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

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, may I ask the noble Baroness whether subsection (2) of the proposed new clause will be adequate to force the person concerned to reveal assets owned by a company that they own? Today, the classic way of avoiding liabilities is to have a series of companies that own each other, and I am anxious in case the wording would not require the person who is required to give information to...

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

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: I beg the noble Baroness’s pardon. I am referring to Amendment 8, which would insert the proposed new clause entitled, “Restraint order: determination of extent of defendant’s property”. I mentioned in particular proposed new subsection (2), which would require the suspect to disclose, “the full extent and location of his or her assets and liabilities”. I am concerned that that...

Education: Citizenship Studies — Question (30 Jun 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I declare an interest as the founder and president of the Citizenship Foundation. I say to my noble friend that while he paints a very rosy picture of citizenship, at the moment less than 2% of pupils take citizenship education at GCSE. The free schools and academies do not have to teach it at all and Ofsted does not extend to citizenship in schools, while the Government have...

Voluntary and Charitable Sectors — Motion to Take Note (26 Jun 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, like everyone else I thank my noble friend Lady Scott of Needham Market for instituting this debate. It is entirely my own incompetence that I am speaking in the gap, having failed to put my name down in time. I have spent most of my professional life in the charity world. My firm, Bates Wells Braithwaite, spends most of its time in that world and it has been a privilege and a...

House of Lords: Labour Peers’ Working Group Report — Motion to Take Note (19 Jun 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I, too, thank the Labour Party for having brought its group together and congratulate it on the outcome of its deliberations. Like every other speaker, I cannot resist mentioning the affection in which I held Lord Grenfell. I am sure that he will read this debate and note how many noble Lords thanked him for his part in all this. I would like to draw to the attention of the House...

House of Lords: Labour Peers’ Working Group Report — Motion to Take Note (19 Jun 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: The noble Lord would have to agree that the trend—statistics have been published in the press in the past three days—is very much towards full-time politics, I am afraid. The number of MPs who have been in politics before they came into the Commons is increasing all the time. As I say, independence is inconsistent with being a full-time Member of this House. I am anxious about the numbers...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) ( 9 Jun 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I propose to address a broad issue to which there is little or no direct reference in the Queen’s Speech, but which I believe is of fundamental interest and importance to this House. It is of course the state of our democracy. If one seeks to measure that by, for example, voting statistics or the number of our fellow citizens who are members of political parties, then the degree...

Privileges and Conduct Committee:15th Report — Motion to Agree (13 May 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I am grateful to the Committee for its work in producing these reports. Nothing can be more difficult, I think, than trying to put into words the circumstances in which we can claim our £300 or £150 a day tax free. I hope the Chairman will forgive me if I raise one or two points on the Committee’s latest formulation. I am sorry that I did not raise these points with him in...

Israel and Palestine — Question ( 8 Apr 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: Does my noble friend accept that the negotiations are doomed, and that Mr Netanyahu and his Cabinet know that they are doomed, so long as Israel goes on colonising the West Bank illegally and relentlessly? Is that not the reality, and what are we going to do about it?

Electoral Fraud — Question ( 1 Apr 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, having correctly pointed out the appallingly low turnout for elections and, on top of that, the appalling low registration figures, does my noble friend accept that a major contributor to that parlous state of affairs is that so many young people feel outside the tent, so to speak, vis-à-vis politics, which is complex, and that people need some sort of education before they leave...

Education: Social Mobility — Motion to Take Note (13 Mar 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: I hate to interrupt the noble Baroness, but I cannot resist asking her whether she is aware that Oakham School and Uppingham School were founded by Archdeacon Robert Johnson in the 1580s for poor boys and poor girls.

Justice: Cautions — Question (11 Mar 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: Might the decline in statistics—I hate even to question it—be down to the almost complete absence of the bobby on the beat?

Immigration Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (10 Mar 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: There we are: he is an optimist from the Fens. I hope that he will take heed of all that has been said. I have just a small last point. The bureaucratic consequences of the Bill are horrendous, and the amendment has a wonderful simplicity about it. It simply removes overseas students from the tentacles of I do not know how many aspects of our modern, burgeoning bureaucracy.

Immigration Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (10 Mar 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I had a communication this very morning from the University of Essex, from which I stood down as chancellor at Christmas after more than 10 years, which drew my attention to the fact that the Times of Indianewspaper recently had a headline stating, “Indian students feel unwelcome in Britain”. Other noble Lords have mentioned that. Indeed, the speeches we have had do not leave a...

Privileges and Conduct Committee — Motion to Agree ( 6 Mar 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I would like to suggest that in future, when amendments to the Code of Conductand theguide are contemplated and put to the House, we should have the equivalent of a Keeling schedule because there are a lot of amendments proposed here to an already long code, and it would be greatly helpful if there were a document which in effect showed what the changes are on the face of the...

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill: Report ( 4 Mar 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: Perhaps I may interject and ask the Minister for clarification arising out of the answer that she gave. I simply want to be sure that the scheme that she talked of will be comprehensive and compulsory.

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill: Report ( 4 Mar 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: My Lords, I support the amendment. Gambling is an extraordinary business, and it is never more so than when otherwise sensible, able people become addicted to it. I was present at the meeting kindly organised by the noble Lord, Lord Browne, and I was very moved by the testimony of the two men there who had fallen prey to this addiction. One was a Regular Army officer who was thereafter a...

Community Life — Question (27 Feb 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is being done to mitigate the social and cultural consequences of the weakening of community life in the United Kingdom.

Community Life — Question (27 Feb 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: I am grateful to my noble friend for that reply. Is it not the case, however, that one of the key factors in what is clearly a declining community vitality in this country, is the ever increasing volume of legislation pouring forth from this place, which tends to undermine and confuse the ordinary citizen, and is still running at the rate, after repeals, of about 10,000 pages of new statute...

Social Welfare Law — Question for Short Debate (25 Feb 2014)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: Can the Minister give any reassurance at all to the many who have spoken about public legal education, particularly in schools?


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