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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: General Teaching Council (Directions) Bill: Final Stage (15 Mar 2022)

Pat Sheehan: ...first. When I raised that issue at Further Consideration Stage, the Minister gave assurances, but it is important to mention it again as it is so important. Until now, teachers who faced serious allegations might not have been employees of a school. That could be for a number of reasons: a teacher could resign from a school before any disciplinary action was processed; a substitute teacher...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill: Final Stage (15 Mar 2022)

Dolores Kelly: ..., but we need resources behind the legislation. As I am sure you will agree, Minister, there are concerns about progress on the backlog of Public Prosecution Service (PPS) cases and about how alleged offenders seek to manipulate the justice system by creating many delays. I hope that that will be rectified. If I may say so, Mr Deputy Speaker, the BBC Northern Ireland 'Crime NI' programme...

Scottish Parliament: Conversion Practices (15 Mar 2022)

Joe FitzPatrick: ...organisations, including NHS Scotland, which aims to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK. One witness told us that they were aware of a “limited number of instances” of alleged conversion practices in medical settings and that they wish to see a ban on that, where there is an intention to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity. The committee agrees that...

Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (14 Mar 2022)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...trials. The Explanatory Memorandum refers to upcoming wider reform but provides no information on what the government plans are for this wider reform. Nor does it provide any guidance which is alleged to come from ACRE shortly. As we have no idea of what the government interpretation of “shortly” is, can the Minister give any indication of when this guidance will be available? The...

Executions in Saudi Arabia (14 Mar 2022)

Crispin Blunt: ...Minister? What assurances will she be seeking from Saudi Arabia in respect of human rights on her next visit there? Will she at least seek an assurance that executions of those arrested for crimes alleged to have been committed when they were children will cease? Will she make clear to the Crown Prince how appalled friends of the kingdom are, particularly in the light of the state’s...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill: Further Consideration Stage (14 Mar 2022)

Clare Bailey: ...of the legislation, it is not, nor has it ever been, my intention for the Bill to unnecessarily criminalise anyone. The offence outlined in the Bill is narrow in scope, despite what some have alleged. The Bill does not ban protests and it does not ban silent prayer: it simply regulates the behaviours of people who are targeting women and are attempting to stop them accessing lawfully...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Cost-of-living Crisis (14 Mar 2022)

Rachel Woods: .... That is an absolute disgrace. People here are continually being locked into poverty by the failures of the Executive. As people struggle to feed their families and heat their homes, Stormont is allegedly sitting on £300 million of emergency funding that cannot be spent due to the collapse of the Executive and some people's unwillingness to do their jobs. However, as others have said,...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Trials (14 Mar 2022)

James Cleverly: ..., Commonwealth and Development Office provides a range of assistance to British nationals detained in Iran and their families. We regularly lobby the Iranians on health concerns and mistreatment allegations - and for the immediate and permanent release of all unfairly detained dual British nationals in Iran.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (14 Mar 2022)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what specific steps her Department has taken since her appointment to follow up with the Iranian authorities on the allegations of torture raised in the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Digital Technology (Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (11 Mar 2022)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...today. In a piece four years ago, US tech journalist Dylan Matthews wrote: “The internet was supposed to save democracy… How could we have gotten this so wrong?” He wrote this in the light of alleged manipulation by Russia both in the US presidential elections and in the Brexit vote, with the aid of Cambridge Analytica, which used data collected online from millions of personal...

Electoral System (Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (11 Mar 2022)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...in recent elections of widespread attempts to commit fraud.” In that light, what is the Government’s estimate of the level of fraud? For the Conservative Party, Alan Mabbutt told us: “Most allegations of fraud appear to be based on hearsay rather than fact”— and he is a supporter of the Government. He continued: “It is likely that most fraud takes place within the confines of a...

Elections Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 17 (10 Mar 2022)

Lord Khan of Burnley: ...has not clarified whether more resources and training will be provided to the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland (PPS) to investigate alleged criminal offences under PPERA. … The Government should set out how it will ‘support the police as necessary to enforce electoral regulation proactively and effectively’, as committed by...

Home Office Visas for Ukrainians - Commons Urgent Question (10 Mar 2022)

Lord Porter of Spalding: ...the case for people to be able to come in without visas last week. As the Minister has already mentioned Salisbury, I am not sure, but I seem to think that I saw pictures of the people who were allegedly guilty of those offences, and they did have passports and visas. The visas were, therefore, not the security system that we would have hoped they would be, so I do not see why we are still...

Business of the House (10 Mar 2022)

Mark Spencer: ...that report’s findings, but we should also be enormously proud that the system we have in place holds people to account, and gives confidence to victims to come forward and confidence that their allegations or concerns will be addressed. Clearly, this is a topic that people want to talk about, and I encourage him to apply for an Adjournment debate or a Westminster Hall debate.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Ukraine (10 Mar 2022)

Dan Jarvis: ...for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support (a) the Ukrainian Government, (b) NATO allies and (c) NGOs to preserve and collect evidence of alleged (i) war crimes and (ii) crimes against humanity to assist the International Criminal Court’s investigation in Ukraine.

Questions to the Mayor of London — Police officers who commit domestic violence offences: Police officers who commit domestic violence offences (10 Mar 2022)

Caroline Russell: Thank you for your answer to my question 2021/2757, in which you stated that from 2016-17 to 2020-21, there were 533 allegations made against Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers or staff, and that 28 MPS officers or staff have been subject to formal action within the same time period, with a further 74 cases that remain ongoing. Of the 74 cases that remained ongoing in July 2021, how...

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill - Second Reading (9 Mar 2022)

Baroness O'Loan: ...Her Majesty’s Government whether they can assure the House that these provisions fully protect a person’s rights not to find themselves with a very large costs bill resulting from an unfounded allegation or action, so that those with legitimate funds to invest in the UK will not be deterred from so doing. In saying this, I do not in any way detract from the condemnation of what is...

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Motion on Amendments 1 to 47 (9 Mar 2022)

Lord Mann: ...decision. But when one looks at the decision that it made, it was not making a foreign policy statement expressly; it was fiduciary duty, the council claimed. Did the council boycott Israel, or the alleged targets, the settlements—that was the original concept of the BDS campaign—but, having failed in that, then shift to Israel? No, it did not. It went to where things have now shifted...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Integrated Education Bill: Final Stage (9 Mar 2022)

Kellie Armstrong: ...stage, we have four sectors of education. Integrated education makes up 7% of the pupil population. It is a minority within the education system, just as the Irish-medium sector is. I have faced allegations of being sectarian and, by some principals, of being threatened to be excommunicated from the Church. I had people ask me not to return to Mass and had local people say to me that they...

Ukraine Update (9 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement, and for his excellent daily briefings. With Russia repeating false allegations that the US is supporting a Ukrainian military biological programme that would release deadly pathogens such as the plague and anthrax, what new steps are the MOD and other Government agencies taking to tackle the dissemination of such false information effectively?


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