Results 1–20 of 96 for speaker:Lord Hollick

High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Jan 2020)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, and his colleagues on their excellent report, which sadly shows that many of the questions raised in our 2015 report remain unanswered. The two reports from the Economic Affairs Committee and an admirable solo contribution from my noble friend Lord Berkeley earlier this month make up an evidently popular box set with common plot lines....

Written Answers — Treasury: Local Government: Borrowing (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are applied by the Public Works Loan Board when a local authority seeks to borrow to acquire commercial property for investment purposes.

Written Answers — Treasury: Local Government: Borrowing (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the extent and nature of the due diligence undertaken by the Public Works Loan Board before extending loans to local authorities to acquire commercial property for investment purposes.

Written Answers — Treasury: Local Government: Borrowing (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is an limit on loans which can be extended by the Public Works Loan Board to a local authority (1) in any one year, and (2) overall.

Written Answers — Treasury: Local Government: Borrowing (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Public Works Loan Board takes on an ongoing basis to monitor the commercial property investments acquired by local authorities and funded by the Public Works Loan Board.

Written Answers — Treasury: Local Government: Borrowing (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty's Government which ten local authorities borrowed the most from the Public Works Loan Board for investment in commercial properties in each of the financial years since and including 2014–15.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Borrowing (11 Feb 2019)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total amount of funding made available to local authorities to acquire commercial properties for investment purposes in each of the financial years since and including 2014–15 in (1) England, (2) Wales, (3) Scotland, and (4) Northern Ireland.

Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, I thank the chairman, the clerk, his team and our specialist adviser for helping the committee to navigate the vast landscape of AI. I will focus on three connected parts of that landscape: AI’s possible impact on industrial performance and productivity; its impact on the world of work; and its possible impact on the distribution of income. I emphasise “possible impact”...

Written Answers — Treasury: Lloyds Banking Group (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Sally Masterton on alleged fraud and misrepresentation at Lloyds Banking Group; and what steps they intend to take to address the concerns raised in that report.

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, successive Governments have energetically committed themselves to boost growth by improving industrial performance. After all, growth secures and improves the public finances and promotes a feeling of well-being and confidence—two sentiments which have been notably in short supply since the 2008 financial crisis. In the 1960s, Harold Macmillan created the National Economic...

Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Hollick: As the Minister has said, the hour is late but before the lights go out, to coin a phrase, I thank all noble Lords for their interesting, passionate, well-informed and forensic contributions. As the Minister acknowledged, many questions have been asked, of which some have been answered and some will be answered in future publications. However, it would be helpful if the Minister could send a...

Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, it is a pleasure to introduce the Economic Affairs Committee’s report on the electricity market, entitled The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market. I thank all members of the committee for their sterling contribution to this far-ranging inquiry, our excellent committee staff Ayeesha Waller, Ben McNamee and Oswin Taylor, and our excellent specialist adviser, Professor...

Building More Homes (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Hollick: I thank all noble Lords who have spoken today. We have had an interesting debate and there were some kind remarks about the committee’s report. There were surprisingly high marks from the noble Lord, Lord Kerslake, and some unusual career advice from the noble Lord, Lord Horam. We may indeed return to this topic later, but we look forward to the Minister’s response, particularly on the...

Building More Homes (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, it is a privilege and a pleasure to introduce the report of the Economic Affairs Committee entitled Building More Homes, which was published last July—things move quite slowly in the housing policy market. I thank all of members of the committee who participated, our terrific support staff, Ayeesha Waller, Ben McNamee and Oswin Taylor, and our specialist advisers Professor Geoff...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, the Prime Minister has decided that gaining control of our borders to reduce migration from the EU is to be the central plank of her Brexit strategy. From that decision, much else flows. We are to depart the single market and the customs union and avoid the unwelcome oversight of the European Court of Justice—except, the White Paper goes on to say, in those sectors of our choosing...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (21 Nov 2016)

Lord Hollick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, prior to the proceedings in the High Court, they received legal advice on the question of whether notification under Article 50 can be revoked after Article 50 has been invoked; and, if so, whether they will publish that advice.

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, I, too, thank my noble friend Lord Lipsey for his great perseverance and for giving us the opportunity today to consider and discuss how effectively our development aid programme is being delivered, and what improvements might be made. My noble friend Lord Lipsey and I were both members of the Economic Affairs Committee, which in 2012 published the report he referred to, entitled...

Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (13 Sep 2016)

Lord Hollick: My Lords, I am pleased to introduce the report of the sub-committee of the Economic Affairs Committee on the draft Finance Bill 2016. I particularly acknowledge the tremendous contribution made to the committee’s work by our specialist advisers, Tony Orhnial and Elspeth Orcharton, and the work of Ayeesha Waller, the clerk to our committee. I thank the Minister for his kind remarks about the...


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