My Lords, I wish to make two brief points which I have made before but which I do not think find much favour in the House. I notice that sub-paragraph (2) of the implementation report states that the House of Lords Commission is responsible for supervising, “the arrangements relating to financial support for members”. However, if you look further into these recommendations, you do...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the Government of Turkey regarding the recent detention and dismissal of personnel working for the judicial services.
I thank the noble Baroness for her reply. The position of an opposition when you have a military coup is particularly difficult. The CHP, which is the successor party to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has drawn attention to the fact that the judges are, “one of the last remaining independent organs of the state”. The mass dismissal of judges and of other public servants is extremely...
Entered the House of Lords on 31 October 2013
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