Results 1–20 of 170 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 Davidson of Glen Clova

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modification) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing this brief order, which this side does not oppose. It is commendable that the Scottish Parliament has replicated the victim surcharge scheme that has operated in England and Wales since 2007. It should be a reasonable example of the cross-fertilisation of legal innovation that can occur from time to time within the UK. What is perhaps surprising,...

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modification) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing this brief order, which this side does not oppose. It is commendable that the Scottish Parliament has replicated the victim surcharge scheme that has operated in England and Wales since 2007. It should be a reasonable example of the cross-fertilisation of legal innovation that can occur from time to time within the UK. What is perhaps surprising,...

Devolved Administrations: 20th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (22 May 2019)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, 20 years of devolution over four nations is a substantial subject, and the initiators of this debate are to be congratulated on their choice of it. On 12 May, we marked the 20th anniversary of the first meeting of the Scottish Parliament. Up to now, this has been what many regard as the major implemented constitutional innovation for the UK of the past two decades. It was brought...

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (10 Apr 2019)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I commend the Minister on the brevity of his exposition of this particular order. Again, it is one that Labour is not inclined to oppose. The Explanatory Memorandum describes part of the amendment as being in relation to a legislative oversight. Have any issues arisen as a result of this oversight? For example, is the Minister aware of any decisions that have been made affecting the...

Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (10 Apr 2019)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his exposition of the order. As the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope, has said, no one could disagree with it. We are coming up to the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Scottish Parliament and of Scottish Ministers. At some point, it might be interesting to hear the view of Her Majesty’s Government of the performance of the devolved Executive over...

Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, the forestry sector is a significant contributor to the Scottish economy, to the extent of some £1 billion. It also imposes opportunity costs resulting from the tax treatment of forestry and from the externalisation of costs pursuant to the effects on the rural road network during harvesting. So an important responsibility is given to Scottish Ministers and, as my noble friend Lord...

South China Sea: Royal Navy Deployment - Question (1 Nov 2018)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of deployment of the Royal Navy in the South China Sea for efforts to develop trade relations with China.

South China Sea: Royal Navy Deployment - Question (1 Nov 2018)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and declare an interest as director of Ensis Strategic, a company promoting UK-China trade.

South China Sea: Royal Navy Deployment - Question (1 Nov 2018)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: I thank the noble Baroness for her Answer. Policy, however, is always a question of balance, and the balance here seems to be between apparent bellicosity on the other side of the world and a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the world’s second-largest economy. May I take it that the Minister favours the latter as the priority for the UK’s best interests?

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (11 May 2018)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I add my welcome to the Bill of the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, which the Opposition are happy to support. As the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, observed, in many areas of legislation there can exist a tension between statutory predictability and judicial discretion—a contest between predictability and flexibility. As the noble Baroness, Lady Deech,...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, this amendment is a useful reminder that the Brexit process needs to reflect the devolved nature of the United Kingdom. I take this opportunity of looking at this amendment to make certain observations more broadly and, indeed, to go back to the previous group where the Minister referred to a UK property register. He will be aware—and if he is not aware, he will no doubt be told...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, the Opposition are sympathetic to many of the points that have been made, and I single out Amendment 69H. The capacity to carry out UK company formation from outside the UK is a real lacuna in the current money laundering regime. Monitoring within the UK is difficult enough, as is evidenced by the use of, for example, Scottish limited partnerships in Russian and former eastern-bloc...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I pay tribute to my noble friend Lord Hain for that remarkable and well-researched analysis of the real problems that money laundering can cause, and the need perhaps to look at money laundering enforcement in the UK rather more sharply than has been done in the past. He has set out the most remarkable tale of corruption in South Africa and the impact it has had on global banking,...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, the patience of this side has not been strained by the Minister, who provided a complex and interesting setting out of the way in which the UK envisages the future. The debate in this complicated and difficult area has been most useful. The noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, provided an intensive forensic analysis, which, I suspect, may leave one or two questions that require answers that...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: My Lords, I beg to move Amendment 68ZA and will refer to the other amendments standing in my name. The rationale for this amendment springs from the considerable and widespread concern that there is insufficient democratic oversight of the future anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing regime, which together with broad delegated powers will permit any future Government to both...

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (24 Feb 2016)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: I am slightly surprised that the noble Lord offers such support for this amendment. I will explain my surprise. I do not see this as an exact simulacrum of what Smith proposes. This is an attempt to change the sovereignty of this Parliament. I do not understand that the Smith commission was quite so ambitious in the way it wished to proceed. I hope that that answers that question.

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (24 Feb 2016)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: There is a view, of course, that the Supreme Court is developing a constitutional role and that that is a matter that might be an adornment to the developing UK constitution. The noble Lord, Lord Thomas, suggests that these are philosophical musings, but the philosophical musing comes entirely from the other side. I am looking at the political reality of how this can be dealt with in relation...

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (24 Feb 2016)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: The suggestion that I am waffling is one that I do not find wholly offensive.

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (24 Feb 2016)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: I shall finish answering the noble Lord, Lord Tebbit, before I come to the interesting point made by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Wallace. I thank him for the name check. The noble Lord, Lord Tebbit, wanted to know what I was getting at, what my point was and why I was waffling, to use his word. I am trying to deal with various issues that seem to trouble many noble Lords and many noble...

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (24 Feb 2016)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: I feel that genies should not come out of their bottles; they should probably stay in their lamps. However, the point here is that, when one looks at this clause, no matter how one seeks to alter it, there is the potential—such are the fertile minds of our legal colleagues—to find one way or another in which any issue can be brought into court. My noble and learned friend the...


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