Results 121–140 of 505 for speaker:Lord Green of Deddington

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Employment (28 Oct 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of young workers overseas who would qualify as "new entrants" to the UK labour market under the planned criteria for their points-based immigration system.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Employment (28 Oct 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of young workers from overseas who will be recruited by British employers to work in the UK as "new entrants" as part of their points-based immigration system.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Employment (28 Oct 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to limit the number of “new entrant” workers permitted to migrate to the UK for work; and if so, what is that limit.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Employment (28 Oct 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan for the proposed “new entrant” aspect of their points-based immigration system to interact with the Kickstart Scheme.

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 20 (5 Oct 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: I was dropped accidentally—I was due to speak after the noble Baroness, Lady Ludford. I shall be extremely brief. We have now had a very full and effective response from the Minister. We should be in no doubt: these amendments sound humanitarian and are no doubt well-intentioned, but in practice they would be wrecking amendments. It is surely obvious that anyone subject to removal would...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 20 (5 Oct 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: I will just say that I will vote against this amendment. Ayes 184, Noes 156.

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

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that full account of the Government’s policy, which we will study in detail. It is not feasible to do that on the hoof. Let me say first that I certainly did not intend to suggest that the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, or the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, do not care about working people. Clearly, they spend much of their lives among working people and...

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

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her response. This is not the time to counter anything that she might have said, but I fear that the Government may come to regret their reliance on a group of economists, however capable they certainly are. For example, she made no mention of the concept of fairness. I think that most of us who have dealt with employees of any kind understand the overriding...

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

Lord Green of Deddington: Noble Lords will be glad to hear that this is the last of my amendments. I realise that I have not declared my non-financial interest as president of Migration Watch UK, but I think that that is very well known in the House. I retabled this amendment because the prospects for young British workers are getting substantially worse as the Covid crisis intensifies, yet the Government seem to be...

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

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her response, which I will study very carefully. I welcome her indication that the Government will keep a close eye on the numbers. I hope that that will not exclude the possibility of introducing a cap if, in the light of experience, they feel that they should move quickly. I am grateful for the widespread and powerful support from most noble Lords who have...

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

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, in Committee, the Minister quoted extensively from the Migration Advisory Committee. She said that the MAC had reported that it was “sceptical about how effective” the labour market test would be in giving settled workers the first opportunity to fill jobs—I think she just mentioned that again. She went on to quote the MAC saying, “We think it likely that the bureaucratic...

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

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, first, I thank the Minister for her full and careful answers to a number of points that I raised in Committee. However, I now turn to Amendment 6. Many noble Lords will have noted that I have retabled the three amendments that I put down in Committee. My reason is that the Government’s responses to these issues need further exploration—indeed, they set the tone for the whole new...

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

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I am glad to support this useful and well-timed amendment proposed by the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe. As she has so clearly described, enforcement has long been one of the weakest points in our immigration system. Despite that, it has faced an 11% real-terms reduction in its budget since 2015-16. The Home Office says that it “continually looks for ways to reduce costs, so...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Hong Kong: Immigrants (17 Sep 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 5 August (HL7139), why they do not publish the results of their assessments of how many people they expect to take up the bespoke immigration route for British Nationals (Overseas) and their dependants; and what the result of their most recent assessment was.

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 77 (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, Amendments 77 and 78 contain an interesting and potentially very valuable idea. I pay tribute to the original thinking that the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, brings to so many of his contributions to this House. I warmly endorse the arguments that he made, ably supported by the noble Lord, Lord Horam, and the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe. I particularly welcome the wider...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 62 (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I do not always agree with the Home Office, but I do commend the answers that the Minister has just given on these three amendments. I want to make some brief comments on Amendment 79. As the Minister just pointed out, the present income threshold for a spousal visa is designed to ensure that those coming to the UK for family reunion have enough resources to play a full part in...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (14 Sep 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I shall also speak to Amendments 39 to 41. I say from the start that I broadly support the Government’s policy on all these matters. All these amendments would have a similar effect. They would make it very difficult to detain a person who claimed asylum for more than a few days, irrespective of the facts of the case. It is surely perfectly obvious that such measures will make it...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 28 (9 Sep 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, that was a short but interesting debate—interesting because very few people in the Committee had much idea of what is proposed. The Minister loyally read out what she had been advised to say, but there are just one or two little points. One is that this was based firmly on MAC advice. As I have mentioned, the MAC is a very competent bunch of people, but they are all economists....

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 27 (9 Sep 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, again spoke powerfully on the basis of her considerable experience at very senior levels in the private sector. I thought the noble Lord, Lord Lilley, had some most encouraging words on the basis of his ministerial experience. It did not seem to me that the noble Baroness, Lady Ludford, nor the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, exactly answered the...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 28 (9 Sep 2020)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, Amendment 28 is in my name and that of the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, who cannot be here. This is the third in a trio of amendments designed to draw the Committee’s attention to some rather key aspects of the points-based system, which is on its way but not yet in full detail. The purpose of the amendment is to tackle what I submit is a totally absurd situation....


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