Results 1–20 of 186 for speaker:Lord Turnbull

Bank of England (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 2 May 2024)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, for his skilful chairmanship of the committee and the support we had from the staff. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, on shoehorning so many interesting insights into the conventional constraints of a maiden speech. In many ways, this was a difficult investigation. Serious criticism was made of the Bank’s performance by many...

Workers (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note ( 8 Feb 2024)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, in the seven or so years since I joined the Economic Affairs Committee, it has produced a number of excellent reports such as those on education, training and skills for the half of the school leavers who do not go to university, building more homes, the operation of the Bank of England and the subject of today’s debate, Where Have All the Workers Gone? This was produced when I...

Net Zero (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Oct 2023)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, I am now a member of the Economic Affairs Committee, but I was not when this report was published. Had I been, I would have endorsed it for bringing a measure of realism and proportion to the debate about net zero. It is helpful that the report recognises that there will be a transition, which will take several decades, during which there will still be a requirement for fossil fuels...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 1 (12 Sep 2023)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, I am sorry that I was not able to speak at Second Reading; I found out that it was scheduled only after the speakers’ list had closed. However, I have read the Hansard for that debate. Like others, I am now struggling to find a rationale for choosing which amendments to support and which to oppose. This is difficult, as the Bill is flawed. Its stated aim, found in the impact...

Written Answers — Treasury: Sailing Boats: VAT (27 May 2021)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are imposing a VAT charge on boats and yachts bought in the UK which are taken abroad and returned after more than three years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Furniture: VAT (27 May 2021)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, if a UK resident buys furniture in the UK and takes it abroad, they will have to make a second VAT payment if the furniture is returned to the UK after three years.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change (27 Jan 2020)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparison they have made of the impact on the maintenance of global temperatures until 2100 of adopting (1) net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, (2) net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, and (3) a reduction of 80 per cent carbon emissions by 2050.

High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Jan 2020)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, at various times in government, business and private lives we find ourselves faced with a choice when things are not going well. Do we press on, having invested time, money and reputation, or do we step back and rethink? This dilemma was faced by Macbeth: “I am in blood Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” HS2 may not be in...

Post-18 Education and Funding Review - Motion to Take Note ( 2 Jul 2019)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, I start by congratulating Philip Augar and his review team on a thoughtful and comprehensive report on post-18 education and funding. Alongside housing and long-term care, this is one of the three great unresolved issues crowded out by Brexit. The area they investigated was looked at last year by the Economic Affairs Committee, of which the noble Lord, Lord Layard, and I are the...

Inflation - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Jul 2019)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, earlier today, the House confirmed my P45 from membership of the Economic Affairs Committee. I greatly enjoyed working under the chairmanship first of the noble Lord, Lord Hollick, and latterly that of the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth. It was also an exquisite pleasure to note the conversion of the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, to the cause of social housing and—as we will...

Inflation - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Jul 2019)

Lord Turnbull: The basis on which that was done was that the statistics authority said it was flawed; that, I thought, was sufficient. Anyway, it said it would go on publishing the RPI and no longer designate it as a “national statistic” but rather, treat it as a legacy measure, with no further work to develop it. The chief statistician said there were many flaws with the RPI. For example, if it is used...

Inflation - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Jul 2019)

Lord Turnbull: I think the noble Lord should go away and write this down on a piece of paper—I think he will find that it does not end up where it started.

Inflation - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Jul 2019)

Lord Turnbull: I said it does not. In other words, it fails the time reversibility test. If it goes up by 25% and then comes down by 25%, it ought to end up where it was before, but the price level is not the same. We believe that if the ONS is going to continue publishing the RPI, it should have a programme for addressing the flaws that have been identified. The EAC then looked into the implications of...

Competition and Markets Authority: Legislative and Institutional Reforms - Question for Short Debate ( 8 May 2019)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, on promoting this debate, which is both timely and important. It is a pleasure to have something meaningful to get one’s teeth into. I start by declaring an interest. The CMA is working on two initiatives. First, it is addressing its purpose and what powers it has. These were the subject of the letter from the noble Lord, Lord Tyrie,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (15 Apr 2019)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed Future Homes Standard to mandate the end of fossil-fuelled heating systems in all new houses after 2025 will also cover fossil-fuelled cookers and hobs; and what assessment they have made of what alternative technologies or fuels will be used in in their place.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (15 Apr 2019)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that their proposed Future Homes Standard will have on (1) the cost of building new homes, and (2) people’s fuel bills.

Finance (No. 3) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) ( 7 Feb 2019)

Lord Turnbull: My Lords, the principle of financial privilege means that this House has no powers in relation to the structure of tax, its rates and its incidence. It can, however, examine the way in which the tax system is administered, its governance and the compliance burden on different types of taxpayers. This time last year the Economic Affairs Committee, of which I am a member, through its Finance...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current area of the Victoria Tower Gardens; what area will be taken up by the Holocaust Memorial and associated works; and what area will remain for recreational use.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to help those purchasers of houses with leasehold agreements with excessive uprating provisions to replace such provisions with fairer ones.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (16 Nov 2018)

Lord Turnbull: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the immigration status of EU nationals who are recruited by a Government department, serve for a time in the UK, and are then posted to serve in an overseas office of that department.


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