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Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Report (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Lansley: Amendment 5 refers back to the discussion we had on Amendment 3 about the duties that the Secretary of State must meet in relation to the scheme. This is another aspect of that but a more particular one. In Committee, I explored the idea that the Secretary of State should pursue through the voluntary scheme—or indeed the statutory scheme, as necessary—pricing that was related to...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Report (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, even though the House has just divided, the Bill has been characterised by a substantial measure of agreement on the purposes we are trying to achieve and I am sure that will be reflected in the further amendments that are to be discussed. I neglected earlier to draw attention to the register of interests and, in particular, to my position as an adviser to MAP BioPharma, which is...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Report (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I will speak briefly on this amendment, although there are later ones in my name which will allow me to say more about the way in which the Bill proposes that the Secretary of State exercises his or her duties. The idea that it is not part of government strategy—back in 2014 or now—to promote the life sciences sector through the structure of the PPRS is absurd. It is...

Housing White Paper - Statement (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Lansley: I thank my noble friend for repeating the Statement and draw attention to my entry in the register as chair of the Cambridgeshire Development Forum. As regards the provision of utilities and connections to support planning for housing, rather than waiting to see whether this is a problem will the Government step in and make it clear to utilities providers that they must put in the necessary...

Residential Care - Question (6 Feb 2017)

Lord Lansley: Does my noble friend recognise that when care users go into residential care home their own home is very often included in the means test, even if subject to deferred payment? However, if they receive their care at home, their own home is exempted. This both reduces the resources available to support care and also creates a disincentive to go into care homes for people for whom it might be...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Boarding Schools: Overseas Students (30 Jan 2017)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the economic benefit to the UK arising from the provision of educational services to under-18 international students at boarding schools in the UK.

Written Answers — Home Office: Boarding Schools: Overseas Students (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children with a Tier 4 child category visa attend a UK boarding school.

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Overseas Students (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average time taken to process an application for a Tier 4 child visa.

Written Answers — Home Office: Overseas Students: Boarding Schools (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a child attending a UK boarding school from overseas is regarded as habitually resident in the UK if they return home outside term-time.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the debate. As the noble Lord, Lord Greaves, said, it seems like we were discussing the Housing and Planning Act only a minute ago. I hope that during the consideration of the Bill we will see the housing White Paper. That probably presages more legislation in the course of this Parliament—it normally does—and we should...

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Lansley: Please can my noble friend explain something to me? I understand a customs union or a customs arrangement to imply the free circulation of goods within an agreed area, but if one is outside the common commercial policy and the common external tariff, does that not imply that if we were in an arrangement with Europe, goods that came to Europe from outside could come to the UK and escape...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Second Reading (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I am very pleased to follow the noble Lord and pay tribute to the fact that he has clearly identified some of the issues to which I will refer briefly here at Second Reading but which we will need to look at in Committee. The noble Lord did so very ably and helpfully. I thought that my noble friend the Minister set out the Bill very clearly, which is very helpful to the House. I...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Second Reading (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Lansley: The noble Lord makes interesting points, which point to where we were always intending to go—to a point where there was in effect a negotiated price between the industry and the NHS so that there was a proper discount. Now we have a rebate system. There was a lot of debate in the other place about where the rebate money went. It goes back into the NHS through the mechanism of the...

21st Century Fox Takeover Bid for Sky: Timetable - Statement (20 Dec 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, my noble and learned friend will recall that the public interest test on media mergers was inserted into the Enterprise Act 2002 by virtue, not least, of the work of this House, led principally by the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, of Queensgate, through the medium of the Communications Act 2003. Therefore, this House has in that sense a stake in the decisions made under the public...

Health and Social Care - Motion to Take Note (15 Dec 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Harris, and I pay tribute to him for his commitment over many years to patient and public involvement in health and care. The House is grateful to him for once more bringing these issues forward so that we can debate them, and I am glad to contribute. I join with him, as I know all noble Lords will, in sending our condolences to my...

Health: Parity of Esteem - Question for Short Debate (28 Nov 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, on securing this short debate and on the way he introduced it. He set a very helpful frame for it. It is fundamentally not just about funding and structures, but about culture and attitudes. That is what we are aiming for, although I confess that, not for the first time, I will need to talk about funding and structures as well. Perhaps...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Lansley: Perhaps I may defend my noble friend on the Front Bench in this respect. She was aware that I was going through the Bill with the benefit of having been responsible for the original legislation. I think she did not feel that the work was not being done—it was just not being done by the Government, which would give the misleading impression that the Government were seeking to make this...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Lansley: Your Lordships will be pleased to know we have arrived at the final group, in which the amendments all relate to the question of offences. The structure of the Bill as it stands is such that if there was a breach of the requirements of the register, the registrar would be able to proceed only by way of seeking to impose a criminal penalty in respect of the breach, whereas the current...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, in this group we are not in the territory of simply trying to put in place the necessary structures, powers and duties of the registrar, but are concerned with the definition of lobbying and who lobbyists are. I feel it is too wide-ranging. I do not want to have a debate at this stage on narrowing it right down, but there are some egregious examples, which are reflected in the...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Lansley: I am grateful for those responses. As my noble friend on the Front Bench will understand, my purpose here is to try to see how these elements of the existing legislation should be incorporated into a Bill that would otherwise repeal the whole Part 1 of the original Act. They would be lost and I think they would need to be reincorporated before the Bill could properly make progress. I am very...

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