Results 81–100 of 890 for speaker:Baroness Ludford

Intelligence: Russia - Question (31 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: The Foreign Secretary pledges “nowhere to hide” for Putin’s oligarchs, but they are “hiding in plain sight” in their London mansions. In 2018, the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said that the London laundromat of corrupt, Kremlin-connected assets “has implications for national security.” That was nearly four years ago. Do we have to wait until its chairman, Tom Tugendhat,...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 30 (27 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: I want to follow up, because the Minister has answered the question I was going to ask. She mentioned that the 1,700 figure—I cannot remember what year it was for—was evidence of abuse, and as she just replied to my noble friend, she is assuming that the parents in those cases could not apply. It seems to me that there is no evidence of abuse. I am thinking of the strengthened safeguards...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 30 (27 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, as a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, I agree with the noble Baroness that we have done good work on the Bill. On a more serious note, perhaps I may say how much we appreciate the chairmanship of the right honourable Harriet Harman MP, whose recent bereavement has saddened us so much. I will speak to both Amendments 30 and 31. As has been said by other noble Lords,...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 11 (27 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I thoroughly endorse what the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, has said, and I am very pleased to co-sign this amendment. In the first two groups that we discussed this morning, we talked a lot about righting injustices. This is an opportunity to right a gross historic wrong—a forced eviction and exile that was, indeed, ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2019. I...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (27 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: Can the noble Lord address the point that I made, which I think was in the JCHR report? The courts have said that there should be an overall assessment—a holistic approach—that looks at good character as well as bad. However, the noble Lord appeared to concentrate only on a bad record being a triggering factor. He used the phrase “balance of probabilities”, but did not say that...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (27 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I just second what everyone else has said, in particular the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, whose Amendment 9 I have had the honour to co-sign. As he pointed out, the key element to stress here is that the imposition of a good character requirement for citizenship now would perpetuate discrimination against those who have been discriminated against in the past, when the...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading (5 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: I apologise for creating a slight extra delay, but I have listened in the last 21 minutes to the noble Baroness several times referring to “illegal migrants” or “illegal migration”. This Bill is about asylum seekers and refugees. We may differ on the legal issue of people arriving or entering irregularly, and our interpretation of the refugee convention, but under the Government’s...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Second Reading (5 Jan 2022)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the hallmarks of this Bill are illegality and inhumanity; the imposition of still greater inefficiency and expense on our asylum system; and prejudice to the interests of society in having well-integrated refugees. The Bill delivers neither dignity for asylum seekers nor a fair deal for taxpayers. My colleague in the other place, Alistair Carmichael, said: “If cruelty and...

Retained European Union Law - Question (16 Dec 2021)

Baroness Ludford: To ask the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (Lord Frost), further to his Written Statement on 9 December (HLWS445), how Her Majesty’s Government will consult Parliament in their reviews of (1) the substance of retained European Union law, and (2) the status of retained European Union law in United Kingdom law.

Retained European Union Law - Question (16 Dec 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, Parliament agreed with the Government that a snapshot of EU law at the point of exit should be onshored into UK law in the 2018 and 2020 withdrawal Acts. This was for the sake of continuity, certainty and stability for manufacturers and service providers, and thus the economy, throughout the UK, including Northern Ireland, beyond the protocol. A mere nine months on, the Minister...

Postmasters with Overturned Convictions: Settlement Funds - Statement (15 Dec 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I absolutely join with others in welcoming this Statement and join in the tributes paid by the noble Lord, Lord McNicol, to the noble Lord, Lord Arbuthnot. I also welcome the Minister’s praise for the journalist Nick Wallis, which is the main route by which I heard about this. My noble friend Lady Randerson talked about the way that individuals were picked off and given to...

Retained EU Law - Question (18 Nov 2021)

Baroness Ludford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Statement by the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (Lord Frost) on 16 September (HL Deb, col 1533), whether the review of the substantive content of retained European Union law has commenced; and what engagement they are planning to undertake with stakeholders, including those in Northern Ireland.

Retained EU Law - Question (18 Nov 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the freezing of EU law in domestic law at the end of last year delivered legal certainty and stability, including for the position of Northern Ireland in relation to the EU single market. Will the Government take great care in unravelling that? How do they intend to implement any change to retained EU law? Will they commit to doing so through primary legislation only?

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (8th Day) (Continued): Amendment 219 (15 Nov 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, we are all impatient for the Law Commission report, but I believe it is best to await it before deciding how best to frame any law on hatred towards women. Sex and gender have become conflated in ordinary speech, even in legislation, but they are not the same. While “sex” has a clear meaning in law, as defined in the Equality Act, the term “gender” does not, and is taken to...

Immigration Rules: Au Pairs - Question (8 Nov 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, for decades after the Second World War, it was Conservatives who, following Churchill, formed the backbone of the European movement. One of the motivating causes was that of cultural and educational exchange, whether through the Council of Europe or later the EU. Why on earth can a Conservative Government not now unilaterally extend the youth mobility scheme to EU and EEA countries...

Integrity of Electoral Processes - Question for Short Debate (21 Oct 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, noble Lords on these and other Benches have paid tribute to my noble friend Lord Tyler, so I shall be brief. I will pick up the comment of the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, that my noble friend Lord Tyler has been true parliamentarian for 30 years. He will be hugely missed, not only on our Benches but across the House. I believe it is his 80th birthday in eight days’ time, so I wish...

Integrity of Electoral Processes - Question for Short Debate (21 Oct 2021)

Baroness Ludford: The older I get, the more I think that 80 or 85 is no age at all. My noble friend is really being very cheeky retiring early. My noble friend gave a compelling survey of all the threats to electoral and democratic legitimacy. I want to talk about the Government’s intention to bring in voter ID. The number of specific accusations of voter fraud at polling stations is low and very few...

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: EU Proposals - Question (21 Oct 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, the New York Times ran an interesting article a few days ago under the headline “Showdown Over Northern Ireland Has a Key Offstage Player: Biden”. It was clearly briefed by administration officials and said: “In recent days, unprompted, Mr. Biden asked his staff for an update on the negotiations between Britain and the European Union over trade arrangements in Northern...


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