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UN Security Council: Kazakhstan - Question (12 Apr 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, has there been any change in Kazakhstan’s human rights record since the United States Department of State reported on it in 2013, when it described the most significant human rights problems as severe limits on citizens’ rights to change their Government; restrictions on freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion and association; and the lack of an independent judiciary? It...

Housing and Planning Bill — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: The noble Lord needs to move it.

Battle of the Somme: Centenary — Question for Short Debate (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, judging from the large number of speakers in this debate, the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, has certainly caught the interest of the House. I congratulate him on his initiative for the debate and on his very moving and inspirational speech. I declare three unpaid interests. I am co-chair of the War Heritage All-Party Parliamentary Group, a member of the Government’s World War I...

Scotland Bill - Report (2nd Day) (29 Feb 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, on Wednesday night we had an hour-long debate on the role of the British Transport Police in Scotland. A number of issues remain unresolved and may be the subject of further amendments at Third Reading but meanwhile, as far as this afternoon is concerned, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 41 withdrawn. Amendment 42 not moved. Clause 43: British Transport Police:...

Railways: New Lines - Question (29 Feb 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, the Minister is absolutely right to draw attention to the success of the community rail partnerships. They have contributed to growth well above the growth on regional railways generally and have attracted some 3,200 volunteers to help improve stations and to work generally on the railway alongside full-time railway staff. This is a great success story and it is important that the...

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (24 Feb 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, this has been an extraordinary debate. The hour approaches midnight and we have been debating the British Transport Police in Scotland for more than an hour, with an extraordinary range of very well-informed, powerful speeches on these amendments. I thank everybody who has taken part in the debate. Obviously, there is not time to go through each of the speeches but the most...

Scotland Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (24 Feb 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, in moving Amendment 41, I shall speak also to Amendments 42, 43 and 44. I express my appreciation to noble Lords in all parts of the House who have supported Amendments 41 and 42, and I am happy to support my noble friend’s Amendment 43 and Amendment 44 proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Empey. These amendments give the Government a sensible way out of the dilemma that became very...

Opticians Act 1989 — Question for Short Debate (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Newby, on securing this debate. He has raised a number of interesting and very important points, and I hope that the Minister—if this is how he responds to the debate—will be able to offer some convincing reasons for not acting in the way the noble Lord proposes. The only interest I have to declare is that I am someone who is very...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (19 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: Does the noble Lord agree that consultation of the sort that he just described, which I would warmly welcome seeing established, should also include members of the British Transport Police themselves, the British Transport Police Authority and the British Transport Police Federation, Network Rail, which funds the larger part of its operation and the train operating companies? There needs to...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (19 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: On that point, can the Minister describe to me what will happen with trains that travel between England and Scotland, of which there are hundreds a day? Does the policing of that train change at the border? Does the British Transport Police no longer have any responsibility for ensuring order on that train, and does it then have to rely on Police Scotland to do that?

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (19 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: With lots more to come.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Sportsgrounds (8 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage clubs in the Football League to comply with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority's Accessible Stadia guide.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Sportsgrounds (6 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that all Premier League clubs comply with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority's Accessible Stadia guide by August 2017, and what steps they will take to monitor progress toward that goal.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Sportsgrounds (6 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which clubs in the Premier League and Football League currently comply with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority's Accessible Stadia guide.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Sportsgrounds: Safety (6 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Sports Grounds Safety Authority will play in delivering accessible sports grounds.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Sportsgrounds (6 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether additional funding will be provided to Level Playing Field to provide guidance and support to Premier League clubs in reaching their targets to provide accessible facilities and services by August 2017.

Railways: Suicides — Question (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to reduce the number of suicides on railways, and to reduce the disruption they cause.

Railways: Suicides — Question (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and remind the House of my railway interests declared in the register.


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