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Results 101–120 of 1470 for speaker:Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (27 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Sadly, Robert Peston is such a good journalist that he does not name his sources. I would love to know just as much as others.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (27 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: I certainly share that view, although just occasionally it is very useful. The real point is, of course, the political one: the Government briefing that they will not go along with the MPs’ choices and then, just now, trying to defeat the Business Motion so that the indicative votes do not have to take place seems to suggest they do not want to heed what elected Members say. It is for that...

Arrangement of Business - Announcement (27 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: In fact, the extract that has been given to us does not include the paragraph. What has been made available in the Printed Paper Office simply states that the Draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 is an instrument, “to which the Committee does not draw the special attention of both Houses”.

Business of the House - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (26 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, this is a particular pleasure for me, and people behind me will understand why: I was brought up on Citrine’s ABC of Chairmanship, and we are dealing a lot with Standing Orders and when it is appropriate for them to be suspended. I never thought I would revert to that book in your Lordships’ House. Standing Orders, by their nature, are not laws of the country. The fact is that...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: I thank the Leader for repeating the Statement. My guess is that it was through gritted teeth, given that we are not leaving this Friday. However, that Statement leaves us no wiser, no more confident and no less ashamed to be led by a Government and a Cabinet unable to lead, to unite, to listen or to put the national interest first. But first, a confession: 10 days ago, when we were debating...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: The noble Lord used the words “later on”, so perhaps he could wait until I am later on in what I am going to say. It is extraordinary that a former Minister could use the words “national humiliation” about listening to elected politicians, and Mr Fox said today that the Government could ignore MPs’ indicative votes if Parliament’s stated choice went against the Conservative...

European Council - Statement (25 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, as we are about to have a debate, I think it would be useful for me to keep my comments for when I speak in that debate.

Brexit: No-deal Preparations - Statement (20 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, I was about to say that the preparations are a bit like moving the proverbial deckchairs around the “Titanic”. The amount of money that the Minister has just mentioned sounds as if they were gold-plating them before they sank. We know that a no-deal exit would, at the very least, need a longer lead-in for business, which is currently in despair about all this dithering. Even...

Brexit: Powers of EU-UK Joint Committee - Statement (20 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Given the Government’s appalling record—ignoring both this House and the Commons; failing to influence either the mandate for their negotiations or, indeed, the outcome; and ignoring twice the view of the Commons on the deal—can the Minister assure the House that the joint committee’s work will be more accountable to Parliament than what we have witnessed so far? While I am on my...

Brexit: Negotiations after 29 March 2019 - Question (20 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, it has been 1,000 days since the referendum, there are nine days to go and we have now applied for an extension for another 93—you could not make it up. The length of the extension is perhaps less important than its purpose. Is it just time to batter the ERG into submission to agree her failed deal, or will it be used sensibly to engage with the Opposition to try to negotiate a...

Holiday Accommodation - Question (19 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To follow that up, the CMA has finally done some really good stuff—started by this House—on things such as viagogo, and the fact that Google takes money to put things in a particular order. Will the Minister undertake at least to have a similar conversation with the CMA about what it can do about these comparison websites?

Brexit: Article 50 Period Extension Procedure - Statement (18 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Well, I think we all feel rather sorry for the Minister, who has, after all, said again and again that we will leave on 29 March and now knows that we will not—and that is because of the Prime Minister’s failed strategy of running down the clock to get her own way. We are told that, if the Government are allowed to table the existing deal yet again in the Commons and it wins...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2A (15 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, it would be helpful if we could intervene from these Benches just once. I have to say that just at the moment I do not feel like a shadow Minister. I feel rather like Alice through the looking glass, as though I had fallen through a door and discovered myself—I will not say at the Mad Hatter’s tea party—somewhere in quite a different century. On the so-called promise made in...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2A (15 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: There were several others but, as we know, the figure has gone down from four to one; that is why I said that, with one exception, they are all men. For most on the list, as we have already heard, we are talking about men; in a House of only 400 or 500 active Members, 91 places will always be held for men. That may not make others ashamed, but it makes me ashamed and I am not even one of the...

Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Does that apply to the Cabinet Office, which I gather has a rather bad record on paying promptly?

Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: For the record, it was noted in the other place—this may well have been because of a glitch—that the Cabinet Office has one of the worst records on this matter. There were assurances that this would change but it is a bit frightening when the department supposed to be leading on prompt payments is not itself very good.

Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, on CEN and CENELEC, I think the one that dealt with this was the standards one. If it is a different one, perhaps the noble Lord would care to write to me. I refer to the European Committee for Standardization as opposed to CEN and CENELEC, which deal with electrical safety. Some clarification by letter would be helpful.

Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: I join the congratulations to the Minister for the breadth of expertise he brings each time he does one of these. We will now test him with some questions. I turn first to the Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations, which, as the Minister set out, require contracting authorities for 18 months after exit to continue to meet the obligations to third countries which...

Challenges to Validity of EU Instruments (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, I also thank the Minister for introducing this. As the noble Lord, Lord Beith, said, it is to correct something in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the 2018 Act—which was perhaps a slightly erroneous judgment made at the time. It affects only a handful of cases, but nevertheless we certainly think that the ability to bring those cases is important. I have a few questions. One arises...


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