Results 101–120 of 1860 for speaker:Lord Dubs

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 5 (11 Jan 2021)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, the Minister has already been congratulated on her mastery of the detail. I congratulate her also on her physical and intellectual stamina. It has been quite a tour de force, particularly as I know what other business she has this week and on most days. As someone who has had no security experience, I have found this a fascinating debate. I had very limited experience when I was a...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 5 (11 Jan 2021)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, in moving Amendment 5, I shall speak also to Amendment 23, which is grouped with it. I intend to seek the opinion of the House, unless I get a dramatic concession from the Minister at the end of the debate. These amendments impose a requirement for prior judicial approval of criminal conduct authorisations, with some provision for urgent cases. I speak as a member of the Joint...

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

Lord Dubs: My Lords, before I speak to the details of Amendment 3 in my name, I will comment briefly on the speech made by my noble friend Lady Chakrabarti. I am totally with her in saying that there are dangers in this Bill, and some of the amendments are very crucial indeed. I also agree with her that we must always be vigilant to protect the rule of law, human rights and civil liberties. Indeed, she...

European Union (Future Relationship) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion (30 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann—particularly as I find myself in a large measure of agreement with her on this issue, as on the many other issues that she raised. I shall support the amendment in the name of my noble friend Lady Hayter. I am in no way challenging the referendum decision—that is water under the bridge—but these negotiations represent...

Immigration Rules: Supported Accommodation - Commons Urgent Question (17 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, the Minister will be aware that, under the Dublin III regulations, which come to an end at the end of this month, no child can be returned to the country they came from because that would not be in their best interests. What is to be the position from 1 January?

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 63 (10 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I support Amendment 63. I very much agree with the comments made by the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, and my noble friend Lady Massey, so I shall be brief. Like my noble friend, I speak as a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. It seems to me that authorisation that goes beyond the police, the National Crime Agency, the Serious Fraud Office and the intelligence services is a...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 43 (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, when I originally looked at this Bill and thought about it in relation to children, I felt that there might be some justification for using children as CHIS in the most exceptional circumstances. I am now doing something that is not very fashionable. I am changing my mind in the light of what I have heard in the debate so far, especially from my noble friend Lady Massey and the...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 39 (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who contributed to the debate. I have to lead with what the Minister said. I feel that her interpretation of the part of the Bill we are talking about was nearer to the spirit of the amendment than the wording of the clause itself. That is why I want to have a look at it. As for what my noble friend Lord Sikka said, I was not aware that a person in...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 39 (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, so far we have been debating the nature of the criminal offences that may or may not be authorised. Amendment 39 would clarify who can be authorised to commit criminal offences. As I made clear on earlier amendments, I am a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, and my contribution to the debate on this amendment stems from the report by that committee. That report has been...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 34 (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I was originally not going to be present for this debate, and I left the main thrust of the argument to my noble friend Lady Massey. I simply say that I endorse what the Joint Committee on Human Rights has said, and this has set the pattern for many of the debates this evening. I am fully in support of the arguments put forth by my noble friend Lady Massey.

Patrick Finucane: Supreme Court Judgment - Statement (2 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, of course every murder is to be condemned, whenever it happened, and I share the concern that the noble Lord, Lord Dodds, expressed about the horrible murders that he mentioned. But before us is the issue of justice and decency for the Finucane family. The Minister said that the PSNI was one way forward and that the police ombudsman was the other way forward. Is he aware that the...

Security Co-operation - Question (2 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future of security cooperation across Europe from January 2021.

Security Co-operation - Question (2 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, does the Minister agree that we are threatened by cybercrime, other forms of serious crime, violent extremism and terrorism and that, if we leave the EU without a sensible deal on security co-operation, we will lose access to data, the European arrest warrant and Europol? On access to data, will she confirm that we use the Schengen Information System 600 million times a year? Surely...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Dec 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I am grateful for the way in which the Minister so helpfully explained the Government’s position and made a concession on one of the amendments. Like everyone else, I regret that the debate was split over two days. It gave me the slight advantage that I could read the whole transcript of the first day’s discussion on this amendment, but I am not sure that it has helped me very...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (30 Nov 2020)

Lord Dubs: I apologise. Does the Minister have any estimate of the number of people who are currently in self-isolation? Does he agree that if these people were to be given high priority for testing, their period of self-isolation would be shortened and more people would be willing to go into self-isolation because they would not lose so much money if they could be tested quickly and resume their...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 11 (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I remind the Committee again of my membership of the Joint Committee on Human Rights and the fact that the amendments in this group stem from the committee’s report, published some time ago, looking into the overall workings of the Bill. There is widespread agreement that there should be oversight of criminal conduct authorisations. However, there is a dispute over whether that...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, I am also a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, along with my noble friend Lady Massey, and I am speaking in support of Amendment 8. My noble friend has put the case so well that I am just going to add one or two very minor comments. I am going to do so by quoting from the recommendations in the report that the Joint Committee put forward—a report that has set the tone...

Asylum Seekers: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina - Question (18 Nov 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, the Minister has referred to the abuses of refugees and migrants on the Croatian border. Will the Government make representations to the European Commission, which has been using a small fund to keep under surveillance abuses at the border—a fund to which we contributed when we were a member of the EU? Will we please raise this issue internationally, as widely as possible? These...

Child Trafficking - Question (16 Nov 2020)

Lord Dubs: My Lords, the Minister referred on more than one occasion to the generosity of the British Government in that 75% of unaccompanied child refugees are given a status to remain here, usually asylum status. Does she not agree that the majority of them have been trafficked, and that it would be far better to give them safe and legal routes to the UK rather than having them become victims of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Syria: Migrant Camps (16 Nov 2020)

Lord Dubs: To ask Her Majesty's Government what presence they have, if any, in the (1) Al Hol, and (2) Roj, camps in north-east Syria.


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