Results 41–60 of 720 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 Haskel

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

Lord Haskel: My Lords, as I think the noble Lord, Lord Cavendish, has just told us, the White Paper is too little and too late. It was intended as a compromise between the various factions in the Conservative Party, as many noble Lords have observed, but sadly it seems to be unravelling. As a result, while Ministers are working on national recognition agreements, the rest of us are having to prepare...

Apprenticeship Levy: Creative Industries - Question (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Haskel: Is the Minister aware of the large growth of courses offered in business schools that satisfy the demands and requirements of the levy? There are now 147 of them. Was it the Government’s intention to give such a boost to management training for the creative industries and the rest of industry?

Charities: National Fund - Question (16 Jul 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the trustees actually asked the Charity Commission for permission to give the money to charity, and they referred the matter to the Attorney-General to get permission for that purpose. Why were the wishes of the trustees actually ignored?

Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (9 Jul 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I welcome any attempt to raise the reputation of business and to increase the trust and confidence in business in the eyes of the public, so I very much welcome these regulations, but I wonder how effective they will be. These regulations require public companies and large private companies to publish pay ratios and other data to show that the directors are taking into account the...

Part-time and Continuing Education and the Open University - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the biggest provider of part-time learning services is learndirect. Although it has contracts with clients such as Sainsbury’s, the quality of training and supervision has drawn much criticism and dissatisfaction. We now learn that last week learndirect, on the verge of bankruptcy, was sold by a private equity company for a nominal sum. That was followed by an announcement that...

Economy: Productivity - Question (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion reached by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence in their paper Below the Aggregate: A Sectoral Account of the UK Productivity Puzzle, published in May, that some of the UK’s largest and most internationally competitive companies account for the biggest reduction in UK productivity growth.

Economy: Productivity - Question (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Haskel: Does the Minister agree that this report, plus the further research from the Bank of England, indicates that our slow productivity growth is less due to the long tail of zombie companies but reflects the weaknesses of the business model applied by some of our biggest and best known companies—a model that incorporates share buybacks, high short-term bonus culture, and lower corporation tax...

Airbus - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk assessment published by Airbus of the impact on its business of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a proper agreement and adequate transition time.

Airbus - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the Minister’s reply does not actually get us any further. Indeed, Airbus is not alone. Is he not aware that it is these pious hopes and lack of clarity that force all responsible businesses to make contingency plans, to plan for the extra cost of disruption to the flow of goods and people, to plan for the absence of agreed standards on safety, certification and dispute...

Apprenticeships: Levy - Question (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the Minister will be aware that most business schools have set up management courses to be paid for by the levy. These courses are for mature managers. Was this part of the Government’s intention?

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret (12 Jun 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend on bringing this regret Motion. I sit on the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee and, yes, this regulation did cause us concern: that is why we reported it to the House. For the Minister’s convenience, that was regulation 330. Last week, regulation 680 came before the committee with an almost identical title, dealing with fees for children and...

US Imposition of Steel and Aluminium Import Tariffs - Statement (4 Jun 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, in practice, what may well happen is that, in the short term, businesses will find a way to sell through third-party countries, especially as the origin rules are now becoming less and less clear. What is the Government’s attitude towards that?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day) (8 May 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I support the amendment tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Kirkwood, to extend the scrutiny period of the statutory instruments committee from 10 days to 15 days. Like the noble Lord, I speak from experience as a long-standing member of the committee. Yes, where an instrument is fairly routine and uncontentious, 10 days with one meeting is manageable but tight. That is not possible...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day) (8 May 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I will speak briefly in favour of Amendment 93, because it strengthens the argument of some of the amendments which I moved in Committee about maintaining our standards through membership of many of these EU institutions. These institutions set the standards which give us a quality of life that we have come to accept as normal as members of the European Union—indeed, as Europeans....

Brexit: Digital Single Market - Question (8 May 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, digital is an important part of the Government’s industrial strategy. So when will they initiate their industrial strategy council, whose job it is to chivvy the Government and get them to take action on this sort of thing?

Proposed Merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda - Statement (1 May 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, we are still members of the single market. Is this a matter large enough to involve the Commission?

Artificial Intelligence - Statement (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Haskel: Much of the outcome of all the work, which I very much welcome, is intangible. Who is going to own this intangible property? It is all right when it is used for the public good, but what happens when it is used for private profit? Surely this is the basis of the dispute over the work of Cambridge Analytica, and has to be settled before we put a lot of money into developing all this intangible...

Brexit: Galileo Space Project - Question (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to continue United Kingdom participation in the Galileo space project after Brexit.

Brexit: Galileo Space Project - Question (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the Government have threatened to withdraw their support if we are not a fully participating member and not trusted with all the security arrangements. Does the Minister agree that that saying “If you do not trust us, we will go elsewhere and we want our money back” is an empty threat unless we have a practical alternative? What is that alternative and does it deal with the...

Elections: Personal Data - Question (18 Apr 2018)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent possible abuse of the United Kingdom’s electoral system following the evidence given by Mark Zuckerberg to the United States Senate on 10 April.


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