Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government How many EU nationals, other than Irish, Cypriot, Maltese and UK citizens, are on the electoral register in Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency; what is the distinction between the G and K markings placed against EU citizens on the electoral register; and what are the differences in the eligibility to vote between such EU nationals and UK citizens.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government how many people are registered to vote in more than one constituency in Northern Ireland; and, in relation to each constituency in Northern Ireland, how many people are also registered to vote in one or more other constituency.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government what methods are used by the Electoral Office in Northern Ireland to ascertain (1) whether someone applying for a proxy vote is a close relation of the voter, and (2) the validity of proxy vote applications.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require those voting by proxy to provide their national insurance number, in order to facilitate checks that proxies are not voting on behalf of more than two close relatives.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government whether all government funded bodies are required to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe guidelines on human rights, and if so who monitors their compliance.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the concept of parity of esteem as outlined in the Belfast Agreement 1998 applies to security service personnel who have a residence outside Northern Ireland but who have been resident in Northern Ireland for a period in the past.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce noise nuisance resulting from the use of motorbikes.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government, how much legal aid was paid to England based solicitors of John Downey, who was accused of killing four soldiers in the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park; over what period; and who were the solicitors and barristers instructed on his behalf.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether someone in prison is defined as residing at home or in prison.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to reduce the level of smoking in both indoor and outdoor public places.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government what part, if any, they are playing in discussions about the Republic of Ireland re-joining the Commonwealth.
Lord Laird: Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken (1) to implement the judgment of the European Court of Justice of 6 October 2015, Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, and (2) to ensure that the Information Commissioner implements the findings set out in that judgment.
Lord Laird: My Lords, I offer sincere apologies to the Government Front Bench for not being here at the opening of the debate. I am having a difficult day. I have not spoken here for two years, deliberately, because over that period and before I have had a number of difficulties with a heart condition, including arrhythmia, which place me in a rather difficult position. I have had a very difficult day...
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reduce the amount of fly tipping in the UK; and when any such proposals will be introduced.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what authority the government of the Republic of Ireland is playing a role in the negotiations for the UK leaving the EU.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted any cost-benefit analysis of the counter-terorism security measures put in place over the last 20 years; and if so, what are the results of that analysis, who carried it out, and whether they will make it publicly available.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what definition of "terrorism" they use.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they distinguish between terrorism and other criminal acts.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the interests of economy, what recent consideration they have given to amalgamating police services in England and Wales.
Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess the risk of terrorist attacks in the UK.