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Space Science and Technology - Question for Short Debate (15 Jul 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I first congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, and send good wishes for the People’s Moon project. I hope that the media give it the coverage it deserves and that it succeeds. My locus in speaking in this debate is twofold. I hope it is not thought of as one-upmanship to say that I was in Downing Street on 14 October 1969 when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins...

Social Media - Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I have never tweeted—it is far too dangerous—but I know what the noble Baroness is talking about. My declaration is that I am a resident of St Albans. I am not an Anglican, but I and all the citizens of St Albans enjoy the benefits of our wonderful abbey, and the ecumenical approach of Bishop Alan and our dean, Jeffrey John, to making that abbey available to all faiths and none...

Social Media - Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I have never tweeted—it is far too dangerous—but I know what the noble Baroness is talking about. My declaration is that I am a resident of St Albans. I am not an Anglican, but I and all the citizens of St Albans enjoy the benefits of our wonderful abbey, and the ecumenical approach of Bishop Alan and our dean, Jeffrey John, to making that abbey available to all faiths and none...

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

Lord McNally: My Lords, my full title is Lord McNally of Blackpool and I am a member of the Blackpool Pride national advisory board and chairman of the Fleetwood Trust. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, both for his introduction to this debate and for the collegiate and constructive way in which he chaired our committee. I think that we sometimes think of the noble Lord rather as parliamentary enforcer...

Knife Crime - Motion to Take Note (27 Jun 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, this has been a very constructive debate, and the way in which it was introduced invited a cross-party approach, which we should carry forward. I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Browne, about the quality of the briefings we have received. It is a good idea for the House authorities to look at them. They should be lodged in the Library and be available, because they have been...

Regulating in a Digital World (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (12 Jun 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Vaux, need not apologise. This is one of the few assemblies in the world where one would get as deep and thorough an analysis of the subject from one of its Members. I still remember the American Senate talking to Mark Zuckerberg and the chasm of understanding between the legislators and the techie was cruel to behold. So stay with us. I want to refer to a...

Theatre Market - Question for Short Debate (11 Jun 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Coventry. We all wish Coventry well as the next City of Culture. We have seen what an impact that has had on places such as Glasgow, Liverpool and Hull; I am sure that Coventry will prove just as exciting. As the noble Lord, Lord Wasserman, indicated, there is always a danger of this debate being seen as a...

Museums - Question (10 Jun 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, a few months ago I visited Cardiff and went to the museum there, which was absolutely buzzing, particularly with young people, because Major Tim Peake’s space capsule was on loan from the Science Museum. Although I understand my noble friend’s comment about loans, an imaginative programme of loans—I understand that Dippy the dinosaur is again a major attraction—that uses...

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

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, and I certainly want to follow the spirit of his intervention. Last Thursday, we had something of a dress rehearsal for this debate when we discussed the Communications Committee report UK Advertising in a Digital Age. In the course of that debate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham quoted...

UK Advertising in a Digital Age (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (25 Apr 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Currie, who, as he explained, has immense experience in this area, particularly over the last 20 years. The House listened with great care to what he had to say. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Gilbert, and his committee on producing this timely and useful report. Seventeen years ago I served on the Puttnam committee,...

National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants: Conservation Management Plans - Question (24 Apr 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is clear that something terrible happened, but surely the way to make sure that it does not happen again is to give the National Archives absolute responsibility, whereby any holder of archives should consult it before contemplating any destruction or removal.

Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord McNally: We have heard it all. If you seek your memorial, look about you at the mess and the chaos that that kind of arrogance has led this poor country into. We face a data revolution. One thing that our retail industry is having to grapple with now is how we deal with the move of retail from the high street to online and the repercussions of that. All that is going to be far better dealt with in...

Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord McNally: There is no animosity on my side.

Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, as this is the last item of business it would be very easy to nod it through. However, in the debate on the previous SI, the noble Lord, Lord Deben, made the point that this House is playing a very important part in what he described as the Alice in Wonderland situation of Parliament legislating on Monday to prevent a no-deal Brexit, and then on Tuesday legislating to avoid the...

Geo-Blocking Regulation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord McNally: I have heard the noble Lord intervene time and again over the last year about this reciprocity—I am getting like President Trump in my pronunciation. We are talking about a market of 70 million and a market of 500 million. One of the things that was said in 2016 was that they need us as much as we need them. Oh, do they? How pathetic. Something I used to say when I worked in public...

Public Service Broadcasters - Question (28 Mar 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, one protection for public service broadcasters in the 2003 Act was prominence in the listings, yet now both the FANGs that have been described and the manufacturers are calculatingly getting around the listings to shunt public service broadcasting into the sidings. It will need from the Government and the regulator more than passive observation. Active action will be needed if the...

Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2022 - Question (18 Mar 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, is this new festival an opportunity to establish a museum of Brexit, where the record of this Government can be preserved for future generations? Would not the advantage be that there is already a perfect location in the Chamber of Horrors?

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill - Second Reading (1 Mar 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is an honour and a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Holmes, who reminded us most eloquently of the case for the Bill. He is an ever-present reminder of what a well-trained dog can give in service. Of course, I pay tribute also to the noble Viscount, Lord Trenchard, for introducing the Bill and to Sir Oliver Heald for taking it as a 10-minute rule Bill through the...

Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Lord McNally: I withdraw the word “farce”. However, while the Minister is putting great emphasis on the good fit between what he is proposing and the GDPR, the reason why that good fit exists, as I said in my remarks, is that the GDPR itself was massively influenced by British officials, who played a major role in its construction. What he is gliding over in his assurances is that if, as is likely,...

Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I never described them as expensive lawyers—otherwise they might never write to me again. I said that they were distinguished lawyers.


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