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Lords Chamber - Wed 28 Apr 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021

My Lords, this is an instrument dealing with abortion. It is put forward under the authority of Section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 28 Apr 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Post Office Court of Appeal Judgment
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

My Lords, this is a situation in which the Post Office used our system of justice to produce a massive injustice. I would like to …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 19 Apr 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Campaigners
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

My Lords, apart from admitting residents of Hong Kong to the United Kingdom, what policy can Her Majesty’s Government follow to improve the liberties of …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 14 Apr 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Undercover Policing Inquiry
Home Office

My Lords, will my noble friend say whether there is any mechanism to ensure that an inquiry as important as this will report in a …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 13 Apr 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Ministry of Defence

My Lords, I shall say something about Amendments 1 and 6. Before I do, I draw attention to a ministerial Statement that has been put …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 13 Apr 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Ministry of Defence

My Lords, all the amendments that the noble Baroness, Lady Ritchie of Downpatrick, has put before your Lordships would delete from this Bill its application …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 12 Apr 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Leader of the House

My Lords, it is with profound and humble sympathy that I express my sympathy for Her Majesty the Queen, in her tremendous loss, as she …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 22 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Independent Review of Administrative Law Update
Ministry of Justice

My Lords, I join those who have paid compliment to the panel: its work was very well done. Have the Government considered whether, when a …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 15 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill

My Lords, I shall take that advice seriously, and fortunately I can be brief because this whole area has been clearly and cogently explained by …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 09 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Ministry of Defence

My Lords, I wish to discuss only the question of whether it should be five or 10 years. It has to be remembered that this …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 09 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Ministry of Defence

My Lords, the question is when this condition intervenes. It would be one thing to send a person over to a foreign assignment with that …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 09 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Ministry of Defence

My Lords, these amendments are designed on the assumption that provisions in the Bill might be contrary to the human rights convention and, of course, …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 08 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

My Lords, I first came across the problem with which Amendment 1 deals when I was promoting the divorce Act in 1996 and I was …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 08 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

My Lords, I have supported this amendment on the basis that it shows what the general definitions reveal and include. I do not think that …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 08 Mar 2021
View Lord Mackay of Clashfern's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

My Lords, I strongly support Amendments 7, 8, 9, 78 and 90. We have heard the very informed opinions of my brethren, including the ladies, …

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