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Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment to the Motion (24 Jan 2023)

Lord Dannatt:; I am one of them. My colleagues and I, on the whole, did our best, serving to the best of our ability. There must be some protection for us. We tried to raise it in the context of the overseas operations Bill, but those protections were dismissed by the Government, who said we would come back to it in the Northern Ireland Bill. We are back now. If we lose this Bill, the vast majority...

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: New Clause 8 - Disqualification for persistent breaches of companies legislation: GB (24 Jan 2023)

Rosie Winterton: ...’s registered office: consequential amendments. Government new clause 13—Removal of limited partnership from index of names. Government new clause 15—Reports on the implementation and operation of Parts 1 to 3. New clause 16—Reporting requirement (objectives)— “(1) The Secretary of State must publish an annual report assessing whether the powers available to the Secretary of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Business: Ethics (23 Jan 2023)

Julian Sturdy: ...Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will take steps to require companies to adopt a more compassionate corporate social responsibility for their operations overseas.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals (23 Jan 2023)

Leo Docherty: The MOD is the lead department for the ARAP scheme, but the FCDO assesses eligibility for a small number of applicants who state that they worked for or alongside the FCDO. FCDO missions overseas support through providing accommodation in third countries until eligible persons (EPs) travel to the UK. To date, the UK has relocated over 12,000 ARAP EPs and their families to the UK,...

Net Zero (Industry and Regulators Committee) - Motion to Take Note (20 Jan 2023)

Lord Hollick: ...will need to increase from £10 billion a year in 2020 to £50 billion a year from 2030 to 2050. Funding the cost of meeting these targets will rely heavily on the appetite of pension funds, overseas investors, the private sector and individuals to invest, and that depends on the Government putting in place policies to encourage and provide certainty for businesses to make these...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Typhoon Aircraft (20 Jan 2023)

Baroness Goldie: As at 13 January 2023 a total of 27 RAF Typhoon aircraft are deployed overseas. In addition, further Typhoon aircraft are conducting operational missions from their home bases in the UK, undertaking Quick Reaction Alert and contributing to the security of NATO's Eastern flank.

The Importance of the Relationship Between the United Kingdom and India - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2023)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...on Taiwan. However, we cannot be everywhere and do everything, and we should not pretend that we can, if only because our claim would not be credible. I suggest that we need to look for ways of co-operating with India in sophisticated areas of military, technology and training to enhance the deterrence of an overassertive China. We really must not neglect our soft power assets, which have...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Organised Crime (19 Jan 2023)

Chris Philp: ...for illicit drugs. The Home Office has committed £300m of dedicated investment over three years to tackle every phase of the drug supply chain and make it considerably harder for criminal gangs to operate. With this funding we are supporting intelligence-led approaches to interdict and seize drugs as they cross the UK border, and prevent criminal groups from bringing drugs to our streets....

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (18 Jan 2023)

Scott Benton: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Gambling Commission’s ability to assess the conduct of licensed operators and their subsidiaries overseas when making an assessment of compliance with online advertising rules contained in its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.

Public Bill Committee: Seafarers’ Wages Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Requirement to Provide Information (17 Jan 2023)

Grahame Morris: ...with it. I realise that the issue is incredibly complicated because of international treaties, but we need to get to the kernel of the issue because this is what is happening. Unscrupulous ferry operators in the sector are displacing UK-based seafarers on a “fire and rehire” basis, which Labour finds anathema. There were Conservative MPs who were incandescent at the tactics employed by...

Doctor Training — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Jan 2023)

Martyn Day: ...that is putting immense pressure on frontline services and those who bravely staff the wards. Staff shortages lead to delays in the whole system, which can mean longer waits for appointments, operations and getting home from hospital. It is vital that each of our nations is fully able to further recruit both domestic and international professionals. We should not ignore the fact that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Supply Chains: Environment Protection and Human Rights (17 Jan 2023)

Chris Law: ..., Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals on requiring UK companies to prevent abuse and environmental destruction in their overseas supply chains and operations.

National Security Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 84 (16 Jan 2023)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...that is partly in the Bahamas and partly in the Cayman Islands—it is not entirely clear how we might define who owns what. The UK contributes a great deal to the confusion over who owns what. Our overseas territories and, to a certain extent, our Crown dependencies, and the way in which Companies House operates, often make it very difficult to discover even that companies registered in...

National Security Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 82 (16 Jan 2023)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...costs of compliance are considered too high. There is a risk of negative reputational impacts from inclusion on a public register. Other countries may introduce reciprocal measures to regulate the overseas activities of government and businesses. Persons could be prosecuted if engaged in unregistered activity, even if the activity itself is legitimate.” “Benefits were not monetised …...

Backbench Business: [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (12 Jan 2023)

Joanna Cherry: ...the experience over the holiday period of being unable to book a table to eat and then walking into a half-empty restaurant, only to be told that no tables were available because the restaurant was operating under capacity due to staff shortages. As a result of the pandemic, I have been holidaying at home a lot more, and I have noticed staff shortages in hospitality venues across Scotland...

Iran (12 Jan 2023)

Christian Wakeford: linked to the Iranian regime, as confirmed by Iran’s Ministry of Culture. Conflicting statements are a recurring theme of the Iranian regime, which produces different messages for domestic and overseas consumption. Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism. It funds Hamas, Hezbollah and numerous regimes across the middle east, including in Lebanon and, as the Chairman of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: The Tier 1 (Investor) route: Review of operation between 30 June 2008 and 6 April 2015 (12 Jan 2023)

Suella Braverman: that time required applicants to be able to demonstrate they had access to £1 million of available funds to invest in UK government bonds and shares or loan funds to UK companies. The UK had operated some form of investor visa programme for high-net-worth personal investment since 1994. The Tier 1 (Investor) visa route was ultimately closed on 17th February 2022. I can confirm that...

National Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 63A (11 Jan 2023)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: ...with intelligence sharing often forming a key part of such efforts. The Armed Forces also work closely with the UK intelligence and security community, helping to protect the UK from myriad threats overseas. The protection provided for in Clause 28 seeks to ensure that where our Armed Forces collaborate and provide authorised operational support with international partners, as with UKIC,...

Financial Services and Markets Bill - Second Reading (10 Jan 2023)

Baroness Penn: ...will need to balance those objectives and consider them in a way which respects that hierarchy. The PRA’s existing secondary competition objective provides the model for how that hierarchy operates: the regulators must advance their secondary objectives in so far as that is compatible with their primary objective. However, with the introduction of the secondary objective, the Government...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Second Reading (9 Jan 2023)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...who is more attracted to getting access to a bigger market. But from that 81 billion Australian dollars, you deduct 10 billion for thresholds differences, 12 billion for things already procured by overseas interests and another 11 billion for defence. You are therefore left with a total market of £27 billion, which is already governed by the GPA. So I simply do not know where this extra...

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