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Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 2 (16 Apr 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I have put my name to Amendment 2 and would have liked to put my name to Amendment 8. I do not need to say much about Amendment 2 because it has been extremely well explained by the noble Lord, Lord Russell, and the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay of Llandaff. I support everything they have said. The noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, has not yet spoken to Amendment 8, but a very good example...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (16 Apr 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I tried to add my name to this amendment but in fact I was on holiday, staying with my daughter in Spain. The suggestion that I sent put me on to Amendment 2 instead of Amendment 1, but I strongly support Amendment 1. I was for many years a family judge and President of the Family Division. I spent a great and uncomfortable part of my time hearing about the sexual abuse of children,...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (16 Apr 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: Before my noble and learned friend sums up on his Motion, I say to the Minister that he has not answered the question about what happens if there is a change in Rwanda and it is no longer safe.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (16 Apr 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, since the Minister spoke about Motion E, I should like to respond to the government amendment. I am co-chair of the parliamentary group on modern slavery and a vice-chairman of the Human Trafficking Foundation. The government amendment on modern slavery or human trafficking is entirely inadequate to deal with a group of people who are victims of a crime, suffering very often serious...

Asylum Claims - Question (25 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, how many of those already denied asylum are still in the country?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion G1 (as an amendment to Motion G) (20 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, the Minister did not refer to my amendment at all in his summing up. However, I beg leave to test the opinion of the House. Ayes 251, Noes 214.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion E1 (as an amendment to Motion E) (20 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I will speak to Motion G1. I declare an interest as co-chair of the parliamentary group on modern slavery and vice-chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation. It is compassion that leads me to insist on the amendment that I put down on Report and bring back again now. We are talking about a group of people who are wholly different from any other group about which the Minister and...

West Midlands Combined Authority (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I come entirely fresh to this issue, but I would like to ask the Minister: what on earth is the point of a consultation if the majority says one way and the Government take no notice?

Gibraltar: UK-EU Negotiations - Commons Urgent Question (12 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I am a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gibraltar, so I visit it regularly. I have been to see the airport, particularly the side that has been built for Spain. What is expected for someone like me arriving by air at Gibraltar Airport and going through both Spanish and British immigration? I am wondering how that is going to work.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 42 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I spoke to this amendment on Monday. I should like to test the opinion of the House. Ayes 246, Noes 171.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 34 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I also support Amendment 34. Several years ago, I was invited by the charity Safe Passage to a drop-in centre of young people who were migrants. I talked to two young Afghans, both of whom were known to be under 18. One had a moustache and the other had a beard. How on earth could an assessment be made, if they did not have any papers, that they were not over 18? There are real...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 33 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: If the treaty has to be agreed and the Government have to be satisfied, how can they expect us to recognise that Rwanda is at present safe?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 22 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: In relation to modern slavery, is there any law in Rwanda that protects those suffering from modern slavery or human trafficking?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 22 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: As far as I know, there is no legislation to that effect in Rwanda.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 22 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I have put my name to the four amendments tabled by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Etherton. I support everything he says and, since we are on Report, I do not propose to add to it. I also have my own Amendment 42. I declare an interest as the co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and the deputy chair of the Human Trafficking...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 9 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendments 23 and 27, in my name and that of the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher. They deal with Clause 4(1)(a) and (b), and relate very simply to “compelling evidence”. The threshold is quite simply too high for someone to be found to require “particular individual circumstances” to be considered. The point of these amendments is to take away “compelling”.

Domestic Violence Refuges: Charities and Local Government - Question ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, I declare an interest as chairman of the Commission on Forced Marriage. Will the Minister please remember that forced marriage is also domestic violence in many cases?

Shamima Begum - Question (27 Feb 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: To pick up on the point raised by the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, about other British citizens in the Syrian camps, are the Government thinking of reviewing how other countries are taking back their citizens or do they refuse to consider it? If so, why?

Post Office: Executive Remuneration - Question (27 Feb 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: My Lords, the person who was appointed to the board by the Government—what was his or her job?

Inter Faith Network - Commons Urgent Question (22 Feb 2024)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: Since it has been a long-standing arrangement that the Muslim Council of Britain should not be regarded as an organisation that the Government talk to, would the Government now be prepared to review that?


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