Results 61–80 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

Elections: Personal Data - Question (18 Apr 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I hear what the Minister says, but are the Government listening to the obvious concern from all over that our political integrity is under threat? If the Government were listening, surely our institutions would already have caught up with the much stronger powers of enforcement and regulation such as those of the Financial Conduct Authority, the regulations in place regarding the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their support for the amendment and I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, for adding her name to it. I do not think that her doing so has diminished it in any way at all. In response to the noble Lord, Lord Spicer, standards do help free trade because without them we enter into a race to the bottom. I thank my noble and learned friend Lord Goldsmith for...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, Amendment 214 is about retaining our standards after we leave the EU. These are the standards of the goods and services we consume, the standards that maintain protections for individual and consumer rights, the environment, employment and a whole host of things. These standards underpin what ordinary citizens have come to regard as normal in their everyday life. Quite simply, many...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I feel sorry for the Minister. It must be embarrassing having to speak to a Statement the words of which are largely irrelevant to most people’s concerns. The Chancellor speaks of light at the end of the tunnel. Stagnant wages have eroded the public belief that this light can lead to broad-based prosperity. People believe that all it now does is add to inequality. The Treasury...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: I fear that it was called and there was no response. I am now at Amendment 184.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: Order. Could the noble Baroness tell the Committee to which amendment she is speaking?

Public Services: Corporate Governance of Businesses - Question (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure a high standard of corporate governance at businesses that provide essential public services.

Public Services: Corporate Governance of Businesses - Question (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I hear what the Minister says but this is the second Question we have had this afternoon about public services. Does this not indicate that the system of fines and regulation is just not working? Will the Government introduce a new purpose-driven classification to be adopted by companies which are privately owned but publicly guaranteed, because we have to ensure continuity of their...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (7 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, if this Amendment is agreed, I cannot call Amendments 72 or 73 because of pre-emption.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: I do trust Britain to set its own standards, I just do not want to see them lowered. I am concerned that they will be lowered because of trade negotiations and the give and take that will go on in negotiating withdrawal.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: I would very much welcome setting higher standards and am sure that all noble Lords would do so. My concern is that we should not lower them, because that is one of the rights we should not be giving away.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: The noble Lord is absolutely right and in a later amendment, I will call on the Government to set up institutions which would not accept the European standard but enforce our standards—institutions that are independent of the Government. The importance of independence is illustrated by the fact that the main reason why Ministers are doing something about poor air quality in some of our...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 211, which is in my name and deals with our rights but in a slightly different way. It would ensure that after withdrawal, our rights and protections remain intact by maintaining the standards at home and at work that we have come to expect in our daily life as part of our normal existence, and that those standards would not be sacrificed or lowered in...

Air Quality - Statement (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the Government’s proposal to satisfy the judge means air quality will not comply with EU limits until 2028. I am not sure that everybody else would agree with the judge that that is reasonable. I draw the Minister’s attention to the report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee which came out today, and I declare an interest as a member of that committee. The...

Education and Society - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2017)

Lord Haskel: The most reverend Primate has been a great champion for economic and social justice. To his credit, he was one of the first people to speak up against loan sharks, and this debate reflects his determination and vision in achieving that social justice through educating the whole person. The noble Lord, Lord Sacks, and others have said that education is a key element of our social...

Better Regulation - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Haskel: I can shed a little light on the subject. The letter was from the Minister to the Public Accounts Committee in another place.

Better Regulation - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Haskel: When President Jack Kennedy said that you do politics with the people not to the people, I always thought that what he had in mind was regulation. I agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, when she said that regulation has to be well thought through, well explained and balanced and has to do the job. I add that neither should regulations be an excuse for skeleton Bills or for...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (4 Dec 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the OBR’s Blue Book for this Budget is one of the most depressing that I can remember. My noble friend Lord Tunnicliffe and others have reminded us that the largest change it makes in its forecast is to revise down the trend or potential of productivity. The Minister does not need me to tell him the impact that this will have on our standard of living or the prospects for our...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (21 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: I have to inform the Committee that if this amendment is agreed, I cannot call Amendment 48 because of pre-emption.

Older Persons: Human Rights and Care - Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I too thank my noble friend for moving this Motion. His qualifications date back to his time as director of Age Concern in Scotland. My qualifications simply date back. The numbers are compelling. In this country there are now 11.5 million people over 65 and this figure will be half as much again in 10 years’ time. The Council of Europe is absolutely right to draw this demographic...


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