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Immigration: Detention — Question for Short Debate (26 Mar 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom, published on 3 March.

Immigration: Detention — Question for Short Debate (26 Mar 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: (Valedictory Speech) My Lords, I will speak first to the subject matter of the debate since I was a member of the group which produced this report. The basic legal principle is not in doubt: executive detention is lawful if, but only if, there is a realistic prospect of removing the detainee within a reasonable time. When we debated the Immigration Act this time last year, my noble friend...

Rural Payments Agency: Basic Payment Scheme — Statement (24 Mar 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, my particular problem is that I believe that I may have registered, but I cannot now find out whether I have registered or not. It seems to be impossible to discover.

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — Report (3rd Day) (11 Mar 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, I, too, support the amendment and I do not share the difficulties which it is obvious are felt by the noble Lords, Lord Stoneham and Lord Deben. If those difficulties have any force, they were surely answered by my noble friend Lord Butler. I support the amendment on the simple grounds of fairness. It is not confined to zero-hours contracts, but one imagines that those will be the...

Immigration: Regulations — Question (11 Mar 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, when this point was raised last week, the noble Lord indicated that he might be willing to meet some of us who took part in that APPG. Could we not meet him so that we can discuss our real concerns about that report?

Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre — Statement (3 Mar 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: Perhaps the Minister is aware that we are the only country in Europe which does not currently have a maximum time limit for detention in immigration cases. Can he comment on the report published only today by the APPG—of which I had the honour to be a member—in which we recommended that the maximum limit should now be set at 28 days? If that were adopted, would it not go quite a long way...

Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill: Second Reading (12 Feb 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, I support everything that the most reverend Primate has said. I find it extremely difficult to add anything, just as I found it difficult last time round when we were considering the measure in October. But there is this difference between now and then: on that occasion, the debate had been long expected. It followed a natural sequence of events going back to the discussion of women...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Report (1st Day) (2 Feb 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: For the very reason that, as I have tried to explain, I can see no reason for the Bill to be brought forward now. I hope the noble Lord will understand that. Therefore we have, in any event, a gap. Much more important than that, however, is that the other Bill will save lives; this Bill will not.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Report (1st Day) (2 Feb 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, I support the amendment. Like others, I have been involved with national security for many years—longer, I suspect, than anyone else in this Chamber, except my noble friend Lord Armstrong. I worked with the Security Service when it did not even exist, so in my first report, I had to refer to the Security Service, SIS and GCHQ en bloc as “the agencies”. I continued to work...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Second Reading (13 Jan 2015)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, I hope that I may be forgiven if I start with a very brief personal explanation. I had an operation on my spine on Thursday of last week but I had already put down my name to take part in this debate because counterterrorism is a subject in which I have taken a very close interest over the past 40 years. I was the first ever Interception of Communications Commissioner, appointed in...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: Before the noble Lord sits down, I wonder whether he would just deal with the principal point made both by myself and by the noble Lord. In what respect does this clause add anything to Clause 2, as it will now stand part of the Bill, or to Section 1 of the Compensation Act 2006? Will he please give us one single example?

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: I am not sure whether I am entitled to say anything more. I do not intend to do so, except to draw attention to the fact that we have not been given any explanation of how Clause 4 adds anything of any utility. However, for reasons best known to themselves, the Official Opposition have decided not to support this amendment. In those circumstances, there is little chance of a result different...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, I also have an amendment in this group. It may be convenient if I say what I have to say now. In many ways, Clause 4, which we are now dealing with, is the oddest of these three clauses. As drafted, it was strongly criticised by the Fire Brigades Union, St John Ambulance and the Red Cross, among others. To take the instance of Fire Brigades Union, the clause goes directly contrary...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have supported this amendment. I want to say a word about the contribution of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe. He said that, as the Bill changes the common law, it ought to have been referred in the first instance to the Law Commission. I entirely agree that from time to time it has not been at all easy to discover what the government...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: I am quite happy to accept that there must have been a misunderstanding. However, that was certainly my understanding of the position, just as my understanding of the position at Second Reading was that they would be supporting my amendment. I was wrong about that and I am wrong again. However, that still leaves the question of why on earth the Opposition are not supporting the amendment....

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: I am not sure that I fully understood. Perhaps I did not wholly hear what the noble Lord said. However, the arguments are now over, and there is really nothing left for it but to take the opinion of the House. I do not fancy for one moment that, in the absence of support from the Opposition on this clause, the amendment will be carried. However, in the interests of doing the right...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, there are many reasons why Clause 2 should not stand part of the Bill, but to my mind the main objection is also the simplest: it serves no useful purpose. The mischief at which the clause is aimed is already covered by existing law. The mischief in question, as defined by the Lord Chancellor in the other place, is that volunteers are being deterred from volunteering by fear of...

Public Protection Sentences — Question (3 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent decision of the High Court in Fletcher and others v Governor of HMP Whatton and the Secretary of State for Justice that the Secretary of State is in breach of his public law duty in relation to the continued detention of prisoners detained under imprisonment for public protection sentences.

Public Protection Sentences — Question (3 Dec 2014)

Lord Lloyd of Berwick: My Lords, the only defence to these proceedings was that the Lord Chancellor could not provide the courses that these prisoners needed to go on in order to come before the Parole Board because he did not have enough money. Does the Minister agree that if the Lord Chancellor were to exercise the power that he already possesses to change the release test for these prisoners, he could release...


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