Results 1–20 of 417 for speaker:Baroness Doocey

VAT Retail Export Scheme - Question (20 Oct 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, this issue was last considered in 2013, when tourism was benefiting from the prestige of the 2012 Olympics. Even at that boom time, HMRC strongly backed tax-free shopping, because it encouraged large numbers of high-spending international visitors to come to the UK. We need tourists now more than we have ever needed them before, and I have not met one person within the tourism...

Written Answers — Treasury: Night-time Economy: Coronavirus (13 Oct 2020)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of jobs that could be lost in the nighttime economy where employees may not qualify for the Job Support Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Hospitality Industry: Job Support Scheme (12 Oct 2020)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact on employers in the hospitality sector of the process of making payments through the Job Support Scheme in arrears.

Written Answers — Treasury: Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus (7 Oct 2020)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to compensate pubs, restaurants and bars for any revenue lost as a result of the introduction of a 10pm closing time.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Conferences and Events Industry: Coronavirus (5 Oct 2020)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on the hospitality sector of the decision to not permit conferences, exhibitions and events to take place.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Job Support Scheme (5 Oct 2020)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to address concerns from the tourism industry, including from tour operators, about employees who are unable to meet the requirement to work at least 33 per cent of their usual hours to qualify for support from the Job Support Scheme.

Covid-19: Child Trafficking - Question (29 Sep 2020)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how measures to protect the victims of child trafficking have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Child Trafficking - Question (29 Sep 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, I thank the Minster for the response. Evidence from the UN human rights report on the consequences of Covid-19 shows that the risk of online sexual exploitation of children has increased because parents, devoid of income, are turning to illegal methods of getting money, including selling videos of their own children being abused. What action have the Government taken since this...

International Travel - Statement (9 Sep 2020)

Baroness Doocey: Does the Minister acknowledge that while international travel is something of a roulette, the Government should do everything possible to encourage a renaissance in domestic travel in the UK? The Government’s tourism industry body VisitBritain is forecasting that inbound tourism revenue will be down by £24 billion this year, which equates to about 340,000 jobs, half of which will be in...

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 55 (20 Jul 2020)

Baroness Doocey: I thank the Minister for his response, for offering to review the regulations and for the meeting that he suggested. It will definitely be followed up. If we wait until January 2021 in order to start reviewing the regulations, I fear that tourism will be pushed to the back of the queue behind so many other issues that the Government will need to resolve after Brexit is complete. I therefore...

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 55 (20 Jul 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, Amendment 55 standing in my name aims to modify the package travel regulations, retaining protection for consumers travelling abroad but removing barriers which stop small businesses working together in the domestic market. The amendment does so by stipulating that, for something to constitute package travel, an element of travel must be part of the package. Visitor numbers in the...

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (14 Jul 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his response, particularly in respect of caravan parks, which sounds good. I would obviously like to see the detail, but it is definitely a step in the right direction. I do not at all accept the points he made about the package not coming to 25%, but I do not honestly think this is the time to talk figures with him; I would much prefer to do it privately...

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 50 (13 Jul 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, in moving Amendment 50, I will speak also to Amendments 74 and 75 in my name. Amendment 50 seeks to modify the regulations introduced in 2018 around package travel, in order to support the recovery of small domestic tourism businesses and destinations. The intention of these regulation was to provide additional protection to those taking package holidays abroad, so that they do not...

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 42 (13 Jul 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, I shall speak briefly to support Amendment 42, which articulates an excellent idea and one that I hope the Government will take up. A similar amendment was moved in the Commons by my colleague, Tim Farron MP, whose constituency in Cumbria is very much at the heart of the tourist industry. His constituency has seen the biggest increase in unemployment in the country—up by 314%...

Immigration: Detainee Support - Question (7 Jul 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, many non-UK detainees released from immigration removal centres are victims of trafficking. Despite this, they have been allowed simply to walk out of the centre without any basic resources and protection being put in place. According to every charity that works in this area, this is happening regularly—can the Minister explain why? Does she agree that this puts detainees at the...

Business and Planning Bill - Second Reading (6 Jul 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, I will focus on those aspects of the Bill relating to tourism. Tourism generates revenues of £155 billion per annum for the UK economy, including £28 billion in export earnings. The industry employs 3 million people, making it the UK’s third-largest employer. Every region has at least 100,000 tourism-related jobs. The sector has been disproportionately affected by the Covid...

Seaside Resorts - Question (22 Jun 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, during the lockdown will the Government allow councils to give waivers from both licensing and planning limitations on the use of outside space? This would allow the hospitality sector to have tables outside their premises and allow more businesses to reopen while maintaining social distancing.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leisure: Coronavirus (12 Jun 2020)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what targeted, support they are making available to leisure centres, museums, parks and libraries both during and beyond the lockdown.

Quarantine: Scientific Advice - Private Notice Question (10 Jun 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, inbound tourism brings in £9 billion from July to September, but industry experts expect this to drop to £500 million because of the quarantine restrictions. This will cost the tourism industry £650 million a week. The Centre for Economics and Business Research says that more than 90% of Britain’s summer tourism trade will be obliterated. In that light, what specific support...

Covid-19: Economy - Motion to Consider (4 Jun 2020)

Baroness Doocey: My Lords, we urgently need to repair the tourist economy, not least because no region or nation of the UK has less than 100,000 tourism-related employees. The combined £34 billion spent every year in poorer, rural and seaside areas is a significant transfer of wealth from better-off, urban areas. The £20 billion that tourism contributes to rural economies is only slightly less than the £24...


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