Results 1–20 of 785 for speaker:Lord German

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (24 May 2024)

Lord German: To ask His Majesty's Government, following their press release on 1 May stating that detention capacity had been increased to more than 2,200 spaces for those being removed to Rwanda, how many additional detention spaces have been created for this purpose and where they are located.

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Families (23 May 2024)

Lord German: To ask His Majesty's Government how many people were given entry clearance to the UK in the last recorded 12-month period on the basis of (1) family life as a partner or parent, or (2) exceptional circumstances in compliance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (21 May 2024)

Lord German: To ask His Majesty's Government, following their press release on 1 May stating that individuals are to be detained for removal to Rwanda in the next nine to 11 weeks, how many such individuals they anticipate will be granted immigration bail in the interim.

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules - Motion to Regret (14 May 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, it is perfectly obvious that those who have spoken already have demolished any thought that these changes are based on any evidence, or any critique of anything at all beyond the political philosophy that is driving them forward. I must first declare my interest, as laid out in the register: I am supported by the RAMP organisation. What is clear from the addresses of the noble...

End of Custody Supervised Licence Scheme: Extension - Commons Urgent Question (13 May 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, the Government’s approach to this has been rather haphazard. We have moved from 18 to 70 days, and it does not look as if this is getting any better. Has the Minister any news on the Sentencing Bill and the Government’s proposals for people with sentences of 12 months or fewer generally not going to prison? Secondly, when does the Minister expect Dartmoor to be able to take its...

Inadmissible Asylum Seekers - Question for Short Debate ( 9 May 2024)

Lord German: I wonder if I could ask about those who come directly to this country and those who pass through other countries? Given that nearly two-thirds of all people who are here irregularly do not come in small boats, what percentage have come directly? For example, those who overstay visas have not come via a third country but have arrived directly. I understand that the Government do not know how...

Inadmissible Asylum Seekers - Question for Short Debate ( 9 May 2024)

Lord German: I am sorry to interrupt again, but can the Minister answer the question? His officials told the committee in the other House that there is ongoing discussion about whether the continuous use of ODA is possible. Have those discussions with the Treasury reached a conclusion, and is the Minister able to say that it is certainly possible to spend this money now?

Inadmissible Asylum Seekers - Question for Short Debate ( 9 May 2024)

Lord German: To ask His Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who have entered the United Kingdom without prior permission since 7 March 2023 and so have been deemed inadmissible to the asylum system, and what plans they have to deal with them.

Inadmissible Asylum Seekers - Question for Short Debate ( 9 May 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, I must first draw attention to my interest in the RAMP organisation, which supports me, which is in the register. My purpose in tabling this topical question debate is to establish facts about the Government’s policy in respect of the 73,000 asylum applications, covering roughly 90,000 people, that have been made since the introduction of the Illegal Migration Bill on 7 March...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reason: Motion A (22 Apr 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, we recognise the resolution and strength of this House in how it has worked on the Bill. That is not to suggest for one moment that this House has changed its view; it is simply that we have had to recognise that the other House has the elected ability to override whatever we wish. However, the Bill’s outcomes are still to be discussed and debated. The Minister, at least three...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (22 Apr 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, I will dwell on the amendments before us. While I would love to stray into almost Second Reading speeches, like we have heard, on the state of the Bill as a whole, the issue before us are the very specific amendments that have been put down. I want to say something about what the House of Commons has been doing. Other people have been calling this House the body that is responsible...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A (17 Apr 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, I do not intend to repeat the arguments that were made yesterday for the two amendments that I understand are going to be pushed to a vote. I shall simply say this about the amendment from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope: it provides Parliament and the Government with protection. Parliament, including this House, is provided with protection by the amendment in declaring that...

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

Lord German: My Lords, it was interesting to hear the statement from the Minister in the other place last night that, in the first amendment we are discussing in this group, Amendment 3E, we had confused arrangements between what the treaty required and what the Bill required. However, the House is absolutely clear that the Bill and the treaty are in lockstep. They are locked together not only by Clause...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (16 Apr 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, I draw attention to my interests. I am supported by the RAMP project. I looked carefully at the House of Commons Hansard report about this first amendment, moved by the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, looking for some rationale as to why the Government would not accept it. It was a single sentence, in which the Government said: “We have a long-standing tradition of ensuring that rights...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Brazil: Reciprocal Arrangements ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord German: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the letter they received from the government of Brazil in 2011 that sought a reciprocal social security agreement with the UK, and a copy of their response to that letter.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 171A (25 Mar 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, I have added my name to both stand part notices. The first question I asked myself way back before Second Reading, and I still need to ask myself, is why on earth the Government put these two clauses in the Bill. They do not seem to do anything to make the prison regime any better or to make the work that goes on in supporting people in prison any easier. In fact, they appear to be...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 171A (25 Mar 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, at the request of my noble friend Lord Marks, I will speak to his amendment in this group, which is Amendment 171B about the hearing timeframes for the Parole Board to have some flexibility in this matter. I apologise; I would have said, in relation to the two stand part notices, that there were a number of questions that I asked of the noble Earl. I know it has been only a short...

Asylum Seekers: Rwanda - Question (21 Mar 2024)

Lord German: My Lords, can the Minister tell the House the size of the cohort that he described and to whom the offer will be made? What will the status be of those people when they arrive in Rwanda, given the present position of the Bill, the treaty and everything else? I draw attention to my interest in the register that I am supported by the RAMP.


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