Results 41–60 of 99 for speaker:Lord Roborough

Written Answers — Treasury: UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland (12 Apr 2024)

Lord Roborough: As of April 2024, over 7,800 businesses are authorised under the UK Internal Market Scheme, including over 4,100 which are established in Northern Ireland.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: I thank all noble Lords for their contributions to this short debate. I am particularly grateful to my noble friend Lord Farmer for tabling this amendment and to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester for moving it. It would require the Secretary of State to collect data centrally about prisoners who are primary carers of children and the numbers of dependent children who have a...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: I am grateful to the noble Baroness for her intervention and appreciate that this debate has focused very much on the wish of many noble Lords to have very accurate data. I am very aware that BOLD will be an estimate. We expect it to be a reasonably accurate estimate, which will be very good information for forming policy. The extent to which more detailed data could be required in future we...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 172 (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: I am grateful to the noble Baroness for her question. I am afraid I do not have a detailed answer and propose to write to her, if that is acceptable. The basic custody screening tool ensures that we identify prisoners with primary care responsibilities on entry into prison. That means that we can access this information centrally. While we recognise that the self-declared nature of the...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 171A (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank noble Lords for their comments in this short debate. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for setting out his intention to oppose that Clauses 55 and 56 stand part of the Bill, and the noble Lord, Lord Bach, for his comments in support of that. It is important that the Committee examines the rationale behind these clauses. Clauses 55 and 56 will prohibit prisoners in...

Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds, National Insurance Funds Payments and Extension of Veterans Relief) Regulations 2024 - Motions to Approve (28 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, with the leave of the House, and on behalf of my noble friend Lady Vere of Norbiton, I beg to move the Motions standing in her name on the Order Paper. Motions agreed.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148C (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, for his amendment regarding the Multi Agency Public Protection System, MAPPS. I understand that the debate has not really been very much to do with MAPPS, but I will first address the amendment, which does address it. Amendment 148C would place a duty on the Secretary of State to publish a report on progress of the development of MAPPS for...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148C (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: I thank the noble Lord for his comments, and for his comments earlier. Everyone in this Committee has the same interests at heart. We are all trying to achieve the same thing. I think I have read out a form of words that explains how data sharing is possible at the moment, but I take the point that there is the possibility of acting considerably more vigorously on this. I will take that back...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148C (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: The noble Lord makes a good point. Hardly a piece of legislation goes through this House where there is not a data protection aspect. That creates confusion and it is up to the Government to bring clarity, particularly in this area. I thank him for that interjection. I encourage the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, to withdraw the amendment.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148A (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: I think I understand the point of the amendments, which is the belief that stalking and domestic abuse deserve to be treated the same way as terror and murder offences. I hope the explanation I have given shows that these offences, on a discretionary basis, can be treated with the same seriousness under MAPPA 2 and MAPPA 3. The Government have described an ongoing process of trying to improve...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 148A (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, for her amendment relating to Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements, and all noble Lords who have contributed to this heartfelt debate. These are horrific offences, taken with the utmost gravity by the Government. Amendment 148A seeks to include relevant domestic abuse and stalking perpetrators on licence within the remit of...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 136 (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, for this amendment and the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, for speaking in support. The amendment would require the Secretary of State to conduct a review into whether to establish an independent national oversight mechanism to collate, analyse and address recommendations from investigations, inquests, public inquiries and official reviews...

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Pension Scheme Amendment) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (19 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Callanan, I beg to move the Motion standing in his name on the Order Paper. Motion agreed.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 130 (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: The noble Baroness obviously makes a good point, and this is a complex and sensitive area. We are to some extent relying on the competence that we clearly expect to see from independent public advocates to make the right decisions in what will be varied situations. We think it would be more appropriate and flexible to address this in guidance.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 127 (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: I reassure the noble and learned Lord that we would like to discuss this further.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 130 (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, for introducing this amendment, which relates to an advocate’s support of the victims of major incidents who are under the age of 18. The noble Lord’s amendment would require the advocate to conduct, or refer to, a needs assessment of a victim under the age of 18, to establish whether they have the capacity to consent to receiving support...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 127 (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: My Lords, I thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead, for his amendment. This group of amendments concerns the independence of the advocate, and therefore I will discuss them together. First, the amendment from the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead, seeks to limit the discretion of the Secretary of State as to the grounds on which an advocate’s appointment in...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 122 (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: As I have already said, I believe that most victims will be victims of crime; most major incidents will involve criminal behaviour of some description, or a criminal investigation. We believe it is a subset, but nevertheless a very important subset, of victims who need to have their needs addressed. We completely agree with that.

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 122 (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: I apologise to the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb. I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Marks, for a much more eloquent summing up of what I was trying to say than I was capable of doing. The Government acknowledge that there is a subset of victims of major incidents where a crime does not occur who are not being addressed because the victims’ code addresses principally the...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 122 (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Roborough: I am of course happy to commit to meeting to discuss this matter, but we are not leaving the victims defenceless in this situation: they will have an independent public advocate, who will help to guide them through all these processes. But I completely agree that we should meet and consult further on this matter.


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