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Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Dec 2020)

Lord Hain: ...measures. It would give greater legitimacy to and authority for the deployment of undercover officers for the purposes that she is quite properly seeking. They can play vital roles in combating terrorism, for example. I ask her to look again at this and perhaps meet us to discuss it.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 13 (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Hain: ...not only hear but listen, and not just when crises threaten to engulf the political process. Recently on individual issues, to their great credit, they have listened: on payments to the victims of terrorism and on historical institutional abuse, for example. That is commendable, and I pay particular tribute to the Minister, the noble Lord, Lord Duncan, on those two key issues of social...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Report: Amendment 17 (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Hain: ...with us to enable these amendments to be accepted by the Government and to establish, for the very first time, a system of payments for a pension which severely injured victims of Northern Ireland terrorism should have had a very long time ago. My understanding is that the crucial words, “through no fault of their own”, that were in my original amendment in Committee on Monday cannot...

Religious Intolerance and Prejudice - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2018)

Lord Hain: and Muslim British citizens all at the same time. I am not aware of any period in our history when this has occurred before. It is deadly serious, with many of our citizens living in fear or terror simply because of their religion, race or skin colour. This is not just scandalous, it is criminal. Let us touch on the sheer scale of the problem, turning first to attacks on Jews and...

Brexit: Belfast Agreement - Question (8 Sep 2016)

Lord Hain: ...has been in existence since the early 1920s, there were tough security controls and border checks during the Troubles. Is it not unthinkable that, in an era of mass refugee migration and jihadi terrorism, the only land border between the UK and the EU would be completely open?

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (6 Jul 2016)

Lord Hain: ...and vital for businesses of all colours. If we left the EU, that same 310-mile border would be the only land border between the UK and the EU. Surely it is unthinkable in today’s world of jihadi terrorism, mass migration and desperate refugees that it would not have to be made secure. Indeed, after the leave campaign’s pledges for even more stringent border controls, how could they...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing (26 Mar 2015)

Peter Hain: ...about parliamentary sovereignty and privilege—principles that are vital to our democracy. It is one thing to have a police file on an MP suspected of crime, child abuse or even co-operating with terrorism, but quite another to maintain one deriving from campaigns promoting values of social justice, human rights and equal opportunities that are shared by millions of British people. Surely...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Political Situation (11 Mar 2015)

Peter Hain: ...Ireland the very best for the future? People often take for granted the peace and stability that has been secured in Northern Ireland since the 2007 agreement, but that was won only after conflict, terror and hatred going back centuries, through very difficult negotiations. It took dedicated skill and constant strong leadership by the Labour Government to achieve it. Does the Secretary of...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Peter Hain: Indeed. We tried to, but the Americans took no notice, frankly. In the Syrian horror from which ISIL has sprung, of course Assad’s forces have unleashed waves of terror, but his jihadist opponents too have committed terrible atrocities. That is the context that has given birth to ISIL; not because the House prevented the Prime Minister from armouring moderate rebels in the Free Syrian Army....

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Hallett Report (9 Sep 2014)

Peter Hain: ...that gives deep offence to victims and to my Unionist friends, but the letters were essential building blocks to get the peace settlement to drag Northern Ireland away from the horror, evil and terror of the past. It would be very dangerous and toxic somehow retrospectively to rescind those letters. I know the Secretary of State is not doing that; she is simply confirming their legal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel/Palestine (22 Jul 2014)

Peter Hain: ...assault on Gaza, risks inviting in something even worse and more extreme—ISIS. Surely we should learn from Northern Ireland that to end wars people have to negotiate with their enemies or the terror simply gets worse.

Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service (17 Jul 2014)

Peter Hain: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for making that point. She is absolutely right: postal workers—postmen and women—were extremely vulnerable in the terror and the troubles. In some instances they paid with their lives and in others suffered terrible deprivation. That brings us back to the value of the posties we all depend on, especially if we do not live in city centres—we depend on them...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: John Downey (26 Feb 2014)

Peter Hain: ...January 2006; Vol. 441, c. 288.] No one should have been surprised that we had to do that. It was necessary to get to a position in which Northern Ireland could escape its hideous past of evil and terrorism and enter into a period of almost universal peace and stability, with old enemies negotiating and governing together. That should be welcomed and our role as a Government in achieving...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Zimbabwe (Blood Diamonds) (17 Jul 2012)

Peter Hain: ...blood diamonds were paying for arms, which fuelled conflicts in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and in Sierra Leone, where those very arms were used against British troops by terrorists. Now we are seeing a different kind of blood diamond from Marange in Zimbabwe, and it is high time that the Kimberley process and the World Diamond Council stopped turning a blind eye to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Provisional IRA Army Council (23 May 2007)

Peter Hain: ...Gentleman, as I said to the hon. Member for South Antrim (Dr. McCrea), that the important thing is that the IRA has now turned its back irrevocably on its past. The apparatus that once existed for terror and paramilitary violence has all disappeared, not least due to the pressure that the hon. Gentleman and his colleagues have maintained so steadfastly over these past few years. That is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Northern Ireland (9 May 2007)

Peter Hain: ...about the future of the Provisional IRA, he will know that the IMC made a particular point of saying not just that it had disbanded its paramilitary capacity and its engineering capacity to wage terror or war or violence in the future, but that the leadership had also, through the discipline of its organisation, managed to deliver that and get all the members and so-called volunteers to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Northern Ireland (9 May 2007)

Peter Hain: ...the island of Ireland and Britain. However, social exclusion and fierce discrimination against the Catholic population were undoubtedly an important part of what led to the troubles, with all the terror and unacceptable violence that occurred. I thank my hon. Friend for his continued interest in Northern Ireland and the whole island of Ireland during his time as a Member of Parliament and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland: Independent Monitoring Commission (12 Mar 2007)

Peter Hain: July 2005, each one progressively confirming delivery of commitment promised then, including driving criminality out of the organisation. Conversely, dissident republicans remain committed to terrorism and continue to engage in terrorist activity. The IMC have reported that although dissident republican organisations do not have the capacity to mount a serious and sustained campaign,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Paramilitary Activity (7 Feb 2007)

Peter Hain: up its armed campaign on 28 July—that the IRA poses no terrorist threat, that it is driving criminality out of the organisation and that it is delivering on what people have demanded: no terrorism, no criminality and support for the police and the rule of law. The House should welcome that.

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland: Independent Monitoring Commission: 13th Report (30 Jan 2007)

Peter Hain: any sectarian violence, intimidation nor other forms of crime. In all the above areas, the IMC states that "The directions from the PIRA leadership to members have remained clear and consistent. Terrorism and violence have been abandoned". On Loyalism, the IMC concludes that individuals have continued to show leadership in attempting to "guide the respective organisations away from...

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