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Asylum Seekers: Removal to Rwanda - Commons Urgent Question (14 Jun 2022)

Lord Lansley: Will my noble friend commit the Government to providing substantive evidence to the inquiry launched by the International Agreements Committee, of which I am a member, and in doing so, will the Government explain on what basis they chose not to lay this agreement before Parliament? The Ponsonby rule suggests that any such agreement of significant public importance should be laid before Parliament.

Sewel Convention - Question (13 Jun 2022)

Lord Lansley: My noble friend will be aware that treaty making is a reserved power to the United Kingdom Government, but the scope of the treaties into which we are now entering, particularly trade treaties, often impinges directly upon devolved powers and the devolved Administrations. When reporting under CRaG, Ministers have told the International Agreements Committee when they have consulted the...

Food Security - Question (13 Jun 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I declare an interest as I live quite close to Newmarket, where an exceptionally large solar farm is proposed on high-quality farmland. I wonder whether my noble friend will say, in light of the food strategy today and the desire for greater food security, what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the desirable use of solar farms and renewables is not prejudicial to our...

Procurement Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 May 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I am very glad to follow the noble Lord, Lord Stevens. He very helpfully reminded us that we might legislate but it is the Government’s job to execute. The ability with which the execution of policy is carried out is a fundamental part of this. I might also say that, as the noble Lord unfortunately discovered in the particular respect he mentioned, we can legislate but if we leave...

Procurement Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 May 2022)

Lord Lansley: Forgive me—it was actually added to Schedule 9. But I am referring to paragraph 3 in Schedule 11, on repeals. None the less, I welcome the Bill and look forward to our debates on it.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - Question (23 May 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, would my noble friend agree with me that the publication by NICE last month, about its work on evaluating new treatments for severe drug-resistant infection, was really valuable, in that it looked at the benefits across the health system as a whole as the basis for an assessment of what an annual subscription for such drugs might be? Can my noble friend say how the Government are...

Working Practices (International Agreements Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 May 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter of Kentish Town—my noble friend, for these purposes—on her introduction to this debate and on her chairmanship of the committee. As a member of the committee since its formation—and, indeed, with the noble Baroness, Lady Donaghy, of its predecessor committee—I join her in thanking the noble and learned Lord, Lord Goldsmith, for...

UK-Rwanda Asylum Partnership Arrangement - Private Notice Question (25 Apr 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, further to the question of the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, I do not think that my noble friend has responded to that point. A memorandum of understanding can be defined as a treaty under CRaG if it is a written agreement between states and it is binding in international law. Why does the Minister not say that the Government will lay this memorandum of understanding before Parliament...

Health and Care Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A (5 Apr 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I want to contribute to this group and speak to Motions G1, G2 and H. As context, I say that my noble friend, the Front Bench team and their Bill team have gone to enormous efforts to try to reach a number of compromises; at this stage it is incumbent on us to recognise that. If we were to send further amendments to the other place, we should confine ourselves to doing so only in...

Public Procurement: British Standard 95009 - Question (5 Apr 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, my noble friend will recall that the Chancellor said in his Spring Statement how vital innovation is to the increase in productivity in our economy. Public procurement can play a significant part in promoting innovation. When we follow up on Transforming Public Procurement, will we make sure that small firms in particular have an opportunity for the kind of early, pre-commercial...

Covid-19: Vaccines and Further Variants - Question (23 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, asked about the availability of Evusheld for those for whom a vaccine is wholly ineffective or contraindicated. I add that on Monday a study by the Washington University School of Medicine demonstrated that Evusheld was effective in providing protection against all variants of omicron. We as a Government are lagging behind 21 other countries which...

Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - Commons Reason: Motion (22 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I hope we are all agreed that we should not insist on the amendment that we passed on the previous occasion. However, we were right to ask the other place to think again. Indeed, even though it was a relatively short debate, and programmed as such, it was an opportunity for a number of Members to think again—if not necessarily to change their minds, at least to reflect on the...

Health and Care Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 158 (16 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I was not intending to intervene, but I was prompted to do so not least by the noble Lord, Lord Stevens of Birmingham. That the PPRS has been sustained by Governments, albeit amended from time to time, should not lead us to the conclusion that all products should have their pricing and regulation controlled by government. I do not think that the analogy runs at all, so we should...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (9 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide pre-exposure prophylaxis against COVID-19 to the most vulnerable groups who are severely immunocompromised.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Evusheld (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the emergency use authorisation listed on 8 December 2021 of AstraZeneca's Evusheld for pre-exposure prophylaxis in (1) certain adults, and (2) children.

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 98 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I am most grateful to my noble friend, in particular for the helpful explanation of the impact of the response to the consultation published yesterday, which I think moves us in the right direction on the service conditions in the standard contract on that point. I am grateful for my noble friend’s assurance on Amendment 98 as well. Clearly the power is available in the...

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 83 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend. In particular I am grateful for his specific assurances on the powers of procurement and the question of resource allocation. We can be pretty confident that the Secretary of State would not interfere with the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation or the NHS England response to it. If the Secretary of State were to start messing with the...

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 83 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: We all know that when these proposals come forward, there is a lot of local pressure. In many cases, it will be local pressure that is transmitted to the Secretary of State by Members of Parliament who are—

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 83 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: I am responding to the debate, am I not?

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 83 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: The noble Lord was elucidating something to which I was responding. That is my view. Anyway, I was not planning to go on at any length. My point is very straightforward. As the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, said, that will be transmitted to the Secretary of State at an early stage, before the point where the Secretary of State can, in any practical way, distance himself or herself from the decision...


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