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Results 101–120 of 5787 for speaker:Lord Blunkett

Airports: Border Force - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Blunkett: I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I draw attention to my declaration of interests.

Airports: Border Force - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, so far this year, non-EEA passengers at Heathrow border control have waited up to two hours 45 minutes, and EEA nationals up to 55 minutes. Yesterday, targets were missed for almost eight hours between 1 pm and 8.45 pm. For those who believe, as I think we all do, that we will have to be even more of a global trading nation, and for those who want to welcome both tourists and...

Cannabis-based Medicines - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, 15 years ago trials were undertaken, one of which led to a separate authorisation of a derivative from cannabis for MS sufferers. I have not been clear on this from any of the reporting, so will the Minister say what trials are currently taking place in this country that could be brought to fruition? What evidence can we very quickly obtain from trials and evidence of legitimate use...

Brexit: European Union Police Databases and Extradition Arrangements - Private Notice Question (20 Jun 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, I was Home Secretary when we entered the European arrest warrant as part of the negotiation at the time. I reinforce the points made by the noble Lord, Lord King, and my noble friend Lord Anderson. But I make a little offer. It is entirely right that we have to persuade Michel Barnier and others that it is in everyone’s mutual interest to retain our facility and access to the EAW,...

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia: Ibrutinib - Question (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Blunkett: First, I commend the Minister for being prepared to come to the noble Baroness Jowell’s funeral last week, which was greatly appreciated. Secondly, I commend him for his obvious commitment and detailed understanding on this particular issue that has been raised this morning. Is it not exactly the same issue as Baroness Jowell was raising, although on a very different treatment and...

Railways: East Coast Main Line - Question (23 May 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, while we all rejoice for the noble Lord and the people of Lincoln, is it not perverse that £7 billion spent to improve services in the south-east has not only resulted in temporary chaos but significantly worsened the timings of trains coming on the east Midlands line from Sheffield through Derby and Leicester, so that they have now lost eight minutes on the journey time to benefit...

NHS Workforce: Mental Health - Question (17 May 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, first, I declare an interest. On 12 September, I raised an issue in relation to GPs and the requirement of insurance for their absence on sickness grounds, and the gross discrimination of rogue insurers against those with mental ill-health as opposed to physical disabilities. Will the Minister take another look at the way the ombudsman’s service works? Discrimination is no longer...

Gaza - Statement (15 May 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords—

Children: Obesity - Question (10 May 2018)

Lord Blunkett: Does the Minister agree that one of the tragedies of the demise of so many Sure Start programmes was that parents were engaged in not just nurturing but understanding what happened to their children, particularly in poor areas where junk food was bought as opposed to learning to cook? Will he put some emphasis on parents being taught how to cook nutritious food, and not just children?

Airports: Passenger Assistance - Question (3 May 2018)

Lord Blunkett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, in consultation with the Civil Aviation Authority, to improve the experience of passengers requiring assistance when travelling through airports in the United Kingdom.

Airports: Passenger Assistance - Question (3 May 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, I beg to move the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and draw attention to my declaration in the register of interests.

Airports: Passenger Assistance - Question (3 May 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, many in this House will be familiar with the experience that the renowned security correspondent of the BBC, Frank Gardner, had at Heathrow recently. I know that the Minister is both committed and energetic on this issue, so can she reassure us that in the event of Britain leaving the EU—in the event—we will be totally committed to maintaining and improving on EU Regulation 1107...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) (25 Apr 2018)

Lord Blunkett: Forgive me, this is not facetious, but the words that the Minister is using are so much clearer than those that have been used by his colleagues in government that I just wonder if there might be an internal seminar, so that we can get some of this clarity on the record more often.

Schools: Integrated Communities Strategy - Question (24 Apr 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, as the Minister is aware, the Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement, ably chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, published its report last Wednesday. We were able to comment on the Green Paper at the end of our deliberations, including the staggering revelation that the Government had failed to mention citizenship education at all in the strategy document. This is a...

Children: Obesity - Question (19 Apr 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, I cannot match the alliteration of the Minister but I ask him if he and his colleagues in other departments would consider an addition to the sport, to the dietary and to the drive against sugar, given the evidence of the recent review that the Government undertook into full-time social youth action in which organisations such as Volunteering Matters and City Year UK demonstrate...

Liaison Committee - Motion to Agree (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, I assure the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, that being mugged by a Chief Whip is a badge of honour, not something to resile from. First, in what will be a very brief intervention, I pay tribute to the Senior Deputy Speaker, the noble Lord, Lord McFall, who is doing a first-class job in modernising and seeking to reform the system. My remarks are in no way critical, therefore, of his...

Worboys Case and the Parole Board - Statement (28 Mar 2018)

Lord Blunkett: My Lords, in endorsing the words of the noble Baroness, Lady Newlove, the ruling of the High Court, and the transparency, training and other measures that will flow from it, I wish also to endorse what the noble and learned Lord, Lord Woolf, said. I was responsible for appointing Nick Hardwick to his first major public appointment 15 years ago, to head the Independent Police Complaints...


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