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Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: Section 3(5) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2019)

Lord Bates: .... We have been left without oversight, without decision making and without leadership”. I was in Belfast on Good Friday this year, as my wife and I began a walk in search of common ground over Brexit, believe it or not—a long time ago, but still relevant, I think. We were beginning a walk from Belfast to Brussels and chose Belfast to start because of the Good Friday agreement. We...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Second Reading (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Bates: ..., as I am wont to do every now and again, so that I could go on a walk. This time, the reason for the walk was, to be frank, that I was despairing at the toxic nature of the debate surrounding Brexit in this country. I could not cope with the hostility, anger and intolerance, and I wanted to go out in search of some common ground. I set off from Belfast, with my wife, to walk to Brussels...

Written Answers — Treasury: Investment (15 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: Despite the uncertainty around Brexit, the economy remains resilient. We are currently enjoying the longest unbroken quarterly growth streak of any G7 nation, employment is at a record high and regular wages are growing at their fastest pace in over a decade. The government's priority is to continue to press the case for an orderly Brexit that delivers on the result of the referendum and ends...

UK Convergence Programme - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: ...the great strength of our entrepreneurial businesses and enterprises and the incredible work that the people in them are doing. This gives us real hope for the future. I was invited to address the Brexit issue head on; a convergence debate about the European Union seems a pretty good place to do that but I do not want to spend too much time on this. From the Government’s point of view,...

UK Convergence Programme - Motion to Approve (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The accusation was made that the Government were somehow not addressing the issue of Brexit. Responding on behalf of the Government—which I am entitled to do—we believe we have negotiated a good withdrawal agreement. We have a good and fair financial settlement and a political framework which holds out the real possibility of a strong, deep relationship with our European friends and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services (3 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: ..., the core of the UK financial system, including banks, dealers and insurance companies, is resilient to, and prepared for, the wide range of risks it could face, including a worst case disorderly Brexit. That being said, we are committed to preserving our competitive position in financial services after the UK leaves the EU. An implementation period is the most effective means of...

Brexit: The Customs Challenge (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: ...with a deal and we remain committed to doing so. We were disappointed at the result of last week’s vote on the withdrawal agreement. Nevertheless, our priority is to press the case for an orderly Brexit that delivers on the result of the referendum. In addition, while a no-deal scenario, mentioned several times in the report, is not the Government’s preferred outcome, preparations are...

Brexit: The Customs Challenge (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: ...me as I left the house, “Remember, this is the first day of the rest of your life. Treat it as such”. This is an opportunity for us to look forward and do something different. This debate on Brexit has descended into a bitter courtroom divorce battle in which the parents’ hatred of each other has meant that they have forgotten their shared love and responsibility for their children....

Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...experience. I have not done it, but our feeling is that it can be done relatively easily. Businesses need to be aware that it will be important for them to do that in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (20 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...his service in both Houses. I shall try to provide some taxonomy of the contributions, which ranged very widely but more or less settled down in the following areas. The first was, unsurprisingly, Brexit. I began repeating the Spring Statement by referring to what the Chancellor said about Brexit: it is dominating thinking not only in this place but in business. The noble Lords, Lord...

Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (20 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...Gadhia, Lord Suri, Lord Northbrook and Lord Davies, referred to. I will use the bulk of my time to address the questions raised as a result of those contributions. Several noble Lords asked how the Brexit dividend might be funded. The OBR’s Spring Statement forecast that business investment is weak. The noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, referred to that, and we acknowledge that in the near...

Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (20 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: My Lords, the Chancellor gave his Spring Statement last week which showed that the economy remains robust, despite lingering uncertainty around Brexit. It has grown for nine consecutive years, creating 3.5 million new jobs since 2010, and is now delivering the fastest wage growth in over a decade. The Office for Budget Responsibility expects growth to continue at a rate of 1.2% this year,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Markets (19 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...As the FPC set out in its latest Financial Policy Summary, the core of the UK’s financial system is resilient to, and prepared for, the wide range of risks it could face, including a disorderly Brexit. And while the FPC has noted that significant market volatility is to be expected in a disorderly Brexit, it has also noted that markets have proved able to function effectively through...

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 24 (13 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...partners outside the EU. Turning to the questions of the noble Earl, Lord Clancarty, and the noble Lords, Lord Bilimoria and Lord Stevenson, on what happens with UK participation in Erasmus after Brexit, the UK has committed to participating in Erasmus+ until the end of 2020, when the EU’s current budget framework ends. The political declaration sets out the basis for co-operation in...

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services (13 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...set out in its latest Financial Policy Summary, the core of the UK’s financial system is resilient to, and prepared for, the wide range of risks it could face, including a disorderly worst case Brexit. And while the FPC has noted that significant market volatility is to be expected in a disorderly Brexit, it has also noted that markets have proved able to function effectively through...

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...we continue to have a stable and functioning financial services regime at the point of leaving the EU in any scenario and to minimise disruption for UK households and businesses. The UK’s post-Brexit strategy for financial institutions will depend heavily on the final terms of our exit from the European Union, and the nature of our relationship post-Exit. We remain committed to...

Women’s Rights: SheDecides Day - Question (4 Mar 2019)

Lord Bates: ...Humanitarian Summit set out a number of ambitions in this area. We have incorporated those into our global strategy for our work with our intentional partners, which is unaffected by the events of Brexit.

Written Answers — Treasury: Small Businesses: Loans (22 Feb 2019)

Lord Bates: The Government has regular engagement with banks and other financial services providers, including on their plans to support business customers in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This includes a Government-Industry roundtable in January. As the independent Bank of England has set out in its Financial Stability Report and Annual Stress Tests, UK banks are prepared and strong enough to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services (22 Feb 2019)

Lord Bates: ...UK and the EU. However, as the FPC set out in the Financial Stability Report, the UK’s banking system is strong enough to continue to serve UK households and business even through a disorderly Brexit, in which there is no deal and no transition period. The Government is also doing the necessary work to make sure that we continue to have a stable and functioning financial services regime...

Brexit: Economic Impact - Statement (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Bates: ...Forbes. Just in January, Deloitte said London was the world’s best city to invest in. The reality is that this country has a huge amount to offer. Once that energy is released and we get beyond Brexit, I believe we will make those figures look pretty sad and depressed.


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