Results 1–20 of 356 for speaker:Lord Butler of Brockwell

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 11 (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, I have put my name to the amendment from my noble friend Lord Anderson. Over the years of my career in government, I was involved in successive pieces of legislation governing intrusion by state institutions. They were necessitated by the European Convention on Human Rights judgments of the European Court, as well as by the growing availability of technology making such intrusion...

Ministerial Code - Question (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, it would have been good if the Minister had condemned the terms of the question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Howard. Under this Prime Minister, the conduct of the Government and their Ministers has been criticised by the Supreme Court, the National Audit Office in relation to their conduct of procurement, the Commissioner for Public Appointments, the chair of the Committee on...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (19 Oct 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock, on her maiden speech, which I heard with great pleasure from the Strangers’ Gallery. In the limited time available, I will not dwell on the anxiety and shame I feel about Part 5 of this Bill, which others have expressed so eloquently. I hope and believe that your Lordships will assent to the amendment in the name of my...

Gambling Legislation - Question (10 Sep 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, the Minister has said that the intention of the Government is to review the 2005 Act to see if it is up to date for dealing with the digital age. It is perfectly clear that it is not. Will the Government treat as a matter of urgency completing their review of this Act and introduce new legislation in the coming year?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Intelligence and Security Committee (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 29 June (HL5988), what are the current circumstances delaying the reappointment of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Intelligence and Security Committee (29 Jun 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the terrorist attack in Reading on 20 June, when the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament will be appointed. [T]

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Delivery Services: Coronavirus (16 Jun 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 May (HL4351), what estimate they have made of the effect of any increase in the number of deliveries during the COVID-19 lockdown on traffic statistics.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (10 Jun 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Supreme Court judgement in R v Adams (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) on 13 May, how many other temporary detention Orders under Article 4(1) of the Detention of Terrorists (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 were signed by a Minister of State or Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State. [T]

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Delivery Services: Coronavirus (27 May 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the greater use of delivery vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus (28 Apr 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their scientific advice rules out the possibility that COVID-19 was present in the UK in December 2019. [T]

Ministerial Code - Question for Short Debate (12 Mar 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, when I saw that the noble Lord, Lord Tyler, had secured this debate—on which I congratulate him—I thought it would be incomplete without the participation of a former Cabinet Secretary. After all, we have been the guardians of this document down the years. Its origins were contemporaneous with the creation of the post of Cabinet Secretary. It was first intended by Sir Maurice...

Ministerial Code: Breaches - Statement (2 Mar 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, will the noble Lord clear up one point that was a little ambiguous in his answer to the Leader of the Opposition? I welcome the fact that, in line with the Ministerial Code, the Prime Minister has asked the Cabinet Office to establish the facts—that is clearly very important—but in answering the Leader of the Opposition, the noble Lord said that the Cabinet Office has been asked...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 27 (15 Jan 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, I am going to make a rather cynical contribution to the debate. The debate has brought out very clearly the difference between accountability and a mandate. I am not in favour of the Government’s hands being tied by Parliament in these negotiations. I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Howarth, that it is for the Government to conduct these negotiations, not for Parliament. We will...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, it is a relief, at least to someone like me who has spent a career in government, to have an Administration that can now be effective. It must also be a relief to the noble Lord, Lord Callanan, to be introducing a Bill which he can be confident will go through. What then is the duty of your Lordships’ House? On this Bill, and on the flood of further legislation necessary to...

Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament: Special Report - Private Notice Question (4 Nov 2019)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, did not the process of clearing this report start on 28 March, seven months ago? Only the final stage of its being cleared by the Prime Minister started in October. Also, is not the point of the report that it is relevant to an upcoming general election? The Government should make a particular effort to ensure that it is in the public domain. Please will the Minister ask No. 10 to...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill - Second Reading (30 Oct 2019)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: I am grateful to the noble Earl for that, but surely the Queen cannot reopen Parliament before Christmas, on 23 December. That would be an absurd time to have a reopening of Parliament. Surely the answer is that the Queen cannot reopen Parliament until 6 January. We would then have a Queen’s Speech debate, so proceedings on the Bill are unlikely to start before the week beginning 13...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill - Second Reading (30 Oct 2019)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, if the Bill is passed and the election takes place on that date, what is the earliest date on which Parliament can be reopened?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Judd, whose championing of so many causes over the years I have greatly admired. As I have listened to this excellent debate, I have reflected on how refreshing it is to be debating the UK’s role in the full range of foreign policy and defence issues, not just Brexit. We had an inspiring prospectus of the UK’s opportunities from...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (15 Oct 2019)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: Would it not be possible, if an agreement appears to emerge this week but cannot be put into legal form, to go ahead with the departure agreement, which leaves out that aspect, and thus satisfy the requirement to leave by 31 October? That seems to be the very valuable conclusion of the point made by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay.

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (2 Oct 2019)

Lord Butler of Brockwell: I just ask a simple question. In those circumstances, will the Government write a letter seeking an extension?


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