Results 181–200 of 1122 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Harris of Haringey

Hate Crime - Question (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, it is not simply a question of the referendum campaign making xenophobia and racism respectable again; this is also the responsibility of the Minister’s right honourable friends in the other place who have consistently pandered to this in exactly the same way—for example, the right honourable Theresa May and the campaigns run by the Home Office against illegal...

Police: Armed Officers - Question (8 Jun 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many armed police officers there were in April 2010, and how many there were in April 2016.

Police: Armed Officers - Question (8 Jun 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In so doing, I draw attention to my interests in the register. I should also point out that since I tabled this Question I have acquired a new interest: to conduct a review on behalf of the Mayor of London into London’s preparedness in the event of a major terrorist incident.

Police: Armed Officers - Question (8 Jun 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, as ever, I am grateful to the noble and learned Lord for his reply. In that context, can he confirm that the uplift announced by the Prime Minister in the number of armed officers will barely take the total number of Home Office-approved firearms officers up to the level that it was in 2010? Can he also comment on the fact that the other forces which would act in support of the...

Immigration: Public Services - Question (10 May 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, the Minister has told us how wonderful the Government’s investment in public services is—apparently to meet all the concerns of the noble Lord, Lord Vinson. Could he then explain, for example, why there is a shortage of primary school places in London, why our health service in so many areas is in crisis and why there is a problem with social care beds becoming...

Banks: Fraud - Question (5 May 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I declare my interest as chair of the National Trading Standards Board, which works in this area. Can the Minister tell us what steps are being taken to deal with the problems that exist from the trading of victims’ lists—suckers’ lists—between scammers? The estimate is that there are several hundred thousand, primarily elderly, people whose names are on...

Railways: Open Access Applications - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: The Minister agreed with the noble Lord, Lord Spicer, about the benefits of privatisation. In that case, can he answer the question from my noble friend Lord Rosser about why the Government are conniving with the train operating companies to delay a proper arrangement for the compensation of passengers as a result of delays?

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (3 May 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I declare my interest as chair of the National Trading Standards board and welcome this government amendment to put the funding of the illegal money lending teams on a stable footing. As the Minister said, the teams do an enormous amount of extremely important and valuable work. A recent prosecution dealt with an individual who was charging those unfortunates whom he was offering...

Prison Safety - Question (3 May 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his reference to the review that I led, although I must say as the review’s author that the Government’s response read like a rejection of its central recommendation. The Minister talked about the welcome increase of 440, I think, prison officers. What are the projections for numbers, because 440 means that at any one time there may be...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Question (27 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, the Minister did not like the question that the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, put to him. However, there is a real issue here: if the encryption keys are weakened because the companies concerned know they might be asked to release them under certain properly moderated circumstances, they will also have been weakened for other people who wish to do harm by breaching privacy, intellectual...

Social Housing - Question (27 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, can the Minister then tell us what an affordable rent in London is, in his view?

Healthwatch England - Question (26 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, when advertising the post of Chair of Healthwatch England, the Department of Health stipulated that the successful candidate would require private sector experience, and why the governance arrangements for Healthwatch England have been changed so that its Chief Executive is subordinate to the Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission.

Healthwatch England - Question (26 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his Answer. However, it is a fact that when the post of the chair of Healthwatch England was advertised, it specifically—I think in the first line, virtually—said that the Government were particularly seeking somebody with private sector experience. Why was that given preference over and above somebody with, perhaps, a background in...

Border Force Budget 2016-17 - Statement (20 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, it is this side I think—the noble Lord is not our side. Will the Minister tell us how many officers there are in the Border Force, how many will it fall to next year, and how that compares with the recommendation by the noble Lord, Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, in the report commissioned by David Cameron a few years ago that there should be 30,000 officers?

Smith Commission Principles: Railway Policing - Question (18 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, it is of course conceivable in the future that there may be disagreements between the Government here in London and the Scottish Government. Can the Minister give us a guarantee—and, if he can, how can he make such a guarantee—that we are not going to see the spectre of trains pulling up at the border while operatives of the British Transport Police get off and...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: I seek clarification on what the Minister just told us. She outlined all the various data which are collected and published at the moment, but this Government are committed to reducing the burdens of data collection and regulation. We keep having various surveys and various other forms of data, the collection of which is then cancelled. Can the Minister give us an absolute undertaking that...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I, too, think that this amendment is important and I hope that the Minister will be able to accept it. My view is that this Bill is littered with unintended consequences. However, I may be wrong about that; they may be intended consequences. The answer is that we simply do not know, because so much of the Bill has not been brought forward in a way that allows us see what exactly is...

Psychiatric Units: Child and Adolescent Patients - Question (13 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of deaths amongst child and adolescent patients in psychiatric units, in the light of the investigation conducted by the charity Inquest.

Psychiatric Units: Child and Adolescent Patients - Question (13 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord for that response. It is obviously at odds with the comments made by his honourable friend the Minister of State, who told “Panorama” that the department simply did not know how many young people had died in psychiatric care. Does the noble Lord accept that he and his ministerial colleagues have a duty of care under Article 2 of the...

Immigration Bill - Third Reading (12 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: But this is Third Reading. Is there not a sense of urgency in these matters?


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