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Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (5th Day) (7 Jul 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I wholly endorse what the noble Lord, Lord Thomas of Gresford, has said, and I await the response of the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Scotland.

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (5th Day) (7 Jul 2009)

Lord Kingsland: The encyclopaedic exegesis of the law of provocation by the noble Lord, Lord Thomas, has lifted a heavy burden from my shoulders and enabled me to be uncharacteristically brief. Despite the fact that we have a large number of amendments to this clause, our amendments on loss of control as a partial defence to murder are designed to make the defence easier to apply. These amendments are a...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (5th Day) (7 Jul 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My noble friend raises an important question that has been testing the courts, as my noble friend well knows, since the passing of Section 3 of the Homicide Act 1957. Indeed, that is one of the reasons why the Government have introduced the clauses in this Bill. In my view, the test must always be measured against the reasonable man, despite the fact that it seems nonsense to my noble friend....

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (30 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My remarks will, I trust, harmonise with those already expressed during the debate on this line of amendments although, such was the depth and the sophistication of the speech by the noble Baroness, Lady Murphy, and indeed that by the noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, I cannot be absolutely sure. Moreover, in comparison to those speeches, what I am about to say will seem exceedingly naive. Our...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (30 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I know that your Lordships will agree when I say that the Committee owes a great debt to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Lloyd, not only for the terms of his amendment but for the quality of the debate in your Lordships' House that it has engendered. In promoting his amendment, the noble and learned Lord exhibited the intellect of a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, together with the...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (30 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I share the views expressed by the noble and learned Lord about the legislative exercise in which the Government are currently engaged. We are, in effect, being asked to consider the partial defences in a vacuum. Until we know what they will be measured against—what the Government will say about the component parts of the crime of murder—we are not in a position to reach any conclusions...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I rise simply to say that we support the amendments.

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Perhaps I may return to paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 4, a matter to which the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, also addressed herself. I simply want to understand exactly what the Minister is saying. Here we have a situation where a senior coroner has been conducting an investigation. That investigation gives rise to a concern that there are circumstances that create a risk of...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am extremely grateful to the Minister for that response.

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: This is another amendment that owes its inspiration to Dr Brian Iddon, who tabled it in a debate in Committee on the Bill in another place. Clause 24 states that the relevant authority must secure the provision of whatever staff are needed by the coroner to carry out his functions. Implicit in that is the recognition that out-of-hours staff must be provided if necessary: for example, in the...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful for the noble Lord's response. I have one further question for him. I asked three questions at the end of my short intervention. Following what he said, will the answers to all three of those questions be found in regulations made under what will become the Act?

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I am most grateful. In those circumstances I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 77A withdrawn. Amendment 78 not moved. Amendment 79 not moved. Clause 24 agreed. Amendments 80 to 85 Moved by Lord Bach 80: After Clause 24, insert the following new Clause— "CHAPTERInvestigations concerning treasure Coroner for Treasure and Assistant Coroners for Treasure Schedule (Coroner for...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Amendments 92 and 95, like the other amendments in this group, concern the action that ought to be taken to prevent other deaths. At present, the Bill leaves it at the discretion of the coroner to decide whether to inform a person in a position of power of any action which he feels might eliminate, or at least reduce, the chances of other deaths, other deaths which might occur in a similar...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I thank the Minister for his response, and the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, and the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for their support. The Minister drew attention to the fact that I quoted a substantial passage by the Minister in another place. I did that partly out of a sporting instinct, to put the argument of the other side, and partly to save the Minister from rehearsing it...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: In moving Amendment 75 I will speak also to Amendments 76 and 77. Amendments 75 and 76 belong together. They amend Schedule 3, which details the appointment of coroners. In particular, paragraph 2 allows the Lord Chancellor to appoint assistant coroners for an area. Before doing so, he must consult the Chief Coroner and every local authority whose area will be affected. Our changes would make...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Our amendment in this group is, I hope, straightforward. It would allow a fresh medical certificate to be issued in place of an old one if there was a subsequent change in the perceived circumstances surrounding someone's death. In another place, my honourable friend Mr Henry Bellingham raised the case of a constituent whose relative died. The original certificate recorded the cause of death...

Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Our amendments, like those of the noble Lord, Lord Alton of Liverpool, seek to place responsibility with the Chief Coroner to make the appointment, although we retain the link via consultation with the primary care trusts. As the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, has already indicated, this is so important because there is concern that the impartiality of an examiner appointed by...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: I rise with considerable trepidation to speak to my two amendments in this group, in view of the characteristically remarkable expertise exhibited by all noble Lords in this debate. Moreover, I claim absolutely no originality whatever for them. I owe them entirely to the work of Dr Brian Iddon in another place, who spoke to them in Committee. Both amendments are connected to the circumstances...

Insolvency — Question (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: My Lords, when the legislation went through Parliament about seven years ago, I do not recall the Government addressing the issue of a party who went into liquidation buying back the assets at a lower price. That is the core problem to which my noble friend Lady Gardner of Parkes has addressed her mind. Will the Government undertake to look at that legislation again in the light of the...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

Lord Kingsland: Does that mean that the Minister will, at Report stage, be in a position either to bring forward an amendment to Clause 14(6) along the lines suggested by the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Craig, or at least to indicate that at some stage in the legislative process such an amendment will appear? It is very difficult to see what the problem is. All it requires is for the definition to be set...


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