Results 121–140 of 223 for speaker:Lord Lennie

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 6 (20 Jul 2021)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I will speak primarily to Amendment 26 in my name, which would ensure that the Government bring forward legislation to end ground rent for existing leaseholders. I also add my thanks to the Minister for making himself and his officials available and for seeking to explore whether there is any chance of a solution to this. There was not, although he described this problem as “a top...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 4 (20 Jul 2021)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I welcome these technical amendments to recognise the role of the Welsh Government in these matters. While I will not go through each in turn, I would appreciate clarification on a few broad points. First, the Government stated that provisions are not within the legislative competence of the Senedd Cymru. Can the Minister confirm whether the Government received any advice to the...

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (20 Jul 2021)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, the amendments in this first group, like most that have been tabled on Report, are technical amendments that do not alter the central provisions of the Bill but none the less aim to improve its application. Amendments 1, 2 and 38, each tabled by the Minister, deal with the definition of “regulated leases”. Specifically, they exclude leases of multiple dwellings, with Amendment...

Employment Rights - Statement (10 Jun 2021)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, workers face a real crisis of insecurity and a lack of protections, but the proposals announced in this Statement will do little to turn around the record of inaction from the Government. Whether it is dropping the employment Bill, allowing 2 million people to be paid below the minimum wage or indeed leaving the post of Director of Labour Market Enforcement vacant for months, the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Insolvency (31 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of registered company insolvencies in England since March 2020, by the parliamentary constituency in which the company registered office was based.

Audit and Corporate Governance - Question (23 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, further to the question of my noble friend Lord McKenzie, can the Minister confirm that any annual report on the state of the City, as proposed in the report of the noble Lord, Lord Hill, will clearly outline how the dominance of the big four accountancy firms has been reduced?

Administration (Restrictions on Disposal etc. to Connected Persons) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (22 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, as we have heard, this instrument proposes changes to address concerns about pre-packs. In the current context of the pandemic and a potential wave of insolvencies, we need to ensure that the regulations alleviate these concerns effectively. We have constantly pressed the Government to take action against the abuses that were occurring in pre-pack cases. There was a flurry of...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Office for Investment (22 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) numbers, (2) names, and (3) countries of origin, of (a) businesses, and (b) investors, the Office for Investment has met with since it was launched in 2020.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Office for Investment (22 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much total investment has been secured by the Office for Investment since it was launched in 2020; and in which sectors this investment has been secured.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Office for Investment (22 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Investment seeks investment from (1) companies, or (2) investors, who are operating in the (a) oil, (b) gas, and (c) coal, sectors.

Global Navigation Satellite System - Question (10 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: Following on from the questions from my noble friends Lord West and Lord Stevenson, does OneWeb have a proven PNT capability? How is the Cabinet Office-led review progressing, who is being consulted and when will its findings be published?

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve ( 1 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I will make some brief comments and have some questions to follow. When I reread last year’s debate on this statutory instrument, it was interesting to note that the coronavirus pandemic was not mentioned once. A year later, we are in our third lockdown and Covid-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities and injustices in the labour market, in part brought about by some employers...

Uber: Supreme Court Ruling - Commons Urgent Question ( 1 Mar 2021)

Lord Lennie: The Supreme Court ruling of 19 February was a good day for workers in the gig economy and an embarrassing one for the Government. It has taken four years to get this ruling, with Uber kicking and screaming all the way. During that time, the Government commissioned and received, but then ultimately ignored, a report from Matthew Taylor about workers’ rights in the gig economy. Either the...

Trade Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 46 ( 6 Jan 2021)

Lord Lennie: I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, and the noble Lord, Lord Purvis, for their support for this amendment. I also thank the Minister for his honesty in pointing out our shortcomings in failing to take up these issues when we previously had the opportunity to do so; but that is another matter. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 46 withdrawn. Schedule 4: The Trade Remedies...

Trade Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 46 ( 6 Jan 2021)

Lord Lennie: I will be brief. Framing this debate has proved to be difficult because, quite rightly, the Government and the Opposition are focused on dealing with the pandemic, and therefore less attention has been paid to Britain’s post-Brexit trading arrangements. That said, the Government’s intentions are to achieve the best possible trading position and, as regards the amendment, the best possible...

Parliamentary Constituencies Bill - Second Reading (27 Jul 2020)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, this is a welcome Bill and the noble Lord, Lord True, is to be congratulated on moving its Second Reading. It is certainly welcome compared with that which the Tory-led coalition Government proposed—but all things are relative. Then, the Tory Government proposed a reduction to 600 MPs while their coalition partner, the Liberal Democrats, had suggested in their 2010 manifesto that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus (15 Jul 2020)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) personal confidentiality agreements, and (2) non-disclosure agreements, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has signed with stakeholders advising the COVID-19 roadmap taskforce on pubs and restaurants.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Retail Trade: Coronavirus (15 Jul 2020)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) personal confidentiality agreements, and (2) non-disclosure agreements, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has signed with stakeholders advising the COVID-19 roadmap taskforce on non-essential retail.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) personal confidentiality agreements, and (2) non-disclosure agreements, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has signed with (a) businesses, (b) individuals, and (c) third parties, advising the Department on its response to COVID-19. [T]

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill - Report (and remaining stages): Amendment 4 (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, straight off the bat, I too welcome the Government’s movement on this specific part of this necessary Bill. There will be a sense of relief for direct benefit pension funds and their trustees, the Pension Protection Fund and the regulator. As has been said, all will now have rights of access to information about the intentions of companies and to voice their opinions about the...


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