Results 121–140 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

Armed Forces (Specified Aviation and Marine Functions) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (10 Oct 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the Armed Forces have come a long way on this issue of alcohol and drugs. The railway industry faced this challenge some 20 years ago and the position that the Armed Forces have reached is very similar. I sense that there is an ongoing significant challenge in the military. I do not have statistical data but if one wanders through Google and looks at the events there was certainly...

Armed Forces (Specified Aviation and Marine Functions) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (10 Oct 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: I will explain my point just a little more. I am concerned not so much about the test as about what the Navy’s expectation is of a commanding officer. It seems to me that there is an implication that he should, in all circumstances, maintain a lifestyle whereby he is under the limit. Certainly in my organisation—fortunately, we did not have the same commanding officer situation—we did...

Armed Forces (Terms of Service) (Amendments Relating to Flexible Working) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (10 Oct 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, we will, of course, support these regulations. I fear the noble Earl, Lord Attlee, has in many ways the wrong challenge. The requirement that these be subject to an affirmative order has an effect that one comes across again and again in complex organisations: the knowledge that something will be scrutinised at the highest level produces very high-quality work. One of the key...

Prisons: Rehabilitation - Question for Short Debate (6 Sep 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bird, on successfully securing this debate. It is both timely and important. As his Question implies, one of the key purposes of prison is rehabilitation. Virtually all prisoners are released one day, so one key job for our criminal justice system must be to do its best to ensure that they do not reoffend. As part of that process, while prisoners...

Royal Navy: Type 31e Frigate - Question (6 Sep 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, this Question prompted me to look at the National Shipbuilding Strategy, whose first birthday is today. When it was published a year ago, it was meant to be a solid basis for industry to develop. It is interesting to see how it is starting to erode. Paragraph 56 said of the Type 31e ships: “The first will be in service by 2023”, but “by 2023” means during 2022. The Minister...

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (4 Sep 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, we put down our amendment to create a framework for the debate. We wanted to assure ourselves that it would not be a simple, formal, dry debate on the Supply Motion. We have been successful in that, in the sense that this afternoon’s debate has been excellent and thoughtful and has created many, many questions. I am afraid that in my judgment, and I suspect in that of many others...

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (4 Sep 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I turn first to the Bill, which will be needed in any sensible Brexit scenario. As a supply Bill, it is not the role of this House to hinder its passage. Nevertheless, it is appropriate to set out the criticisms that we have of this legislation and the context in which we are having this Second Reading debate today. Once again, as the Government have done in all previous Brexit...

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

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I rise as the last speaker before the Minister, very conscious of the fact that the most important thing I can do is be brief and sit down.

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

Lord Tunnicliffe: Having achieved a level of agreement, I celebrate. I will, however, make a few comments on the White Paper. We should pause a moment to look at it, not from our point of view, which is where most of the speeches have come from, but from a neutral point of view. The White Paper is overwhelmingly cherry picking in nature. It is all about, “Can we have the good bits?” Its central theme on...

Railways: CrossCountry - Question (18 Jul 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the Question was almost certainly provoked by the CrossCountry public consultation, to which the Minister alluded. The Question has also provoked me into reading it. Excellent document as it is, I am sure she will agree that it will create many more demands than there will be resources to meet them. It will also create an enormous number of trade-offs. Have the Government developed...

Afghanistan Update - Statement (11 Jul 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for repeating the Statement, and join him in paying tribute to those who have served in Afghanistan. We remember in particular the 456 service personnel who died and those who have suffered life-changing injuries. I too believe that Afghanistan is a better place as a result of our efforts. We have achieved this through co-operation with our NATO allies....

Single Source Contract (Amendment) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (9 Jul 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for presenting the regulations. Part 2 of the 2014 Act and the subsequent Single Source Contract Regulations 2014 are supported by these Benches. Unfortunately, I have lived through every bit of their creation and evolution. The key thing is: are they effective? The way to judge their effectiveness is, first, to understand the mechanisms, which the Minister has...

Single Source Contract (Amendment) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (9 Jul 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: Is that an 8% to 10% increase in the contacts which become qualifying, or is it a 50% increase in those that qualify? If the noble Earl does not know, I am perfectly happy to wait for a letter.

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (4 Jul 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I agree with much of what the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, said, but I also that we have gone as far as we can in those areas. On government Amendments 5, 6, 7 and, I think 8, my research assistant, Catherine Johnson, who drafted the original amendment passed in your Lordships’ House, assured me that the Minister has accepted your Lordships’ amendment but put it in her own...

Financial Exclusion - Question (4 Jul 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, the Financial Conduct Authority estimates that 2.7 million people are stuck with permanent overdrafts and are using them more than 85% of the time, thus incurring higher and higher charges. Can the Minister tell us what measures the Government are putting in place to end the cycle of persistent debt and whether they will commit to imposing a cap on overdraft fees?

Royal Navy: Deployment - Question (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, this is the most significant deployment for a generation. Did SDSR 2015 envisage such deployments and what deployments have been abandoned to provide resources for them?

Nigeria - Question for Short Debate (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for introducing the debate. It is impossible to capture every aspect of this complicated situation in such a short debate, but I will briefly touch on the battle against Boko Haram, which is responsible for killing or displacing many thousands of people; multiple accounts, dating back over several years, of sexual attacks by Nigerian forces...

NATO Summit 2018 - Motion to Take Note (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing this debate and the noble Lord, Lord Howell, for introducing his report. The noble Lord, Lord King, made an interesting point when he said that this debate had an urgency and concern unusual in our defence debates. The Labour Party is very proud of the fact that it was the Labour Government of the 1940s who were at the birth of NATO. Indeed, in...

Defence: UK Military Status - Private Notice Question (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: My Lords, I will reflect briefly on the fact that we have had a Question from my noble friend Lord West that did not ask for more ships. At the recent RUSI conference, my honourable friend, Nia Griffith, said: “Look at what Labour has committed to, and what you would consider a tier-one power to require. An independent nuclear deterrent? Yes. Good conventional capabilities? Yes. And in the...

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2018 - Motion to Approve (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe: Can I check that point? My understanding is that these are not debt securities but asset-backed securities, and it is hoped that these platforms will change their rules so that it can be done.


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