Results 101–120 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

Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I start by declaring my interest. I am in receipt of what is, for me, a substantial British Airways pension and, if this disruption were such as to cause British Airways to go broke, I would not get all of it. I have consulted the Registrar of Members’ Interests and am assured that the interest is sufficiently tenuous to allow me to speak. I have a rather more acute interest in...

Operation Conifer: Sir Edward Heath - Question (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I note the Government’s refusal, for which they must take responsibility, but surely the Home Office has a duty to ensure that police forces have the capability to run just and professional investigations into historical sex crimes that take account of the rights of the accused, the victims and the public good. What progress has the Home Office made in developing such a holistic...

Wheeled Goods Vehicles - Question (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the death of cyclists in this scenario is a tragedy. The problem, which I think the Minister has alluded to, is that the vehicles are very heavy and the cyclists are very light. Sideguards are relatively ineffective when turning left over a prone cyclist. The modern technology available that powers alerts with radar or sensing systems and so on, including on modestly priced cars, is...

Operation Conifer - Motion to Regret (11 Dec 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, for securing today’s debate. I also welcome the Minister to her place on the Front Bench—and I accompany that with a note of sympathy. One or two noble Lords have asked the Minister to deviate from her brief tonight. I hope they realise that that can be a seriously career-limiting activity. I will be brief. Your Lordships’ House is familiar...

Rail Franchise Agreements - Question (4 Dec 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the problems outlined by the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, are symptomatic of the structure of the railway. It is the structure that is wrong, and it is the structure that caused the May timetable chaos. Fortunately for us, the Transport Select Committee in the other place reported on that today. At paragraph 63 it concludes: “The Secretary of State for transport is responsible for...

Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (28 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: In my experience it is not unusual for enabling legislation to be accompanied certainly by draft regulations. Often the House has demanded that, to give it proper comfort that it is right to give those powers.

Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (28 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for presenting the instrument and I thank both noble Baronesses for the variety and depth of their questions. I tried to understand the instrument—I put quite a lot of effort into it—and I thank Treasury staff for helping us to do so. I came across a clear need for the maintenance of MiFID II in our law; I accept entirely the general direction of the...

Short Selling (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (28 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for presenting this statutory instrument. I thank him, first, for forcing me to understand a little about short selling; it took several hours to get a reasonable knowledge of it. What I found most difficult were the various exemptions. I sought help from the department to try to understand them. It was pointed out to me that, in some ways, that was the wrong...

Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (28 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, subject to a satisfactory response from the Minister to the queries by the two noble Baronesses, I warmly welcome these regulations. I am sure many people will value the fact that cold calling is reduced, particularly in this important area.

Central Securities Depositories (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motions to Approve (28 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: Before the noble Lord sits down, I am fascinated to know what “public censure” looks like.

Central Securities Depositories (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motions to Approve (28 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I will take the statutory instruments in order, starting with the central securities depositories regulations. A characteristic of these SIs is that they tend to have two parts. I wish I had the same interests to declare as the noble Baroness because then I would come to this knowing something about it. Starting from scratch is quite a battle. My analysis of these SIs is broadly...

Veterans Strategy - Motion to Take Note (15 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Earl, Lord Attlee, for introducing this debate. We have been discussing the challenge of veterans for a decade now. When I saw the title of this debate, I thought, “Well, let’s see where we’ve got to in actually achieving things”. The core achievement to date has been the Armed Forces covenant, which has had pretty widespread approval. It is therefore...

Deposit Guarantee Scheme and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (6 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, unlike with the previous SIs, I feel that I actually understand what the regulations do, and the Minister has said nothing to shake my faith in that belief. They seem to have fallen within the overall government assurances, in introducing no policy change but smoothing the scenario, and I have nothing more to add.

Electronic Money, Payment Services and Payment Systems (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motions to Approve (6 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing these SIs. They are two of the 70 that we have to deal with and it is a rare privilege to do so in such a crowded Chamber. Normally, the noble Lord, Lord Bates, and I are allowed the privacy of the Moses Room along with one representative from the Liberal Democrats and no others. During debate on an earlier SI, I talked about the value of these...

Electronic Money, Payment Services and Payment Systems (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motions to Approve (6 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: I thank the noble Lord for that. The Minister knows exactly what I am going to say. On page 6 of the Explanatory Memorandum, paragraph 12.6 and beyond states: “An Impact Assessment will be published in due course on the legislation.gov.uk website … The Treasury’s decision to publish the regulations without a final Impact Assessment aims to ensure that industry and regulators have as...

Arrangement of Business - Announcement (6 Nov 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, for the convenience of those of us taking part in the debates in the House, given the vagaries of how these things happen, is the Government Chief Whip minded to make that a matter of fact as opposed to probability, so that we do not start the electronic money debates until after the adjournment?

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement Scrutiny - Private Notice Question (31 Oct 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the Minister simply does not understand the situation. Our friends in Europe, from day to day, understand where the negotiations are at, the nuance of the negotiations and the places where advantages may be taken. We are being taken back to documents produced months ago and there is very poor communication. Will he make a total commitment to ensure that the committee of the noble...

Ofcom: Impartiality - Question for Short Debate (29 Oct 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, we very much value the wealth of experience, knowledge and skills that Members from all Benches bring to the House from their current positions outside the House as well as their former ones. It is one of the strengths of the House. We very much include our noble friend Lord Adonis in that. He brings his wealth of experience to the House. Nevertheless, and with the greatest of...

Trident - Question (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the BASIC report says that the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, which rates government projects, “has rated Dreadnought Amber/Red, meaning that the IPA assesses that: ‘Successful delivery of the project is in doubt, with major risks or issues apparent in a number of key areas’”. It goes on to say: “Worse, the linked Core Production programme, which will produce a new...

Online Marketplaces: VAT Evasion - Question (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, is this not a problem of HMRC resources? Is it not very difficult now to reverse the cuts that have been made in HMRC over the years? This is a clear example of loss of revenue to the Exchequer and the damage it does to the high street.


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