Canlyniadau 81–100 o 7947 ar gyfer speaker:Baroness Smith of Basildon

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 6 (24 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, this has been an interesting discussion. I want to pick up on a couple of points and speak to our Amendment 198. My comments on government Amendment 6 are not dissimilar to those made by the noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan. It seems quite prescriptive in terms of the work plan that has to be produced. Is there any flexibility within that? Is this a plan that must be adhered to? Is it...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (24 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, this has been a deeply respectful debate. A number of issues have come to light, and it would be helpful if the Minister could respond to them. Some of the issues are quite complex. I am grateful particularly to the noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan, for the experience that she brings to this. I turn first to Amendment 1, in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Suttie. This definition...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (24 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: It may be. I do not have the amendment in front of me—I will look at it again later—but there seemed to be an absoluteness. I understand the principle, but I want to make sure that the detail and specifics of the amendment do what they intend to and not cut off options for—

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (24 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: That is helpful; I am grateful. It is “the close family member” as well. A number of issues arise from the amendments from the noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan, and the question of Clause 7 standing part. Amendment 52 seeks to delete the five-year deadline from the start of the ICRIR’s operation—it is a nifty little acronym—for seeking reviews of Troubles-related deaths and offences. I...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment to the Motion (24 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: Forgive me, my Lords, but I wanted to clarify that our position has always been that this Bill should never have been brought forward in this form until it had commanded some support. That has not changed, so it is not a pause or delay if nothing has changed. If there is a fundamental problem with the Bill, we would rather it be pulled back. My noble friend Lord Murphy and I met the Secretary...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment to the Motion (24 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, it is rare that I speak in this House and say how disappointed I am to be here. But I think there was some optimism that, when we had the Second Reading, the Government would go away and, in thinking again, perhaps have that pause for discussions that we had hoped. I pay tribute to the Minister, because he did. This has taken longer to come back to us; the Bill has had quite a long...

Arrangement of Business - Announcement (19 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord the Lord Privy Seal and the Government Chief Whip for their intervention in this matter. I am grateful for the noble Lord’s comments about Lord Soley, who has been a highly regarded, well-respected and much-loved Member of this House, and we wish to hear his valedictory speech. He and the Chief Whip, working with us, have made this possible, and we are very...

House of Lords: Party Balance - Question ( 9 Ion 2023)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, at last that was something I can agree with the Minister on. Does she accept that this House works best and does its best work when it is in balance? Her figures, I thought, were somewhat selective. When the Labour Party left government in 2010, after nearly 13 years, Labour was 29% of the entire House, and the Official Opposition—then the Conservative Party—was 26%. After 13...

Cross-government Cost-cutting - Question for Short Debate (21 Rha 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, as I listened to the noble Lord, Lord Bird, I was reminded that on my desk is a form to renew my lapsed subscription to the Big Issue—I recommend it to colleagues; it is a lot easier than always paying for an individual copy. I was also reminded why he set it up in the first place. I recall talking to him as Charities and Third Sector Minister; I can tell him that I will leave...

Boardman Report - Question (20 Rha 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I have listened carefully to the Minister. I want to be clear from the start that I think lobbying is a legitimate democratic activity. When we are lobbied on policy issues on legislation, as all of us will be, whether by charities, trade unions, campaign groups or trade associations, we know who they are, why they are lobbying us, because that is their reason for being, and who is...

Illegal Immigration - Statement (14 Rha 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I am grateful that the Government made an additional Statement in the other place on the truly dreadful incident in the channel in the early hours of this morning. It is tragic, but it is also an immensely distressing event and our thoughts are with those who have lost their lives, their families and their loved ones who have received that unimaginable news today, and with those who...

Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests - Commons Urgent Question (30 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I do wonder how many times Ministers can tell us that this is such an important issue and that it is a priority without appointing anyone. There is a queue of outstanding, incomplete investigations at present, and the Government have already had to draft someone in to investigate the alleged behaviour of the Deputy Prime Minister in a separate process. What are the estimated costs...

Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests - Commons Urgent Question (30 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: It was only a couple of seconds ago. Why does she think good candidates are refusing to take up the position? Could it be to do with the Government’s definition of independence?

Covid-19: PPE Procurement - Commons Urgent Question (30 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I have raised the issue of fraud in PPE contracts previously. Apparently, PPE Medpro was awarded contracts via the VIP lane amounting to £200 million, despite it not even existing when Ministers were first contacted. Then, just over a year ago, the noble Lord, Lord Bethell, then the Health Minister, admitted that the department was engaged in ongoing “discussions (potentially...

Scottish Referendum Legislation: Supreme Court Judgement - Commons Urgent Question (24 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I always feel I have a slight vested interest in this issue, being a living example of an English-Scottish relationship, with an English mother and a Scottish father. Like many others in your Lordships’ House, I remain committed to a stronger union. However, today in Scotland there are wide and acute concerns about the health service, education and the economy—concerns shared...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (23 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I thank the Minister. His comments tonight have been very helpful to the House. He has clearly listened to the concerns that have been raised. The most important thing he said is that he does not want to rush the process but wants to take the time to listen, engage and get this right. On that basis, I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment to the Motion withdrawn. Bill read a...

Counsellors of State Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (23 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, I thank the Lord Privy Seal for his comments. This Bill has been a learning curve for many in your Lordships’ House. In conducting our debate, we have reached a sensible conclusion which concurs with the wishes of His Majesty the King. This Bill is a proportionate, moderate measure, which has the support of this House. Other issues may arise in due course that the House will wish...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (23 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, to be helpful, I intend to speak to the Bill and my amendment at the same time rather than have two debates, and I do not intend to move to a Division on my amendment. I apologise to the House; I will have to leave the Chamber; the previous business started slightly later than anticipated and I have another engagement, but I will be back as soon as I can. I am grateful to the...

Counsellors of State Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 2 (23 Tach 2022)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: My Lords, listening to noble Lords talking about the definition of working royals, I sometimes think we ought to look at the definition of working Peers, over which similar anomalies arise. Monday’s significant debate made it clear that very few of us have considered this issue before. It is not something that we deal with every day. We debated the Bill at length but it is wrong to chastise...


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