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Results 1–20 of 900 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 Barnett

Economy: Interest Rates — Question (18 Jun 2014)

Lord Barnett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the analysis of likely interest rate movements by the Governor of the Bank of England.

Economy: Interest Rates — Question (18 Jun 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, I take it from that that the noble Lord is saying that the Chancellor agreed with the Governor of the Bank of England. It was a long-winded Answer but I assume that was what was saying. It has very serious consequences in many different areas for people who are already paying interest rates of well above 0.5%. However, the biggest problem is growth. At the moment it is very good,...

Airports: Heathrow Third Runway — Question (17 Jun 2014)

Lord Barnett: Would the Government care to give us a case for delaying the decision—or is it the Lib Dems’ fault?

Climate Change — Question (13 May 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, if we in the UK doubled what we are now doing on climate change, what impact would it have in the United States?

United Kingdom: Exports — Question (8 May 2014)

Lord Barnett: Despite the good export figures, is the noble Lord aware that many serious exporters believe that the strengthening pound is the serious problem? Do the Government have any intention whatever of doing anything about that?

Ukraine: Gas Supplies — Question (2 Apr 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, if there is disagreement within the coalition, that is perfectly understandable. However, shale is very important internationally and nationally. In those circumstances, would it not be sensible to bring it to Parliament to decide?

BBC Licence Fee: Non-payment — Question (1 Apr 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, I declare an interest as a former vice-chairman of the BBC. I strongly agree with the noble Lord who spoke just now, and with the need for a review—but it depends who is doing it. We have to be very careful that the review does not result in any real harm to the BBC which, in general, does not need any major changes.

Higher Education: Student Loans — Question (26 Mar 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, are the Government planning to sell off the debts? If so, what terms are they looking for? Would the amounts be much higher than those written off at the moment, and would there be any weakening or strengthening of the terms?

Trade: Import Substitution — Question (19 Mar 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, do the Government have a case that the Minister could tell the noble Lord, Lord Vinson, for substituting more expensive and worthless UK products for good cheap products that are coming in?

Finance: Interest Rates — Question (18 Mar 2014)

Lord Barnett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whom they consider ultimately responsible for United Kingdom interest rates.

Finance: Interest Rates — Question (18 Mar 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, the noble Lord did not quite answer my Question, about where the ultimate power rests. The Bank of England Act, which he cited, is worth quoting. Section 19(2), on reserve powers—as he knows, the Treasury never gives away old powers without some reserves—says: “An order under this section may include such consequential modifications of the provisions of this Part relating to...

Economy: Inflation — Question (11 Mar 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, I take it that the noble Lord agrees with Robert Peston of the BBC—I am not referring to my dear and noble friend Lord Peston—who said that, on the figures given by the Government, the change from RPI to CPI would cost £83 billion over 15 years. That would mean substantial losses in retirement for pensioners in private sector businesses, not those in the public sector. This is...

Overseas Aid — Question (12 Feb 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, now that the Prime Minister has made crystal clear that money for flood victims is not a problem, can the noble Baroness confirm that her department is not considering transferring any money at all from her department’s funds to help in this instance?

Taxation: Fuel Duty — Question (15 Jan 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, the Question on the Order Paper asked the Minister a simple question. Should not his answer have been no?

National Savings and Investments — Question (14 Jan 2014)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, does the noble Lord’s answer to the noble Lord, Lord Lamont, mean that the Chancellor is advising the Governor of the Bank of England that if he has early plans to increase interest rates the Chancellor will use the reserve powers given to him under the Bank of England Act to stop it?

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill — Report (1st Day) (26 Nov 2013)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, the Minister has told us that the Government consulted widely and got agreement. Well, more recently, there were 300 professionals who were consulted in a survey and only 35 of them thought it would work. I do not know who he consulted. He also talked about the robust regulations. Who is going to supervise these robust regulations—the old FSA, now called the FCA? Is he confident...

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill — Report (1st Day) (26 Nov 2013)

Lord Barnett: If the House is no longer interested in the matter, I beg leave to withdraw. Amendment 2 withdrawn. Amendment 3 Moved by Lord Eatwell 3: Clause 4, page 17, line 15, at end insert— “Full separation 142VA General requirement of separation (1) Where the members of any group include one or more ring-fenced bodies and one or more other bodies, the members of the group must, before the end of...

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill — Report (1st Day) (26 Nov 2013)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, I do not think that the Minister has dealt with the central arguments about separation; he dealt mainly with something quite different and did not reply to my questions. Whether or not he has the information to hand, perhaps he could think about whether the staff of the FSA received millions of pounds in compensation for redundancy before they were reappointed to the FCA. Can he at...

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill — Report (1st Day) (26 Nov 2013)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, I will withdraw Amendment 1 and then move Amendment 2, although I spoke to it generally in my first speech and I do not wish to detain the House for too much longer. But as the noble Lord, Lord Lawson, said at the time, these are two totally different coaches and it is going to be virtually impossible to put the two together—those were his words. I therefore suggest to the...

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill — Report (1st Day) (26 Nov 2013)

Lord Barnett: My Lords, I beg to move.


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