Results 1–20 of 907 for speaker:Baroness Ludford

Public Order Bill - Second Reading (1 Nov 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Paddick said in November last year when broadly similar powers were introduced into the police Bill: “With the greatest respect to the Government, this is yet another example of ‘What wizard ideas can we think up in line with the Home Secretary telling the Tory party conference she was going to get tough on protesters?’”—[Official Report, 24/11/21;...

Public Order Bill - Second Reading (1 Nov 2022)

Baroness Ludford: Okay, that is fair enough, but what I did not like was the tweet from Just Stop Oil saying, in effect—I cannot remember the exact words—who cares about art when the planet is in danger? That struck a very harsh note with me; many of us do care about art. What I support are peaceful protests which avoid both violence and deliberate damage. The noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, made a powerful...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Order of Commitment (1 Nov 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee. Unless, therefore, any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Motion agreed.

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 15A (31 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I want to bring the focus back to Article 2. The noble Lord, Lord Bew, said that this Bill is modest but the problem is that the law of unintended consequences could come into play here. My noble friend Lord Purvis of Tweed coined the phrase “Rumsfeld clauses”. I do not want to detract from his trademark on that phrase—he will kill me—but, as concerns Article 2, the Bill...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 12 (31 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I support these two amendments, but they are not even contesting the making of regulations or asking for substance or content; they just require a process for making the regulations. As my noble friend Lord Purvis said in the debate on the previous group, there is nothing in the Bill on consultation. Assuming that Clause 9 remains—which we hope it does not—this amendment is...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 7 (31 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: To prevent the noble Lord, Lord Bew, having to get up and sit down again, I ask him again to appreciate and acknowledge that, as the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, said, nobody in the debates we have had, whether at Second Reading, on the first day in Committee or today, is arguing to invoke Article 16. No one is advocating its use, let alone now. All that is being said is that the legal argument of...

European Political Community - Question (31 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: The attendance of the former Prime Minister at the EPC meeting was a welcome surprise. Given that one of the themes was security, as cited by the noble Lord, Lord Kirkhope, can the Minister tell us what plans the Government have to advance co-operation in the foreign and security sphere; for instance, by providing support to EU civil and military missions under the EU’s common security and...

COP 27 - Question (27 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, a few answers ago the Minister said that the attendance of the King at COP 27 was a matter for the King. Was that an answer to my noble friend Lady Sheehan, who asked whether the new Government have lifted the ban on King Charles III attending the conference in Egypt? A quick yes or no would suffice.

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 3 (25 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the Minister said that the four-page document we saw in July was designed to assuage our concern. Unfortunately, it did not. In one sense, I am impressed that the Government are prepared to receive criticism of their legal assertions in that document from people of the stature of Sir Jonathan Jones, Professor Mark Elliott, the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, and my noble friend Lord...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 3 (25 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: I will not prolong the debate as we all want something to eat. I simply disagree with the noble Lord. The noble Lord, Lord Dodds, spoke of a lack of trust. As the noble Baroness, Lady Chapman, said, his argument is surely not with the opposition parties, because we have not caused a lack of trust. I happen to believe that unionists in Northern Ireland have long had a bad deal from English...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 3 (25 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I rise to move Amendment 3 and speak to Amendment 67. If the Government are so confident of their legal case, which rests on the doctrine of necessity, they should surely have no hesitation in making a full legal justification available to us. They surely owe us that much, as we grapple with the contrary views that have been expressed by many distinguished sources. The International...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (25 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, we heard two views earlier in the debate, which was longer than any of us expected, on the two amendments. We heard two views on whether this Bill was going to poison the chance of negotiations with the EU. One was from the noble Lord, Lord Bew, who thought it would not. I agreed with the view put forward by the noble Lord, Lord Clarke, that the Bill is extremely unhelpful to...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment to the Amendment to the Motion (25 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: Has the noble Baroness seen the latest opinion poll, which shows that, when you exclude “Don’t knows”, 60% of British people want to rejoin the EU?

Police National Computer - Question (24 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: To ask His Majesty’s Government what procurement criteria they used in awarding Fujitsu a £48 million contract to upgrade the Police National Computer; and whether their decision to award that contract took into account that company’s role in developing the Horizon software for the Post Office.

Police National Computer - Question (24 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the Government have awarded contracts to Fujitsu of over £3.5 billion since 2013, including nearly £500 million this year, of which £48 million was on the police national computer. Considering that Fujitsu’s Horizon software was at the heart of the Post Office sub-postmaster scandal, why do the Government believe that Fujitsu software has the necessary integrity for the...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (11 Oct 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, in a recent speech the vice-president of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, said: “You may not hear this often from a European Commissioner, but it is high time we got Brexit done”. The irony of this Government’s position on the protocol and this Bill is that they seek to overturn an instrument that was part of the package their party so triumphantly said got Brexit...

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) (10 Sep 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I hope that I will not make the Chief Whip cross. I want to share four reflections on Her late Majesty. First, what a trouper—I hope that is not too irreverent a description of Her late Majesty’s work ethic. The column by journalist Janice Turner in today’s Times on the almost coincident death of the Queen and her own mother highlights the fortitude and stoicism as well as...

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...


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