Lord Berkeley of Knighton

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • North East Ambulance Service - Commons Urgent Question 23 May 2022

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that we have to be much more proactive in encouraging people to have the courage to be whistleblowers? It is the only way we are going to learn. Secondly, should we not outlaw NDAs of this sort, so that they cannot suppress information that is vital to the well-being of society? I agree with the previous speaker who said that we need to change the culture...
  • Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 65 8 Mar 2022

    My Lords, I will make a few comments to amplify the remarks of my noble friend Lady Meacher. I have just been reading a most remarkable book by a doctor, who as an eight or nine year-old child escaped from Afghanistan to try to realise his vision of becoming a doctor and thus being able to support his family back in Afghanistan. In trying to secure a voyage here, the bureaucracy of our...
  • Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 174 10 Feb 2022

    My Lords, it is a pleasure and privilege to make this trio of noble Lords—of naughty boys—into a quartet led by the noble Lord, Lord Wallace, because I strongly support all the points that have been made. On this occasion, I am talking not about people with millions of pounds, but about domestic workers, mentioned in the amendment from the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee. Here, there is...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 March 2013

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