Former Labour Peer
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asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the subvention made by the Treasury, in real terms, to the BBC World Service in each year since 1996; and what is the agreed Treasury subvention in the financial years 2001-02 to 2003-04.
My Lords, I begin by joining others in congratulating my noble Lord, Lord Sheldon, on his maiden speech. I, too, have personal recollections of the noble Lord in another place. I have found, over some 30-odd years, that our interests often coincided although the conclusions we reached in terms of policy were not identical. Nevertheless, he always brought to the debate a seriousness and, more...
asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the extra 20,000 nurses and 10,000 doctors that they propose to attract to the National Health Service they estimate will be trained in the United Kingdom; and how many will be recruited from doctors and nurses trained and working abroad.
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Left the House of Lords on 24 September 2001
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