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Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (30 Jan 2019)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 December 2018 (HL11859), whether they will publish the number of visa refusals by nationality, rather than those at an aggregated level published in the quarterly immigration statistics; and why they do not publish this data currently.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (3rd Day) (14 Jan 2019)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, I was never very good at maths, but I think I am speaker 237 on this subject, if we take the debates before Christmas into account. Therefore, the chances that I can say anything original, or something which has not been better put by someone else, are slight. There are, however, three things that I want to say. The first is about science, amplifying what my noble friend Lord Stern...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (11 Dec 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many visas they have refused to delegates wishing to enter the UK to attend international scientific conferences; how many of those refusals were for applicants from low and middle income countries; and what were their reasons for such refusals.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (4th Day) (14 Nov 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: It may help the Committee to focus on this as a counterespionage issue. In the years that I have been here we have had, as I said at Second Reading, endless debates and legislation on terrorism. We are now talking about something that was part of my career 30 years ago. The noble Lord, Lord Paddick, rightly suggests that the poisoning of the Skripals was attempted murder and a serious crime,...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (12 Nov 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: I, too, support the amendment. As the noble Lord, Lord Anderson, said, the criteria for proscription are clear. They are concerned with terrorism commission, promotion, participation and engagement. As the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, said, much hangs on proscription because of the offences that follow from it, so it is critical that we get it right. I was not entirely surprised to...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (12 Nov 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: If the terrorists came from Saudi Arabia, how would the Americans have had their DNA?

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (12 Nov 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, I will comment briefly on this important subject. I was the director-general of MI5 in 2003 when we produced the terrorism strategy. At that stage, it was not public. Of the four Ps—Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare—Prevent was the one on which we spent the most time. We did not feel qualified to be very helpful on it, although we had established a behavioural science unit in...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (1st Day) (29 Oct 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, I support the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Anderson. We should be grateful to the Parliaments of Australia and Denmark for the prior work they did, which he has refined. I have only three small points to make arising out of the debate. The first relates to the point from the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, on prior authorisation. In addition to the point made by the...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (1st Day) (29 Oct 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: That was the noble Lord, Lord Anderson.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Second Reading (9 Oct 2018)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, as the Minister said in her introduction, it is sad in a way that we are here again dealing with counterterrorism legislation. In the 10 years that I have been in your Lordships’ House, I have lost count of how many times we have come back to this subject. Indeed, in my maiden speech 10 years ago, I spoke against detention without charge for 90 days for terrorist suspects, then a...

Terrorist Attacks - Statement (5 Dec 2017)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, does the Minister agree that one of the things that is encouraging about David Anderson’s report is the clear evidence of a complete lack of complacency in both the Metropolitan Police and MI5 and the self-criticism of their own performance? That has led to their producing 126 recommendations. David Anderson, as far as he goes, supports those recommendations, and we know that the...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: May I correct an impression that medical research does not seek consent? It seeks consent whenever possible, and extensively. However, there are categories where something else is needed. I would not want to leave the House with the impression that there is a substitute for that. In some circumstances we need an additional safeguard.

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, it is late and I have little to add to what my noble friend Lord Patel said. I declare an interest as chair of the Wellcome Trust, and I was also closely involved with Imperial until conflicts of interest preventing my going on. I have a lot of sympathy with those who spoke earlier on the issue of fundraising for universities. I speak tonight briefly about the concern I raised on...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, I will be brief, as the late Lord Walton always said at the start of his speeches. However, I actually mean it. That is because many of the points I want to make have been made by either the noble Baronesses, Lady Neville-Jones or Lady Ludford, or by my noble friend Lord Patel, who declared my interest as chair of the Wellcome Trust for me. For those noble Lords who are not familiar...

Security in the UK - Motion to Take Note (10 Jul 2017)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, I start by endorsing the Minister’s concern for the victims, thinking about those who have suffered, those who have been bereaved and those who will live with life-changing injuries. I intend to raise five questions and wonder whether we can draw conclusions on any of them. I attach a caveat: I retired from MI5 10 years ago. I am out of date. Therefore, I am not going to stray...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (1st Day) (11 Oct 2016)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: I just wonder whether the noble Lord has considered the possibility that the security and intelligence agencies may also have an interest in civil liberties. It is not one side against the other. In deciding what you go for, that is a key part of the provision.

Investigatory Powers — Motion to Take Note (8 Jul 2015)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, today’s debate is part of a continuing discussion on how best to ensure that we have robust and defensible legislation covering the intelligence work of the British intelligence and security community and the police. We all acknowledge that RIPA has its flaws and is out of date, but it was my service that argued for the necessity of legislation like this in 2000—against some...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Jan 2015)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, it is late, we all want to go home, and the end is in sight. This grandly titled panel is a tail stuck clumsily on a donkey. Someone has grabbed an American idea and stuck it into the Bill. What is it for? Others who have spoken have asked exactly the same question, and I think that we would all be concerned if the role of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation was...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Jan 2015)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: I only talked about donkeys.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Jan 2015)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: My Lords, I start by declaring an interest as the chair of the Court and Council of Imperial College and by agreeing with the very clear concerns expressed by my noble friend Lord Pannick about this whole area. The widening circles of support for this pernicious ideology are a concern for us all. I also pick up the question put by the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, to my noble friend Lord Evans...


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