Results 1–20 of 5000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Norman Lamb

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Norman Lamb: I very much endorse the remarks of the right hon. Member for Aylesbury (Sir David Lidington) about the nature of our political discourse and the importance of treating each other with courtesy and respect. The right hon. Member for Derbyshire Dales (Sir Patrick McLoughlin) talked about the truths that he was told by his wife in private and the very own special relationship that he had with...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Norman Lamb: I have to say that I never dreamed for one minute that I would ever serve under the right hon. Gentleman in any capacity in this place, but I found myself doing so and I found myself enjoying it and respecting his leadership, so I thank him for that.

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I thank the Minister for her response to the debate and for her kind comments. There has been a remarkable consensus about the action we are taking in this country, and the need for it to be evidence-based. It is clear that the United Kingdom is ahead of the game internationally on smoking cessation work, and that is something we should celebrate. However, we should never allow ourselves to...

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I thank the Minister for her very kind comments. I am pleased that she will write to Simon Stevens, because pressure from Government Ministers on NHS England to recognise the significance of the subject is really important. I am conscious that I asked a lot of questions in my contribution, and she may well be unable to answer them all, but will she write to me before Parliament rises next...

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: The hon. Gentleman kept that information very quiet on the Select Committee.

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I beg to move, That this House has considered the Seventh Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2017-19, E-cigarettes, HC 505, and the Government Response, Cm 9738. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the very first time, Sir Henry, in my last appearance in this Chamber, and it has been a pleasure to have you as my constituency next-door neighbour for the...

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that. I will call him my hon. Friend, because I am demob-happy and I do not care about the normal rules. It has been a great pleasure to work with him on the Committee. I share his concern. Given that the Government’s own tobacco control plan describes tobacco as “the deadliest commercially available product in England”, one would have hoped that the body...

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I totally agree. The statistics that I am citing make the point about raising awareness, even among clinicians. We thought that it was just the general public who needed to understand better the relative risks, but clearly clinicians also need to understand the relative risks so that they can advise their patients more effectively. Two in five clinicians feel uncomfortable recommending...

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I suspect that the right hon. Gentleman knows better than I do, but I note the point that he makes. My view, based on the evidence that the Committee heard, is that the action taken by India is not based on evidence and is likely to result in more people dying of lung cancer. I think that is shameful. I encourage all right hon. and hon. Members to read the helpful and comprehensive reply that...

E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (31 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I share the hon. Gentleman’s concern about the directive and the proscriptive rules relating to vaping, which do not appear to be sufficiently evidence-based. E-cigarettes are positive in helping current smokers to stop smoking, and they are significantly less harmful than smoking conventional cigarettes. Yes, there are unknowns about long-term risks, and we need to maintain research on...

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: Will the Home Secretary make a statement on immigration policy, specifically in relation to scientists, and particularly the case of Furaha Asani, a young academic who came to this country with a full scholarship to do a PhD on infection and immunity and who has since done cardio- vascular research at Leicester University? She is now being told that she will be deported to the Democratic...

Speaker’s Statement: The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: Does my hon. Friend agree that another sign of a system under unacceptable strain is the fact that teenagers around the country are often waiting a year or more for access to mental health treatment? I know of two teenagers who have recently had their first appointment after a year of waiting, which seems to me to be utterly intolerable.

Speaker’s Statement: The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the Health and Social Care Committee report today that highlights the fact that there has been a 30% cut in funding for drug treatment services over just the last three years, which is catastrophic for the people involved?

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I have really agonised this week over whether to support this deal, and it has been profoundly difficult. Does the shadow Secretary of State share my concern with regard to Northern Ireland that by disturbing the careful balance within the Good Friday agreement between the two communities, we run the risk of inflaming Unionist opinion in potentially a very dangerous way, just, in a sense, as...

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Norman Lamb: I very much agree that children are often massive victims themselves, which can often have lifelong consequences for them. Does the hon. Lady agree with the Children’s Commissioner that the lower age limit of 16 should be removed from the Bill?

Science and Technology Committee (5 Sep 2019)

Norman Lamb: You are very kind, Mr Speaker. I rise to make a statement following the publication by my Committee, the Science and Technology Committee, of our report last month, “Clean growth: Technologies for meeting emissions reduction targets”. These technologies are essential to confront the climate emergency that we face. I start by thanking the more than 80 organisations and individuals who...

Science and Technology Committee (5 Sep 2019)

Norman Lamb: My hon. Friend makes an absolutely central point that is a real win-win. We can achieve the essential decarbonisation of our economy by confronting the problem of how we heat our buildings, particularly our homes, but we can also achieve affordable housing. We often talk about affordable housing and the vital need to increase access to it, but housing is not affordable unless energy is cheap....

Science and Technology Committee (5 Sep 2019)

Norman Lamb: I am grateful to the shadow Minister for that contribution. It is fair to say that the legislating for net zero came towards the end of our inquiry, so much of the evidence was received before that, but the consensus was clear that we need to significantly up the ambition of the policies that are in place in order to deliver net zero or, indeed, even to deliver the previous target of 80%. We...

Science and Technology Committee (5 Sep 2019)

Norman Lamb: First, I thank my hon. Friend for all her work on the Committee during my time as Chair. This is probably my last appearance in the Chamber as Chair of the Committee or, indeed, as the Member of Parliament for North Norfolk, and it has been an enormous pleasure to work with her and other Committee members. I agree with all my hon. Friend’s questions. We are right to applaud the Government...

Science and Technology Committee (5 Sep 2019)

Norman Lamb: I thank my hon. Friend for her excellent work on the Committee, and it has been a pleasure working with her. I do think the Scottish Government have taken important steps in this context. My hon. Friend mentions the areas in which policy has either stalled or fallen back, on which the report is clear. I pick out the zero-carbon homes standard, which was supposed to come in from 2015 but was...


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