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1125517
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS: Migrant Workers more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the number of NHS staff recruited from EU member states after Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15612 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Government recognises the need to be able to recruit effectively from abroad and the Immigration White Paper, <em>The UK’s future skills-based immigration system</em>, published in December 2018, sets out the foundation for a single immigration system, where it is workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from. This system will streamline the high-skilled visa route, by removing the Resident Labour Market Test and the Tier 2 Visa Cap. The Home Office is undertaking a programme of engagement to discuss the proposed measures with colleagues across Government and industry, to develop a future immigration system that works for the whole of the United Kingdom.</p><p>The Government wants to support the National Health Service in expanding international recruitment more widely, as this clearly has a role to play to meeting staffing shortages, especially in the short term. Recruitment of doctors and nurses is the responsibility of individual NHS organisations, a number of which do actively recruit from overseas, including from countries in the European Union. However, we also recognise the need to boost our domestic workforce as well. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that, over the next 10 years, the NHS will have the staff it needs so that nurses and doctors are working in a supportive culture that allows them to provide the expert compassionate care they are committed to providing. Details of this will be explored more fully in the forthcoming Interim NHS People Plan.</p><p>The Government has taken steps to ensure that EU citizens can continue to come and work in the NHS once we have left the EU. In March 2019, we put in place legislation that ensures the continued recognition of qualifications from EU countries by all professional regulators covering the health and social care sectors. This means that EU citizens will continue to be able to come and practice in the UK once we have left the EU, even if we leave without a deal.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:54:38.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:54:38.56Z
answering member
4019
label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1125518
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade: Germany more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with Germany. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15613 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>Germany accounts for 10.2% of total UK trade and remains a crucial market for UK goods and services. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Germany amounted to £132.7 billion in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade launched the Export Strategy, through which the Government plans to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35% and make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. Germany will be a priority market for this strategy. We will also continue to promote the UK as a bilateral trading partner, reassuring German businesses that the UK remains open for business and remains an advocate for free trade and open markets.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1126330
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Telephones: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cap on the cost of phone calls between EU member states will apply to UK consumers until the end of any transition period, in the event that a Brexit deal is agreed. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15690 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text Under the draft Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in the UK during the Implementation Period (subject to certain exceptions), including EU law that comes into force during the Implementation Period. That will include the Regulation that caps the cost of phone calls via landline and mobile phone or SMS made from one EU country to another.   more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:51:28.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:51:28.603Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1126331
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Biometrics more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of facial recognition technology. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15691 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>Facial recognition is a fast evolving area of technology with the potential to streamline identity verification and authentication processes across Government and the private sector. When used in the appropriate setting and context, it has proved to be a very reliable and accurate tool.</p><p>Its performance is dependent on a number of variables, from the quality of the images, environmental factors, the specific algorithm used, the thresholds or risk profile applied and many other factors. Possible matches produced by LFR systems are always checked by a human operator before deciding what, if any, action to take.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:18:24.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:18:24.197Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1126332
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Banks: Competition more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to update competition law to allow for shared banking hubs in areas where local bank branches have been closed. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15692 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>Branch closures can be difficult for the communities affected and the Government pays close attention to this issue. However, the decision to close a branch is a commercial one for a firm, and Government does not intervene in those decisions.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is equally clear that as banking providers seek to respond to technological advances and changes in customer behaviour, they must also consider carefully the needs of those who still rely on their local bank branch. Since May 2017, the major high street banks have been signed up to the Access to Banking Standard, which commits them to work with customers and communities to minimise the impact of branch closures and put in place alternative banking services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also supports the Post Office Banking Framework Agreement which enables 99% of the UK’s personal and 95% of the UK’s small business customers to withdraw money, deposit cash and cheques and check balances at any one of the Post Office’s network of 11,500 branches.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While banks do have to comply with competition law, there is no specific regulation that prevents banks from sharing branches or other premises where their strategies align. The Government therefore has no plans to update competition law on this basis. Government does not intervene in these commercial decisions, but will continue to encourage banks to think creatively about how they can ensure that consumers can access a wide range of banking services on a sustainable basis. For example, NatWest, Lloyds Bank and Barclays are trialling shared business banking hubs in 6 locations across the UK in the coming weeks.</p>
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1126727
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the automotive sector of recent announcements by Honda and other car manufacturers of expected job losses in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15744 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>This is a concerning time for the 3,500 workers at the Swindon plant and the many thousands of people employed by companies in Honda UK’s supply chain. The Government will come together to provide support for those affected by this and other decisions.</p><p> </p><p>Despite this disappointing news, government believes that the case for continued investment in the UK is exceptionally strong, and that Honda and our strategic technology priorities are aligned. The UK has some of the best talent in the world and the Government is already investing in future car manufacturing, batteries and electrification infrastructure to ensure the UK retains its world-leading edge. The UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for automotive and other advanced manufacturing. We continue to support individual company investments in technology transition, and we are committed to maintaining and growing our domestic supply chain and highly skilled workforce.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the challenges facing automotive businesses, including the prevailing market conditions in Europe, but strongly believe that companies in automotive and other sectors can continue to take advantage of the UK’s business environment and the opportunities arising from accessing new and developing markets in the UK and overseas.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for the automotive sector. BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with the automotive industry, including bilaterals with manufacturers, interactions via trade associations, and through the Department’s participation in the Automotive Council.</p>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:28:04.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:28:04.5Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1126728
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Defence: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use funds made available from the UK’s contributions to EU defence spending to facilitate an increase in UK defence spending after Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15745 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>The first duty of any Government is the safety and security of the British people at home and abroad. That is why we have committed to spending at least 2% of our GDP on Defence every year of this Parliament. We prioritise our Defence spending to ensure the British people and UK interests are protected. This includes making contributions to support and uphold our international relationships with key partners. As set out in the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Government has offered to cooperate closely on defence and security, as part of an ambitious security partnership, on a case-by-case basis, where of mutual benefit.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-29T12:46:20.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:46:20.03Z
answering member
2000
label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1126729
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the digital communications sector to help companies improve their cyber security measures. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15746 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was created in 2016 as part of the Government's five-year National Cyber Security Strategy. The NCSC was set up to help protect UK critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, develop cyber skills and technology, and provide advice to citizens and organisations. Its vision is to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.</p><p><br>The NCSC provides a single point of contact for private and public sector organisations for all matters relating to cyber security, including digital communication companies.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:02:46.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:02:46.183Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1127018
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Iron and Steel: Import Duties more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a 20 per cent World Trade Organization tariff could have on the UK steel industry, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15779 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
answer text <p>There is no World Trade Organisation tariff on steel – each country sets its own tariff levels as part of being a member of the WTO. The European Union’s most favoured nation (MFN) tariffs for steel, which apply to all third country WTO members without a preferential arrangement, are either zero or very low, and will remain so. In a no deal scenario UK exports to the EU will face the same tariff situation as they currently do, as the EU’s MFN tariffs for most steel products faced by third countries are already bound at zero – meaning that there would be no tariff impact on UK steel exports to the EU. The EU currently also apply safeguard tariffs (at 25%) on steel imports from most third country trade partners, where they fall outside the current tariff rate quotas, to protect the EU steel sector from unforeseen surges in imports. It will be for the EU to decide how these safeguards should apply to the UK in the event of a no-deal exit.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:32:33.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:32:33.783Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1127019
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Renewable Energy more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support projects to develop renewable electricity sources; and whether any plans to build electricity networks with other EU countries could be affected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15780 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>As outlined in the Governments Clean Growth Strategy we are investing around £177 million to further reduce the cost of renewables, including innovation in renewables electricity sources, offshore wind turbine blade technology and foundations. In addition, we have made available £557 million to support further deployment of renewable technologies through our Contract for Difference scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Political Declaration on energy cooperation between the North Seas Countries – focussed on regional coordination in the development of hybrid projects linking offshore windfarms with interconnectors - is a voluntary, intergovernmental initiative outside formal EU structures. Therefore, the UK’s participation is not affected by EU exit. North Seas cooperation is an area with the potential to benefit both UK consumers and business, by facilitating renewable energy and contributing to decarbonisation and security of supply. The UK has brought experience, expertise and leadership to this initiative, and there is no reason that EU exit should change this.</p>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T15:16:14.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:16:14.337Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter