Results 1-20 of 1,470 for speaker:Lord Dholakia
- Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] — Second Reading (20 May 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, this morning I visited the offices of NACRO, the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders-I declare an interest as its president-to listen to a speech by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on victims, the rehabilitation of offenders, and crime. I am delighted that the rehabilitation of prisoners remains at the heart of the coalition Government. I welcome the...
- Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (9 May 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I am delighted that the gracious Speech contains measures to reduce crime and protect national security. As one who promoted the legislation on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act in my Private Member’s Bill, I welcome the coalition Government’s intention further to legislate for reforms in the way in which offenders are rehabilitated in England and Wales. I congratulate...
- Police: Racism — Question (25 April 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I thank the Minister for a very helpful Answer. Does he not agree that, 20 years after Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death and after the Macpherson report on institutional racism, it is time to look at this issue again? In particular, does he not agree that it would be right to ask HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to undertake a thematic review of race relations policies to see...
- Crime: British Victims Abroad — Question (23 April 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, does the same position apply in relation to British citizens who are dual nationals?
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Commons Reasons and Amendments (22 April 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I indicated that earlier, but I gave way to the noble Lord, Lord Deben, because I thought he made a very important contribution. I am delighted to contribute on this amendment and I support the point of view that has been expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Parekh. I served on the former Commission for Racial Equality and its predecessor bodies from its inception in 1965 until 1994, a...
- Bangladesh: Riots — Question (14 March 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I welcome the statement of the noble Baroness. I draw to her attention that yesterday I met a deputation of some of the minority organisations based in this country, who clearly identified the role of fundamentalist organisations such as Jamaat-e-Islami and the fanatical student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir. They are the people who are perpetrating a substantial amount of crime...
- European Convention on Human Rights — Question (7 March 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for his clear and concise Answer to the noble Lord, Lord Clinton-Davis. Does he accept that Britain has an enviable record in promoting human rights and the rule of law throughout the world? What sort of response does he think he would get from people like Mugabe if we were to withdraw at this stage from the provisions of human rights legislation in this country?
- Death Penalty — Question (26 February 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I declare an interest as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Abolition of the Death Penalty. In that capacity last week, I visited South Sudan and Tanzania. What is being done, first, through the Commonwealth Secretariat and, secondly, through bodies such as CHOGM to impress upon Commonwealth countries to sign Resolution 44/128 of the 1989 United Nations resolution...
- Police Integrity — Statement (12 February 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, as one who was a member of the former Police Complaints Authority who now serves on the small review group looking at serious cases for the IPCC, I welcome what the Minister has just announced. Perhaps I may ask him two questions. The first relates to the point raised by the noble Lord, Lord Condon, about the implications of a transfer of resources from local areas to the IPCC. Has...
- European Council — Statement (11 February 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for repeating the Statement in your Lordships' House. Perhaps I may say how much we welcome the Statement, and in particular the fact that research and university budgets have not been affected. At a time of economic recession, when national and household budgets are shrinking, it is right that the European budget should reflect the gravity of the situation....
- Iraq: Camp Liberty — Question (21 January 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that one of the problems we have is that the United Nations has not granted Camp Liberty the status of a refugee camp? It that were granted, would it not be possible to have adequate medical facilities and for water, sewerage et cetera to be resolved? At the same time, the status of Camp Ashraf could be looked at because the property of individuals is...
- Written Answers — House of Lords: Justice: Age of Criminal Responsibility (15 January 2013)
Lord Dholakia: To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparisons they have made between the age of criminal responsibility in the United Kingdom and that in each country of Europe.
- Public Libraries — Question (10 January 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I follow on from the previous question about the closure of libraries, particularly in the most deprived areas where minorities have settled. Does my noble friend agree that when we are emphasising to people the need to learn more about English and the history of our country, to deprive them of that knowledge, at the same time, could be very counter-productive?
- Ibrahim Magag: Disappearance — Private Notice Question (8 January 2013)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, Parliament rightly put TPIMs at the heart of our intelligence, but in the case of Ibrahim Magag they obviously did not work. Is the Minister satisfied that the system, particularly the machinery and equipment available, is adequate for the operation? If not, what further improvements are necessary?
- Local Government: Provisional Finance Settlement — Statement (19 December 2012)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, we on the Liberal Democrat Benches wish to associate ourselves with the tributes paid to staff. This is one of the few occasions on which we all come together and speak with one voice. Visitors marvel at the courtesy, help and often humour they receive from the time they enter Peers' Entrance to the time they leave. We thank our staff for the service that they provide throughout the...
- Older People: Their Place and Contribution in Society — Motion to Take Note (14 December 2012)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, I thank the most reverend Primate for this debate. We from this side of the House wish him a happy and active retirement. Prominent persons are often remembered for their failures but in this case history will judge him as a kind, caring and compassionate individual. I wish to bring a different strand to this particular debate, about the contribution and place of black and ethnic...
- Immigration: Home Office Meetings — Question (3 December 2012)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, at my noble friend's next meeting with the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, will he insist on records being kept of cases of domestic violence where there is evidence that judicial decisions on permanent settlement have been overridden by the Executive?
- UK Border Agency — Question (27 November 2012)
Lord Dholakia: My Lords, does the UKBA await the outcome of court judgments on domestic violence cases before the right to settle in the UK is granted? Is the Home Secretary consulted before the UKBA exercises such authority over judicial decisions?