Baroness Barran contributions to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] 2017-19 to 2019-19


Wed 23rd October 2019 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] (Lords Chamber)
3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
8 interactions (397 words)
Mon 9th September 2019 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] (Lords Chamber)
Carry-over motion (Hansard): House of Lords
3 interactions (74 words)

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL]

(3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords)
(3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords)
(3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords)
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Wednesday 23rd October 2019

(11 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Moved by

Baroness Barran Portrait Baroness Barran - Hansard

That the Bill do now pass.

Baroness Barran Portrait The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Barran) (Con) - Hansard

My Lords, in begging to move that this Bill do now pass, I note my gratitude that this House has recognised the importance of this Bill by supporting the carryover Motion that brought us to Third Reading. Taking up the Bill at this stage also offers me the opportunity to recognise and thank my noble friend Lord Ashton of Hyde for the excellent job he did in taking the Bill through its previous stages, ably supported by my noble friend Lord Younger of Leckie.

As my noble friend Lord Coe reflected at Second Reading, legislation such as the Commonwealth Games Bill provides,

“the crucial framework, foundations, provisions and protections”,—[Official Report, 25/6/19; col. 1019.]

on which the successful and seamless delivery of an event of the scale of the Commonwealth Games relies. I echo that sentiment and am glad that this House has gone about its scrutiny with that in mind.

I also reflect—as I know my noble friend Lord Ashton would have—on the informed and constructive engagement undertaken by this House on the Bill, particularly from the noble Lords, Lord Griffiths and Lord Addington, on the Front Benches opposite. I also thank the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee for its detailed and helpful consideration of the Bill. Finally, my thanks go to the Bill team led by the Bill manager Jo Trapp and deputy Bill manager Tim Dwyer.

I am pleased that, for the first time in my role as a Minister at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, I can touch—albeit briefly—on the truly exciting opportunities created by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It has been a strong feature of the debates on this Bill that the Games are about far more than just two weeks of sport and will unlock opportunities for people across the region and the UK, delivering significant benefits after the 11 days of sport in 2022 are over.

I welcome this House’s great enthusiasm for and interest in the Games, and I fully appreciate the desire of noble Lords to be kept updated as plans progress. Indeed, since we last met, the organising committee has published its annual accounts and its chief executive has written to noble Lords who have spoken on the Bill to update them on the delivery of the Games. I beg to move.

Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Portrait Lord Griffiths of Burry Port (Lab) - Hansard

My Lords, I echo what has been said and warmly second the list of thanks that was offered so well—especially as I was included in it. In addition to those listed, I thank my noble friends Lord Rooker and Lord Hunt. We heard wonderful disquisitions from the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, and I know there will be many more in the future. I have already welcomed the noble Baroness to her post and I very much look forward to working with her, but: she must be very careful in that job because, if she looks to her right, she will see what just might happen to her.

Break in Debate

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Portrait Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab) - Hansard

My Lords, this is too good an opportunity to miss. In thanking the noble Baroness and her colleague for steering the Bill through, I want to put a question to her, as suggested by my noble friend Lord Faulkner. Can she assure me that Kings Heath station will be reopened in time for the Commonwealth Games?

Baroness Barran Portrait Baroness Barran - Hansard

I may have to write to the noble Lord on that.

Bill passed and sent to the Commons.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL]

(Carry-over motion (Hansard): House of Lords)
(Carry-over motion (Hansard): House of Lords)
(Carry-over motion (Hansard): House of Lords)
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Monday 9th September 2019

(1 year ago)

Lords Chamber
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Moved by

Baroness Barran Portrait Baroness Barran - Hansard

To resolve that it is expedient that if the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL]—

(a) has not completed all of its stages by the end of this session of Parliament, and

(b) is reintroduced in the next session of Parliament,

the Bill as reintroduced shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day), be taken pro forma through all of the stages completed in this session.

Motion agreed.