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Lord Singh of Wimbledon

Crossbench - Life peer

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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6th July 2022
14:45
Human Rights (Joint Committee) - Oral evidence
Subject: Parliament and human rights
6 Jul 2022, 2:45 p.m.
At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Paul Evans - Former Commons Clerk, Honorary Senior Research Associate at The Constitution Unit, University College London
Murray Hunt - Director at Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
At 3.45pm: Oral evidence
The Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC - Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers
The Lord Pannick QC - Barrister at Blackstone Chambers
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 13th July 2022
14:45
Division Votes
Tuesday 29th March 2022
Building Safety Bill
voted Aye
One of 25 Crossbench Aye votes vs 10 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 176 Noes - 151
Speeches
Thursday 23rd June 2022
European Convention on Human Rights
My Lords, would the Minister agree that, by definition, there can be no hierarchy of human rights and they should …
Written Answers
Monday 7th February 2022
Independent Advisory Group On Hate Crime
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the full details and minutes of the meetings of the Independent …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Singh of Wimbledon has voted in 80 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(32 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(29 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(18 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(18 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(15 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(14 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

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Lord Singh of Wimbledon has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Singh of Wimbledon has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Singh of Wimbledon has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Singh of Wimbledon has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


10 Written Questions in the current parliament

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8th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of India's response to the protests against the proposed reforms on the sale, pricing and storage of farm produce; and what representations they have made to that government about its response.

The Government is conscious of concerns in India, and from communities in the UK, about India's agricultural reforms. The Foreign Secretary discussed protests on this issue with his counterpart, Minister of Exterior Affairs Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, during his visit to India 14-17 December.

Our position is that the right to gather lawfully and demonstrate a point of view is common to all democracies. Democratic governments also have the power to enforce law and order if a protest crosses the line into illegality.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
7th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of India about the proposed National Register of Citizens; and in particular reports (1) that the Register may leave more than two million Muslims in Assam without citizenship and stateless, and (2) that detention camps are being constructed for such stateless persons.

The British High Commission in New Delhi and our network of Deputy High Commissions across India are following reports on the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens, as well as the Government of India’s response. We raise our concerns with the Government of India where appropriate. I discussed the Government of India’s intent with, and popular response to, the CAA with India’s Minister of State for External Affairs on 19 December 2019. The British High Commissioner in New Delhi also raised this issue with the Indian Government on 6 January.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
7th Jan 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the comments by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory against Muslims, what representations they are making to the government of India about ensuring equal treatment of people of all faiths when granting citizenship.

The British High Commission in New Delhi and our network of Deputy High Commissions across India are following reports on the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens, as well as the Government of India’s response. We raise our concerns with the Government of India where appropriate. I discussed the Government of India’s intent with, and popular response to, the CAA with India’s Minister of State for External Affairs on 19 December 2019. The British High Commissioner in New Delhi also raised this issue with the Indian Government on 6 January.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
24th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the full details and minutes of the meetings of the Independent Advisory Group on hate crime held on (1) 17 September 2019, and (2) 17 January 2020, including the details already disclosed in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In April 2020, the Home Office briefly took over full responsibility from the Ministry of Justice for the oversight of the Independent Advisory Group on hate crime.

The Home Office had some concerns about the transparency and impartiality of the IAG, and planned to work with the group to resolve these issues. However, during the summer of 2021, the IAG moved under the oversight of the NPCC and is consequently no longer a Government-affiliated body. The IAG now serves as a body solely to inform and support policing requirements on hate crime.

The minutes of the meetings have been made available in response to a freedom of information request. I will send a copy to the Noble Lord.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
24th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the article by Dr Richard Norrie and Hardeep Singh 'Meet the SAGE of hate crime', published in The Critic on 13 January, and (2) the transparency and impartiality of their Independent Advisory Group on hate crime.

In April 2020, the Home Office briefly took over full responsibility from the Ministry of Justice for the oversight of the Independent Advisory Group on hate crime.

The Home Office had some concerns about the transparency and impartiality of the IAG, and planned to work with the group to resolve these issues. However, during the summer of 2021, the IAG moved under the oversight of the NPCC and is consequently no longer a Government-affiliated body. The IAG now serves as a body solely to inform and support policing requirements on hate crime.

The minutes of the meetings have been made available in response to a freedom of information request. I will send a copy to the Noble Lord.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
4th Oct 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the collapse of the case against Piara Singh Gill, Amritivir Singh Wahiwala and Gursharanvir Singh Wahiwala, why they certified an extradition request from the Indian authorities for these individuals.

Extradition requests from outside the European Union are governed by Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 (‘the Act’). Under section 70 of the Act, if the UK has formal extradition relations with such a territory – as it does with India – and receives a valid extradition request from it, the Secretary of State must certify the request unless certain narrow exceptions in the Act apply. In this case, none of those exceptions applied and, by law, the Secretary of State was obliged to certify the extradition requests.

Certification of extradition requests by the Secretary of State is only one step in the extradition process. Requests are subsequently subject to the full scrutiny of the Court and the safeguards contained within the Extradition Act 2003.

Having considered these cases, the Court discharged the three individuals wanted by India on the grounds that a prima facie case could not be established.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to conduct an independent investigation into racism experienced by former Metropolitan Police officer Gurpal Virdi.

Investigations into the conduct of police officers are the responsibility of the professional standards departments of police forces and, where appropriate, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Such decision-making is independent of government. Complaints received from Mr Virdi were assessed by the IOPC as suitable for local investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they undertook a formal investigation into the conduct of those implicated in racism against former Metropolitan Police officer Gurpal Virdi; and if not, why not.

Investigations into the conduct of police officers are the responsibility of the professional standards departments of police forces and, where appropriate, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Such decision-making is independent of government. Complaints received from Mr Virdi were assessed by the IOPC as suitable for local investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
7th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be the members of the Home Office's External Reference Group of experts which will review the research on group-based child sexual exploitation prior to its publication.

The Government is determined to ensure failures of the past are not repeated and to do all we can to bear down on offenders and support victims. That is why on 19th May the Government announced its intention to publish a paper on group-based child sexual exploitation by the end of the year, following consultation with subject matter experts.

We intend this paper to present the best available evidence on this form of offending, bringing together all of the insights gathered in the course of the Home Office’s work on this issue. The paper will consider the extent to which conclusions can be drawn from available data about the characteristics of offenders and victims, including ethnicity, and the context in which these crimes are committed.

Details of the membership to the external reference group, which will be asked to review the paper before its publication, will be made public in due course.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)