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Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Teverson: ...what that driver had been doing during his or her shift. I welcome, however, the fact that technology moves on here. I have two questions. I realise that, as the Minister said, this is not a Brexit issue. She rightly emphasises the safety aspect of these regulations. Yet on the political side of the withdrawal agreement, the Government are trying to renegotiate standards in all sorts of...

Gas Tariffs Code (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Teverson: I will not interrupt again. However, I feel that this is a really important national issue. Will the Minister confirm or give us assurance that, following Brexit, the Government will not—immediately or within a short period of time—reduce the amount of petroleum reserves that have to be held in this country?

Gas Tariffs Code (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Teverson: ...and energy are of great importance—globally as well as within this country. I have no issue with this secondary legislation, but it enables us to ask some key questions related to energy markets, Brexit and, in particular, gas. The first area that I want to explore is the island of Ireland. As the Minister will be well aware, there is a single energy market across the Irish Sea. I notice...

Connecting Europe Facility (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Take Note (20 May 2019)

Lord Teverson: ...be very interested to understand how that will work. Indeed, if it is a 2020 guarantee, we are already handicapping UK industry and UK business in terms of our connectivity under the threat of Brexit.

Brexit: Plant and Animal Biosecurity - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

Lord Teverson: ...to biodiversity across the globe—including Europe, obviously, and our own country. That is why this subject is so important. Also, to reflect some of the comments in the previous debate, if Brexit happens, although we will be leaving the European Union, we will not be leaving the European biosphere. We share its marine and aerial environments, and we are only 22 miles away from its...

Trade in Animals and Related Products (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (13 May 2019)

Lord Teverson: My Lords, I have been very impressed by the debate. I remind Members of the House that there will be a debate on Wednesday afternoon on Brexit and biosecurity, which goes through this whole issue and applies much more broadly. The speakers’ list is still open. I am sure that the Minister and I would very much appreciate further participation.

Brexit: Food Prices and Availability (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (25 Apr 2019)

Lord Teverson: ...if Britain leaves the European Union, on this important area of food. I emphasise, though, once again, like all my fellow EU Sub-Committee chairs, that the committee itself is completely neutral on Brexit or no Brexit: what we are attempting to do through these reports is to explore the issues in depth and to call Ministers and the Government to account, as we will today. The report we are...

Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Mar 2019)

Lord Teverson: ...do. That was its challenge. I come back to the SIs. As we have said, we are waiting for the Fisheries Bill, which is not here, but one of the most important preparations for day one of a no-deal Brexit—which is of course not in the SI and I am not asking the Minister to respond on it—is how we cope on the high seas with the very high emotions of fishermen and fisherwomen who will be...

REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (26 Mar 2019)

Lord Teverson: My Lords, I have tabled an amendment to this Motion, and speak very much as the chair of your Lordships’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. We deal with Defra issues. We issued a report on Brexit and the chemicals industry which has not yet been debated on the Floor of the House, so that is why I want to bring up some of these issues here. I will give a little background about the...

Invasive Non-native Species (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (22 Jan 2019)

Lord Teverson: My Lords, one of the privileges I have in this House is to chair your Lordships’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. We were very grateful to the Minister for giving evidence for the Brexit and biosecurity report we produced, and part of biosecurity is invasive species. One thing that particularly stood out for the committee was the cost of getting it wrong in this area, with the...

Brexit: UK-EU Relations (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...entirely with the noble Lord, Lord Risby, that issues such as Nord Stream 2 are key and on the importance of the financial services industry in the UK. However, I have to say to him that, after Brexit, we will be just like a third country as far as the EU 27 will be concerned —we will be the same as Singapore and New York. Although other EU capitals will probably benefit relatively...

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...from these Benches is the report’s suggested removal of rural affairs from Defra. As noble Lords have said, the challenges for Defra over the next few years are huge, in terms particularly of Brexit, fisheries legislation, farming and agriculture, along with the environmental area and all those other streams. Some 3,000 pieces of legislation will have to be brought on to the UK statute...

Brexit: Energy Security (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...negotiations, unless the conversation changes fundamentally. That inevitably means that we will not be at any table in any significant way with any influence whatever over EU energy policies post Brexit. The Government probably understand that but it is something we need to work on and we need to find a different basis for the discussions. I challenged the Minister to go through the...

Brexit: Energy Security (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...interconnectors in place and the need to be able share loads in terms of energy systems. For that reason, and because we will be connected to the rest of the European Union’s energy systems after Brexit, this is an area where we believe that government action will be important. One of the ironies of Brexit is that the United Kingdom has been one of the leaders on energy policy...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill - Commons Amendment (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...or giving skills to those people to ensure that we have the right number of people in the Office for Nuclear Regulation. We have already had a concession that the standards that can be met by Brexit day are best international, rather than the Euratom standards the Government originally wished for. Also, I understand that we have not yet had ratification of any of those nuclear co-operation...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day) (8 May 2018)

Lord Teverson: ...the Government to negotiate with Brussels with the good will and strength of Parliament behind them. So why not accept it? It seems to me an excellent amendment. Whether we are talking about the Brexit debate or about the people dealing with Europe, I am struck that the European institutions that citizens generally know about most are the European Parliament, the Council and the...


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