox: My Lords—

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 Dec 2014)

Baroness Wilcox: I was not referring to the Bill that the noble Lord was trying to put through. I was referring to the Civil Partnership Bill, in which the cohabitation question had come up. At that time, the Labour Party had said no. It then said no to you when it said that there was only a small amount of time and it could not do it. But that is twice Labour has said no, so before the noble Lord tells the...


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