Results 1–20 of 160 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:the Earl of Kinnoull

Parliament: Freedom of Speech and the Rule of Law - Motion to Take Note (23 May 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Warwick, and I add my congratulations to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, on securing a debate on such an important topic. I am legally qualified; however, I have spent my career in international business, which has included spells in New York, Zurich and Bermuda, as well as 20 years or so in the City...

Japanese Knotweed - Question (16 May 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I draw attention to my interests in the register. Of course, knotweed is not the only invasive alien species around. This is Invasive Species Week; indeed, the Minister has been seen in the newspapers digging up skunk cabbages. Can he confirm that the Government are intensifying their efforts to combat invasive alien species in general, and in particular the grey squirrel, which is...

Brexit: Movement of People in the Cultural Sector (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, and his very thought-provoking remarks. I was particularly taken by his thoughts on CITES. That convention was not going to form part of my submissions but I very much associate myself with his analysis. I also warmly congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Jay, and his committee on an extremely incisive, focused and compelling...

Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Confederation - Motion to Regret (1 May 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, on tabling this Motion and providing a mechanism for the House to discuss these very important issues. I sit on the EU Select Committee and its EU Justice Sub-Committee. The reason for my mentioning the latter committee will become clearer later in my short remarks. The noble Lord, Lord Whitty, made a good case about the size of the...

Palace of Westminster: Fire - Question (25 Apr 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, has the noble Lord the Chairman of the Services Committee read as I have the press reports that suggested hot works were the root cause of the fire at Notre Dame? Can he assure the House that the hot works procedures followed in this House are of the very safest type and, in particular, that workmen remain on-site for at least two hours after hot works have ceased?

Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (28 Mar 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his clear explanation, and I declare my interests as set out on the register. In particular, I am chairman of the UK Squirrel Accord, a body of 35 entities—the four Governments, the four nature agencies and the principal voluntary and private sector bodies—that are trying to deal with the problem of grey squirrels killing broad-leaved trees. The problem...

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 59 (13 Mar 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, Amendment 60 is also in my name. I too have problems with the TRA as currently constituted, in that arguably it lacks independence and balance. It is in looking for independence and balance that the amendment has evolved. Amendment 59 very much deals with the independence point, and on that basis I strongly support it. In Committee, I said that independence is important, because the...

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 33 (13 Mar 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I was added as the fourth batsman. I have only one thing to add to the very clear presentation made by my noble friend Lady O’Neill, which is that noble Lords will note paragraph (f) of subsection (1) of the proposed new clause. It would mean that some estimate of the tourism expenditure of visitors to students studying in the UK would be included in the statistical information....

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (13 Mar 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I added my name to these two amendments and I will be brief. I agree with every word that my noble friend Lady Brown just said. I add my thanks to Ministers and the Bill team, who have been very gracious and given of their time generously to discuss these issues. I have nothing to add to what my noble friend Lady Brown said about Amendment 31, about which I wholly agree. I also...

Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: It is a pleasure to follow that stream of logic, with which I agree entirely. I wish to say two things. The Explanatory Memorandum was published initially on 23 November, so we are now in the 87th day after that. It generated a great deal of comment, which was widely circulated to people who were interested. Again I rang round various people in the course of the past few days and no one has...

Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: Thank you for that. I do not want to be the defence attorney for the regulators but the FCA would argue that it did not have the relevant powers beforehand. However, I shall not go there. Again, this will be the effective framework to enable the FCA to do that work. Without this SI there is no framework. At the end of the paragraph in the Explanatory Memorandum headed “Why is it being...

Official Listing of Securities, Prospectus and Transparency (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: Yes, I am sorry, we have now decided that they are distinguished lawyers—and others of the huge number of advisory people in London who help people get access to capital. There were a lot of notes in November and more in December, and what is interesting is that they have all been positive on this SI. So I am not sure what a full consultation would have produced in excess of the current SI....

Official Listing of Securities, Prospectus and Transparency (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I rise to put the case for poor old business because once again it is the Government who are being blamed. This SI is about access to capital. Without good access to capital, business is constrained and we do not have the means to create the wealth that we need in our country. I have a lot of experience with prospectuses relating to both equity and debt and I am old enough to...

Equivalence Determinations for Financial Services and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I remind the House of my interests in financial services, particularly in international financial services for quite a long time. Many of the speeches in this debate have given the Government a poor grade on things. However, it is important to remember business, which is at the centre of this. I always find that there is some confusion about what equivalence is. For financial...

Solvency 2 and Insurance (Amendment, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (11 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: I am sorry for having confused the noble Lord, but I certainly did not suggest that changes be introduced in the instrument. I suggested that Solvency II was a one-size-fits-all regulation with a number of things in it. The noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, must have known how difficult were the negotiations, taking place over such a long period and spanning a large part of the world, because of...

Solvency 2 and Insurance (Amendment, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (11 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register, especially those in respect of the insurance and reinsurance industries. I will speak briefly to two of the three statutory instruments: the Solvency II and insurance regulations and the insurance distribution regulations. Turning to the Solvency II and insurance regulations, and thinking about the near term, I congratulate the...

Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) (4 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I do not want to comment on the two amendments I have signed. I want to urge some support for the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson of Balmacara. I have in front of me Article 13 of the 1994 agreement which supplements Article VI of GATT. Entitled “Judicial Review”, it says: “Each Member whose national legislation contains provisions on anti-dumping measures shall maintain judicial,...

Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) (4 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, I rise briefly in support of the noble Baroness, Lady Brown, and associate myself with all her remarks. I also associate myself with the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh—I agreed very much with what she had to say. Amendments 101A and 103B are probing in nature, and I will address a few thoughts to this TRA membership question. In Schedule 4, the TRA is proudly declared to be...

Brexit: Stability of the Union - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Bruce of Bennachie, who spoke with his customary clarity. I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Lisvane, on securing this important debate. I shall make just two points. The first concerns arrangements for intergovernmental relations in our union. Our intergovernmental arrangements are completely out of date. The governing document...

Brexit: Consumer Protection (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, it is a great pleasure once again to follow the noble Lord, Lord Judd, who spoke with his typical wisdom. He is the conscience of our sub-committee, and we value him enormously. I declare my interests as set out in the register of the House, in particular those in respect of consumer financial services. I will also begin by adding my tribute to our staff. The Justice Sub-Committee...


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