Results 41–60 of 331 for speaker:Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) ( 2 May 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I have my name to this amendment with considerable misgivings, but the misgivings will perhaps shed some lights on why I think it is nevertheless important. Very early on after the referendum, the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland said at a meeting at which I was present that there would be no return to a hard border. This has become a stock phrase, a mantra, but is...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (9th Day): Amendment 261 (21 Mar 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, who wills the ends wills the means. The Government committed themselves to an open border, to my knowledge, some 20 months ago. I was very happy to hear a previous Secretary of State make that commitment quite explicit in a public space. I then asked: how? We are still waiting for any answers as to how, and cynicism is growing. It does not seem that the Government are thinking about...

Cambridge Analytica - Statement (19 Mar 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, the Minister has, very understandably, spoken as though the problem that we are addressing is breach of privacy, and that is of course what data protection legislation is intended to achieve. However, does he not think that new uses of data, including personal data, by digital media and specifically by social media are evading the way in which we would like elections to be conducted...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) ( 5 Mar 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I too find the word “phytosanitary”—the Brussels term—a bit of a nuisance. “Biosecurity” is a term with which I am easier. One might wish to look at these issues with respect to the Irish border rather differently from the way in which one looks at the movement of persons and of goods. I will say nothing about the movement of goods and persons for now but will speak...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I have two interests to declare because I shall talk about the movement of people on the island of Ireland and between our islands. I was born in Northern Ireland and am entitled to Irish citizenship as birthright. I currently use a UK passport. My identity is British and Irish, although because of the oddity of UK practices of recording ethnic classification—seemingly contrary to...

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Kidron has introduced a debate that is not just timely but urgent. It is different from earlier debates and discussions we have had, which focused largely on social media issues—although I know there has been a great deal of discussion of social media today—and that is not something one can take lightly. The wanton or malicious uses of digital technologies,...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (5th Day) (20 Nov 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I support the spirit of this amendment. I think it is the right thing and that we ultimately might aspire to a code. In the meantime, I suspect that there is a lot of work to be done because the field is changing extremely fast. The stewardship body which the noble Lord referred to, a deliberative body, may be the right prelude to identifying the shape that a code should now take,...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (5th Day) (20 Nov 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I have a question about proposed new subsection (2) in Amendment 153, which says that, “personal data must not be processed unless an entry in respect of the data controller is included in the register”. That goes a certain distance, but since enormous amounts of personal data in the public domain are not in the control of any data controller, it is perhaps ambiguous as drafted....

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (5th Day) (20 Nov 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: Amendment 153(2): “Subject to subsection (3), personal data must not be processed unless an entry in respect of the data controller is included in the register maintained by the Commissioner”. That would be an adequate formulation if all the personal data being processed was within the control of some data controller. Since much of it is not, the drafting does not quite meet the purpose.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) ( 6 Nov 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I add my voice to those of my noble friends and the noble Earl, Lord Attlee. We sometimes forget that in talking about an approved regulator, we do not mean that the Press Recognition Panel is a regulator; it is an audit body—an auditor of self-regulating bodies. The press requires self-regulation, but which meets a standard in which members of the public can have confidence. They...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) ( 6 Nov 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: I thank the Minister for giving way. Is he suggesting that the aim should be to adapt children to the realities of the online world and the internet service providers, rather than to adapt the providers to the needs of children?

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, as the last speaker before the winding speeches, I think it is my duty to be extremely brief, so I will try. We have had nearly 20 years of the Data Protection Act. We need this legislation because, if nothing else were the case, the United Kingdom will remain in the European Union on 18 May next year, which is the date of implementation of the new regulation, so we have to do...

Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note ( 7 Sep 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lady Lane-Fox. This is a really important topic, and it is right to have this debate before we get anywhere near the Bill that seeks to reform the data protection system. Who could be opposed to improving digital literacy? Like financial, political or emotional literacy, it is surely of great practical and human importance. No doubt one of the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (28 Jun 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I want to turn to another set of knotty issues that will arise in the process of Brexit in the area of privacy and data protection. For 20 years and more, we have tried in the EU to deal with issues of privacy by taking a data protection approach: that is, to protect privacy by putting obligations on the data controllers of larger institutions in order to regulate the use of data by...

Government-commissioned Research - Question (28 Jun 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are planning to take to register externally commissioned research in a standardised public register, as recommended by Sir Stephen Sedley in his report Missing Evidence: An Inquiry into the Delayed Publication of Government-commissioned Research, published on 2 June 2016.

Government-commissioned Research - Question (28 Jun 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: I thank the Minister for that reply. Sir Stephen Sedley’s report estimates that about £2.5 billion a year is spent on government-commissioned research, which is a very large sum. It is intended to provide an evidence base for public policy. However, much of this evidence is then lost, missing or unfindable by people for whom it is relevant. Commissioning departments, other departments and...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Third Reading ( 4 Apr 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I am not against collecting information because it is always interesting, but I would regret seeking information under all the protected characteristics set out in this Bill, among other reasons because I do not think asking intending students whether they are pregnant is a good idea. Age has the advantage, as the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace, said, that it is quite...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (3rd Day) (13 Mar 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have spoken in this short debate, and I thank the Minister for taking the time to give a detailed and, I think, useful reply. The issue may not be just incorporation. However, some franchise operations will leave the student in the other jurisdiction with remarkably slender forms of redress. That is the fundamental issue. I will withdraw the amendment at this...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (3rd Day) (13 Mar 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, the purpose of this amendment is to try to help to ensure that higher education providers, including new ones, have adequate standards of governance, and in particular standards that support the integrity of the student loans scheme. The intention of the Bill is to permit a wider range of higher education providers to offer university education in England. The novel term “English...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.