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EEA Nationals (Indefinite Leave to Remain) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Jul 2019)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...noble Earl set out those flaws. I understand that the right of abode is different from settled status and indefinite leave to remain, but my biggest concern is the risk that we could have another Windrush-type scandal at some point in the future. I am sure the Minister will tell us that that will not happen and we should not worry: it will all be fine. But none of us can predict the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Data Protection (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...'s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the data breaches by the Home Office which led to the sharing of personal data of applicants for settled status and of applicants for the Windrush Compensation Scheme do not recur.

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: arrivals here. My own parents were immigrants to this country from the Republic of Ireland in the 1950s, and my mum went on to work in the NHS as a nurse. I agree that what happened to the Windrush generation was a shocking, unacceptable outrage. People who had every right to be here, who were working hard and paying their taxes, were treated in a shabby, disgraceful way. The noble...

Immigration (European Economic Area Nationals) (EU Exit) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (18 Mar 2019)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ..., what happens then? EEA nationals will be over here under three different systems: settled status, the three-month visa and temporary leave to remain for longer than three months. In light of the Windrush scandal, are the Government doing everything they can to ensure that individuals with the right to be here are not routinely and wrongfully challenged or adversely affected, and that...

Windrush Scheme - Statement (5 Feb 2019)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...people are worried about the ability of the Home Office to deal with these matters correctly. Can the Minister tell the House which Minister at the Home Office is responsible for the oversight of Windrush matters? How does that oversight take place? Is it a regular meeting with officials, the receipt of written reports or both—or some other mechanism? How is it that they have failed so...

Future Immigration - Statement (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...the Minister believe that the Home Office has the capacity to change its established ways of working and its unofficial targets, which it was clearly working towards and which contributed to the Windrush scandal? I am clear that the Government cannot have it both ways: on the one hand, talking about an outward-looking, global Britain meeting the needs of society and employers and, on the...

Immigration: Hostile Environment - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: This is a very topical debate focusing on the hostile environment policy towards illegal immigration impacting on those with residency and employment rights. The scandalous treatment of Windrush generation citizens from the Caribbean and other parts of the Commonwealth shames our country, has done huge reputational damage and has hurt people who have every right to be in the United...

Windrush Generation - Statement (24 Apr 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...British Armed Forces to defeat both Nazi Germany and Japan—people such as my friend Sam King, who served in the RAF during the Second World War. Sam came back to Britain in 1948 on the “Empire Windrush”, served his local community as a postman, was the first black mayor of the London Borough of Southwark and was awarded the MBE for his services to the community. Sam loved this...

Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading (17 Dec 2014)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: the Second Reading debate today. I am sorry that my noble friend Lord Temple-Morris could not speak in the debate as he was not here at the start. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Cooper of Windrush, on his excellent maiden speech. Like other noble Lords, I look forward to future contributions from the noble Lord in your Lordships’ House. I saw in his list of achievements that he...

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