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Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: I apologise to the places, their populations and to the noble Lord, Lord Hall, himself. I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 217 withdrawn. Amendments 218 and 219 not moved.

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, this is a paving amendment for this group of amendments. My noble friend Lord Clement-Jones asked just now what the appropriate collective description of Queen’s Counsel is. I was pondering that; at first, I said to myself, “Avarice”, but then I thought that the true answer would be given by The New Yorker book of cartoons, which had a cartoon of a lawyer looking at his client...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: My Lords, I support these amendments, which seem a very good compromise. They ensure fairness and balance and avoid the very narrow approach of judicial review regardless of merit in any circumstances, without going into the substance of matters in a way that would turn the review into a whole general appeal. For those reasons, I am glad that the noble and learned Lord, Lord Keen, is taking...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Judicial review itself varies according to whether or not there is a European element. If the review is about a case where free speech under the convention is concerned or an EU directive is concerned, then judicial review embraces the principle of proportionality. However, if it is not about a case where European law can be involved—either system of European law—under the deciding case...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ratify the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements on behalf of the UK in its own right.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Equal Pay (1 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 is intended to facilitate the use by the Equality and Human Rights Commission of their enforcement powers relating to the elimination of unlawful sexual discrimination in the field of employment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judiciary (1 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 14 December 2016 (HL3710) on the duty of the Lord Chancellor and other Ministers to uphold the independence of the judiciary, whether they will now answer the question asked about how that duty should be performed.

Policing and Crime Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: When I was young at the Bar there used to be a judge whose concurring judgments were commendably brief—he would simply say, “I agree”. I can say that about the speech of the noble Lord, Lord Pannick—I agree with him—and would add a few words. I declare an interest because I have given evidence in the consultation on why Section 40 is, in my view, arbitrary, discriminatory and...

Policing and Crime Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: I am sorry for interrupting the noble Baroness, but is she aware that the independent review was conducted by a very senior former Permanent Secretary?

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (10 Jan 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many EU nationals in the United Kingdom have obtained the right to permanent residency; and how many applications for permanent residency are pending.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Human Rights: EU Law (6 Jan 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of the fundamental rights guaranteed under EU law and explain what approach they intend to take towards them before triggering Article 50.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Sector: National Identity (22 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to require public servants to take an oath of obedience to British values; and if so, what sanctions will apply for a refusal to do so.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Sector: National Identity (22 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to require public servants in Northern Ireland to take an oath of obedience to British values.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Public Sector: National Identity (22 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any calculation has been made of the estimated cost to the public purse of administering the proposed oath of obedience to British values.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Human Rights Act 1998 (22 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to authorise public access in 2017 to official records relating to the preparation of the Human Rights Bill in 1997.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Human Rights Act 1998 (22 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to arrange for the publication, under the 20-year rule, of official records relating to the preparation and passage of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: EU Nationals (22 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to counter xenophobia towards European Union nationals.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Service: Ombudsman (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, Cm 9374, published on 5 December, does not make provision for findings of maladministration and recommendations to be made binding on government departments and other public bodies.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Service: Ombudsman (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to provide for a member of the House of Lords, as well as members of the House of Commons, to be entitled under the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill to make a complaint to the Ombudsman if authorised by the affected person to act on the affected person's behalf.

Press Regulation (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: Could the Minister write to those who have taken part in the debate without disclosing legal advice but nevertheless explaining how the Government can say that Section 40 complies with free speech and the convention?


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