Results 161–180 of 223 for speaker:Lord Lennie

Smart Meters - Question (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on the roll-out of SMET2 smart meters.

Smart Meters - Question (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Lennie: I thank the Minister for that response. Yesterday, Which?, the consumers’ champion, published a report that stated that the Government’s £11 billion rollout of smart meters to hard-pressed customers is seriously behind schedule. To meet their target of a smart meter in every household and small business would now require 30 smart meters to be installed every minute of every day between...

Ffos-y-fran Opencast Coal Mine - Question ( 5 Jun 2018)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, were the Minister a protestor, who would he aim his protest at? Would it be the local authority or the Welsh Government?

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill - Second Reading (22 May 2018)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I begin by thanking all noble Lords who have spoken this afternoon. The principle of the Bill is unusually uncontentious and it has considerable support around the House—other than from the noble Viscount, Lord Ridley. However, that is not to say that the Bill cannot and should not be improved. The Bill arises out of energy market failure and the shortcomings of Ofgem in...

Social Mobility Commission - Question (23 Apr 2018)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on the appointment of the new Chair and members of the Social Mobility Commission.

Smart Meters Bill - Second Reading (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I should start by making a declaration—or perhaps a confession. I am a smart meter user. I accepted the offer made by the company. It is a SMETS 1, so it is not doing me much good in terms of reducing my consumption or the cost—but at least I have one. That, I think, may be unique among Members of this House, but not so much so among the wider public. I also thought until...

Brexit: Transition Period - Question (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Lennie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their objectives for the Brexit transition period.

Brexit: Transition Period - Question (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Lennie: This not a bridge to a clear destination but a gangplank to thin air—I think that was the quote. Secretary of State David Davis said in evidence to the Lords European Union Committee this week that during transition things would not be exactly the same but very, very similar to what they are now. Will the Minister explain to the House what the very, very similar differences are that we can...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (17 Jan 2018)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I support what the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, and the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, have said. I am not going to comment on whether Messrs Corbyn and McDonnell would be safe hands to put these powers in; noble Lords can make their own minds up about that. In the light of what the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, has said, any Minister should be very wary of using these powers. We...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (17 Jan 2018)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, in Committee, the Minister—I think it was the noble Lord, Lord Bates—said that the OPBAS is being set up to deal with this stuff at some time in the future. I do not know when that will be and whether it is a consequence of our withdrawal from the European Union or is a separate matter. However, I would expect reassurance that that body will be up and running at least by the...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (15 Jan 2018)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I am also grateful to the Minister. Clearly, he has listened a lot and has provided a lot of change from the initial version of the Bill. There is a meeting of minds—there is no question about that—but the one issue that I am not sure he addressed was about the requisite steps that persons are expected to take to address the concerns which led to the designation in the first...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (15 Jan 2018)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, in relation to the clause on financial sanctions, I add my gratitude to the Minister for the way that he has engaged with us, the Cross-Benchers and those in other parties. We have turned what the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, described as a lamentable Bill into something approaching an acceptable Bill. There are some problems with it, but this will not be one of them. The...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 4 Dec 2017)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Carrington of Fulham. I shall not agree with much of what he said, although I was interested in his analysis of London. I intended to restrict my contribution to the debate to the effects of the Budget on the north-east of England. However, since the Budget, much has happened that makes that self-imposed restriction almost...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I had not realised that there would be quite such a debate on the application of the rule of law, but I am now aware that it is an important matter. When a sanction’s designation is in place, and a review has been requested but denied by a Minister, the court here will have the authority to set aside the designation if the Government are found in breach of the applicable...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, we have heard, and the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, has repeated the gravity of the consequences of sanctions on the lives of individuals and dependants upon them. Three years is a very long time, particularly if the designation is wrong or if behaviour has changed and they are now compliant. Therefore, we ask that the three years be reviewed and replaced by one year. It cannot be left...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, this is a probing amendment concerning the territorial application of sanctions regulations. The amendment will make it automatic that the sanctions imposed would apply to bodies incorporated or constituted in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the British Overseas Territories. This is not because they are favourite places to hide away from tax regimes—although they are—but...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Lennie: I thank the Minister for that answer. We will consider, read carefully what he said and, perhaps, come back to it. In the meantime, we will seek leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 52 withdrawn. Clause 17 agreed. Clause 18 agreed. Clause 19: Right to request variation or revocation of designation Amendment 53 not moved.


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