Results 21–40 of 4235 for speaker:Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, I wonder whether it might be helpful for me to begin by trying to find what we can all agree on and then look at what we cannot agree on. Everyone here, I am sure, will agree that the right to freedom of speech and the right to freedom of the press are essential foundations of a democratic society. Everyone would agree that the proper functioning of a modern participatory society...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: I remember Lord Campbell of Alloway once saying to me, “Never make a serious point after the dinner hour”. I think I now understand what he meant. I am in some difficulty, because my noble friends have not moved Amendment 88. I was hoping to make a speech explaining why I profoundly disagree with Amendment 88. Even given the flexibility of the rules of procedure of the House, I am not...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, the Minister rightly signed on the face of the Bill his statement of its compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights. I wonder whether the answer to the question of the noble Lord, Lord Kakkar, is not provided by the Human Rights Act itself, which says that all legislation, old and new, must be read—and given effect, if possible—compatibly with the convention...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, I want to raise an issue which I would be grateful if it were thought about, although I would not dream of asking the Minister to give an informed reply today. I am puzzled especially by Amendment 37, spoken to by the noble Lord, Lord Griffiths, because I spent a good deal of my time developing the Equality Act 2010 and we were very concerned when doing so about issues of personal...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Equality and Human Rights Commission (1 Nov 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 October (HL Deb, cols 393–5), what are the terms of the agreement between the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Lord Shinkwin regarding his participation in the Commission's work.

Written Answers — Leader of the House of Lords: Human Rights Joint Select Committee (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask the Leader of the House what are the reasons for the delay in establishing the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Sexual Harassment in Parliament - Statement (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, the Statement referred to the fact that a Minister has been referred to the Cabinet Office to see whether he has violated the Ministerial Code. Will the Leader of the House tell us which provision of the Ministerial Code is in play here?

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, one of my many character defects is party loyalty. That has led me in the past even to vote against my own amendment, which I will never do again. Today, I have the misfortune to disagree with my party. I will explain briefly why I cannot possibly support the original amendment, which is constitutionally illiterate, or the attempt to rescue it in the manuscript amendment. The...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Equality Act 2010 (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 October, whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission has the power to enforce the Equality Act 2010 in the civil courts where it considers the law has been breached.

Daphne Caruana Galizia - Question (24 Oct 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, Malta is one of four countries, including the UK, whose system is based on the common law. It is also party to the European Convention on Human Rights. This extraordinary, courageous and investigative journalist wrote articles accusing the Maltese Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition of abuses of power. In those circumstances, will the Government please remind Malta of...

Space Industry Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, I will say few words in support of the general propositions that my noble friend Lord McNally has referred to. I have come to the sad conclusion that the Government do not believe in parliamentary democracy but in executive government, and that they use every means they can to avoid Parliament’s scrutiny. The particular example that I am concerned about is what has happened to the...

Equality and Human Rights Commission - Question (16 Oct 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, the Equality Act 2006 gave the commission important powers of investigation and enforcement. Leaving aside the fact that there is not much enforcement, which I have raised before, does the Minister agree that it is grossly improper for someone who is appointed to an independent law enforcement agency to put pressure on that body to agree with his particular hang-up on a particular...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: *No heading* (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: *No heading* (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the EU Satellite Centre.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: European Securities and Markets Authority (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Banking Authority.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: European Securities and Markets Authority (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: European Securities and Markets Authority (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Banking Authority.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: European Securities and Markets Authority (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Securities and Markets Authority.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: European Securities and Markets Authority (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority.

Written Answers — Home Office: *No heading* (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation.


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