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Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Second Reading ( 4 Nov 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I agree word for word with what the noble and learned Lord, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, said in moving his amendment, and indeed with what the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, has just said.

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Second Reading ( 4 Nov 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: I thought that we were debating the amendment.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (27 Oct 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: I am sorry to interrupt my noble friend, but does he not accept that the procedure of dealing with changes via statutory instrument offers no protection whatever? There is no power to amend a statutory instrument; one can only reject it. I simply ask my noble friend: when did this House last reject a statutory instrument?

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (27 Oct 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, in 1949, when the Legal Aid and Advice Act was brought in, the state of affairs in this country was radically different for the ordinary man and woman in the street from what it is now. I speak in terms of legal services and the availability of the same. In 1949, after the Legal Aid and Advice Act was passed and the scheme introduced, 95% of all law firms in the United Kingdom...

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (24 Oct 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I, too, thank and congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, on bringing forward the Bill. I am sure she will not mind my calling it a modest Bill because she herself acknowledged that. Both she and the noble Baroness, Lady Taylor of Bolton, referred to the context within which we are having this debate, which is one of unparalleled public mistrust. There is mistrust generally...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, like other noble Lords, I thank those who have brought this Bill before us. I particularly thank the noble Lord, Lord Joffe, who has been the hero of this cause for more years than it would be polite of me to mention. He is still with us and still giving us the benefit of his advice. We must also thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, for having taken on leadership of this...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Committee (17 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I agree with my noble friend that this has been an excellent and worthwhile debate. On behalf of my co-sponsors, I thank all those who have taken part. We have a wealth of experience in this place, which has been demonstrated today wonderfully well. I shall be quite frank: my views have been influenced by what has been said. So long as the Minister was serious, as I am sure he was...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Committee (17 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, the amendment is also in the names of the noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy of The Shaws—who unfortunately cannot be here, although those who heard her speak last night will have a good idea of what she might have said—the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, and my noble friend Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts. We have something of a paradox of timing in relation to the Bill, in that, as we...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Committee (17 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: Before the Minister sits down—I am keen to have his response to this—if, as he now confirms, the Government think that there is no difference in meaning between “considers” and “believes”, why not have consistency between the language of RIPA and that of the Bill so as to avoid confusion and argument in future?

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Committee (17 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I regret to say that I find that answer completely unsatisfactory. There is every reason in the world, I suggest, why we have commonality of language, particularly in clauses that expressly relate one to another. If it is felt after the review that the language of RIPA 2000 needs changing, a change could be made to this legislation as well. In the mean time, though, there is going...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Committee (17 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, Amendment 1 is an amendment of modest pretensions, but I think it significant and worthy of the attention of the House. What it does is address the use of the word “considers” in Clause 1(1) and proposes that that word be replaced by the word “believes”. To make sense of that, I hope that noble Lords will find it helpful if I say that this is a key clause because it gives...

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading (16 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: I apologise for interrupting the flow of my noble friend’s speech. However, he started by saying that the Bill introduced no new powers and did not amend existing powers, but he appeared just now to indicate that there were new powers in the Bill. Have I got it wrong?

Gaza — Statement (14 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, the question I ask may be provocative to some, as I take a diametrically different view to that of, for example, the noble Lord, Lord Pannick. Therefore, I first make absolutely clear my total commitment to the right of Israel to exist in peace behind its borders, and make clear that the rights in this convoluted and awful area of the world are not all on one side—not by a long...

Gaza — Statement (14 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: The question will come soon. Does she not agree that the constant, tenacious determination of Israel to colonise the West Bank—one is told that nearly half a million colonists live in that country and often take the greater part of the resources, water and so on—is the casus belli in this situation? I know from speaking to its leader, Dr Haniyeh, that Hamas withheld any rocket attacks and...

Tax: Aggressive Tax Avoidance — Question ( 9 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, will my noble friend tell the House whether the Government refuse to grant contracts to the companies and individuals that are engaged in this ludicrous and anti-social avoidance?

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) ( 8 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords—

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) ( 8 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: The noble Lord has referred a second time to the new reporting initiative for police forces and mentioned specifically the City of London police. As it happens, I was with them this very morning, when the initiative to which he referred was discussed. However, resources are a matter of acute concern for every police force in this country. We must go beyond simply saying that the Government...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) ( 8 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I strongly support what the noble Baroness, Lady Smith of Basildon, said. The issue—if you can call it an issue as it is a series of issues—in relation to cybercrime could scarcely be of greater importance to our society. It is not just an economic crime of the greatest potential but a crime in all dimensions. The only reservation I have about the amendment is whether it goes...

Student Loans: Misleading Practices — Question ( 3 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, does my noble friend not see that to have talks with the Student Loans Company is simply not enough? This is straightforward deceit. If any student were engaged in deceit of this nature he or she would be thrown out of their university or denied a job prospect. Surely we must start to set an example. At least the chair of the Student Loans Company should resign from his or her...

Serious Crime Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) ( 2 Jul 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, on the face of it, this is a beguiling amendment, not least because of the way the noble Lord, Lord Harris of Haringey, moved it by giving an example of helping a primary school understand a bit more about the way our complicated world works. There is no one in this House who defers more than I to the need for this country and this Parliament to help our citizens have a better idea...


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