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Results 1–20 of 5780 for speaker:Lord Blunkett

BBC Charter Review - Question (22 Jan 2020)

Lord Blunkett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the continuation of the BBC Licence fee at the next BBC Charter Review.

BBC Charter Review - Question (22 Jan 2020)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, I am very pleased to follow the Question put by the noble Lord, Lord Black, on press freedom. It is one reason why the BBC as an institution, and its funding model, are held in such high esteem across the world. Is it not possible to criticise, for instance, the BBC for being too metropolitan or Radio 4 for being too miserable and at the same time defend not only its right to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Honours (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Blunkett: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many honours were awarded in the New Year Honours List to people in (1) London, and (2) each English city region that has a mayor, per head of population of that city or region.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Honours (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Blunkett: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of each category of honours were awarded in the New Year Honours List to people in (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) each of the regions of England, as a (a) number, and (b) percentage, of that country or region's population.

Extinction Rebellion: Prevent Programme - Question (15 Jan 2020)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, on the occasions when mistakes were made when I was in the Home Office, it was often at a very junior level. I will never forget a youngster in tears when a report was published that had not been cleared. I had to assure her that it was the person who had failed to supervise her, not her, who should be on the line. I commend the Minister for her openness and her willingness to put...

Creative Industries: Research and Development - Question (8 Jan 2020)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, I wonder whether we could use a bit of creativity in terms of how a public/private partnership in investment in R&D could reflect the needs of the nation as a whole, so that when the Government think about a critical mass they do not simply, for the north of England, think about Manchester. Given the Minister’s heritage, does he agree that if Scotland were treated as badly as...

Education: Special Educational Needs Budget - Question (17 Oct 2019)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, the modest increase in funding and the review are welcome, but very many parents and young people are extremely worried at the moment, as are the institutions they are applying to. Would the Minister, with his department, take a look at the serious financial situation of the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford and its potential lack of viability? I declare a historic...

Brexit: Customs Controls at Holyhead - Question (17 Oct 2019)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, can the Minister tell the House what arrangements might be put in place if there were a small group of Welsh MPs of different parties whose price for voting for the deal was the same as the DUP managed to achieve two years ago? Have the Government have given any thought to this?

British Citizenship - Question (3 Oct 2019)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, 18 months ago, I was pleased to serve on a Select Committee of this House chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson. Many of the issues we are discussing now were dealt with in that Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee. Will the Minister go back to the new Home Secretary and ask whether we could make progress, both on the issues that were just raised by the Member from the...

Influenza: People with Learning Disabilities - Question (1 Oct 2019)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, I was not aware until yesterday that a separate strain was to be used in flu vaccines for those aged over 65. I discovered that, while the under-65s can be vaccinated within the Palace of Westminster through the health service, the over-65s cannot. We should be setting an example, not least at this end of the Corridor, or is there a cunning plan to implement the Burns review more...

Written Answers — Leader of the House of Lords: Ministers: Correspondence (26 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: To ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the protocol governing the timeliness and appropriateness of ministerial responses to communications from parliamentarians.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fit and Proper Persons Requirement Review (9 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June, what steps they are taking to implement the recommendations of the Kark review of the fit and proper persons test, published on 6 February; and when they expect to complete their response to that review.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Committee: Amendment 1 (6 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: I wonder whether the noble Lord would be prepared to give way just for one moment. I appeal to him to conclude, because it is not in either his interests or the interests of the Committee for him to continue.

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Third Reading: Motion (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, perhaps I may lighten the atmosphere a little. I remember a Lonnie Donegan song which was a reflection of the war for American independence and the red coats fighting a losing battle. It went: “There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago”. There are fewer of us in here than there were a few moments ago, for fairly obvious reasons, but this Bill is critical not just to...

Personal Healthcare Budgets: Sheffield - Question (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the difference in the number of people covered by personal health care budgets or Independent Living Fund payments in Sheffield between (1) January and June 2019, (2) January and June 2018, (3) January and June 2017, and (4) January and June 2015.

Personal Healthcare Budgets: Sheffield - Question (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: I am grateful to the Minister. Can she help me with a very practical question relating to the county council’s publication last week, and that of the Institute for Government today, in respect of the funding of social and the interim grant that was due to run out at the end of March next year, which constituted a third of government spending? Can we presume that the amount announced by the...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Report: Amendment 6 (3 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: I should apologise to the House because my lack of surefootedness, if I might put it that way, has resulted in Amendment 6 coming back to the House this afternoon. As Members will recall, we discussed it in Committee and I inadvertently did not press it to the vote, so I had better make it clear from the beginning that I am doing so this afternoon. It is a very simple amendment that fulfils...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (3 Sep 2019)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, understandably, over the summer and this afternoon the minds and hearts of parliamentarians have been somewhere other than on debating the restoration and renewal Bill. However, I congratulate the noble Earl on his new appointment and role, and I want to put it on the record that, if we were able to conduct wider business in the way that I have experienced negotiations with the...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 12 (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, it is getting even later. I am very grateful for the contributions and for the Minister’s response. I think we will return to some of this on Report. I shall reflect on what has been said. I want to pick up two things. The noble Baroness, Lady Byford, rightly drew attention to the fact that the Joint Committee was exercised about the almost dismissive nature of the renewal, as...


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