Results 41–60 of 147 for speaker:Baroness Prashar

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Prashar: I draw the noble Lord’s attention to Malta, which, as he knows, is under enormous pressure from migrants arriving by sea. Malta has agreed to take 360.

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I beg to move this Motion as chairman of the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee, which prepared the report to which the Motion relates. I thank all members of the sub-committee, the clerk to that committee, Theo Pembroke, and the policy analyst, Lena Donner, for their assistance with the preparation of the report. As your Lordships know, when the House considers reports from the European...

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Prashar: Will the noble Lord forgive me if I do not give way, because I would like to go through my speech first? I can answer questions later.

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Prashar: Yes, in this case they are predominantly asylum seekers.

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Prashar: Not exclusively. The point is that the definition of a migrant is rather fluid, because people who are migrants may become asylum seekers or refugees. As I said, the UK has taken none—not even one. This week’s political agreement appears to have sidelined further involvement by the Commission, so the status of the Commission’s proposal is uncertain. It is not clear whether it will be...

Developing World: Women — Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2015)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Loomba, for both securing and introducing this timely debate, and I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Verma, on her appointment to DfID. The case for empowering women is glaringly obvious but in that process we must not forget girls because, if girls are empowered from an early age, it becomes the norm. Adolescent girls in particular should be seen...

Civil Society — Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2015)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans for securing this debate and for introducing it in such a constructive manner. To tell the truth, I would not have read the pastoral letter Who Is My Neighbour? if I had not seen this debate listed, but when I read it I was so inspired that I wanted to speak today. Therefore, I thank the right reverend Prelate for giving us...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: European Union (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness Prashar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 23 February (HL4837), what they estimate to have been the total cost to the Department for Work and Pensions and its associated agencies of the Balance of Competences Review.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: European Union (24 Feb 2015)

Baroness Prashar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to HM Treasury and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: European Union (24 Feb 2015)

Baroness Prashar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to HM Revenue and Customs and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: European Union (23 Feb 2015)

Baroness Prashar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Northern Ireland Office and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: European Union (23 Feb 2015)

Baroness Prashar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Work and Pensions and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: European Union (20 Feb 2015)

Baroness Prashar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for International Development and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other...

Written Answers — Department for Education: European Union (17 Feb 2015)

Baroness Prashar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Education and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs.

Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No. 36) Regulations 2014 — Motion to Approve (17 Nov 2014)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I shall be brief. I chair the Home Affairs Sub-Committee, and I want to start by thanking the Minister for acknowledging the work done by the EU Select Committee and the Home Affairs Sub-Committee. The Sub-Committee was previously chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, who made a great contribution in bringing some clarity to a complex issue and enabling us to have some calm...

CEPOL Regulation: United Kingdom Opt-in — Motion to Agree (3 Nov 2014)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I thank all Members of the House for their contribution to the debate and for their positive comments about the report and the work of the EU Select Committee, for which I am very grateful. I have listened very carefully to the Minister and welcome the fact that he is willing to discuss the timetable to ensure that there is better engagement with the committees on timing. I also...

CEPOL Regulation: United Kingdom Opt-in — Motion to Agree (3 Nov 2014)

Baroness Prashar: No. Motion agreed. Sitting suspended.

CEPOL Regulation: United Kingdom Opt-in — Motion to Agree (3 Nov 2014)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper as chairman of the European Union Committee sub-committee on Home Affairs, Health and Education which prepared the report on the UK opt-in to the draft CEPOL regulation to which this Motion relates. As your Lordships know, when the House considers reports of the European Union Committee, it is normally on a Motion that the...

Justice and Home Affairs: United Kingdom Opt-Outs — Motion to Agree (17 Jul 2014)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I, too, will concentrate on process, which I am sure will be dealt with by the former chair of my sub-committee, the noble Lord, Lord Hannay. The noble Lord, Lord Boswell, also commented on that. The two sub-committees of the EU Select Committee recommended that the Government should provide Parliament with regular reports on the progress of the negotiations and show flexibility...


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