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Early Parliamentary General Election Bill - Second Reading (30 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...I expect to be a letter that I shall write to the Leader of the House tomorrow about aspects of the withdrawal Bill concerning scrutiny. Many other committees of the House are working hard on Brexit-related matters. I note that the Constitution Committee and the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee are working particularly hard. All this work will pause on Dissolution. In 2010,...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...will work and, in particular, how Parliament will exercise control over extensions to the transition period. This is of course not the only scrutiny that is important. Switching to the Beyond Brexit report that we delivered in March this year—a report which, I regret, has still had no government response—the committee unsurprisingly concluded that it was equally important to have...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...Government intend to work towards a new partnership with the European Union, and referred to “friendly co-operation”. That was important, because it was the theme that underpinned the Beyond Brexit report of the European Union Committee in March. I will return to that. Other good news came in the speech by the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad, when he referred to the fact that 1,000 new...

Review of Investigative and Scrutiny Committees (Liaison Committee Report) - Motion to Agree (3 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...on a journey. That brings me to my second point and to paragraph 51, which the noble Lord, Lord Howell, talked about. This concerns the future of the family of European Union committees. Once the Brexit fog has lifted, I am looking forward very much to working with the noble Lord, Lord McFall, and the Liaison Committee as we try to shape a new structure and redeploy all our staff. They are...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (2 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...brief remarks, I want to note how busy the EU Committee structure is. The family of committees is meeting and the great machinery that is scrutiny has restarted and continues apace. The 43rd of our Brexit reports is in its final stages of preparation. The 16th of our Treaty reports will be out next week. I pay tribute to our 26 staff. I wanted to use my time on one issue of great concern...

Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (13 Mar 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...of the Constitution Committee into the Trade Bill. Talking about the formation of the Trade Remedies Authority, it states: “While we recognise the pressing timescales and uncertainties concerning Brexit, in constitutional terms, creating and empowering an important public body in such a manner is inappropriate”. I very much agree with that assertion. I therefore regard Amendment 32 not...

Equivalence Determinations for Financial Services and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...with whatever the business is that you are running within their regulatory environment. It is therefore very important indeed that we have this instrument in place, if there is a disorderly Brexit, in the first instance. I agree with many of the points that have been made about how the Government’s performance has not been that good on this, or indeed on other statutory instruments....

Brexit: Stability of the Union - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...meantime, nothing has happened to the memorandum of understanding, yet since it was published in October 2013, we have had the Scottish referendum, the Scotland Act 2016, the Wales Act 2017 and now Brexit. The landscape has changed and is changing further. Much more power over many more areas resides with devolved structures, yet the Government have not followed up and have ignored the...

Brexit: Consumer Protection (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...bodies are not EU bodies but European bodies, and are well tried and tested committee structures that bring together the national standards for safety and quality in 34 countries today. The post-Brexit problem is set out in paragraphs 33 to 35 of our report and lies in the fact that CEN and CENELEC’s eligibility for membership is currently limited to, “an EU Member, an accession...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (3rd Day) (14 Jan 2019)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...titular neighbour, the noble Baroness, Lady Young of Old Scone. As someone with no dietary requirements, on any cafe or restaurant menu there is invariably for me more than one right answer. On the Brexit menu before us today, however, there is less than one right answer. Thus I find myself in that same maze that my noble and learned friend Lord Hope of Craighead described in his speech of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Lugano Convention (1 Nov 2018)

the Earl of Kinnoull: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) Switzerland, (2) Norway, and (3) Iceland concerning the UK's accession to the Lugano Convention after Brexit.

Brexit: Dispute Resolution and Enforcement (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2018)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...on the Justice Sub-Committee are especially hard worked, because they are the legal resource for the main Select Committee and every other sub-committee as well. We have now published 36 unanimous Brexit reports and the very high quality has been maintained. In my view, this report is no exception. I also add my warm congratulations to our wonderful chair, the noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Notified Bodies (20 Jun 2018)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...to work with UK manufacturers, checking their products conform to the essential requirements of European directives which have also been transposed into UK law, until the end of the anticipated Brexit implementation period.

Brexit: European Arrest Warrant (European Union Committee) - Motion to Take Note (8 Feb 2018)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...do on the Select Committee, “I do hope something will be done about the European Union arrest warrant”. I replied, “I’m very surprised that that is the first thing you’ve had to say about Brexit”. I should say that I know this person very well. He said, “It is, because it is something which Austria uses a lot, and it’s a very important feature”. Being me, I started...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Trade with EU (5 Feb 2018)

the Earl of Kinnoull: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their Brexit negotiating strategy, they are seeking to ensure that during the transition period following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU all current trading terms will continue to apply for UK business trading with the EU27; and whether they intend to offer such reciprocal obligations on the UK as would be required to enable this to happen.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (5 Feb 2018)

the Earl of Kinnoull: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their Brexit negotiating strategy, they intend UK products to be treated, during the transition period, as EU content for the purposes of (1) EU regulatory structures, and (2) trade agreements held by the EU with other countries.

Brexit: The Crown Dependencies (European Union Committee Report) - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2018)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...EU and aligned with G20 and OECD practice on matters of tax. The timing of this is clearly a great help in allowing the UK to represent the interests of the Crown dependencies with clarity in the Brexit negotiations. I commend the Crown dependencies on all their hard work in ensuring that they are well set up, work in which Hong Kong and Switzerland are playing catch-up. On my two...

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

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...as others have, my heartfelt thanks to committee staff for their hard work. They in fact work on every report of the EU Select Committee, being the legal resource. In the 18 months or so since the Brexit vote, there have been 24 Brexit reports from the EU Select Committee, and the standard of work has been high throughout. I do not know how they do it, but they continue to exude an...

Devolved Administrations: Memorandum of Understanding - Question for Short Debate (20 Nov 2017)

the Earl of Kinnoull: ...to follow the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, and his typically carefully crafted remarks. I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Empey, on securing this important debate. It is most unfortunate that Brexit has, I feel, to a large extent prevented us from recent consideration of the constitutional mechanics of our now heavily devolved union. I also congratulate the Minister on her new position...

Brexit: Sectoral Impact Assessments - Private Notice Question (2 Nov 2017)

the Earl of Kinnoull: My Lords, David Davis has appeared before the European Union Select Committee three times since the Brexit vote, and on more than one occasion he has promised parity of information for us and the committee in the House of Commons. We have now published 20 sectoral reports, and there are more in the pipeline. Therefore, we are in a very high state of knowledge about sectoral issues. Will the...


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