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Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) (10 Sep 2022)

Lord Blencathra: My Lords, it is a great privilege to be able to take part in this tribute today. As the noble Lord, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, pointed out, everything that could be said has probably been said already by far greater people than me, but she has been my Queen all my life and I, possibly selfishly, do not want to leave this life myself without paying tribute to the greatest sovereign of all...

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Tributes (Continued) (10 Sep 2022)

Lord Blencathra: My Lords, it is a great privilege to be able to take part in this tribute today. As the noble Lord, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, pointed out, everything that could be said has probably been said already by far greater people than me, but she has been my Queen all my life and I, possibly selfishly, do not want to leave this life myself without paying tribute to the greatest sovereign of all...

Avanti West Coast - Commons Urgent Question (7 Sep 2022)

Lord Blencathra: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that, since I was elected in Penrith in 1983, I calculate I have done the Penrith-London journey, to and fro, at least 2,600 times? Is she aware that I thought British Rail was atrocious, Virgin was a magnificent breath of fresh air and Avanti, I can honestly say, is 10 times worse than British Rail on a bad day? It has cut the trains in half. You cannot...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: France: Diplomatic Relations (7 Jul 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government, when pursuing diplomatic relations with the government of France, what consideration they have given to "Fashoda syndrome", a concept describing the priority given by the government of France to asserting French influence in parts of Africa which are perceived to be susceptible to British influence.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Solomon Islands (13 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands, what steps they will take in conjunction with the governments of (1) Australia, and (2) the United States, to assist (a) Figi, (b) Papua New Guinea, and (c) other small Pacific island states, in response to any strategic plan from the government of China covering police and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Solomon Islands (13 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with democratic allies in the Pacific region to offer improved assistance on a range of measures to match or better those being offered by China to small independent nations in the Pacific.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Scots Guards: Uniforms (13 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government why the London Scottish Hodden Grey tartan was replaced when the London Scottish regiment adopted the dress of the Scots Guards; and whether this was consistent with the undertaking in the previous defence review concerning further cap badge losses from regiments.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Scots Guards: Uniforms (13 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any forecast of the impact on the numbers of recruits to the London Scottish Regiment following the change in uniform from Highland dress to the uniform of the Scots Guards.

Written Answers — The Senior Deputy Speaker: Westminster Hall (9 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what discussions he has had with the Privy Council Office, if any, concerning the use of Westminster Hall for the Accession Council.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings: Disability (8 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of wheelchair users who are not able to get employment since all buildings which are accessible to the public are not required to have full access for wheelchair users.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings: Disability (8 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of wheelchair users who would be able to get employment if all buildings which are accessible to the public were made fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Buildings: Disability (8 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the comments by the Minister for Disabled People on 18 May concerning the Government’s objectives “to see past a disability to a person’s potential” and “to focus on what a person can do rather than what they can’t”, whether they plan to require occupiers of all buildings which are open to the public to provide ramps to provide access...

Written Answers — The Senior Deputy Speaker: Parliament: Non-binary People (7 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker when was the category of “non-binary” added to the search function on the Parliamentary website for Members of the House of Lords; and why that category is listed given there are no current non-binary members of the House.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Buildings: Disability (7 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to amend the Equalities Act 2010 to make it compulsory for “reasonable adjustments” to be made to the buildings open to the public which have no wheelchair access.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Buildings: Disability (7 Jun 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they issue to businesses who do not currently have access through their main entrance for wheelchair users, including businesses which suggest access through other entrances and pubs, and restaurants that have access through kitchens; and how this guidance compares with access for persons with other protected characteristics under the Equality Act...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Orthodox Church (30 May 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to freeze the assets of the Russian Orthodox Church in the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Sanctions (30 May 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose sanctions on (1) Patriarch Kirill, and (2) other bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, who have supported (a) President Putin, and (b) the government of Russia.

Health and Care Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (26 Apr 2022)

Lord Blencathra: My Lords, I support Amendment 48C in lieu, and what an extraordinary amendment it is. The Government have accepted, for the first time, that they must make—and will make—regulations “eradicating slavery and human trafficking in supply chains”. This is an extraordinary turnaround, and I congratulate my noble friend the Minister and the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, on it. However,...

Building Safety Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion A (26 Apr 2022)

Lord Blencathra: My Lords, I apologise to the House for missing the first two minutes of my noble friend’s magnum opus; the last business went slightly faster than I had anticipated. I declare a personal interest as a leaseholder in a block of flats that may contain some non-cladding works that may require remedial treatment. I have to praise my noble friend the Minister yet again for the tremendous changes...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Standards (26 Apr 2022)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to (1) the care failings at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Morecambe Bay, Stafford Hospital, and Gosport War Memorial Hospital, (2) the number of NHS staff not vaccinated against COVID-19, and (3) the continued restrictions on face-to-face meetings with GPs, what assessment they have made as to whether the NHS is fit for purpose.


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