Results 1–20 of 75 for speaker:Baroness Lawlor

Stroke Treatment - Question (27 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that it might be worth looking further into post-stroke care, following what the noble Lord on the Cross Benches said? I have visited hospitals in France, where post-stroke patients, be they of working age or non-working age, are encouraged to get back to work and be fit for work. Sadly, in my own local hospital I have seen academics of working age...

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

Baroness Lawlor: I thank my noble friend the Minister for his very thoughtful reply. I should like to reflect, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Jackson, on the very important points that he makes about the sensitivity and the costs, as well as the practicality and the question of time, along with the fact that the Government are working towards greater openness of the Parole Board proceedings. On behalf of...

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

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I support and move this amendment for my noble friend Lord Jackson of Peterborough, who is absent attending the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s 148th assembly in Geneva. He had hoped to move his amendment on 12 March, but Committee proceedings were concluded before he was able to do so. Amendment 171A seeks to establish the presumption that Parole Board hearings would be open to the...

Foetal Sentience Committee Bill [HL] - Second Reading (22 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Moylan for introducing this Bill for a foetal sentience committee to review understanding of foetal sentience and to inform policy. It is a pleasure—indeed, I am humbled—to follow the noble Lord, Lord Alton, with whose views I find myself so often in agreement. The last time was in a committee that discussed China. I find him the most...

Foetal Sentience Committee Bill [HL] - Second Reading (22 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: May I ask the noble Baroness what precisely this has to do with a Bill proposing a committee of research and analysis?

Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (IAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, and the committee for holding the inquiry. I thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Goldsmith, and the committee for getting this report to us today, and I congratulate them on that. I am grateful for the stimulating analysis that it gives. I will restrict myself today to commenting on its rather tentative approach to the benefits of the...

Spring Budget 2024 - Motion to Take Note (18 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I am glad to follow the noble Lord, Lord Davies of Brixton, and to hear his analysis and comments on NICs. I have a long interest in the contributory system and how it developed in the interwar and post-war years, but I will not speak on NICs today. I also welcome the noble Lord, Lord Kempsell, whose maiden speech brings a flavour of the thoughtful approach to improving government...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 44ZA ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I would like to echo the request to my noble and learned friend for greater transparency and clarity on this very important question of whether the Bill is compatible with the Windsor Framework requirements. This has come up on other occasions, including during a discussion on the CPTPP enabling Bill, where, in the explanation of the extent of the Act, it was stated that it...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 34 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I oppose this group of amendments on two grounds. I too want to promote the best interests of the child, but it is not in the interests of the child to be sent on dangerous journeys by land and sea, and in small boats, or to be removed from the care of family, relatives, friends, and a familiar home, to a distant country, to be brought up in care by strangers, where public...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 17 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: I thank my noble friend the Minister; I am very grateful to him for his courteous and thoughtful reply on my amendment. I also thank all noble Lords who spoke in this debate. As others have commented, we have had a very refreshing debate, and it has been very spirited too. We all share a commitment to and a respect for the rule of law, but we differ over the interpretation we give to that,...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 17 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: May I clarify that my amendment is designed to promote the aims of the Bill to remove people who come to this country illegally to Rwanda and stop obstructions on that matter?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 17 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: I ask the noble Baroness to be clear about what I proposed and to what I was referring. I was referring to the laws of this country, made by the people of this country, with the support of the people of this country—good laws. Yes, they support international treaty law, when that is in the interests of this country, and other wider interests that arise, whether they are trade treaties or...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 17 ( 4 Mar 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I support the aims of the Bill and I hope that it—and they—will succeed, that it will not be challenged and that there will be no further obstacles put in the way of removing people who come to this country illegally and by these dangerous routes. My Amendment 17 would leave out Clause 2(5) and substitute the text on the Marshalled List. The aim is to tighten the Bill on what...

Security of Elected Representatives - Statement (29 Feb 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I thank the Minister for the Statement, but I want to ask for some clarification. The Statement explains the support that the police are giving to ensure that the marchers and demonstrations do not have the appearance, to people going about their daily business, of being intimidatory. Could my noble friend explain more precisely what powers the police have to curtail marches in...

Anti-Semitism in the UK - Statement (21 Feb 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I thank the Minister for bringing this Statement to the House and I thank the Government for making it. I too welcome the Community Security Trust. The noble Lord, Lord Coaker, referred to the reported figures of anti-Semitic incidents being up by 147% last year on the previous year. One such incident, which was reported on 12.55 pm on 7 October, was of a car passing a synagogue in...

UK Economy - Commons Urgent Question (21 Feb 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: Will my noble friend consider a longer-term anti-inflationary policy such as ensuring that the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, and the governor, build into their forecasting model a measure to take account of the growth in money supply each year?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 66 (19 Feb 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, are we not in danger of simply adding to the bureaucracy of the Bill by demanding an extra measure of reporting or an extra way of scrutinising? We have Questions four days a week, we have Questions for Short Debate. There is hardly a debate I have been in that did not end with a noble Lord’s question to a Minister about one matter or another, seeking precise information.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 46 (19 Feb 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, the purpose of this measure is to deter immigration by unsafe and illegal routes. Your Lordships have mentioned the best interests of the child. Is it in the best interests of the child to be trafficked across the Mediterranean from Libya, their body perhaps being found off the coast by some unfortunate fisherman—I have seen reports of this—whose heart is then broken? Is it in...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (14 Feb 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for saying I could hold on. My remarks were related to what was being debated at that point. In respect of Sir Winston Churchill, about whom I have written— I agree with my noble friend’s very sensible assessment of him—he was dealing with another world. Mrs Thatcher was dealing with another world. I am not saying, with respect to the law, that her...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 31 (14 Feb 2024)

Baroness Lawlor: My Lords, I have found this group of amendments very interesting and I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Kirkhope, for introducing it. But there has been a liberal use of certain concepts in the debate that I would like to comment on. We have heard a great deal about parliamentary sovereignty and history, including the history of the party on whose Benches I have the honour to sit. The...


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