Extradition Act 2003

Debate between Lord Watts and Baroness Williams of Trafford
Wednesday 29th June 2022

(2 years ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con)
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I say to the noble Baroness that we have in fact refused far more extradition cases to the US than they have to us by quite a large margin.

Lord Watts Portrait Lord Watts (Lab)
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When we left the European Union, our relations with Germany stopped. Have we negotiated anything as a replacement?

Enforcement of Lockdown Regulations

Debate between Lord Watts and Baroness Williams of Trafford
Tuesday 18th January 2022

(2 years, 6 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con)
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As I said to the noble Baroness in my first Answer, there is going to be more analysis of FPNs issued to different demographic groups. The outcome will be very interesting in all sorts of contexts—social and otherwise. Like her, I look forward to the findings from the analysis. In parallel to that, the HAC has published its report, The Macpherson Report: Twenty-two Years On, which raised the same concerns over disproportionality of FPNs.

Lord Watts Portrait Lord Watts (Lab)
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My Lords, when the Prime Minister was holding a series of parties in No. 10, what were the police doing to enforce regulations?

Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con)
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My Lords, I was not there, I am afraid.

European Arrest Warrant, Europol and Eurojust

Debate between Lord Watts and Baroness Williams of Trafford
Monday 2nd March 2020

(4 years, 4 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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We obviously want an agreement across all areas of law enforcement co-operation—I cannot hypothecate what the noble Baroness says—because we want to keep our citizens safe.

Lord Watts Portrait Lord Watts (Lab)
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My Lords, how will the Government extradite criminals from Germany given that, constitutionally, they are not allowed to do so unless it is within the European Union?

Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford
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My Lords, arrangements will have to be in place that allow the system or the arrangements to take part in that country.

Operation Midland

Debate between Lord Watts and Baroness Williams of Trafford
Monday 3rd February 2020

(4 years, 5 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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I have explained it many times and I know that I have not convinced this House why. It would be a matter for the police, who are operationally independent of government. It would be up to them if they wanted to carry out an inquiry. As I have said, Operation Conifer has been scrutinised over several layers, and it seemed a very robust and thorough inquiry.

Lord Watts Portrait Lord Watts (Lab)
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My Lords, what is the point of having powers if the Government refuse to use them?

Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford
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As I have just explained, the Government would not usually instigate an inquiry in this sort of situation. It would be up to the police to do so, should that be appropriate.