Results 1–20 of 837 for speaker:Lord Paddick

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Second Reading (11 Nov 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I too welcome the noble and learned Lord to this House and congratulate him on his maiden speech and appointment as Advocate-General for Scotland. If noble Lords think that he has been put into bat a little early, I can reassure him that I made my maiden speech the day after my introduction; needs must when the devil drives. First, I should perhaps explain my experience on these...

UK Terrorism Threat Level - Statement (10 Nov 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I want to start by paying tribute to Lords Sacks—Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. He may no longer be able to speak to us directly, but what he said lives on. In 2013, he wrote an article for the Spectator entitled “Atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians”—by whom he meant those who threaten western freedom by religious fundamentalism, combining hatred of the...

Covid-19: Christmas Breaches of Restrictions - Question (3 Nov 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, we have seen from the scenes of people partying in the streets of Nottingham last week, and outings to Barnard Castle, that just because something is illegal does not stop people from doing it if there is a desire to do so and a reasonable prospect of getting away with it. When will the Government stop relying on unenforceable laws and start putting their energy into educating...

Asylum Seekers - Private Notice Question (29 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, if there is a so-called pull factor that is resulting in desperate families dying in the channel, it is that many of those who make the crossing are given asylum in the UK because they are genuine asylum seekers, yet the only way that they can find out if their claim will be accepted once they are on the European mainland is by making the crossing. Why do the Government not allow...

Online Harms: Intimate Images - Question (28 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, last week the lead for the Crown Prosecution Service on rape said: “Many teenagers believe that sending explicit photos or videos is part of everyday life.” What are the Government doing to educate children to resist peer pressure to engage in such activity and to warn teenagers that these images can find their way on to pornography websites and, in the case of younger children,...

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2020 - Motion to Approve (22 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I thank the Minister for introducing this order. We have heard from a number of lawyers this afternoon. I am not a lawyer, but I was a police officer for more than 30 years, and when the noble Lord, Lord Blair of Boughton, was Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, he asked me to do a review into rape investigation. I have to say, as the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay of...

EU: Visa-free Short-term Travel Mobility - Question (21 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, according to the government website, UK citizens visiting EU countries from 1 January will have to have at least six months left on their passport, show a return or onward ticket, show they have enough money for their stay, use separate lanes from EU/EEA and Swiss nationals and limit their visit to 90 days in any 180 days. EU citizens travelling to the UK from 1 January do not...

Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens v Home Office - Question (19 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, can the Minister explain why the Government want the immigration system to be self-funding in a way that no other government department is? Controlling immigration is of benefit to all citizens and should therefore be paid for by all citizens.

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Motion on Amendments 1 and 2 (14 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I shall first acknowledge that the noble Baroness the Minister has a script that she is obliged to follow. As the Minister has said in her introduction, this Bill gives the police the power to arrest somebody who is wanted in another country, without the need to apply to a court for a domestic warrant before the arrest can be made, provided that it is a trusted country and the...

Insolvency (Moratorium) (Special Administration for Energy Licensees) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (9 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I am guessing that the difference between these regulations with their sparsity of speakers and the previous regulations where there were a lot of speakers is that many people know about the hospitality sector but not many know about administration and insolvency moratoriums as they apply to energy companies. I include myself in that, but let us give it a go. As I understand it,...

Immigration Skills Charge (Amendment) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (7 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I thank the Minister for explaining these regulations, although I am not entirely clear about them. She said that they are about the immigration skills charge and underinvestment by business in skills training, but then said that the money paid does not go into skills training, which I found a little confusing. The charge applies at a rate of £1,000 per migrant per year for big...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Collection of Contact Details etc and Related Requirements) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (7 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, first, I reassure the House that I have not been promoted to health spokesperson for these Benches; an administrative error has thrust me into the spotlight. But I asked to speak in this debate for two reasons: first, my practical experience of over 30 years of policing; and secondly, my experience of this statutory instrument working in practice. The purpose behind this statutory...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 19 (5 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, we support this amendment. As other noble Lords said, this will have a damaging impact on the English-language teaching sector and associated businesses such as coach operators and accommodation providers, as my noble friend Lady Garden of Frognal said. That is because these students will be going to Ireland, Malta and Cyprus—other English-speaking countries—rather than coming...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 18 (5 Oct 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I support my noble friend’s amendment and the powerful, eloquent arguments he put forward, honed by the noble Lord, Lord Polak, and the compelling arguments of the noble Baroness, Lady Bull, and supported by every other speaker so far in this debate. I hate to bore the House by repeating what I have said before about those entering the United Kingdom to visit, without a visa, who...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 8 (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, my understanding is that what lies behind this amendment is the aim to allow Parliament to set a rate for new entrants instead of it being set at 30% lower than the national average going rate of £25,600 under the points-based system. To restate what I have said before, this Bill is about EU migration, on which there is no restriction at the moment. From 1 January, if this Bill...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 7 (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I begin to wonder whether we should swap Benches at this stage. Again, the noble Lord, Lord Green of Deddington, longs for the old immigration regime that he has criticised so much. This time it is the resident labour market test or, as the former leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown, may have put it, “British jobs for British workers”. The noble Baroness, Lady...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 6 (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, the Bill is about ending the free movement of people from the EU and EEA, and Swiss nationals. The noble Lord, Lord Green of Deddington, and other noble Lords oppose the proposed points-based immigration system that relies on measures other than a cap on numbers to control immigration to the UK. As my noble friend Lady Smith of Newnham said, on 1 January at the end of the...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (30 Sep 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I rise to speak to my Amendment 26 in this group, and my noble friend Lady Hamwee will speak to the other amendments in the group. I too am sceptical about the Government’s ability to enforce immigration law in general and the end of free movement in particular. Indeed, as I have previously argued, there is evidence that, rather than “taking back control”, the Government have...

Covid-19: Child Trafficking - Question (29 Sep 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, the Minister talked about the role of local authorities. Covid-19 has led to the scaling back of some crucial local services, one of which is on-site workplace inspections to identify child and adult victims of trafficking and rescue them. Can the Government tell the House how many inspections have been carried out since the start of the pandemic?

Emergency Services Network - Question (24 Sep 2020)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, this new emergency service network will operate on old 4G technology, and current estimates are that it will cost £33,000 per user. We learned from the King’s Cross fire and the 7/7 terrorist attacks the importance of this network working on the London Underground but, to date, it does not—even though my own iPhone does. How and when will this be resolved?


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