Results 1–20 of 4698 for speaker:Lord Morris of Aberavon

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) (9 Sep 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, I had the privilege on a number of occasions to have a private audience with Her Majesty, as Welsh Secretary for six years. The most memorable was, while travelling on her plane from Caernarfon, to be summoned by her private secretary to come and sit by Her Majesty on the journey to London. She sought to scrutinise my policies with very careful prodding. As a professional...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Rape: Prosecutions (14 Jul 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bellamy on 28 June (HL Deb, col 580), what plans the Attorney General has to meet the Chairman of the Bar Association to discuss delays in dealing with rape cases.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Covid-19 Inquiry (13 Jul 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the terms of reference for the UK COVID-19 public inquiry, chaired by Lady Hallett, will be published; and what are the reasons for the delay.

Australia Free Trade Agreement - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: Does the Minister agree with the statement made a few weeks ago by the noble Lord, Lord Grimstone, that the devolved Administrations are dissatisfied with the manner in which negotiations have been conducted and their involvement?

Australia Free Trade Agreement - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, I will restrain myself from commenting on the published taxation proposals of candidates for the Conservative leadership, save to say that Charles Dickens might have wickedly asserted that there was the smell of an Eatanswill election. I am pleased to tell the House that I am not aware of any personal taxation temptations in this agreement. However, this is an important agreement...

Information Commissioner’s Office Report - Question (11 Jul 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, concern about non-disclosure of evidence was an issue a long time ago, when I was Attorney-General. The balance has swung the other way, to excessive intrusion. As defence counsel in many rape cases, there is an even more fundamental problem in ensuring that justice is done, as juries are reluctant to convict where the defence is consent. Will the Attorney-General lean on the DPP to...

Rape: Criminal Prosecutions - Commons Urgent Question (28 Jun 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, having spent most of my professional life at the criminal Bar, I am deeply concerned about the entry of young people to—and now their exodus from—the criminal Bar, loaded with debt from degrees, conversion courses, Bar finals and pupillages. I have two specific questions. First, why will the proposed increase in fees not come into effect until September and will it affect...

Prime Minister: Meeting with First Ministers of the Devolved Governments - Question (8 Jun 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, the devolved Governments are consulted on the effects of international treaties but, for reasons of confidentiality, the Government refuse to disclose the results of these consultations. The noble Lord, Lord Grimstone, told the International Agreements Committee on 27 April that he could “categorically” say that the devolved Governments were not “satisfied”. Will this...

Working Practices (International Agreements Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 May 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, it has been my privilege to serve on the International Agreements Committee since its inception as a free-standing committee and earlier. My twin interests have been agriculture and the devolved nations. I welcome the remarks just made by the noble Lord, Lord Udny-Lister. I am interested particularly in the interests of my nation of Wales, where I had a part to play in bringing...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Remote Working (28 Apr 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to encourage civil servants to return to work in the office.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: London Allowance (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants who are currently primarily working from home received London weighting additional allowances in the last year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Incentives (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants received bonuses in addition to their salaries in the last year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Incentives (7 Apr 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many executives in charge of government agencies receive annual bonuses; which executives receive such bonuses; and in each case, what is the value of those bonuses.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Remote Working (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of civil servants at the DVLA worked from home in the last 12 months.

Prisons: Death Statistics - Question (30 Mar 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, in my various capacities, I have had a lifelong concern for all deaths in custody. Since death by hanging accounts for 83% of self-inflicted deaths and that bedding is the most commonly used ligature and a window is the most commonly used ligature point, what lessons do the prison authorities learn from these statistics and what steps are being considered to take account of the...

Constitutional Reform - Question (21 Mar 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, will the Government carry out meaningful consultations with the devolved Governments to reduce conflict in dealing with such matters as the pandemic, and recognise the inadequacy of the Barnett formula for providing for Welsh finances?

Mike Veale: Police Conduct Report - Question (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, the Library has informed me that the report has not been made publicly available. Why not? Is it not time to finally remove the unproven stain on the character of distinguished servants of the state and for the Prime Minister, with the support of the leader of the Opposition, to grip the situation and instruct the Cabinet Secretary to take every administrative step to achieve this end?

Lobbying of Ministers - Question (1 Mar 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, since the most toothless body I have ever served on was the business appointments committee—too feeble to halt the revolving doors for both Ministers and Crown servants—will the Government bring forward proposals now to radically and totally reform the system?

Europe: Foreign Policy and Defence Co-operation - Question (21 Feb 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, while maintaining my deep concern for the sovereignty of Ukraine, I ask the Minister to confirm that no country has a right to join NATO and that allowing new members to join is a decision for all existing NATO members. By its nature, this imposes an obligation on any member to come to the aid of another, an obligation not to be undertaken lightly by any country.

Knife Crime - Question (9 Feb 2022)

Lord Morris of Aberavon: My Lords, the Prime Minister and Home Secretary have been rebuked by the statistics watchdog for using misleading figures, claiming a falling crime rate under their leadership. Who is right: the Government or the statistics authority? Some communities suffer much more than others from knife crime. Could we have a zero-tolerance policy and, in order to tackle the problem, a breakdown of the...


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