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Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank my noble friend for that comment. As we know, these questions are difficult to answer in the abstract. What I can say is that, where primary legislation is needed, it will be used. I do not think that it is reasonable to ask me to define which aspects will be covered by primary legislation at this stage for agreements that have not yet been finalised.

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank the noble Lord. When I earlier impolitely snapped at the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, and said to read the Explanatory Memorandum, I was not saying that with any disrespect. This Bill, as we have just acknowledged, is about professional qualifications. It has a broad long title and one sees from the Explanatory Memorandum that it covers a number of matters that affect regulators and...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank the noble Lord for that question. The way I see it is that the UKIM Act introduced a principle of automatic recognition of professional qualifications gained in one part of the UK, as well as provisions for the equal treatment of individuals who obtain their qualifications in a particular UK nation and those who obtain theirs in other parts of the UK. Clause 9 merely supports...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank noble Lords for their contributions on Clause 9. In answer to my noble friend Lady McIntosh of Pickering, we are not relying on EU data to work out the coverage. As we discussed at length earlier, the EU data is incomplete, which is why it has been necessary to go back to departments and source regulators to try to complete it. On her point about round tables, I would be more than...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank the noble Lord for his question. Again, I repeat that I am very happy to hold round tables on this, as necessary. On the noble Lord’s particular point, if a new separate regulator was set up that fell within the definition of a corresponding regulator for the purposes of this Bill, Clause 9 would automatically apply to it and the information sharing would happen in that way.

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank the noble Baroness for her comments. Of course, it goes without saying that I always listen to the noble Baroness’s comments very carefully and take them away for consideration. The best advice I can give her about what this Bill is about and what is covered is to refer her to the Explanatory Memorandum on the Bill.

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: I thank the noble Lord for that. Surely this is why we are going to have the assistance centre and why we are going to require regulators to publish on their websites what it takes to become a member of their profession. I say to the noble Lord that an apprenticeship is a qualification, and if the requirement to become a farrier is that you have to be an apprentice, it is quite right that the...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 45 (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank noble Lords for the comments in this debate, which, as they may imagine, I have listened to with a certain lack of enjoyment. If I may, I will come back to the substance of that later. I thank my noble friend Lady Noakes and the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter of Kentish Town, for their Amendments 45, 46, 63 and 68, which concern the regulators that the Bill applies to, as well...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Imports (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: HM Government has made no formal assessment of the potential use of import substitution in the UK. However, this Government pursues a free trade policy that is open and fair and is a strong supporter of the rules-based international system.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: Australia (22 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The UK produces high quality, premium produce that is globally sought after and this Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will create new export opportunities for British farmers and businesses. The Scoping Assessment, carried out before negotiations began, found that Wales and Scotland and all English regions benefit in all modelled scenarios from a UK-Australia FTA. A full impact assessment will be...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Centre for Professional Qualifications (21 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The assistance centre supports professionals with overseas qualifications intending to work in the UK, and UK qualified professionals seeking to practise overseas. Its website and telephone advice service help professionals identify the right regulators, which may not always be clear. Some regulators are pursuing recognition arrangements with EU counterparts, and the Government is agreeing...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 37 (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, the core purpose of the Bill is to update how regulators recognise professionals whose qualifications and experience have been gained overseas, reflecting our status outside the single market and our global outlook. Clauses 5 and 6 are part of the means of doing that. I note that my noble friend Lady McIntosh of Pickering has given notice of her intention to oppose Clauses 5 and 6...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 37 (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Palmer of Childs Hill, and the noble Baroness, Lady Blake of Leeds, for their amendments. I note that they are supported by several other noble Lords. Many noble Lords, including the noble Lord, Lord Purvis of Tweed, have spoken previously about the importance of ensuring that professionals who have already had their qualifications recognised in the UK...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 37 (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, these are both important questions which affect the rights of individuals, and so I will write to noble Lords on these matters to be crystal clear with my answers.

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 34A (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Lansley for tabling Amendments 34A and 60A, and I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Garden of Frognal, for tabling Amendment 42A. Amendment 34A seeks to require that a regulator of a profession ensures that an individual is suitably indemnified or insured before they may practise a profession, if that regulator sets up recognition routes as a result of...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: As always, I will consider carefully the suggestions made by the noble Baroness but, without wanting to repeat myself, I really do not understand this antipathy to giving power to those regulators that do not have this power.

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: The noble Lord’s colleague the noble Lord, Lord Purvis, cautioned me on the previous day of Committee never to use “never” at the Dispatch Box, and I am trying to remember his strictures on that. The reason I did not answer the question directly is that I am not going to do so unless I am completely sure of my facts on this. I do not believe that it is possible for Clause 3 to creep its...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I note that the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, set out his intention to oppose Clause 4 standing part of the Bill. I hope that the arguments I have previously set out in favour of Clause 4 have gone some way to assuaging the noble Lord’s concerns. First, I will directly answer the question just posed by the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter. The fact is that there are regulators...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (14 Jun 2021)

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel: My Lords, I thank the noble Baronesses, Lady Hayter of Kentish Town and Lady Randerson, and my noble friends Lady Noakes and Lord Moylan for these amendments. I shall begin by addressing Amendments 31 and 32. The amendment tabled by my noble friend Lady Noakes would limit qualifications recognised in recognition agreements to qualifications approved by the overseas regulator, while the...


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