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Educational Settings - Statement (19 Mar 2020)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, in the light of these Covid-19 emergency measures, which are entirely understandable, what help will the Government provide to our excellent universities, which, as we heard earlier, are contributing significantly to our understanding of this emergency and to its solution? We need to recognise that those universities now face the triple whammy of uncertainty over A-levels and...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading (13 Jan 2020)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, like other noble Lords, I rise to urge the Government to include a legal assurance in the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill that there will be no regression in relation to environmental standards as we withdraw from the EU and negotiate new trade agreements. I remind your Lordships of my interests as recorded in the register, in particular that I am the chair of the...

Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (26 Jun 2019)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I offer the Minister my strongest support for the order. I remind the House that we are being asked to sign up to a new target, not a new cost. I want to dispel a few misconceptions. The Committee on Climate Change identified the range of costs needed to meet the net zero target as between 1% and 2% of GDP. Those costs are not costs to the Exchequer. Yes, there will be a role for...

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Motion to Take Note (2 May 2019)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I echo the words of others in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Rooker, for securing this debate on what has turned out to be a very special day. I also declare my interest as vice-chair of the Committee on Climate Change and chair of its adaptation committee. I want to talk about the lesser-known part of the Climate Change Act that covers climate change risk, and the actions that...

UK Innovation Corridor - Question for Short Debate (30 Apr 2019)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Haselhurst, for securing this short debate on an important topic. I declare my interest as a resident of Cambridge. I draw the Minister’s attention, and that of the House, to an important proposal developed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and its leader, James Palmer, for the Cam Metro, and ask the Minister to support...

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

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, Amendment 60 is in my name and those of my noble friend Lord Kinnoull and the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering. I also support Amendment 59. The UK needs a strong and independent Trade Remedies Authority with a balanced membership to investigate alleged dumping and subsidy cases and to recommend remedies. Schedule 4 to the Trade Bill defines the membership of the TRA and...

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

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: I thank the Minister for her detailed response. It is very encouraging to hear of progress with the implementation of the trade remedies system and with the work being done to ensure that, should we need it, provisions will be in place to support industry in this way on exit day should the TRA not be legally established by that point. It was also good to hear the Minister say that the...

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

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, Amendments 31 and 32 are in my name and those of my noble friend Lord Kinnoull and the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering. Amendment 31 relates to the presumption in favour of adoption of trade measures and it will be familiar to noble Lords from Committee. The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act sets the overarching rules under which the UK’s new Trade Remedies Authority...

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

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I will speak briefly to Amendments 90A and 90B in my name. Again, I thank my noble friend Lord Kinnoull for adding his name to both amendments. As we have heard, the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act sets the overarching rules under which the UK’s new Trade Remedies Authority will operate. The Act states that trade remedy measures do not need to be adopted if the TRA or the...

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

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 101A and 103B in my name. I thank my noble friend Lord Kinnoull for adding his name to both amendments and the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering, for supporting 101A. I have two further amendments in the next group—do not worry, I am not suggesting that we amalgamate these, but I will provide some common background that applies to all four...

Climate Change - Motion to Take Note (24 Jan 2019)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I start by declaring my interests as vice-chair of the Committee on Climate Change and chair of its Adaptation Committee. I repeat the thanks expressed by others to the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, for bringing this important debate to the House today. This week started with a stark reminder that the climate is changing. We have heard from the noble Lords, Lord Teverson and Lord Rees,...

Migration: International Students - Question (7 Jan 2019)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, since 2011, the number of international students enrolled in UK universities has risen just 3%, compared to a 40% increase for the United States. It is the number of students, not just the visa applications, that is important. Given the immense economic and social benefit of international students, does not the Minister agree that the Government should take further steps to increase...

Written Answers — Treasury: Environment Protection: Taxation (23 Oct 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to maintain the Carbon Price Support rates, set in the 2016 Budget, for the period through to 2020–21; and how their policy in the area relates to the Total Carbon Price, established in the Autumn Budget 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Office for Students (24 Sep 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue regulations to the Office for Students on validation arrangements under either section 51(1)(b)(i) or section 51(1)(b)(ii) of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (23 Apr 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: I thank the very many noble Lords who have spoken and contributed to the debate, all supporting the amendments, which again emphasises that this is an issue of deep concern across the House—one where everybody agrees that urgent action is necessary. As the Minister has now highlighted, it is one where the House is asking very strongly for assurance. I thank the Minister for his detailed...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (23 Apr 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I move this amendment on behalf of the noble Lords, Lord Deben and Lord Inglewood, the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Whitchurch, and myself. The protection and improvement of our environment is critical to our health and well-being, to our economic growth and for future generations. The Government recognise the importance of this, as we have been reminded on several occasions during...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I support Amendments 66, 108, 112, 113 and 317, but noble Lords will be glad to hear that I will not speak to them. However, I would like to speak to Amendment 186 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, to which I have added my name. This amendment is something of a change of subject as it is about the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and seeks to keep the UK in the EU ETS. The...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Feb 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I support Amendment 28, tabled in the name of my noble friend Lord Krebs and the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Whitchurch, and to which I have also added my name. My noble friend Lord Krebs has already described very eloquently the purpose of the amendment. During Committee in the other place, the then Minister of State for Courts and Justice described this clause in nice, simple,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (26 Feb 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I support these two important amendments and I apologise to the Committee for having being unavailable to speak at Second Reading. I therefore take the opportunity to declare my interests as chair of the Henry Royce Institute, a member of the Committee on Climate Change and chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change. As we have heard from many noble...

Housebuilders - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Best for securing this important debate and for his excellent introduction. I want to talk not about the number of homes that we need but rather the quality of homes that we need, and to focus on whether we are building homes that are fit for the future—homes that, as we have heard, our people deserve. I declare my interests as vice-chair of the...


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