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Results 201–220 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

Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2009: Motion to Approve (4 Mar 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I, too, thank the Lord President for introducing the order. Community halls are vital in strengthening and maintaining the social infrastructure in the communities they serve, so any criminal damage caused to them puts huge financial pressure on the communities that have to repair them. This order is very much welcomed by these Benches. The Lord President spoke about the concern...

Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2009: Motion to Approve (4 Mar 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I too, thank the Lord President for introducing the statutory instrument. It appears to be a very sensible provision to close existing loopholes within the current compensation scheme and we are content to support its provisions.

Iraq: Ashraf City — Question (2 Mar 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of the United States about the safety of Iranian residents at Camp Ashraf in Iraq to prevent them being forcibly removed.

Iraq: Ashraf City — Question (2 Mar 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I am most grateful to the Minister for that response. However, is he aware that the Iranian national security adviser has recently stated: "Over 3,000 inhabitants of Camp Ashraf have to leave Iraq and the camp will be part of history within two months", even though all the residents in Camp Ashraf are considered under the Fourth Geneva Convention as protected persons? Who will...

Iraq: Ashraf City — Question (2 Mar 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: Iranian.

Railways: East Coast Main Line — Question (9 Feb 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I declare an interest as a weekly commuter on the east coast main line. I heard what the Minister said about the speed of the trains. Indeed, it is very good. However, the quality of service is also important. If the Minister did not specify in the contract that the quality of the service, on first class, certainly, was part of the franchise, that is a real defect. The service has...

Northern Ireland: Consultative Group on the Past — Question (5 Feb 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I understand that the Historical Enquiries Team and the powers of the ombudsman to investigate the past will be transferred to the legacy commission. Will the noble Baroness tell us whether this commission will be funded properly for that job?

Police: Surrey — Question (12 Jan 2009)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, will the Government assure the public of their commitment to increasing police expenditure by at least 2.7 per cent next year as part of the 2010-11 funding plan?

Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (9 Dec 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, as the former chair of a police authority and a former councillor, and as a present vice-president of the Association of Police Authorities, I declare my interest in this debate. I will make my remarks primarily about policing and the proposals in the gracious Speech that touch on the changes indicated in the forthcoming policing and crime Bill. We do not know when this Bill will be...

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the noble Lord for his care in how he dealt with the amendment and for what he has put on record. That will go a long way in countering some of the concerns expressed. To have responses on record is a valuable way of ensuring that people understand the issues that we are dealing with. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 25: Clause 19, page 15, line 30, at end insert— "( ) Nothing in this section shall require a person to disclose information to any of the intelligence services for any purpose."

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: This is simply a probing amendment to allow the Minister to reassure us that disclosure is entirely permissive and that there is no possibility that the clause may be used in a more aggressive manner to seek information which results in the person from whom the information is being sought feeling that it is not being extracted in a permissive manner. I beg to move.

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: Once again, I am very grateful to the Minister. It is important to have that in Hansard to clarify the situation. I thank him very much and beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I want to put on record, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Lester of Herne Hill who is unable to be in his place, the fact that we on these Benches very much support these amendments.

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 24: Clause 19, page 15, line 25, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert "any contractual or other obligation owed by the person making the disclosure, other than a breach of confidence."

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: The amendment would retain confidence breach as a potential consequence of passing information on to the intelligence services. Clauses 19 to 21 allow for any person to speak to the security services in connection with any of their functions, without breach of a contractual duty or breach of common law duties of confidence. We imagine that those provisions have arisen in response to concerns...

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I again thank the Minister for his considered response, which is exactly what I expected. As we have gone through Clause 10, it has felt as though we have been flogging a dead horse. Nevertheless, I have great concerns, which have been echoed across the Committee. The Minister referred to the powers as being "minor" and "proportionate"; they are anything but, and we may come back to them on...

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 15: Clause 10, page 7, line 5, after "constable" insert ", with the authority of an officer of a rank no lower than inspector,"

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: This group of amendments is intended to be probing. Clause 11 deals with the power to take fingerprints and samples in Scotland, and is explicit in requiring a constable to get the authority of an officer of a rank no lower than inspector—here we are again—whereas that is not the case for England and Wales. Clause 10 simply requires a constable's authority to take fingerprints and...

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the Minister for clarifying that position. If the clause was intended to regularise issues, perhaps we should all have been in the same boat and not had a different provision for Scotland. However, I understand the differences that he has explained for me. I will not pursue this any further, and beg leave to withdraw the amendment.


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