Results 961–980 of 983 for speaker:Lord Wolfson of Tredegar

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Lugano Convention (12 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The UK applied to join the Lugano Convention in April 2020. This provided ample time for the contracting parties to consider the application so that it could have been brought into force by the end of the Transition Period. Switzerland, Norway and Iceland gave their consent within that timescale. However, the European Union declined to begin to consider the UK’s application until after the...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Third Reading: Amendment (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, there is one minor and technical amendment in my name to Clause 49, which inserts a new clause to allow pro bono cost orders in tribunals. Specifically, the amendment is to the wording of the devolution carve-out, which ensures the clause applies only to tribunal proceedings that are reserved in Scotland and Northern Ireland. I have made this amendment following discussions between...

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Third Reading: Amendment (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, no; it reflects the extremely high standards of parliamentary counsel. If we had not picked this up, nobody else would have done, but we felt it was the right thing to do. Amendment agreed.

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Third Reading: Motion (6 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am conscious that the House has a lot of business before it today, but I will take just a few moments to say a few words to mark the end of the passage of the Bill through this House. Over the last few months, we have had some spirited discussions on our Courts & Tribunals Service and the relationship between the judiciary and Parliament. I am grateful to all noble Lords for their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Probation Service for England and Wales (27 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The IPP Action Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of those serving IPP sentences, whether in prison or in the community. A large number of IPP prisoners have been released each year since the IPP Action Plan was first introduced in 2016, and the Plan will be refreshed, reviewed and republished after careful consideration of the forthcoming Justice Select...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners (27 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The IPP Action Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of those serving IPP sentences, whether in prison or in the community. A large number of IPP prisoners have been released each year since the IPP Action Plan was first introduced in 2016, and the Plan will be refreshed, reviewed and republished after careful consideration of the forthcoming Justice Select...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release (27 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The IPP Action Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of those serving IPP sentences, whether in prison or in the community. A large number of IPP prisoners have been released each year since the IPP Action Plan was first introduced in 2016, and the Plan will be refreshed, reviewed and republished after careful consideration of the forthcoming Justice Select...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons and Probation: Standards (27 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The IPP Action Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of those serving IPP sentences, whether in prison or in the community. A large number of IPP prisoners have been released each year since the IPP Action Plan was first introduced in 2016, and the Plan will be refreshed, reviewed and republished after careful consideration of the forthcoming Justice Select...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences: East of England (27 Apr 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The IPP Action Plan is regularly reviewed to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of those serving IPP sentences, whether in prison or in the community. A large number of IPP prisoners have been released each year since the IPP Action Plan was first introduced in 2016, and the Plan will be refreshed, reviewed and republished after careful consideration of the forthcoming Justice Select...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contributions to this debate. I have listened to all of them with care. With respect to everyone else, I say that I always listen with care to the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, in particular, as I think he will appreciate from our exchanges on other matters. I got the impression that voices in support of the Government were a little thin on the ground...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I think it might be best if we just moved on from that because, respectfully, I am not sure that it was a particularly good comment in the first place. The measures in the Bill build on the landmark—it really was landmark—legislation brought in by the future Prime Minister, Theresa May, in 2015. On this occasion, I am very happy to acknowledge that it was brought in by the coalition...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: There were two questions there. Why now? I was going to come to that, because that is a point that the noble Lord made earlier. As to listening to your Lordships’ House, the Government always listen to what goes on in this House. They always listen but they may not always agree. The noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, I think with some sympathy, referred to me as the “poor Minister”...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: Of course we have considered the statutory guidance, not least because it comes from the Home Department and was issued this month. With great respect, we do think they are compatible. We do not see any contradiction between the aims of the statutory guidance under the 2015 Act and what we are proposing here. As to who will be served with a notice, individuals who will be served with a...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I am not denying any stories. I set out statistics earlier on which were absolutely from the real world, and that is the issue that we are dealing with.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, I have already said that I will write. I will copy everybody in, particularly the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, with the relevant data. We can have an interesting discussion about potential explanations for it, but what it shows is that there is a significant increase. The question I was seeking to meet was: why do something now, why not wait until a future Bill? The short answer is...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I am certainly willing to accept that a significant number of modern slavery victims are UK nationals. I do not know whether it is 24%, off the top of my head, but I am willing to have a look at that and come back to the noble Lord. I want to make some progress now, because I think we are going round the same points again and again. Coming back to the noble and learned Baroness, Lady...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: I hope the noble Lord will forgive me if I reply to his points in reverse order. On the second, of course I appreciate that it is a non-exhaustive list. The point I was making is that even a non-exhaustive list is more prescriptive, when it comes to court, than absolute discretion. When you are arguing a case, even if the statute says A, B, C, D, E on a non-exhaustive basis, you are in...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: At this point, all I can do is pass that on, and I will.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 151D (10 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The noble Lord is absolutely right, which is why I was making the point about it being a fundamental extension of the legal aid system, which is uncosted.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (12 May 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the right reverend Prelate. I declare my interest as a practising barrister, in what is my maiden speech from the Back Benches. I do not know whether the convention against controversiality therefore applies to me, although as the formal Motion before the House is to propose a humble Address to Her Majesty, nothing can be less controversial, or...


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