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All 18 results for brexit speaker:Lord Beith

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Beith: ...to re-establish the primacy of Crown prerogative, even when to do so would enable them to overturn statutes by executive action. That leads me to fear that, in relation to both Article 50 and the Brexit negotiations, the Government’s wish is to minimise parliamentary involvement. Warm words have not allayed my suspicions, which are based on the positions that the Government have taken so...

Judicial Independence - Question (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Beith: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that answer. Does he agree that supporters and critics of Brexit ought to unite in insisting that Governments are not above the law, and that judges, however inconvenient and open to contest on appeal their judgments sometimes are, are an essential arbiter of what the law is until Parliament decides to change it? Ought we not to be proclaiming these...

Brexit: Economic Impact on North-East England - Question (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Beith: ...European Union countries. If the Prime Minister is no longer even trying to secure the fullest possible participation in the single market, what does the Minister think will be the effect of post-Brexit tariff and other barriers on exporting industries, which they will face long before any new deals with non-EU countries can be reached? Who is speaking up on our behalf in the Government?

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Beith: ...increased capacity and improved reliability on it. There are many infrastructure decisions which, as other noble Lords have pointed out, would make a huge difference to our potential in the region. Brexit features in both reports and both sound loud warning bells about the dangers in a region where 58% of exports are to European Union countries. There is a particular fear about a potential...

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Beith: I apologise to the noble Lord, but he is depriving me of the opportunity to make a very important point, with which I want to conclude. The process of dealing with Brexit requires communication between the Government and the north-east of England. In November, I read in the Evening Standard that the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, had agreed with the London...

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Beith: My Lords, it was announced before Christmas that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, would have a monthly meeting with the Brexit Secretary so that the views of London would be known throughout this process. What arrangements has he made for the north-east of England, 58% of whose exports go into the European Union and which has a positive balance of trade, to have its views heard in this process?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Beith: ...—but, in the longer term, there are many more things to be done. When referring to the rule of law, he also has to recognise his responsibility to the integrity and quality of the law. When the Brexit process really gets under way, I hope that he will play a role in insisting that it is done properly and that Parliament scrutinises properly and adequately the vast corpus of law that will...

House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Beith: ...-based. But we need to act and we do so at a time when major legislation is frankly out of the question, particularly when we see what other legislation is heading down the track as a result of Brexit. We need to control the size of the House in order to protect its reputation and, indeed, to avoid raising question marks over all new appointments to the House, however meritorious, that...

Brexit: The Crown Dependencies (European Union Committee Report) - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2018)

Lord Beith: ...have to look carefully. These are just some of the issues touched on in the Lords report and in a report published at roughly the same time by the Commons Justice Committee on the implications of Brexit for Crown dependencies. The Government have earned praise from the Crown dependencies for the way that they have been handling things so far. There is no doubt that there have been quite...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Beith: ...the sovereignty of Parliament and without undermining the devolution settlement, the Good Friday agreement and the future integrity of the United Kingdom. All that is in addition to the damage that Brexit will do to the UK economy and to European common endeavour on issues such as security, judicial co-operation and the environment. That is also in addition to the damage that leaving the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Beith: ...not deal with all of them for the reason we set out in paragraph 37. Reciprocal rights are, “inextricably linked to the legal relationship between the UK and the EU post-exit. The full impact of Brexit upon reciprocal rights will not be known until the UK’s future relationship with the EU is determined. This highlights a broader issue that the uncertain environment in which the Bill is...

Brexit: Negotiations - Statement (15 Nov 2018)

Lord Beith: ...non-discriminatory manner and to the putting in place of an agreement on quotas and access to waters which will continue after the transition period. Does that not indicate that the promise made by Brexit supporters to fishing communities, that Britain would have total control of its fishing waters and unlimited access to the fish regardless of international agreements, was not realistic?

Cross-Border Mediation (EU Directive) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Beith: ...period, would seek to negotiate back into existence something along these lines. Of course, during the transition period the provisions would continue to operate. What if there is a no-deal Brexit, which looks increasingly likely? There is no reason why the Government should not seek to facilitate mediation with our former fellow EU states as a matter of policy. Clearly I am arguing that...

Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Beith: ...deal with in a moment. Indeed, there is a wider political question around these statutory instruments to which the Minister delicately referred, in careful language, which is that there are those Brexiteers who argued for Britain’s departure from the EU on the basis that we would be free of all these rules and restrictions, including those which, in sum and on balance, genuinely benefit...

Upland Farming - Question (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Beith: ...to the care of our hill areas. However, the character and community of those areas will depend on upland farmers being more than merely park-keepers. Does the Minister recognise that if Brexit leads to very high tariffs for lamb exports to Europe, and massive imports from new trade deals with New Zealand, it could spell the end of hill livestock farming? That is really dangerous for the...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 May 2019)

Lord Beith: ...now, when will it?”. I commend the department on leaping in to the gap with a Bill; surely the Government can slip a few others in while we have so little in our legislative programme because of Brexit. It is a very welcome Bill and I am encouraged in saying that by the large number of people who have used the existing opportunities for online access to justice. Extraordinarily high...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Beith: ...election, which would have happened already had we not had a Prime Minister who was willing to use the Prorogation as a space free of Parliament so that he could go ahead with a no-deal or bad-deal Brexit without scrutiny or challenge. I turn first to the criminal justice section of the Speech, which reads as if a good draft prepared by David Gauke, the former Justice Secretary, has been...

Brexit - Statement (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Beith: ...of the House, such as those dealing with the constitution and statutory instruments, to examine the Bill to ensure that broad powers are not being given to Ministers which may extend even beyond Brexit?


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