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Commons Chamber
Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past - Wed 14 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Office

Mentions:
1: I have been advised that there are active legal proceedings on the legality of the Northern Ireland protocol - Link
2: It is wonderful to mark, in this centenary year, just how far Northern Ireland has come. - Link
3: I want Northern Ireland to move forward. - Link
4: Many years ago, I was called to serve in Northern Ireland. - Link
5: There is near universal disapproval of these proposals in Northern Ireland. - Link
6: Ireland—those families who want it—can get to the truth and that, as a wider society in Northern Ireland - Link


Commons Chamber
Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Mon 12 Jul 2021
Department for Education

Mentions:
1: At the very least, this legislation must include a threshold for harm, as under the Defamation Act 2013 - Link
2: We could have considered why students in England have been treated far worse than those in Northern Ireland - Link
3: means to hate them, we will find ourselves in a very different United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern - Link


Commons Chamber
Safety of Journalists - Thu 10 Jun 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Mentions:
1: At home in Northern Ireland, unfortunately, attacks on journalists are not new and have not been - Link
2: The Government must do far more to protect journalists in Northern Ireland. - Link
3: He will know that the Government have made changes to the law on defamation that we believe make such - Link


Lords Chamber
Queen’s Speech - Mon 17 May 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: backing to the full HS2, including the vital eastern spur connecting Leeds, and development of the northern - Link
2: with the commencement of the first one this year and further freeports planned in Scotland, Wales and Northern - Link
3: How will its relationship with its opposite bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland work? - Link
4: In conclusion, sadly—deeply sadly—I remain concerned about the continuous defamation and - Link


Westminster Hall
Elected Women Representatives: Online Abuse - Tue 20 Apr 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Mentions:
1: Day when speaking about cracking the various glass ceilings, my party leader and First Minister of Northern - Link
2: A study by the National University of Ireland in Galway last year found that 96% of female politicians - Link


Commons Chamber
Online Anonymity and Anonymous Abuse - Wed 24 Mar 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Mentions:
1: I also want to raise a very sinister and very concerning trend seen in Northern Ireland. - Link
2: This is a new manifestation of a phenomenon familiar in Northern Ireland and elsewhere, of low-level, - Link
3: In the real world we have hate crime laws and defamation laws, but for the anonymous trolls the online - Link
4: the neo-Nazi terror group Combat 18, which has in the past had links to loyalist paramilitaries in Northern - Link


Commons Chamber
Scotland Act 1998: Scottish Civil Service - Tue 16 Mar 2021
HM Treasury

Mentions:
1: In comparison, Members of the Scottish Parliament are protected against defamation as set out - Link


Grand Committee
Bribery Act 2010: Post-legislative Scrutiny (Select Committee Report) - Wed 03 Feb 2021
Scotland Office

Mentions:
1: I well remember that, when I was a member of a similar scrutiny committee on the Defamation Act, there - Link
2: Indeed, until July last year, Mr Penrose was combining the role with that of a Minister of State in the Northern - Link
3: I note, however, that no mention is made of Northern Ireland in this paragraph, nor indeed is Northern - Link


Commons Chamber
Business of the House - Thu 14 Jan 2021
Leader of the House

Mentions:
1: If that is not possible, will he agree to allow the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to call the author - Link
2: harassment, surveillance of religious leaders, efforts by the Government to block overseas humanitarian aid, defamation - Link


Westminster Hall
India: Persecution of Minority Groups - Tue 12 Jan 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: I hope to meet the Indian High Commissioner next week, with others from Northern Ireland who have asked - Link
2: Imagine that there had been debates in the Indian Parliament all through the troubles in Northern Ireland - Link
3: minorities protesting discriminatory laws and practices have faced restrictions, violence, criminal defamation - Link


Lords Chamber
Northern Ireland: Defamation Act 2013 - Mon 11 Jan 2021
Scotland Office

Mentions:
1: Ireland Executive about extending the Defamation Act 2013 to Northern Ireland. - Link
2: for the Northern Ireland Executive. - Link
3: The Northern Ireland Executive must have the scope to set their own priorities for legislation, but I - Link
4: as many claims for defamation in Northern Ireland as in other regions in the UK, thereby highlighting - Link
5: I repeat my previous answer that the law of defamation is a devolved matter for the Northern Ireland - Link
6: and any measures that the Northern Ireland Executive may themselves bring forward. - Link


Westminster Hall
Lord Chancellor’s Oath and the Rule of Law - Wed 14 Oct 2020
Ministry of Justice

Mentions:
1: In addressing the implications of the Bill for Northern Ireland, I make no apologies for quoting again - Link
2: Members to article 6(2) of the Northern Ireland protocol of the withdrawal agreement, which states:Link
3: That did not force the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to resign. - Link
4: This was mentioned by the hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh South West as regards Northern Ireland - Link


Commons Chamber
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Tue 29 Sep 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Mentions:
1: taken before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 16 and 23 September 2020, on Brexit and the Northern - Link
2: Ireland, the Northern Ireland Assembly.’ - Link
3: Ireland, the Northern Ireland Assembly.’ - Link
4: and unique circumstances of Northern Ireland. - Link
5: This is essential to ensure that Northern Ireland businesses and investors in Northern Ireland have the - Link
6: the constitutional status of Northern Ireland rests on the consent of the people of Northern Ireland - Link
7: Ireland, and from Northern Ireland to GB, is protected within the internal market. - Link
8: Ireland goods (without necessarily being established in Northern Ireland). - Link
9: as regards Northern Ireland. - Link


Lords Chamber
Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 - Thu 16 Jul 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: I also commend the Anti-Defamation League, in America, which has been critical in exposing both those - Link
2: I believe that the noble Lord, Lord Anderson, referred to Northern Irish groups having difficulty in - Link
3: noble Lord asked about the number of groups that are currently proscribed: the number is 75, plus 14 Northern - Link


Lords Chamber
Queen’s Speech - Wed 08 Jan 2020
Ministry of Justice

Mentions:
1: Compulsory ID was introduced by Labour for Northern Ireland and was recommended four years ago for the - Link
2: Northern Ireland voted to remain, and will now remain in much of the single market and all of - Link
3: A case in point concerns the future trading relationship between Northern Ireland and the rest - Link
4: Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Republic of Ireland also have legal recognition of humanist marriages - Link
5: , they simply do not understand Northern Ireland. - Link
6: We were also too gentle on them in the Defamation Act. - Link
7: Ireland and to ensure that Northern Ireland is represented in deciding these laws. - Link