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02/03/2017 04:30 PM
Andrew speaks during debate on the Report from the European Union Committee, Brexit: the options for trade (5th Report)
Advocating that we "think more outside the box" as we prepare to exit the European Union, Andrew said: " Brexit is a real opportunity for new thinking about the opportunities now presenting themselves in a digitised world that exists outside traditional silos. To grasp it, we all need a real change of mindset, both in Europe and in this country".
Read more here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2017-03-02/debates/E90E4BAA-D11A-478C-8AA8-3EDDA827DA9B/BrexitOptionsForTrade(EUCReport)#contribution-13D899A8-D5EA-4304-B05F-769FA810AD79
20/02/2017 03:47 PM
Andrew speaks during the European Union (Withdrawal Bill)
Saying "[t]oday, our children are a nation not of shopkeepers but of entrepreneurs," he emphasised that this is a great opportunity to repeal some of the bureaucracy that holds our country back.
Read more here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2017-02-20/debates/30224DBB-4C77-4D65-A591-699EB7F99981/EuropeanUnion(NotificationOfWithdrawal)Bill#contribution-D8548901-6907-40DB-A64F-290F9A800B6C
12/01/2017 11:11 AM
Lord Mawson speaks in debate on the annual State of the North Report
Andrew, focussing on the heart of the matter, in the debate on the Institute for Public Policy Research’s annual State of the North report, and the case for equality of opportunity and sustainable productivity, in the House of Lords, on the 12th January, said, whilst welcoming the report: " [the report] does not pay enough attention to the details of the business and social entrepreneurs actually doing the job on the ground."
Drawing on his involvement in the Olympics and its legacy in east London, Andrew declared: " I have discovered that today there is still one story at 60,000 feet in Whitehall—about how we have successfully used this event to regenerate the east London economy—and quite another story to be told, on the ground, about what made the fine words and statements deliver in practice."
Read more here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2017-01-12/debates/8F357833-F6D4-40BF-8364-D527CAD0DF5C/NorthernEnglandOpportunityAndProductivity
14/07/2016 02:17 PM
Debate on the causes of poverty in the United Kingdom
Noting that the "electorate have given us a clear message to engage with them, " Andrew stressed the "generators of poverty in challenging communities across this country is the systems, structures and very processes of government and our continuing inability to encourage joined-up thinking and action in local communities." Describing how working together and overcoming bureaucracy's inherent intransigent nature can unite communities to lift themselves out of poverty and transform areas and lives Andrew said: "it is time to grasp the nettle" and begin the process of "joined-up thinking."
Read more here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-07-14/debates/16071437000288/Poverty#contribution-16071439000026
29/04/2016 09:50 AM
Debate on building a stronger economy
Lord Mawson suggests: "one reason the young are increasingly disenchanted with representative democracy is precisely because they can see that Governments of differing complexions—no matter what US Presidents say—seem incapable of delivering the integrated and joined-up world they want to live in," as he took part in a debate on building a stronger economy, Thursday 28th April. Read more:
02/03/2016 01:21 PM
Debate on the European Union Referendum
Taking part in the highly-charged debate on the European Union Referendum Andrew emphasised "Diversity, not uniformity, is the spice of life." Calling for more humility on all sides of the argument Andrew declared: "[t]he electorate need practical examples of how the EU will work successfully, not large meaningless numbers and spin," something "they do not believe ..."
Read more here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/160302-0002.htm#16030294000099