Former Labour Peer
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I, too, wish to support the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, and the remarks made by several of my colleagues on these Benches. If this board was abolished in this rather casual way, without any suggestion of what should replace it, it would be regarded by writers in the future as a rather cruel joke, in view of the difficulty this area of the workforce has had to obtain...
My Lords, with respect we are faced with an issue of law-
I am sure the noble Baroness would not wish to be unfair to the Government in any respect, but it has been argued that, for example, the doctrine of proportionality is already part of European law and was therefore part of the law in this area before this Bill was ever thought of. The fact that the Government have put in "proportionate" has not produced some fresh or new element; it has...
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 20 July 1977
Left the House of Lords on 9 March 2012 — Died
Party was Labour until 23 Jul 2006; Crossbench until 3 Jul 2007; Other until 11 Jul 2007
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