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Lords Chamber - Thu 25 Feb 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill
Cabinet Office

My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Fox. I too was unfortunately unable to take part at Second Reading but …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 23 Feb 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Trade Bill
Department for International Trade

I rise once again to support my noble friend Lord Alton. It is always a great pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord Blencathra, a …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 22 Feb 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Covid-19: Surplus Vaccine Doses
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

We are a charitable and generous country, but we can do more than just hand over our spare vaccines to save lives in the developing …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 10 Feb 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

My Lords, one is always left stunned and moved when listening to my noble friend Lady Newlove. I rise to support Amendment 167 in the …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 02 Feb 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Trade Bill
Department for International Trade

First, First, I pay tribute to my noble friend Lord Forsyth, a great free-trader, who spoke with common sense and great dignity and clarity. Supporting …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 01 Feb 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

My Lords, I rise to speak to Amendments 176 and 177, in my name, and I thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Derby, …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 27 Jan 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Education: The Holocaust
Department for Education

I thank my noble friend Lord Holmes for asking this Question on Holocaust Memorial Day. I praise Her Majesty’s Government and the department for their …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 25 Jan 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

I am pleased to follow my noble friend Lord Cormack, and I agree with him, but my overriding concerns are for children. As I stated …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 25 Jan 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

My Lords, I will speak to Amendments 3, 5, 168, 169 and 170. I congratulate my noble friend Lady Altmann on her excellent introduction. I …

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Grand Committee - Thu 21 Jan 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Anti-Semitism: University Campus Incidents
Ministry of Justice

I pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, for securing this debate and to Gerald Ronson, the founder, driving force and inspiration of the …

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Lords Chamber - Thu 21 Jan 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Following on from that question, only this week Her Majesty’s Government stated as part of the E3 that they are deeply concerned by Iran’s announcement …

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Lords Chamber - Fri 08 Jan 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
Cabinet Office

I congratulate my noble friend Lord Wharton on his maiden speech. How appropriate, as he said, that he has spoken in today’s debate, as it …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 05 Jan 2021
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse Bill
Home Office

My Lords, while I welcome the important step that the Government took in July, ensuring that the Bill would recognise the children of victims of …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 08 Dec 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Exams and Accountability in 2021
Department for Education

My Lords, I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Storey: teachers and support staff should be thanked for their professionalism and for the care they …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 02 Dec 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Security Co-operation
Home Office

My noble friend has rightly stated that the safety and security of our citizens is the top priority and that the UK will continue to …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 25 Nov 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Leaseholders and Cladding
Home Office

My Lords, I am pleased to be able to follow my noble friend Lord Blencathra. The HCLG report published yesterday argued, correctly, that leaseholders should …

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Lords Chamber - Thu 19 Nov 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Brain Tumour Research
Department of Health and Social Care

I, too, was privileged to be present when Baroness Jowell spoke. In 1988, a 27 year-old man whose wife was eight months pregnant and who …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 18 Nov 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Cross-Government Policy to Strengthen Families

A Question about the centrality of the family gives me my first opportunity in this House to pay tribute to my noble teacher, the extraordinary …

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Lords Chamber - Thu 12 Nov 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Covid-19 Lockdown: Homelessness and Rough Sleepers
Home Office

I guess it is easy to sit on the sidelines and criticise but on the critical issue of homelessness this Government, and specifically the Secretary …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 04 Nov 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

In the Statement, the Minister in the other place said that

“we are committed to the nuclear deal with Iran—the joint comprehensive plan of action, …

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Lords Chamber - Tue 27 Oct 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Domestic Abuse: Protection of Victims
Home Office

My Lords, the Domestic Abuse Bill, as currently drafted, places an important duty on local authorities in England to deliver support for victims who are …

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Lords Chamber - Thu 22 Oct 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

My Lords, I refer the House to my registered interests. It is absolutely clear that questions need to be answered by a number of international …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 21 Oct 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: EU Exit: Negotiations and the Joint Committee
Cabinet Office

My Lords, as I mentioned at Second Reading of the internal market Bill, people across this country know that we voted to leave and tried …

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Lords Chamber - Wed 21 Oct 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
Home Office

My Lords, I have no intention of delaying the House as I have made my views on this pretty clear. The noble Lord, Lord Oates, …

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Lords Chamber - Mon 19 Oct 2020
View Lord Polak's contibutions to: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

My Lords, I am delighted to follow my noble friend Lord Sarfraz and congratulate him on his excellent speech. I also congratulate the noble Baroness, …

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