Results 1–20 of 480 for speaker:Lord Vinson

Further Developments in Discussions with the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Vinson: Does the noble Lord believe that, as you get older, you should get wiser? That would possibly have some bearing on how people vote.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Protection (16 Jan 2019)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Western Australia’s policy to exempt parents from a criminal records check when volunteering in certain cases to support and participate in their child’s education; and whether they intend to introduce a similar policy in the UK in view of the decline in overall voluntary activity.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 December (HL12096), whether the adoption of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration would not make any criticism of immigration a criminal offence; and if so, what plans they have to mitigate any such impact on freedom of speech.

Plastic: Environmental Threat and Recycling - Motion to Take Note (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Vinson: My Lords, we are indeed grateful to my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe for instituting this timely debate on the disposal of plastic waste, the scourge of the planet. The subject is of particular interest to me because at one stage in my life I built up a plastics business employing 1,000 people. That experience convinces me that the best way to treat plastic waste is to recycle it where it...

Written Answers — Treasury: Shares: Sales (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the practice whereby shares lent for short selling are sold without the explicit knowledge of the beneficial owner, and (2) whether regulatory authorities are able to ensure that those using this practice comply with relevant legislation.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (17 Dec 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to adopt the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; and if so, what assessment they have made of the impact of such an adoption, particularly in relation to whether doing so would make any criticism of immigration a criminal offence; and whether they have any plans to mitigate any such impact on freedom of speech.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (1st Day) (Continued) (5 Dec 2018)

Lord Vinson: My Lords, is it not in fact true that our annual contribution to the EU is merely recycled and comes back to our science and other bodies, so moneys should still be available?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: European Space Agency: Finance (31 Oct 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek compensation for the UK's contributions to the European Space Agency for those EU programmes it will no longer be able to participate in after Brexit; and if so, how much.

Ivory Bill - Report (24 Oct 2018)

Lord Vinson: My Lords, if one passes a Bill that defies common sense, one is inviting the law to be broken. Most people will never have heard of the Ivory Bill and will just carry on giving, swapping or doing what they do. However, if the Bill is drafted in such an overly restrictive manner, as previous speakers have illustrated so well, it will invite people to be dishonest. This amendment is important...

Written Answers — Treasury: Charitable Donations: Tax Allowances (14 Sep 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the Exchequer of the tax foregone due to tax relief on charitable donations (1) in the last year, and (2) over the last five years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Charitable Donations: Tax Allowances (14 Sep 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the Exchequer of the tax foregone due to tax relief on charity investment income (1) in the last year, and (2) over the last five years; and what is the breakdown of the total cost over the last five years per taxpayer, per year.

Courts: Modernisation - Question (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Vinson: My Lords, there is an associated problem: the high cost of litigation. With lawyers’ fees running at around £575 an hour and barristers’ fees at more than £1,000 an hour, people are priced out of justice. Is it not time that this cabal against the public is looked at and examined by the Competition Commission?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession: Fees and Charges (8 May 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 28 March (HL6178), given that litigation costs are a minor proportion of legal fees, what plans they have, if any, to begin collecting data on the uniformity of hourly rates charged throughout the legal profession.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Profession: Fees and Charges (8 May 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the report from the Competition and Markets Authority Legal services market study published in December 2016, what plans they have, if any, to ask the Competition and Markets Authority to suggest to law firms that they should publish their hourly rates online.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (30 Apr 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 March (HL6520), why they have not estimated the number of tax residency self-certification forms that have been completed or will be completed annually in future; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which a full regulatory impact assessment can be prepared without such estimates.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost to the UK economy of the universal application of the Common Reporting Standards and consequent obligations on individuals, entities and controlling persons to complete tax residency self-certification forms, including for multiple institutions.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the costs to (1) banks, (2) insurance companies, (3) charities, and (4) other financial institutions, of the universal application of the Common Reporting Standards and consequent obligations on individuals, entities and controlling persons to complete tax residency self-certification forms, including for multiple institutions.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of tax residency self-certification forms completed by (1) individuals, (2) entities, and (3) controlling persons, since the introduction in the UK of the Common Reporting Standards; and how many such forms they estimate will be completed annually in future.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (11th Day) (Continued) (28 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: My Lords, the ECJ works at a snail’s pace. There will be a massive amount of undigested legislation one way or the other at the end of the transition period—how does this affect the issue?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Costs (21 Mar 2018)

Lord Vinson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the cost of litigation; (2) the extent to which this is related to fees charged by lawyers; and (3) the existence of a genuine competitive market to ensure that such fees are set at a level that is fair and reasonable.


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