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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 Oct 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...friend Lady Vere for her typically clear and succinct opening speech. I am a supporter of the Prime Minister’s focused approach, ending uncertainty and unleashing business investment by getting Brexit done—well done, Boris, on today’s progress—taking a grip on law and order, and committing to a responsible fiscal strategy, while investing in vital infrastructure. We have a vast...

Brexit: Negotiations - Statement (3 Oct 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...of the progress he is making. I move away from Northern Ireland for a moment to ask my noble friend about work on the tariff schedule. This will be especially important in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which the Statement says could still be an outcome. I am interested to know the timing for finalising the schedule and debating it in this House. I am a great believer in free trade and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...s Committee and Report stages give us an opportunity to go through this Bill line by line, which is what I hope we will be able to do. I believe there is growing evidence of the negative impact of Brexit on the economy and society. I am in business, and uncertainty has been rising. It is extremely difficult for all involved. Noble Lords will know that I am a remainer and have worked for...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...No doubt after that exchange he will have been straight on to Defra, or whoever is responsible for these things, to talk further about the arrangements. Clearly, there are going to be problems from Brexit, whether with a deal or with no deal, and of course I know that food is a particularly difficult area. However, I am saying that we need to have proper management across the board, and I...

Priorities for the Government - Statement (25 Jul 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I congratulate my noble friend on her reappointment. Her experience will be very useful in the coming months as we tackle the various bits of Brexit legislation. I share the warm words that have been said about both the Chief Whip and Mr Evans. They will be with us but they will be missed in their current roles. I commend the Statement for the comment on business, the suggestion that there...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 (24 Jul 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...or set an unwelcome precedent. I say the same to those looking at the hotel tax in Edinburgh. The hospitality and hotel sector is already challenged by the changes it will have to deal with post Brexit. Moreover, in the main, it is taxed highly compared with other countries that impose hotel occupancy levies. We have VAT at 20%, employment taxes, costly business rates—which we debate...

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...course, most of our thoughts are on the next 100 days, which will make a huge difference to our future and the 66 million people and 5.7 million businesses on these islands, but whatever happens to Brexit the success of business is important to everyone whether, say, they sit in the NHS in Salisbury or in a retirement home in Scarborough. This is because business produces the wealth on...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 4 (8 Apr 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I am grateful for the support I have had for my amendment and for the echo that uncertainty in the Brexit process is a problem for business and for citizens of this country. We really need to resolve this.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 4 (8 Apr 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...innovation—is not the subject of a money resolution, as the Speaker decided in the other place. Equally pertinently, it has no impact assessment, and yet it could bring about a delay in Brexit without end or resolution, which could be extremely costly to this country. Whatever one’s views on Brexit, it must surely be common ground that altering the date of the event will have financial...

Trade Bill - Report (1st Day) (6 Mar 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...will be done? Secondly, the review clause applies only to trade agreements ratified before exit day. I am also interested in having such provisions apply in the case of new agreements made after Brexit. Can the Minister outline her intentions on this point? We are entering a period of profound change, where a habit of looking back critically would be both desirable and helpful. I beg to move.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Import Duties (21 Feb 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and what assessment they have made of the impact of zero tariffs on (1) the UK’s industrial and agricultural sectors, and (2) the UK’s ability to negotiate a successful deal with the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges (19 Feb 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with Ofcom and mobile network operators, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to (1) seek assurances that such operators will continue to incorporate overseas calls and internet access in their existing contracts for consumers, and (2) enable consumers to switch from contracts that have changed as a result of any new rules on roaming.

Electronic Communications and Wireless Telegraphy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (7 Feb 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Unfortunately we do not have a satisfactory or agreed Brexit deal and we need a no-deal SI here and indeed in a number of other areas, so I support the Government on that. However, I would like to pick up a point made by the noble Lord, Lord Foster, on roaming, which I understand is broader than this SI. If this is to be a commercial decision in future for the mobile operators in the event...

Broadcasting (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...my noble friend the Minister. It is a difficult situation in broadcasting, and I think it is sensible and creative of DCMS to make use of the Council of Europe treaty. Whatever your views on Brexit, we need to be ready for exit day. This ensures that 50 or 60 channels that will continue to come in from the EU can be regulated against Ofcom standards from 29 March, or at the end of the...

Brexit: Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union - Motion to Take Note (28 Jan 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...I spoke on 9 January about the need to improve the withdrawal agreement. On the assumption that such an improvement would be negotiated, I also talked of the opportunities that we can garner post Brexit. Today I return to the former theme and will also say something about how we should conduct ourselves in the unlikely event that, for whatever reason, improvement proves impossible and we...

Brexit: Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union - Motion to Take Note (28 Jan 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...situation—I completely agree with that—but there must be contingency planning, which must embrace the wider interest. I was glad to hear from my noble friend the Leader about the timetable for Brexit measures and the role she saw for our committees. The Government’s approach to organising their scrutiny and challenge in this House is right. We have a duty to progress these measures...

Trade Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (21 Jan 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...too much into the Bill, as I will explain. Noble Lords will recall from Second Reading that I very much support the Bill. Whether we have a satisfactory agreement or, less welcome, a no-deal Brexit, we need to write existing trade agreements into UK law. My noble friend the Minister has explained that all the necessary measures have not been included in previous Brexit legislation. This...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (9 Jan 2019)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...reassured back in September when I heard a complaint from the horticulture industry that the portaloos used by food farms had all been hired by Whitehall for use by lorry drivers on the M20 after Brexit day. This House can play and is playing its part in responsible preparation. So the Trade Bill is due to resume on 21 January and must be supported, along with the SIs coming through to...

Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (13 Nov 2018)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...and spending over £100 billion, the Chancellor has reduced his ability to cope with a crisis or a downturn. At the same time, he has promised another, tougher Budget if it is needed because of Brexit. If adopted, this would mean that we would have to impose expenditure cuts or increase taxes at a time when uncertainty will be rife and people will be blaming one another. This seems...

Ivory Bill - Report (24 Oct 2018)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...that the figure is higher than that. I say in passing that the ivory costings are not a good precursor to the impact assessments for the new legislation and SIs that we are going to have post Brexit. In my quest to support the Minister’s policy, I have tried, but failed, to find any proper peer-reviewed academic articles proving a link between these modest UK sales and the onerous new...

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