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European Convention on Human Rights - Question (18 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: The Minister is quite right that we need to be clear but unfortunately, only two of the five remaining candidates for the Tory leadership have been clear that they would not leave the convention. Liz Truss, who is still in the Government, has said that she would be prepared to leave the ECHR. Rishi Sunak and Kemi Badenoch have failed to clarify their positions. Can the Minister be confident...

Human Rights Act 1998 - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: In further testing the patience of the Minister, and no doubt the House, does he really think that the constant repetition over decades of certain politicians and sections of the press that it was only undesirable people who were getting the benefit of human rights law—criminals and whoever—has had no effect whatever? That and the lack of civic education in schools about the benefits of...

Human Rights Act 1998 - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Whitaker, for this important debate. I am delighted to see the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, in his place after the jollifications of last night when he so generously invited us all to his party. He has obviously got great stamina. I am most grateful to the organisations that have sent us material: the British Institute of...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the Minister was not wrong in that last remark. I thank him very much for his reply, which I will come back to, but I want to thank everybody who has spoken in this debate. I was extremely pleased that we had the bonus of two extremely valuable extra speakers in the gap, which was wonderful. The noble Baroness, Lady Neuberger, made a salutary correction to our historical perspective...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: Other wars are indeed going on, and that is why refugees are fleeing, whether from Afghanistan, Sudan or the Middle East. I regret that the Minister trotted out the “children are being forced to travel and exploited” line. It is rather like the debates during the passage of the Nationality and Borders Act on the right to work, when the Migration Advisory Committee told us there was no...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: Was he five? I thought he was 11; the press always says 11. Anyway, he has obviously been a very successful businessman and politician. How do you know who will prosper? Lots of refugees often prosper more than anybody else in the country because they have a sense of having to achieve something, and they also want to give back to the country. It is not just people who come on higher-paid...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to propose Second Reading of this important Private Member’s Bill. While there are some small additions in this Bill to the version I moved last September, the core of it is unchanged—so my themes today are no different, because the case is an enduring one. I am very grateful to all the speakers in today’s debate and to all the...

Sewage Disposal in Rivers and Coastal Waters - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: I am grateful to the Minister and sorry that I missed the first minute of his response. Following the theme of my speech, can I ask that another term be used instead of “storm overflows”? It is the biggest excuse that the water companies rely on. It sounds like, “It’s an act of God; it’s a storm; we couldn’t have anticipated this”. If another term could be found it would help to...

Sewage Disposal in Rivers and Coastal Waters - Motion to Take Note (7 Jul 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Campbell-Savours. Amid this discussion of an unpleasant subject, it is pleasurable to have in my mind the image of leaping salmon, which slightly cheers me up. I do not have the expertise of others such as my noble friend Lord Oates, whom I thank for this debate, but I want to speak about the Thames Tideway tunnel and my modest role in...

Northern Ireland Protocol: First Treasury Counsel - Commons Urgent Question (9 Jun 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the Minister referred to the absence of the Executive. It was expected that the publication of the Bill would be an incentive to create the Executive, but I understand it is being reported that the DUP has said that the publication of the Bill will not make any difference; it wants to see it implemented. How many steps have to be taken?

Ukraine: Defence Relationships - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, for this very timely and important debate. The noble Lord, Lord Hannan, said we have a better system in place, as a democracy, to identify and correct errors. I thoroughly agree, and I am going to talk about correcting the errors of Brexit. There has been much debate this week over how to improve the economic and trade relationship with the EU,...

Immigration (Restrictions on Employment and Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) and Licensing Act 2003 (Personal and Premises Licences) (Forms), etc., Regulations 2022 - Motion to Regret (7 Jun 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I too thank the noble Earl, Lord Clancarty, for ensuring that we have this debate, and I join with him in applauding the previous work that my noble friend Lord Oates has done on this issue. These regulations make online checks mandatory for all people with immigration status in the UK, as has been the case for almost a year for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens. However, there has been...

Court of Justice of the European Union: Comprehensive Sickness Insurance - Question (24 May 2022)

Baroness Ludford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 10 March on comprehensive sickness insurance in case C 247/20 VI.

Court of Justice of the European Union: Comprehensive Sickness Insurance - Question (24 May 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply, but the Government have had two months. The treatment of EU and EEA citizens risks becoming another Windrush, whether from refusal to give physical proof of status or from successive UK Governments’ 16-year insistence, now finally judged illegal by the Court of Justice, that some such citizens had to have unnecessary and expensive private...

Working Practices (International Agreements Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 May 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, wondered if it was self-indulgent to debate the work of one of our committees, but no one needs to persuade me, as a former MEP, of the valuable work of committees, which are the main forum—rather than the plenary—for the European Parliament’s work. I am not an expert on the matter of scrutiny of trade agreements, unlike my colleagues, my noble...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (18 May 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, Europe does not figure in the title of today’s debate, or indeed of any of the five days of debate on the Queen’s Speech. Europe, it seems, has been abolished. Some Brexit-related issues were debated last Thursday, when I could not be present as I was participating in the first meeting—finally—of the UK-EU Parliamentary Partnership Assembly, set up under the TCA. That...

Shireen Abu Aqla - Commons Urgent Question (17 May 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords—


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