Results 41–60 of 1200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Tunnicliffe

Maritime 2050 Strategy - Question (13 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, there seem to be more than 100 recommendations in the report, along with 143 references to the Government. Just how much resource is the Department for Transport going to put into this project?

Aviation: Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jets - Private Notice Question (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I beg leave to ask a Question of which I have given private notice.

Aviation: Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jets - Private Notice Question (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I flew the 737-200 and 300. In my day we had a rule: if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. The industry seems to have lost sight of that rule. I believe that everybody involved will be shown to be in dereliction of their duty: Boeing for pressing for a ruling that pilots did not need to be informed of the new system on cost grounds; the FAA for agreeing to it; EASA for giving in...

Royal Navy: Type 31e Frigates - Question (6 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, on 20 July 2016, the then chief executive of Defence Equipment and Support, said to the Defence Committee that, “the eight Type 26 frigates are approximately £8 billion-worth of planning going forward”. I interpret that as meaning that a Type 26 frigate will cost £1 billion. The Government have consistently said that the Type 31e frigates will cost a quarter of £1 billion...

Financial Services (Distance Marketing) (Amendment and Savings Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (5 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, we have no objection to any of these SIs. I have read them through as far as I was able, and they seem to be logical. The distance marketing SI particularly caught my attention, because many citizens are subject to distance marketing that perhaps they do not really want. I note that the Explanatory Memorandum at paragraph 7.30, “Criminal offences”, states that various failures...

Financial Services (Gibraltar) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (5 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, we have no objection to these two SIs, but I have two or three brief questions. The position is summed up in the Explanatory Memorandum to the first set of regulations, paragraph 7.21 of which surprised me. It states: “The UK government will work closely with the government of Gibraltar to design a long-term permanent framework”. My impression until I got to that sentence was...

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (5 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I feel the need to start with my standard speech about how much I object to being here processing statutory instruments for a no-deal situation. I entirely agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, in her dislike of such a situation and the chaos that will prevail. Having said that, I am forced to say nice things about the Government and, indeed, about the Lib Dem Front Bench in...

Eurotunnel - Statement (4 Mar 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for repeating the Answer, but perhaps I may start by repeating the Question: to ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a Statement on the payment of £33 million to Eurotunnel over no-deal ferry contracts. We make no criticism of the National Health Service or anyone else in the supply chain. This Question is directed at the Department for...

Securitisation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (25 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I studied these two SIs with great care and could not object to their general direction. I even managed to think of three penetrating questions, which the Minister unfortunately answered in his opening statement, so I shall not repeat them. I thank the noble Lords, Lord Sharkey and Lord Deben, for their contribution. The noble Lord, Lord Deben, was concerned about the FCA costs. To...

Uncertificated Securities (Amendment and EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (25 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing these two SIs. I particularly thank the noble Baronesses, Lady Bowles and Lady Kramer, for their contributions. They were off the point but, nevertheless, they hit an important issue. Legislation, particularly financial services regulation, is impossible to understand because of its constant revision and the failure to have a process for regular...

Uncertificated Securities (Amendment and EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (25 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: That would be good. Perhaps the Minister could copy the letter to everybody who has taken part in the debate.

Money Market Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (25 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I feel the need, once again, to express my repeated objection to being here. We are here to discuss no-deal statutory instruments: I believe the Government are being irresponsible in not ruling out a no-deal outcome. A no-deal outcome would be serious in every area of life, particularly in its economic impact and in its security impact. I also believe that it is possible that we may...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: I wonder whether the noble Earl could be a bit more specific in the answer to the last question—not now, obviously, but I really would value a letter, because this is a key question. As we know, when it goes wrong, the alternative is that the person involved is indicted on a murder charge. When we give people the responsibility to use lethal force, it would not be unreasonable for them to...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, that is not a question for me but for the Minister. What it brings out, given some of the contradictory statements by Her Majesty’s Government, is the need for a proper Armed Forces debate in the not too distant future—I think that is the view across the House. I move on to my narrower questions. First, what happens if we do not pass this instrument? The Minister has anticipated...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing this instrument. The Labour Party supports Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and I am sure that support goes across the whole House. My boss in the other place, Nia Griffith, used this order to comprehensively review the present position of the Armed Forces. I will restrict myself to quoting two paragraphs of her speech, the first on, “forces...

Yemen: UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia - Question (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication of the report by the International Relations Committee Yemen: giving peace a chance on 16 February, what plans they have to reassess the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

Yemen: UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia - Question (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the Government say that they are narrowly on the right side of international law in licensing arms sales to Saudi Arabia—but the International Relations Committee, which has just been so praised, says that they are narrowly on the wrong side of international law, as these weapons are: “highly likely to be the cause of significant civilian casualties”. As this appears to be a...

Public Record, Disclosure of Information and Co-operation (Financial Services) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, looking through this statutory instrument to see whether there were any policy shifts, as far as I can understand it, the EEA countries have better protection for their confidential information than third countries do. This statutory instrument takes that special protection away and then requires agreements to be concluded. That would seem to be the wrong way around. I would have...

Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: When I read the SI with care, it seemed straightforward and to do its work. I was seeking to see if there was any new policy, and the new policy that I discovered was the Venezuela point. I hope the Minister will be kind enough to write to me explaining whether “all countries” has that worldwide application and why the Treasury does not perceive that there is any danger in such an...

Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I am afraid that despite my efforts I can find nothing wrong with this statutory instrument. It seems to be perfectly straightforward and necessary to manage the situation. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, for reminding us of the LIBOR scandal. It was a dreadful period in British financial services history, and we forget it too easily, I fear. If my noble friend intends to...


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