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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Operations: Airspace (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedure allows them to implement changes to military air space which are requested by the Ministry of Defence to further peacetime operations.

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Second Reading (11 Nov 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble and learned Lord, Lord Stewart of Dirleton, for his presentation of the Bill this afternoon, while being in at the deep end, as it were, at the Dispatch Box. I also congratulate my noble friend Lord McLoughlin, who I have worked with outside of Westminster on other issues and for whom I have great respect. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Walney, for...

VAT Retail Export Scheme - Question (20 Oct 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: I will follow the theme of the supplementary question from my noble friend Lord Vaizey. With the withdrawal of the scheme in January 2021 and the proposal that EU visitors be able to buy UK VAT-free goods from retailers only where the retailer arranges transport for the goods from the UK as an export, does the Minister agree that this potentially reduces footfall and places an additional...

Trade and Agriculture Commission and Trade Remedies Authority - Question (15 Oct 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: With regards to the Trade Remedies Authority and its resourcing, given that we are fast approaching the end of the transition period and in an uncertain climate, if I may put it that way, can my noble friend assure us that the authority will, come January, have sufficient resources to be effective and capable of supporting ongoing and topical tariff issues between Boeing and Airbus, given...

Covid-19: Transport Industry - Question (6 Oct 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, I declare an interest as co-chair of the All-Party Group on General Aviation. General aviation is of course the bedrock of aviation in this country—where young pilots are trained for the future—and has taken a particular hit, along with the rest of aviation, during this Covid-19 crisis. Will the Government consider looking at VAT in respect of general aviation? Will the Minister...

Asylum: British Overseas Territories and Ferries - Private Notice Question (5 Oct 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, while accepting that we must do everything humanly possible to help those arriving on our shores claiming to have been persecuted in their native countries, the Government’s first duty must be to protect UK citizens. What assurance can the Minister give that those immigrants awaiting assessment who are being placed at various locations around the UK, such as the Penally camp in...

Economy - Statement (28 Sep 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, following the Chancellor’s Statement last week, the Welsh Labour Government issued this Statement in response: “More needs to be done to help people find new jobs and incentivise employers to hire new workers.” They added that there was a need for “more action on skills, training” and a “greater focus on supporting job creation”. Does the Minister agree that...

EU Exit: End of Transition Period - Statement (24 Sep 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, I am grateful for this Statement and fully support Her Majesty’s Government on their efforts to reach a deal with the European Union. However, given the somewhat fragile nature of the negotiations and the knock-on effect that this will have should we end up leaving without a negotiated deal, what steps are Her Majesty’s Government taking to ensure that the devolved Government in...

International Travel - Statement (9 Sep 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My noble friend the Minister has already alluded to the disparity that has emerged between Her Majesty’s Government and the devolved nations in respect of countries identified as being on a warning list for potential travellers and those returning to the UK. Does she agree that this has caused immense confusion and anger among those affected? There are now reports of complications for the...

House of Lords: Relocation - Private Notice Question (14 Jul 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, this whole issue has developed into something of a media circus. Does the Minister agree that serious consideration must be given to the number of noble Lords who have to travel from all parts of the United Kingdom, and that London therefore remains by far the best and most convenient location? What consideration will be given to such Members?

Covid-19: UK-wide Discussions - Question (9 Jun 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, the co-ordination between certain departments of Her Majesty’s Government and the devolved Governments of the UK has been a little confusing. Aviation is an example of a reserved matter. However, two weeks ago, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that general aviation could happen again because it was determined that the risk of contributing to increased infection was...

Black Lives Matter - Private Notice Question (8 Jun 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, the British response following the death of George Floyd in America has rightly been to condemn the excessive use of force which led to his tragic death. In reflecting on this dreadful occurrence, does my noble friend the Minister agree that British policing represents everything that is great about our law enforcement, particularly with regard to policing communities? Does she...

Hong Kong - Private Notice Question (2 Jun 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, three years ago, I, along with other parliamentarians, was invited to Hong Kong to observe the workings of the “one country, two systems” principle enshrined in the Basic Law document. I was left with a sense of nervousness and desperation for the young parliamentarians who warned of their fear of a future clampdown and security environment imposed by Beijing. What substantive...

Prisons: Overcrowding - Question (14 May 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, Swansea prison houses twice the number of prisoners it was designed for in the mid-19th century. A Welsh Affairs Select Committee inquiry into prison provision last year heard evidence that between 2013 and 2018 there was a 475% increase in the number of drug crimes in Welsh prisons compared with a 200% increase in English prisons. One of the key challenges faced was violent...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Coronavirus (8 Apr 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they plan to give to flying schools and clubs whose operations have been disrupted by measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Coronavirus (8 Apr 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to temporarily defer the regulatory deadlines and charges on (1) airports, and (2) airlines, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: Coronavirus (8 Apr 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they plan to give large airports which are forced to remain open as key national infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Treasury: Aviation: Coronavirus (8 Apr 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what temporary tax relief they plan to give (1) airlines, and (2) airports, during the period in which their operations are limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

European Union Aviation Safety Agency - Question for Short Debate (19 Mar 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, for tabling this Question because it is incredibly important. I declare an interest as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation, as a private pilot and as an aircraft owner/operator. Aviation is a globally connected industry at all levels. It is also a heavily regulated industry which is greatly affected by what...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (16 Mar 2020)

Lord Davies of Gower: My Lords, Swansea University today announced its first case of Covid-19. Given that students travel from all other countries to universities—perhaps in greater numbers than to some sporting events—what particular advice will the Government give to universities?


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