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Results 61–80 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

Olympic Games 2012: Legacy (20 Feb 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, will the legacy action plan suggest what percentage of that vast amount of money, to which the Minister referred, will go to the north of England? I have heard nothing about the planning or the percentage of the money from the Olympic Games that will go to the north of England, where we are completely devoid of any involvement in the Olympics at the moment.

Police: Flanagan Review (12 Mar 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, in the chapter on developing police workforce reform, Sir Ronnie states, "Meeting these changing demands will require strong and effective leadership from all those involved in policing—from the Home Secretary and chief officers, right through to sergeants and individual officers". What do the Government intend to do about addressing this vital question of leadership?

Crime (20 Mar 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Trumpington, on securing this debate. It is indeed very timely. I want to talk about the leadership of policing and workforce modernisation. We all admire the role which the police service undertakes on our behalf. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the work and dedication of those officers who serve the communities of this country with...

Crime (20 Mar 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I apologise, my Lords—a slip of the tongue. The paper reads: "Only one in 58 police officers is out on patrol at any one time in some police force areas—that's about four per town of 90,000 people—yet England and Wales has a record 143,000 officers. Only one in 40 in some forces is available to respond to 999 calls. In 2004/05, the Metropolitan Police spent £104.4 million on...

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (23 Apr 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I was very happy to put my name to this amendment. I also declare an interest as a vice-president of the Association of Police Authorities, a former deputy chair of that organisation and a former chair of North Yorkshire Police Authority. The clause looks fairly innocuous, but we have been here before—and on many an occasion I have spoken about the best value legislation, because...

Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (29 Apr 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I, too, thank the Minister for introducing the orders. Once again it falls to these Benches to be a little more robust in questioning him. We have only about 40 minutes to discuss this major piece of legislation. It is disappointing that such measures are not being introduced in primary legislation, although I accept that the Minister has engaged in long and detailed consultation on...

Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (29 Apr 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. He said in his peroration that a lot of money was being put towards creating more prison places in Northern Ireland. Why cannot a further JJC be adapted for young males of 17 who clearly are more numerous than can be looked after in the existing institution? That would be a good use of the money.

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (30 Apr 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I will speak specifically about police pay and assure the noble Baroness that we will be supporting this amendment. Independent arbiters, as we have heard, awarded a 2.5 per cent pay award and the Home Secretary can have been left in no doubt about the anger of police officers on the day of their massively successful, well-ordered and well-mannered protest march on 23 January 2008....

House of Lords: Public Information (1 May 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, the Chairman of Committees has given us some indication of the work that has been going on within the House of Lords with the help, assistance and guidance of the Lord Speaker. Could he give us a little more information about the current programme of Lords activity?

Alcohol Labelling Bill [HL] (1 May 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I was slightly horrified when I learnt that I had to deal with this Bill, not having been involved with it previously. However, when I looked at it closely, I came to some conclusions, which are mine and not necessarily the policy of my party. I shall oppose all the amendments before us today because I believe that the Bill's proposals are right, so I shall speak only once. I have heard the...

Alcohol Labelling Bill [HL] (1 May 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: That is missing the point. The consumption of alcohol, wherever it is, is what is important.

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (Commencement No. 3 and Supplementary Provision) Order 2008 (1 May 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I am standing in for my noble friend Lord Razzall. As I understood the remarks of the Minister, the statutory instrument requires the National Consumer Council to produce a work programme before the start of each financial year; it is as simple as that. Specifically, the order deals with Section 5 of the Act, and Article 4 also alters the definition of a financial year as it applies...

Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Regulation of Loans etc.: Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (12 May 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, we on these Benches also welcome the order, which we believe improves transparency. We also welcome the involvement of the Electoral Commission, which will verify the information given to it in the transaction reports. That is very important. The steps that the commission must take are to be prescribed by order, as the Minister said. Was that what the Minister was describing, the...

Government: Legislative Programme (14 May 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I was interested to hear the noble Baroness the Leader of the House state that the Government would bring forward proposals for directly elected representatives to give local people more control over policing priorities and responsiveness. Is she aware that the majority of members of police authorities are directly elected representatives at the moment? I am concerned that they will...

Airports: Heathrow (15 May 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, can the Minister have a discussion with the Security Industry Authority to see whether it can be of any help in this matter, particularly with regard to looking at people from overseas who apply for jobs? I find it extraordinary that, because we are not within the Schengen information system, we do not get the information we need about people who should not be here taking on those jobs.

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2008 (23 Jun 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, after so many years of waiting and campaigning and so many setbacks and frustrations, at last our Government have seen the light. I am therefore extremely grateful to them for this order, despite the fury of the Iranian regime and the threats of dire consequences should the order be passed. I am very proud that we do not listen to threats from such people. The order could not have...

Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 (25 Jun 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. Would he extend his remarks to men, who would have the same sort of problems as those he depicts for women?

Police: Metropolitan Police Commissioner (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, does the Government's obsession with having elected mayors all over the place mean that the mayors will feel that they, and not police authorities, are the appropriate body to hire and fire chief constables?

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: moved Amendment No. 1: Clause 1, page 1, line 8, leave out paragraph (b)

Counter-Terrorism Bill (9 Oct 2008)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: This is a probing amendment to try to ascertain the extent to which new powers to remove documents are necessary following arrest. Most of the searches covered by Clause 1 already allow for documents to be seized. I give as examples Section 43(4) of the Terrorism Act 2000 and paragraph 1(1)(c) of Schedule 5 to the same Act. Are there shortcomings in that Act that these new powers are designed...


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