Results 101–120 of 146 for speaker:Lord Joffe

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: I have one question to ask the Minister. She has not dealt with it, and it is important to my response. Will future appellants, finding themselves in the position of the Turk who was granted leave to appeal on the grounds of fact, have a remedy under the Government's proposals?

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: I am indebted to the Minister for that reply and for the patient and courteous way in which she has dealt with the amendment, which has taken up so much of the Committee's time. I am indebted to the noble Lord, Lord Judd, for correctly interpreting my comment on apartheid South Africa. I am not for a moment suggesting that one could in any way compare the situation in the United Kingdom with...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: moved Amendment No. 207A: Page 47, line 25, leave out "on a point of law"

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: In moving Amendment No. 207A I wish to speak also to Amendment No. 207B. I am grateful to those noble Lords who have added their names to the amendments. I should also like to thank ILPA and the various immigration NGOs and associations which have provided such detailed and incisive briefings. The amendments are based on my experience as a human rights lawyer in South Africa, which will set...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: I do not have to hand the exact date, but I can confirm that the case was heard recently. This case and others like it turned on matters of fact. If Clause 89(1) becomes law, appellants whose appeals have been wrongly refused because the adjudicator is incorrect about the facts will be denied the right to appeal. Without further ado they will be returned to the countries from which they fled...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (29 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: This case is one of a number in respect of which I have been provided with details. I turn now to Amendment No. 207B, which seeks to retain the right to apply for a judicial review of a decision to refuse leave to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Tribunal. Clause 89 would replace this right with a paper statutory review, with no prospect of any further renewal or appeal. The current position...

Lords Amendment (23 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: moved, as an amendment to Commons Amendment No. 17A, Amendment No. 17B: Line 2, leave out from "must" to end and insert "state that consideration shall be given, so far as relevant,".

Lords Amendment (23 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: I have already spoken to this amendment, but I take the opportunity to deal with some of the Minister's responses. The amendment accepts that the Government need discretion in making decisions on the export of arms. As the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Oxford pointed out, the question is: how much discretion do the Government need? I do not believe that the degree of discretion which...

Lords Amendment (23 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, in speaking to Amendment No. 17B tabled in my name and that of the noble Lord, Lord Redesdale, I wish to speak also to Amendment No. 17A. I have listened carefully to the Minister's courteous and detailed response but remain unconvinced about the additional duty that would be placed on the Government. I shall touch on that matter later. The purpose of Amendment No. 17B is to ensure...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (10 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: I support the amendment, which is different from Amendment No. 107A. That amendment dealt solely with the education of children in accommodation centres. This amendment proposes that children should never be placed in accommodation centres. I want to raise only one point in addition to those mentioned by my noble friend Lord Bhatia. There is much concern among children's charities about the...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (10 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: Normally, it would be indefensible for us to create a law that stipulated that a particular group of children was to be prohibited from going to school because of their immigration status. That would be legislating for discrimination. However, in order to understand the Government's proposals, we must consider whether there are compelling reasons that would, none the less, justify having...

Retail Savings (9 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the lack of confidence in the life insurance industry is much more the result of the activities of the industry itself over the past decade than anything the Government might have done? Does the Minister agree also that the costs of compliance are relatively insignificant compared with the amounts paid in commission—which boost the prices paid by...

International Development (8 Jul 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, I, too, should like to express my appreciation to the noble Baroness, Lady Rawlings, for initiating the debate. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Jordan, on his maiden speech. It is fortunate that the House has another Peer who is able to talk with such authority on international development. The DfID report is a model of clarity with clear objectives, clear priorities and clear...

Export Control Bill (20 May 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have spoken in support of the amendment. The essence of the Minister's response is that it is impractical to impose the controls that we are discussing. However, he has not answered the question about which I wrote to him; namely, why is it practical to enforce controls on the trafficking of long-range missiles and instruments of torture but not on small...

Export Control Bill (20 May 2002)

Lord Joffe: moved Amendment No. 4: After Clause 5, insert the following new clause— "TRADE CONTROLS: ACTS OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM (1) This section applies if— (a) a United Kingdom person or a person ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom or a body incorporated under the law of any part of the United Kingdom does anything in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, and (b) the act...

Export Control Bill (20 May 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, in our debate on Report on 18th April, I withdrew a similar amendment to this in order to give further consideration to the response of the Minister. Since then I have both written to and discussed the matter with him. Following on that, I have framed the amendment now before the House so as to take into account the concerns raised by the Minister in relation to what he considered...

Export Control Bill (18 Apr 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, would it be possible for the Minister to answer the questions that I put to him, before I reply?

Export Control Bill (18 Apr 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, so far I have not found writing to be very successful. The Minister drew attention to the importance of international co-operation. I agree with that, but it does not prevent the UK Government from taking action in advance, as they have already done, and leading the way. The Minister told us that the Government had the power to introduce controls. Indeed they do. What worries us is...

Export Control Bill (18 Apr 2002)

Lord Joffe: moved Amendment No. 15: After Clause 4, insert the following new clause— "TRADE CONTROLS: ACTS OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM (1) This section applies if— (a) a national of the United Kingdom or a body incorporated under the law of any part of the United Kingdom does anything in a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, and (b) the act would, if done in the United Kingdom, constitute...

Export Control Bill (18 Apr 2002)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, Amendment No. 13 sought to apply controls to a very wide range of goods. Amendment No. 15 limits its application to small arms, light weapons and ammunition. In so doing, it aims to meet the concerns expressed by the Minister in Committee, and indeed this evening, that it is impractical to apply controls to a wide range of goods, some of which are equally capable of civilian use....


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