Results 1–20 of 135 for speaker:Lord Vaux of Harrowden

Company Directors: Identification - Question (22 May 2024)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: The Minister will remember that during the passage of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act last year, we had a lot of debates on how to tackle the problem of nominees being used to hide shareholders’ real identities. During ping-pong on the Bill, he rightly referred to “what we perceive to be an industry of nominee service providers prone to acting unlawfully As a result, the...

Passport e-Gates Network Outage - Statement (13 May 2024)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, the eGates software is provided by a fairly small Portuguese company called Vision-Box, under a contract that was signed in 2013 and has been extended to at least 2027. As someone who spends most of his life working in software mergers and acquisitions, I can say that it would be pretty normal, when a key contract such as this is entered into with a smaller supplier, that a change...

Passport e-Gates Network Outage - Statement (13 May 2024)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: Is it redacted?

Defence Personnel Data Breach - Statement ( 8 May 2024)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, the Minister mentioned that a number of payments to the people affected have been delayed. When that happens, it can mean that those people affected themselves miss payments for credit cards, rent, mortgages et cetera, which can cause penalties to be accrued and can impact people’s credit ratings. What are the Government and the MoD doing to make sure that soldiers and others are...

Peatlands - Question (22 Feb 2024)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, planting conifers on deep peat is probably one of the biggest reasons for peat’s degradation; I think about 20% of peat degradation is caused by that. Can the Minister confirm that there will be no more planting of conifers on deep peat and that, where it has happened in the past, when those trees are felled they will not be replaced?

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill - Second Reading (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord de Clifford and to congratulate him on an excellent and insightful maiden speech. I am pleased that he has chosen this important Bill for this occasion. Data protection is something of a minority sport and it is great to add another person to the select group in this Chamber. Data protection is about finding the right balance...

Vector-borne Diseases - Question (14 Dec 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, vector-borne diseases are not only about humans; they are also about animals. We have a current outbreak of bluetongue disease in the south of England, which is carried by midges originally coming from South Africa. What assessment have the Government made of this particular outbreak?

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - Second Reading ( 5 Dec 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, it is always good to be able to start a speech with the words, “This is a good Bill”. I am not the only person to have used those words. They have been used all around the Chamber; it is an unusual situation and very welcome. It is also getting to the point of the evening where it is quite difficult to say anything that has not been said several times before. I am going to try...

Authorised Push Payment Fraud Performance Report - Question (14 Nov 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the authorised push payment (APP) fraud performance report published by the Payment Systems Regulator in October 2023.

Authorised Push Payment Fraud Performance Report - Question (14 Nov 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, this excellent report allows us at long last to see which banks are behaving best and worst in preventing and reimbursing fraud. One of the best ways to reduce fraud would be to stop fraudsters using UK bank accounts to receive the stolen money. We can now see from this report that Metro Bank, TSB, Starling and Monzo are the banks that receive and process the most stolen money....

State Pensions: Canada Free Trade Agreement - Question (18 Oct 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, this goes way beyond Canada. Does the Minister agree that people who have worked and paid national insurance all their lives have earned their state pension? Can he therefore answer the earlier question, which he did not really answer: why, if you choose in retirement to go and live somewhere else, should you not receive what you have earned in full and on the same basis as anybody else?

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his generous comments. I also thank noble Lords who have been so generous with their support throughout the passage of the Bill on these matters, which has allowed us to get to the point of achieving at least this compromise. With that, I beg leave to withdraw Motion A1. Motion A1 withdrawn. Motion A agreed.

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, I hope that Motion A1 is clear. Before I start, I remind the House of my interest as a non-practising chartered accountant. On Report, your Lordships agreed Amendment 23, which included a requirement that shareholders should have to state whether they are holding shares on someone else’s behalf and, if so, on whose behalf they are holding them. This requirement was rejected, as we...

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Third Reading: Amendment 1 ( 4 Jul 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, I thank the Minister for these amendments. As he said, I described at Report the loophole in the register of overseas entities that allows people to hide the true ownership of UK properties through nominee arrangements. As the Minister described, he tabled Amendment 9, as he undertook to do, which effectively closes that loophole. I am not sure what conclusion to take from the fact...

Road Fuel Prices - Commons Urgent Question ( 4 Jul 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, the supermarket premium is apparently about 6p per litre, but that is nothing compared to the prices charged in motorway service stations, where it is often a further 18p to 20p above that. The noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, referred to the 6p as gouging. If that is gouging, what is the situation with motorway service stations and what are the Government going to do to fix it?

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 104 (27 Jun 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, I will briefly add my support to the amendments proposed by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Garnier, which try to strengthen the failure to prevent clauses the Government have proposed. I welcome those clauses and the changes the Government have added at this stage. In particular, I strongly support Amendment 110, to which I have added my name, which removes the restriction of this...

Animal Torture: Online Videos - Question (27 Jun 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, at the moment the law we have been talking about has been preventing those who are perpetrating the harm and publishing it, but is there any merit in going after the people who are watching it and paying for it and have it on their computers—the consumers who ultimately are generating the harm at the end?

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 71 (20 Jun 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: It is not trusts.

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 72 (20 Jun 2023)

Lord Vaux of Harrowden: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this short debate. I thank the Minister for engaging on the subject as he has done. He used the words “jaded” and “cynical” earlier, and I hope he does not think they apply. In most cases, our engagement on all this has been extremely constructive, and I thank him, in particular, for what he has just said on Amendment 73. We...


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