Results 1–20 of 156 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 Judge

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee: Amendment 10 (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I wonder whether I may be allowed two minutes to look at the provision that we are considering, which is Clause 3(6). What is proposed is, “a review of the current legal framework on abortion in Northern Ireland with an analysis of how that … could be amended by Parliament … when there is no Executive”, followed by these very important words, which I have not heard this...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Amendment 1 (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I support not only the amendments to which my name is attached but all the amendments proposed today. Taken with the earlier amendments which the House considered and which the Government have added, this makes for a much better Bill than ever it was. The particular point I wish to emphasise is that, as a result of these changes, the House, and in particular the Government, have...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 23 (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: I am afraid I must ask for the opinion of the House on this amendment as well. Division to Amendment 23 called. Tellers for the Not-Contents were not appointed, so the Division could not proceed. Amendment 23 agreed.

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 22 (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I understand the difficulty raised in our earlier debate by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay: that other committees work on a different basis. However, all those committees were created before the constitutional change. What is more, the committee we are envisaging in the Bill will actually have power to decide how the other committees will operate—at any rate, in relation...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 6 (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, the Government have come a long way and I am now addressing not only the amendments put forward by the Government but Amendments 22 and 23. I begin by thanking the noble and learned Lord, Lord Keen, for kindly listening to what we had to say and for acting on it, and the Bill team for helping him get the wording right. It means that the Government have come a long way towards...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 (to Amendment 1) (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I shall say just a word or two in support of these amendments. Amendment 2, by adding the two words “providing for”, and Amendment 3, by removing the one word “technical”, would rather improve the clause. Amendment 5 improves government Amendment 4, which itself was an improvement. If I may, I will paraphrase how I understand Amendment 5 would work: if you are not digitally...

Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (18 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I am grateful to everyone who has spoken today. I shall not put down an amendment to an amendment but, when we come to look at this matter again, we could add “or if you give any false answer” after “if you fail to do so”. That should not be a problem. There is time for reflection on these matters. The Order in Council has to be drafted; we can all have an opportunity to...

Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 1 (18 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I see many people are leaving. This is not riveting stuff so I do not recommend that your Lordships all stay. In Committee in June I moved an amendment to the Bill that is rather difficult to follow unless you have the original 1920 Act before you, and I shall not bother the House with it. In summary, it required that there be an express provision in the Bill that if you elected not...

Preparing Legislation for Parliament (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I thank everyone in the House for their kindness in allowing me to move about up and down the list. It is always difficult to change your place in the list when you are before some difficult judge, but no one has been too difficult today. I am speaking to the delegated legislation part of this debate. I do so as a member of the Constitution Committee, on which I have now served for...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 9 (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I thank everyone who has taken part in this debate. It has been short, but it matters. Perhaps I may answer two points made by the Minister. First, the difference between this committee and the committees to which he referred is that there is a majority of judicial members on all of them, whereas this committee has a majority appointed by the Lord Chancellor. That is a huge...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 15 (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: I will make just one small comment. If the appointments of these additional people are in the hands of the Lord Chancellor, he will end up with a majority of six to two on the committee. If the amendments are to be pursued, I respectfully ask that the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice to the appointment should be required.

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 9 (10 Jun 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, since Second Reading, when I argued in support of these amendments, I have had a meeting with the Minister and, notwithstanding his customary courtesy, I was unable to persuade him of the good sense of these amendments. Listening to his response to today’s debate, it is quite obvious that we cannot expect a Damascene conversion on his part, but did I detect the tiniest shining...

Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 May 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I too welcome proposals which will improve the administration of justice by using digital or modern technology. That said, I share the reservations that have already been expressed by the noble Lords, Lord Ponsonby and Lord Beith. I was going to say more on that subject, but this is Second Reading and I propose to be brief, so perhaps I may respectfully adopt what they have said as...

Making Tax Digital for VAT (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I must declare an interest: for a time in the late 1970s, I was standing counsel to the Inland Revenue on my old circuit. I am sorry that I am going to be critical of those who once fed me. I declare a second interest, which we all have: I believe that tax liabilities should be paid. That is not merely a moral view. Every time somebody fails to pay his or her tax, the rest of us...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (8 Apr 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I had not intended to speak. I do not think that this is a good Bill. There have been much better Bills, and the process that we have been through has not been the House at its best, because events have forced the situation on us. Therefore, I apologise to the House. I did not put my name down to speak at Second Reading—I had not intended to speak at all. I support this amendment,...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (8 Apr 2019)

Lord Judge: Of course it will be used by others. Lawyers use bad precedents constantly, but it does not mean that it has to be followed. I did not intend to speak, for the reason I have given. This amendment will improve the Bill. That is the point of it. Beyond that, I do not wish to say any more, because it may indicate somehow that I am backing off from my concern about the Bill. So in lawyerly...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 5 (8 Apr 2019)

Lord Judge: No, it does not. We have to face the context, which is that the Commons has passed the Bill. So we are not having the first go at it; we are having a go at it after the Commons has resolved it.

Trade Bill - Third Reading: Amendment 5 (20 Mar 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I first thank the Minister for her positive approach to the issues we raised in debate. In passing, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, for helping us to sort ourselves out. The statement in the House today follows the exact terms of a letter that the Minister kindly wrote to me on 11 March. I welcome it. In the circumstances I just want to highlight why we brought this...

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill - Report (12 Mar 2019)

Lord Judge: My Lords, I have already spoken warmly about the efforts by the noble Baroness, Lady Blackwood, and referred to us having a little touch of Blackwood in this House. Let it continue. I should like what has happened today to be habit-forming.

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill - Report (12 Mar 2019)

Lord Judge: Given the result of the Division earlier this afternoon, I do not intend to move this amendment. If we have to reconsider the issue, however, I may have to come back to it. Amendment 10 not moved. Clause 3: Meaning of “healthcare” and “healthcare agreement”


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