All 10 results for brexit speaker:Lord Flight

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I want to talk about the constitution of Brexit, but I first make the point that my noble friend Lord Lilley is one of the few Members of this House who has been involved with all the technical issues, going back to our early days of membership, and, I think, knows more than most people and is well worth listening to. I agree very much with everything that he had to say. Forty-five...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Insolvency (4 Apr 2018)

Lord Flight: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the possible barriers to resolving cross-border insolvencies post-Brexit, what assessment they have made of the case for reforming the UK's corporate insolvency framework to ensure that it is fit for purpose.

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2017)

Lord Flight: ...the state organises standard insurance cover. As my noble friend Lord Callanan pointed out, this is an interesting example of where the UK industry should do even better in the EU notwithstanding Brexit as the service we have to offer will be highly competitive vis-à-vis that provided by other countries. To conclude, this is an important area in commercial and human terms. I trust that...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Flight: ...skilled employees, both of which need to be worked upon. I would add a third factor that is relevant to increasing living standards: a much bigger free trade situation, where there is scope, post Brexit, for trade deals with some 165 countries that do not to date have deals with the EU. Capital investment needs business confidence. The attack on business in the Conservative manifesto was...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) (20 Feb 2017)

Lord Flight: My Lords, I congratulate the Prime Minister and the Government on the professional, cautious and polite way in which they have managed Brexit proceedings. It is no surprise that the Prime Minister clearly has a substantial proportion of the country behind her. We all know that this is a short, very simple Bill about enabling the Prime Minister to give the European Commission notice of our...

Autumn Statement: Economy - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Flight: ...as you can get. To some extent, our new Chancellor, for good reason, is taking a gamble that it will lead in due course to faster growth as well as sustain the economy. As to the arguments about Brexit and growth, current-year growth is far better than was forecast even back in March. For the next two years, the forecast is that it will be marginally down on the March forecast, and for the...

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (28 Nov 2016)

Lord Flight: ...”. As I understand it, the US Congress was able to override the accounting requirements but I think we may be tied by EU accounting directive 2013/34/EU. Although we may be freed of this when Brexit comes into effect, it may limit our flexibility here. But at the very least, I can see no reason why we should not require that pension fund liabilities are also shown, calculated at an...

Brexit: Domestic and International - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Flight: ...convincing advocate of free trade anywhere in the world”. That was a powerful statement. Based on this, she made the point that as we look beyond our continent, we will seize the opportunities of Brexit to forge an ambitious and optimistic new role for Britain in the world. I am pleased the UK is already discussing its future trading relationships with third countries and wish all...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Flight: ...why Britain cares deeply about attracting investment and jobs and what we have to offer. I declare my interests in the register and it would be appropriate for me to talk specifically about Brexit and the City. At a macro level, the importance of our financial service exports to the EU should not be exaggerated. Some 50% of our total financial services are exported, of which only 30% go to...

European Union: United Kingdom Membership - Question (23 May 2016)

Lord Flight: My Lords, has the Minister seen the Brexit film, which stars a number of Members of this House? If not, I suggest that she might find it interesting to watch.


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