Results 181–200 of 1110 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

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?

Panama Papers - Statement (11 Apr 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, the Prime Minister has set a precedent by publishing his tax arrangements. I gather that others have followed suit, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer and my right honourable friend the leader of the Opposition. Does the noble Baroness the Leader of this House think that this is a precedent that should extend to Members of your Lordships’ House, as it is clearly going...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I think I have moved that the House do now resume. Can I just clarify before I decide whether to press that to a vote whether we have now heard the Chief Whip’s Statement or whether he intends to make his Statement at the conclusion of the next group? Have we now got a procedure for going forward or has he now amended it?

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I know that the noble Lord, Lord Tope, will be surprised at this, but I support his amendment. If you believe in the concept of a strong mayor—whether a strong Mayor of London or a strong mayor in combined authorities—what is proposed in these amendments is absolutely right. And if you believe in a localist agenda, which I understand that the Government purport to do,...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, before the noble Lord, Lord Tope, decides whether or not to withdraw his amendment, can we have a little more clarity as to why the Government believe that Amendments 112 and 113 would add significantly to the time taken to dispose of assets? This is simply giving the Mayor of London or the mayor of a combined authority an opportunity to consider whether to acquire or to refuse to...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I see the Chief Whip hovering and unless he is coming to the Dispatch Box now, I will beg to move that the House do now resume.

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I want to speak to this group of amendments because I think they are very important. Earlier on in the Committee today, I specifically raised the importance, in terms of planning, of looking at the concept of what is the community that you are trying to create—and making sure that the community is sustainable and has all the benefits you would hope for. Over the past 20 or 30...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, the Government Chief Whip briefly appeared in the Chamber. I now see that the Leader and Deputy Leader of the House are here. I am minded to move that the House do now resume, unless we are about to get a Statement.

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: I am sure that this will be helpful. It is clearly progress and we all want to get on with this. But it would be useful for the House to know what the intention of the Government is as far as the progress of this Bill is concerned. So, unless we are going to be given more information, I will again put a Motion that the House do now resume.

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I am sure that that is the case, but I am not a member of the usual channels. There are Members sitting in this Committee who are interested in this Bill or in particular clauses or aspects of it. We have a right to know the intention in terms of the remaining groups on this Bill. That is why I therefore move that the House do now resume.

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, if it helps the House, given the assurance from my noble friend that these discussions will take place and that we will get a report, I beg leave to withdraw my Motion that the House will be now resumed—but I may come back to it if there is no sign of progress. Motion withdrawn. Amendment 103 Moved by Lord McKenzie of Luton 103: After Clause 151, insert the following new...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, for putting this unexpected discussion before the Committee. I am conscious that there are 11 more groups, which, in the course of a normal Thursday, would need to be discussed in the next hour and seven minutes. Perhaps I can abuse the fact that I am now standing up to say that it would be very helpful if we could have a statement from...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: My Lords, given that the Government Chief Whip has not yet arrived in the Chamber to explain what the intention is—although we may be about to get a message from him—to expedite matters, in order to see exactly what the Government’s intentions are, I beg to move that the House do now resume.


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