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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 Oct 2019)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, we all know that the impact of Brexit on our economy, deal or no deal, is bad. It is because of this, we must strengthen our economy economically and socially to withstand the impact. Both are needed to unite our divided country and build a better future. I welcome some of the spending proposals to make up for the austerity cuts, but, as other noble Lords have said, they are...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (2 Oct 2019)

Lord Haskel: ...do was to ask people to identify EU regulations that we can improve or remove—a kind of Red Tape Challenge. Is this really the best that the Government can do? If it is, fairly soon even the Brexiteers and the Government’s own supporters will turn on them. Now that all these difficulties, problems and costs are apparent, I ask the Minister: do we really want to inflict them on...

Public Procurement and the Civil Society Strategy - Motion to Take Note (23 May 2019)

Lord Haskel: ...aims to provide equal treatment to foreign service providers as well as promoting competition. Indeed, Liam Fox has repeatedly stated that this will be a priority for UK trade policy after Brexit. These trade deals include heavy restrictions on local and ethical procurement. Put simply, the Government’s prioritisation of these agreements is at odds with their civil society strategy to...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I wonder whether the noble Lord, Lord Robathan, read the letter from Lord Aldington to the Financial Times. He wrote that knowing Brexit is harmful yet insisting it be done is the essence of the classic Greek tragedy. The noble Lord will know that they all end badly. How do we know this one will not end well? Because we have been told so by virtually every respectable economic...

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Economic Partnership Agreements and Trade Agreement) (Eastern and Southern Africa States, Southern African Development Community States, Ghana and Ecuador) Order 2018 - Motion to Approve (27 Nov 2018)

Lord Haskel: ...matter that concerns your Lordships’ Constitution Committee, and it has launched an inquiry to investigate the efficacy of our role in the scrutiny of treaties and how this should be handled post Brexit. I am sure that it will welcome the Minister’s undertaking regarding consultation and engagement. At the moment, these arrangements are scrutinised by the European Union Parliament and...

Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (13 Nov 2018)

Lord Haskel: ...the economic and social problems of this country. Most people would simply not recognise the picture painted by the Minister in his opening speech. Perhaps this Budget had to be short term while Brexit negotiations continue, but how much more inspiring it would be if the Chancellor had also recognised the real economic and social problems described by many noble Lords and started to take...

Employee Shareholding and Participation in Corporate Governance - Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2018)

Lord Haskel: ...in corporate governance the force of law? Join us to help rebuild the confidence and trust in business that we all agree is so essential to our future, because, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, these structural economic problems will still need to be solved. They will not go away. I thank all noble Lords for participating in this debate. I look forward to hearing what...

Part-time and Continuing Education and the Open University - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Haskel: ...pieces. We are going to have to do a lot better than this, because delivering these skills and the productivity that will enable us to exploit new technologies and make our way in the world post Brexit is a central pillar of our industrial strategy. The industrial strategy recognises that without part-time education, even with a high level of employment, people will be stuck in low-paid...

Brexit: Galileo Space Project - Question (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to continue United Kingdom participation in the Galileo space project after Brexit.

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: ...have a lot more meaning for people. This is what is relevant to people’s concerns, particularly at this time when it is becoming ever more apparent that, whatever the outcome of the negotiations, Brexit is going to make us worse off by knocking a couple of per cent off our GDP. We have been told several times that the Chancellor needs to keep a reserve in case Brexit goes wrong. Of...

Better Regulation - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Haskel: ...1,200 SIs. In addition, there will be new regulations for trading with the rest of the world when we are outside the EU. Indeed, ending the flood of regulations from Europe was central to the Brexit campaign. However, it looks as if we are going to have a lot more work as a result of that. Much of the domestication of the acquis will be done through statutory instruments. I repeat that the...

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

Lord Haskel: ...figure is due to inward migration, but the policy now is to reduce migration. Indeed, it is already happening, and it is difficult to see productivity gains coming from this or any other part of Brexit, so I would say that the Blue Book is probably about right. International agencies, such as the OECD and the IMF, seem to agree. Indeed, they compare our gloomy prospects with the other 27...

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Oct 2017)

Lord Haskel: ..., it also attempts to clarify the terminology. That is very important because it puts everything into the scope of work, however it might be described. Here in Parliament our major concern is Brexit, but out there a major debate is going on about the effect that decisions made by algorithms and artificial intelligence are having on our daily lives, and how they are being used to eliminate...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Haskel: ...and it is hard to know what is left, so I thank the noble Baroness for telling us. We debated the Budget Statement on 14 March, and since then we have learned two important things. First, Brexit is going to be a lot more difficult than we thought, and secondly, we are going to have an election. The election means that the social aspects of the Finance Bill have to take priority. It is a...

UK Exports - Question for Short Debate (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I agree with the noble Viscount, Lord Waverley, that, after Brexit, it will be more important than ever to get British business trading with the world. I join the British Chambers of Commerce in regretting that there was no new support for exporters in today’s Budget. The Government’s current efforts to help exporters and deal with supply-chain problems deal largely with...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Haskel: ...US Administration, who lean towards protectionism. All of this means that people will have less time for our concerns and many politicians will want to ensure that Britain is not rewarded for Brexit. Added to that is the fact that the nature of trade is changing. Companies are less concerned about tariffs than they are with supply chains, marketing, distribution, services and protecting...

European Union: Trade - Question (28 Nov 2016)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, this Question was originally put down when assurances were given to Nissan regarding Brexit and the EU. It remains topical because everybody else is still waiting for a reply. Will the Government confront this uncertainty? Will they show some leadership and give the sense of direction that is needed to enable and encourage the investment and the organisation so that everybody else...

Economy: Currency Fluctuations - Motion to Take Note (17 Nov 2016)

Lord Haskel: ...That makes imports more expensive, and alternative UK suppliers need time to gear up, by which time the customers may have gone elsewhere. An added complication is that the current uncertainty over Brexit and world trade does not encourage the necessary investment to replace imports. Also, we are very reliant on exporting services. Services are less price sensitive and frequently...

Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2016)

Lord Haskel: ..., their committees and parliamentary staff informed about all matters relating to science. On 10 November it is going to bring all these people together with the research councils to consider how Brexit will affect key policy areas relating to science. The session relating to funding of science research had 75 applicants to speak. I declare an interest as a member of the board of POST. As...


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