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UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2021)

Baroness Sheehan: ...will do if the Minister is unable to answer today. I end by asking a question on what the Government are doing to help poorer countries get access to Covid vaccines—a question not about the TRIPS waiver proposal this time but about C-TAP, the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool. Why have our Government not come out in public support? Why have they not endorsed the WHO’s solidarity call to...

Environment Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 121 (30 Jun 2021)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: this group, proposing that the consultation requirement may be met by precommencement consultation. I would like to understand this better. Which forthcoming regulations will be affected by this waiver and how can each be justified? My noble friend mentioned the deposit return scheme and some devolved matters. Is that the limit? Could this list be published and could the power be...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Navendu Mishra: This Government were one of the few to oppose the proposal from the South African and Indian Governments for a TRIPS waiver that would have resulted in vaccines, medical equipment and medicines related to covid being produced licence free. That would have led to much more vaccine being available, so I urge the hon. Gentleman to lobby his Front-Bench team to make sure the UK reverses its...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Children (30 Jun 2021)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a fee waiver scheme for children born in the UK who are applying to register their British citizenship in response to the Court of Appeal judgment of 18 February 2021 in R on the application of Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens & O v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Tourism - Motion to Take Note (24 Jun 2021)

Viscount Thurso: ...cure it, but they will not happen for the next year or two. That is in the future. For the next two years there will be a shortage of labour, and there is only one answer to it—some form of visa waiver programme, so that we can hire staff. Quite simply: no labour, no wealth creation, no taxation. The opportunity to which I want to draw the attention of the House is putting...

UK and EU Relations - Question (24 Jun 2021)

the Earl of Clancarty: ...Europe is an aspect of good relations. The agreements with EEA countries represent a small part of the market for the performing arts. The desire of the music industry for us to have a bespoke visa waiver agreement with the EU remains paramount. Has the Minister seen the agreement which the industry has carefully drafted, and which does not break the commitment to take back control of our...

Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Jun 2021)

Bell Ribeiro-Addy: ...programme is under threat from emerging variants now? Will he reconsider his negligible vaccine donation policy and join over 100 countries in supporting the vaccine intellectual property waiver?

Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon (22 Jun 2021)

Stuart McDonald: ...of Syrian refugees holding valid legal residency has further decreased, as the number of refugees able to pay for residency renewal has reduced and fewer fall within the criteria of the 2017 fee waiver. A lack of legal residency exposes refugees to the risk of arrest and detention. It also hampers their access to basic services like education, health care and social services, as well as...

Covid-19: Vaccine Production - Question (17 Jun 2021)

Baroness Sheehan: My Lords, the temporary TRIPS waiver proposed by South Africa and India to the WTO is supported by the US and France, as well as the leaders of the COVAX initiative—Gavi and the WHO—which has proven entire-chain processes that deliver to the last mile. Does the Minister agree that the counter-proposal by the European Commission to encourage voluntary action and reliance on compulsory...

G7 and NATO Summits (16 Jun 2021)

Keir Starmer: ...has said that 11 billion doses are needed—11 billion doses. The summit promised less than one tenth of that. No new funding, no plan to build a global vaccine capacity and no progress on patent waivers. The headlines of 1 billion doses may be what the Prime Minister wanted, but it is not what the world needed. The same is true of the climate emergency. This is the single greatest...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jun 2021)

Kevin Foster: the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is considered on its individual merits. The Impact Assessment for the EUSS (March 2019) is available at: The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Refund, Waiver and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ( This discussed the assumptions, risks, uncertainties and exclusions surrounding its estimate of eligible citizens and made clear it...

Written Answers — Treasury: Exports: Northern Ireland (14 Jun 2021)

Jesse Norman: ...ensures that authorised traders do not pay tariffs on the movement of goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain, where those goods can be shown to remain in the UK customs territory.Permitting waivers for duty on goods that traders bring into Northern Ireland from Great Britain that would normally be charged ‘at risk’ tariffs, up to a maximum allowance of €200,000 over three tax...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (14 Jun 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...differing needs of the public we serve, including by ensuring our systems and processes become as simple and straightforward as possible. All our fees are kept under review and we offer several fee waivers and exceptions from the need to pay an application fee. Given a person’s circumstances can change, we believe we have the right balance between the length of visas we issue and the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Fees and Charges (14 Jun 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...application fees in several specific circumstances to ensure the Home Office’s immigration and nationality fee structure complies with international obligations and wider government policy. Fee waivers are available on affordability grounds where the payment of a fee would be incompatible with an applicant’s Convention, (ECHR) rights. Where the immigration application fee is waived on...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Arts: EU Countries (14 Jun 2021)

Catherine West: ...Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has plans to discuss (a) EU touring for musicians and other creatives professionals and (b) the proposal for a bespoke UK-EU visa waiver for the creative industry at the next meeting of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement Partnership Council.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Musicians: EU Countries (11 Jun 2021)

Caroline Dinenage: Regrettably we do not believe the sector’s visa waiver proposal is viable. The Commission would be likely to argue that any EU-wide visa waiver agreement can only be part of a wider package with a binding non-discrimination clause and a reciprocal visa waiver agreement covering all current and future Member States, as they proposed in negotiaions. This remains incompatible with our...

International Trade: G7 Summit: Trade Priorities (10 Jun 2021)

Stephen Morgan: Labour has backed an intellectual property waiver on vaccines to help with the pandemic in the poorest countries. The US agrees, as do the majority of world leaders, but the UK remains steadfastly against the plan. With the G7 giving us the opportunity for breakthrough this weekend, will the Secretary of State tell us why she will not support this life-saving initiative?

International Trade: Topical Questions (10 Jun 2021)

Rob Butler: ...Gulf, which would be of great benefit to all concerned. For trade to be successful, we need to ensure easy mobility for business people, but currently Emiratis wanting to visit the UK on the visa waiver scheme are permitted only a single entry in a period of six months. Will the Minister work with colleagues in the Home Office to allow multiple entries so that the UK is never at a...

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 17 (9 Jun 2021)

Baroness Randerson: ...and increase the number of places on training courses in a wide range of professions where there are shortages. Judging by statements in the impact assessment, the Government’s purposes seem to waiver. They seem not to have made up their mind about whether regulators can continue to operate independently and autonomously or should be part of a co-operative effort to address skills...

Covid-19 Update (7 Jun 2021)

Philippa Whitford: ...doses the UK has donated to COVAX? Does that mean the Government will support the sharing of intellectual property and technology and the trade-related intellectual property rights—or TRIPS—waiver so as to increase global vaccine production?

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