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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (11 Oct 2022)

Discussions with Sport England and other bodies to address declining youth participation, in light of the Youth Sport Trust PE and School Sport in England annual report – Lord Bassam of Brighton. Oral questions

Repatriation of Cultural Objects - Question (6 Sep 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further consideration they have given to the repatriation of cultural objects to their places of origin given the decision of the Horniman Museum to return its collection of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria.

Repatriation of Cultural Objects - Question (6 Sep 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, in begging leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, I declare my interest on the register as a trustee of the People’s History Museum and the Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust.

Repatriation of Cultural Objects - Question (6 Sep 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I congratulate the Horniman Museum on being made the Art Fund’s museum of the year back in July. The unanimous decision of the museum’s board to return ownership of 72 artefacts to Nigeria has been hailed as “immensely significant”—a view that I share. Given that the organisation receives DCMS funding, what discussions, if any, did the Horniman have with DCMS prior to...

Four-Day Working Week - Question (5 Sep 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, the noble Lord of course will be aware that many four-day week working pilots are going on across the world, including one involving 3,500 workers here. The pandemic has proved, I think, that flexible working works and is an effective way of ensuring that we maintain levels of productivity, so will the Government commit not just to carrying out a review of the pilot but, when that...

Channel 4: Annual Report - Question (21 Jul 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to Channel 4 regarding the contents of its annual report and, if so, why.

Channel 4: Annual Report - Question (21 Jul 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, rather than trying to sex up Channel 4’s annual report to suit the privatisation agenda, is now not the time for the Government to do a bit of a Lynton Crosby, “scrape the barnacles off the boat” and finally admit that neither the public—nor, for that matter, the parliamentary Conservative Party—want Channel 4 flogged off?

Broadcasting Sector White Paper - Question (11 Jul 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, given that the current cost of living crisis is problematic across all sectors and can have a particularly adverse impact on the creative industries, which are sensitive to changes in economic conditions even without the continued fallout from the pandemic, what assessment has the department made of the impact of inflation and energy price increases across the whole sector, whether...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 43 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, local government is always a question of discretion and flexibility versus providing a more rigorous approach to getting local authorities to deliver and perform. I accept the parameters of the argument. There is some merit in central government doing more to encourage local authorities to appoint a specific officer to help manage the rollout of digital. I think we are fairly in...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 43 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lady Merron, I am moving Amendment 43. This amendment is designed to probe the Government and work out whether they are taking any steps to ensure that local authorities make the contact details of relevant officers publicly available so that telecommunications operators and other interested parties can make relevant inquiries. What stimulated this is...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I shall be very brief. In general, I support the arguments of the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones. The arguments on retrospectivity, which the noble Earl, Lord Lytton, addressed, are sound; it surely cannot be right that we have a change that will penalise landlords in the way this does. A reform could lead to a sudden and significant sum of money being owed to telecoms operators by...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I am somewhat reluctant to let this go, I must confess. The emergency services in this country have a very difficult job to do, and I think they require better treatment than this. I am not satisfied with the noble Lord’s explanation. I can envisage a time when an engineer turns up on the basic premise that the task they have to complete is smallish, but it turns out to be a...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I speak on behalf of my noble friend Lady Merron, who has tabled this amendment. The proposed new clause in Amendment 19 would “require operators with agreements under the code that are not subsisting agreements to provide written notice to site providers that are an emergency service in advance of apparatus being upgraded or shared”. This would obviously allow “relevant...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 16 (21 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, this has been a far more interesting debate than I initially surmised it would be—

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 16 (21 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: No, I give credit where it is due. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Arbuthnot, on his amendment because the issues that he raised and the questions posed by the noble Lord, Lord Fox, in particular, are legitimate ones. Although this is not the place to amend or change the Computer Misuse Act 1990, as the noble Lord, Lord Fox, said, it certainly is the place to raise concerns. After all, we...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 7 (21 Jun 2022)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I am looking forward to the correspondence on this; I fancy that the noble Lord’s civil servants will have a tricky job on their hands. I do not think I quite got a response to what the nature of “being kept under review” really meant, but I await word in the future. I have been reading the Explanatory Notes, as the Minister will probably be unhappy to hear, and I can see the...


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