Results 161–180 of 1469 for speaker:Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Fifa — Statement (28 May 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, the noble Earl’s welcome return to the Dispatch Box is marked by unanimity across the Chamber. That is very welcome indeed. Does he agree that UEFA holds the key to whether FIFA can be reformed? If it is willing to boycott the assembly which is due to start tomorrow and effectively pull out of it, that would make a great impact on FIFA and could assist with the reforms which I...

Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (16 Mar 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, unlike the noble Lord, Lord Naseby, I am pleased to welcome unreservedly the regulations moved by the Minister and to congratulate him not only on the way he introduced the debate but on the part that he played in persuading his ministerial colleagues that the introduction of standard packaging for tobacco products will make a significant contribution towards public health. I thank...

Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill — Committee (13 Mar 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I must advise the Committee that if this amendment is agreed to, I shall not be able to call Amendments 7 or 8 for reasons of pre-emption.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Royal Family (9 Mar 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role ministers play in the award or withdrawal of Royal Warrants.

Schools: Academies — Question (3 Mar 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, given the Minister’s statement a moment ago that he does not wish to penalise successful schools, will he look again at the imposition of VAT on sixth-form colleges, which was the subject of a Question that his noble friend answered the other day, to which, frankly, we did not get a satisfactory Answer? For £31 million, which is a tiny part of the amount held in reserves by the...

Health: Obesity — Question (26 Feb 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, has the Minister had the chance to study this morning the reports of the research from the health campaign group Action on Sugar, which demonstrates that enormous quantities of sugar are found in so-called sports and energy drinks and that these are targeted at children in particular? One particular drink produced by a well known high street grocery—

Health: Obesity — Question (26 Feb 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: Yes, Sainsbury’s. It contains up to 20 teaspoons of sugar in every can—far, far over the recommended limit.

VAT: Colleges and Schools — Question (23 Feb 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of VAT on the finances of sixth form colleges and non-maintained special schools.

VAT: Colleges and Schools — Question (23 Feb 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, this is not a satisfactory situation at all, and has been the subject of a letter written by 76 Members of Parliament of all parties to the Education Secretary. They make the point that maintained schools and academies are able to reclaim VAT on their purchases but sixth-form colleges are not. The effect on those establishments is the loss of around £335,000 a year, even though...

Deregulation Bill: Report (3rd Day) (11 Feb 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: Is the noble Baroness seeking to withdraw her amendment?

Disabled People: Sports Stadia — Question (9 Feb 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the one alibi which cannot work for the Premier League clubs is shortage of money? Is he aware that Manchester United, which received, according to the Daily Telegraph, £89.1 million in 2013-14, largely from television deals, and is expected to receive even more when the outcome of the present bidding is concluded, still provides only 43% of the spaces...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Committee (Continued) (6 Feb 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I must advise the Committee that if this amendment is agreed, I am not able to call Amendment 7 by reason of pre-emption.

Imperial War Museum — Question (19 Jan 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about the future of the Imperial War Museum’s library and Explain History service.

Imperial War Museum — Question (19 Jan 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: I beg leave to declare an interest as chair of the All-Party Group on War Heritage.

Imperial War Museum — Question (19 Jan 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I know that the Minister appreciates what a very special place the Imperial War Museum is and how anxious people are that it should not lose its worldwide reputation as the authority on conflict. That is why around 19,000 people have signed a petition asking that the proposed £4 million cuts be reconsidered. Can he give an assurance that scholars will continue to have access to the...

House of Lords — Motion to Take Note (6 Jan 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I am very happy to follow the noble Lord, Lord Naseby. A little unusually, I can happily say that there was nothing in his speech with which I disagreed. Every point he made was absolutely fair. I echo the views of every other noble Lord who has spoken in this debate and express my appreciation to my noble friend Lord Williams of Elvel for initiating it. It might have seemed a bit...

Written Answers — House of Lords: World War I (15 Dec 2014)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to grant official recognition to Captain Bruce Bairnsfather for the contribution of his cartoons to the morale of the men on the fighting front, the nation on the home front, and United Kingdom allies in the 1914–18 war.

Sport: Governance — Motion to Take Note (4 Dec 2014)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, I am delighted to congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, on securing this debate, which is turning out to be a highlight of the parliamentary calendar. I particularly congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Brady, on her maiden speech. I shall say more about West Ham in a moment, if she does not mind. I should declare an interest as a vice-president of the Football Conference,...


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