Results 1–20 of 800 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 Carlile of Berriew

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 53 (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, whose amendment this is—and I am very pleased to be a signatory—is a considerable expert on the subjects under discussion, as is the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann. I have enormous respect for them both, and for their skills in this area. I am but a mere lawyer and feel, to an extent, inadequate to parry on the financial details under discussion. I...

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 11 (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I mean what I say when I say that it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra. He always speaks in primary colours, so we know exactly what he means. But on this occasion, I am afraid that he and I are, not for the first time, going to disagree with convivial cordiality. I, too, am grateful to the noble Earl, Lord Howe, who has made a considerable effort to...

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 18 (13 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I start by congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Northover, on having the courage to present this important amendment, and on doing it so well—[Connection lost.]

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 18 (13 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I apologise—just as I was speaking, there was a power cut in my home. I was saying that in 2015, some 115,000 people died of smoking-related diseases in the UK alone, at a time when knowledge of the dangers of smoking was complete. Since at least 2006, when a significant report was published by Stanford University, it has been known that exposure to tobacco smoke outdoors is less...

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 9 (13 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, the points I would have wished to make in this group of amendments have already been made skilfully by others and I see no need to repeat them. All I would say is that I absolutely support and adopt the approach taken and submissions made by the noble Lord, Lord Harris of Haringey. The noble Lord said extremely skilfully what I would have tried to say, so I have nothing further to add.

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (13 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe. Like her, I absolutely recognise the economic imperatives behind the Bill, including this part of it. In your Lordships’ House we have excellent spokespeople for disabled people and real expertise, ranging from a colleague with enormous Olympic achievements to the noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, who I...

Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording with Sound of Interviews and Associated Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve (10 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I start by making a general statement based on a lot of observation in Northern Ireland. The House should recognise the enormous progress that has been made by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and its clear understanding of the ethical matrix in which it absolutely must operate. I also think that we should pay tribute to the judiciary in Northern Ireland. If one reads the...

Port Examination Codes of Practice and National Security Determinations Guidance Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (10 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for her openly consultative approach to these provisions and for the changes that have been made. I think that we have something that should unite most of the House. These are important new codes of practice, and they are an improvement on their drafts. Codes of practice were almost unheard of when I was on the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill...

Business and Planning Bill - Second Reading (6 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I too support the Bill as an urgent and temporary measure designed to alleviate the effects of Covid-19 and stimulate the planning system. However, can the Minister confirm clearly that these are truly intended to be temporary measures and that standards of good design, particularly for the permanent future, will be maintained and, if at all possible, enhanced? I agree with every...

Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (1 Jul 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I share the sympathy that has been expressed for the families of the victims who are behind the motivation for the Bill. I looked carefully at the background to this issue to see what effect—[Inaudible]—stage had on the Bill to see if there is a necessity for the amendments that are proposed today. I examined paragraphs 32 and 33 of the Explanatory Notes, which say, among other...

Sentencing Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, in a month I shall have been a member of the Bar for 50 years, and I have included in that time sitting as a judge in criminal courts. In that time, the population of the prisons has more than doubled and the complexity of sentencing law has at least quadrupled, and I deprecate both. However, I support this Bill with enthusiasm, because it puts sentencing law in one place—as part...

Policing: Covid-19 Guidance and Legislation - Question (5 May 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: Does the Minister agree that the Director of Public Prosecutions’ very unusual decision to review every single Covid-related prosecution initiated by the police indicates clear overuse of the powers and that new National Police Chiefs’ Council guidance is needed to replace the overcomplex guidance issued by the College of Policing, which many police officers do not even have time to read?

Covid-19: Medically Vulnerable People - Question (22 Apr 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, given that some very healthy older people have mistakenly received 12-week lockdown letters, including inaccurate and anxiety-causing assertions that they have underlying medical conditions, will the Government permit an arrangement whereby the relevant GP practice can confirm or refute the issue of the letter and certify to that effect?

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill - Committee (and remaining stages): Amendment 1 (24 Feb 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, my name is the fourth name on these amendments, and I am not going to add anything, save to say this: I wish it had not been necessary to table these amendments. They represent what I would have considered a reasonable Bill to tackle the difficult problems we are dealing with tonight. I support strongly my noble friend Lord Anderson and others who have signed these amendments.

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion (24 Feb 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, I think it is clear that we are all trying to achieve the same during the course of this debate: to keep the public safe from terrorists by the best means lawfully available. This Bill has been presented as a fast-track Bill, but in my view, although it is certainly an urgent matter, it does not justify for one moment being one. The sentence release dates of the prisoners we are...

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (24 Feb 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: Can the noble and learned Lord tell the House what opinions have been expressed by prison staff, including chaplaincy services—for example, in Whitemoor prison—about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the programme he is describing?

Terrorism: Contest Strategy - Question for Short Debate (3 Feb 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, it is an enormous pleasure and privilege to follow my noble friend Lord Anderson of Ipswich. He has given us a cogent and balanced picture of the issues that face us in this debate, and we are most grateful to him. I also thought that the debate was opened with great skill by the noble Lord, Lord Harris of Haringey. Knowing as I do the noble Baroness who will be answering this...

Terrorism: Contest Strategy - Question for Short Debate (3 Feb 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: I am glad to see that one or two noble Lords here understand the joke behind that, for which I hope I will be forgiven. Some of the issues that have arisen during Prevent have caused difficulty. The Prevent duty is not always as successful as we intended it, perhaps because the way it is defined is not as clear as we intended it. The notion of British values has caused a great deal of...

Streatham Incident - Statement (3 Feb 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: Does the Minister recognise that there is likely to be serious and possibly cogent challenge to the retrospectivity as it relates to sentences being served, given that a person who is sentenced to, for example, six years’ imprisonment today has a legitimate expectation—known to the judge—that he will serve three years and not six? Are the Government not therefore taking an unnecessary...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 12 (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: My Lords, there are a few countries in the European Union, all in central Europe, where the independence of the judiciary has been under attack for the past two to three years, as is evidentially measurable. We in the United Kingdom, of all political persuasions and none, have repeatedly condemned what has happened in those countries. My understanding was that one of the reasons put forward...


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