Results 1–20 of 113 for speaker:Baroness Bryan of Partick

Health Data: Research and Analysis - Question (15 May 2024)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, Professor Goldacre was concerned that in relation to health data we have lost public trust. There are many ways in which our data can be marketised, and people are quite rightly suspicious of it being misused, legally or illegally. Given the scale of NHS data stolen and now being released in Dumfries and Galloway, can the Minister agree that NHS users across the UK are right to be...

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 16 (17 Apr 2024)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: I thank the Minister for her response and everybody who has participated in this discussion. The Minister and the noble Baroness, Lady Noakes, believe that there should be one voice in all international policy, but procurement is a devolved issue and, as we have heard, Clauses 1 to 4 require legislative consent. The worry is they require it, so they can ignore it, but I hope not. The noble...

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 16 (17 Apr 2024)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, I thank my noble friends Lady Ritchie of Downpatrick and Lord Hain, and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who, by adding their names, demonstrate the breadth of opposition to the inclusion of the devolved Administrations in the Bill. As noble Lords can see, Amendment 16—and the consequential amendments that I will not bother to list now—would remove Wales,...

Asylum Seekers: Rwanda - Question (21 Mar 2024)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, I am surprised to hear that there is no budget for this policy, but I am sure that the Minister agrees with the two Ministers who answered Questions this morning about the importance of people being in work. Does he agree with me that many people who come to this country would make a valuable contribution if only they were allowed to work?

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading (20 Feb 2024)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, over the past few years we have seen many Bills in this House that show a worrying disregard for humanity, but as far as I know this is the first that actually instructs public bodies to disregard morality. The Government state that they want to stop public bodies pursuing their own foreign policy. Most public bodies have no desire for a foreign policy but may find that some...

Teesworks Joint Venture - Statement (30 Jan 2024)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: Does the Minister accept that the Oral Statement is all but a total whitewash? None of the issues raised in questions to the Minister was covered in it. Can she specifically explain what the issues were that resulted in the Secretary of State requesting the panel to make recommendations on strengthening governance and increasing transparency? From that, we must assume that very real concerns...

King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) ( 8 Nov 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, I would like to address issues relating to devolution and to touch on the constitution. In my mind they belong in the same debate, and I am pleased to say that is how they have been dealt with today. There are fundamental principles that are supposed to be present in parliamentary democracies: checks and balances on executive power, free and fair elections, adherence to the rule of...

Mr Jagtar Singh Johal - Question (12 Sep 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, I am sure the Minister is aware that it is widely believed that intelligence sharing with the Indian authorities contributed to Mr Johal’s detention and torture. Will the Government now acknowledge and apologise for any role that the UK played in his detention and take responsibility for securing his release?

Support for Migrant Victims - Question (12 Jul 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: Does the Minister accept that in the current hostile environment towards migration, women whose immigration status depends on their husband are under even greater pressure to remain in possibly violent relationships?

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 93 (12 Jun 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: Will the Minister confirm that support for people who have been trafficked and involved in modern slavery is a devolved issue?

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 93 (12 Jun 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, I support Amendment 94 and the intention of the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Bristol to oppose Clause 23 standing part. I shall concentrate on the Bill’s implications for the Scottish Parliament, as it will bring some of the most offensive parts of this legislation relating to victims into Scotland. Devolution Guidance Note 10 states...

Illegal Migration Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (10 May 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, it is a bit much being lectured on what is and is not constitutional when this Bill, like so many other recent Bills, impinges on what ought to be the rights and duties of devolved Administrations. It is further evidence that the UK Government would happily undo the arrangements of the past 20-plus years and reduce or remove the powers of the other Parliaments. They might not be...

Secondary Metastatic Breast Cancer - Question ( 9 May 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, can the Minister assure us that older women, both those who have experienced breast cancer and those who have not, can continue to have access to breast cancer screening into their 70s and older?

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 14 (23 Mar 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, I speak in favour of Amendments 19 and 49 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, which try to mitigate in one and contain in the other the level of interference that the Bill intends to make into areas that are clearly devolved. This is in a long line of legislation that has trampled over the accepted responsibilities of devolved Governments. The United Kingdom Internal...

Avanti West Coast - Question (23 Mar 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, as a Scottish user of Avanti, I hope the Minister understands the despair that we felt when we heard this decision. On the west coast, we look in envy at the east coast trains. Can she explain why the west coast line was not taken into public ownership after such a disastrous performance?

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (21 Feb 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, what an amazing speech to follow. What can I say? The Bill totally misunderstands the relationship between trade unions and their members. For example, when it talks about a union’s role in enforcing work notices, it prohibits “an act done by the union to induce a person to take part, or to continue to take part, in the strike”. Trade unions do not call strikes; members call...

The Union (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Jan 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Verdirame, has demonstrated that he is going to give much support to the discussions in this House. We cannot begin to do justice, in the time that we have been given, to this excellent report so, rather than applaud the many parts that I agree with, I am forced to question the parts that give me concern: first, the notion of sovereignty;...

Financial Services and Markets Bill - Second Reading (10 Jan 2023)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, the Second Reading of this Bill in the other place on 7 September was just one day after Liz Truss became Prime Minister, and just two weeks before her disastrous mini-Budget which has left millions of families facing frightening hikes in their mortgage payments. The reaction of the markets caused far more damage in one day than industrial action has over months. Markets are not...

Retailers: Cash - Question (15 Dec 2022)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, the Cash Census report published earlier this year warned: “While a cashless society would feel like progress for some … for millions it would lead to anxiety, economic exclusion, isolation, exploitation, debt” and “rising costs”. Does the Minister accept that cash is still the major means of spending for a substantial proportion of our society, and that retailers should...

NHS: Agency Doctors and Nurses - Question (14 Dec 2022)

Baroness Bryan of Partick: My Lords, does the Minister think that he might have had a better chance of recruiting more nurses if there had not been a 20% drop in real-term wages over the past 10 years?


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