All 7 results for speaker:Lord Carter of Haslemere

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 154 (12 Mar 2024)

Lord Carter of Haslemere: Should I wind up on this group?

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 154 (12 Mar 2024)

Lord Carter of Haslemere: My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who have contributed to this constructive, powerful and moving debate, on all sides. Some heartfelt comments have been made. I could not begin to summarise them without detracting from their force. I thank all your Lordships for this. I have written down some positive points, including some phrases shared by the noble Lord, Lord Moylan, and the noble...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 154 (12 Mar 2024)

Lord Carter of Haslemere: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 154 in my name and to Amendment 168 at the same time, as they sit together in this grouping. I declare an interest as a trustee of the Prison Reform Trust, and I thank it for its significant input and support for these amendments. I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti, the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, who, unfortunately, as we have heard, cannot...

Police Recruitment: Reform - Question ( 5 Mar 2024)

Lord Carter of Haslemere: My Lords, the excellent recommendation 7 of the Angiolini report was that every police recruitment process should have a holistic in-person interview looking at the motivations of the person concerned for joining the police and the extent of their dedication to serving the public. I have a close family member of the fairer sex who has just successfully been through the appraisal system but...

Employment of People with Criminal Convictions - Question (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Carter of Haslemere: My Lords, I declare my interest as a trustee of the Prison Reform Trust. An impressive 10% of Timpson’s workforce are ex-offenders. Its chief executive said on the radio just a few days ago that they are among his best employees, no doubt because they are highly motivated to succeed. In addition to the Government encouraging businesses to employ more ex-offenders, which I strongly support...

Cancer Research: Funding Gap - Question (29 Jan 2024)

Lord Carter of Haslemere: My Lords, according to Cancer Research UK, the US Government spend five times as much per citizen on cancer research as the UK Government. Why do the Government spend so much less?

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Second Reading (18 Dec 2023)

Lord Carter of Haslemere: My Lords, it is a great honour and privilege to have taken my seat and to be giving my maiden speech today—not without a certain amount of trepidation, I should add. I must say at the outset how touched I was by the very kind, but without doubt overly generous, comments of the noble Baronesses, Lady Chakrabarti and Lady Sanderson. It is typical of them to be so kind. I thank everyone here,...


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