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Results 1–20 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Andrew Dismore

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Health Care in London (9 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: The Minister of State, Department of Health, made it pretty clear earlier that Whittington A and E department is safe. Will my hon. Friend make the same pledge regarding the Royal Free?

Crime and Security Bill: New Clause 1 — Retention, destruction and use of fingerprints and samples (8 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I rise to speak to my Committee's report on this part of the Bill and the amendments in my name that have been tabled on behalf of that Committee. We have had extensive correspondence with my right hon. Friend the Minister and his predecessors on the retention of DNA, most recently, of course, in light of the Marper case. It might be useful to remind Members of what the Grand Chamber said in...

Prayers: Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Reports) Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I am becoming increasingly worried by my right hon. Friend's contribution. He will not know this, but I was one of the solicitors involved in the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, which I think is getting on for 30 years ago now. I dealt with a number of cases and I remember the conclusions of Mr. Justice Sheen and the difficulties of litigation. Claims for compensation are irrelevant, because they...

Prayers: Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I greatly support the aims of the hon. Gentleman's Bill. Does he know what proportion of care homes have banned pets? I certainly agree with him about the importance of the matter, having recently visited a home in my constituency. An animal is not just good for the owner but becomes adopted by the care home as a whole and provides support and comfort for all the residents.

Prayers: Care Homes and Sheltered Accommodation (Domestic Pets) Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: As I said, I support the hon. Gentleman's Bill, but I have a little trouble with the wording of this aspect of it. In Committee, will he consider including the size of animals or the breeds of dogs? He mentioned that a giant rottweiler is not exactly the same as a Yorkshire terrier, so perhaps that provision needs a little tidying up, because a dog is a dog-it could be very small or very big.

Prayers: Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: Perhaps I can raise a different point and get my hon. Friend off the petrol issue. I am here to support his Bill, but one of the issues in relation to supermarkets is suppliers from the developing world. Bearing in mind that we are in Fairtrade fortnight, does my hon. Friend consider that his Bill does anything to support developing-world suppliers, which often get a raw deal from supermarkets?

Prayers: Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill (5 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: Surely the real issue is the inequality of arms between a small supplier and a mega-multinational supermarket. The supermarket is of course entitled to know the case that it has to meet, but that does not necessitate the identification of the individual who has made the complaint, who could be eaten up alive by the giant power of the supermarkets. What is important is that the supermarkets...

Prayers (5 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I beg to move, That the House sit in private. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 163). Question negatived.

Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements): Schedule 2 — Consequential amendments and transitional provision relating to Part 1 (2 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I do not want to say a great deal, but I do want to say something about chapter 4, which deals with Crown employment nationality provisions. I did not have a chance to address the matter when we considered my amendments in Committee, because of the guillotine that was operating. The extent to which the Bill has been subject to guillotine motions throughout its progress is regrettable, as it...

Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements): Clause 59 — Demonstrations etc in the vicinity of Parliament (2 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: Although we all agree about the problem of loudspeaker noise, one of my concerns is that when we have tried to legislate regarding protest in Parliament square in the past, we have made mistakes and all sorts of things have ended up going wrong. Would there be any fallout for other forms of broadcast noise in Parliament square if these amendments were made? Would anything else be...

Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements): Clause 59 — Demonstrations etc in the vicinity of Parliament (2 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I wish to discuss amendments 24, 25 and 26, which stand in my name on behalf of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and I draw the attention of hon. Members to our report that has been tagged for this debate. Not only were the amendments part of our scrutiny report on this Bill, but they give effect in large part to what we had to say in our report on policing and protest. First, I shall...

Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements): Clause 59 — Demonstrations etc in the vicinity of Parliament (2 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I recall that when we discussed policing and protest in Westminster Hall on the basis of my Committee's report, the hon. Gentleman endorsed the consensus view that there should be no surprises in respect of policing and protest. Is not what he is proposing here likely to lead to that very problem of surprise action by the police? It does not encourage what he and I would like to...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part]: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (1 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: This is our fifth debate on control order renewal. There is a risk of temporary measures becoming permanent, and that is one of my main concerns about how control orders have developed. The Joint Committee on Human Rights, which I chair, accepts that there is a positive obligation on the state to protect us all against terrorism, but it is becoming increasingly clear, year on year, that the...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part]: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (1 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: Yes, I am. We know that in relation to the majority of control orders, the procedure is not correct under article 6-on the right to a fair trial-without the gisting.

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part]: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (1 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: Will my right hon. Friend let me finish the point? It is a matter of great disagreement between us. Only if there is proper gisting-sufficient gisting to give the controlee the substance of the case they have to answer-can the case be compliant with article 6. Now we know, through the new process of light-touch control orders, that the Government are saying that article 6 does not apply. We...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part]: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (1 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: My right hon. Friend makes his point. I simply say that in every case that has been appealed so far, we have been proved right and the Government have been proved wrong. Our track record is rather better than my right hon. Friend's-so far. I anticipate that the same process will continue, and no doubt we shall hear the same arguments about article 6 applied to light-touch control orders....

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part]: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (1 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I agree. That is the point I made earlier when I was talking about the impact on families. The way the orders spill out into the wider community is completely disproportionate, because of the sense of injustice it creates. Last year, when we debated the continuation motion, my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Mr. Coaker)-now the Minister for Schools and Learners-promised to meet special...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part]: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (1 Mar 2010)

Andrew Dismore: As my right hon. Friend knows, following the case of AF v. the Secretary of State for the Home Department a control order was lifted from the individual concerned. Control orders were lifted from two others as well. Presumably those people are under surveillance as an alternative to control orders, without significant jeopardy to the public. Given that over three years £13 million has been...


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