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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 78A (15 Dec 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: There may be others, but I am coming to the next stage. The noble and learned Lord is very keen. Also part of the framework is the law of contempt of court, which we must consider if we are to look at this area properly. In some circumstances, it might be an alternative to charging the appropriate breach offence, although conduct is usually dealt with as a contempt only where some harm to the...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (15 Dec 2021)

Baroness Thornton: ...his own Conservative Benches. The broadcast was irresponsible in its lack of preparedness and clarity. As well as displeasing Mr Speaker, as the Prime Minister tends to do, it held Parliament in contempt yet again. The lack of clarity is clear, for example, as NHS England and the Prime Minister have made conflicting promises on the booster rollout, leaving plans to deal with the rapid...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill - Report: Amendment 6 (14 Dec 2021)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...clear exemptions under the Act for research interests. In Committee, the Minister gave away the real reason for the Government’s refusal to include ARIA under the FoIA. He illustrated his general contempt for freedom of information legislation, saying: “From my point of view, it is a truly malign piece of legislation”, and that “there must be many hundreds of civil servants engaged...

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (14 Dec 2021)

Baroness Noakes: ...needing better information for parliamentary scrutiny of government policy. This was very ably led by my noble friend Lord Cormack who put it very well when he talked about treating Parliament with contempt. That was echoed by a number of noble Lords. It was very good to hear from the noble Lord, Lord Cunningham, from his perspective on the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, which...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill: Final Stage (14 Dec 2021)

Jim Allister: ...therefore consciously refused to commence that amendment. The notoriety of that is such that it not only reflects the mindset, arrogance and audacious approach of the Department but shows its total contempt for a democratic decision of the House. Having since waited it out to obtain the same result that was refused to it in 2015, the Department returned with this proposal. On that...

Post Office Historical Shortfall Scheme (14 Dec 2021)

George Freeman: ..., Gressenhall, I saw the misery, the family disruption and the hell, as referred to by hon. Members, that the sub-postmasters were put through in a frankly disgraceful episode of institutional contempt for the little guy—if I can put it like that—at the bottom of the system. I am pleased today that, as hon. Members have remarked, we are announcing through a written ministerial...

Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill (10 Dec 2021)

Crispin Blunt: ...for South Ribble that we should not impose the answer on medical professionals, scientists and researchers, but I am afraid that that is what we have done, which is why we are held in collective contempt by the body of science and research. Opportunities have gone begging over decades because our drugs policy, in its widest sense, has not been informed by evidence and data.

Downing Street Christmas Parties - Commons Urgent Question (9 Dec 2021)

Lord Campbell-Savours: My Lords, would the Minister confirm that deliberately misleading Parliament and the House of Commons is contempt under the rules of Parliament? If it is shown that the Prime Minister deliberately misled Parliament on what he knew, he would be in contempt of the House of Commons, and he would have to resign. Will the Minister confirm that that is the position?

Rail Investment and Integrated Rail Plan (8 Dec 2021)

Naseem Shah: ...the new president Victoria Wainwright said, “This isn’t the end of the line for business in Bradford; it’s never the end of the line for Bradford”, because despite the failure, neglect, and contempt that this Government have shown towards Bradford and its people, Bradford is still reaching new heights. Bradford is the only city outside London that has two FTSE 100...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (7 Dec 2021)

Stephen Kerr: ...event. Where is that concern now? This is about protecting ministers from the scrutiny of the Scottish Parliament—[ Interruption .] What it shows, more than anything else, is a culture of contempt in the Scottish Government for the openness and oversight that the Scottish Parliament brings. It seems that the Government has no appetite for accountability. It would rather deflect and...

Storm Arwen: Power Outages (6 Dec 2021)

Chi Onwurah: ...east for a photo-opportunity, but he will not come here to answer our questions. If thousands of homes in the south-east were without power, he would be here. Last month the Government showed their contempt for the north-east by failing to invest in our transport infrastructure, and now we see the consequences of their failure to invest in and support our energy infrastructure. Why were...

Public Bill Committee: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Designation of employer representative bodies (2 Dec 2021)

Toby Perkins: Absolutely, and the Government have been accused of treating Parliament with contempt. What we ask for here is an important change that would lead to an annual report to Parliament and ensure that the Secretary of State would come to Parliament and answer to that once-a-year report. The Minister spoke about the accountability of ERBs to the Secretary of State, but said nothing about the...

Business of the House (2 Dec 2021)

Thangam Debbonaire: ...award of a contract that involves hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money. As the Leader of the House knows, the Government must do that in a timely fashion, otherwise they will be in contempt of Parliament, as I understand it, yet nothing so far has been produced. That is much like the delays to the online safety Bill. There just seem to be more delays and more delays, with...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (England) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Robathan: ...this pandemic have actually been overturned. We need to treat the people of the United Kingdom with respect, realise that they are capable of making their own decisions and not treat them with contempt. Lastly, after 18 months-plus of restrictions, I ask everybody in this Chamber, and the Minister in particular: have the restrictions worked? In May of last year, there had allegedly been...

Conduct of the Right Hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (30 Nov 2021)

Gavin Newlands: ...a functioning democracy based on accountability and plurality, rather than the absolutely rotten system that we live under today. We will also no longer live under the Prime Minister and his open contempt for democracy.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 319A (24 Nov 2021)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...on application by the police if the court is satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that the person has on two or more occasions been convicted of a protest-related offence or been found in contempt of court for a protest-related breach of an injunction; caused or contributed to a protest-related criminal offence or breach of an injunction; or carried out, or caused or contributed to...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 292H (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Sandhurst: ...under the 2014 Act. Taking it very summarily in the short time available, there are civil injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance. Breach of those civil injunctions gives rise to civil contempt, with all the remedies available for that—up to 2 years’ imprisonment for the worst offenders, but it is done properly. Secondly, there are criminal behaviour orders. These can impose...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Committee (11th Day): Amendment 319AA (to Amendment 319A) (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Oates: ..., the creation of criminal liability on the basis of the civil burden of proof, with powers of indefinite renewal, at such a late stage in the Bill and at this time of night amounts to absolute contempt of Parliament. I may not get to say this often when we are in Parliament together, but on this matter I agree with every word that the noble Baroness, Lady Fox, had to say. I turn to powers...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill: Consideration Stage (23 Nov 2021)

Jim Allister: ...passed what became section 7 of the 2015 Act. I just want to tell you that I am not going to commence it". Never once did the Minister come to the House and reveal that secret. Such was the contempt for the House that she thought she could just sweep the House aside and never mind its will. It was the will of some people in the House who have today somersaulted. Sinn Féin spoke in favour...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Non-domestic Rates Valuations (Coronavirus) Bill: Accelerated Passage (23 Nov 2021)

Gerry Carroll: Throughout the pandemic, I have said that the Executive have shown contempt and disdain for the normal practices of accountability, scrutiny and allowing MLAs who are not on the Executive to look at, scrutinise and suggest amendments or different paths to the approaches taken by Ministers, including on legislation. Today is another example of that approach. Legislation that has not been...

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