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Written Answers — Home Office: P&O Ferries: Migrant Workers (1 Apr 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with P&O Ferries about the (1) immigration status, and (2) right to work in the UK, of the replacement workers they are reportedly hiring; what assessment they have made of the right to work in the UK of these workers; and, of the workers of foreign nationality hired by P&O Ferries, what were the immigration routes by which they...

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 154 (28 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, it has been a very interesting debate. I welcome the response of the noble Lord, Lord Wallace, on behalf of the Liberal Democrats and note the careful response from the Labour Front Bench. There are wider issues here, and I hope that both opposition parties will look at this and that the Government will, too. The point that the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, made is a very...

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 154 (28 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: I assume the noble Lord is aware that British citizens in India are not permitted to vote.

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 154 (28 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I gave notice at Second Reading that it was my intention to bring forward an amendment on votes for Commonwealth citizens in general elections—and I repeat that. We have had a very good debate on local elections and got into a lot of technicalities, but this is now about general elections. My suggestion is that, to vote in general elections, the basic requirement should be...

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 154 (28 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: A lot has changed in 14 years, but the thrust of what the noble and learned Lord, Lord Goldsmith, said is absolutely right. We now have a system that has developed somewhat in defining what a UK citizen is—I accept that—but it is not too difficult, is quite well known and has been discussed recently. I do not think that undermines his recommendation or the logic of saying that the clear...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 79 (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: Before the Minister sits down, is she confirming that any immigration negotiations with India will be confined to mode 4?

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 77 (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, as a retired second lieutenant who served in Borneo alongside Gurkha regiments, I am very happy to support these proposals.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 76 (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I will even more briefly strike a slightly different note. This proposal—I know it has virtually gone through—is very unwise. We have a scheme which already applies to rather more than 5 million people. That is surely enough, and we should leave it at that.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 64 (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, we had a long debate and the House will be glad to know that I shall be extremely brief. I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, for her very powerful contribution to my case. To sum up: we need the support of professionals in this matter, as the noble Baroness, Lady Neuberger, said, but also the support of the public, a point raised rightly by the noble Baroness,...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 64 (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I have retabled my amendment in the light of the Minister’s reply in Committee. Judging by Hansard, there was a very good discussion, albeit at three in the morning. We need to be clear about what we are trying to achieve here. Surely it is, first, that adults should not easily claim to be children and get away with it, and, secondly, that where doubts about age remain, the...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 80 (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I support Amendment 80, which I have co-sponsored. The problem is that Covid has sent immigration statistics into a tailspin, to which the Government’s response has made matters worse. As I understand it, the Government suspended the International Passenger Survey that took place at all airports when Covid struck, mainly to protect the staff, who would normally have been...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: National Insurance: Migrants (7 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 11 February (HL5761), what is (1) the underlying data issue affecting the calculation of the scale of National Insurance numbers issued to adult overseas arrivals from June 2021 onwards, (2) the scale of the uncertainty about the numbers involved, (3) the degree and manner in which this has affected...

Office for Demographic Change Bill [HL] - Second Reading (4 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I speak in support of this admirable initiative by the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, whose expertise in this area is matched only by his determination to get it attended to. I fully endorse his opening remarks—if I may say so, an outstanding summary of the issues—and I endorse the powerful arguments outlined by the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe. As noble Lords probably know, I...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 55 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, this is more important than it looks. Frankly, it is rather absurd that people can turn up in their tens of thousands on our beaches and there will have been no offence. That is not to say that they should be charged, but there must surely be some legal impediment to people just turning up.

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 47 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I offer just a sentence on some of these amendments. On Amendment 48, we need to bear in mind the risk that if we set up what is now proposed, children who are not yet in Europe will feel obliged to take quite serious risks to get into Europe to take advantage of it. With regard to Amendment 49, Syria is a good example. We decided that something needed to be done. We chose a target...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 33 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords—

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 33 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: If I may—

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 33 (2 Mar 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I will not be quite as brief as that, but I will try to be brief. I rise to support Amendment 33 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, which I have co-sponsored. It is surely right that the failure to produce identifying documents should be a factor—I put it no stronger than that—in assessing the credibility of a claimant. The destruction of identity documents...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 30 (28 Feb 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I will very briefly speak to Amendment 30 and say that I very strongly agree with the remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, who I thought said some very valuable things. I would like to say and make it clear that I am actually in favour of asylum. I believe that it is absolutely right in principle but I find in this debate and more generally that there is something of an...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 25 (28 Feb 2022)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, I will just say a word in support of what the noble Lord, Lord Horam, said, about public opinion. We have to be careful here. A substantial slice of public opinion is concerned about the scale and nature of the inflow of people claiming to be refugees, and the shambles in the channel at the moment is no help. We need to bear that in mind in all our discussions. I do not think that...


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