Results 21–40 of 165 for speaker:Lord Berkeley of Knighton

Ivory Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (10 Sep 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I wonder if I might add another sentence or two to what we have just heard and to what I spoke about at Second Reading. I reiterate that there are several hundred thousand bows for string instruments in the United Kingdom alone. They have ivory or mammoth faces weighing less than one or two grams. Some of these will be 200 years old—

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (7 Sep 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, to my shame, I invited a young political student to observe this debate. I am embarrassed that I did so. This debate reflects appallingly on this House and I hope that the Government will seize the nettle. We need to get on with it; it is disgraceful that we are trying to advantage one small section of society over another, as my noble and learned friend Lord Brown has pointed out....

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (20 Jul 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I am grateful and humbled to receive such unanimous support around the House from such distinguished speakers, many with greater knowledge of these matters than I have. My noble and learned friend Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood reminded us what this involves, through the words of the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Hale. The noble Baroness, Lady Flather, spoke about work in...

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (20 Jul 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, this Bill seeks to make a one-line amendment to the Children Act 1989, but it would considerably extend protection to young girls at greatest risk of genital mutilation, and I can think only that its current omission is simply an oversight. I will begin and end with one startling fact. If a child is at risk of forced marriage or violence from, say, a habitually drunk father, the...

Ivory Bill - Second Reading (17 Jul 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I want to bring to the Minster’s attention some specific concerns on behalf of the musical community. I will focus on comments already touched on by the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, the noble Baroness, Lady Quin, and just now the noble Lord, Lord Carrington of Fulham. In passing, I pay tribute to the majestic trumpetings of the noble Lord, Lord Hague, on behalf of the African...

National Lottery - Question for Short Debate (16 Jul 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I am also grateful for the opportunity to speak in the gap. I approve of my noble friend Lord Clancarty’s debate and of what he is trying to achieve. However, it is important to sound one note of caution. It is easy to be congratulatory, but we should remember that this is about gambling, about which I have certain reservations. I have seen impoverished families spending far too...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments (18 Jun 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I think the humanitarian aspect of Brexit, especially in so far as it affects children, is something, as the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, mentioned, that the general public feel very strongly about. I am delighted to be able to congratulate the Government and the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, on reflecting that very important view.

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill - Second Reading (22 May 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, may I ask him a quick question? I was deeply saddened to hear of his travails in trying to move his tariffs. Would he believe me if I told him that that was a relatively “short ride in a fast machine” compared to the three months and counting I have spent trying to achieve the same thing?

Renewal of G4S Contracts - Statement (9 May 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, does the Minister accept that at the root of this problem is, possibly, not having a rigorous enough selection process for staff? The make-up of staff—for example, their attitude to immigration—is vital. I know that it is difficult to find the right staff, but it is absolutely essential if we are to change the culture of how we look at people in detention.

Children and Young People: Obesity - Question for Short Debate (17 Apr 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I am very grateful to be allowed to speak briefly in the gap. What I wish to say extends and amplifies what other noble Lords have said. In the area on the border between mid-Wales and England where I spend a lot of time, I have noticed that the provision of leisure centres is crucial to families, especially less privileged families who can take children to learn to swim. We know...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committee (23 Mar 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: If I heard the noble Viscount correctly, he said that this would remove the largest independent sector but I thought the Cross-Bench Peers were independent.

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committee (23 Mar 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: That is absolutely not correct. I will tell the noble Viscount how I was appointed to this House: I was asked if I would care to have my name looked at but to do that I, along with 400 other people, had to submit my name to the House of Lords Appointments Commission. There was then a rigorous process of weeding out. I finally went to a long and exhaustive interview before my name was put...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: I support what the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, said. Is it not ironic that the valleys of south Wales, where there was a large Brexit vote, had received more money from the EU almost than anywhere else?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: Listening to the Minister, it occurs to me that this group of amendments endorses almost precisely what he is saying, so are the Government going to accept them?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (5 Mar 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, I certainly would not attempt to trade cudgels with the noble and learned Lord but Amendments 37, 38 and 69 seem common sense to me. If one thinks in terms of child trafficking and one particular area that personally concerns me, female genital mutilation, there is the taking of young girls out of this country to be mutilated and brought back, and sometimes they are brought here to...

Leveson Inquiry Update - Statement (1 Mar 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: Can the Minister comment on a line from the Statement? It says: “Sir Brian, who I thank for his service”— I concur with that— “agrees that the inquiry should not proceed on the current terms of reference but believes that it should continue in an amended form”. Does the Minister believe that what he has set out constitutes that amended form?

International Development Committee: Burma Visas - Statement (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, the Minister mentioned the Foreign Secretary talking to Aung San Suu Kyi. Was there any response? Some of us in this country who saluted the way she championed human rights are confused by her—to put it kindly—seeming helplessness in this crisis.

Independent Radio Production - Question for Short Debate (1 Feb 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, with unerring accuracy the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson of Balmacara, has put his finger on a vital and current issue. Before I begin, I draw attention to my work as a broadcaster and composer, as stated in the register of interests. Long before the advent of television, radio—as provided then exclusively by the BBC—carved out a niche in the public psyche that has never really...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (17 Jan 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, perhaps someone who is not well versed in the law could make an observation. I support my noble and learned friend Lord Judge and would say simply that the strength and logic of what we have heard from many noble Lords in this debate is absolutely compelling. Furthermore, the supremacy of Parliament surely rests in taking notice of his remarks along with those of my noble friend...


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