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Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (North East of England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (12 Oct 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I agree in particular with my noble friend Lord Hunt about the Government’s failure to consult locally and that countries using locally rooted strategies are far more effective than those using centralised ones. The noble Lord, Lord Greaves—a friend from a past political life—made similar points. Ministers are guilty of incompetent centralism, for two central reasons. First,...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (7 Sep 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I wish to speak particularly to Amendments 2, 47 and 57. I strongly agree with the excellent opening speech on this group by my noble friend Lord Hunt and with many other speeches, including those of the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, and my noble friend Lady Lister. This Bill illustrates that the pandemic has revealed fundamental flaws in the present United Kingdom non-EU...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (9 Jan 2020)

Lord Hain: ...is already briefing that the highlight of the new Chancellor’s budget will be tax cuts. With the NHS stretched to breaking point, with social care criminally underfunded—as my noble friend Lord Hunt pointed out—with millions desperate for housing, with volunteers overwhelmed by demand at food banks, with Britain’s skills, productivity and infrastructure poor, with schools reducing...

Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee - Motion to Agree (3 Jul 2019)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I appeal to both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt—more in hope than in expectation, I fear—to read the cogent, cool and indisputable speech of the noble Lord, Lord Kerr. It would be a mercy for us all, if they did. One of the principles set out in the Prime Minister’s letter triggering Article 50 was that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU would cause no harm to the Republic of...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Hain: ...experience. I say to the financial institutions involved that I named in your Lordships’ House, including HSBC, Standard Chartered and the Bank of Baroda, that if I find that there is any witch-hunting of those responsible, or of the brave, courageous people in the South African governmental system who have also been supplying me with information, I will name the institutions involved...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Undercover Policing (24 Jun 2013)

Peter Hain: Can the Home Secretary think of a more grotesquely perverted sense of police priorities than where, instead of hunting down and prosecuting those responsible for the vicious racist murder of a talented British youngster, they infiltrate an undercover agent into the campaign to secure justice? Will she assure the House that she will look personally at every undercover operation and check that...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Zimbabwe (Blood Diamonds) (17 Jul 2012)

Peter Hain: ...Central Intelligence Organisation or CIO. Since the MDC took control of the Ministry of Finance and clipped the wings of the Reserve bank, the security mafia loyal to President Mugabe has been on a hunt for sources of off-budget finance. It has now found those sources, thanks to an accident of geology and the failures of the international community. In 2006, diamonds were found in the...

Orders of the Day — Government of Wales Bill — [3rd Allotted Day]: Schedule 7 — Acts of the Assembly (30 Jan 2006)

Peter Hain: ...of the devolution settlement. He cannot just toss off in the middle of a speech a series of powers for devolution, ranging from energy, the police, probation, the Prison Service, public holidays, hunting with dogs, broadcasting, the generation, transmission and supply of electricity, oil and gas and Sunday trading, to licensing the sale and supply of alcohol.

Orders of the Day — Government of Wales Bill — [3rd Allotted Day]: Schedule 7 — Acts of the Assembly (30 Jan 2006)

Peter Hain: ...orders and arrangements and there will be machinery, under the Bill, to take such matters forward if the whole of Parliament desires it. I shall resist the temptation to get into arguments about hunting with dogs or about public holidays, although in respect of the request for a public holiday on St. David's day there was never a bid from the Assembly for legislation and there was never...

Orders of the Day — Government of Wales Bill (9 Jan 2006)

Peter Hain: ...) Bill, and all but two of them could have been accommodated under the new streamlined process provided for in this Bill. The exceptions are the demands for the Assembly to have the power to ban hunting and to have control over shop opening times. An additional one may be the request for St. David's day to be a bank holiday. Those could not be delivered under the Order-in-Council process,...

Business of the House (24 Feb 2005)

Peter Hain: I completely endorse my hon. Friend's point. I think that the electorate will want to maintain a ban on cruelty to animals and will not want to vote Conservative for the Hunting Act to be overturned and cruelty to animals to become widespread again.

Business of the House (13 Jan 2005)

Peter Hain: ...on the outcome of a policy. The Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General advise Ministers who, as was the case with the Minister for Rural Affairs and Local Environmental Quality, who dealt with hunting and its ban, and the Foreign Secretary, who is responsible for matters relating to the Guantanamo Bay detainees, can come to the House to answer questions and make a statement. They are...

Business of the House (25 Nov 2004)

Peter Hain: The situation affecting local police stations or resourcing has nothing to do with fox hunting, as the hon. Gentleman well knows. That question shows the obsession of Conservative Back Benchers with issues such as fox hunting, instead of concentrating on making Britain a much more secure and safe place in which to live. I hope that he and the Conservatives will back all the Government's...

Sessional Orders and Resolutions (3 Nov 2004)

Peter Hain: I am sure that my hon. Friend would not defend this example—in fact, I know he would criticise it. My hon. Friend the Member for East Lothian (Anne Picking) tried to enter the House during the hunting demonstration and was virtually beaten up. We have to move forward in dealing with such problems. The issue of the loudhailer is one small part of a much wider picture and we really must deal...

Sessional Orders and Resolutions (3 Nov 2004)

Peter Hain: ...that we have experienced recently when access to the House has been blocked. The individual whom we have discussed does not pose such a threat but all sorts of demonstrations, including those on hunting and Iraq, have, for the first time in my experience, blocked access to the House. That is the problem and the measures are primarily designed to deal with that.

Business of the House (28 Oct 2004)

Peter Hain: I am completely foxed by that question. I hope that there will be no hunting in the Palace of Westminster and that Opposition Members who are great huntsmen will not encourage that practice. I am surprised that the hon. Gentleman did not have the grace to thank the Government for our great generosity in providing an extra half-day of Opposition time on Thursday 11 November in return for a...

Business of the House (28 Oct 2004)

Peter Hain: .... It is one thing to put a forceful argument or stage a protest to make one's point—I have done that in the past on apartheid and other issues, and I defend the right of the supporters of hunting to demonstrate—but it is another to engage in violence, thuggery and personal attacks on Members of Parliament, Ministers or otherwise, as happened to me last night. It would be in the...

Business of the House (14 Oct 2004)

Peter Hain: We have Transport questions on Tuesday and the hon. Gentleman can put his point to the Secretary of State. I do not accept that we came back in September only to debate fox hunting because we debated several important pieces of legislation during those two weeks. Job losses in manufacturing, including those in the midlands, are important, but the fact is that under the Tories, nearly a...

Business of the House (16 Sep 2004)

Peter Hain: As the hon. Gentleman knows, under the last Conservative Government, some Chancellors of the Duchy of Lancaster, such as Lord Hunt, were paid the full Cabinet salary, because they were not party chairmen. The Labour party chairman, my right hon. Friend the Member for Makerfield (Mr. McCartney), is being paid by the Labour party, because his duties are political in respect of his party post,...

Business of the House (9 Sep 2004)

Peter Hain: ...a debate on higher education, followed by a debate on pensions. Both debates will arise on motions in the name of the Liberal Democrats. Wednesday 15 September—Procedure motion relating to the Hunting Bill, followed by proceedings on the Hunting Bill—[Hon. Members: "Hear, hear"]. I think it would assist the House if I gave notice that we will be sitting later than usual in order to...


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