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Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (14 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I support my noble friend’s amendment. Just before this debate began, I was downstairs at home, switched on my television, and Andy Burnham was on, the Mayor of Manchester. His concern was that Manchester might shortly be put in the “very high” category, and he made the plea that local government should be properly involved and consulted in those decisions, as opposed to...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (14 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, does the Leader agree that it is important to keep public opinion onside and that, if the public have lost faith in the Government’s policies, they will not respond in the way we want them to? Specifically, why has local government been virtually ignored over the whole period of the pandemic, as have the Governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales? Surely we must ensure...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading: Amendment 1 (12 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, it seems a long time since we debated this Bill on Report. I am now speaking to the amendment to Clause 6 in my name. This is a technical change and need not detain us for long. The amendment is intended to achieve settled status for children in care and care leavers. It deals with the identification of such children and the problems they may have with applying for their...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading: Amendment 1 (12 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I am delighted with the Minister’s positive response. I say in passing that I wish we had had such a positive response to a number of other amendments, but that may be too optimistic on my behalf. Amendment 1 agreed.

Social Care Workers - Question (7 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the shortage of social care workers for (1) residential care homes, and (2) domiciliary care.

Social Care Workers - Question (7 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, yesterday the Prime Minister promised again to deal with the problem of social care. First, how will the Government fill these vacancies as a matter of urgency? Secondly, what priority will there be for social care in the Government’s digital and healthcare strategy?

United Kingdom Government-Northern Ireland Executive Joint Board - Question (6 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, first, will support for the aerospace industry in Northern Ireland be on the next agenda of the board? Secondly, will the victims payment scheme be on the agenda, and do the Government propose to indicate what money they will make available for that scheme?

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 15 (5 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who spoke in this debate. I would take rather a long time if I commented in detail, because some important points were made, but I am grateful that they were made. On the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, my understanding has for some time been his understanding: although the Government want to negotiate, the EU is not showing any signs of...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 15 (5 Oct 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, this amendment is similar to the one I moved in Committee. It has cross-party support, and in due course I shall seek the opinion of the House on its merits. The new clause aims to ensure that rights under UK law to family reunion, at present covered by Dublin III, will continue after the transition period, and that unaccompanied child refugees in Europe have a legal route to...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 14 (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who took part and contributed to the debate, even if one or two of them posed a few questions, which I shall try to deal with. I am also grateful to the Minister for her positive attitude to the end we all seek, even if the path to that end may differ in her view from our view. I emphasise that this amendment had cross-party support in the Commons...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 14 (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I express my thanks to the Minister, the noble Baroness, Lady Williams, for a very helpful conversation we had about this and other clauses in the Bill. I am afraid that, despite that, it is my intention to seek the opinion of the House when we get to vote on it next Monday. I am still grateful to her—I do not want her to feel that conversations with me are totally without benefit...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 11 (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister, who, as always, makes herself available and is happy to give us briefings and have chats about impending legislation. I had quite a long chat with the Minister the other day about this Bill and this amendment. I cannot help feeling that the Government are making an enormous mistake. This is not the way to treat people; this is not the way to behave. We...

Asylum System - Question (28 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, will the Minister confirm that the right to family reunion will be a basic feature of any reformed asylum system?

EU Exit: End of Transition Period - Statement (24 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: Will the Minister confirm that the Government’s port infrastructure plan, which has been set at £200 million, will be increased if there is major demand for more money?

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (18 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I very much support the amendment to the Motion in the name of my noble friend Lady Thornton. I agree with many of the comments that have been made; I pick out my noble friend Lady Massey, who said a lot of things with which I agree. We must avoid inconsistency. If there is inconsistency in applying advice, guidance and compulsion in the use of face masks then the public will not...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (18 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, it is, of course, unsatisfactory that we are debating these regulations some time after they have come into effect. The Government may say that there is no alternative. We are sometimes giving venues too little notice to take advantage of any relaxation. My key point is lack of clarity. If we want public support for what we are doing—and it will not work without it—then the...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 62 (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I wish to speak to Amendment 64 to which I have added my name, which has already been moved by the noble Earl, Lord Dundee. The concept here is a very simple one because, as I understand it, we are already doing it in part. The Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, for example, which takes some Syrian refugees from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, already seems to be giving effect to a...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 56 (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, so many things have been raised in the debate that I shall be hard put to it to spend only a short time dealing with them. First, I am still concerned, because the Minister said that although she agreed with the sentiment, she thought Amendment 56 was unnecessary and might be counter- productive. I am not convinced that, next June, we will not see a large number of children who, as...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 56 (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, Amendment 56 has cross-party support in this Committee and in the House of Commons, where it was debated some time ago. Its purpose is to fast-track children in care and care leavers through the EU settlement scheme and grant them settled status. I am grateful to the Children’s Society and other NGOs for their help in preparing for this debate. It is my contention that very...

House of Lords: Number of Members - Question (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, is not the truth that the Government are doing everything possible to belittle this place by stuffing it, staffing the Tory Benches and other means? Is not the problem for the Government that they want to reduce the legitimacy of this House because they do not like our stand on humanitarian principles and the rule of law?


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