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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?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Immigration (7 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...varies each year. Until the public consultation closes and a decision is made regarding the final policy, it is too early to know exactly how many non-UK Service personnel may be eligible for a fee waiver if they choose to settle in the UK on discharge and what the associated costs are likely to be.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Business Premises: Coronavirus (7 Jun 2021)

Eddie Hughes: announcement on next steps in due course. To support businesses through the pandemic the Government introduced an unprecedented package of Government-backed and guaranteed loans, grants, tax waivers and deferrals, and other measures aimed at preserving otherwise viable businesses and the millions of jobs that they support.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: British Nationals Abroad: France (1 Jun 2021)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...for a Schengen visa are also exempt from the requirement for an attestation d’acceuil to stay in France with friends or family; and if not, what steps they intend to take to negotiate a waiver with the government of France for any such requirement.

Covid-19 (25 May 2021)

Mick Whitley: No one is safe from covid-19 until we all are, but the UK continues to stubbornly resist calls for a waiver of covid-19 vaccine patents. Given that people in many of the world’s poorest countries cannot expect to be vaccinated until 2023, and given the failure of the COVAX initiative to distribute vaccines at the volume and speed that is needed, will the Government now follow the lead of...

Post Brexit: Small Service Businesses - Question (24 May 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Frost, admitted last week to our European Affairs Committee that the Government rejected the EU’s offer of a visa waiver system whereby arts and culture workers, such as musicians, could tour on the continent without a mass of red tape. The Government now seem to be trying to reach bilateral deals with individual EU countries, but this may well be blocked by...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (19 May 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Lords: the noble Baroness, Lady Sheehan, the noble Lord, Lord Boateng, and my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe, among others. We are engaging directly in WTO discussions on the intellectual property waiver proposal. Waiving intellectual property rights would not, as my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe said, be an effective action to boost vaccine manufacturing. That comes directly from some...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (18 May 2021)

the Earl of Clancarty: ..., theatres and music venues, as well as discouraging new spaces. We need to keep an eye on this. With the continuing destructive effects of Brexit, the performing arts urgently need a bespoke visa waiver agreement, additional to the TCA, to be negotiated by the noble Lord, Lord Frost, alongside much else that needs to be resolved, including work permits, cabotage and carnets. These are not...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 May 2021)

Amanda Solloway: We are engaging constructively with the US and other WTO members on the TRIPS waiver issue. Any negotiations in the WTO on a waiver will require unanimous support, which could take a significant amount of time. Whilst we engage in the IP discussions, we must continue to push ahead with action such as voluntary licensing agreements for vaccines and support for COVAX.

Covid-19 Update (17 May 2021)

Navendu Mishra: We are not safe until everyone is safe. Following President Biden’s announcement that the US Government will support an intellectual property waiver to help scale up the volume of safe and effective covid-19 vaccines globally, can the Secretary of State explain why the British Government are still blocking the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: TRIPS Agreement (17 May 2021)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK has changed its position on the TRIPS waiver proposal at the WTO that would suspend global patent rules during the covid-19 pandemic in response to the US government supporting that proposal.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Question (17 May 2021)

Mick Whitley: ...whether the Government has plans to review its position on waiving intellectual property rights on covid-19 vaccines following the recent announcement by the US administration of its support for a waiver.

Covid-19 Update - Statement (13 May 2021)

Baroness Sheehan: ...only way to make ourselves safe is to make everyone safe. This means that the whole world must have access to Covid vaccines. The Biden Administration accept this logic and are supporting the TRIPS waiver proposal to the WTO for the temporary suspension of IP rights and other barriers to allow all countries—rich and poor—to produce their own vaccines. Can I ask the noble Baroness the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (12 May 2021)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: ...this pandemic is that poorer countries cannot rely on the largesse of richer ones; for the future they need their own vaccine capacity. They need access to raw materials and technology, and the waiver of intellectual property rights. We know the well-rehearsed arguments against waiver. First, it is bad for innovation; companies must retain intellectual property rights because without...

UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement - Question (29 Apr 2021)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: ...on 24 March that he wanted the Government to help so, in that spirit, as we move into the next phase of our relationship with the EU, will the Government now negotiate with the EU a bespoke visa-waiver agreement for our brilliant creative industries?

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