Results 1–20 of 150 for speaker:Lord Livingston of Parkhead

Israel Defense Forces - Question (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, would my noble friend agree that, while the Israel Defense Forces are not perfect, the obsession with focusing on them—despite their being the most moral and professional army in the Middle East—is very strange? At the same time, one must also focus on, for example, the Palestinian authorities having more than 30 schools named after terrorists who have murdered Israelis. These...

Leaving the European Union - Statement (26 Feb 2019)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, I think the vast majority of Members of this House are of the view that no deal would be a disaster. We hear from some people from the European Research Group that somehow it is doable. This House is discussing not whether no deal would be a minor inconvenience but how we avoid it. Given that—despite what the leader of the Opposition has said—there is no alternative deal on the...

Domestic Infrastructure: Chinese Ownership - Question (23 Jan 2019)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the UK has had a much more sophisticated approach to Chinese companies for many years, both in setting up the cyber centre that looks at Huawei source code to understand it, and in recognising that in certain parts of UK networks, such as BT’s core network, it was not appropriate to put it in? It also recognises that much equipment from other countries...

Trade Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: I echo the comments from my noble friends Lord Lansley and Lady Hooper, that of course the Bill, and in particular this part of it, is not about changing policy or procedure but about continuity. I think they are raising points to consider in future trade negotiations. On Amendment 5, it is important to recognise the more important part about SMEs rather than just SME procurement policy. I...

Brexit: World Trade Organization - Question (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, does the Minister agree that it is not unusual in WTO negotiations for the first answer to be no? That is not a surprise. It will not be easy, but we will work together with the WTO over a long period, not just on agricultural projects but on a range of issues. That reinforces the need for a transition period in the Brexit negotiations.

Brexit: Trade in Goods (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2017)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, I commend my noble friend Lady Verma for tabling this debate and for the very thoughtful report emanating from her and the committee. This has to be taken in conjunction with some of the earlier reports to which she referred, such as the EU Committee’s report on the options for trade. Looking at individual sectors was a very practical way of identifying the real issues relating to...

Brexit: Domestic and International - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, I first thank my noble friend Lord Leigh for tabling this important debate. I also welcome my noble friend Lord Gadhia to this House. I have known him for a number of years, and I know that he will be a great addition to this Chamber. His powerful maiden speech highlighted his background, experience and expertise, and what he will bring to this House. Often in these debates we tend...

European Union and Canada: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Question (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords—

Spending Review and Autumn Statement — Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: My Lords, my noble friend the Minister is absolutely right to point out that the UK has an improving balance of trade. It is one of the best performing economies in the G7 and the strongest place in the whole of Europe for foreign direct investment. How does he think that may change when we have a shadow Chancellor who—God forbid he should ever get into power—likes to quote Chairman Mao?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Gripen Aircraft: Argentina (25 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: I refer the noble Lord to the written ministerial statement made on the 26 April 2012 by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on this matter.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cars (25 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The total number of new cars registered in the UK in 2013 was 2,476,435. In 2014 the figure was 2,264,737. Data on the country of destination is not held Total registrations are shown by marque. However as these are all registered in the UK, there is no country of destination, as this would only apply to cars exported from the UK. REGISTRATIONS OF NEW CARS IN THE UNITED...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Gripen Aircraft: Brazil (24 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: We have granted two licences for export to Sweden of components for Gripen where Brazil was identified as one of the ultimate end-users.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade: Iceland (24 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The United Kingdom does not have its own separate trade agreements with Iceland. UK trade relations with Iceland are governed mainly by the 1972 bilateral Free Trade Agreement between Iceland and the EEC, and the agreement on the European Economic Area which entered into force in January 1994. .

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Internal Trade (17 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has not carried out any assessment of the benefits or costs of single market legislation to UK companies which do not export to that market.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Cars: Exports (17 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The total number of cars built in UK for export in 2013 was 1,201,395. In 2014 the figure was 1,195,196. A breakdown by marque and destination is not available, although data on the value of UK’s exports of motor cars by destination is published by H M Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The total value of UK car exports in 2013 was £24.4 Billion. In 2014, the total value of UK car exports was...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements: Ukraine (9 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: We are a not opposed to Ukraine having a free trade agreement with the Russian Federation if it wishes to do so. An Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union has been signed and ratified by both the Ukrainian and European parliaments. The Association Agreement establishes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which is due to come into force from 1st January...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Ukraine (6 Mar 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: Ukraine already benefits from autonomous trade preferences which enable most Ukrainian goods to enter the EU market free from import tariffs. In April 2014, the EU unilaterally eliminated or reduced its customs duties on goods originating from Ukraine; for instance, EU import tariffs were removed immediately for 94.7% of industrial products from Ukraine. These autonomous trade preferences...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Exports (10 Feb 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 4 February 2015, HL4494.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Trade Agreements (10 Feb 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: Switzerland and the European Union have entered into a significant number of free trade agreements. Switzerland has around 30 FTAs and the EU approximately 50. Services have been included in some of these agreements but not all. The UK Government is a strong supporter of the inclusion of Services in free trade agreements, because it creates a more stable and transparent trading and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU External Trade (10 Feb 2015)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The European Union is currently negotiating free trade agreements with Japan, the United States, India (currently at a standstill) and an investment agreement with China. Each of these negotiations includes services. For the EU, trade in services is of strategic importance. The sector accounts for some three-quarters of EU gross domestic product (GDP) and of EU jobs. Liberalising trade...


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