All 17 results for brexit speaker:Lord Foster of Bath

Rural Economy (Rural Economy Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Oct 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, given the current political turmoil, it is tempting to confine my remarks to just one of the issues in our report that will have a huge impact on the rural economy, namely Brexit. While I can see no good news for the rural economy coming from Brexit, not least from a no-deal Brexit, I am sure your Lordships will be pleased that I shall avoid the temptation. However, I am reminded of...

Electronic Communications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, as the Prime Minister traipses around European capitals, seeking to get an extension and, I hope, prevent a no-deal Brexit, I very much hope that today’s relatively short debate will be wasted time. None the less, I was somewhat surprised that this SI was before us. It was only on 18 February this year that we debated the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications...

Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...to said that they had no plans to change their approach. Can he guarantee that he has confirmation from the big four that they have no plans to introduce mobile roaming charges following a no-deal Brexit?

Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...financial limit. I note that the Government have translated that to £45, which is actually a worse pound-to-euro exchange rate than currently exists—the implication is that if we have a no-deal Brexit the situation will get worse, which I am pretty confident it will.

Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...the light of that, what steps have the Government taken in conjunction with Ofcom since I last raised this issue with the Minister to seek to sort out what the relationship is going to be following Brexit? I hope we will not get the answer that nothing has been done. The Minister referred to the technical note that was issued on 13 September last year and which was updated subsequently,...

Broadcasting (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, the Minister will be pleased to hear that it is not my intention to oppose to this instrument. As he indicated, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, we need to ensure that those companies that provide at least linear television services in the UK are properly licensed—whether they are based here or elsewhere—and that viewers are protected. However, I take a very different view from...

Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (continued) (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Foster of Bath: ..., and I apologise for depriving her of the appellation. In introducing this group of amendments, the noble Lord, Lord McNicol, described them as being about the smooth organisation of business post Brexit, while my noble friend Lord Fox described them as the necessary day-to-day plumbing of post-Brexit life. As we have heard, the amendments cover a wide range of issues, including mutual...

Arts: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (11 Oct 2018)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...listen to the concerns expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Bragg, and so widely during this excellent debate today. When a shock comes, the ability to survive it depends on how strong something is. Brexit will undoubtedly be a significant shock to the arts in this country and to the creative industries underpinned by them. Sadly, the arts are now in an increasingly fragile state and are less...

Brexit: Cultural and Educational Programmes - Question (30 Nov 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...projects such as OperaVision, which involves 30 theatres in 19 different countries. As the Minister has already said, the Government have agreed to underwrite the funding of those projects post Brexit, but will they also guarantee the freedom of movement of non-British people involved in such projects, regardless of salary or qualifications, to ensure that the real benefits to the cultural...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...to be, “duly taken into account in any appeal”.—[ Official Report, 8/2/17; col. 1737.] That has been repeated today. Disappointingly, the Minister said no more about what will happen post Brexit, other than that it is a matter we will consider in due course. Nevertheless, I thank the Minister for at least going some way to providing what I asked for and beg leave to withdraw....

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...in any appeal”.—[ Official Report, 8/2/17; col 1738.] That is the sort of clear statement that I hope that he will repeat today. I hope that he can go further and explain what will happen post Brexit—although I assume that the entire EU directive will be transposed into UK law. Then, perhaps we will maintain the proportionality to which he referred and the merits will continue to be...

Brexit: Aerospace and Automotive Industries - Question (14 Mar 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...certificates are recognised without question throughout the EU, bringing enormous access benefits to our vehicle manufacturers. What future do the Government see for the VCA’s activities post Brexit and what do the car manufacturers think about that?

Opel-Vauxhall: Sale to PSA Group - Statement (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ..., and that the supply chain stretches right across the free market and the customs union. Components travel across borders without any difficulty whatever. However, surely the imposition of a hard Brexit, which the Government are pursuing, could lead to tariffs, quotas and the end of the free movement of components across borders. That would place our plants at a real disadvantage. In a...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (6 Feb 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...UK Government continue to support the clarification in the law that the draft directive seeks and that they continue to engage in this important process. The referendum result and the path towards Brexit raise many issues in relation to these proposals. It is highly conceivable that we will be Brexiting at the very time that Europe begins to adopt copyright rules for the digital age, so an...

Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017 - Motions to Approve (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...that they do not have a strong mandate for the actions they are taking. How does that 40% threshold approach square with the EU referendum result? Are the Government not admitting that their hard Brexit proposals lack democratic legitimacy and cannot have public confidence when only 37.4% of all eligible voters backed Brexit, whether soft or hard? Again, the 40% threshold was missed. The...

Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...are a huge success story, punching above their weight. It is also clear that they have benefited enormously from our membership of the EU. These benefits are put at significant risk by the hard Brexit announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday. Indeed, finding some glimmer of Brexit-related light for the creative industries is hard to come by, although I recommend, at least for a good...

Nissan: Sunderland - Statement (31 Oct 2016)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...world proposing deals which would of course be illegal? The Nissan saga shows all too clearly that the Government do not have a clear plan and that their idea of not having a running commentary on Brexit is, frankly, laughable. When Cabinet discussions are leaked, and when some companies and not others are given specific assurances, it causes confusion and rumour that impact on the economy...


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