Results 81–91 of 91 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 Boyd of Duncansby

Counterterrorism (2 Jul 2007)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, from her party's Back Benches, I welcome my noble and learned friend to her new position as Attorney-General, a job to which she brings considerable experience. I am sure she has realised that the events of the past few days show that there are no easy issues in the new position which she occupies. However, I know that she has the good will of the whole House in the task in front of...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] (25 Apr 2007)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, until October last year I was closer to this argument and debate in government than I am now. As the noble and learned Lord, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, will know, I have not been persuaded of the arguments in favour of his amendment. We went through this ground at length during the Second Reading of his Private Member's Bill, so I will not detain the House by going into detail. I wish...

Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) Bill [HL] (16 Mar 2007)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, the Justice report, to which the noble and learned Lord made reference, tells us that one of the early examples of the use of intercept evidence was the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1586. She was convicted in the October of treason, following the interception of letters that revealed her knowledge of Babington's plot. She was subsequently beheaded at Fotheringay Castle in 1588....

Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) Bill [HL] (16 Mar 2007)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, the noble Lord raises an interesting point. If there is exculpatory material, that is important. He will no doubt draw in his speech on the system in other countries, where, I understand, there is a strict division between intelligence material and evidential material. Does he expect intelligence material to be analysed with that in mind? If the material involves a statement in the...

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill (5 Feb 2007)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, I am sorry to disappoint the noble Lord, Lord Lee of Trafford, but I support the Government and the proposition they are putting forward. I have been undecided about whether or not it is right to lift Crown immunity in any case and, once one accepts its lifting, where the line is to be drawn. In Grand Committee, we heard powerful speeches from the noble Lords, Lord Hunt of Wirral...

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill (5 Feb 2007)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, I do not know of a case that would point to the conclusion made by the Joint Committee. I fully accept that the argument is there to be made. However, my real concern is with the interaction between public policy and the duties of public authorities. I illustrate my concern by reference to a Scottish case, the case of Napier against Scottish Ministers. It dealt with slopping-out in...

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill (19 Dec 2006)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, this Friday, 22 December, sees the seventh anniversary of the deaths of the Findlay family, from Larkhall in Lanarkshire. The family was made up of Andrew and Janette, and their two children, Stacey, who was then 13, and Daryl, who was 11. There will be many in Scotland who will see today's debate as a timely tribute to them and to those in Scotland who have campaigned for a change...

Health: Diabetes (4 Dec 2006)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Harrison on obtaining this debate on this important topic. My interest in diabetes is personal; I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic a number of years ago. But in supporting the call for a UN resolution, I want to speak about the economic cost of diabetes and the need for education in the prevention and management of the disease. While I shall...

Police and Justice Bill (1 Nov 2006)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord for allowing me to clarify the point. What I said was that no guidance is given within the terms of the amendment that would give any clue to how it should be judged. There are many ways of judging it. Do you judge it by where the effect of the crime is felt or where the evidence is?

Police and Justice Bill (1 Nov 2006)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, I hesitate to intervene in this debate, partly because I have not done so before, but also because many of the arguments have been so eloquently advanced already. However, I feel compelled to do so because I am particularly concerned about the effect of the amendments in relation to forum. Those amendments impose an obligation on a judge not to order the extradition of the person...

House of Lords: EU Scrutiny (EUC Report) (27 Oct 2006)

Lord Boyd of Duncansby: My Lords, I trace my interest in Europe back to a debate in which I participated. It was entitled "The Common Market: should Britain join?", and was held at a school debating society in Wick in Caithness. My family moved to Wick when I was 11 and left when I was 17, so I spent only a short period of my life there. These were, however, formative years, and Caithness and its people left a deep...


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