Results 141–160 of 912 for speaker:Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (11 May 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Davies, for allowing me to continue in the order of proceedings. I commend the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, for her persistence in pursuing this issue over many years. I am also grateful for the clarity of the briefing that she has provided me with and for her acuity in setting out the purpose and objectives of the Bill so clearly and brilliantly today....

Breast Cancer Screening - Statement (3 May 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, the Minister mentioned that the Government will be looking at public information campaigns to ensure that women who may not have captured the periodic screening letter that is sent out would be aware that they need to take the initiative themselves and find out if they should have been screened. But, if I understood him correctly, when the Minister gave the figures in the Statement,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) (25 Apr 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I chair the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee of this House. We have been having a lot of conversations with regulators about appropriateness, as the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, has rightly pointed out. But words matter. The distinction in legal terms between “appropriate” and “necessary” is quite profound if you are a regulator—both EU and UK regulators—that has a duty...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) (25 Apr 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: I completely accept the long experience that the noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, has. I referred specifically to time in case there is a financial crisis. That is when regulators have to resolve institutions fairly quickly in co-operation with one another. That is a danger that we face at this point—10 years into the last one.

Syria - Statement (16 Apr 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, this is a sober moment for this country because, although we are extremely relieved that the operation has been successful, we have not seen the threatened Russian retaliation yet, so the game is not over and it is time to reflect a little bit. I am concerned that the Statement repeated here said two things. One was that speed was essential, yet we took seven days. The definition of...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Commonwealth: Poliomyelitis (16 Apr 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to eradicate polio within Commonwealth countries, including Pakistan and Nigeria; and whether this is a priority for the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals during the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Written Answers — Attorney General: Shareholders: Russia (29 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any action by the Serious Fraud Office against major Russian shareholders of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Written Answers — Treasury: Sanctions: Russia (29 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of whether those Russians listed by the United States Treasury Department on 30 January as potentially subject to United States sanctions for illegal activity, including those identified by the Anti-Corruption Foundation for wrongdoing under the UK Bribery Act 2010, are persons connected to companies listed on the London...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Equality (21 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) direction, and (2) guidance, they have given to the Office for Students on improving gender and ethnic diversity in the leadership of Russell Group higher education institutions.

Money Laundering - Statement (19 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, the Minister will be aware of the list published on 30 January by the US Treasury of 114 officials and 19 Russian oligarchs who are being considered for sanctions regarding Russia’s various infringements against the rule of law and international order in the last seven years. The Government know that many of the people on that US Treasury list, such as Mr Abramovich and Mr Oleg...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Equality (19 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have compiled any statistics on the gender and ethnicity of holders of leadership roles in Russell Group higher education institutions; and if so, whether they will publish those statistics.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (12 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: Before we dispense with the amendment I have a brief question for the Minister. If I have understood him correctly, he has just said that when the negotiations are complete, the Government would set out and clarify their position. Can he tell me what he means by “when the negotiations are complete”? Is he talking about the negotiations on the withdrawal agreement—in other words, by the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (12 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, my name is attached to the amendment but I will, indeed, be brief. The noble Lord, Lord Carrington of Fulham, said that he tabled the proposed new clause to be helpful to the Government. That may well be his motivation; it is not entirely mine. I attached my name to the amendment to bring severely needed clarity to a few of the really important aspects of financial services...

Written Answers — Home Office: Aviation: Ukraine (9 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty's Government why the UK is not a party to the Joint Investigation Team considering the downing of MH17 given the number of victims who were UK citizens.

Written Answers — Home Office: Aviation: Ukraine (9 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current investigation into the downing of MH17 and the establishment of a tribunal in the Netherlands.

Leveson Inquiry Update - Statement (1 Mar 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, the whole House has heard what the Minister said about the victims and, in answer to the questions of my noble and learned friend Lord Wallace of Tankerness about the pledge by the former Prime Minister, Mr Cameron, to the victims, the Minister responded that he was merely a former Prime Minister. Would he like to take the opportunity to reflect on those words and perhaps come back...

Syria: Humanitarian Situation - Statement (26 Feb 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, normally in the seven years of this Syrian civil war, when there has been a siege there have been attempts to broker not just a ceasefire but an evacuation of the civilians of that particular geographical location, leaving aside the fighters—whereby, afterwards, that fight may resume. It does not seem evident to us this time why the civilians have not been prioritised for...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow so many excellent speeches on this historic Bill, but it is a Bill that I nevertheless wholeheartedly wish was not before us. But it is, and it is our duty to play our part in ensuring that withdrawal from the EU is as orderly as possible. I agree with most noble Lords that the Bill is flawed. I have reservations about several aspects, including on the...

Brexit: Financial Services Sector - Private Notice Question (23 Jan 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I beg leave to ask a Question of which I have given private notice. In doing so, I declare an interest as chairman of your Lordships’ EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee.

Brexit: Financial Services Sector - Private Notice Question (23 Jan 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: The noble Baroness will be aware that I have been engaged in correspondence with the Chancellor, on behalf of the sub-committee, about the need for a transition period. The Government have, indeed, set out their position in that regard. What is lacking is a position paper telling the financial services sector what it should expect to get at the end of the transition period; in other words,...


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