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

Brexit: European Commission Discussions - Question (9 Jul 2018)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...the Minister confirm that what he actually meant in his first response is that the Chequers agreement commits the Government, of which he remains a part—we are very glad to see that—to a soft Brexit? We now know that a soft Brexit involves a common EU-UK rulebook. His former Secretary of State and Minister of State have resigned, the former saying that this approach makes any...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (5th Day) (20 Nov 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: My Lords, I want to come back to an issue relating to the situation post Brexit: companies operating in the UK, for which a representative will not be required. I listened to the Minister very carefully and I understand what he is saying, but I take it that, post Brexit, he is basically relying on the force of the Information Commissioner’s personality and her ability to maintain her...

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?

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.

Airbus - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...the House and more generally that there is not a two-stage policy here? Can he confirm that there is no sense in which the Government are supporting those companies that do not rock the boat over Brexit, as it were, and that they are not disparaging those British companies— responsible for many British jobs and for support of the British economy—that point out the inconsistencies and...

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.

Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (continued) (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...with pets, particularly dogs and ferrets, which are the two main groups carried. The existing scheme is thought not to be very effective, and there is a chance to revisit it when it collapses after Brexit. Are Ministers aware that the BVA has set out 16 recommendations on changes to pet travel rules after Brexit? Many of these are sensible and needed, and this would be an opportunity to...

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...

Competition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (4 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...there is very little that one would object to in what it tries to set out, it raises a number of doubts and concerns about the process that has been going on which are not entirely related to Brexit. Many of the SIs that we are seeing under the general heading of “EU exit regulations” are effectively cut-and-paste, substituting “UK and its institutions and authorities” for...

Brexit: Negotiations - Question (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...the paper that has apparently been leaked? I know that he will not talk about the details of any leak—but on a paper that deals with the impact on GDP and various scenarios that affect us about Brexit, clearly, it would not be a leak if important documents like this were routinely made available to parliamentarians and others and we could then discuss them properly. I hope that there...

Brexit: Workers’ Rights - Statement (29 Oct 2019)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...intelligence that the Government would not wish to see in print. Three important points are made in these reports. First, the UK is apparently open to some divergence on workers’ rights after Brexit. The FT has stated that the paper that it was relying on was drafted by DExEU with input by Downing Street, and that the UK’s interpretation of the level playing field commitments would be...

Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (23 Oct 2019)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...Questions, this, I think, is the first time that he has dealt with me on a substantive issue. I look forward to more of those. These regulations will come into force only in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which now seems extremely unlikely to happen, but they are also contingent on the becalmed immigration Bill; that separation is continuing, is causing concern and is troublesome. However,...

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] - Report (1st Day) (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...do we agree on? We both recognise that the key data protection rights currently enjoyed by citizens in the UK crucially underpin any assessment of adequacy that might need to be made by the EU post Brexit. They are crucial for the future of our successful data-handling industry. We both want the key data protection rights currently enjoyed by citizens in the UK to continue once the Bill...

Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...to get the statute book in order if there is no deal, or whether, as he suggests, the Government will go a little further and lay out some sort of attractive regulatory pas de deux for the EU post Brexit which would make it easier to legislate for an asymmetrical solution. That is probably not quite what is happening here, but it would certainly be interesting to get the Minister’s...

Takeovers (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...compete against which are registered elsewhere in the EU, and we are not part of the EU. I can understand the logic of it, but it certainly does not seem to fit the criteria set out for a no-deal Brexit. The interesting arguments that emerged during the debate yesterday were that the primary reason that was there was that it might be negotiable in the future for similar arrangements for UK...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...it comes into force, or subordinate secondary legislation arising from it. In that sense, it follows the discussions that we have been having in Committee on recent amendments. One of the first Brexit Bills to reach Parliament was the Data Protection Bill, which completed its Lords stages earlier this year and has just had its Second Reading in the other place. It is a Brexit Bill in two...

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

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ..., 118A, 119A and 121A. Schedule 6 changes references to “the Union” to “the United Kingdom” and deals with the transposition between the GDPR and the applied GDPR as and when we move beyond Brexit. The paragraphs to which these amendments relate may be a bit confusing unless we understand the timescale under which they operate. We think that the GDPR, as originally drafted, aims to...

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...


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