Results 1–20 of 99 for speaker:Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington

Transport System: Failings - Motion to Take Note (25 Apr 2024)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: My Lords, I also speak in the gap and thank noble Lords for allowing me to do so. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Snape, on this debate. I will not be talking about railways, buses or anything in relation to that; I shall be talking about drones. We are on the verge of a massive impact of the use of drones in the civil context. We have had it in the military context, of course, in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Protective Clothing ( 2 Jun 2020)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns raised by police officers about the supply of personal protection equipment for frontline duties; and what (1) guidance they have issued, and (2) support they have provided, to police forces in England and Wales in relation to the provision of such equipment.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Recruitment ( 9 Mar 2020)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timeline for the delivery of the proposed 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Labour Turnover ( 9 Mar 2020)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional measures, alongside the introduction of 20,000 police officers, they are taking to address the rate of retention of serving police officers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Stun Guns ( 9 Mar 2020)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the (1) numbers, and (2) use, of Tasers by police officers in England and Wales.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners ( 9 Mar 2020)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the current structure of Police and Crime Commissioners; and in particular, whether that structure is able to support the desired approach towards combatting knife crime.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Riot Control Weapons ( 9 Mar 2020)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the use of water cannons by police to respond to outbreaks of public disorder.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) ( 8 Jan 2020)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: My Lords, I am sure your Lordships’ House will want to congratulate my old friend—I used to be his boss but he is certainly a friend now—the noble Lord, Lord Davies of Gower, on his outstanding maiden speech. It was interesting that, when he was introduced into the House of Lords, as we marched in there was a guard of honour of MPs and Members from Wales and elsewhere. I am not sure...

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (15 May 2019)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of knife crime offences in England and Wales in 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Detection Rates (15 May 2019)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reduction in the number of crimes solved by police.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sentencing (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure sentencing of offenders is cost-effective and provides value for money for taxpayers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sentencing (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the House of Commons Justice Committee report, Cutting crime: the case for justice reinvestment, published in March 2010 (Cm 7819), what steps they have taken to make sentencing more evidence-based and non-partisan.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the conditions of immigration detainees who are being detained for indeterminate lengths of time due to a lack of appropriate alternative accommodation.

Written Answers — Home Office: Trespass (12 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to combat the unauthorised urban exploration of and criminal trespassing in high profile buildings.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Secure Psychiatric Units (10 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the lack of secure NHS facilities for offenders who are suffering from mental illness.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Maximum Security Prisons (10 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the care needs of the increasing number of older prisoners held in high security facilities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Overcrowding ( 6 Dec 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made to address the issue of overcrowding in prisons.

Police and Crime Commissioners - Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Armstrong, for securing this debate. I would also like to make it a matter of record that I support the noble Lord in his wish for an independent inquiry of some form or another. Justice not only needs to be done, it needs to be seen to be done. If there is nothing to hide, why do we not have an inquiry? Having been an HMI for two years, let me tell...

Police: Emergency Calls - Private Notice Question (22 Mar 2018)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: My Lords, it is unfortunate that we talk about criticism of the police service on a day when we are recognising the bravery of Keith Palmer and many other officers who run towards danger rather than away from it—some of which is of course not reported. Can we return, if we may, to the question of emergency calls? A 999 call is the last resort of people out there on the streets and in their...

Ivory Trade - Motion to Take Note (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington: My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Carrington, on bringing this Motion to the House and on this debate, and I welcome my ex-colleague, my noble friend Lord Hogan-Howe; we await with interest what he will say in his maiden speech. Nobody who has been to Africa and has seen the distinction of the noble beast, the elephant, and then seen how their tusks have been torn from the...


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