Results 81–100 of 789 for speaker:Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Schools Bill [HL] - Second Reading (23 May 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I begin by paying tribute to teachers. I believe teaching is one of the most challenging jobs anyone could do and today in particular they face multiple challenges, not least the mental fragility of so many pupils, as outlined so powerfully in today’s news. The Bill raises a range of concerns, and I will be listening carefully to those who address them as well, of course, as to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Indonesia: West Papua (25 Apr 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Indonesia regarding the statement by UN special rapporteurs on 1 March detailing human rights abuses in West Papua; and in particular, the findings of (1) extrajudicial killings, including of young children, (2) enforced disappearances, torture and displacement of Papuans by Indonesian security forces,...

Ukraine: Lethal Weapons - Question ( 5 Apr 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: The re-election of Viktor Orbán in Hungary highlights again the very unhelpful and negative attitude shown by that country with respect to support for Ukraine. Does Her Majesty’s Government have any leverage or influence to persuade the Hungarian Government that in the long run, far from being a friend, Putin will be a threat to Hungary as well?

Prisons: Death Statistics - Question (30 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statistics in the report by the Ministry of Justice Safety in Custody Statistics, England and Wales: Deaths in Prison Custody to December 2021, Assaults and Self-harm to September 2021, published on 27 January; and in particular the finding that the number of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody had increased by 28...

Prisons: Death Statistics - Question (30 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for his Answer. As he says, every suicide is an occasion of great sadness. That there were 86 in prison—an increase of 28% on the previous year—is seriously worrying. Does he agree that the figures reveal something interesting and important? All 86 were males, nearly all were white and they were predominantly in the age groups 21 to 25 and 30 to 39. So many of these...

Ukrainian Refugees - Question (15 Mar 2022)

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Ukrainian Refugees - Question (15 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: The Statement indicated two stages of the humanitarian visa scheme. The second one concerned the participation of community groups in this country. Is the Minister able to give us any indication of when the details of that scheme will be released?

Ukraine: Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal - Question ( 9 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I will follow up the question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett. Yesterday the Government made the very welcome announcement that they are opening out this humanitarian sponsorship scheme, but they did not say anything about how all these people who want to offer their homes can link with those who want to come here. Are the Government yet able to reveal how this contact is to...

Ukraine: Refugees - Question ( 8 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow a greater number of Ukrainians who do not have family in the United Kingdom to come to this country; and what assessment they have made of the number of UK citizens willing to offer rent-free accommodation to refugees from Ukraine.

Ukraine: Refugees - Question ( 8 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for her Answer, which is very welcome indeed. Rabbi Jonathan Romain in Maidenhead advertised locally for people willing to offer rooms to Ukrainian refugees and, within days, he had 240 offers. I believe that that could be replicated all over the country, so I am very glad that the Government have given that Answer. Will people with a named host and named accommodation...

Ukraine - Motion to Take Note (25 Feb 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: Yesterday was a sad, bad day for Ukraine, Europe and the world. First, our feelings are of course with the Ukrainian people, who are in for a prolonged period of struggle and suffering. I fully support everything that the Government are doing by way of sanctions. Whether the sanctions should be more than they are, I leave to other people who are better qualified than me. Put simply, they will...

Mikheil Saakashvili - Question (13 Jan 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Georgia about the continued imprisonment of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of that country.

Mikheil Saakashvili - Question (13 Jan 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for his reply. Under Mr Saakashvili’s presidency, Georgia flourished economically. He took significant steps to eliminate corruption and when he lost power in 2013, he transferred power peacefully, the first ever peaceful transition of power in Georgia. Since then he has been stripped of his citizenship and put in prison on trumped-up charges in what Amnesty...

Refugees: Mass Displacement - Motion to Take Note ( 6 Jan 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Alton, not only for securing this debate but for once again being a prophetic voice among us and reminding us of the serious moral challenge we face on this issue. It is important to begin by stating the obvious, because it is so often easy to forget the obvious. If the root cause of the refugee problem is conflict, the first priority is to prevent that...

India: Missionaries of Charity - Question ( 6 Jan 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of India about the blocking of overseas funds for the Missionaries of Charity and other non-governmental organisations.

India: Missionaries of Charity - Question ( 6 Jan 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for his reply. The work of Mother Theresa and the charity she founded, the Missionaries of Charity, is renowned throughout the world. It works among some of the poorest and most destitute people on earth. What possible reason could the Indian Government have for wanting to hinder and block its work? The rumour, I am afraid, is that it is continuing pressure from Hindu...


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