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Energy: Nuclear Fuel Bank — Question (19 Jan 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, does the Minister agree that, in the light of the recent decision by the United States in its agreement with the UAE for the importing of uranium for the purposes of civil nuclear power rather than enrichment by the UAE, we may well be on the way to a new and very exciting set of proposals for dealing with nuclear proliferation? To that, I add the recent American indication that the...

Israel and Palestine: Gaza — Question for Short Debate (21 Jan 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I shall not try to equal the heart-rending eloquence of Members of this House on the subject of the disaster in Gaza. I add my thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Ramsay, for pointing out that the Government have given substantial aid. I am glad to see that but the danger is that, in giving aid, we may simply be bringing flowers to the funeral. It is welcome but it goes nowhere near...

Health: Stem Cell Therapy — Question for Short Debate (3 Mar 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Morris, has given a moving account of individual cases affected by some of the work done on adult stem cells. If I may say so, what she had to say was something that we need to ponder carefully. We have now had long discussions in this House on the subject of human fertilisation and embryology research. One thing that has come through very clearly is that...

Binyam Mohamed — Question (12 Mar 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords—

Binyam Mohamed — Question (12 Mar 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, with respect to the Attorney-General, whose independence I do not question, may I ask her to consider one aspect of the time that has been taken to reach a conclusion about the allegations made? Ministers both in this House and in another place have repeatedly given assurances about torture and rendition that appear to be in conflict with the evidence that has now emerged from the...

Binyam Mohamed — Question (17 Mar 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of the recent comments from Binyam Mohamed, who authorised the transfer of people detained by British forces to covert detention centres; and who authorised MI5 to co-operate in their interrogation.

Binyam Mohamed — Question (17 Mar 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply and turn to its second part. I think that most of us would agree that the first duty of a democratic Parliament is to hold the Executive to account; that is the very core of what it is there for. The House will be aware that we now have allegations—I repeat, allegations—of British complicity in extraordinary rendition and torture from Morocco,...

Nuclear Proliferation — Debate (26 Mar 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, 64 years ago on 16 July 1945, the first test of a nuclear weapon occurred in Alamogordo, New Mexico. As he saw the now familiar and sinister mushroom cloud arise, Robert Oppenheimer, the head of the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear bomb, said, "I am come, Kali, destroyer of worlds, brighter than a thousand suns", a quotation from the holy scriptures of Hinduism, the...

Nuclear Proliferation — Debate (26 Mar 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I very much thank noble Lords on all Benches and in all corners of the House who have contributed in such a constructive and foresighted way to this very important debate. I was moved by the sensation that the spirit of Sir Michael Quinlan, who was the friend and acquaintance of so many of us, appeared to be present in the debate. Many noble Lords have referred to the Prime...

Climate Change — Question (14 May 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I strongly support the line that the Minister is taking; as the noble Lord, Lord Stern, pointed out, the moment is very late and the cause is crucial to the survival of the planet. The noble Lord, Lord Clark, asked about deforestation. Has the Minister seen reports of the dumping of substantial amounts of toxic waste on countries such as the Ivory Coast which are quite incapable of...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Second Reading (18 May 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, one of the great concerns that I have—many people who are currently concerned about the crisis that faces the British Parliament are very much aware of it—is the difficulty that the flood of legislation we now have provides for those of us who are attempting to scrutinise in detail very complex and often very important pieces of legislation. The Bill that we have before us now...

Constitutional Renewal — Statement (10 Jun 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady O'Neill, rightly spoke about a far-reaching crisis of trust. This is not just about the Daily Telegraph and expenses; it runs much deeper in the sense that much of the public think that Parliament is no longer as effective as they believe it should be. Given the Prime Minister's perfectly correct frequent references to the need to involve the public and to...

Iraq — Debate (18 Jun 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I, too, join in the thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, for introducing this debate, which is of such great importance and has been made of even more importance by the Statement of the Prime Minister about an inquiry into the Iraq war. The noble Lord, Lord Fowler, put the case very strongly for this particular inquiry being held in public. He made a very powerful point in saying...

Asylum Seekers: Detention of Children — Question (30 Jun 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to cease the detention of children of asylum seekers and their carers in detention centres for periods exceeding one week.

Asylum Seekers: Detention of Children — Question (30 Jun 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I trust the Minister will be tempted when I say that many families are affected by the inability to return home to areas of great danger to themselves, of which Zimbabwe is just one example. The Children's Commissioner, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, has made it clear that the detention of children is "harmful to their health and wellbeing". Furthermore, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, on...

Peru: Indigenous People — Question (6 Jul 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, will the Minister consider making representations—or persuading HMG to make representations—to the European Union, and possibly to the United States, about the extent to which the protection of indigenous people in the Amazon is very much part of a green agenda? The indigenous people have resisted massive logging in the Amazon and have done their best to protect the biological...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (5th Day) (7 Jul 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: The right reverend Prelate has pointed to a deep ambivalence running through the debate. That deep ambivalence is about whether the debate is fundamentally, as the noble Baronesses, Lady Warnock and Lady Jay, suggested, about a relatively narrow change in the law; one that would clarify where people stand when they attend with a beloved relative to take part in a ritual of assisted dying. It...

Newspapers: Surveillance Methods — Statement (9 Jul 2009)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, the Minister has long been a doughty defender of the liberties of the individual in this country. I thank him for repeating the Statement and for his further comments. However, I wish to take the matter a little further. He pointed out that there is a low level of awareness of the significantly more sophisticated methods now being employed by people in terms of data breaching and...

Armed Forces: US Missile Defence (10 Jan 2008)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I am grateful that so many Peers have come to take part in this extremely important debate. The debate has had two specific purposes. The first—and I am delighted that the noble Lord, Lord Young, said what he did in the last few minutes—relates to what I can only describe in quite strong language as virtually a contemptuous treatment of Parliament. Over several years now, we...

Armed Forces: US Missile Defence (10 Jan 2008)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: My Lords, I hope the Minister will forgive me for interrupting, but what she has just said is extremely important. Can Her Majesty's Government make known to this House what proposals are being put forward by the United States in the light of the earlier rejection of the Russian proposals with regard to Azerbaijan?


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