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Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (1 Oct 2019)

Lord Beecham: ...in the local government world of the north-east. Ideally, the authority should include the whole north-east region, sharing as it does many of the same needs, not least given the likely impact of Brexit should we be unfortunate enough to suffer the Prime Minister’s resolve to leave without the deal that he purports to be pursuing. The current adult education budget for the authorities...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Trade Agreements: USA (28 Jun 2019)

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include tendering contracts for prisons and probation services to American providers in any post-Brexit trade agreement with the government of the US.

Services of Lawyers and Lawyer’s Practice (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Mar 2019)

Lord Beecham: ...business models? Paragraph 12 of the Explanatory Memorandum avers that there are all of 10 Swiss registered European lawyers in England and Wales. How many is it estimated will be here after Brexit? The impact assessment states that clients seeking legal services from them will not be allowed to obtain them unless the lawyers are “permanently established in the UK”. How is that status...

Civil Legal Aid (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Beecham: ...many such provisions are reciprocated by the other side, so to speak? If there are significant numbers involved, the Government should surely ensure that there is funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit but if there is a Brexit deal, this provision should be included on a reciprocal basis, given the number of UK citizens residing in the EU who may well need such assistance. As I say, I do...

Services of Lawyers and Lawyer’s Practice (Revocation etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Beecham: ...by the end of the transitional arrangements on 31 December 2020? Will they, for example, have to withdraw from cases still under way on that date? These regulations deal with the impact of Brexit on the practice of law in the UK but there is, naturally, another side of the coin: namely, the effect of leaving the EU on UK providers of legal services to clients in the EU, as the noble Lord...

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

Lord Beecham: I am grateful to the Minister for that. I should make it quite clear that it is not damage inflicted by Brexiteers.

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

Lord Beecham: ...of the Local Government Association and a councillor in Newcastle. Of course, it is understood that the north-east will be the region most adversely affected by the departure from the EU that Brexit will bring about. It is ironic really that the population in the north-east is greater than that of Northern Ireland. Of course Northern Ireland has its own history and problems, but it has not...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Beecham: ...the damning conclusions of the committee in paragraphs 37 and 38 of its report? These describe the implications of the Bill for reciprocal rights as “uncertain” and state: “The full impact of Brexit on reciprocal rights will not be known until the UK’s future relationship with the EU is determined”. What is the Government’s position on this issue? Given the concerns of the...

Brexit: Justice for Families, Individuals and Businesses (EU Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...since the referendum and nine months since the Article 50 notice was given. We are only 15 months away from the deadline, yet the first meeting of the Cabinet to discuss the details of a post-Brexit future has only just taken place. Astonishingly, the meeting lasted all of one hour and 25 minutes, with 25 Ministers participating, giving an average of three minutes and 24 seconds per...

Inequalities - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...—although the north-east is the leading region for gross value added to the economy, thanks largely to foreign-owned companies. There, of course, we begin to worry about the future, given Brexit. Like other areas in the region and elsewhere, Newcastle has thriving universities: we very much welcome that, although we are, frankly, educating too few of our local population in those...

Working-age Benefits - Question for Short Debate (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...looks as though it is rising by a smaller amount but, for the people we are talking about, it is the basics—food, fuel and accommodation—that are the most telling calls on their budget. With Brexit, one imagines that food prices will continue to rise, probably at an ever faster rate. There are also serious implications for the housing sector—both for social housing and for privately...

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017 - Motion to Regret (13 Sep 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...critique by the committee. Time and again, we have similar critical reports from the committee and still the Government proceed to adopt a cavalier approach to the process, which, at a time when Brexit is in train, is even more worrying than in the past. What undertakings will the Government make to improve their lamentable performance in the use of secondary legislation not merely in this...

Prisons: Overcrowding - Motion to Take Note (7 Sep 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...”? Ever helpful, as is my wont, I suggest that the Government begin again and include in any future Bill on the topic—assuming there is parliamentary time in the face of the tidal wave of Brexit legislation which is about to overwhelm us—some basic proposals designed to reduce the prison population to a more manageable, and therefore more effective, level. First, in addition to the...

Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2017 - Motion to Regret (18 Jul 2017)

Lord Beecham: ...exposes a lamentable failure on the Government’s part to make use of the secondary legislation process in a reasonable and competent manner. Given the approaching tidal wave of such powers under Brexit, it is a disturbing illustration of the Government’s failure to apply due process. I hope it can be corrected here, but at the moment I have to say that the Opposition could not support...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Beecham: ...-only establishments”. The evidence contradicts that bland assertion of acceptance of this side of the gaming industry pretty comprehensively. One can only hope that, unlike the appointment of Brexit Ministers, the Prime Minister will not be tempted to appoint Mr Snowdon to be involved in the review or to advise the Government. I look forward to the Minister giving assurances that the...

Judicial Independence - Question (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Beecham: My Lords, when the right-wing press launched its unprecedented assault on the High Court judges following their judgment in the Brexit case, Members across your Lordships’ House were dismayed by the lukewarm reaction of the Prime Minister, the Lord Chancellor and the Attorney-General. Since then, the same newspapers have conducted a personalised assault on members of the Supreme Court,...


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