Results 1–20 of 1279 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Roberts of Llandudno

Asylum Seekers: Legal Advice - Question (5 Feb 2018)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ensure that every failed asylum seeker, and anyone facing removal from the United Kingdom for whatever reason, has access to adequate legal advice.

Asylum Seekers: Legal Advice - Question (5 Feb 2018)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, the Minister will be aware that many asylum seekers are unable to access legal advice, for different reasons. Some are penniless and others just do not know the procedures. The result is that many of the decisions made by the Home Office are unsound and reversed on appeal. In 2005, 13,000 appeals were allowed. In 2010, 35,000 were allowed and, in 2015, 17,000 were allowed....

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, first, can I say how much we welcome the words of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Morris of Aberavon? I am sure that, in Wales, people will have been listening very carefully to what he said. My emphasis will again be on Wales and in a different context. We need to confirm Brexit or otherwise, and we do that by voting. We voted in the referendum. People will say that we had one...

Brexit: Child Refugees - Question (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new arrangements they propose to introduce to support child refugees following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Brexit: Child Refugees - Question (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: I thank the Minister for those comments. She will remember the day when this Government opposed the admission of 3,000 refugee children into the United Kingdom and the whole situation then. I have received letters from 254 refugee organisations saying how sad they were about that. Are the Government intent on pursuing—if it happens—our distancing from the European Union, which...

Brexit: EU Citizenship - Question (11 Dec 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, I am very proud that I was born Welsh, and I am very proud that I was born British as well. By what right can the Government or anybody else deny those who are born after we joined the European Union of their citizenship in Europe? How can we deny it to them?

HIV: Global Response and Young People - Question (30 Nov 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, what action is taken with immigrants to the UK, including refugees and asylum seekers, to make them aware of the facilities available and that they are able to access them just like anyone else?

Calais: Refugees - Question for Short Debate (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the condition of refugees and migrants still in Calais and the surrounding area, one year on from the refugee camp there being demolished.

Calais: Refugees - Question for Short Debate (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, I am grateful for this opportunity. First, I will quote a friend who was there when the bulldozers came to demolish the camps in Dunkirk and Calais 12 months ago. He said that, “after I visited the Calais refugee camp, I still have an image in my head, which I’m sure will be with me for the rest of my life. When I arrived at the camp, there were police in riot gear...

Banks: Immigration Act 2016 - Question (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether banks and building societies are able to undertake immigration checks on approximately 70 million United Kingdom bank accounts as required by the Immigration Act 2016.

Banks: Immigration Act 2016 - Question (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: I thank the Minister. She might remember that, in 2007, 25 million benefit claimants’ details were lost. How certain can we be that the 70 million bank and building society accounts will be safe and secure? Are the Government committed to that safety and security? As for the claimants, how will the Government decide who will be investigated and who will not be investigated? The Minister...

Mohammed Mirzo - Question (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, ahead of the planned deportation to Bulgaria of the Syrian refugee Mohammed Mirzo, what assessment they have made of the impact on his human rights.

Mohammed Mirzo - Question (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: I am grateful to the Minister for that reply, and I am happy to welcome the release of Mohammed from Campsfield immigration centre and, before that, the Parc Prison in Bridgend, but why was he there in the first place? What offence had he caused? We know that family reunion takes precedence over anything else. The Red Cross briefing on this states that if somebody applies to go under Dublin...

Children: Gambling Advertisements - Motion to Take Note (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, I too appreciate the work of researchers and others who have given us facts and figures on the present situation with regard to gambling. I could repeat, as others have done, the startling facts with regard to this situation. However, there are different levels of gambling. May I promote my own town of Llandudno? Noble Lords can visit it at any time. It has at least three or four...

Electoral Spending Limits: Wales - Question (6 Sep 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his very encouraging response. It will encourage support for the Welsh language at general election times and others. If we can have this, it will show that we accept that bilingualism is not an easy thing and that it costs, but that the Government are totally behind the Welsh language and its continuance.

Korean Peninsula - Question (5 Sep 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new initiatives they are taking to ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

Korean Peninsula - Question (5 Sep 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: I thank the Minister for those remarks but does she not agree that Britain’s contribution would be far more effective if it was part of a European contribution—from a European community—rather than trying to effect it as an offshore island?

Refugees - Question for Short Debate (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, it is a privilege to take part in this debate, and I am grateful to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham for introducing it. Two reports have been published over the last few days: one is Refugees Welcome?, which we are discussing now, and the other, from the British Red Cross, is Can’t Stay, Can’t Go. Both show that UK immigration and settlement policy is...

Children in Need - Question (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, as regards the Government’s promise to accept 3,000 unaccompanied children within the next couple of years, how does this link in with the care that our children are getting?

Balfour Declaration Centenary - Question for Short Debate (5 Jul 2017)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: My Lords, one reason that I support Israel on most accounts is because it is a democratic country. If you try to change regimes in other Middle East countries, you have great difficulty. You have bloodshed, but in Israel, you have a democratic system. It is a PR system that goes to extremes but at least you can change the Government. If we do not agree at present with the Netanyahu...


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