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Civil Servants: Reduction of Numbers - Question (24 Mar 2022)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, if the Government wish the central Civil Service to be as effective as possible, whatever size it is, might they give a higher priority to reducing churn through appointments and postings, perhaps leading to greater stability, a retention of expertise and a greater and more effective corporate memory?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ministers: Codes of Practice (21 Jun 2022)

Lord Lisvane: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the introduction to the latest edition of the Ministerial Code, they will amend the Prime Minister's reference to "my Ministers" to "Her Majesty's Ministers".

United Kingdom: The Union - Motion to Take Note (23 Jun 2022)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to raise once again the issue of the integrity of the union of the United Kingdom and its resilience against increasing stresses. I am afraid I cannot emulate the wonderful brevity of my noble friend Lord Morse in introducing the first debate this morning, but I do not intend to take up the whole of the very generous allocation of time I have been...

United Kingdom: The Union - Motion to Take Note (23 Jun 2022)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I shall not attempt a retrospective of this afternoon’s debate—given the scope of opinion and experience involved, that would be an entirely impractical idea—but I am very happy to thank the Minister for his detailed reply. Like other noble Lords, perhaps I may single out the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Blackburn. I entirely endorse the eloquent words earlier of the...

Restoration and Renewal - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Jul 2022)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I find it difficult adequately to communicate the sense of frustration that I feel at the way these matters have been handled. In 2011, together with my opposite number Sir David Beamish, I commissioned the original condition survey of the Palace. I felt passionately that we could not be another generation of stewards who passed up on our responsibilities for this wonderful...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 16 ( 2 Nov 2022)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I apologise for not having been present for the first two days in Committee for family reasons. I am in violent agreement with my noble and learned friend the Convenor. It seems to me that this amendment, others in this group and, indeed, others in the Marshalled List seek to address something of a legislative slough of despond. If that is the case, it is a swamp that needs...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 36 ( 7 Nov 2022)

Lord Lisvane: To follow the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, I wonder whether one route might be for the Minister to give us a glimpse behind the veil. What were the instructions given to parliamentary counsel? In other words, what were they asked to achieve by means of Clause 18(2)?

Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation - Question ( 1 Dec 2022)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, awaiting a suitable legislative vehicle is an ancient excuse—or possibly reason—for not legislating, but, with respect, I am a little sceptical about the Minister’s assertion that inserting these provisions in an economic crime measure would, as it were, narrow them. Putting these provisions in a Bill which is largely about a different subject does not, of itself, narrow them;...

Democracy Denied (DPRRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, looking at these two excellent reports, I must confess to a feeling of helplessness. The phenomenon which the two committees analyse so tellingly is a familiar one and was most effectively criticised in the splendidly excoriating contributions of the chairmen of the two committees earlier in the debate. I declare that I am a former member of the Delegated Powers Committee and am...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (23 Feb 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I support every word just spoken by the noble Lord, Lord Wilson of Dinton, and earlier by the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher. On the generality of the issues raised by this group of amendments, I say very gently to the noble Lord, Lord Frost, that he might like to consider whether his intervention earlier damaged the Government’s case rather more than assisting it. I have been...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 7 (28 Feb 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I direct the Minister’s attention to the Civil Contingencies Act. While she thinks about that, in view of the excoriating criticism levelled by a number of your Lordships’ committees at framework Bills, I also ask her to reflect on the irony of defending this beta-gamma piece of legislation on the grounds that it is a framework Bill?

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 32 ( 2 Mar 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 141A in my name, which has cross-party support, for which I am most grateful. Noble Lords in all parts of the Committee have been fiercely critical of the cut-off date. However, even if the present draconian date is replaced with something a little saner, the task of assessing and taking decisions on so many instruments will be huge. My amendment, like...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 2 (to Amendment 1) (15 May 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope, for his kind reference to what I said in Committee and subsequently. In order to set the mind of the noble Viscount at rest, I suggest that the wording relating to the Joint Committee in Amendment 2 is entirely correct. It is a very bad idea to try to regulate parliamentary proceedings by means of statute, and it very often ends in...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 2 (to Amendment 1) (15 May 2023)

Lord Lisvane: I absolutely agree and, as the noble Viscount has made clear, a number of things could be interpreted as of sufficient gravity to trigger, we hope, the powers in the Bill, then the Act, and it would be for the Joint Committee to decide—as a number of committees of your Lordships’ House already decide—that the lack of consultation is a serious flaw in the bringing forward of proposals...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 15 (15 May 2023)

Lord Lisvane: It is with a certain amount of trepidation that I seek to answer the question. The noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope, will correct me if I am wrong, but as I understand it the idea is that the amendments—which might come from the Joint Committee or from another source, as foreseen in sub-paragraph (3) in the amendment—would come forward and could be to put to either House or both Houses...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A ( 6 Jun 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I am delighted to support Motion E1 in the name of my noble friend Lord Anderson of Ipswich. At a time when there is increasing concern about the balance between Parliament and the Executive, I was rather surprised that the elected House rejected the idea of a Joint Committee to sift proposals, which might well be of disadvantage to their constituents. I was also surprised—perhaps...

Financial Services and Markets Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 ( 6 Jun 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I am a signatory to this amendment, although some quirk of technology has meant that my name does not appear on the Marshalled List today. I am delighted to join other noble Lords whose names are on the amendment. This is déjà vu all over again, as they say, because this amendment is very similar to one proposed to the retained EU law Bill by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope...

Public Order Act 1986 (Serious Disruption to the Life of the Community) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Jun 2023)

Lord Lisvane: My Lords, I make no comment on the merits of the policy that this proposal would introduce; it is the manner in which the Government have proceeded that has caused me, as it has my noble friend Lord Pannick, great concern. The Home Office has behaved in a way for which I can find no kinder word to use than “disreputable”. For a start, the Explanatory Memorandum—whichever edition we are...

Public Order Act 1986 (Serious Disruption to the Life of the Community) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Jun 2023)

Lord Lisvane: I think the noble Lord will know the answer, and it is no.


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