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Results 181–200 of 400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Harris of Richmond

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 59: Page 81, line 34, at end insert— " For section 16 there is substituted— "APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE (1) A police authority established under section 3 of this Act shall appoint a person to be the chief executive of the authority. (2) The Metropolitan Police Authority shall appoint a person to be the chief executive of the Metropolitan Police Authority.""

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: The amendment, which refers to the appointment of a chief executive, would change the description of the chief police authority officer from clerk to chief executive, which is seen to be rather less antiquated and more reflective of a modern service. "Clerk" is such an old-fashioned term and does not adequately describe the job. It reeks of quills and dusty ledgers, and is far removed from...

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am thrilled that the Government have finally accepted one of my amendments. It is a joyous evening. In thanking the Minister for his generous offer, I ask when he proposes to bring the consequential amendments forward, which would be extremely helpful to know.

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am absolutely delighted to thank the Minister for his generous offer. I am sure it will make all the clerks to the police authorities very happy. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: One of the most depressing things about discussing the merger proposals is the complete lack of rigorous analysis of how they are going to be funded. All over the country, men and women who ought to be dedicating their time to fighting crime are having to spend months flicking paper around, trying to find ways to get out of mergers or comply with the Government's timetable. Will the Minister...

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 62: Page 82, line 12, leave out paragraphs 23 to 25.

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: The amendment is also in the name of my noble friend Lord Dholakia. Under paragraphs 23 to 25 the Secretary of State would set police authorities' strategic priorities, currently a major power for police authorities. Those provisions pose a threat. If one political party is dominant—less so now than in recent years, although still broadly the case—it might abuse the powers in the Bill to...

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: No, not paranoid. We were accused of using conspiracy theories. But we can imagine how the strategic priority provisions might be used in the wrong hands. Local priorities might be set aside and priority given to controlling disruptive and unpatriotic elements. Had the Government of the United States, for example—a fundamentally democratic and tolerant country—been given powers such as...

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am most grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, for her strong support, and I am particularly grateful for her intervention at that moment. She said much better than I could exactly why we feel that this amendment is important. The Bill makes subtle changes, as she said, and our concern is all about that change and that emphasis on the centre. Unlike heretofore, the balance of power...

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 63: Page 83, line 2, leave out paragraphs 26 to 28.

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: In moving Amendment No. 63, I shall speak to the other amendments in the group that are in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Dholakia. The amendments would remove the extraordinary powers given to the Secretary of State in this Bill. Not only will he be able to interfere when he feels that a police authority is failing, but he will be able to interfere when he is satisfied that the...

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am enormously grateful to the noble Baronesses, Lady Anelay and Lady Henig, who have included in their speeches exactly what I would have wanted to say. The existing powers have not been used. We still feel that it is not necessary to give more power to the Secretary of State. The noble Baroness, Lady Henig, said that the tripartite structure was at the centre of what we are talking about...

Police and Justice Bill (4 Jul 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay of St Johns, for introducing my disquiet by opposing Schedule 2. We believe that the proposals in the schedule would negate all the changes to the 1996 Act. During the debates on amendments to Schedule 2, we raised concerns about the changes that have been made to the operation of the 1996 Act and the plethora of centralising powers that are...

Police and Justice Bill (4 Jul 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. It was in fact a former Secretary of State, not the last one.

Police and Justice Bill (4 Jul 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: The Minister will not be at all surprised to hear that I support the amendment tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Henig. We support the amendment because we want to take out a subsection which once again allows the Secretary of State wide discretion to specify police authorities' powers. Such provision is completely unnecessary, inappropriate and undemocratic. It does not give police...

Police and Justice Bill (4 Jul 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 81: Page 2, line 35, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert— "The following amendments to the Local GovernmentAct 1999 (c. 27) shall have effect with regard to police authorities— (a) section 1(1)(d) is omitted; (b) section 1(4) is omitted; (c) section 24 is omitted."

Police and Justice Bill (4 Jul 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: The amendment stands in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Dholakia. As I said at Second Reading, we object to the clause on the grounds that it will give police authorities a duty to secure best value, but no power to enforce that duty. The Bill will remove the ability to commission best value reviews. However, we accept the Government's view that the best value process has become...

Police and Justice Bill (4 Jul 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Henig, for her support. I am disappointed that the Minister finds it a curious amendment. I do not know whether he understood my first sentence in speaking to the amendment. It is still very important for police authorities to secure best value, but the Bill will remove the power to enforce that duty. I heard what the Minister said about police...

Police and Justice Bill (4 Jul 2006)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I am grateful to the Minister for his explanation. I remember with fondness many management letters during the20 years in which I was a county councillor. I also remember CCT very well. As I said, it has all failed. It has cost billions of pounds because it has not been used and understood properly. It works in the private sector, but it does not work in the public sector. Therefore, it needs...


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