Results 1–20 of 264 for speaker:Lord Sharpe of Epsom

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I respectfully remind noble Lords that the Back-Bench speaking time is five minutes.

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, the National Economic Crime Centre continues to assess the material submitted to it in relation to alleged signatory fraud by banks, as well as information obtained following preliminary inquiries to clarify matters with certain members of the public who raised the issue. The National Economic Crime Centre is making a thorough assessment to determine whether there are grounds for a...

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, that characterisation of the situation is not entirely fair. The NECC is reviewing the evidence submitted to it by the campaign groups. We cannot comment further at this stage, recognising the NECC’s operational independence. Once it has finished its review, it will communicate its findings. The noble Lord referred to the 26 lever-arch files; these actually contain 10,000 pages...

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I am afraid that I cannot; I am not familiar with the case. As I said, we maintain that the NECC should have operational independence, so I am afraid that I cannot enlighten the noble Baroness any further. I neglected to answer the noble Lord’s request for a meeting; there have been a number of meetings with Home Office officials, but I would of course be happy to meet him.

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, I am glad that the noble Lord has raised the subject of resources, because we are giving them: the spending review last year allocated a further £400 million to tackle economic crime over the next three years. This includes £100 million earmarked specifically to target fraud, including by establishing a national fraud policing network, including greater fraud investigative...

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, the noble Baroness is referring to Action Fraud, which is receiving some funding—but the money is ring-fenced from another source. I cannot find the precise reference to it now, but I will write to her with the details. However, it is not from Lloyds Bank directly.

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, that was a completely different case, of course. But we are doing a number of things, as the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, will be aware. Some of this is legislative and some of it is to do with the various taskforces and strategies that I highlighted to some extent earlier. A Joint Fraud Taskforce was set up in October 2021.

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, my noble friend is right to raise the changing nature of some of these crimes. I am sure that she is partly referring to the UKFI report on fraud, published earlier this week, which showed that some types of fraud are in fact diminishing while others are increasing. A number of actions are being taken: for example, I am sure that noble Lords were surprised to note that the text...

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, I do not think it is just about officials; it is also about legislation. Obviously, we passed one Act earlier this year at speed. The noble Lord will be aware that there is another economic crime and corporate transparency Bill on its way which deals with many of the unresolved issues from those debates and that Act.

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I am afraid that I cannot answer that question; I will try to find out and write to the noble Lord.

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I agree with my noble friend. We are straying away from the Home Office brief on this subject. Obviously, the Financial Services Act 2012 established the FCA as the conduct of business regulator for financial services. It has a focused set of objectives to promote effective competition in the interests of consumers, to secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers and to protect...

Banks: Forgery - Question (30 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I am afraid that I have to refer the noble Lord back to my earlier answer about the operational independence of the NECC. I do not know what the evidential situation is. How can I possibly answer the question?

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 43 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, this was a brief debate. I turn first to Amendment 43. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, and the noble Baroness, Lady Merron, for raising this important subject. The Government are committed to delivering policy which helps rollout for everyone, and support the entire telecommunications sector in delivering connectivity. Ensuring that local authorities are ready to facilitate...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: As my noble friend the Minister has pointed out, lawyers do well whatever happens. I am coming on to expand a little more on the protections for site providers, if the noble Lord will please bear with me. The time between the making of the application and it being determined should be relatively short. Officials will be working closely with Ministry of Justice counterparts and members of the...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I am afraid that the answer to both of those questions is that I do not know. It would be remiss of me to anticipate the sorts of concerns we are listening to and the subjects they may raise. I will have to write to the noble Lord on that.

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I read my brief very carefully, and I said “any transitional provisions in respect of the Bill”—I did not say that there will be transitional provisions—after listening to the various concerns I just outlined. I now turn to Amendment 34 tabled by the noble Lords, Lord Clement-Jones and Lord Fox, the noble Earl, Lord Lytton, and the noble Baroness, Lady Merron. This is an amendment to...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I thank all noble Lords who have spoken to this group, which concerns both compensation and backdated payment. I shall start with the former. One of the main aims of the Bill is to ensure that where an agreement to which the code applies is renewed, there is a consistent approach in calculating the financial aspects and terms of that agreement. Before I get on to the details, I will answer my...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The noble Earl, Lord Lytton, raises some very specific and technical points, if I may say so. I am afraid I am going to have to write to him. I turn to Amendments 28 to 33, tabled by the noble Lords, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Fox and Lord Blunkett, and the noble Earl, Lord Lytton. These seek to amend Clause 67, which relates to interim orders where an agreement is being renewed under part 5 of...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I am about to get on to the various backdating aspects of this, so I hope that will answer some of these more specific questions. I think I got to this being of huge benefit to both business and consumers. There are concerns about the backdating of the consideration which the court may impose at this interim stage, and that this may cause site providers financial hardship. Clause 67 provides...

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have spoken in the short debate on this group, particularly the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, for introducing Amendment 19, also signed by the noble Baroness, Lady Merron, and the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones. The amendment proposes the introduction of a 21-day notice requirement for operators who want to exercise code rights where apparatus is situated on,...


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