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Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Second Reading (24 Apr 2018)

Lord McNally: ...—saying that if you had had the good fortune to have an injury, there might be some money in it for you. I have heard the statistics that my noble friend Lord Sharkey cited; nevertheless, what has happened has cheapened our concept of justice. Access to justice is right; certainly, when we hear the example given by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope, of the lady who was severely...

Leveson Inquiry Update - Statement (1 Mar 2018)

Lord McNally: ...;. The trouble is, what has happened since? There was no learning of lessons or improvement of behaviour, with the addition of corruption and criminality to the cocktail of press failings under the stones that Lord Justice Leveson turned over. This Statement is littered with high-minded declarations, such as, “free to … investigate without fear or favour … underpin our...

Criminal Records Bill [HL] - Second Reading (23 Feb 2018)

Lord McNally: ...ways, a great influence on me when I had responsibilities in these areas. The country at large is grateful to them for the significant contribution that they have made to make our criminal justice system more civilised and more humane. I await the response of the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, on behalf of the Labour Party. I have always counted him as being on his party’s more liberal...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (13 Dec 2017)

Lord McNally: ...those abuses may still continue. Whatever the vote tonight, the House, the Government and the noble Lord, Lord Black, and his friends have to realise that those little people, who still feel they have not had justice, will continue this fight. They will have support in this House and the other place. To my mind, it would be far more sensible if the Government and the media took part in a...

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

Lord McNally: ...Whip. I made two points. One, which I mentioned earlier, was my advice to them to make sure they answered the various questions put to them with full candour and transparency. I pay tribute to the Justice Committee under the chairmanship of my noble friend, who put forward a range of suggestions. Another point was that the British Government should get their act in better order. Sometimes,...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (11 Dec 2017)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I follow with some trepidation my successor at the Ministry of Justice, the noble Lord, Lord Faulks. I do so because, for the three years before he took up his office, I was the Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice who had responsibility for the negotiations around the GDPR in its early stages. It is interesting that this debate reflects very much the early gestation of the...

Space Industry Bill [HL] - Third Reading (28 Nov 2017)

Lord McNally: ...Judge, emphasised in his lecture at King’s College in 2016: “This is not an attack on delegated legislation”. However, in that lecture he quoted one of his distinguished predecessors as Lord Chief Justice—Lord Hewart—who, in 1929, warned against, “the increase of bureaucratic, departmental authority over the citizen”. The moving of power from...

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...


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