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Remploy — Question (5 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords-

Remploy — Question (5 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, we have been considering this properly from the point of view of the workers in Remploy. The other side, of course, is the advantages to business and productive industry. I have in mind industries, particularly printing and the industries connected with publishing, where Remploy workers have unique skills. Should we not seek to retain them?

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Second Reading (5 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, like all other speakers I congratulate the Minister on his new responsibility. I hope that the fact that I am the 23rd speaker in an almost empty House does not in any way impugn the sincerity of what I have to say. The Minister takes office on the basis or against the background of a very unhappy period of British history for civil liberties. We have seen a very dark chapter of our...

Armed Forces Bill: Third Reading (10 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, does my noble friend not think that we should also point to how these actions will be seen in Malaysia, which is a very important country that is deeply attached to ours? We have very strong links in higher education and business. It seems to me needlessly insulting of the people of Malaysia to do this.

Human Rights Act 1998 — Question (12 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords-

International Year for People of African Descent — Question (13 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, is it not rather sad that, on the previous occasion when international recognition was given to the situation of people of African descent, it was in connection with the abolition of slavery, where people of African descent appeared to be the passive victims of an historic process? Does not my noble friend's excellent Question suggest a more positive way of looking at the role of...

Universities: Impact of Government Policy — Debate (13 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I will bear that injunction in mind. It is a great pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord Smith. We first met when we were part of the thin red line of vice-chancellors about 15 years ago. Higher education has been one of the great success stories of modern British history-and God knows there have not been very many. We have heard from the noble Lord, Lord Giddens, how this is...

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Committee (1st Day) (19 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I have attached my name to the amendments and shall speak briefly about them. I am not a lawyer; there are distinguished and learned lawyers in this House. To me it is a simple matter of justice. That is why I support the amendments. That is why I am in the Labour Party. The Labour Party I thought of believes in justice. That is why I am still a member of it, and I look forward to...

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Committee (1st Day) (19 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: I do not propose to review the noble Lord's review of my version of history, but I think it worth pointing out that the ignorance of the evidence against them is precisely one of the problems in this case. The noble Lord rightly says that there is intercept evidence, but it is evidence denied to the person. I agree that the person is not incarcerated but he is seriously restricted.

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Committee (1st Day) (19 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: Is my noble friend aware that the view he has expressed is totally contrary to those of such figures as Attlee and Aneurin Bevan, who were among the founders of the National Council for Civil Liberty, which discussed the rights of working men, including the right to demonstrate and the right to speak? He is taking a contrary view, which is very sad.

Schools: History — Debate (20 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, history needs defence in Parliament. It has been ill served by parliamentarians in recent years. One of the many reasons why I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Luke, for an excellent Motion is that it enables us to make amends. New Labour served history ill. It was unaware of the historical dimension. The essential quality of New Labour was that it was new-therefore. the past...

Wales: Council Tax — Question (27 Oct 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, at a time when we are debating the Scotland Bill, which gives greater autonomy and freedom to the Scottish legislature to decide its own spending priorities, would it not be paradoxical for us to be restrictive and prescriptive in the case of Wales?

Police: Custody — Question (29 Nov 2011)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, the Minister has frequently referred to the need for more in-depth analysis and more research. However, we have had masses of it. The Runnymede Trust in the 1980s spelt out precisely this issue-the disproportionate amount of sentencing of people of Afro-Caribbean background. When on earth will the authorities take any action?

Citizenship Education — Question (14 Feb 2012)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, is the underlying problem here not the general lack of discussion of citizenship as an idea in this country? Citizenship as a concept is absent from our standard textbooks on the constitution. This is very different from the republics of the United States and France. Is this not a serious matter?

Welfare Reform Bill: Commons Reasons and Amendment (14 Feb 2012)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, I will just say that I am afraid I do not agree with my noble friend Lord Tyler on this.

Welfare Reform Bill: Commons Reasons and Amendment (14 Feb 2012)

Lord Morgan: Well, sometimes he is-but the view that we heard is historically flawed. The idea that there has been a seamless web since 1671 is quite unsound. As we know, the Parliament Act defined money Bills very precisely. It did so in the spirit of the resolutions of the 1670s. Distinctions were drawn between where the money came from, which was spelt out very clearly, the intended objective and the...

Scotland Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Feb 2012)

Lord Morgan: I will make one or two remarks as a non-Scottish person, although the purpose of this amendment in part appears to be to give the Scottish National Party a good kicking. That is a very desirable objective in many ways. Coming from Wales, I am very glad that we do not have a party with the bitter Anglophobia that is frequently revealed by the Scottish National Party. In Wales, we concentrate...

Scotland Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Feb 2012)

Lord Morgan: I am sorry to interrupt the entertaining remarks of my noble friend. I am glad that he made the point that we do not have that kind of bitter Anglophobia, but there is a danger of throwing out the nationalism of the SNP with the national sentiment of Keir Hardie and the founders of our party. We are the pluralist party, and that is very important.

Scotland Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Feb 2012)

Lord Morgan: Temperance.

Health: Pneumoconiosis — Question (29 Feb 2012)

Lord Morgan: My Lords, perhaps in common with other noble Lords I have members of my family who worked in the slate quarries and died as a result of their employment. When the Act was passed by the Callaghan Government in 1979, Members of the Commons were assured that there would be an equality of authority for workers in the slate quarrying industry-a small, fragmented, rural industry-and those in more...


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