Canlyniadau 161–180 o 3759 ar gyfer speaker:Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I hope the noble Lord, Lord Cameron, and myself will be able to take on the challenge of the thistle. I reassure the noble Lord that there have been official-level discussions on these matters, as you would expect. I am afraid that it would not be appropriate to provide a running commentary, but I will update the House in the coming months on the outcome of this work.

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I have no idea about the costs of those endeavours. However, I have no doubt that Scottish taxpayers will reflect on whether they were a good use of funds and whether the Government in Scotland should not be concentrating on the things that they are responsible for: health, education, social care and other matters.

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I agree with the noble Lord. There are well-established arrangements that underpin intergovernmental relationships. They do not always work. They are led by DLUHC, and I believe Brendan Threlfall is the director-general, working under Minister Gove. A recent good example would be the work together on green freeports—where there is overlap —with both the Inverness and Cromarty Firth...

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I can only agree with my noble friend, but I think it is a matter for Scottish taxpayers. I look forward with interest to the coming months and years. We need to try to work well together and be clear about the rules, but they were perhaps not perfect at the start.

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I actually think that the joint committees are important and give a sort of discipline to business. Where I am with the noble Baroness is that it is actually important, on specific bits of policy, to work together with the devolved Administrations. Certainly, in the areas that I deal with, I really try to do that—with things like borders, for example; the country is borderless, so it is...

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I do not recognise that as a description of the UK Government. I have tried to explain that we are taking a responsible approach. The UK Government make very large sums of money available to the Scottish Government—quite rightly—and it is for both countries to make sure that they are spending money well, in the interests of their citizens, in all sorts of different ways on which we have...

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I hear what the noble Lord says, but these are matters for the Scottish Government to answer. No doubt Scottish taxpayers will reflect on whether the donation to UNRWA was justified.

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I think that the way in which the Cabinet is organised and the responsibilities of different Ministers is very much a matter for the Prime Minister, but I am glad that we have a new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Scotland Office. He has been an MSP, and I think that that will bring a new dimension to our discussions on this important subject.

Scottish Government: Devolved Competences - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I have not seen that report. Of course, agriculture is devolved to Scotland, and it is Scotland’s choice, if it wants to do things in a different way. I think that we need to move forward on the new basis. I have nothing further to say.

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: As set out in its terms of reference, the Covid inquiry will examine, consider and report on preparations for and the response to the pandemic. We expect the inquiry to explore comprehensively the questions asked by my noble friend, identify lessons learned, and inform economic and other preparations for future pandemics.

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, the pandemic was an unprecedented event, and the UK Government came together very well to deliver an unprecedented response to save lives and livelihoods and keep people safe. It is for the inquiry, with the benefit of hindsight, to determine whether the decisions to lock down were appropriate and timely and to advise on lessons for the future, such as on cost-benefit. I cannot...

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I note what the noble Lord says. It is important that these issues are considered fully from every angle. That is why the Government set up the Covid inquiry and why it is looking into many areas.

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I look forward to the results of the inquiry on these points. We expect to get some findings from module 1 in the not-too-distant future, and module 2 looks at a lot of the points that my noble friend has mentioned.

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I agree that hard evidence is important and I too value academic studies. A lot of academic studies and reviews of the pandemic in other countries have already been published and are generally available. We are focusing on responding to the Covid inquiry. Clearly, we hope that it will cover all these different points and make sure that future pandemics are tackled as expeditiously and as well...

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I thank the noble Lord for his wise observations. I would observe that the health of the economy and the health of the population tend to go in tandem, and that was one of the things that we noted during the pandemic. However, I come back to my point that the inquiry needs to look at these things for us. We need to learn the lessons and look at evidence objectively.

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I cannot accept that conclusion. Due diligence was carried out on all companies that were referred to the Department of Health and Social Care, and companies were subject to the same checks. However, module 5 of the inquiry will look at procurement. The noble Baroness and I worked on changes to the Procurement Act, not least to bring in a higher degree of transparency and to make sure that we...

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: That is more a matter for the Department of Health and Social Care than for me, but module 4 will look at vaccines, therapeutics and antiviral treatments across the UK. It is a public inquiry, and it is legitimate for people to make points from different perspectives. I welcome those, and I welcome the openness of this debate.

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: As it happens, I listened to Dame Kate Bingham, who we can all agree did such a good job with the Vaccine Taskforce. The decision on the Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre, which I think the noble Lord refers to, was made by the board of directors, but I should mention all the other things that have been going on to make sure that we have future access to vaccines. There is a 10-year...

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: I very much agree with my noble friend about the importance of looking after the poorest in society and I hope that it will be a focus of the inquiry, particularly in its module on the care sector. More broadly, my noble friend makes good points. The Government did a lot, but the question is how we can do the very best in future.

Ministers: Legal Costs - Question (12 Maw 2024)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My Lords, in line with established practice under multiple Administrations of all political colours, Ministers are provided with legal support and representation where matters relate to their conduct and responsibilities as a Minister. As set out in Chapter 6 of the Cabinet Manual, Ministers are “indemnified by the Crown for any actions taken against them for things done or decisions made...


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