Results 1–20 of 3105 for speaker:Lord Prior of Brampton

Health and Care Bill - Second Reading ( 7 Dec 2021)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, I should first refer to my declaration of interest—in particular, that I am currently chairman of NHS England. Looking down at the noble Lord, Lord Stevens, and also seeing the noble Lord, Lord Adebowale, and the noble Baroness, Lady Harding, I could almost believe we were back at a board meeting at NHS England. I will give the House an idea of the kind of chief executive the...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, I first declare my interest as chairman of UCLH. The Select Committee has produced an outstanding report and I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Patel—I was going to say my noble friend. He is a mentor to not only the noble Lord, Lord Kakkar; I regard him as a mentor to me as well in this place. I make the obvious point: after 70 years, the NHS is still a remarkable institution....

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 8 Jan 2018)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, I am probably not the most objective commentator on this White Paper, having spent most of the past year working on it. However, I echo the words of the noble Lord, Lord Mandelson, who said he hoped that Greg Clark was at No. 10 today to be praised, not buried. I certainly hope that Greg Clark, my right honourable friend in the other place, is indeed back in the department.

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) ( 8 Jan 2018)

Lord Prior of Brampton: I am delighted to hear that. In my view, the White Paper is more of an hors d’oeuvre than a main course: it acknowledges specifically that it is a work in progress and not the final result of our labours. We have not yet won the argument that an industrial strategy should be central to all government policy-making and that, if not addressed, low productivity and low earnings pose...

Industrial Strategy - Statement (27 Nov 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, the reports after the Budget by the IFS, the Resolution Foundation and the OBR posited or forecast stagnant productivity for the next 10 years, following the stagnation of the last 10 years, which is a truly frightening prospect. Only one other country in the world, Japan, has been able to cope with that level of stagnation for so long, and it has a very different society from ours....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Commissioner (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 19 October 2017. The correct answer should have been: On 2 October my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State announced the appointment of Paul Uppal as the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner (SBC). Mr Uppal and his team will provide general advice and information to small businesses on matters such as resolving payment...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Commissioner (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: On 2 October my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State announced the appointment of Paul Uppal as the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner (SBC). Mr Uppal and his team will provide general advice and information to small businesses on matters such as resolving payment disputes, including signposting small businesses through the SBC’s website to existing support and dispute resolution...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Government recognises the important role of nuclear in our energy mix. Last September we signed a deal to build the first new nuclear plant in the UK for over 20 years. Hinkley Point C will provide 3.2 gigawatts low carbon electricity for 60 years, meeting around 7% of the UK’s electricity needs. Further, on 12 October the Government published its Clean Growth Strategy, which...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Utilities (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: In energy the Confidence Code is a Code of Practice to govern independent energy price comparison websites. Ofgem accredits sites to the Code and these must follow key principles in order to operate their service. When customers are presented with options and prices, they have been calculated and are displayed in a fair and unbiased way. Accredited price comparison websites must operate an...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity: Fees and Charges (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: Transmission, distribution and balancing charges are set by network companies in line with the charging methodologies approved by Ofgem, as the independent regulator. Network companies also produce some future estimates of these charges. These include National Grid’s forecasts of Transmission Network Use of System charges for 2018/19 to 2021/22 (available at:...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Emissions Trading Scheme (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Government is considering carefully the potential impacts of a wide range of EU Exit scenarios relating to the EU ETS, both on the system itself and on UK operators covered by the system. This includes consideration of the risks that a mid-Phase exit of the EU ETS could present for UK operators. To ensure a smooth transition and avoid a cliff edge on withdrawal, the UK has proposed to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Emissions Trading Scheme (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: As the Clean Growth Strategy sets out, the Government is considering the UK’s future participation in the EU ETS after our exit from the EU, and we remain firmly committed to carbon pricing as an emissions reduction tool whilst ensuring energy and trade intensive businesses are appropriately protected from any detrimental impacts on competitiveness. Whatever our future relationship with...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: Data on payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes are given in the table below. Year Domestic RHI Non-domestic RHI Total 13/14 0 £54m £54m 14/15 £23m £148m £171m 15/16 £77m £296m £373m 16/17 £92m £454m £546m Based on data to end Aug 2017 In November 2015, the Government confirming a continued budget for the RHI to 2020/21, as set out in...

Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment and Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, these regulations amend the Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015. They make provision for indirectly exempting eligible energy-intensive industries from part of the cost of funding the contracts for difference scheme. They aim to avoid putting these industries at a significant competitive disadvantage. The transition to...

Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment and Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: I thank the noble Baroness and the noble Lord for supporting these regulations. The noble Baroness referred to the balance in recognising that some industries are not able to compete on a level playing field if they are heavily penalised by their electricity costs and that can come into conflict with our decarbonisation policy. She is of course absolutely right that it is a very difficult...

Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, the draft instrument seeks to amend two secondary legislation packages for the capacity market. The powers to make this implementing secondary legislation are found in the Energy Act 2013, which, following scrutiny in the House and the other place, received Royal Assent in December 2013, with cross-party support. The five changes contained in the draft instrument are essentially...

Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, I think that I can thank both the noble Baroness and the noble Lord for supporting the regulations. They are pretty technical and complicated, but they correct perhaps inevitable imperfections in the original legislation passed in 2013. The noble Lord, Lord Grantchester, raised a number of other more profound issues which I hope he will agree do not pertain directly to the matter in...

Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The noble Lord is absolutely right: because it is an intermittent source, it is not eligible for the capacity market. I will have to write to him about whether or not the capacity market itself has brought forward alternative capacity beyond that which I mentioned earlier. Finally, he asked about the statutory review date in the primary legislation. Again, I will have to look and see when...

European Union (Approvals) Bill - Second Reading (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Ludford, and the noble Lord, Lord Mendelsohn, for their broad support for the Bill. I suspect that the noble Baroness knows more about the history of those treaties than I do. I do not know why we require primary legislation: she may have a better guess than I do. But I am glad that she agrees with the substance of the Bill, at any rate. I note the ironies to...

European Union (Approvals) Bill - Second Reading (25 Oct 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: I cannot answer that question today; I will write to the noble Earl. Is the question about the impact on Kosovo of Albania and Serbia joining the EU at some future point?


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