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Results 21–40 of 650 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 Harris of Richmond

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I thank the Minister for that explanation. I hear what she says and will consider that at some length. I may return at Report stage because we consider the issue to be important. In the meantime, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 51: Leave out Clause 12 and insert the following new Clause-- :TITLE3:ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT ("12.--(1) The Board shall-- (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to the accounts; and (b) prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each financial year. (2) The Board may delegate to the Chief Constable, or any other body approved by the Secretary of State,...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: Amendment No. 51 is a major amendment. One does not see how making the Chief Constable of the RUC directly responsible to government for police expenditure will enhance either the effective operation of the police service in Northern Ireland or its accountability to the people. Since its inception the Police Authority for Northern Ireland has borne the responsibility for this matter, and that...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. That is exactly what happens in police authorities in England in Wales. There is a statutory duty to be effective and efficient. The only way to make sure of that is to drill down into the organisation. That does not make the Chief Constable say that the police authority must not be involved in operational issues. It is not, but it must...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I listened with great interest to what the noble Baroness said. I am not entirely convinced that the Government understand the complexity of what will happen if Clause 12 is not amended. The police authority can currently audit expenditure in any area of policing activity. The Chief Constable is very happy with that situation. Therefore, the amendment at Clause 12(7) will enshrine that right...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I rise to speak about Amendment No. 64, which is very similar to that moved by the noble Lord, Lord Molyneaux of Killead. This amendment will give the Secretary of State the power to intervene where the DPP is not exercising its powers and functions properly.

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I congratulate the Government. I am in the enviable position of yet again welcoming a government amendment. I am glad that the Government have listened to the shrewd advice of the Police Authority for Northern Ireland. The Government have clearly thought through in a little more detail the relationship between the board and the district policing partnerships. Smooth and harmonious...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I support Amendments Nos. 88 and 97. I fully recognise that the chief constable is best placed to determine on operational grounds how the staff resources should best be organised and deployed. But decisions about force structure and the boundaries for operational commanding are a matter of legitimate public interest about which there are often contentious local views. It is therefore right...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I wish to speak to Amendments Nos. 104 and 107. Part IV of the Bill, which deals with policing objectives and plans, goes right to the substance of whether we put in place a police board which can effectively hold the chief constable to account on behalf of the community. Our amendments are essential if the policing board is to be able to do the job that it is purportedly set up to do....

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I speak to Amendments Nos. 113 and 116, notwithstanding that the name of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, should not be attached to Amendment No. 116. Although the words are not mentioned on the face of the Bill, Clauses 28 to 31 are about best value, as the noble and learned Lord has reminded us. From 1st April this year police authorities, along with local authorities in England...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I wish to speak to Amendments Nos. 117 to 125 and Amendments Nos. 126, 127, 130 and 131. The amendments in my name are consequential on those that we have just discussed. I welcome the Government's support for them. Perhaps I may express my concern in relation to government Amendment No. 121. That amendment would give the Comptroller and Auditor-General the power to substitute his judgment...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 125: Page 14, line 38, leave out subsection (8). On Question, amendment agreed to. Clause 29, as amended, agreed to. Clause 30 [Examinations]:

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I hear what the noble and learned Lord says. Nevertheless, I have to press this and put down a marker about the content of Amendment No. 136 in the name of the noble and learned Lord. It follows on from the concerns I expressed earlier about Amendment No. 121. I still do not understand why the Secretary of State is giving himself power to change the board's indicators and targets. We would...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: This is a sensible amendment. It reflects the realities of the 21st century. I am a member of the Home Office working group on leadership in the police. I am convinced that we must have a more open and accessible approach to identifying and selecting those appointed to senior positions. This is a provision which the remainder of the UK will envy.

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 168 as an amendment to Amendment No. 167: Line 3, after ("women") insert ("and members of minority ethnic groups").

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: In moving Amendment No. 168, I shall speak also to Amendments Nos. 169 to 171. I congratulate the Government once again on their far-sighted amendment. It needs only a slight extension to cover minority ethnic communities to be absolutely perfect. In England and Wales we have 10-year targets for improving our performance. As a result, most of us devised action plans to achieve those targets...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (23 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I listened with great interest to the Minister but I still believe that the provision could usefully apply to some areas. I hope to return to the matter at a later stage but in the meantime I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (25 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I rise to support Amendment No. 209 tabled by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Archer of Sandwell, and to which my name among others is added. I shall also speak to Amendments Nos. 211 and 217 which stand in my name and in the name of my noble friend Lord Smith of Clifton. The noble and learned Lord, Lord Archer, has eloquently expressed our concerns about the provision in Clause 58(5)(b)...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (25 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the noble and learned Lord for accepting the amendment. Perhaps I may speak to Amendments Nos. 211 and 217. Clause 58(9) suggests that the Government do not trust the board to appoint a suitably credible and independent figure to conduct an inquiry relating to an issue outside the remit of the ombudsman, the Comptroller and Auditor-General or Her Majesty's Inspectorate. That...

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (25 Oct 2000)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: had given notice of her intention to move Amendment No. 217: Page 31, line 22, leave out subsection (13) and insert-- ("(13) The costs incurred in respect of an inquiry under this section shall be defrayed by the Secretary of State.").


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