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Resource Extraction (Transparency and Reporting): Protection of Freedoms Bill (1 Mar 2011)

Anna Soubry: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Bill is about striking a balance between maintaining law and order and ensuring that crimes are properly investigated, and maintaining civil liberties and ensuring that we do not live in the sort of society in which people who are completely exonerated of the smallest misdemeanour find that their DNA is kept for ever or even for a considerable period? The...

Bill Presented: Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: Just tell us!

Bill Presented: Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: We are all here to help the Minister. We just want to know, please, whether he is for the Bill, against it or neutral. This is the third or fourth time that the question has been asked.

Bill Presented: Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: The Minister gave way previously just as he was in the middle of explaining the Government's view on whether something was a local decision or whether the national guidelines would override any local decision. I am sure that I speak for many Members when I say that we would be very grateful if he would be so good as to finish that sentence and please explain that point to us. That may be very...

Bill Presented: Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I understand the dilemma in which the Minister finds himself, perhaps on many fronts, and I would not ask him to express an opinion, but would he be so good as to come to the villages of Cossall and Trowell in my constituency? There, he would see an historic area of land with a strong link to D. H. Lawrence-indeed, his fiancée's cottage is in Cossall. This piece of our green belt is much...

Bill Presented: Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for North West Leicestershire (Andrew Bridgen) on his Bill, and offer it my wholehearted support. I shall not rehearse all the arguments that have been presented so ably by so many Members, but it is clear to me that there is cross-party agreement not only on the buffer zone but on the horrors of open-cast mining, of which many Members who are present...

Bill Presented: Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill (11 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I could not agree more. I am grateful for that intervention and I fully support it. It is deeply ironic. The other important matter to be considered is this. I know from the fight that has been put up in Cossall and in Trowell that local councils and local people find themselves in a battle with UK Coal, which has a number of resources, including the ability to instruct experts. Already our...

Backbench Business — [20th Allotted Day]: Voting by Prisoners (10 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I am delighted to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton South (Mr Binley). I shall begin by taking off my wig and putting on a very hard hat, because I am another of the lawyers who now have the great pleasure of being in this place. I will not support the motion if a vote is called, not because I believe for a moment that prisoners should have the right to vote, but because I...

Backbench Business — [20th Allotted Day]: Voting by Prisoners (10 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: It was legal aid.

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I thank all hon. Members who have contributed to the debate, even those who could not support the Bill. I want to make it clear that the Bill was not born of the events in Bristol. It received its First Reading last summer. It was born of the debate on the anonymity of people accused of rape. I have heard all the arguments today, and I am not afraid to say when something does not fit the...

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I am exceptionally grateful to the Minister for making that clear. In the circumstances, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion. Motion, by leave, withdrawn. Bill withdrawn.

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: Nobody will stop the police reporting that people have been arrested. The Bill's intention is to prevent people who have been arrested from being named. Does not my hon. Friend agree that that is a profound difference?

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: The Contempt of Court Act prohibits any publication that could prejudice a fair trial in current court proceedings. Therefore, the press in Scotland do not print anything that could fall foul of that Act, as the publication concerned might be sold or made available in England and Wales. With great respect to my hon. Friend, he is putting a complete red herring into the pond.

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: They are.

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I struggle to believe that the hon. Gentleman can believe-and I am sure that he will correct me-that the coverage that we saw in the media of events in Bristol in relation to that first arrested man was right.

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I am very grateful for the exceptionally helpful comments that have been made thus far by the hon. Gentleman. Does he agree that at the point when this gentleman was arrested and there was a media feeding frenzy attacking his character, it would be fair to say that there must have been women in Bristol who concluded that the police had him and that therefore they were safe? If events are...

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: None of the women whom John Worboys assaulted and attacked knew his name. They came forward because there was publicity about his modus operandi, not because of his name. That is a big flaw in the argument, and it occurred last year in the debate about anonymity for people accused of rape. The victims came forward because they knew a taxi driver who operated in that criminal way had been...

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: rose-

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: With great respect, I think we are moving into really difficult territory, because Joanna Yeates's family did not know whether the man who had been arrested was the person who had murdered their daughter or fiancée, so in those circumstances it would be fallacious to argue that the victim's family should be involved, in any way, in the publication of an arrested person's name.

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill (4 Feb 2011)

Anna Soubry: I would not criticise the Attorney-General. That is not just because I support him as a Government Member, but because the Contempt of Court Act simply does not address this problem in the way we all want it to be addressed. I am grateful that hon. Members agree about the way it should be addressed. The fault is not with the Attorney-General but with the Act, whether because the test is too...


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