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EU and Russia (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 March 2015)

Lord Elton: My Lords, I must begin by congratulating the noble Earl, Lord Oxford and Asquith, on what I can only describe as an impeccable maiden speech. I hope to hear him very often in future. I also thank my noble friend Lord Tugendhat and his team for an outstanding report from which I have learnt a very great deal—and I have learnt a great deal more from the debate that has followed. I have...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Lord's Resistance Army (24 March 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in bringing Joseph Kony and the leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army to justice.

Afghanistan — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 February 2015)

Richard Benyon: ...Member for Broadland (Mr Simpson) on securing the debate. I first came across him at Sandhurst, where he was chairing a debate entitled “This house would rather be dead than red.” It being the Army, I was instructed to propose the motion, regardless of my views at the time. My hon. Friend spoke with his customary knowledge and intelligence about this difficult issue. He quoted...

Recall of MPs Bill — Report (Continued) (10 February 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...on both sides is partly because in those circumstances the likelihood of a national organisation being the first to come in to the arena and claim to be the accredited campaigner is part of the argument that we would resist. Incidentally, we do not assume, as I think that those who have spoken do, that there will be a huge imbalance on one side, with the poor MP left with only one sort of...

Crime Reduction Policies (22 January 2015)

John McDonnell: ...of urgency about developing that and addressing the present issues. If we can expect such a level of problems, we must make sure a strategy for older prisoners is developed. The Government seem to have resisted that, almost semantically, in some respects—it seems that we have policies, but the Government refuse to accept that that is a strategy. I have never been completely sure why....

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Second Reading (13 January 2015)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: My Lords, my remarks on this Second Reading of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill will pose some critical questions about detailed aspects of the Bill, but they should in no sense be considered to signal opposition to the Bill—quite the contrary. The Government’s case for strengthening current counterterrorism legislation, faced as we are by a whole range of new...

Modern Slavery Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (8 December 2014)

Baroness Cox: My Lords, I rise to speak to Amendments 67, 72, 73, 74, 77 and 105, which seek to incorporate into the Bill the international dimension of modern slavery, which is currently missing—as has been highlighted by other noble Lords—although it was highlighted by the Home Secretary in the foreword to the Government’s recently published and very helpful Modern Slavery Strategy. The...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (17 November 2014)

Baroness Cox: My Lords, it is a great pleasure and privilege to congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Chisholm of Owlpen, on her superb maiden speech. It was a powerful, moving and very constructive response to the important Bill before us today. As someone with a nursing background myself, it is an especial delight to welcome another former nurse to your Lordships’ House. As the noble Baroness was...

ISIL: Iraq and Syria — Statement (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bach, for his support for the Government’s position and for the measured and serious response that he always achieves in these matters. The noble Lord asked whether I would add my thanks and recognition for the work of the staff of the British Council. I am only too pleased to do so. All those who serve us in these capacities in situations of...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014)

Lord Bach: ...the perilous action with skill, courage and their characteristic devotion to duty—and, of course, our hearts should be with the families who they leave behind. As for ground troops, our view is that the Government are right to resist putting substantial combat forces back into Iraq. There does not seem to be much public or parliamentary support for such action. But, as importantly,...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] — Committee (9 July 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: My Lords, both the amendments in this group deal with an issue that was raised at Second Reading by a number of noble Lords, including the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, and the noble Baroness, Lady Dean. That issue is whether the family of a deceased person should be able to bring a complaint on their behalf or to continue a complaint where it was made before the person died. It is clear that...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs: Backbench Business — Protecting Children in Conflict (3 July 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: .... What I saw there still resonates with me today. I went to the camps for internally displaced people in the north. That was at the beginning of the peace talks between the Government and the Lord’s Resistance Army, and there were about 1.5 million people living in the camps. I heard horrific stories about child soldiers who had been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army. More...

First World War — Motion to Take Note (25 June 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: My Lords, the centenary of this terrible war is important for three reasons. One is the sheer scale of the sacrifice: 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded across the globe; more than 1 million dead from Britain and her then empire and Commonwealth; and barely a family or community left untouched. Another reason to commemorate is that, with the passing of Henry Allingham, Harry Patch and...

Armed Forces — Motion to Take Note (23 June 2014)

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for the Motion, and I join other noble Lords in the comments about the commemoration of the First World War. So many of us in this House had relatives in that war; I had an uncle who died as a young volunteer at 17 years old in the First World War. We must answer the question, “What is the purpose of our Armed Forces?”, before...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (23 June 2014)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: My Lords, I declare an interest as chairman of the Association of Military Court Advocates, which had the opportunity of discussing the Bill a week ago at a seminar at the Honourable Artillery Company premises in the City. Dr Susan Atkins was right to draw attention to the scandals involving personnel in the BBC, the NHS and the police service in her 2013 report. They do not need repeating,...

Middle East: Jihadism — Question for Short Debate (19 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ahmed: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Dykes, for securing this timely and important debate. It is my pleasure to follow such distinguished and learned noble Lords. I put down my name in this debate to seek some knowledge. I am neither an Arab nor indigenous English, and jihadism for me is difficult to understand, as “jihad” is in Arabic and “Islamism” is in...

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (17 June 2014)

The Earl of Sandwich: My Lords, this has been a fascinating learning exercise for me, and I think for other people involved. The chairman has given us an upbeat introduction; I hope and think that he is not being overoptimistic, but that is his characteristic. It has been a privilege to work with him, not only because of his extensive knowledge of the EU and the United States but because he has been such good...

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Iraq — Statement (16 June 2014)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat a Statement made earlier today in another place by my right honourable friend the Foreign Secretary on Iraq and on last week’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Statement is as follows. “Mr Speaker, with permission, I will make a Statement on Iraq and update the House on the outcome of last week’s...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord’s Resistance Army (12 June 2014)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reports that Joseph Kony and senior members of the Lord’s Resistance Army are hiding in a Sudanese-controlled area of a disputed enclave bordering the Central African Republic.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord’s Resistance Army (12 June 2014)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that senior Lord’s Resistance Army commanders are gathered in the north-east of the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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