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

Lord Roborough: I am grateful to the noble Lord for the intervention. I should declare an interest, as set out in the register, in various investments in companies around the world, including in Brazil and Indonesia. I am familiar with the points he raised. I think I answered as well as I can with reference to the Procurement Act and consistency with that, but I would like to write to the noble Lord, if that...

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

Lord Roborough: My Lords, before I address this group of amendments, I reassure noble Lords that the intention of the Bill is not to interfere with the ability of public authorities to campaign on environmental issues. In answer to the noble Lord, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, the Bill is well defined on this issue. It already makes an exception for environmental misconduct, including where this has been...

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 14A (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, the Minister has an advisory speaking time of 20 minutes. May I respectfully suggest that we leave any further interventions until the end to allow the Minister to answer as many of the existing questions as possible?

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 17 (16 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Fox, for tabling Amendment 17, which seeks to ensure that victims are able to access support from someone of the same sex, as registered at birth, and that women-only support service provision is confined to those registered as women at birth. I also want to thank the noble Baroness and Maya Forstater and Helen Joyce from Sex Matters for their time...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Order of Consideration Motion (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: I beg to move the Motion standing in the name of my noble and learned friend Lord Bellamy on the Order Paper. Motion agreed.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Order of Consideration Motion (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: I beg to move the Motion standing in the name of my noble and learned friend Lord Bellamy on the Order Paper. Motion agreed.

Written Answers — Treasury: Interparliamentary Finance Committee Forum (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: The Government recognises the importance of the devolved legislature finance committees’ roles in providing rigorous scrutiny to devolved administration budgets and holding devolved administration ministers to account for their policy and budgetary decisions. As the previous Chief Secretary to the Treasury set out in his letters to the Senedd Finance Committee and the Finance and Public...

Written Answers — Treasury: EU Budget: Contributions (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: At the Spring Budget 2020 following withdrawal from the EU the OBR estimated that there was £42.3bn more to spend on public services between 2020-21 and 2024-25 than would have been the case had we stayed in the EU. This additional spending has been included in the overall spending plans set out at Spending Reviews since we left the EU. The financial settlement as set out in the Withdrawal...

Written Answers — Treasury: UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: As of 30 September 2023, when the UK Trader Scheme was replaced by the UK Internal Market Scheme, 5,700 businesses were authorised on the UK Trader Scheme. Around 3,800 businesses were actively using their authorisation in 2023.

Written Answers — Treasury: UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: As of April 2024, over 7,800 businesses are authorised under the UK Internal Market Scheme, including over 4,100 which are established in Northern Ireland.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: I thank all noble Lords for their contributions to this short debate. I am particularly grateful to my noble friend Lord Farmer for tabling this amendment and to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester for moving it. It would require the Secretary of State to collect data centrally about prisoners who are primary carers of children and the numbers of dependent children who have a...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: I am grateful to the noble Baroness for her intervention and appreciate that this debate has focused very much on the wish of many noble Lords to have very accurate data. I am very aware that BOLD will be an estimate. We expect it to be a reasonably accurate estimate, which will be very good information for forming policy. The extent to which more detailed data could be required in future we...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: I am grateful to the noble Baroness for her question. I am afraid I do not have a detailed answer and propose to write to her, if that is acceptable. The basic custody screening tool ensures that we identify prisoners with primary care responsibilities on entry into prison. That means that we can access this information centrally. While we recognise that the self-declared nature of the...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 171A (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank noble Lords for their comments in this short debate. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for setting out his intention to oppose that Clauses 55 and 56 stand part of the Bill, and the noble Lord, Lord Bach, for his comments in support of that. It is important that the Committee examines the rationale behind these clauses. Clauses 55 and 56 will prohibit prisoners in...

Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds, National Insurance Funds Payments and Extension of Veterans Relief) Regulations 2024 - Motions to Approve (28 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, with the leave of the House, and on behalf of my noble friend Lady Vere of Norbiton, I beg to move the Motions standing in her name on the Order Paper. Motions agreed.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148C (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, for his amendment regarding the Multi Agency Public Protection System, MAPPS. I understand that the debate has not really been very much to do with MAPPS, but I will first address the amendment, which does address it. Amendment 148C would place a duty on the Secretary of State to publish a report on progress of the development of MAPPS for...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148C (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: I thank the noble Lord for his comments, and for his comments earlier. Everyone in this Committee has the same interests at heart. We are all trying to achieve the same thing. I think I have read out a form of words that explains how data sharing is possible at the moment, but I take the point that there is the possibility of acting considerably more vigorously on this. I will take that back...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148C (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: The noble Lord makes a good point. Hardly a piece of legislation goes through this House where there is not a data protection aspect. That creates confusion and it is up to the Government to bring clarity, particularly in this area. I thank him for that interjection. I encourage the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, to withdraw the amendment.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148A (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: I think I understand the point of the amendments, which is the belief that stalking and domestic abuse deserve to be treated the same way as terror and murder offences. I hope the explanation I have given shows that these offences, on a discretionary basis, can be treated with the same seriousness under MAPPA 2 and MAPPA 3. The Government have described an ongoing process of trying to improve...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148A (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, for her amendment relating to Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements, and all noble Lords who have contributed to this heartfelt debate. These are horrific offences, taken with the utmost gravity by the Government. Amendment 148A seeks to include relevant domestic abuse and stalking perpetrators on licence within the remit of...


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