Results 61–80 of 6346 for speaker:Lord Foster of Bath

Online Gambling: Stake Limits - Question (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement by the Gambling Commission on 2 February of new protections and controls for those who gamble through online slots games, what plans they have to introduce measures to apply stake limits to online gambling.

Online Gambling: Stake Limits - Question (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and declare my interests as set out in the register.

Online Gambling: Stake Limits - Question (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her response but I was concerned by the Government’s apparent complacency. Only last week, shocking research by Oxford University revealed the devastating impact on the health of those who gamble more than they can afford, including an increased likelihood of suicide. That shows the urgent need for measures on affordability and tighter restrictions on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Energy Performance Certificates (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their target “of reaching as many existing homes as possible at EPC band C or above by 2035” in the Energy White Paper, published on 14 December 2020, what “as many existing homes as possible” means; and what estimate they have made of the number of homes that will not be included in that target.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Rented Housing: Energy Performance Certificates (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer given by Lord Callanan on 25 January (HL11978), what estimate they have made of (1) the number of social houses that will be upgraded to EPC band C by the various schemes listed in that Answer, and (2) how many social houses will remain below EPC band C.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Gambling: Females (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what research, if any, they have conducted into the pathways to gambling disorder by women.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Disposable Income and Gambling (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average amount of weekly disposable income; and what assessment they have made of the average amount of weekly gambling expenditure.

Written Answers — Treasury: Gambling: Excise Duties (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to undertake the five-year review of remote gaming duty set out in the 2014 HMRC draft note on Remote Gambling Taxation Reform.

Written Answers — Treasury: Gambling: Tax Avoidance (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of corporation tax that has been avoided by online gambling companies which operate in the UK since the introduction of the Remote Gaming Duty in 2014.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Females (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the level of gambling by women.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Video Games (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 22 January (HL11976), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, whether (1) secondary, or (2) primary, legislation would be required to bring loot boxes within scope of gambling regulation by defining their contents as money or money’s worth.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2 Feb 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Climate Change Committee Sixth Carbon Budget, published on 9 December 2020, what estimate they have made of the potential amount of greenhouse gas emissions which could be reduced by spending up to two per cent of GDP.

EU: Musicians - Question (28 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, in addition to problems with work permits, carnets and CITES certificates, there is another. Prior to Brexit, when UK orchestras toured Europe, they often visited several venues in multiple countries. Their own or rented specialist vehicles would move instruments and equipment from venue to venue. Can the Minister confirm that under the new post-Brexit cabotage rules this will no...

Television Licence Evasion - Question (26 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, over the last few months the Rupert Murdoch-owned radio station talkRADIO has been using its broadcasting licence to wage war against the BBC licence fee and its collection. Last week saw a particularly egregious example, which was blatant and inaccurate propaganda, designed to pursue commercial self-interest. Does the Minister agree that if it is to maintain its reputation as the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fuel Poverty (26 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to eradicate fuel poverty; and if so, how.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Insulation (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial levers or incentives they are considering, if any, to persuade people to insulate their homes to Energy Performance Certificate band C levels.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an Energy Bill or a draft Energy Bill this year.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Video Games (22 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further (1) to the report by the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Gambling Harm—Time for Action, published on 2 July 2020 (HL Paper 79), and (2) to the letter to that Committee from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage on 21 December, whether (a) secondary, or (b) primary,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Suicide: Risk Assessment (13 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Self Harm and Suicide in Adults, published in July, what steps they are taking to address any shortcomings in the way suicide risk assessments are conducted.

Gambling - Question (7 Jan 2021)

Lord Foster of Bath: My Lords, I refer to my interests as set out in the register. Despite all the publicity surrounding the promised increased voluntary contributions from gambling companies, in this financial year they are providing just £5 million extra to fund the treatment and prevention of problem gambling, yet leading charities and academics, the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling, your Lordships’...


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