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:Lord Scriven

LGBT Action Plan: Gender Recognition - Question for Short Debate (12 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, for initiating this important debate. It is a pleasure to follow, on this occasion, my noble friend the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, as we are friends and fellow allies on these issues. It speaks volumes that in 2018 a plan is needed for equality on LGBT issues. While we have come a long way, there is still further to go, and we need to reflect...

Water: Bills and Executive Remuneration - Question (3 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, in the latest published Ofwat figures, Yorkshire Water scored 12 out of 18 for customer satisfaction, yet the chief executive officer took home £1.3 million of pay, pension and bonus payments last year. That is seven times more than the Prime Minister. Can the Minister guarantee that the changes announced today by Ofwat will never allow a chief executive officer to be paid for such...

Police and Crime Commissioners - Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I want to move on slightly, to a different police and crime commissioner, because I believe that by looking at individual examples, we can see some of the flaws in the system. I want to refer to the South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner. I declare my interest as a member of Sheffield City Council and a vice-president of the LGA. The police and crime commissioner in South...

Turkey: Pride March - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in seeking to uphold and promote global human rights, what support they have given, and what representations they have made, to the organisers and Turkish authorities about the Pride March and celebrations in Istanbul in June 2018.

Turkey: Pride March - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that reply. He will be aware that, for the past few years, this demonstration has been stopped by the Turkish authorities using both tear gas and rubber bullets. In light of that, will the Government commit to do three things before the march on 1 July: first, to write a letter of support to the organisers, who would welcome that so it could be read out on the day;...

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret (12 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I will be brief and, like other noble Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, for instigating this debate. I want to tackle head-on something that no one else has: the facts and figures of the Home Office’s budget and the reason why it says it has to do this. When she responds, I think the Minister needs to reply to this. The cost impact assessment says that this provision...

Grenfell Tower - Statement (11 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I am sure that the Minister will agree that preserving life and saving life is just as important whether you live in Southampton, Sheffield or Sunderland. If so, then why are the Government not committing to making the retrofitting of sprinklers mandatory in tower blocks and finding the funding for that nationally, as advocated and recommended by the Royal Institute of British...

Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank all noble Lords who took part in the debate. It goes to prove that sometimes debates are not about the quantity of people participating but the quality of the interventions and discussions. I will not keep the House, because I am aware of the time; it is a Thursday evening. I thank the Minister for being not totally defensive and a little more open-minded in terms of some things that...

Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: This is an important point if we are to get this right and start to plan before people arrive. The UNHCR does more than just give a primary reason. If people are coming with complex needs, and we want to plan, we need to know about them before they are here. Why do we not look at more than just primary recording—as well as using that to help plan, both before and while people are here?

Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I am pleased to be able to introduce this debate. I want to try to set a tone at the outset that what we are about is how to improve the lives of the most vulnerable of vulnerable people who are fleeing the terrible situation in Syria and coming to the UK. This is not about unnecessary criticism of the Home Office and I hope that when the Minister comes to reply, it will not be a...

Rail Timetabling - Statement (4 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Minister talked about a compensation scheme similar to the one down south. Does that scheme relate purely to season tickets? If it does, what percentage of Northern Rail travellers actually have and use a season ticket?

Disposable Cups Ban - Question (21 May 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ban the sale of hot and cold drinks in disposable cups.

Disposable Cups Ban - Question (21 May 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that Answer. Does she agree that if we are going to do away with the throw-away culture, the Government must lead by example? Will the Government therefore look as a matter of urgency at their procurement rules and perhaps consider taking up the Freiburg cup, which is recyclable, can be used 400 times and is transferable, as part of a mission to ensure that central...

Asylum Seekers - Private Notice Question (15 May 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, Her Majesty’s inspector’s report says: “Clearly, some senior-level intervention is required to ensure that the situation is rectified without delay”. Who is the most senior person in the Home Office dealing with this? What criteria have been laid down for the new provider, which will be signed off by that senior person, to ensure that this can never happen again?

Renewal of G4S Contracts - Statement (9 May 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords—

Windrush Generation - Statement (24 Apr 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, this is a situation where faceless bureaucracy and policy has forgotten that we are dealing with individuals. My issue is not to apportion blame, but to try to solve the problem as quickly as it can be deemed for the individuals involved. That will require joined-up government not just in policy but in its implementation. We are talking about driving licences, benefits, jobs and...

Immigration: Asylum Claims - Question (28 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing the recommendations of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration in the report, An investigation into the Home Office’s Handling of Asylum Claims Made on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation, March to June 2014.

Immigration: Asylum Claims - Question (28 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that Answer. I want to move on to the issue of detention of those seeking asylum on the grounds of sexual orientation. The UK is the only country in the EU that detains indefinitely those seeking asylum on sexual orientation grounds. Therefore, will the Government commit to implementing the Yogyakarta principle plus 10, on the application of international human...

Police: Undercover Officers - Question (21 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, in the walkout today, the leading QC representing the victims said that it was due to the legal teams not being able to participate in a meaningful way. How have we got to a position where this has been going on for three years and cost £9 million but senior QCs feel they cannot participate in a meaningful way?

Security and Policing: Facial Recognition Technology - Question for Short Debate (1 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb, for initiating this debate. “I also wanted a framework for governance and oversight, which I think is so important in this area. We need the public to trust that what we are doing is clearly legal … why we are using biometrics, and for what purpose”. Those are not my words, but the Minister’s words to the House of...


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