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Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (3 Mar 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I strongly support the Bill, and welcome its extension to Northern Ireland. It is absolutely right that we have a unified approach to the sentencing and release of offenders across our United Kingdom. Although I share the desire expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Marks, to uphold the principles of our criminal justice system and defend everyone’s right to a fair trial, I believe...

Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (3 Mar 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I strongly support the Bill, and welcome its extension to Northern Ireland. It is absolutely right that we have a unified approach to the sentencing and release of offenders across our United Kingdom. Although I share the desire expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Marks, to uphold the principles of our criminal justice system and defend everyone’s right to a fair trial, I believe...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) (Amendment) Order 2021 - Motion to Approve (2 Mar 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her introduction to the order. The controls proposed in it ensure consistency of controls across all the juxtaposed locations and bring these controls into line with current UK operations. Harmonising the legislative regime will allow greater efficiency and effectiveness in border control officers assessing passengers and improve the border process. Although...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (1 Mar 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, we have been assured that all the sacrifices that have already been made concerning personal restrictions imposed by the Government have been life-saving measures, and I acknowledge again the debt of gratitude that we owe to all those who have worked within the health service and those who have tirelessly worked to get vaccines that will, I hope, assist in bringing this nightmare to...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (1 Mar 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, we have been assured that all the sacrifices that have already been made concerning personal restrictions imposed by the Government have been life-saving measures, and I acknowledge again the debt of gratitude that we owe to all those who have worked within the health service and those who have tirelessly worked to get vaccines that will, I hope, assist in bringing this nightmare to...

Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Area) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (24 Feb 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his introductory remarks in presenting the statutory instrument. These regulations form part of a scheme to allow local government to retain a share of non-domestic rates, to be shared between central and local government, with 50% each. As a former local councillor for 37 years, I know how important rates are in providing local services. The Government...

Schools: Online Learning - Question (23 Feb 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I acknowledge the Prime Minister’s desire to have children back in the classroom, but how will the noble Baroness ensure that pupils who have had no equipment for online learning over the past number of months at home will not be left educationally disadvantaged? Even yet, can they receive laptops and tablets, or what special measures will be taken to assist them to regain lost...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 164 (10 Feb 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, acknowledging that rehabilitation programmes are an essential part of tackling these abhorrent abusive attitudes and actions, can the Minister tell your Lordships’ House who will take the lead in any co-ordinated approach, bringing together such a multiagency strategy so we can ensure that any programme will not be cosmetic but meaningful and productive?

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Second Reading (20 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, in general I welcome this Bill, insofar as it seeks to provide fair protection to our armed personnel who served overseas from vexatious and repeated investigations long after they have served. Whether it actually does this is open to question, and many believe that it promises more than it can deliver—but we shall surely examine that in our debate. In this Bill, the threshold for...

Gas Boilers and Heaters: Replacement Programme - Question (12 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: In recognising the Government’s desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the United Kingdom, one must also recognise the need to ensure that the transition is fair to householders and businesses. Therefore, can the Minister tell the House what detailed study has been done to identify any additional costs there will be to run any new heating system? How can we ensure that those...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (11 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, the Bill is intended to provide a legal framework for the state authorising its agents to commit criminal offences where necessary. It mainly puts existing practice on a clear and consistent statutory footing. It will insert new Section 29B into Part II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, creating a criminal conduct authorisation. CCAs may be granted, where necessary, for...

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I welcome the fact that the United Kingdom has left the European Union, but there are aspects of the trade co-operation agreement that will not apply equally to all parts of the kingdom. Northern Ireland is forced to operate in line with the UK-EU protocol imposed upon it. Throughout the exit discussions with the Government, the principle that guided my colleagues was always that...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation and Linked Households) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (7 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, I too appreciate the seriousness of the situation and how difficult it is for people across the United Kingdom, as we face the pressures of another lockdown. I also appreciate the difficulties faced by the Government in making decisions that have such serious implications for the curtailment of the liberties that people across the United Kingdom have enjoyed. Those who do not have...

Religious Groups: Financial Support - Question (6 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they have provided to religious groups in the United Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Religious Groups: Financial Support - Question (6 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: My Lords, as a retired minister, I refer to my entry in the register of interests. Over these long months of the pandemic, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has provided financial aid for people and businesses greatly impacted by Covid, but churches themselves, which provide vital assistance to the isolated, the elderly, the sick and the dying, have received nothing, although their finances...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Health Services (6 Jan 2021)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to pulmonary fibrosis patients whose treatment was disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Learning Disability: Coronavirus (22 Dec 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people with learning disabilities do not face discrimination as a result of restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Human Rights (22 Dec 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to protect the rights of people living in Hong Kong.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Netflix (22 Dec 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Netflix about the inclusion of a disclaimer to explain to viewers of The Crown that the series is fictional.

Written Answers — Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation (21 Dec 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make further payments to individuals who lost their savings following the collapse of Equitable Life.


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