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Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...I do not like the deal. With any deal that we reach—and I return to unison with my colleagues here—the Prime Minister will have to go the extra mile and find a way of putting it to the people. Brexit came from the people. It is difficult to realise that only four years ago we would never have believed that we would be having these kinds of debates. Before David Cameron was elected, it...

Trade Unions - Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...inequalities that we see in our society. In particular, we need to raise low-paid workers out of in-work poverty, which is a modern scourge and the source of so much discontent in UK workplaces. If Brexit exacerbates this—we hear all the talk of moving, as some want, to a Singapore-style economy—do not be surprised if the anger around us becomes uncontrolled and we start to see...

NHS: Future UK Trade Deals - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...-decker bus—another great British emblem—which the head of the UK Statistics Authority called, “a clear misuse of official statistics”, in a letter to Boris Johnson. What Mr Johnson and the Brexiteers carefully concealed by omission is that the EU affords a degree of protection for the NHS from predators and profiteers by limiting market forces’ intervention in public health,...

Verify: Digital Identity System - Question (26 Nov 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, can the noble Lord explain what Verify will do to make our borders safe after Brexit? Will he now review his position on compulsory and voluntary ID and agree that the only way for us to have safe borders is by a compulsory form of recognition?

High Street Retailers - Question (4 Jul 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...and we should start planning for it now? Many high streets will be decimated and will not be what we have known in the past. That means that there will have to be investment. Given that we have Brexit coming and we will have freedom on VAT, are the Government, as part of their review, looking to see how they can use changes in VAT rates to ensure that we get the appropriate payments from...

Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...organisation. We now have the trade unions being very clear indeed about where they see the interests of their members lie in various different countries. As regards the current big issue, that of Brexit, they are in favour of internationalism rather than narrow nationalism. However, there is no point in denying that the trade union movement has problems. The membership is ageing and it is...

Brexit: Health and Welfare - Motion to Take Note (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ..., for securing this debate and for her persuasive arguments. I am grateful to all others who have contributed to what has been a very comprehensive debate. I will say something on the impact of Brexit on health inequalities. I am sure that many of your Lordships are aware of the work by Michael Marmot, who has highlighted that there is a social gradient in health—that is, the lower a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...Deben, to incorporate this into the Bill. There is no real reason why it should not go in. It should go in because that would send a wider message about what life might look like in future. Post Brexit, the Government will have to negotiate about 760 treaties on different subjects with 168 countries. Many of these will affect people’s health in a variety of ways, many of which have been...

Integrated Communities - Statement (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...places such as Blackburn, Bradford and Walsall, where we have high levels of unemployment in all aspects of the community there? That is one way we can find our way out of it. God only knows how Brexit is going to provide investment in those areas in the future. As we are focusing on these areas, could he say what additional incentive he may have been considering to get extra investment in...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements (6 Mar 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for parliamentary scrutiny of post-Brexit trade deals.

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

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...the will of the people, and it behoves us to listen to what he said about trying to know and follow the will of God, rather than focusing so much on humanity. He suggested that we should know what Brexit is about, where it is taking us, what kind of society we are seeking and how to get out of this confused and divided country in which we now find ourselves. He gave us much food for...

Brexit: Mental Health Research Funding - Question (23 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...UK the leading research and technology economy in the world for mental health”? I am reassured by some of the Answer he gave, but he has not given a firm commitment that this will continue after Brexit. Will he give such a commitment; and given the promise that was made in the manifesto, will he outline how the Government intend to increase the amount of research that will be undertaken...

Health: Duties on Food and Drink - Question (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for her reply, but disappointed. I wonder whether she might be persuaded to reflect on the need for a further examination of the subject. Does she agree that Brexit provides the opportunity for us to look at VAT, customs and excise duty, and a whole range of taxes in a much more flexible way than we have been able to when linked to Europe? Does she...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...saying that today. I am in the moment, and we have to move forward. We should come together in any way we can and in doing that help the Government to protect the majority in the country—not the Brexiteers, not the minorities or anything—and try to get them behind the Government. It will not be easy. I come back to the point the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, made. A price will be paid at the...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (30 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 3 November (HL2764), whether they will exceptionally publish on a weekly basis details of ministerial meetings relating to Brexit until Article 50 has been invoked.

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...activities should be in the open. The public should be aware that efforts are being made to change not just the policy but the Government’s mind. We have a good example of that at the moment with Brexit. Technically, we have no real policy on Brexit, so far as I can understand—or that we have been able to elicit from the Government—but we know that positions have been reached and...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Withdrawal from EU (3 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ..., further to the answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 24 October (HL Deb, col 44), whether they will undertake to provide a running record of ministers' and civil servants' meetings on Brexit with individuals, organisations, businesses and other relevant stakeholders, along with the topics of those discussions.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation (25 Oct 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of Brexit, they are considering using a more flexible and variable approach to setting VAT and Excise duties for different goods and services to improve the nation's health and wellbeing.

European Council - Statement (24 Oct 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...today we heard from the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, that he is running around the country attending meetings. I understand that many departments, Ministers and officials are holding meetings on Brexit around the country. The noble Baroness could state to the House that the Government are prepared to publish a running report on what meetings are taking place on Brexit, who is involved and...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Sep 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: ...The UK’s withdrawal from the EU, however, only adds urgency to the case for genuine transparency in lobbying. We are about to witness a lobbying bonanza, as the Times put it last month, thanks to Brexit. According to what the lobbyists are saying, it presents business with opportunities to be seized. Big-name agencies and law firms, both here and in Washington, have set up dedicated...


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