Results 1–20 of 247 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jonathan Lord

Litter Strategy — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Lord: Does the Minister have a strong view as to the division of responsibility between Highways England and local councils? Local councils are ultimately responsible to their electorate. Ideally, I think Highways England should be responsible, but I wonder who is marking the organisations’ homework and what mechanisms we have for checking they are doing their job properly.

UK and Polish War Reparations (20 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: Is it not a matter of historical fact that the Soviet Union leaned on its puppet Polish Government to stop any reparations? That is the basis of what stands now, and that cannot be right.

UK and Polish War Reparations (20 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: I think that Members here in Westminster Hall would be interested to know the current Polish Government’s attitude and policy with regard to this very important but obviously difficult issue.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on his Bill. I think it does have some good points. First, on voter ID, in my Woking constituency the turnout actually increased and we had very strict voter ID in place. Secondly, I would like to ask him a question. During all the years the Labour party was in power over the past 40 or 50 years, was there any occasion when it supported a private...

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: With the hon. Gentleman give way?

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: My constituency of Woking was one of the areas that had a voter ID pilot, and I think it is fair to say that it was the strictest of them all. It demanded a specific item of photographic voter ID or an elector card, which could be applied for before 5 pm on Wednesday—the day before polling day. Woking Borough Council has already submitted an interim report, which states: “Voters...

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: My hon. Friend makes a pertinent and important point. In the 2017 general election, as we all know, the constituency of North East Fife was won by the Scottish National party candidate by only two votes. Further parliamentary seats were won by fewer than 100 votes, such as Perth and North Perthshire with 21 votes, Newcastle-under-Lyme with 30 votes, Southampton, Itchen with 31 votes,...

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: I would make two points in response to that. First, one should not necessarily accept that all those who were refused the right to vote were genuine voters. Everyone received several reminders about voter ID and had the opportunity, if without the right ID, to get a local elector card. It is important to note that people must come to the polling station with the correct ID, as they do in...

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: Of course, Sir Christopher. In response to the intervention, I would say a couple of things. First, the hon. Member for Lewisham West and Penge (Ellie Reeves) said when introducing the debate that none of the pilot areas had a history of voter fraud. I am afraid that that is not the case in Woking: there is a history of voter fraud, in one ward in particular. When Opposition Members talk...

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: The hon. Lady mentioned Northern Ireland a moment ago. Given what she says, presumably there is evidence of marginalised groups being discriminated against in Northern Ireland. As I understand it, voter identification has taken place there simply and effectively for many years. What is the evidence of discrimination?

Voter ID Pilot Schemes (6 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Lord: The hon. Lady speaks about passports and driving licences, yet even Woking, which was an ID pilot area, allowed lots of different forms of photographic identification—I think 10% of those who voted had a senior bus pass, and various student cards were also admitted. She talks about millions of people being disenfranchised. In Woking only a tiny percentage of people did not hold any of...

Solitary Confinement (Children and Young People) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (1 May 2018)

Jonathan Lord: I am pleased about the overall reduction but, as the Minister says, there is now a cohort of perhaps more difficult offenders. I admired the eloquence of the hon. Member for Feltham and Heston (Seema Malhotra), but I do not think that she was able to answer my earlier question. If someone in a young offenders institution is a danger to themselves and others, what alternatives are there to...

Solitary Confinement (Children and Young People) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (1 May 2018)

Jonathan Lord: I am encouraged by a lot of what the Minister has said and I urge him to keep up the good work in his Department and with these institutions. Does he agree that, given that solitary confinement has a clear definition in this space, and no young people are subject to solitary confinement in the UK, that pejorative phrase should not be used in such debates? Where removal from association is...

Solitary Confinement (Children and Young People) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (1 May 2018)

Jonathan Lord: If a young person is a danger to themselves and others, what remedies, whether elsewhere in the world or in our system, is the hon. Lady recommending? Solitary confinement, as she puts it, is presumably being put in place largely for safety reasons for the young person concerned and those in the same institution as him or her.

Petition - Provision of Adequate, Ring-Fenced Funding for Mental Health Services: UK Flight Ban: Sharm El Sheikh (13 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I would like to thank Mr Speaker for granting this important debate. I take a particular interest in the matter as a co-chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Egypt. It is a privilege to serve alongside some excellent officers and the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms), the other co-chairman. In November 2015, the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, took the decision to...

Petition - Provision of Adequate, Ring-Fenced Funding for Mental Health Services: UK Flight Ban: Sharm El Sheikh (13 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I agree with my hon. Friend. When the all-party parliamentary group on Egypt, of which the right hon. Member for East Ham and I are co-chairmen, visited the country recently, it was instructive to note that virtually everyone we met was aware of the continuing UK ban. Parliamentarians, Ministers and business people obviously knew that the UK was now encouraging tourism back to Tunisia, and...

Petition - Provision of Adequate, Ring-Fenced Funding for Mental Health Services: UK Flight Ban: Sharm El Sheikh (13 Dec 2017)

Jonathan Lord: I agree with every single point that the hon. Gentleman has made. Strategically, Sharm El Sheikh is one of the easiest tourist destinations to make secure, as it is only accessible either by air or by a single road, via a tunnel. These two entry points ensure that the area is easy to secure. Before the flight ban, roughly 1 million British tourists visited Egypt each year, benefiting the...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Lord: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Jonathan Lord: May I ask one important question? In its manifesto, the Labour party talked about a convention. Can we establish that if any reforms were to be made under a Labour Government, they would be subject to a referendum? That is important for our constitution, and for public good will.

Catfishing and Social Media — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Jul 2017)

Jonathan Lord: Like the Minister, I first pay tribute to the hon. Member for Stockport (Ann Coffey) for an absolutely superb exposition not only of her constituent’s case but of the wider situation. Members listening to and participating in this debate would like the Minister to address a couple of points. First, there is no excuse whatsoever for people taking someone else’s identity online....


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