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Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (6th Day) (22 Nov 2017)

Lord McNally: .... The noble Baroness, with telling eloquence, has spoken for the people who were hurt and damaged by the excesses exposed by Leveson. They do not feel that they have received either closure or justice; nor is there much evidence of the press mending its ways. I was one of the privy counsellors who signed the royal charter. The coalition Government went out of their way to defend the...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (21 Nov 2017)

Lord McNally: ...said that surely with the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, in the Committee, he will come up with some brilliant overarching principle—such is the confidence we have in our former Lords Chief Justice. I was on the Cunningham committee when it was the Labour Government who were getting impatient with the way that this House and Parliament in general could slow down the progress of...

Space Industry Bill [HL] - Report (14 Nov 2017)

Lord McNally: ...House of concord and agreement must be a pleasure, away from the hell of the Brexit department. It is good to see him. I do not know whether it was my eloquence or the fact that a former Lord Chief Justice—the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge—applied his powerful arguments, but we welcome the Government’s concession. I will not go into a great deal of detail on...

Commonwealth Summit 2018 - Question for Short Debate (2 Nov 2017)

Lord McNally: ...is at its best when it focuses on real problems and brings shared experience and expertise to a problem. It runs into problems when we start to lecture or patronise each other. I remember when I was a Minister at the Ministry of Justice attending a meeting of Commonwealth Justice Ministers, and my brief had me advocate no longer using the death penalty. This ran me into quite choppy...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I suspect that this is going to be a shorter debate than perhaps was at first imagined, but I feel it is important that I add one or two words. When I was Minister at the Ministry of Justice, preceded by the noble Lord, Lord Faulks, I met a distinguished American lawyer. I said to him by way of introduction, as I regularly did, “Now, I’m not a lawyer”. He looked at...

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Lord McNally: ...’s debate was the constant reference from a number of noble Lords with great experience in this area to the importance of early intervention. From my three years’ experience at the Youth Justice Board, I certainly took away that very good lesson: that the earlier we can intervene, the better the chance of avoiding a life of crime for the individual concerned. Something else the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord McNally: ...all parties in taking it forward; otherwise, we will have a car crash. Like others, I regret the omission of the prisons and courts Bill from the gracious Speech. I have great admiration for the new Justice Secretary, David Lidington. Like the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Bristol, I think that the Justice Secretary’s open letter on the matter, published on 21 June, was a...

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Jan 2017)

Lord McNally: ...the Bill and the noble Lord’s suggestion that the Government could envelop it in their wider programme of reform. On 17 March I will stand down at the end of my term as chairman of the Youth Justice Board. That will bring to an end seven years of association with the Ministry of Justice, half of it with the MoJ as Minister here in the Lords and half as chairman of the Youth Justice...

Prisoners: Indeterminate Terms - Question (22 Nov 2016)

Lord McNally: ...2,000 IPP prisoners in custody well into the next decade? Will she acknowledge that this continuation is not only unfair to the individuals but doing real damage to the reputation of our criminal justice system? That is the problem—no one is blaming the Ministers now. I ask her to refer this matter to the Justice Select Committee, to call for evidence that could perhaps get us out of...

Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences - Question (11 Oct 2016)

Lord McNally: ...thousands of prisoners will remain under these schemes long after Parliament intended them to end. The reason why so many distinguished lawyers now call for this to end is that it is not only an injustice to the individual but is now doing real, serious damage to our criminal justice system.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 Jun 2016)

Lord McNally: ..., that these are all carefully stored away and used to great effect in Committee and at later stages. My reason for speaking today relates to my declaration of interests. I am the current chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, which has direct responsibility for many of the children who we have been discussing today. Between 2010 and 2013 I was the Minister at the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord McNally: ...and courts to give individuals a second chance”. These are bold and encouraging words. They match similar statements made in recent months by both the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Justice. Last week, I attended the launch of the report, and recommendations, by Dame Sally Coates, which reviewed education in prisons and has been referred to on a number of occasions...

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: ...noble friend Lord Dholakia—I was going to say “old mentor”, but he gets sensitive about the term “old”—who, over 20 years or so, has been a constant prod to me on reforming the criminal justice system. As is on the register, I am the chairman of the Youth Justice Board, but I am not speaking today in that capacity. Another thanks must go to the noble...

Public Advocate Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: My Lords, as I rise to speak I suspect that going through the mind of the noble Lord, Lord Faulks, is a conversation we had when he took over from me as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, when I said, “Don’t worry—I’m not going to be one of these ex-Ministers who haunts you when you’re doing the job”. I am in fact speaking twice today but that is...

Prison Reform — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: ...other audiences to convince. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, for this timely debate, to which he has attracted some very well-informed contributors. I declare that I am the current chairman of the Youth Justice Board. It is always a delight for me to follow my noble friend Lord Dholakia, who has been my mentor on these issues over many years. I think that we are all grateful chiefly...

Strathclyde Review — Motion to Take Note (13 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: ...Bills backed by secondary legislation, as well as the increasing tendency of the clerks in the other place to affix financial privilege to an amendment. I remember the surprise and relief in the Ministry of Justice when some mainly legal amendments to one of our Bills suddenly had financial privilege attached to them in the other place. We all breathed a sigh of relief that they did not...

Mesothelioma (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (20 Nov 2015)

Lord McNally: ...noble Lord, Lord Alton, when he adopts and champions a cause. If the Minister has a reply that offers sympathetic words but no action, I recommend a rapid rewrite. I mentioned Nancy Tait and her long fight for justice for victims of asbestos, but, as the noble Lord, Lord Wills, has just reminded us, the truth is that neither big business nor successive Governments have a good record in...

Prisons: Young People — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is always a great pleasure to follow the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, as he gives us a glimpse of optimism and of redemption. All of us who work in the criminal justice system can think of personal examples of individuals whose lives have been changed by the intervention of others, which is one reason why I am a great supporter of mentoring. Like others, I thank the...

Prisons: Secure Colleges — Question (18 Jun 2015)

Lord McNally: ...do? Is he also aware that, as indicated by the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, there is increasing and welcome co-operation among Whitehall departments —health, education and justice—to make sure that young people who receive education while in custody continue to get education, training or job opportunities once they go through the gate?

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 Jun 2015)

Lord McNally: My Lords, in intervening in this debate, I must set the context in which I do so. Since March 2014, I have been chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. The YJB is an arm’s-length body within the Ministry of Justice, responsible for the care of young people aged under 18 who are serving sentences in custody or in the community. We also work actively in programmes aimed...

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