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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (5th Day): Amendment 104FC (12 Jan 2022)

...for the offence under section 6 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (intercourse with a girl between thirteen and sixteen) are not barred only by virtue of the passage of time since the date of the alleged offence.(2) Nothing in this section permits the trial of a person who has already been convicted of an offence relating to the sexual intercourse in question.”

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (5th Day): Amendment 104FA (12 Jan 2022)

Lord Bach: absurd. Let me make this clearer. No one is suggesting that an adult who has committed offences should be allowed to stand. The current issue around a particular police and crime commissioner alleged—I emphasise that—to have committed other offences as an adult, every one of them a few years ago, is wholly irrelevant to the case I am trying to make. What is relevant to this argument...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (5th Day): Amendment 104E (12 Jan 2022)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...for offences under Sections 52 and 53, where there is evidence to support the existence of sex-for-rent arrangements. In January of last year, the CPS authorised the first charge for sex-for-rent allegations under Section 52. The individual against whom these allegations were made has pleaded guilty to two counts of inciting prostitution for gain. To better protect tenants from rogue...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (5th Day): Amendment 104B (12 Jan 2022)

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede: ...made the point that it is very sensitive. If there is the possibility of somebody’s sexual history becoming known in a wider context within court, it acts as a cooling method for people making allegations. This is a way around that problem to try to give people the confidence to come forward and make complaints of sexual assaults. Amendment 107C is in the name of my noble friend Lord...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: HM Courts and Tribunals Service (12 Jan 2022)

James Cartlidge: ...Claims 2 All Claims 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021 335 388 340 48 55 49 Notes relating to the above data 1 Single claims are made by a sole employee/worker, relating to alleged breaches of employment rights 2 Multiple claims are where two or more people bring proceedings arising out of the same facts, usually against a common employer. In this instance the lead...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nagorno Karabakh: Human Rights (12 Jan 2022)

Chris Heaton-Harris: The UK Government remains deeply concerned by the allegations that war crimes and human rights violations and abuses were committed during and after the conflict in 2020. We continue to encourage the Armenian and Azerbaijani Government, including through our Embassies in Yerevan and Baku, to thoroughly investigate all allegations that prisoners of war and detainees were mistreated during and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: 10 Downing Street: Meetings (12 Jan 2022)

Fleur Anderson: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the investigation led by Sue Gray into allegations of breaches of covid-19 regulations will include the gathering held in the gardens of Downing Street on 15 May 2020.

Health and Care Bill - Committee (Day 1): Amendment 1 (11 Jan 2022)

Baroness Thornton: ...that, with a system as fragile and complex as the NHS, there ought to be a reasonable period for assessing the impact and planning accordingly. This is not intended as a delaying tactic. If the alleged impact assessment that we have so far had been a great deal better, the need would not be so strong. Delay will not help the NHS but neither will a bad Bill. Let us remember that aspects of...

Downing Street Event - Commons Urgent Question (11 Jan 2022)

Lord True: the law is important, and the noble Baroness is correct to anticipate my answer on that point. As I have told the House, an investigation is already taking place into a number of events that are alleged to have occurred in Downing Street and elsewhere. The primary purpose will be to establish swiftly a general understanding of the nature of the gatherings, including attendance, the...

Downing Street Garden Event (11 Jan 2022)

Michael Ellis: Both the Prime Minister and I came before the House in December to set out the details of the investigation being led by the Cabinet Office into the allegations of gatherings in Downing Street and the Department for Education in November and December 2020. As I did then, I again apologise unreservedly for the upset that these allegations have caused. The Prime Minister has asked for an...

Public Bill Committee: Dormant Assets Bill [Lords]: Clause 29 - Distribution of dormant assets money for meeting English expenditure (11 Jan 2022)

Jeff Smith: ...the wellbeing of communities suffering from high levels of deprivation”. I am surprised that the Government want to remove a measure that empowers communities and surely goes to the heart of the alleged levelling-up agenda. There are Members on both sides of the Committee who represent areas that will benefit from this kind of initiative. The most deprived areas often have the weakest...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jagtar Singh Johal (11 Jan 2022)

Amanda Milling: The UK Government takes all allegations of human rights violations very seriously, and we regularly raise Mr Johal's case directly with the Government of India at official and Ministerial level. The Foreign Secretary last raised Mr Johal's case with the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, on 22 October 2021. Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kenya: Racial Discrimination (11 Jan 2022)

Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking assist the British Council with its inquiry into alleged racism in Kenya.

Written Answers — Home Office: 10 Downing Street (11 Jan 2022)

Fleur Anderson: ...discussions with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner regarding (a) the Metropolitan Police presence at Number 10 on 18 December 2020 and (b) facilitating the Cabinet Secretary's investigation into allegations around social gatherings of staff on that date.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 102 (10 Jan 2022)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: ...rejected a little time ago by the Government Chief Whip. This is not just about Sarah Everard or Wayne Couzens. Without commenting on any pending case, there are proceedings pending in which it is alleged—it may not be proved, of course, and I do not wish to comment on any individual case—that other police officers have acted in every bit as outrageous a way as Wayne Couzens. I am in...

Simon Hinchley-Robson: Discharge from the RAF (10 Jan 2022)

Alan Mak: I have seen the correspondence to which the hon. Gentleman has referred, and I am aware of the allegations that have been made. They are very serious, and, as I said earlier, my advice is for Mr Hinchley-Robson to make a formal claim to which the MOD will respond. In 2012, power was conferred on the Home Secretary to formally disregard certain convictions for specified repealed homosexual...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 97 (10 Jan 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: ...children and justice, and expects states that are party to the convention “to promote the establishment of laws, procedures, authorities and institutions specifically applicable to children alleged as, accused of, or recognized as having infringed the penal law”. So it is not just that children have different requirements; there is an entirely separate justice system for them. However,...

Police Powers to Suspend Driving Licences — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (10 Jan 2022)

Christina Rees: ....” I will be grateful if the Minister answers some questions about the current law, and about statistics concerning pre-charge bail and released under investigation—known as RUI. How many alleged suspects have been released on pre-charge bail from all police forces since 2017 for the following periods: up to 28 days; 29 days to three months; three months to six months; six months to 12...

Defence: Ukraine: Territorial Integrity (10 Jan 2022)

Ben Wallace: ...of Russia. NATO is defensive by its very nature—if you attack us, you attack us all—and it is a defensive alliance; it is not offensive. There are no NATO bases in Ukraine, which is also alleged. The United Kingdom will work with whoever wants to work with us and shares our values. We will not be deterred by bullying, and we will not be deterred by distance. We shall step up and help...

Antisemitism: Bristol University (6 Jan 2022)

Christian Wakeford: ...and encourages hatred of Muslims and of Islam. The PowerPoint presentation he used included mainstream UK Jewish organisations and leaders in that diagram, implying that they were part of an alleged Islamophobic network. One Jewish student present put it like this: “As a Jewish student I felt uncomfortable and intimidated in his class. I know and understand what he says is false, it is...

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