Results 1–20 of 1482 for speaker:Baroness Neville-Jones

Online Safety Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 187 (17 Jul 2023)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I just want to reinforce what my noble friend Lord Bethell said about the amendments to which I have also put my name: Amendments 237ZA, 266AA and 272E. I was originally of the view that it was enough to give Ofcom the powers to enforce its own rulings. I have been persuaded that, pace my noble friend Lord Grade, the powers that have been given to Ofcom represent such a huge...

Fighting Fraud (Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2023)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I shall speak in the gap. I was not a member of the committee, and I will be brief in dealing with one point in particular. This is an important report that is extremely thorough in dealing with the alarming rise in the level of fraud in this country. It is no exaggeration to say that hundreds of millions of pounds is involved, both in the economy and in individual financial...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 3 (23 Feb 2023)

Baroness Neville-Jones: Let me reflect further with the lead Minister on this matter and come back. The point that I was making is that the suggestion that nobody is listened to is not right. We are listening and we are concerned to make sure that necessary protections are extended. That is the intention.

Ukraine - Motion to Take Note ( 9 Feb 2023)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, particularly in her suggestion that it is not too early to start thinking about the long term. She is quite right. I say to my noble friend Lord Soames, who is no longer in his place, how much I admired his contribution to our discussion. I know we will have many more quality contributions of that kind from him, and it is a great...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance ( 7 Nov 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: The Public Duty Cost Allowance was introduced to assist former Prime Ministers still active in public life. The Public Duty Cost Allowance is a reimbursement of incurred expenses for necessary office and secretarial costs arising from fulfilling public duties to a maximum of £115,000 The amount claimed by each recipient under the Public Duty Cost Allowance is published each year in the...

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) (10 Sep 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I think the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, spoke for us all when he pointed to the moral courage our late sovereign showed. When I debated with myself about whether I would speak in these tributes to Her late Majesty the Queen, I found that I had an absolutely overwhelming desire to say thank you for her life of service, and her dedication to the welfare of the United Kingdom and to the...

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

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I speak in support of this amendment. My noble friend has just said that he doubts that the Government will adopt it, but, like him, I want to know where their thinking has got to. The Computer Misuse Act is one of the first bits of legislation passed in the cyber era. It is old and out of date, and it is fair to say that it contains actively unhelpful provisions that place in legal...

Down Syndrome Bill - Second Reading (18 Mar 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, on the basis of what my noble friend the Minister has just said, is he open to further discussion on the Bill between now and Committee? I did ask, but I do not think he said whether he was ready to talk further. I think there are perhaps others in the Chamber who might be interested.

Down Syndrome Bill - Second Reading (18 Mar 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I speak on this Bill because of my membership of the all-party group and my strong interest in genetic conditions. I have a godson now reaching maturity who has a genetically-based severe learning disability which is not Down syndrome, and whose parents have had to fight hard for the whole of his life for access to the provision of services, particularly social and educational,...

Ukraine - Motion to Take Note (25 Feb 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I was in Germany when the wall fell. It was a marvellous moment to have the whole of our continent back instead of being faced by a line through the middle of Germany—just a few hundred miles from us, after all. That was, for practical purposes, as far east as one could go in those days. I never thought that I would have the pleasure of seeing all that reversed in my lifetime,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Computer Misuse Act 1990 (22 Feb 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Home Office will publish their response to the Call for Information on the Computer Misuse Act 1990, which ran from 11 May to 8 June 2021.

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill - Second Reading (21 Feb 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I support the Bill because it is both urgent and important. It is urgent because, as the history of Wylfa recently demonstrated, the lack of ability to provide funding for new nuclear energy has become a serious obstacle in the way of new building. That applies whether it is a big site or project or SMRs and AGRs. We need the Bill because, as the Minister has said, it provides an...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 78 (24 Jan 2022)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I shall speak briefly in support of this group of amendments, particularly Amendments 79, 81, 96 and 196, which concern both research and clinical trials. I am grateful to the noble Lords who have put their names to them. As other noble Lords have noted, the Government have actually recognised the need for integrated care boards to have research among their general duties—but one...

Nuclear Energy: Hydrogen Production Targets - Question (19 Apr 2021)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, there is clearly a huge opportunity for hydrogen to help us achieve our net zero ambitions and create quality jobs across the UK. I note that the global hydrogen race is really heating up. I hope the Minister will agree that, with the UK having done distinguished science in the field, we must not allow others to walk away with the prize of commercial exploitation, as has happened...

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion (24 Feb 2020)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I support this Bill. When supporting a Bill, I suppose it is customary to say that one welcomes it. I am sure I am not alone in this House in facing a situation I would much prefer we did not have to act on, but I recognise the urgency and necessity of this legislation and hope others also will. It is not right for us to take unacceptable risks with the lives of the people of this...

Off-site Manufacture for Construction (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (12 Dec 2018)

Baroness Neville-Jones: In the example that my noble friend has just given, in any competition where there is more than one potential supplier and one of them offers a much higher degree of commitment to off-site manufacturing, will the Government choose that contract even if it is more expensive—not outrageously more expensive, but potentially more expensive than something more traditional?

Off-site Manufacture for Construction (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (12 Dec 2018)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, some clear themes have already emerged from the discussion of this report in the remarks of noble Lords who have spoken, so I can be brief. Before adding a few thoughts, I will say how good it is to have Members of the House with personal experience of the construction industry participating in this debate. I thank our chairman, the noble Lord, Lord Patel, for the way in which he...

Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Oct 2018)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow our chairman in discussing our report on the life sciences strategy. I echo his thanks to our witnesses and to the clerks and advisers to the committee. I suppose that it is proper to say that all activities that one engages in when serving on a committee are interesting, but the reality may not always fulfil that. However, on this occasion I can say...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (14 May 2018)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for the Government having carried these provisions in the Commons. More importantly, the patient support groups for which I spoke are very gratified because they regard these amendments as absolutely vital to their ability to carry on their important work. If I might say so, it is a very satisfactory outcome.

National Security Situation - Motion to Take Note (19 Apr 2018)

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the right reverend Prelate, who has just laid out some of the issues that we face over Syria, which are very difficult. I also welcome the tough-minded clarity that my noble friend the Minister showed in his remarks on the threat posed by Russia. I do not envy the task faced by the modern policymaker on national security. As others have said, we face a...

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