All 20 results for brexit speaker:Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

Competition and Markets Authority - Question for Short Debate (8 Feb 2017)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...Minister for giving up his dinner to be here to answer what is clearly not the top question on everyone’s lips. That is a shame because consumers matter and are being short-changed, both in the Brexit talks—their interests do not even get a mention in the 12 principles in the White Paper—and, as I will argue, in the work of the CMA. Yet, as the Question before us sets...

UK Withdrawal from the EU and Potential Withdrawal from the Single Market - Motion to Take Note (26 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...so as not to need social assistance, and to have health cover. Then, after five years, there is the right to permanent residence. Those who have been here less than five years may have no right to stay post Brexit under the existing rules, but they are also unsure what criteria they would need to meet to prove that they had been here. It would be quite a challenge for the Government, as...

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: I thank the Minister for repeating the Statement. I thank also the Supreme Court judges for doing their constitutional job: as they made clear, not commenting on the wisdom or timing of Brexit, but on how UK law—our law—requires the Government to act. So here we have it. The Government failed to make the referendum binding, leaving it advisory, which helped to fuel the uncertainty...

Brexit: Green Paper - Question (9 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...the House. The first is perhaps that he will no longer do what some of his colleagues do. The Secretary of State, Liz Truss, refused to appear before the Joint Committee on Human Rights looking at Brexit, a refusal that the committee described as unacceptable. I hope that the Minister will come to the House with not just the final vote that will happen when Article 50 is triggered, but the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Insurance (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will maintain the UK's reciprocity under the Brussels 1 Regulation and the Motor Insurance Directive to allow victims of accidents to use their domestic courts to pursue insurance claims after an accident in another member state.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Compensation (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will seek to retain the ability of passengers flying in the EU to claim compensation for delays and cancellations through EC Regulation 261/2004.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consumers: Protection (21 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will negotiate to maintain the UK's membership of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network and the Rapid Alert System.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Package Holidays: EU Law (19 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will seek to retain the ability of consumers to obtain both financial and injury compensation through the Package Travel Directive 1990 and the Package Travel Directive 2015.

Brexit: Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 - Question (13 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, the report that has come out today from one of our committees, Brexit: The Options for Trade, says that a clear game plan is needed on trade and that it is unlikely that a bespoke EU trade agreement can be agreed within the two-year period, so a transitional deal will be vital. Could the Minister confirm that the transitional deal, as well as the final one, will be put before both...

Brexit: Consumer Rights Policy - Question (12 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...others we have because we are part of a consumer alert system for faulty or dangerous goods. So may I ask the Minister to agree to undertake an audit of EU consumer protections that are at risk after Brexit, and also to meet relevant consumer organisations to see how to reduce the risk of losing those protections?

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...on Europe. The City of London, the CBI, economists, industrialists, investors, consumer groups and trade unions all fear that the Government, whether by default or by intention, are heading for a hard Brexit, with the UK removed from the single market and even the customs union, and detached from common regulations and minimum standards. Labour’s preference would be for a Brexit that...

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...is”. Just yesterday, the president of the CBI called on the Government to “minimise the uncertainty”, asking her to set out what the Government will prioritise in their negotiations. As he said, the CBI membership is, “100 per cent committed to making the best of Brexit”, which, “means maintaining tariff-free access to the European market …...

United Kingdom: Single Market - Question (15 Nov 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: Is it not the truth that the Government were so ill prepared for Brexit that the reason they are not revealing their hand is that they do not know what their hand is? They seem to have three hands, with three different Ministers not in agreement and one of them even failing to meet the 27 fellow members of the European Union, whose support we will need in our negotiations. Therefore my...

Brexit: Article 50 - Statement (7 Nov 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...out that, constitutionally, the Government, “does not have power under the Crown’s prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 … for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union”. The High Court ruling will not derail Brexit. However, given that the Government were caught short by the referendum result and none of the preparatory work was done in the...

Brexit - Question (3 Nov 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, it is interesting that Brexit was all about parliamentary sovereignty. We regret that the Government will now appeal against the judgment to give this decision back to Parliament. In fact, if the Government do not like the Supreme Court’s decision, perhaps they will try the European Court of Justice. We accept that we will trigger Article 50, but what is important now are the...

Next Steps in Leaving the European Union - Statement (10 Oct 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...explain why the Government will not reconsider their decision to rule out a vote on the basic terms they propose before Article 50 is triggered? We understand the Government were caught short, having had no plans for Brexit in their 2015 manifesto—indeed, they were committed to, “safeguard British interests in the Single Market”. They then forbade Whitehall from making...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Sep 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...been introduced. I am, therefore, very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, and welcome his question on that. It ignores soft lobbying of Ministers, out of sight of their civil servants. This has to change, for the sake of our democracy. As has been stressed, this has never been more urgent than now, with the seismic Brexit decisions about to be taken, as mentioned by my noble...

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Sep 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...abilities rather than because of anything else, and that is the way I hope anyone should take their seat here. We wish this Bill well. We hope very much that the Government are not going to have a knee-jerk reaction and say, “It’s not the time. We’ve got Brexit and other things. It’s just not a priority”. If they say that, change will never happen, so I urge...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (13 Jul 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: .... It is important to write it into the Bill to ensure that the financial impact of the legislation is transparent, not hidden, and to give forward confidence to those companies, whose activity in this country is already a little wobbly thanks to Brexit, that they will not at some point be hit by unexpected and unavoidable costs. As was mentioned, Amendment 89 also allows for a proper audit...

Civil Service Fast Stream - Question (11 Jul 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...will be gender-balanced and representative of all our nations and regions, as well as of the population, to ensure that the interests of the whole country are central to the preparation for the Brexit negotiations?


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