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Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: The issue that I raised about young carers was in the legislation—not just in the Children and Families Act 2014 but the Care Act 2014 —because Edward Timpson, the Education Minister at the time, felt that it was so important that there was some mechanism to join up all the different departments. Why are the Government now saying that it is no longer necessary for this to be in...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester for her introduction and Harriet Harman for her amendment in another place; even though it did not progress, it was very important. I am very sorry that the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, cannot be in his place today, because his report, which pre-dates the Select Committee report in the Commons—it was published in 2017 and was...

Sodium Valproate and Pelvic Mesh - Question (25 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, in response to the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, the Minister said that Minister Caulfield had commissioned this report, but he misses out at least three years of work earlier. There was the report of the noble Baroness, Lady Cumberlege, and there was a long debate during the passage of the Health and Care Act when Nadine Dorries said she would look at commissioning something and then...

Asylum Claims - Question (25 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, the Oxford criminology department’s report, The Criminalisation of People Arriving to the UK on “Small Boats”, has said: “There is no evidence that these prosecutions will have the ‘deterrent’ effect … Rather than minimising harm to people crossing the Channel, this report has highlighted the significant human impact of the current prosecution strategy”. Will the...

Post Office Legislation - Statement (14 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, the Liberal Democrat Benches echo the comments of the noble Lord, Lord McNicol, about the consistent and determined efforts of the wronged postmasters who still are fighting for the redress that they deserve. I thank the Minister for the Statement. We on these Benches are pleased to see that legislation will start to correct the fundamental wrongs done to most of the postmasters...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 36 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: The noble Lord said earlier that he wants to speak at length because he feels the issue is important to expand on. The Companion says about Report at paragraph 8.147: “Arguments fully deployed in Committee of the whole House or in Grand Committee should not be repeated at length on report”.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 34 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: The Minister failed to quote the next part of the letter, which I started to quote, about the committee acknowledging that there is uncertainty in the data. It goes on to say that there is “greater confidence in the assessment of whether the claimed age is possible”. The point I was making is that it is still a guess. That is the issue, and it is why doctors are refusing to do these age...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 34 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I tabled Amendment 35 in this group, which is broadly similar to Amendment 34 in that it is concerned with relying on age assessments of children, and those who end up in Rwanda—even though the Bill claims that they will not end up in Rwanda. I thank the Minister for his letter, which I received by email just before Report started on Monday. I did not think that I needed to check...

Former Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Reports - Question ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, since autumn 2022, we have had a number of Questions and Statements on the status of the Home Office as corporate parent when there is a gap before the appointment of a council. Indeed, on 23 January last year, my noble friend Lord Scriven asked when the Home Office was going to become a corporate parent, and the Minister at the time said that he would take it back and discuss it....

Horizon Scandal: Psychological Support Services - Question ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, with the Budget this coming Wednesday, I repeat the question that I asked the Minister last week and asked the noble Earl, Lord Howe, in the debate on the Victims and Prisoners Bill. Where in the Green Book would I find details of the £1 billion compensation? Is it in the Treasury or another department? I cannot find it anywhere at all. If the Minister does not have the answer at...

Windrush - Motion to Take Note (29 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I too congratulate my noble friend Lady Benjamin on securing this important debate on the Windrush scandal and the compensation scheme. I will focus mainly on the implementation and effectiveness of the compensation scheme. But first, like other speakers, I note my noble friend Lady Benjamin’s extraordinary contribution to challenging Ministers and others about the Windrush...

Post Office: Executive Remuneration - Question (27 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, the Minister’s Answer just now was very interesting, given that the Post Office Limited: Shareholder Relationship Framework Document says at paragraph 7.6 that “the remuneration of all Board members will require approval by the Shareholder”, and remuneration that exceeds the threshold must also be approved by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Can the Minister say what...

Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates Order 2024 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I am grateful to follow both the noble Baronesses, Lady Bennett and Lady Finlay of Llandaff, and I have been crossing out large chunks of what I was going to say, which I hope will be helpful to Members of your Lordships’ House. As both of the other noble Lords have, I want to start by saying that this is not an attempt to discredit the many PAs and AAs who do an extremely good...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148E (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Fox, started her speech by talking about sex offenders changing their names frequently, and there is no doubt that this happens. I will come on to explain why I think that there is help in that. However, her amendment seems to be intending to strengthen identification of individuals on licence who have a different gender assignment from that given at birth....

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148D (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: I am very grateful to the Minister and I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton. I am very grateful for his explanation of the system, but my difficulty with his response is that it does not make sure that the victim does not have to be proactive to go back to the court and make a statement, if they are very clear. I hear what the Minister says about a sentence of more than 12 months, and I...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148D (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, we now turn to the perpetrators of child sexual abuse. I have tabled Amendment 148D, which imposes a duty on the Crown Court to issue a restraining order for child sexual offences for a perpetrator released on licence for certain child sexual offences. There is a strong reason why victims of child sexual abuse should be given this protection: they are among the most vulnerable,...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148C (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I have also signed Amendment 148C and thank the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, for introducing it, and the noble Lord, Lord Russell, for his very eloquent contribution just now. I too return to the Minister’s remarks at the end of the previous group, because it will help with this amendment. Part of the problem is that those of us who raise these issues about multiagency protection...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148A (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I have signed Amendments 148A and 148B in this group. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, for her introduction and look forward to hearing from the noble Baroness, Lady Royall. The first amendment sets out an important addition to the arrangements for Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements, or MAPPA. We will hear about the detail of these amendments from the noble...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 136 (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I am really grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, for raising this issue and laying this amendment. I declare my interest as the vice-chair of the All-Party Fire Safety and Rescue Group so his comments about the Lakanal House and Grenfell Tower fires really chime with me. From these Benches, my noble friends Lady Pinnock and Lord Stunell have both raised these issues...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 135 (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Brinton: I am grateful to the Minister for his response. As ever, it was thoughtful and very helpful. I laid the amendment principally because it seemed to me that there were two issues. The first was about everything being done, where possible, by August, which seemed encouraging but clearly is not going to be hit in many cases. The detail that I gave to the Committee in the speech is what worries me...


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