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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Davinder Singh Bhullar (29 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with the Government of India the case of Professor Davinder Singh Bhullar.

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Clause 5 - Two year limit for TPIM notices (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: My right hon. Friend the Member for Salford and Eccles deserves an answer to the case that she raised of AM. The Minister seems to be saying,  “That is that,” when we get to the two years, and that the security services will have to find another way, which is unspecified, to deal with the threat. In the judgment that my right hon. Friend read out, the judge made it clear that that...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Clause 5 - Two year limit for TPIM notices (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: My right hon. Friend said right at the start that this is a probing amendment, because we want to tease out from the Government what happens in exceptional circumstances. To be fair, the Minister has responded by saying that there will be extra surveillance, which will rely on the additional resources. That is a fair answer. I think it is a tremendous risk, but the Minister thinks otherwise.

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Clause 4 - Involvement in terrorism-related activity (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Clause 4(1)(d) mentions “conduct which gives support or assistance to individuals who are known or believed by the individuals concerned to be involved in conduct falling within paragraphs (a) to (c);”. Perhaps the Minister can help me. I am slightly concerned about financial support and whether there are issues concerning individuals who get money for supporting people who may be...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I do not want to detain the Committee for too long. I hope that the Minister will reflect on what my right hon. Friend has said. If the Minister is  not prepared to support the amendment as drafted, because there may be technical issues around that, I hope that he will understand the spirit in which my right hon. Friend moved the amendment, given what the counter-terrorism review said. What...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Clause 3 - Conditions A to E (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Briefly, we acknowledge the change in powers relating to reasonable belief and reasonable suspicion. I put it on record that we support the change, given Lord Carlile’s evidence about investigations under previous orders.

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: My right hon. Friend is making an interesting point, but it comes to my mind, in terms of security, that mobile phones have been used as detonators. Is that not a risk that might be considered?

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I thank the Minister for giving way, and am mindful of your comments, Mr Caton. It is the process that we are trying to tease out from the Minister. If it takes 12 months for the assets to be delivered and the people to be trained, is it not right for a review process to be in place? Inevitably, the Government and the security services and police will argue about just what level of resource...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: We are trying to tease out why the word used in the Bill is “must” and not, as my right hon. Friend the Member for Salford and Eccles proposes, “may.” Why do we need “must” in the Bill?

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: While listening to my right hon. Friend, I have been reminded of something that I think he knows—that next year several prisoners convicted of terrorist offences will be out on licence in London. That heightens the risk and makes the relocation power perhaps even more desirable.

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I rise to support the amendments tabled by my right hon. Friend the Member for Salford and Eccles and to speak to amendment 16, which would delete the reference to “an agreed locality”. Our debate has given us the opportunity to talk about relocation. I understand that the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington is against that, given that he says that it is the most draconian aspect of...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I am grateful to the Minister for explaining the Government’s point of view, even if the definition that he proposes alarms me. The hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham, whom I respect for his expertise as a judge and lawyer, argues that I was trying to say that curfews were the same as overnight residence requirements. I accept what he says, because when the Bill was...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I am all for that. Given my constituency, I have met such individuals. No one was more alarmed and concerned than me that the 7/7 bombers came from west Yorkshire, and we wanted to try to find out the  background to all that. I would certainly support measures that can get people to do different things, but such a person would not be subject to a control order. It alarms me when I hear hon....

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: My right hon. Friend the Member for Wythenshawe and Sale East made the significant point that, on surveillance, that is the case, in the sense that the individual does not know what is happening with regard to the proposed surveillance measures. However, the issue is more fundamental than that. The Minister has been very honest in what he has said, albeit not when responding to my right hon....

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: It is not the Opposition’s job to be clear; that is the Government’s job. However, I have to say that the hon. Gentleman is teasing out of me a fear—

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The hon. Gentleman might have longer to wait for that. My right hon. and hon. Friends and I fear that the balance is moving in a particular direction about which we are concerned. We have tabled amendments to try to obtain an understanding of what is in the Government’s head. We are getting that, but as we do so our fear develops. I accept that the amendments, as drafted, might not do what...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The hon. and learned Gentleman tempts me, but I shall not be tempted. He will be pleased to know that we will return to the matter in more detail on Report. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: We must pursue the point made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Salford and Eccles—what is the starting point? We have made it clear that the starting point should be public protection, which was the basis of control orders. The measures in schedule 1, which are lightening the grip, ease the position for controlling people who are subject to TPIMs. It is important to understand the...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I am listening to my right hon. Friend’s argument about mitigation. He will remember what Lord Howard and Mr Osborne said about losing the power of relocation, which will make things more difficult for surveillance.

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Schedule 1 - Terrorism prevention and investigation measures (28 Jun 2011)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I beg to move amendment 14, in schedule 1, page 16, line 8, after ‘a’, insert ‘curfew’.


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