Results 41–50 of 50 for speaker:Lord Merlyn-Rees

Football Hooliganism (4 Jul 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, can I ask the Minister about something that happened in Brussels? Apparently 450 British citizens were "deported" from Brussels by the Belgian Army, the Belgian air force and the police. Not all of them were involved in violence. They are now back in this country. They cannot travel back to Belgium. Do they have a right of appeal? We hear constantly that we work together with our...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Factortame Judgment: Payment of Claims (4 Jul 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: asked Her Majesty's Government: How they intend to meet expenditure relating to payment of claims following judgment against the UK in the Factortame case.

Dame Stella Rimington: Memoirs (25 May 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, am I right in recalling that the decision on matters of this nature is not one for government or for the Cabinet but is ultimately a matter for the Attorney-General, acting in his independent role and taking into account the public interest?

Northern Ireland: Developments (8 May 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, during the first 10 years of the 30-year problem in Northern Ireland, the Army were in charge of security; the RUC was swamped. From 1978, and increasingly, the Chief Constable and the RUC have been in charge of security. Given the announcement made by my noble friend about the role of the two prominent figures from outside the country, what role will the Chief Constable play? Will...

Eurofighter (4 Apr 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, does the Eurofighter meet the operational requirements of the RAF in the light of the war in Kosovo?

Selection in Education (15 Mar 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, I declare that I attended a grammar school; I met my wife at a grammar school; I taught in a grammar school--an excellent school which was vastly superior to the private schools littered around the place; and that my children went to a grammar school. From all that, I learned one thing: that to decide the future of a child at 11 is wrong. Selection at 11 transforms children's...

Asylum Applications (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, will my noble friend provide comparable figures for all the countries of the European Union so that we can see to what degree there is a common problem? Does he agree that the suggestion made by the noble Lord in his Question will appeal very much to Herr Haider of Austria?

Tharcisse Muvunyi (2 Feb 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, has the UN prosecutor the power himself to apply for extradition or does it have to come from government to government?

Suspected War Criminals: Entry into UK (19 Jan 2000)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, whose responsibility is it now to make sure that the list of undesirables that is carried by immigration officers is up to date?

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Appointed Day) Order 1999 (30 Nov 1999)

Lord Merlyn-Rees: My Lords, the noble Lord mentioned bipartisanship. Full praise should be given to the late Lord Whitelaw who started the process from 1972 onwards. We all learned from him and the process has gone on ever since. He should not be forgotten. The noble Lord also referred to the question of whether it was a religious battle in Northern Ireland. When I was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland I...

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