Results 1–20 of 546 for speaker:Lord Richard

Prisons - Question ( 8 Feb 2018)

Lord Richard: My Lords, when the noble and learned Lord answered the Question he said that, of the 84,000 people in prison, a large number were due to historical abuse convictions. Can he tell us how many of the 84,000 are due to historical abuse?

BBC: Brexit - Question (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Richard: My Lords, is the Minister aware that the noble Lord, Lord Pearson, and those of his ilk would not be satisfied if every programme that the BBC broadcast on current affairs started with a litany which said, “Confusion to the Commission and down with the tyrannous EU!”? That would not be enough for them. It is vintage Trump: “I didn’t say it. If I said it, I didn’t mean it. If I said...

Inequalities - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2017)

Lord Richard: My Lords, I start by congratulating my noble friend Lord Liddle on securing this debate and on the detailed, magisterial and persuasive way in which he opened it. I was slightly worried about whether what I was going to say would fit into the pattern of the debate. However, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Parekh, because he has reassured me firmly that what I will say will, I hope, be...

Daesh: Raqqa - Private Notice Question (14 Nov 2017)

Lord Richard: The Minister’s account of what seems to have happened gets curiouser and curiouser. As I understand what he is now saying, we knew this was going on. Presumably the Americans also knew that it was going on. The other members of the coalition knew that it was going on. Did we try to stop it? Did we make representations to whoever was doing the deal that it was not in the interests of the...

Review of Gaming Machines - Statement (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Richard: My Lords, I confess I have almost totally lost the Government’s position on this. At one and the same time they say, “Yes, there is a problem. Yes, we have gathered the evidence. Yes, we know what the evidence is. Yes, it points unmistakably in the direction of doing something about this issue. Yes, we are convinced”—to use the Minister’s own word—“of the need to do something...

Brexit: World Trade Organization - Question (11 Oct 2017)

Lord Richard: My Lords, the noble Baroness said on a number of occasions that she is confident that the Government will be able to replicate our existing trading position. Can she enlighten us as to how on earth the Government propose to do that?

Housing: Social and Affordable Rents - Question (11 Sep 2017)

Lord Richard: My Lords, how do the Government define affordable housing?

Brexit: Court of Justice of the European Union - Question (30 Mar 2017)

Lord Richard: My Lords—

Brexit: Court of Justice of the European Union - Question (30 Mar 2017)

Lord Richard: My Lords, whatever the Minister says about the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, will she re-emphasise the Government’s position that they do not intend to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights?

Surrey County Council: Financial Issues - Private Notice Question ( 8 Mar 2017)

Lord Richard: I wonder whether the Minister can help me. Something caused Surrey to change its mind. What does he think it was?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) ( 1 Mar 2017)

Lord Richard: A slight thought went through my mind as the noble Lord told us what will happen in the House of Commons: “If that is so, what is the point of the House of Lords?”.

National Identity Cards - Question (16 Nov 2016)

Lord Richard: My Lords, for the life of me, I do not understand why the Government have set their mind so firmly against the idea of having an identity card or identity document. It is common practice in many parts of the world. If the Government, in their rush to Brexit, wish to control immigration, it seems to me that the most obvious thing they should do is to have some form of common identification to...

Migrants in France: UK Contribution - Question (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Richard: My Lords—

Council of the European Union: United Kingdom Presidency - Private Notice Question (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Richard: My Lords, a little while ago the Minister said that the Government would make alternative arrangements for our presidency, which we have since decided not to do. What alternative arrangements do the Government have in mind?

EU Nationals: Legal Status - Statement ( 4 Jul 2016)

Lord Richard: My Lords, when the Minister was speaking a moment ago, he said we must get the agreement of member Governments. I am slightly worried as to whether the negotiation—because that is what it is going to be—about EU citizens living here and our citizens living in the EU can take place at a European level, or whether we are not going to have to negotiate with each member state of the EU...

European Council - Statement (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Richard: My Lords—

European Council - Statement (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Richard: The noble Baroness said earlier that we should all now concentrate our energies on the negotiations, if I understood what she said. Can she help me a little bit? How can I concentrate my energies on negotiations when, first, I do not know when they will be negotiating; secondly, I do not know who is going to be doing the negotiating; thirdly, I do not know precisely what they are going to...

European Council - Statement (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Richard: Could the noble Baroness explain to me how I can do all that?

Shipbuilding - Question (14 Jun 2016)

Lord Richard: The Minister earlier used the phrase that the Government were consulting to further mature the design of these destroyers. What does that rather carefully chosen piece of jargon actually mean?

Drugs Policy - Question (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Richard: Is the Minister aware—I am sure he is not—that I find myself at a total loss to understand the Government’s policy towards the use of medicinal cannabis? Is he further aware that there is now a mass of medical evidence to show that, in certain cases, it can be useful and helpful? Is he also aware that, in relation to the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, Germany, Spain, Italy,...

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