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Covid-19 Update - Statement (13 May 2021)

Baroness Sheehan: ...only way to make ourselves safe is to make everyone safe. This means that the whole world must have access to Covid vaccines. The Biden Administration accept this logic and are supporting the TRIPS waiver proposal to the WTO for the temporary suspension of IP rights and other barriers to allow all countries—rich and poor—to produce their own vaccines. Can I ask the noble Baroness the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (12 May 2021)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: ...this pandemic is that poorer countries cannot rely on the largesse of richer ones; for the future they need their own vaccine capacity. They need access to raw materials and technology, and the waiver of intellectual property rights. We know the well-rehearsed arguments against waiver. First, it is bad for innovation; companies must retain intellectual property rights because without...

UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement - Question (29 Apr 2021)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: ...on 24 March that he wanted the Government to help so, in that spirit, as we move into the next phase of our relationship with the EU, will the Government now negotiate with the EU a bespoke visa-waiver agreement for our brilliant creative industries?

Government Support for India (28 Apr 2021)

Chris Law: ...UK has been able to offer some support to India, but what assistance is being provided on vaccines to prevent further covid waves across the country? Furthermore, will the UK Government support a waiver to overcome intellectual property barriers, so that developing countries have much-needed access to vaccines and we do not see what is happening in India replicated elsewhere? Finally,...

Post Office Court of Appeal Judgment (27 Apr 2021)

Paul Scully: There are universal access provisions for the Post Office. Although, yes, we are giving them a network waiver because of the effect of covid at the moment, we will make sure that we are up to 11,500 post offices across the country, with access criteria to ensure that the most vulnerable are closest to a post office and have those services that add such social value to their communities.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Greenhalgh: ...available at: EU Settlement Scheme statistics - GOV.UK ( The Impact Assessment for the EU Settlement Scheme (March 2019) is available at: The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Refund, Waiver and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ( This discussed the assumptions, risks, uncertainties and exclusions surrounding its estimate of eligible citizens and made...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Vaccination (22 Apr 2021)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to support a waiver on intellectual property right rules for covid-19 vaccines to facilitate global vaccine roll out.

Domestic Abuse Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion F (21 Apr 2021)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...victims from their immigration status in the revised amendment. However, the Government still do not think that this amendment would provide an appropriate way forward. The notion of an automatic waiver of the no recourse to public funds condition raises some concerns. Furthermore, I highlight to noble Lords that, like its predecessor, this revised amendment will inevitably also involve a...

CPTPP — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Apr 2021)

Steven Baker: ...course a matter of acute interest to all Members of this House. It raises them in the region; that needs to be understood. It has environmental provisions, including ensuring that there can be no waivers or derogations, for trade advantage, from any environmental standards. The agreement protects individual nations’ right to regulate. Of course, it does not need to be elaborated...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality and English Language: Assessments (20 Apr 2021)

Kevin Foster: waive these requirements if a person’s physical or mental condition means it would be unreasonable for them to have to pass the test or learn English. Applicants must submit a medical waiver form completed by a medical practitioner to support their request for exemption from these requirements. Unless the requirement is met because the applicant is a national of a majority...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Citizenship: Northern Ireland (15 Apr 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...the UK. As such there has been no assessment of the potential merits of waiving the citizenship application fee for Irish citizens resident in Northern Ireland applying for British citizenship. Fee waivers, exceptions and reductions are not extended to citizenship applications, except in very limited circumstances. We keep our fees for immigration and nationality applications under review...

Backbench Business: Immigration and Nationality Application Fees — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (25 Mar 2021)

Meg Hillier: ...and young people in this country are caught in a trap not of their own making. I pay particular tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Edmonton (Kate Osamor), who raised the issue of the fee waiver application cost and its complications, with people being pushed into debt; my hon. Friend the Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes); and the hon. Member for Ruislip, Northwood...

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland - Question (25 Mar 2021)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...grace periods? Without them there would be shortages of food and no medicines in Northern Ireland. Banning British sausages in Belfast hardly strengthens the Good Friday agreement, but a temporary waiver is not a permanent solution to these problems. Is he confident that there is sufficient flexibility and potential easements in the protocol for a permanent solution, or is it going to...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Entertainers: EU Countries (25 Mar 2021)

Bob Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of negotiating a bespoke visa waiver agreement with the EU exempting touring musicians, performers, creative teams and crews from needing to obtain a visa when seeking paid work.

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Duty to limit noise impacts (22 Mar 2021)

Jim Shannon: ...the rule for the summer and winter seasons in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic—exceptional times, without a doubt. I absolutely support the Government in their move to make a similar waiver through the use of these temporary powers. Our airline industry is in dire need of support and help—I know the Minister has been very responsive to that and I thank him for it—not only in...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Entertainers: EU Countries (22 Mar 2021)

Baroness Barran: ...not include touring but only ‘ad-hoc performances’, did not include technical staff, and did not address work permits. The EU’s proposals were also part of a wider package, including a visa-waiver for all EU citizens that was not consistent with the manifesto commitment to take back control of our borders. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement allows the UK to determine whether...

UK-EU Trade - Question (18 Mar 2021)

the Earl of Clancarty: ...already been lost and tours cancelled as a result of the lack of suitable arrangements in the TCA. Is the Minister aware that the main ask of the performing arts is for a separate, bespoke visa waiver agreement, which would go a long way to resolving key concerns? Will he promise to discuss such an agreement with Maroš Šefčovič at the earliest opportunity?

Health and Social Care Update (18 Mar 2021)

Mary Foy: ...and other health technologies because of intellectual property restrictions and pharmaceutical monopolies that prevent open technology sharing. Will the Government now commit to supporting a waiver of covid-19-related patents at the World Trade Organisation, or is artificially limiting vaccine supply official Government policy?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Work Permit-free Travel: Musicians and Performers (18 Mar 2021)

Barbara Keeley: ...the lifting of lockdown restrictions, with little time left to negotiate bilateral agreements. Can the Minister confirm that Ministers are talking to their EU counterparts about securing visa waivers to allow our musicians to tour Europe freely when restrictions are lifted?

Commonwealth Day 2021 — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (16 Mar 2021)

Bell Ribeiro-Addy:, because we refuse to make allowances on our immigration legislation. It would also have been appropriate for the Government to stand fully behind Commonwealth nations and others for a waiver to access much-needed vaccines and treatments during the covid crisis. Sadly, that opportunity to combat inequalities in global vaccine distribution was missed, and I fear that it will only...

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