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Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: Section 3(5) - Motion to Take Note (28 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: .... The question has been asked: what is the Prime Minister doing? The Prime Minister met the parties in July. However, there is no point in equivocating around the truth that we sit in the fog of Brexit. I make no excuses for that, and I make no explanations around that. That is where we are: becalmed in the fog of Brexit, waiting for the winds of change to pick up and take our vessel...

Northern Ireland: Devolved Government - Question (28 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: My noble friend would, rightly, question my veracity if I said that Brexit had no influence in Northern Ireland. Right now, it is important to ensure that we are able to seek and deliver a withdrawal agreement that works for all parts of Northern Ireland. That will be the final test. However, I hope that the parties of Northern Ireland do not wait for that to happen but resolve to bring...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: Section 3(5) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...Lord, Lord Murphy, delivers for Northern Ireland. I hope that that happening will take away one of the principal obstacles to the parties coming back together. We should be under no illusion that Brexit has been a factor in the parties’ approach to the situation. It would be remiss of me not to point that out. I therefore hope that a deal will remove one of the stumbling blocks—not the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: European Social Fund (8 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...-2020 programme period. This means that the Department of Work and Pensions, the devolved administrations and HM Government of Gibraltar will continue to fund existing and new ESF projects after Brexit until programme closure. The Government recognises the importance of providing areas with certainty over future funding when the current round of Structural Funds comes to an end and has...

Product Safety, Metrology and Mutual Recognition Agreement (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (7 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...are where we are—that the date changes which were necessitated by the change in the exit date were necessarily made in the document we are debating. It has now been—I am going to use the term—Brexit-proofed, in so far as we will not have to revisit these dates because of the manner in which they have been drafted. I reiterate, however, that it is the Government’s policy to leave...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Products: Certification (2 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...to provide conformity assessment for the UK market and for countries with which we have signed a relevant mutual recognition agreement. We meet regularly with the sector to discuss the impact of Brexit and how they can prepare. To help ensure the flow of goods into the UK, CE marked goods can be placed on the UK market for a time-limited period after exit day if we leave the EU without a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Products: Certification (2 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...to provide conformity assessment for the UK market and for countries with which we have signed a relevant mutual recognition agreement. We meet regularly with the sector to discuss the impact of Brexit and how they can prepare. To help ensure the flow of goods into the UK, CE marked goods can be placed on the UK market for a time-limited period after exit day if we leave the EU without a...

Irish Border: Checks and Customs Arrangements - Statement (1 Oct 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...control of the areas of commercial and economic life of Northern Ireland to an external body, over which the people of Northern Ireland have no control, risks undermining that balance. Any deal on Brexit on 31 October must avoid the whole or just part—that is, Northern Ireland—being trapped in an arrangement where it is a rule taker. The Government intend to set out more details on...

Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (30 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...with the changes that have been brought in. The jurisdictional tests themselves remain broadly intact. Their purpose is to ensure that the legal jurisdictions of the various courts function after Brexit.

Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (30 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...regulations previously approved by Parliament. The purpose of the new regulations, as with the previous regulations, is to ensure that the UK’s insolvency law operates effectively after Brexit, in all circumstances. The regulations laid before your Lordships make two changes that are necessary to address the introduction of the modernised Scottish insolvency rules, which came into force...

International Climate Action - Statement (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: The noble Baroness reminds us again that Brexit seems to consume a lot of the bandwidth. We cannot lose sight of these issues. Long after Brexit is resolved—whichever direction it is resolved in—this will remain a challenge for our country and for all countries. On the question of onshore and offshore wind, we are certainly global leaders in offshore wind but we need to consider much more...

Gas Tariffs Code (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...be helpful. It is important to stress that it is government policy to ensure that the reserves are adequate for every eventuality. They must be stress tested necessarily through the challenges that Brexit represents. It is not our ambition to in any way put at risk what those reserves mean for the functioning of the wider energy situation in the United Kingdom. I also stress that we...

Gas Tariffs Code (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: I do not believe that the Brexit situation changes the dynamic of how we approach the wider question of gas storage. We need to make sure that the storage is adequate for any—in fact, every—eventuality. Brexit itself has not changed the policy on that. It will be our intention to ensure that it is not only adequate but able to anticipate whatever challenges come ahead. We will remain...

Gas Tariffs Code (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...and therefore became part of EU retained law. The reason we have brought this back now is that there are certain elements of that retained law which would need to be adjusted to be functional after Brexit within domestic law. The changes are relatively modest but none the less critical. The answer to why it was done via the affirmative procedure is simple: because it has elements in...

Spending Round 2019 - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (25 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ..., allowing for a detailed analysis of how money will be spent, and there will be a greater ability to interrogate that. We recognise that a number of issues have lain dormant as we have tackled Brexit. A number of noble Lords this evening and on other occasions have been very clear that we have, in the past, been guilty of becoming indulgent in regard to Brexit and not looking at what we...

Spending Round 2019 - Motion to Take Note (25 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ..., education and police, giving certainty to all departments—and I emphasise all departments—about their budgets for the coming year, and clearing the decks for government to focus on delivering Brexit. Next year, the Government will add £13.4 billion to the plans for total public spending, including £1.7 billion added to capital spending. Those extra funds take the real increase in...

Report Pursuant to Sections 3(1), 3(6), 3(7), 3(8), 3(9) and 3(10) the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 - Motion to Take Note (9 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...for Northern Ireland. We have to intensify these talks, but they require all participants to be willing to take that next step. If we are being honest, they will have do so against a backdrop of Brexit. Sometimes politicians have to step up to challenges. They cannot simply wait for somebody else to pick up the dustpan and brush to sweep it all up and then get involved. They need to do it...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointment Functions) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 Sep 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...ultimate agreement and there remain issues of substance. I believe that those issues can be corrected and brought together, but at the present moment that has not been done. As I said earlier, if Brexit, the situation in the NHS, the wider questions that we have touched on in this House on a number of occasions and indeed the questions of same-sex marriage and abortion are not incentive...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc.) Bill - Commons Amendment: Motion A (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Duncan of Springbank: ...have made progress but not enough progress. What we have done instead is conflate the talks in Northern Ireland, which have been challenging and have not gone at the pace I would have liked, with Brexit in all its manifest glory. I am reminded of the law we are invoking today, dating back to 1797. The noble Lord, Lord West, is not in his place, but were he here he would remind us that in...


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