Results 21–40 of 11174 for speaker:Lord Clarke of Nottingham

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 6 (28 Jun 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, I will be brief because my timetable has not allowed me to take a significant part in the Bill hitherto. However, I have attended quite a lot of the debate, which I started attending in a very troubled state of mind, completely uncertain about what I would do about this startling proposal. I sat through quite a bit of the Committee debate, and have listened today to the debate on...

Financial Services and Markets Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 96 (13 Jun 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: I will not make a speech giving my experience of American Express, but it is remarkably like that of my noble friends Lord Trenchard and Lord Forsyth. I decided that I could not be bothered with such outrageous burdens being placed on me. Having had my card from some time in the 1970s, I have allowed them to cancel it. Having heard of my noble friend’s experience, I am rather glad that I...

BBC: Appointment and Resignation of Chair - Question ( 2 May 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, we know that he disclosed the possible conflict to the Cabinet Secretary. Why did the Cabinet Secretary not disclose or tell him to disclose that conflict to those responsible for making the recommendation? When the Government are reviewing the process for these public appointments, will they ensure that the rules on potential conflicts of interest say that all those people involved...

Apprenticeship Levy - Question (25 Apr 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, in recent years a practice has sprung up in British industry of not training staff but recruiting them directly, already trained, from overseas, often from countries that could benefit from having their own trained staff stay at home. This leads to the shortages of skilled staff that we have in the economy and surges in immigration through work visas, which we find difficult to...

Windsor Framework (Democratic Scrutiny) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (29 Mar 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: Does the noble Lord accept that if Northern Ireland does not in future accept the bulk of the single market rules, it will have to leave the single market? That will entail a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and the end of the Belfast agreement. Is that the alternative that he is suggesting? If it is not, does he have any positive alternative suggestion that is compliant with...

Prisoners: Imprisonment for Public Protection - Question ( 1 Mar 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, it is well over 10 years now since I abolished indeterminate sentences with full cross-party support, including the vocal support of the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, the Home Secretary who introduced them, because we both agreed that they were being used on a scale, and in a way, that had never been intended or contemplated by Parliament. We never imagined that over 10 years later we...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 10 (28 Feb 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, as I expected, the Minister is giving a very satisfactory list of assurances that he has not the slightest intention of lowering any standards. I am quite sure that he is sincere and that the Government actually believe that they are not going to lower any of those standards. I cannot understand what the argument is against ending this whole ridiculous debate by just putting a...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 10 (28 Feb 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: Will it be in on the face of the Bill and put into law, so that we have protection against future Governments setting some rather less high standards?

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 10 (28 Feb 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: The argument is that it may not be necessary, because the Minister is confident that we are going in that direction. Why is that an argument against being absolutely reassuring by putting it on the face of the Bill, so that if an extraordinary, strange Government of protest emerged—some President Trump-type Government—they would have to go through the proper parliamentary and legal...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 10 (28 Feb 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: I do admire my noble friend’s defence of the impeccable parliamentary democracy which lies behind the Bill, but I think the author of it was Jacob Rees-Mogg, and I think his principal aims were to make sure that all law was British law and none of it was foreign law, for ideological reasons. I think he thought of it as deregulatory, producing lower and, in his opinion, less costly...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 7 (28 Feb 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: I understand the noble Baroness’s impatience, and she has been very generous and helpful. Did I hear her just a few moments ago, in response to an intervention, say that in each and every case, once a ministerial decision has been taken, the statutory instrument being repealed or amended will come to this House—which I assume means it gets the approval of this House and the House of...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 7 (28 Feb 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: So it will not be the negative procedure in every case?

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill - Second Reading ( 8 Feb 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, I too congratulate the Minister on his new position, and congratulate the Government on bringing forward this Bill. It is probably the most significant of several steps which have been taken in recent years to begin facing up to the enormous problem that we face of financial crime generally, fraud generally, and money laundering. It also addresses the presence of overseas criminals...

Industrial Action - Statement (11 Jan 2023)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, in principle, I am in favour of the Bill. Obviously, while we must preserve the worker’s right to take industrial action, no responsible person is going to go on strike with consequences that might even threaten the life of fellow citizens if this is taken too far in some public services, such as the health service, at the moment. One would hope that in even the bitterest...

Strike Action - Question ( 7 Dec 2022)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords—

Strike Action - Question ( 7 Dec 2022)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: Noble Lords may recall the long ambulance strike of the 1980s that lasted six months and more. The military actually enjoyed the experience because it had real casualties to deal with instead of the pretend ones used in paramedic training—the military then had more paramedic training than the civilian ambulance drivers in the NHS. Is not our recollection of the 1960s and 1970s that, if the...

Prison Capacity - Statement ( 6 Dec 2022)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, I think I am correct in saying that we have the second highest incarceration rate in the western world by far, after the United States of America. I have been around for the last 40 years and, in recent years, successive Governments—Labour and Conservative—have tended to introduce an annual criminal justice Bill increasing the maximum sentences for offences that have featured...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment to the Amendment to the Motion (25 Oct 2022)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: I am extremely grateful to the noble Lord. I have every respect for him; we have been together in Parliament for years. I want to understand clearly what he is saying. Is he saying that the Democratic Unionists will not withdraw their objections to the whole protocol unless Northern Ireland is allowed to leave the single market with the rest of the United Kingdom as the United Kingdom is...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment to the Amendment to the Motion (25 Oct 2022)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: My Lords, I spoke at Second Reading and made clear my opposition to Bill. I will not repeat any of that. I will try to avoid repeating the many views that have already been given, all of which I agree with. They have been put very eloquently and clearly. This is a quite despicable piece of legislation that shows total contempt for the rule of law. It is plainly in breach of our international...


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