Results 1–20 of 1278 for speaker:Lord Ramsbotham

Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice System - Question (6 Jul 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with the establishment of the Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice System announced in the 2019 Queen’s Speech.

Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice System - Question (6 Jul 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that disappointing reply. The last time I asked his predecessor this Question, I was told that a committee in the Ministry of Justice was looking into the issue. I must admit that I deplore the deliberate discourtesy to Her Majesty the Queen of asking her to announce something which the Government have no intention of implementing.

Armed Forces: Transition to Civilian Life - Question (15 Jun 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, can the Minister please tell the House whether the Department for Work and Pensions has carried out any assessment of the usefulness of Armed Forces employment to civilian employers?

Net Migration - Question (25 May 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, can the Minister please assure the House that the Home Office has sufficient numbers of experienced and qualified caseworkers to deal with the increased numbers likely under the new immigration plan?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (18 May 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I must admit to being disappointed that the gracious Speech did not include details of the criminal justice catch-up and recovery plan, for which the Ministry of Justice is responsible, because one of the main effects of the Covid pandemic is that virtually all rehabilitation work with prisoners has ceased. Coming on top of Chris Grayling’s disastrous transforming rehabilitation...

Carrier Strike Group Deployment - Statement (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I ask the Minister: how many small ships are left to protect the United Kingdom’s coastline, when those required to accompany the carrier strike group are taken away?

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Historical Inequalities Report - Statement (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I declare two interests. First, I once had the honour and pleasure of serving with the King’s African Rifles and, secondly, as Adjutant-General I was an ex officio member of the council of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. When I was Chief Inspector of Prisons, I once noted in the chapel of a prison on the Isle of Wight a memorial to four people killed in the Great War. They...

Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill - Second Reading (16 Apr 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I strongly support the intention behind the Bill and am glad that the noble Baroness, Lady Pidding, began her excellent introduction with a tribute to the late Dame Cheryl Gillan, whose Bill it is, but I admit to being worried about the practicalities of delivery. I have always thought that the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service set too much store...

Youth Justice System - Question (23 Mar 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: [Inaudible]—the Minister to my noble and learned friend Lady Butler-Sloss indicates that the important question of the age of criminal responsibility may be raised in the Bill which is at present in the other place.

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 92 (17 Mar 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his considered response, particularly his assurance that the Government will be revising the guidance. I also thank all noble Lords who have spoken in support of the amendment, indicating as they did so their expertise in, and knowledge of, the issue. Ministers and officials are clearly seized of the need to satisfy speech, language and communication needs...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 92 (17 Mar 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: Amendment 92 is in my name and those of the noble Baronesses, Lady Finlay of Llandaff and Lady Whitaker, and the noble Lord, Lord Shinkwin. As in Committee, I declare an interest as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Speech and Language Difficulties. In Committee, I tabled a number of amendments designed to have the speech, language and communication needs of victims of domestic...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 77 (15 Mar 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that considered response, and I also thank all noble Lords who have spoken in this short debate. I am very relieved to hear that NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with the Disabilities Trust, and on that basis I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 77 withdrawn. Amendments 78 to 81 not moved.

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 77 (15 Mar 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: Amendment 77, in my name and that of my noble friend Lady Finlay of Llandaff, is an amalgam of the two amendments I tabled in Committee. It is also an amalgam of the amendments tabled in the other place by Chris Bryant MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Acquired Brain Injury, in which I should declare an interest as a vice-chairman. I should also declare an interest as...

Prisons: Self-harm Among Women Prisoners - Question (15 Mar 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, is the Minister aware that correct nutrition can have a considerable impact on those considering self-harm? In asking this, I must declare an interest as president of the Institute for Food, Brain & Behaviour, one of whose fellows published an article on the subject as long ago as 1976.

Covid-19: Care System - Question (8 Mar 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, bearing in mind the number of young people in the care system who end up in the criminal justice system, can the Minister please tell the House whether the Government are concerned about the impact of the pandemic on their education and training?

Operation Midland - Private Notice Question (11 Feb 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I cannot resist asking the Minister whether the police treatment of the late Lord Bramall will ever be repeated.

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 155 (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that considered response and the noble Baroness, Lady Burt, and the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede, for their support. I am particularly grateful to my noble friend Lady Finlay of Llandaff for drawing on her considerable medical expertise to point out the practical medical difficulties with the timeframe proposed in Amendment 155. I majored on...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 155 (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, in moving Amendment 155 and speaking to Amendment 156 standing in my name, I must declare two interests: first, I am chairman of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group; secondly, I am a vice-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury. The chairman of the APPG, Chris Bryant MP, unsuccessfully tabled these two amendments in Committee...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 90 (1 Feb 2021)

Lord Ramsbotham: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response and all noble Lords who spoke to this amendment. We shall carefully consider all that Ministers have said during the passage of the Bill and decide before Report whether it strikes a balance between providing local authorities with the flexibility to meet local needs and ensuring a consistent approach to the provision of support. Until then, I...


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