Results 1–20 of 720 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Haskel

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, my experience is of building up a business from small beginnings. That was some time ago, and the business environment was very much as the noble Baroness described it. But things are changing. This was brought home to me when, early in January this year, I was shown a letter from the chief executive of BlackRock, perhaps the world’s largest investor. It was a letter addressed to...

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, my experience is of building up a business from small beginnings. That was some time ago, and the business environment was very much as the noble Baroness described it. But things are changing. This was brought home to me when, early in January this year, I was shown a letter from the chief executive of BlackRock, perhaps the world’s largest investor. It was a letter addressed to...

Environment and Climate Emergency - Question (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take following the adoption by the House of Commons on 1 May of a motion declaring an environment and climate emergency.

Environment and Climate Emergency - Question (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, contrary to the Prime Minister’s misrepresentation, we on these Benches support the Government’s climate change initiative, but can we not do better by establishing a model that other nations can follow? When setting the model, will the Government ensure that there will be no creative accounting in carbon by offsetting imports, using international credits or carrying forward...

UK Net Zero Emissions Target - Statement (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, in the Statement the Minister spoke of a review in five years’ time. Why is this necessary, particularly after what the noble Baroness said? Surely this will be interpreted as showing less commitment? It would provide an excuse to delay investment for five years because it provides too short a timescale. Will the Government give this more consideration?

Employment - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I can understand why the noble Lord welcomes these figures. We all do; we have the highest number of people in work since records began and the lowest level of unemployment since December 1974. So I congratulate the noble Lord on moving this debate. However, I do not agree with him about what lies behind these figures. He spoke of a high rate of jobs for women. The Office for...

Public Procurement and the Civil Society Strategy - Motion to Take Note (23 May 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, few of us would argue with the objectives of the Government’s civil society strategy. We all want to strengthen and unify the institutions and organisations which make up our civil society. The noble Baroness is quite right; public procurement has an important role to play in this and I congratulate her on moving this debate. As the noble Baroness told us, the UK public sector...

Mental Health of Children and Young Adults - Motion to Take Note (16 May 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, speaking last, I cannot help but observe that all of us, and the country, have been on a mental health journey—a journey making us more and more aware of the prevalence, growth and impact of mental ill-health, its effect on people’s lives and the shortage of related services. I congratulate my noble friend on moving this debate, especially during Mental Health Awareness Week...

Conduct of Debate in Public Life - Motion to Regret (9 May 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, when I was a student I used to play in curtain-raiser rugby league matches for the local team. We got a bit of money to cover our expenses, but this was docked for bad behaviour. Bad behaviour was “playing the man, not the ball”. I do not wish to trivialise this subject, but I was reminded of this when my noble friend introduced the debate—on which I congratulate...

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

Lord Haskel: As my noble friend Lord Knight mentioned, earlier this year we celebrated 30 years of the internet and the BBC made a series of programmes about its development. One was about how content that spreads knowledge and information has been used to undermine many of the values of our society, so doing the harm that we are debating. This meant that the internet platforms had seriously to think...

Corporate Governance - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to raise public confidence in, and support for, business and industry through better corporate governance.

Corporate Governance - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, we are all aware of the declining confidence in companies, particularly those delivering public goods and services, such as Carillion. Care homes are going bust and the probation service is in crisis at the moment. Led by Tomorrow’s Company—I declare an interest—thought has been given as to how we might restore public confidence in the trustworthiness of such companies. The...

Corporate Governance - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Haskel: I am confident that British standard 95009 will be published next month. My question to the Minister is this—

Corporate Governance - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Haskel: Will the Government insist that companies delivering products and services to the public must satisfy this British standard, and that procurement bodies must also abide by it?

UK Convergence Programme - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Haskel: Why does the Minister not write to me? It is very difficult. Statements such as the one he just made compartmentalise the economy. Inflation takes it all into account. That is why I raised the point, because the Minister did not mention it in his first statement.

UK Convergence Programme - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the Minister told the House that we are going to have 1.6% growth. I imagine that this is because of lack of investment and low productivity. If we had 2% growth, we would then be faced with inflation, but that word did not appear in the Minister’s statement. If we do do better than 1.6% growth, are we going to have to deal with inflation? What are the Government going to do about...

Economy: Productivity Measurement - Question (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to modernise the way productivity is measured in the economy.

Economy: Productivity Measurement - Question (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Haskel: I thank the Minister for that reply. However, it is not the quantum of data that we need but up-to-date data. The Government’s industrial strategy—if noble Lords remember that—is directed towards raising our productivity by developing the so-called intangible economy and the digital economy. Yet the way we measure productivity is still biased towards traditional industry. It is the same...

Children: Covert Human Intelligence Sources - Question (18 Mar 2019)

Lord Haskel: When we discussed this on previous occasions, the Minister promised us a much higher level of judicial supervision over the process. Is that in place?

Young People - Motion to Take Note (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, in her excellent introduction my noble friend spoke of many issues. But when you ask young people what is the biggest challenge they face, at the top of virtually every list is the lack of employment opportunities. There is a paradox here. The noble Baroness, Lady Bottomley, sees a country at work. However, young people looking at the job market see 10% of the workforce under-...


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