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Results 1–20 of 3824 for speaker:Lord Anderson of Swansea

International Development: Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (6 Feb 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, apart from the grants, which the Minister mentioned, are there any circumstances in which our aid will be reduced or postponed as a result of gross religious persecution, which, as the recent Open Doors report shows, is increasing throughout the world? Can she give specific examples of this? If not, it is clearly inconsistent with the Government’s acceptance of the Bishop of...

Wales: European Structural Funds - Question for Short Debate (5 Feb 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, I welcome to the Front Bench the noble Baroness, Lady Bloomfield, and I warmly congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, my noble friend, on his initiative. He is well aware that there is a danger of the Government replying that the debate is premature, that the details of the new fund will be announced later, and that in any event, finance will be part of the comprehensive spending...

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] - Second Reading (5 Feb 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, the Minister based his speech on what he termed realism, and he gave a number of figures to that effect. I think he was less sure-footed on the points of principle and where dangers or problems might possibly arise from the trend that he now accepts—although I say from the start that I broadly accept the case for the Bill. Your Lordships will be aware of the ecclesiastical law...

Children in Care - Question (3 Feb 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, what priority is given in the guidance to placing children near their homes?

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, I adopt the wise words of the noble Lords, Lord Oates, Lord Warner and Lord Kerslake, and echo what they said about the danger of rerunning Windrush and about the fallibility of government computer systems, which we have seen in many cases. I will add only one further point. I had the honour to serve, during the last Session, on your Lordships’ EU Justice Sub-Committee, ably...

D-day Landings Memorial: Education - Question (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: Congratulations are due, but does the Minister agree that, apart from our dwindling band of veterans and their families, a major target group of visitors must be local people in Normandy, particularly French schoolchildren? Will she therefore ensure that all the material is bilingual and uses, so far as is possible, memories of those who were there at the time? Having been a student working...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (7 Jan 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, there is no doubt either that our leaving the European Union will have profound effects across the board, particularly on our external relations, or that these effects will be felt for several decades to come. I concede, of course, that the scale of these effects will depend in part on the coming negotiations, for example on the proposed free trade area with the European Union. Will...

Middle East: Security Update - Statement (7 Jan 2020)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, no one here mourns the death of such a man of blood. It is understandable that the Foreign Secretary called for restraint and de-escalation, but does the Minister agree that, in situations such as this, it is often helpful to try to imagine what would happen if the reverse were true? For example, if a US Vice-President or Secretary of State were assassinated by an Iranian or an...

Universities: Anti-Semitism - Question (4 Nov 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, while applauding the record of the Minister in this field and welcoming her to the Front Bench, may I ask her whether she agrees that commitment to this definition is a good badge of one’s commitment to human rights and anti-Semitism generally? What reasons, if any, are advanced by those defaulting institutions?

National Health Service: Pensions Tax - Question (30 Oct 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, can urgent action be taken in respect of the doctors’ scheme without having an effect on other schemes of a similar nature?

Sharia Law: Marriages - Question (23 Oct 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, the Minister may understand the concern, but the question is what the Government are going to do about it, having set up this commission. Are they content with a situation where, under sharia courts, women are constantly discriminated against in terms both of inheritance and particularly evidence, the weight of their evidence being half that of a man’s?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: Does the noble Lord at least accept the possibility that the people have changed their mind after a snapshot vote?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (15 Oct 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, I fully agree with the well-deserved tribute that the noble Lord has paid to the noble Earl, Lord Howe. I recall from when he has talked about our naval power that, some 25 years or so ago, we were debating 40 frigates and destroyers within our fleet. We now have about 20 and yet, somehow, we still talk of enhancing our “global role”—in which, surely, the Royal Navy should be...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (15 Oct 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: If I may correct my noble friend on one thing, Sir Anthony Meyer was my former boss in the Foreign Office and a former Conservative MP for Eton and Slough. My noble friend means Sir Christopher Meyer.

Hong Kong: Emergency Powers - Private Notice Question (7 Oct 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, to avoid the ultimate disaster of intervention by the People’s Liberation Army, and to give all sides a ladder down which to climb without losing face, is there, in the judgment of the Government, any prospect of outside conciliation or conciliation by respected individuals?

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill - Question (7 Oct 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, how do the Government respond to the claim that there is a loophole in current modern slavery legislation that is being exploited by county lines networks and that allows young people to pose as victims when in fact they are not?

Hong Kong - Private Notice Question (3 Sep 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, much of the prosperity of Hong Kong depends on confidence. Is there not clear evidence now that much of the business community has been relocated or is considering relocating to Singapore, which would be much against the interests of the Government of China? Are we not making it clear to China that to be in breach of the joint agreement is to be in breach of its interests in this matter?

Council of Europe: House of Lords Members’ Contribution - Question for Short Debate (24 Jul 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, the noble Lord has drafted the Question very narrowly indeed. I shall follow him in not confining myself to the narrow part of it. I recall a programme on BBC Wales called “Wales at Westminster”. Every three months or so, every single Welsh MP had the opportunity to sum up the work of his or her colleagues. Woe betide any Member who omitted the name of one of his colleagues at...

FCO Support for Persecuted Christians - Question (24 Jul 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, in Syria, Christians are afraid to enter UNHCR camps because of violence against them, and there is also violence in the camps in Germany, yet the Government accept only refugees from those camps, unlike Belgium and Australia. The result is that in the first quarter of 2018, no Christians from Syria were accepted in this country and the Government have steadfastly refused to give...

Palestine: United States’ Peace to Prosperity Economic Plan - Question for Short Debate (18 Jul 2019)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My Lords, like the noble Lord, Lord Cope, I have tried to follow the initiatives for peace between Israel and Palestine over the past 50 years. Sometimes, as he said, there appear to be signs of hope, as under Prime Ministers Rabin and Olmert, and in the early years of the Obama Administration. Some plans have begun by addressing the core issues—Jerusalem, borders and refugees—and others...

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