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My Lords, I welcome the Government’s decision to make mask wearing compulsory on public transport from 15 June, but I believe that this needs to be accompanied by two further measures. First, mask wearing should be encouraged by distributing free masks to all households. Japan and Turkey have done just that. Secondly, the recommended measurement for social distancing should be cut. We are...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the health benefits of wearing protective masks in public; what different types of protective masks they have considered; and for each of those types of masks, what assessment they have made of the change to their health benefits when social contact is at (1) two metres, (2) one metre, and (3) zero metres.
My Lords, I share the general appreciation of the Chancellor’s Budget and even the former austerians have joined the chorus of approval. What they were belatedly acknowledging was that fiscal austerity was the wrong response to the recession; here I must disagree with what the noble Lord, Lord Bruce, has just said. When private spending falls off, the correct response is to increase not...
Entered the House of Lords in 1991
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