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Scottish Parliament: Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 (26 Jan 2023)

Liam McArthur: ...people, the theme has been subdivided into five categories: perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses and crucially, victims; further acknowledges that, according to the theme, particular groups of people do not always belong to just one of the categories, with railway workers cited as an example where some in this job at the time of the Holocaust are considered as perpetrators, for...

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Part 29A - Economic Crime (25 Jan 2023)

Liam Byrne: ...ridiculous, corroded and broken our system has become. An exemption was licensed by a servant of the Crown to spend thousands of pounds flying lawyers to service the needs of the head of the Wagner Group in St Petersburg and to refine a lawfare case in an English court.

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: New Clause 8 - Disqualification for persistent breaches of companies legislation: GB (24 Jan 2023)

Liam Byrne: ...a storyline from “Gangs of London”, whereby economic criminals team up with weapons suppliers to bring serious amounts of weaponry into this country and into the hands of organised criminal groups. The independent reviewer of terrorism legislation was frankly amazed that this has not happened already, but it underlines how, as my right hon. Friend the Member for Barking said, economic...

Defamation, Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Data Protection, Legal Services and Private Investigators (24 Jan 2023)

Bob Seely: ...public participation, or SLAPPs. I will define them, explain why they are bad and then give some examples. SLAPPs are lawsuits with little legal worth that are designed to silence media, campaign groups or individuals by crippling them financially or wearing them down in endless lawsuits. Firms that offer SLAPPs have made themselves wealthy by effectively attacking a free media, freedom of...

Scottish Parliament: Carbon Neutral Islands Project (19 Jan 2023)

Liam Kerr: ...‘sustainable bioenergy is essential for reaching net zero’.”—[ Written Answers , 11 February 2022; S6W-06460.] The March 2021 “Bioenergy Update” stated that a bioenergy policy working group would be set up to “outline how we intend to move forward over the next 18-24 months to understand the most appropriate and sustainable use of bioenergy resources in Scotland.” However,...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 Recovery and Parliamentary Business (18 Jan 2023)

Liam McArthur: Good afternoon. The first item of business is portfolio question time. We start with questions on Covid-19 recovery and parliamentary business. I remind members that questions 1 and 3 are grouped together. I will take any supplementary questions on those after both have been answered. As ever, if anybody wishes to ask a supplementary question, I invite them to press their request-to-speak...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Second Reading (9 Jan 2023)

Lord Hannan of Kingsclere: ...between the EU and Australia and New Zealand? Would you still be talking about getting swamped by cheap food and so on, or would you be celebrating its provisions? When my right honourable friend Liam Fox was at the Department for International Trade, he did a series of opinion polls and focus groups and found a fascinating switch in opinion—a polar switch if you like. The kinds of...

Scottish Parliament: COP27 Outcomes (6 Dec 2022)

Maurice Golden: This is a welcome opportunity for Parliament to discuss climate change, which in my opinion, it does not do nearly enough. I begin by highlighting some of the important contributions that we have heard this afternoon. There is consensus about tackling climate change more quickly. The cabinet secretary highlighted that this is a global challenge that we need to work on with a shared sense of...

Scottish Parliament: “Keeping the Doors Open” (Age Scotland) (1 Dec 2022)

Liam McArthur: As Christina McKelvie will be aware, Age Scotland’s report reveals the extent of the Covid-related pressures facing our older people’s groups across Scotland. The need to plug gaps in statutory services has dramatically increased the demand for assistance from those groups. In Orkney, dementia diagnoses are not being made and NHS Orkney has withdrawn from podiatry, placing huge pressure...

Autumn Statement 2022 - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2022)

Lord Fox: ...and obviously my first chance to welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Lea, to her position on the Conservative Benches. I draw attention to the fact that I am on the executive of both the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group and the Chemical Industry All-Party Parliamentary Group. For this debate to be so long after the Statement has given time for perspective to develop—that is perhaps...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: New Clause 64 - Disclosure of information in the public interest likely to be relevant to the investigation of economic crime (24 Nov 2022)

Liam Byrne: The truth is that people will be appalled by this debate. We gathered an enormous number of campaign groups and journalists together in the House on Tuesday evening, at a function that I had the privilege to co-sponsor with the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden. The kinetic energy behind reform is significant. The law will change—we will get there—but the question is whether...

Energy (oil and gas) profits levy (22 Nov 2022)

Liam Fox: ...harming developing countries at the present time. Also, the central banks—not just the Bank of England but the Federal Reserve in the United States and the European Central Bank—got into a group-think on what they laughingly call the modern monetarists, which means that they are not monetarists at all. They believed that they had found some sort of monetary alchemy through which they...

War in Ukraine: Illicit Finance — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (17 Nov 2022)

Bob Seely: financially destroy them. That has sadly happened to a number of people, including Charlotte Leslie, a former colleague of ours, and the wonderful journalist Catherine Belton. Various campaign groups have also been targeted. Most recently, Chatham House has been a target. Sadly, I understand it has given in to threats and is having to rewrite some of its reports. This business model was...

Scottish Parliament: Chronic Pain Services (16 Nov 2022)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...on staffing and a great lack of detail on investment. The Government says that it has collaborated with people who have chronic pain conditions in developing the plan. However, members of the Parliament’s cross-party group on chronic pain have a different story to tell—we have heard about that already. They say that there has been no proper partnership: 10 patients who were elected to...

Ukraine (14 Nov 2022)

Stephen Doughty: ...days in Kherson and the need for the UK to have a long-term plan for as long as is needed. Indeed, that was reflected in the remarks of my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne), who rightly said that we must shut down the siren narratives from what he gently called the Putin whisperers—whether that is in the UK or, indeed, among our other allies—and,...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 88 - Analysis of information for the purposes of crime prevention or detection (8 Nov 2022)

Liam Byrne: On a point of order, Ms Elliott. Can you clarify the order of consideration for the amendments and new clauses in this group?

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Examination of Witness (25 Oct 2022)

Liam Byrne: Q We have just heard some very powerful evidence about the relationship between organised crime groups operating in this sphere of crime, and state threats. Have you any other observations about the relationship between economic crime and national security threats as we face them today? Is that a serious problem that we need to be worried about?

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Examination of Witnesses (25 Oct 2022)

Liam Byrne: Q What is the criminal structure in this market? Is it teenage hackers in their bedroom or sophisticated organised crime groups?

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Examination of Witness (25 Oct 2022)

Liam Byrne: Q The second problem that is often described by banks to me is that they have to spread their compliance resource very thinly across a large customer base, rather than focusing it on a smaller group where they suspect there is more harm at work. Is that a scenario you recognise, and does this Bill help you focus compliance resource on the potential high-harm customers who we should be...

Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (6 Oct 2022)

Liam McArthur: Group 7 is on information to be included in the Scottish landlord register. Amendment 19, in the name of Pauline McNeill, is the only amendment in the group.

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