Results 1–20 of 87 for speaker:Lord Sandhurst

Coroners (Suspension of Requirement for Jury at Inquest: Coronavirus) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I welcome these regulations. It is very important that backlogs are reduced. It is very damaging to the families and, very often, to the witnesses who may have been involved in a very serious matter that has caused them grief even if they are not a direct victim. The sooner these things are resolved, the better. It is important also that, where a jury is properly required, it is...

Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments (2019 Hague Convention etc.) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I too welcome this measure, but I want to take this opportunity to echo the very generous words of praise from my noble and learned friend Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. My noble and learned friend Lord Bellamy has been a tremendous Minister. He has worked absolutely tirelessly under great pressure and it is no fault of his that we are losing the Arbitration Bill, which really is...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill - Second Reading (13 May 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: Under Clause 3(2) of the Bill, you do not get your appeal allowed if it has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill - Second Reading (13 May 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I congratulate the Government on moving swiftly with this process. This saga has dragged on for 20 years. A trusted public body has been guilty of the most appalling want of care, and others might say much worse. I leave that to the judgment and observations of Sir Wyn Williams’ inquiry and of my noble friend Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, without whose fantastic work we would not be...

Crime Statistics: Gender Identity - Question (24 Apr 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, anyone, including a convicted criminal, can change name and gender, and then obtain a new passport and driving licence and, in effect, change identity for most practical purposes. Ordinarily, in the case of persons who have changed gender, the DBS certificate will display their acquired gender. Is my noble friend the Minister satisfied that it is not possible for a passport and...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 16 (22 Apr 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 17A. I am sorry that I was unable to speak at Second Reading. I should also say that the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, who is unavoidably detained, has added her name to that amendment. We therefore have her support as well. Amendment 17A is directed at Clause 28 on mixed-use premises with substantial proportions of business and residential tenants....

Medical Student Places - Question (22 Apr 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, last year it was reported that 25% of doctors drop out after two years’ foundation training. After five years, the drop-out rate in total is 40%. So increasing the number of students is not the answer, or any part of it. Is not the crucial thing to ensure that young doctors are encouraged to remain in training? That may mean more care in selecting them in the first place, but it...

Cass Review - Statement (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, my focus is on the misuse of drugs for unlicensed purposes. It is perfectly proper and sensible that drugs are used for unlicensed purposes in the right circumstances. For example, in the case of children, drugs are not tested on them; they have been tested and licensed for use on adults, and they are used quite properly—it is called “off-label”—for children for the same...

Litigation Funding Agreements (Enforceability) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I rise, rather like the Arctic roll, to complete the speeches from the Floor. I congratulate the Government on moving swiftly and decisively to introduce the Bill. I congratulate the Minister too on his very clear opening. It has been a privilege to listen to today’s speeches, with many valuable insights that have opened our minds to a lot of issues that need to be addressed. As...

Israel and Palestine - Question (29 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, the West Bank is not in law part of Israel—

Israel and Palestine - Question (29 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: I have started my question.

Conversion Therapy Prohibition (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 9 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, my concern is safety and well-being, living in a free and fair country. As it stands, this Bill will apply to acts which cause no injury or distress and even to acts to which the recipient has consented. It applies across the range of life and in the home. The Bill will criminalise expressions of personal conviction made without expressions of hatred or intolerance, improper...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 113 ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I am grateful to various noble Lords for their support, the points that they have made, and, if I may say so, the very sensible suggestion from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Thomas, about collecting data. If I may comment on my noble and learned friend Lord Garnier’s observations, they show that good information is necessary. It is absolutely essential. He says that these are...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 113 ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I will speak to Amendments 113 and 114. Amendment 113 seeks to impose a duty to inform victims and families of the right to refer an unduly lenient sentence. Amendment 114 seeks to extend the time, in exceptional circumstances, for such a reference. I begin by declaring my interest as a member of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee. Currently, the position is that victims have a...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 112 ( 7 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I will speak briefly to Amendment 112. My noble and learned friend’s proposal is an excellent one and I urge the Government to address it promptly and seriously. Companies and persons convicted of matters affecting those overseas, particularly overseas companies and the countries themselves, should be liable to compensation. It is important that it does not just feed more...

Royal Navy: Drone Attacks in the Red Sea - Question ( 5 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, in view of the question of the noble Lord, Lord West, do we not need further assistance from our allies in Europe? In particular, what about the French, who have a fleet? Have they been asked for help and have they offered it?

Russell Group Universities: Foreign Student Admissions - Question ( 1 Feb 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords—

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 30 (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I hope I can do this in the time allotted, as they say. I shall speak to Amendment 51 on training in relation to support for victims. Very simply, Clause 6 directs that criminal justice bodies must take reasonable steps to promote awareness of the victims’ code to victims and other members of the public, but the Bill does not mandate that professionals within these bodies receive...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I declare my interest as a member of the justice committee, and I endorse everything that has been said by speakers in this debate. I do not need to repeat their reasons; I shall be expanding on them in the same vein when we debate Amendment 51. We have to give teeth to this. There has to be cultural change and it has to be a change that affects those in the Crown Prosecution...

Schools: Financial Education - Question for Short Debate (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Sandhurst: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend for introducing this short debate and doing it so well. I have five points to make in the short time I am allowed. First, as we have heard, the 2023 MaPS survey showed that children’s attitudes to money have developed by the age of seven. To encourage good habits and discourage bad ones, they need education young. As the noble Lord said, it should...


1 2 3 4 5 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.