Results 121–140 of 3000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Featherstone

Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill (10 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would like to elucidate about the particular inaccuracy to which he is referring.

Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill (10 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: Given Members' remarks from sedentary positions, it seems that that is not the case in law. [Interruption.]

Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill (10 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: In his letter of explanation, Andy Hayman referred to the ricin incident that took place in my constituency. I was completely astonished at his using this as an example, because it was one of the most extraordinarily badly conducted operations that I have come across. I raised this issue publicly at the full meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority, at the full board of the London Fire...

Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill (10 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker; I was about to bring my remarks back into context. One arrestee, who was released after only two days and left the country, could have been arrested under the Bill's provision on acts preparatory to terrorism, because a white substance was found. I was shocked to learn that the ricin incident was one of the arguments used in Andy Hayman's letter as evidence in...

Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill (10 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: Therein lies the question of the training resource. The experience in the House this week has been a sobering one. All in the House argued and fought for what they believed was right. I take exception to the implication by those on the Labour Benches that if one does not agree with 90 days, one does not take terrorism seriously.

Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill (10 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: No, I have reached my conclusion. We all act according to what we believe is in the best interests of our constituents.

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 9 — Power to Search Further Education Students for Weapons (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: I rise to speak to new clause 8, tabled by the Liberal Democrats, which hon. Members may notice is not a million miles different from Government new clause 9. I very much welcome the Government's tabling of that clause, because it acknowledges the concern that we expressed about not giving further education colleges an equivalent power, thus sending out a worrying signal that only school...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 9 — Power to Search Further Education Students for Weapons (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: I totally agree that there should be some prosecutions. The Government are often guilty of not enforcing current legislation. However, I would be totally opposed to installing knife arches to detect knives, because that would cause all children to be treated as though they were criminals. It is right to proceed along the lines of members of staff performing searches, rather than using other...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 1 — Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Amendment) (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: I shall speak to amendments Nos. 28 and 30 and comment on other amendments in the group. With the permission of the House, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I shall probably put amendment No. 28 to a vote at the appropriate time. Amendment No. 28 is an attempt to ensure that a drinking banning order is not applied inappropriately—a point that, to some extent, we discussed in Committee. There are cases...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 1 — Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Amendment) (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: We should comply with the spirit of the UN convention on the rights of the child. Interested parties, such as estate wardens, should be informed because they could work with the police to enforce a drinking banning order. We should not simply name and shame, like in the olden days in the stocks and by pillory. Publicity could also be self-defeating. ASBOs have become a badge of honour for...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 1 — Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Amendment) (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: I remain convinced that informing interested parties would be more valuable than placing notices in the press, as suggested by the Minister. Publicity might be self-defeating, because the resulting celebrity might encourage youngsters to break their drinking banning orders. It would be far more appropriate to notify only those interested parties who could help the police. New clause 1...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 1 — Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Amendment) (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: No, Liberal Democrats have a well-balanced view of life and have nothing whatever to be ashamed of. I have always been proud of our position, which is, in the end, common sense. Given the length of some of the speeches, I shall conclude my remarks. I hope, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that you will allow us to vote on amendment No. 28.

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 1 — Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Amendment) (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: Does the Minister not accept that the judiciary, in its judicious interpretation of the phrase that the court "may" require a report, would apply the provision only to cases where they deemed it necessary to receive a medical report? Such a requirement would therefore not have an adverse effect on the vast number of drinking banning orders that may be imposed.

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: New Clause 2 — Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Amendment) (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: I want to speak to new clause 7, which is not dissimilar to new clause 2, except that our provision exceeds that of the Conservatives by two years. I agree with everything that the hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Malins) said, because having a bladed article in a public place is punished with two years' imprisonment whereas carrying a firearm is an offence punishable by up to seven years'...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Clause 12 — Alcohol Disorder Zones (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: I beg to move amendment No. 38, in page 10, line 25, after 'retail', insert ', provided that the premises have been proven to contribute to alcohol-related disturbances'.

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Clause 12 — Alcohol Disorder Zones (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: I suppose that this chapter is probably where lies most legislative disorder. In all the amendments, I am trying to separate the chaff from the wheat, the good from the bad, and the honest and good landlord from the misbehaving landlord. We have concerns about the one-for-all and all-for-one approach in the imposition of alcohol disorder zones. We have been promised that guidance will make a...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Clause 12 — Alcohol Disorder Zones (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: That is not the case. We think that we have to tackle town centre disorder and believe in the "polluter pays" principle, but we want to make the legislation more workable because there might be the unintended consequence of small businesses going broke. Does the hon. Lady think that it would have been more convincing if the Government had widened the powers of local authorities to apply...

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Clause 12 — Alcohol Disorder Zones (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: In that case, why does the hon. Lady reject the idea of capping the amount that could be charged? In Committee, the Government rejected a cap of 3 per cent. of the rateable value, which might have provided some security to the businesses involved. Given that there will be no cap, businesses are scared that they will go broke.

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Clause 12 — Alcohol Disorder Zones (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: Does the hon. Lady agree that if more complete and definitive guidance on charging had been available, we might have been less nervous about the provisions?

Orders of the Day — Violent Crime Reduction Bill: Clause 12 — Alcohol Disorder Zones (14 Nov 2005)

Lynne Featherstone: In Committee, I tabled an amendment about moneys going on other services, such as cleaning, but the Minister said that it was not necessary because services in an alcohol disorder zone will be provided by the police and the local authority only, so there will be no need to distribute any other money.


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