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Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Lord Newby: ...1983 and for only the fourth time in 80 years. These occasions have typically been to debate a serious foreign threat to the vital interests of the United Kingdom: the outbreak of the Second World War, Suez, the Falklands. Today, we sit on a Saturday to try to resolve a serous internal threat to the unity and future of the Conservative Party. There is no reason, other than the Prime...

G7 - Statement (3 Sep 2019)

Lord Newby: ...the Statement and hope that she enjoyed her short visit to Scotland last week. We obviously share the sentiments of the Prime Minister and the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, in respect of World War II. However, we on this side fear that the Prime Minister has simply not learned the lessons. The Statement is very keen on the benefits of free trade, which we applaud, and mentions in particular...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Second Reading (8 Jul 2019)

Lord Newby: ...work of the sponsor board by members and staff of both Houses. It is vital to minimise this if we are to avoid the situation described so brilliantly by Caroline Shenton in her book Mr Barry’s War, where continuing delays were caused to the building of this Palace by an interminable number of Select Committees examining specific parts of the design and construction process. So I am...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (1st Day) (5 Dec 2018)

Lord Newby: ...better if we leave the EU. On security, obviously we would not remain a member of a raft of EU programmes and co-ordinating bodies. For example, all talk of remaining in the crucial European arrest warrant has now vanished. Similarly, our influence on the world stage will inevitably be diminished, as the Prime Minister’s rather sad and lonely performance in Buenos Aires amply...

October European Council - Statement (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Newby: ...not get away with much longer. However, we can be reassured that, whatever she says about not having a vote on the outcome, she is planning for it. We know that the Government have been conducting war-games about how any referendum on a Brexit deal can be conducted. They are to be congratulated on that. Could the Leader of the House confirm that the starting point for the timetable against...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Newby: ...the many benefits of our association with the EU without the cost are like the man who is in the process of divorce negotiations and who says to his ex-wife, “Will you be my live-in mistress afterwards, or I won't pay the alimony?” That is not normally a realistic or successful approach. The White Paper, of course, has in effect been changed by the amendments to the customs Bill, which...

Syria - Statement (16 Apr 2018)

Lord Newby: ...to an escalation of the multidimensional conflicts that beset Syria. The strict targeting of facilities, the extraordinary accuracy of the missiles, the avoidance of civilian casualties, the forewarning of the Russians and the assurance that the military action was a one-off event appear to have met those requirements. Another requirement for the use of military action, however, that was...

Palace of Westminster: Restoration and Renewal - Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2018)

Lord Newby: ...to their relationship with Members of both Houses. In particular, we must avoid the situation so brilliantly described in Caroline Shenton’s book about the building of the palace, Mr Barry’s War. She describes the continual delays and frustrations caused by a never-ending sequence of Select Committees set up especially to examine the design and construction process. We will need to...

European Council: December 2016 - Statement (19 Dec 2016)

Lord Newby: ...such a word is appropriate—as possible? Finally, the EU Council reiterated its support for the principle that, “Those responsible for breaches of international law, some of which may amount to war crimes, must be held accountable”. This can only happen if enough compelling evidence is collected. What steps are the Government taking, including financially, to encourage the collection...

Economy: Public Finances — Question (24 Mar 2015)

Lord Newby: My Lords, the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts that this year the Government will cut the deficit in half as a percentage of GDP from its post-war peak in 2009-10. It is forecast to fall every following year, reaching a surplus in 2018-19. The Government set out in the Budget document that reducing debt as a share of GDP will help to control debt interest and reduce the burden of...

Money Advice Service — Question for Short Debate (12 Mar 2015)

Lord Newby: ...of my preparation for today’s debate, I looked at the StepChange website and was very impressed at the ease with which I would be able to use it if I needed debt advice. However, I am also very aware, as the noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, pointed out, that many people want face-to-face advice. I will turn later to telephone and online advice. The work that Citizens Advice and the Money...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bank of England Act 1998 (9 Apr 2014)

Lord Newby: .... Since the Monetary Policy Committee was given operational independence in 1997, covering the worst financial crisis in generations leading to the deepest recession since the Second World War, these powers have never been used.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bank of England Act 1998 (1 Apr 2014)

Lord Newby: ...at the end of that period.” Since the MPC was given operational independence in 1997, covering the worst financial crisis in generations leading to the deepest recession since the Second World War, these powers have never been used.

EU: UK Contribution — Question (30 Oct 2013)

Lord Newby: ...point. Our membership of the EU brings with it a whole raft of benefits which do not simply relate to the EU budget. One area of expenditure that we incurred some time ago was dealing with a war in the Balkans, which cost this country more than £1 billion. Since the Balkan wars finished, Croatia has joined the EU and other Balkan states will join. We will not fight other Balkan wars. That...

Economy: Growth — Motion to Take Note (16 May 2013)

Lord Newby: ...Soley, for initiating this debate, because he asks the single most important question facing the country: how do we get more growth? He and the noble Lord, Lord Davies, have a relatively straightforward answer. Sadly, we believe that it is the wrong answer. Their answer is to borrow more. It was not the answer of the previous Labour Government. The Fiscal Responsibility Act required the...

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (11 Feb 2013)

Lord Newby: ...Lady Stowell pointed out in her opening speech, this Government inherited an exceptional fiscal challenge. The financial crisis of 2008-09 resulted in the largest deficit since the Second World War and the UK experienced one of the deepest recessions of any major economy. Even before the recession began, the UK had the highest structural deficit of any country in the G7. This level of...

Financial Services Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (12 Nov 2012)

Lord Newby: ...received this year from fines imposed for attempted LIBOR manipulation and other unacceptable behaviour will be used to support Britain's Armed Forces community. Additionally, £5 million will go towards the creation of the new, ground-breaking First World War galleries at the Imperial War Museum. I beg to move.

Financial Services Bill: Committee (8th Day) (17 Oct 2012)

Lord Newby: ...ran to page after page. An MoU would not be the right place for these plans. This is not to say that the authorities do not plan. I can reassure the noble Lord that the authorities now have regular war games to prepare for a range of financial crises and participate in a range of cross-governmental operational crisis war games. This is to try to make sure that when a crisis explodes its...

Finance (No. 3) Bill — Second Reading and Remaining Stages (18 Jul 2011)

Lord Newby: ...Europe once? It is as if the Labour Party is unable to see across the channel at what is happening there; namely, the largest financial and fiscal crisis that Europe has seen since the Second World War. Banks here are concerned about what is happening in Europe, members of the eurozone or no, because their direct liabilities are some £20 billion to bonds issued by the weaker, and...

Fiscal Responsibility Bill: Second Reading (10 Feb 2010)

Lord Newby: ...next Parliament-but, equally, everybody knows that the Bill is completely irrelevant to achieving that aim. There are a number of reasons for this irrelevance. First, it does not set out a path towards achieving the aim; it sets out only a distant goal. As the noble Lord, Lord Lawson, pointed out, it allows for the seductive Augustinian argument that it is indeed a very noble aim, and we...


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