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My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register and, of course, I welcome the Minister back to her place. Others more expert than I have analysed the geopolitical drivers that underpin our current economic outlook. It is impossible not to hold very strong opinions about these and the domestic response that has played into the enormous economic upheaval we face, but my plea is for...
My Lords, I was encouraged to hear that my right honourable friend the Prime Minister affirmed that we will not sacrifice quality for speed when it comes to trade deals. Obviously, the Minister has emphasised again that today. Can he give us any more detail about G20 discussions with Prime Minister Modi? In particular, I note that there are substantial synergies when it comes to the UK and...
For some patients talking therapies and CBT may be an appropriate treatment for depression, as discussed, but for others next-generation SSRIs may be quite literally life-saving, and I am sure that no one in this Chamber would want to shame or discourage any patient who has been appropriately prescribed such a therapy. The Minister, I know, would want to suggest that GPs should be spoken to...
Entered the House of Lords on 1 February 2019
Previously MP for Oxford West and Abingdon until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Oxford West and Abingdon
Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 2 May 2017.