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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Commons Amendments (14 Sep 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I have listened to my noble friend the Minister but with a very heavy heart. I have tried throughout this Bill to rehearse all the arguments around the construction of a police and crime commission. It is clear that I have not been able to convince the coalition Government or my colleagues-or most of them-or the other place, which makes the final decisions on our amendments, to...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Commons Amendments (14 Sep 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, first, I send from these Benches the warmest congratulations to Bernard Hogan-Howe, who has just taken up his appointment as Commissioner of the Metropolis. We wish him the best of luck in that very challenging post. The Motion insists on the amendment, previously tabled in Committee in this House, which would incorporate the police and crime commissioner and the police and crime...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading (20 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I think that my noble friend the Minister would be disappointed if I did not rise to support the amendment moved by the noble Baroness, Lady Henig. Like her, I acknowledge and welcome many of the government amendments, minor though I believe them to be, including this one on the protocol. However, I am still concerned that the checks and balances on PCCs remain inadequate. While...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading (20 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: And finally, I cannot resist asking the Government why they have resisted making the protocol statutory until now? It certainly does not deal with what would have happened in similar circumstances under the proposed new regime where the chief police officer would have been in charge of dealing with allegations against his senior team. This has been my last main speech in this debate. I have...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading (20 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I want to say a few words in support of this amendment. I find it completely incomprehensible that anyone would think that it was acceptable to put a politically restricted person in charge of making political decisions, which is the effect of the current proposals relating to deputy and acting PCCs in this Bill. Quite apart from the fact that this would give such a person an...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading (20 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, as the instigator of that infamous amendment right at the beginning of the Committee stage, I welcome what my noble friend Lord Cormack has said. I want only to make the briefest of interventions on Amendment 3, to which I have added my name. My noble friend is absolutely right to say that more work needs to be done on this Bill in the light of what has happened recently. I urge my...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading (20 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I support my noble friend in her comments. The whole point of tabling the amendment was to try to persuade the Government to bring on the strength of the checks and balances. That has not been done, and I cannot imagine what they could come up with at the ping-pong stage. But I hope they do come up with something because it is the strength of those checks and balances that this House, which...

Metropolitan Police Service — Statement (18 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, will the Minister undertake to look at the present make-up of the IPCC, and ensure that its staff are of the highest calibre and integrity and are entirely independent? A number of former police officers are employed by the IPCC at the moment, and I want reassurance that they do not carry any past grudges against a particular officer or force that polices the IPCC.

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill: Report (4th Day) (13 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I have put my name to Amendments 236, 237 and 238 which were tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Henig. We are being asked to support nothing less than a revolution in policing governance in the absence of any evidence base on which the benefits of such drastic changes are set and in the absence of any public clamour for costly reform-indeed, the opposite. We are being told that...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (11 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I support some of the amendments in this group, to which I have added my name: namely, Amendments 117, 144, 154, 156, 232 and 232A. As we have heard from the noble Baroness, Lady Henig, all these amendments deal with the conduct of PCCs, panel members and audit matters. As we have heard, details on these are virtually absent from the Bill except for very limited PCC complaints...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (3rd Day) (11 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I am pleased to support Amendments 106 and 116, and I want to add my voice briefly to that of the noble Baroness, Lady Henig. I am concerned that we really do not have the proposals about the composition of panels right at the moment. In the first place, I feel very uncomfortable about all the powers of mandation for the Secretary of State in this section, and I am rather inclined...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (3rd Day) (11 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I have a couple of brief points to make about Amendment 102, and particularly Amendment 104 to which I have added my name. First, I welcome the fact that the Government have shown that they are willing to listen to some of the concerns expressed in Committee and I am genuinely pleased that they have moved to two-thirds the majority required to exercise a veto. I am inclined to agree...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I speak briefly in support of Amendments 108 and 111 tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Henig. I must say that it is without much hope of any movement, as we have seen most of the evening from the Government. Much of the debate and many of the negotiations between the Government and Peers who have expressed concern in Committee have been focused on checks and balances and getting the role of...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I speak in support of the amendments, to some of which my name is added, which deal with delegation. The amendments are all about ensuring that all senior police force appointments at and above the rank of assistant chief constable will remain with the governing body, as is currently the case. I envisage that as being the PCC but with a strong role for the police and crime panel...

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, I do not know why I did not put my name to the amendment of the noble Baroness, Lady Henig-I ought to have done-but I will say a few words in support of it. First, I welcome some of the government amendments in the group. I will single out Amendments 35 and 43. Amendment 35 deals with ensuring that every responsible authority in the context of community safety gets a copy of the...

Localism Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (23 Jun 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I must inform your Lordships that if Amendment 39 is agreed to I cannot call Amendment 40 by reason of pre-emption.

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Committee (5th Day) (9 Jun 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, in supporting my noble friend's amendment-my name is added to Amendment 225ZA-I remind the House that the Home Affairs Select Committee in its December 2010 report, Policing: Police and Crime Commissioners, stated that it saw, "merit in the suggestion that there be a set of national priorities to which Police and Crime Commissioners should have regard when setting local goals". This...

Travellers: Dale Farm — Question (8 Jun 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords, could my noble friend tell me whether Basildon Borough Council has undertaken an equality assessment of its decision to evict the Gypsies and Travellers from this site?

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill: Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (6 Jun 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: My Lords-

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill: Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (6 Jun 2011)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: I beg my noble friend's pardon but will she confirm that, if an MP decides that he or she wants to stand as a police and crime commissioner, they would have to resign before they decide that they want to stand.


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