Results 1–20 of 1029 for speaker:Lord Pendry

Apprenticeships - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Pendry: My Lords, the House should be indebted to my noble friend Lord Young for giving us the opportunity to take another look at the apprenticeship levy scheme since its inception in 2017 and the pressing need for greater workplace opportunities for our young people. I declare an interest in this debate: I began my working life as an apprentice in an electrical engineering firm, ironically here in...

Future of Seaside Towns - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Lord Pendry: My Lords, I was a member of this Select Committee for a short time, during which I heard its members, under the chairmanship of my noble friend Lord Bassam, set about producing the report before us. I express my admiration for my noble friend and the committee—indeed, for all those responsible for this splendid report and its recommendations. Over the years, there have been many notable...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services (27 Jun 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 11 February (HL13173) which stated that the "Social Care Green Paper remains a priority for this Government", how they define priority in this instance; and what are the Department of Health and Social Care's other priorities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of ending the practice of converting homes for social rent into “affordable” rented housing, in order to tackle (1) affordability issues in the housing market, and (2) homelessness.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Extradition (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the ratification of the Sino-British Joint Declaration by the governments of China and the United Kingdom in 1984 and the registration of that Declaration with the United Nations in 1985, what representations they intend to make to the United Nations about the government of Hong Kong’s proposed extradition law.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deliver 90,000 homes for social rent each year in order to assist with (1) the backlog of provision of affordable housing, and (2) homelessness, as part of their forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

Referendums - Question for Short Debate (13 Jun 2019)

Lord Pendry: My Lords, I congratulate my colleague and noble friend Lord Soley on introducing this debate, but it is unfortunate that it is such a limited one. I have said in earlier debates on this issue that I am not a general supporter of referenda. Nevertheless, as a student I was fascinated by the views of Voltaire, Bentham, Locke and Hume, but in particular by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s concept of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: School Day (22 May 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by the UCL Institute of Education School break times and young people’s social lives: A follow-up national study, published in May, what assessment they have made of the impact of shortening school break times on (1) childhood obesity, (2) academic performance, and (3) children’s social lives; and what steps they are taking to address...

Written Answers — Department for Education: History: Curriculum (22 May 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of revising the history curriculum to provide an honest and critical portrayal of the UK’s colonial history.

Written Answers — Department for Education: History: Curriculum (22 May 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of including the Opium Wars in the history curriculum in order to facilitate a greater understanding of (1) the UK’s colonial history, and (2) UK–Chinese relations.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Climate Change: Education (22 May 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in 2002 and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, published in 2015, what assessment they have made of the priority that teaching on climate change has been given in Catholic schools; and what steps they are taking to give increased priority to the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pollinators (21 May 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) highlight the importance to the planet of bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and bats, and (2) protect pollinator species.

English Football - Question for Short Debate (8 May 2019)

Lord Pendry: My Lords, I begin by congratulating my noble friend Lady Taylor of Bolton on raising this important topic, which has been in the throes of debate for many years. I anticipate that she—and indeed the noble Baroness, Lady Morris of Bolton—are feeling sorrowful tonight at the plight of their club. Over 30 years, in this House and outside, I have heard my noble friend bellow the needs and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Exercise (1 May 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Sport England Active Lives Adult Survey November 17/18 published on 11 April; and what steps they are taking to promote physical activity for (1) women, and (2) those from low income, black and South Asian backgrounds.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Sportsgrounds (11 Apr 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 25 March (HL14535), on what date they intend to release the final report of their review into safe standing in football stadiums.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Sportsgrounds (25 Mar 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the review of safe standing in football stadiums.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Products: Import Controls (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Trade Policy on 14 February (HC217140), what assessment they have made of the merits of banning the importation of (1) fur, and (2) foie gras, after the UK's departure from the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Clubs (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Pendry: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the establishment of the Future High Streets Fund to support and fund local areas’ plans to make their high streets and town centres fit for the future, whether they will consider providing similar assistance to local football clubs to ensure such clubs can continue to benefit their communities; and whether they will work alongside the football...

Social Housing - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Pendry: My Lords, it is most unfortunate that the terms of this debate, so ably moved by my noble friend Lord Whitty, are so broad that our time to speak on such important matters is so limited. As a result, I shall focus my short remarks on the pressing need for the Government to resolve this housing crisis, so that we can see an end to the diabolical increases in homelessness and the deaths of...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2019)

Lord Pendry: My Lords, the reason why I am making my small contribution today is that for the last two years this House and the other place have been going round in circles, which has landed us in the muddle that we are in today. I believe that we must turn to the people again for their guidance, now that they are more informed, in the absence of strong leadership from the centre. I must confess that I am...


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