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Local Government Bill [H.L.] (7 Feb 2000)

Baroness Ludford: I recognise that the noble Lord, Lord Randall of St Budeaux, is seeking to be helpful. But I oppose this amendment and strongly support the straightforward repeal of Section 28, being unpersuaded of the need for further statutory guidance. As has been mentioned this evening, there are already strong legal safeguards in the Education Act 1996 against unsuitable teaching. It provides that all...

Football (Disorder) Bill (20 Jul 2000)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I shall try not to speak for too long, even if it is a liberation not to be limited to one minute, as often happens in the European Parliament--a useful discipline. I am rather surprised to find myself the only woman listed to speak in the debate, although I am glad that there was a brief female intervention. I do not think that football should be left to men, even though I am not...

European Union: Enhanced Co-operation (24 Jul 2000)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, is it not the case that the real agenda of many Conservative Euro-sceptics is to take the UK out of the European Union altogether? On the question of subsidiarity, is it not outrageous that they are quick to accuse Brussels of a breach of subsidiarity but at the same time involve themselves in the domestic affairs of Denmark by interfering in Denmark's euro referendum?

Football (Disorder) Bill (25 Jul 2000)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, will the Minister share with us the legal advice he received in relation to the points made by my noble friend Lord Goodhart on the potential clash of the free movement provisions of the European Union treaties? My noble friend makes a serious point. At a time when efforts are being made to put more flesh on the bones of the free movement provisions, certainly in communications of...

Football (Disorder) Bill (25 Jul 2000)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I support my noble friend's amendment which fits into an increasing trend in the European Union towards mutual assistance in criminal matters. The amendment concentrates on gaining convictions--a point that we on these Benches have made consistently. As regards the lesser of two evils, when attempting to steer a path between the devil of continental deportations and the deep blue...

Turkey: EU Membership (25 Jul 2000)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I, too, thank the right reverend Prelate for introducing this debate. I speak not only as a Member of this House but as a London Member of the European Parliament with a large number of constituents originating in Turkey and as co-ordinator of the informal cross-party Kurdish network in the European Parliament. In that capacity I visited the Kurdish region of Turkey eight weeks ago,...

Turkey: EU Membership (25 Jul 2000)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I was not saying that it was not important that Turkey was a NATO ally. I was saying that it was a mistake to see Turkey purely through the prism of membership of NATO. We need to see that country primarily as a political partner in Europe. I was not diminishing the NATO aspect at all.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Moluccan Islands: Human Rights (24 Jul 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking to tackle human rights abuses in Indonesia's Moluccan Islands.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (1 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for giving way. He talks about the transference of powers from elected national governments to Brussels. I take it that he is aware that the major decision-making power in the European Community and the European Union lies precisely with those member governments in the Council of Ministers. The European Parliament, of which I have the privilege to be a member,...

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (1 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, we must say "Yes" to the Nice treaty because it prepares the way for enlargement. Its rejection would send a political signal that we are not keen on enlargement. As justice and home affairs spokeswoman for the European Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament, I am especially conscious of the importance of admitting the countries of eastern and central Europe, and Cyprus and...

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (1 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, before the Minister turns to the CAP, may I save her--or, more precisely, her officials--by pointing out that the only reference to the charter of fundamental rights is in the declaration, which says that the next IGC will consider the status of the charter. The Treaty of Nice does not say anything about the legal implementation of the charter. As a former civil servant, I should...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Incitement to Religious Hatred (15 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked Her Majesty's Government: What capacity there is under existing legislation to take action against those who incite hatred against religious groups, particularly with reference to the Public Order Act 1986.

Written Answers — House of Lords: London Air Quality (15 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked Her Majesty's Government: How air quality in London is monitored.

Written Answers — House of Lords: UN World Conference Against Racism (19 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the outcome of the recent United Nations World Conference against Racism.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Trafficking in Human Beings (19 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they are making, in co-operation with European Union and other partners, to deter and punish those who traffic foreign women into the United Kingdom for the purposes of forcing them into prostitution.[HL1261) Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Tourism: Assistance (19 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked Her Majesty's Government: What assistance is being given to tourism in (a) London and (b) nationally, to counter the adverse effects on the industry resulting from (i) the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and (ii) the events in the United States on Tuesday 11 September and subsequent related events.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Parliamentary Website (19 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked the Chairman of Committees: What assessment he has made of the Parliamentary website in terms of (a) content, (b) design, (c) accessibility, and (d) commitment to open government; and what comparison, if any, he has made with the websites of other legislatures, particularly the website of the European Parliament. [HL1234[] Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

European Arrest Warrant: EUC Report (19 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I shall concentrate on the European arrest warrant rather than on the definition of "terrorism". However, I share the fears expressed about the suppression of legitimate protest. The European Parliament is doing its bit to try to improve the definition. When the first European Union summit on justice and home affairs took place in Tampere two years ago, the heads of government...

European Arrest Warrant: EUC Report (19 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I apologise to the noble Lord and I thank him for giving way. I also apologise to the House. As regards a fair trial, I am anxious to clarify a point with the noble Lord before he sits down. In reply to my noble friend Lord Lester, the Minister said that he hoped there was a power to refuse to extradite if there was a belief that a person would not get a fair trial. However, I have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan: Future Government (20 Nov 2001)

Baroness Ludford: asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they have given and what discussions they have had with the United States and other governments regarding the nature of any future government of Afghanistan in the event of the collapse of the present Taliban government, with particular regard to the role of women.


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