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Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2019)

Lord Suri: ...to raising the profile of the victims’ code and supporting those who have been the victims of crime. She is an inspiration to all of us who work in public policy. Amidst the stifling enormity of Brexit, it seems that important parts of the domestic agenda have been left adrift or to be patched up by ad hoc measures and not substantive legislation. I am glad that domestic violence is not...

Brexit: Creative Industries’ Access to European Markets - Question (15 May 2019)

Lord Suri: ...is founded on the creative education, research and innovation delivered in UK universities. The UK’s creative education sector is highly dependent on access to European markets and funding. Brexit threatens to damage the reputation of the UK as a centre of the creative arts. The workforce in creative higher education, like that of the wider creative industries, is critically dependent on...

Safety of Medicines and Medical Devices - Motion to Take Note (28 Feb 2019)

Lord Suri: ...the UK maintains our lead in the areas in which we excel. If this cannot be guaranteed, will the Minister commit to seeking a close continuation of the existing relationship in the next stage of Brexit talks focusing on the future relationship? I also wish to add my approval of the ongoing Cumberlege review. The NHS is funded out of general taxation to serve the population, and it is of...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Lord Suri: ...we to force the people to the polls again. As far as the majority is concerned, we were given our orders, and it is our job to implement them. The majority was narrow, true, but this is not a 100% Brexit. There are no World Trade Organization terms, no pulling up the drawbridge, no clean breaks. This is an orderly, negotiated Brexit. This withdrawal agreement delivers on the number one...

Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Suri: ...with the loss of jobs. Many jobs can be created from AI, and the UK has the potential to become a global leader, but we must grasp the nettle as soon as possible. One of the biggest problems with Brexit is that it has swallowed up this Parliament and looks to swallow up the next one too. Germany has a full strategy in place for dealing with this new revolution while we have only just put...

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

Lord Suri: ...policies set out in the Budget Statement, and I am confident that when they are implemented, we will continue to build on a growing and confident economy. Amid the gloom and investment worries over Brexit, we must be careful to look at the facts, not just what we and our colleagues here in London might think. The data from the past quarter shows that our economy remains attractive to...

National Security Situation - Motion to Take Note (19 Apr 2018)

Lord Suri: ...around the UK in our time of great need following the Salisbury attack. Even in New Zealand, where there were no spies to expel, we benefited from international solidarity. Some had assumed that Brexit would blunt our ability to marshal support from our European allies, but we found good will when we were under severe pressure. Russia threatens not only the UK but a great many other of our...

Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who wrote this report. It has been an interesting read and there are plenty of important points to look at for the next round of the Brexit negotiations. I was pleased to see the report call for a more pragmatic approach to foreign student numbers, something I have consistently advocated in this place. The public do not want students included in the immigration...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I was a remainer and now I am in favour of Brexit. This is not due to a fundamental shift in my economic thinking. I still hold many of my original opinions, and I think our economy will take a hit with Brexit, although the predictions made before the vote to leave were quite ridiculous and damaged the integrity of many institutions. The reason I have changed my mind is simple. I am...

Brexit: Devolved Administrations - Motion to Take Note (25 Jan 2018)

Lord Suri: My Lords, Brexit must be a moment of national renewal. Should it appear to be a moment of national stagnation, any changes that we make can be reversed by future generations with ease. With that in mind, let us turn to the future of the union. I have been a consistent supporter of devolution in this place, and I have also been looking at the case for an English Parliament, which might...

Plans to Improve the Natural Environment and Animal Welfare - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Suri: ...completing a network of marine conservation zones all around the UK, but not all the recommended sites have been designated. When will this work be finished and in place? We should also discuss the Brexit dividend that can be realised by good policy. To make the best use of our many powers, Ministers will have to be proactive in probing each new responsibility, and I think Defra will have...

Science and Innovation Strategy - Question for Short Debate (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Suri: My Lords, it has been my consistent position that throughout the Brexit process, there must be a clear recognition of the importance of economies of scale for our science and technology sectors. The nature of these industries means they stretch across borders to spur innovation. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Patel, for introducing this debate, and my noble friend Lord Prior for responding. I...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I have heard a great deal of gloomy talk in the past few months on the prospect of success in the Brexit negotiations. I have lost count of the editorials and columns loudly proclaiming that no deal is hurtling down the tracks. In every negotiation in which I have been involved, there needs to be some fundamentals in place. First, both sides must have some good will. I think that...

Brexit: UK-Irish Relations - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Sep 2017)

Lord Suri: My Lords, I am glad that the issue of the Irish border is now a central part of the Brexit negotiations. The initial debate before the referendum skimmed over so many of the complex and emotional issues of the Irish border. Northern Ireland ought to have been a central part of the debate: it was not. However, we are where we are, and the best deal has to be made to create the least disruption...

Space Industry Bill [HL] - Second Reading (12 Jul 2017)

Lord Suri: ...law. This will, in my view, be a tempting prospect for future entrepreneurs and inventors looking for places to set up. Supporting new industry is precisely what the Government should be doing post Brexit, and I am glad that they are. I will be supporting the Bill.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Suri: ...more grateful that she missed Royal Ascot to speak in this place yesterday, although given the heat outside, maybe it was a near miss. Our foreign and defence policy is more closely connected to Brexit than some may think. Despite the formal lack of integration on a common defence policy, our European friends and allies are our closest partners, and our foreign policy is also shaped around...

Steel Industry - Question for Short Debate (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Suri: ...to some sort of deal. It appears that customs union membership will not be part of that, and Ministers will be hassled by the Opposition and special interests to whack up steel tariffs in a post-Brexit round of reviews of industrial policy. However, I feel that to do so would be completely the wrong approach. Before I make the substantive case, I will make one comment against certain...

Brexit: Gibraltar - Question for Short Debate (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Suri: .... Ensuring the softest possible border between Gibraltar and Spain must remain a priority of the Government, and I am pleased to see them take it seriously. The Spanish Government have used Brexit as another opportunity to call for joint sovereignty over the Rock, but I repeat again the words of the Treaty of Utrecht, which cedes to the Crown, “the full and entire propriety of the town...

Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Suri: ...industries has been working hard on this issue, as has the Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for which I thank them. This is an extremely important debate, because post-Brexit Britain must play to its strengths to keep the economy growing at a decent rate. The creative industries are certainly in that category—growing three times as fast as the national average and...

Brexit: Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2016)

Lord Suri: ...reputation of the EU, even at a time when trust in the institutions was not at a worrying and persistent low. I and many other former remainers in this place are now committed to making the most of Brexit. An important part of that is respecting the path that our European allies choose to take. However, this does not mean that we should cease to give counsel to them on matters like this...


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