Results 101–120 of 890 for speaker:Baroness Ludford

Free Trade Agreement: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - Motion to Take Note (14 Oct 2021)

Baroness Ludford: I am not used to debates without speakers’ lists; I am a bit nervous about going first. I thoroughly congratulate the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, on securing this debate before the expiry of the scrutiny deadline. As he noted, this is the first genuinely new post-Brexit free trade agreement, as opposed to a copy-and-paste of the agreements we enjoyed as an EU member state. As such, it has to...

Northern Ireland Protocol - Private Notice Question (13 Oct 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I want to ask the Minister two questions. First, apart from with the DUP, what consultation have the Government undertaken in Northern Ireland to lead the Minister to threaten to breach the protocol? The chief executive of Manufacturing NI says that “no one in business has raised the issue of the ECJ oversight as a problem … It is purely a political and sovereignty issue, and...

UK Property Ownership: Overseas Jurisdictions - Question (13 Oct 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, Guardian reporter Luke Harding, involved in analysing the leaked Pandora papers, has said, “There is a message for the super-rich here: don’t hide your cash under a palm tree because, sooner or later, an investigative journalist will find it.” That is just as well, because the Government seem very relaxed about dirty money buying up London. Why have only four unexplained...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Sep 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I thank everybody who has taken part in this debate. I cannot sum up everyone’s contributions, but my noble friend Lord Paddick and the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, did a very good job of surveying all the contributions. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, for giving the support of his group to this Private Member’s Bill. I will pick out just one or two points. Several noble Lords...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Sep 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I am pleased to have the opportunity to propose the Second Reading of this important and, I think, timely Bill. I am very grateful to all the speakers in today’s debate, to the Families Together coalition of NGOs, which has supported, encouraged and briefed us, to our Library for its briefing, and to all the parliamentarians who have championed this cause in previous versions of...

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Sep 2021)

Baroness Ludford: I thank the noble Lord; I certainly have lost some brownie points. I was noting that the New Plan for Immigration contained a suggestion to raise to 21 the age of children eligible for reunion, which was withdrawn in the response to consultation. I hope that the Minister can provide an explanation for that. As a refugee called Ngozi told the Joint Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday: “We...

Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I am not going to talk about the foreign policy, military or security aspects of the catastrophe in Afghanistan. I am not equipped to do so, and many others in this debate are, not least the noble Lord, Lord Robertson, who has just spoken. My only inquest question is to ask why a plan for refugees emerged only last night and why there was no contingency scheme ready to announce an...

Northern Ireland Protocol - Statement (21 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, this Government drove through the arrangement whereby Northern Ireland would have a different customs and regulatory status from that of Great Britain. The Prime Minister then claimed that this would not lead to controls on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That claim was not true. The Prime Minister and his colleagues, including the Minister, knew that the EU needed...

Brexit Opportunities Unit - Question (19 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, it is surprising that the Government need not just a new director but a whole unit paid for and tasked with searching for Brexit opportunities. For the Minister and his like-minded colleagues, surely these opportunities are self-evident. Can he therefore list those Brexit opportunities for me now—specifically, not with some grandiose global Britain rhetoric—and say whether they...

Trade Agreements - Question (15 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, when granting the data adequacy decision, the European Commission imposed a four-year sunset clause over fears of UK divergence from GDPR standards, especially in transfers of data to third countries. The Government are none the less forging ahead with international agreements on data transfers such as with the US, the trans-Pacific partnership and Asian countries. Their recent...

Northern Ireland: Jewish Community - Question (14 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, why was this important issue not addressed by the Government and their supporters before now? Can the Minister tell us what meetings were held with the Jewish community in Northern Ireland when the protocol was being negotiated by this Government, and what did the Government tell that community about how they would avoid the impeded access to kosher food, which has a serious impact...

United Kingdom–European Union Parliamentary Partnership Assembly - Question (12 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, in its April resolution on the trade and co-operation agreement, the European Parliament said that it wanted the parliamentary partnership assembly not only to monitor the full implementation of the agreement but also to make recommendations for improved co-operation. This Parliament currently has a serious scrutiny deficit with regard to the Government’s Brexit activities under...

E-scooters - Question (12 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle the illegal riding of e-scooters.

E-scooters - Question (12 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, this Government claim to represent the party of law and order, and certainly they often talk about crackdowns, but, when it comes to e-scooters, they have allowed, even encouraged, de facto legalisation without the necessary legislation to protect riders and the public. This has caused problems to escalate out of control in a wild west of lawlessness, where riders are terrorising...

Government Departments: Non-Executive Directors - Question (1 Jul 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, cronyism in public appointments weakens the quality of governance, to the detriment of the public. The problem has got a lot worse under the present Government. The outgoing Commissioner for Public Appointments, Peter Riddell, recently noted the growth in the number of unregulated appointments by Minister and said: “there is an urgent need to publish a list of these appointments...

Mortgages: EWS1 Form - Question (29 Jun 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, this whole issue is an appalling scandal affecting several million innocent victims, for which developers, building owners and government are responsible, not them. More than 600,000 people in England are currently living in high-rise buildings with dangerous cladding, and there are more than 2 million mortgage prisoners, unable to move because of cladding issues. Why are the...

Office of the Whistleblower Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2021)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, I warmly welcome my noble friend’s Bill and her excellent introduction of it. This Second Reading is well timed for two reasons: first, because it comes just after World Whistleblowers Day on 23 June, which was initiated by Transparency International, which it says is “an occasion for us to celebrate the courageous individuals who come forward to report corruption”; and,...


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