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Results 1–20 of 62 for brexit speaker:Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

Brexit: UK Universities - Question (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...of the likely reduction in the number of students from the EU coming for courses starting this September? Those courses will of course last for three or four years, when the likely horizon for Brexit is two years.

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...a year, they enhance our reputation overseas, they are intrinsic to our whole added-value economy and they have seen growth year on year well ahead of the rest of the economy. As has been said, Brexit really sharpens the need for us to ensure that these industries are supported. The truth is that the British creative industries cohere as a balanced ecology with the BBC at its heart. No...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading (6 Dec 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...universities. We are currently the second most successful HE system in the world, with four universities ranked in the top 10. The sector faces substantial challenges if we go ahead with a hard Brexit, and at the same time we are struggling to retain our market share of overseas students because of the Home Office’s unfounded paranoia about illegal immigration in the sector. The...

Brexit: Higher Education - Question (15 Dec 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...growth potential, brings in more foreign earnings, relies more on working with co-workers across Europe and will lose more in terms of research and student fees funding if it is not present at the Brexit negotiations?

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (1st Day) (9 Jan 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...could, of course, be improved and it could, of course, be more innovative, and we support both those aims, but it also needs to be supported and protected, particularly if we go ahead with a hard Brexit, as now seems inevitable. The abiding sense I have from our Second Reading debate is that the Bill fails to understand the purposes of higher education. I suggest that without defining...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (11 Jan 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ..., whereas in the current structure it is relatively easy to see the differences, and where there are overlaps there are provisions that make it work, this is new and quite complicated. It is not Brexit, but it is close to those sort of issues, in that this is different from anything we have seen before in terms of what we are trying to do. We are talking about students, research activity,...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (7th Day) (30 Jan 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...functions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. That goes with the general grain of what is being discussed. I have a fantasy that this area was probably dreamed up in the good old days before Brexit was on the horizon, in the confident assumption that there would be no separate Scotland—and certainly no separate Wales and Northern Ireland, if these issues are still in play, as I am...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...is required. If there are not sufficient remedies within the existing statutory framework, clearly the Government will have to seek an opportunity to create them. As we move into the penumbra of Brexit, it seems unlikely that there will be Bills floating around that we can hijack for this purpose, so it seems eminently sensible for the Government to take the power that is offered in...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (3rd Day) (13 Mar 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...students coming here to study being treated as economic migrants when they are not, help with the staffing issues that are going to be so important for our industrial strategy and our future post Brexit, and provide a common sense, no-brainer solution, as so many speakers have said. We have covered the economic, industrial, cultural, educational and local perspectives on why having...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...’s response. We all accept that the strength of our higher education and research institutions will be central to the health of our economy and vitality of our society. As we look towards a post-Brexit world, the role of research in driving innovation, investment and wellbeing will surely assume greater significance. The capacity of research institutions to act with autonomy and...

Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review - Question for Short Debate (24 Apr 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...the whole way in which people regard race, gender and other aspects relating to ethnic minority issues in relation to the world that we have to inhabit—and I suspect it will get worse after Brexit. Under the heading “Supporting business”, the Government’s response is basically, “Not us, guv”: “Businesses are best placed to know what support they need to improve diversity and...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Second Reading (5 Jul 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...be happy to sign up to their amendments. Why is financial inclusion so important? If you think hard about how this country is going to progress, whether or not the current state of concern about Brexit will be realised in practice, the availability and uptake of central financial services at affordable cost to every section of society is important in itself. It is very important that...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (6 Sep 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...Ireland, I will also just look south. Obviously we are heading into territory that was well covered yesterday evening, for those of us who were able to listen to the very good debate on the Brexit issues for Ireland. I mention it only because it is increasingly observable in Ireland that there is a movement together of the systems that operate north and south of the border. It is not a...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Oct 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...be the new data-processing law that comes into force in May 2018 whether or not we in Parliament have agreed it, is not actually printed in the Bill. That therefore raises the concern that—post Brexit, courtesy of another, separate Bill, probably by secondary legislation—the regulations will become UK law without ever having been scrutinised by either House of Parliament. I wonder if...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...when he was David Davis MP, along with Tom Watson MP. Secondly, the removal of the right to protection of personal data risks weakening, or being perceived as weakening, UK data protection post Brexit. That may have significant consequences for UK data processing businesses, a point that I want to come back to. The third reason is a broader point, one that the Government do not seem or...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...and data that they go through are subject to the Bill in its entirety—and, by implication, the GDPR—in which territory will this power exist? Obviously, that has relevance both pre and post Brexit. For instance, I asked the representatives of a large company who came in to brief us about their concerns about the Bill the very same question and received the answer that they regarded...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...I, too, am troubled about the same point. If I am right, and I will read Hansard to make sure I am not misreading or mishearing what was said, the situation until such time as we leave through Brexit is covered by the GDPR. The extraterritorial—I cannot say it but you know what I am going to say—is still in place. Therefore, as suggested by the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, a company...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...and his colleagues will respond to that. We are only in the early stages, so I suspect we are a bit previous on this point. However, this is an issue of some substance that may well be in all the Brexit-related Bills soon to arrive in your Lordships’ House, which suggests that we might just have a quick canter around it at the moment. In preparing for this particular area, I had thought...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...but the recitals have been discussed time and again and it is great that we are now getting a narrow understanding of where they go. I thought we were transposing the GDPR, after 20 May and after Brexit, through Schedule 6. However, Schedule 6 does not mention the recitals, so if the Minister can explain how this magic translation will happen I will be very grateful.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (15 Nov 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: I thank your Lordships. Amendment 108B would prevent regulations under this section being used to amend, repeal or revoke the GDPR after Brexit. This may seem a rather tough charge to lay at the Government’s door. However, concerns about adequacy after Brexit will be so important that it may be in the Government’s best interest to ensure that the Bill contains no hint that the GDPR after...


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