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Prisons: Child Suicides — Question (29 Jul 2013)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of suicides of children in prisons.

Prisons: Child Suicides — Question (29 Jul 2013)

Lord Sheldon: The actual task is down to the mothers. The mothers should really not take the children to prisons; that is the task.

Tobacco: Smuggling — Question (16 May 2013)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce tobacco smuggling.

Tobacco: Smuggling — Question (16 May 2013)

Lord Sheldon: My Lords, is it not essential to reduce the smuggling of tobacco? It affects any increase and clearly results in an artificial weakness.

Prisons: Suicide — Question (25 Mar 2013)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have committed suicide in prisons since January 2000.

Prisons: Suicide — Question (25 Mar 2013)

Lord Sheldon: My Lords, by last week there had been 982 suicides since 2000, including 15 children under the age of 18. Staff in prisons try to reduce those deaths but suicides continue.

Death Penalty — Question (26 Feb 2013)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to end the use of the death penalty worldwide.

Death Penalty — Question (26 Feb 2013)

Lord Sheldon: My Lords, we need to limit the death penalty, which is much used in China. It is more limited in other countries, and it still exists in parts of the United States. Generally, there has been a reduction in the death penalty, but further limitations must be pressed.

Energy: Oil Price Projections — Question (28 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their projection of the likely future of oil prices.

Energy: Oil Price Projections — Question (28 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheldon: I thank the Minister. Despite the cold winter, we may have a future of warm weather, which could reduce demand in Europe. Although there has been an expectation in 2013, the latest prediction anticipates a slowdown in the global economy if warm weather can actually reduce demand. There can be a reasonable summer.

Housing: New Homes — Question (8 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to build more homes in the south-east of England.

Housing: New Homes — Question (8 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheldon: I take notice of the points that the noble Baroness has put forward, but Britain has been building fewer homes in London. In 2011, 18,000 new homes were completed. More houses are needed and they have to be built to meet the requirements.

Roads: Roadworks — Question (28 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give local authorities control over the digging up of streets so as to minimise disruption to both residents and traffic.

Roads: Roadworks — Question (28 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheldon: My Lords, I will answer the Question that has been put: except in an emergency, all programmes must be approved by the council before they are undertaken and the council must ensure that congestion on the roads is kept to a minimum.

Homelessness: Rough Sleepers in London — Question (30 Oct 2012)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to reduce the number of people sleeping on the streets of London.

Homelessness: Rough Sleepers in London — Question (30 Oct 2012)

Lord Sheldon: My Lords, I have seen two sleepers in a local street in London and others are close by. There is a need to offer suitable beds so that people are not sleeping in streets in London.

Crime: Drink-driving — Question (8 Oct 2012)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce drink-driving.

Crime: Drink-driving — Question (8 Oct 2012)

Lord Sheldon: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that very useful Answer that moderate drinking and then driving is generally reasonable. Spending on drink-driving must become acceptable; it is reasonable to expect expenditure on drink-driving.

Transport: Road Traffic — Question (2 Jul 2012)

Lord Sheldon: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to improve the flow of road traffic in the United Kingdom.

Transport: Road Traffic — Question (2 Jul 2012)

Lord Sheldon: I thank the noble Earl for that very useful Answer. However, the improvement of road traffic is much limited by more than 90% of all passenger transport. When there are rounds of crossroads, they reduce crashes by more than 50%, and stop signs at intersections have also reduced crashes dramatically by more than 50%. The other means that the noble Earl has put forward are very useful, but can...


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