Results 1–20 of 26 for speaker:Lord Turner of Ecchinswell

Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I declare an interest in a renewable energy company primarily involved in the wind business, though not in Europe. It is primarily involved with China, India and developing world; contrary to the implication of earlier comments by the noble Viscount, Lord Ridley, there is quite a lot of action occurring in those countries as well as in our own. I very much hope that we will support...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: I am going to come very shortly and briefly to why I think these arguments mean that we should have a parliamentary debate. I do not think it would be appropriate to commit now to a future referendum, because I do not think we can know now what the meaning of a no vote in a future referendum would be. Would it be a vote against a result that was too soft or too hard?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: The very argument as to why we should not commit to a future referendum, the uncertainty of the situation we will then face, is, however, the argument why it is appropriate for us to come back for a detailed debate in both Houses of Parliament at that time to deal with the uncertain circumstances that will then exist. Like others around this House I would in some ways prefer that this...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, like the noble Lord, Lord Faulks, I arrived this morning for the debate on Amendment 1 not sure which way I would vote, but very clear that I was going to be a strong supporter of this amendment. Also like the noble Lord, I thought there was a link between the two. However, my resolution is somewhat different, in that I did not vote for this morning’s amendment but I still...

Pensions Bill — Report (2nd Day)3.39 pm (26 Feb 2014)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: Obviously, it is possible that with higher charges there might be a higher return, but many of the variations that we see in charges in the industry are for things that clearly will not produce a different return. One sees, for instance, a wide spread of charges for index funds, where one knows that there will be no difference. We also know that, on average, active management does not add a...

Pensions Bill — Report (2nd Day)3.39 pm (26 Feb 2014)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I will speak in favour both of transparency as per the amendment from the noble Lord, Lord Lawson, and the Government’s amendment and also in favour of a clear commitment to a clear cap on scheme charges in line with Amendment 29 which also bears my name. As I have already said this afternoon, the issue of total charges is fundamental to what we are trying to achieve with this...

Pensions Bill — Report (2nd Day)3.39 pm (26 Feb 2014)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, we have before us this afternoon a series of interconnected issues —the one of aggregation versus pot follows members, the issue of charge caps and the issue of transparency of charges. They are all related, because they are all to do with the absolute importance of getting value for money for pensioners. When we did the work of the Pensions Commission some eight years ago, the...

Energy Bill — Commons Reason (11 Dec 2013)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I simply point out that the interim targets in the form of the actual budgets are legally binding commitments of the Government under the Climate Change Act. Once the budgets are set—three budgets in advance—they are not merely planning guidelines but are part of the Government’s legally binding commitments.

Energy Bill — Commons Reason (11 Dec 2013)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I speak in favour of the amendment. I find it difficult to understand, for anybody who concentrates not on tactical issues such as the speed of passing of the legislation but simply on the wording, what their opposition in principle could be. The simple fact of the case is that Parliament several years ago passed an Act of Parliament by huge majorities, committing us to the very...

Climate Change Bill [HL] (11 Mar 2008)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I have a great deal of sympathy with the aims of the amendment but I will nevertheless argue that it would not be appropriate to include it on the face of the Bill. My sympathy is based on the fact that it is essential that the UK achieves cuts in its own emissions and does not rely on what the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, has called the delusion of a get-out-of-jail-free card. That is...

Climate Change Bill [HL] (11 Mar 2008)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: It would, my Lords, but I would not want the Committee on Climate Change to be constrained from arguing that, while it believed that the maximum feasible UK reduction was 20 or 21 per cent, the UK's international effort ought to be 30 or 35 per cent, given what we believe is essential for the 2050 target. It would be odd if we were constrained from advocating that upper figure by the Bill. My...

Climate Change Bill [HL] (17 Dec 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My comments are in sympathy with those put forward by the noble Lord, Lord Crickhowell. This is a very important issue of how far the UK relies on its own reductions in carbon emissions and how much on bought-in credits from overseas. Clearly, there is a balance to be struck. There is a strong case in theory for achieving carbon emissions at lowest cost, wherever that is possible across the...

Climate Change Bill [HL] (27 Nov 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I begin by declaring an interest as an adviser to Climate Change Capital, which is a business active in renewable energy and carbon emissions trading. Like most other noble Lords who have spoken in the debate, I strongly support the principle of the Bill, and it is important to be clear that this is a major step forward. We should recognise that, whatever our debates may be about...

Pensions Bill (4 Jul 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, if it was indeed £1.5 billion, I should like to know where my per diems went.

Pensions Bill (4 Jul 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I should like to say some words in support of both amendments. The idea of an Independent Pensions Commission returning on a periodic basis or perhaps being a standing commission that reported periodically was one that the Pensions Commission supported and was in our recommendations. We made those recommendations very wary of the idea that once a commission gets to the end, it...

Pensions Bill (4 Jul 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: My Lords, I support the amendment. We on the Pensions Commission had two concerns about the state pension system as against the private pension system. The first was to make sure that as many people as possible ended up with full basic state pensions in order to minimise the impact of means-testing, which would be a disincentive to the improvements in private savings that we have to achieve....

Pensions Bill (11 Jun 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: This amendment is designed to encourage the Government to take an issue seriously and, indeed, to encourage society more generally, trade unions and all relevant parties to do so. It is in that spirit that I speak in its support. I also speak as someone who believes that salary-related pensions are a sensible part of public sector pay packages and who accepts that there is nothing inherently...

Pensions Bill (11 Jun 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: I am sympathetic to the aim of the amendment, which is to ensure that the concerns about levelling down are appropriately focused on in government. I am less convinced that it is necessarily a responsibility of the delivery authority itself. We should keep the importance of preventing levelling down before us, but also in context. The fact is that 56 per cent of the private sector workforce...

Pensions Bill (6 Jun 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: Although I, too, am very sympathetic to the noble Baroness for her great work on behalf of women's equality, I am not sympathetic to this amendment. It may appear to some people that it is unjust to women that they will receive at the age of, say, 65 a lower annuity rate than men but, if you switch it round and demand a unisex annuity, it will appear unjust to many men that they get the same...

Pensions Bill (6 Jun 2007)

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: Perhaps I may add two comments. First, I support and reiterate the words of the noble Lord, Lord Blackwell, who correctly asked the Government to be clear whether they objected in principle to the amendment or simply on the basis of detail and complexity. The noble Lord, Lord Hunt, said that the Government expressed concern in another place that few people would take up that option. It is...


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