Results 1–20 of 39 for racism speaker:Lord Bassam of Brighton

Football: Racism - Statement (15 Oct 2019)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, it is 19 years since I took legislation through this House to tackle racism and hooliganism in our stadia. Will the Minister now look again at the legislation and consider making racist chanting and other racist behaviour in stadia a more severe and aggravated offence? Will she also press ministerial colleagues to ensure that international standards on this subject are raised and...

Universities: Racism - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to take to ensure that universities properly investigate allegations of racism by students, lecturers and staff; and what role the Office for Students will have in any such investigations.

Universities: Racism - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, universities have a responsibility to ensure that they provide a safe, inclusive learning requirement but fail in some cases to treat racism seriously. Twenty-five per cent of universities surveyed admitted that they lacked central records of racist complaints, some did not specifically record racist incidents, and just five said that staff who investigated complaints received...

Immigration: Hostile Environment - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...in that area. I am grateful to all who took part, and I hope that people got the message from my speech of where I am trying to take us. I hope that we can tackle things such as discrimination, racism and exploitation within our system of immigration control. I am no “Guardianista” soft touch when it comes to recognising the value of having sound borders and firm immigration...

Immigration: Hostile Environment - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...brought forward an immigration Bill, set themselves the task of promoting fairness in the system without playing at dog-whistle politics or trying to appease the politics of social division and racism. Fundamentally, this is where both the Cameron and May Governments have gone wrong. Honesty about the country’s labour needs and the impact of migration at a time of austerity could have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Race Relations (26 Apr 2006)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...Government published Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society, the first cross-departmental strategy to increase community cohesion and race equality, which includes a focus on ensuring that racism is unacceptable by improving the way in which the police and other agencies handle reports of racist or religiously motivated incidents; improving the reporting of racially motivated...

Asylum Seekers: Detention of Children (3 Mar 2005)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, we take allegations of racism and excessive force very seriously indeed. Those matters have to be properly investigated. It is in no one's interest if such allegations have any substance. If anything substantial is found, those responsible need to be rooted out of the service. However, it is true that the vast majority of those working in detention centres and who are part of the...

Asylum Seekers: Detention of Children (3 Mar 2005)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...able to because, like all other Members of Her Majesty's Government and particularly those with responsibilities for and interests in Home Office affairs, I take very seriously any allegations of racism and racist abuse. I like to think that I am part of a proud record of dealing with those issues. However, I can tell the noble Earl this morning that later today the Home Office will...

Prisons: Foreign Nationals (24 May 2004)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...right to touch on how foreign national prisoners can be traumatised when they are received into the British prison system. I think he was right, too, to draw attention to the problems of race and racism potentially within the prison system as well. I congratulate him on his compassion and concern for those prisoners, particularly those who are very many thousands of miles away from their...

Group 4 Falck: Sale of Global Solutions Limited (4 May 2004)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: .... No final decision has been made on that, although my understanding is that a decision will be made shortly. As regards Stephen Shaw's very excellent investigation and report into allegations of racism and abuse at Yarl's Wood, given the importance of those recommendations I have no doubt that they will be studied very closely and that the important and salient conclusions which Stephen...

Group 4 Falck: Sale of Global Solutions Limited (4 May 2004)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: .... She is right to focus on the particular, because that is exactly what Stephen Shaw, the ombudsman, did. It is important that he specifically did not find that there was a general culture of racism, abuse or violence, an allegation that has been made on a number of occasions. That is not to say that the events recorded by the Daily Mirror were not deeply shocking. I am satisfied, as I am...

Yarl's Wood Detention Centre (11 Dec 2003)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...can confirm that the Chief Inspector of Prisons has a remit that covers removal centres. I am sure and I am confident that the chief inspector will take careful consideration of any allegations of racism or racist abuse or violence towards those detained within those centres. Additionally, there is the important role carried out by the statutory independent monitoring boards that have free...

Multi-ethnicity and Multi-culturalism (20 Mar 2002)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...have been distinguished. They have dealt with many different aspects, not merely of the Parekh report, but of our national life, our cultural life and the problems that we confront: the issues of racism, the violence that exists in some of our inner-city areas, the passion with which people raise these issues and the central importance of understanding race and multi-culturalism in the...

Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill (20 Dec 2001)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ..., putting the positive side and referring to what many football clubs are doing. He placed that action alongside the behaviour of the Leeds United footballers and the difficulties in tackling racism that will face that club, those footballers and the football authorities. That issue has not gone away. We should not assume that legislation—the point was made by the noble Lord, Lord...

Racial Harassment (24 Apr 2001)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ..., I, too, join in the general thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Prashar, for initiating this timely debate and her warning against any form of complacency within British society about tackling racism and the need constantly to review and tackle the problem with new and innovative approaches. In particular, her approach to many of the issues, focusing as she did on the question of what to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: European Convention on Cybercrime: Provision against Racism (2 Apr 2001)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...Convention was completed in December 2000. The Government view the dissemination of racist, xenophobic or anti-Semitic hate messages very seriously. However, the inclusion of a provision on cyber-racism was not raised until the draft convention was almost completed and it was considered that the detailed consideration required could hamper difficult negotiations on articles that had been...

Commons Amendment (27 Nov 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...to many of the aspirations that have been expressed across the political divide for a modern, well-structured and well-organised body of legislation which will outlaw discrimination and tackle racism at its core. We could spend a long time going over the detail, but I do not think that our time would be well spent in that regard. However, I should like to pay tribute to all those noble...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Roma: Anti-discrimination Measures (3 Oct 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...concerned at the problem of discrimination against the Roma community in Central and Eastern Europe. We are committed to ensuring that this issue is properly addressed at the World Conference on Racism in South Africa next year. There is also a substantial programme of work run by the Council of Europe to address this problem, which the United Kingdom Government has actively supported. We...

Football (Disorder) Bill (25 Jul 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...last minute decisions about travelling to watch the England team. Louts are no different. In many cases, local police will have no knowledge that a known hooligan with a propensity for violence, racism or disorder intends to travel until a few days before the match. That would provide insufficient time to pursue a new Section 14B banning order. We have to build in a long-stop measure...


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