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Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — Second Reading (17 Dec 2013)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, this is quite a simple Bill, as other noble Lords have pointed out. I do not know whether other noble Lords have read the Second Reading proceedings in another place. In the past I did not normally have the habit of reading Second Readings, but I read that through twice and very interesting it was, too. It was really a kind of double act between Mrs Grant for the coalition and the...

Licensing Act 2003 — Question (9 Oct 2013)

Viscount Falkland: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the aims and objectives of the Licensing Act 2003 have been adequately met with regard to the control of social disorder resulting from late night drinking in residential areas.

Licensing Act 2003 — Question (9 Oct 2013)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the Minister; that was a more encouraging reply than I had expected. I am glad that the scenario that he describes is likely to cover all of England. The dossiers that have been compiled on matters that concerned both Houses of Parliament in 2003 are very surprising. It was a major concern of the two Houses that there would be proper protection for residents in areas where...

Littering from Vehicles Bill [HL] — Second Reading (19 Jul 2013)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, extravagant praise has been given to the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, for introducing this Bill, and I join in that. I put my name down for the debate, knowing full well that the details of his very precisely architected Bill would be dealt with more ably by others. My interest in the subject leads on to wider matters, which I hope the noble Lord will agree are suitable for a Second...

NHS: Diabetic Services — Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2012)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I, too, am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, for this debate. Particularly after the long discussions that we had about the House of Lords and its future, this debate so far has shown how it combines expertise, such as my noble friend Lord Kakkar's expertise as a doctor, experience, such as those of us who are here as diabetics, and those like the noble Lord, Lord...

Written Answers — House of Lords: House of Lords: Appointments Commission (28 Feb 2012)

Viscount Falkland: To ask Her Majesty's Government for how long papers relating to the consideration of names before the House of Lords Appointments Commission are kept; and whether they ultimately form part of the National Archives.

Olympic Games 2012: Courier Industry — Question (28 Jun 2011)

Viscount Falkland: To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are considering to allow the courier industry to operate as normally as possible during the traffic arrangements for the 2012 Olympics.

Olympic Games 2012: Courier Industry — Question (28 Jun 2011)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In so doing, I declare my interest as president of the Despatch Association.

Olympic Games 2012: Courier Industry — Question (28 Jun 2011)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the noble Earl for an encouraging reply-more encouraging, I might say, than the courier industry has received thus far from the Olympic delivery committee. Might the Government be able to persuade the Olympic delivery committee, which is in charge of the arrangements, that the courier industry is not the freight industry, which seems to be its only concern? The courier...

Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (28 Mar 2011)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I do not think there is any point in rehearsing what I said when the noble Baroness moved her amendment in Committee. I think all noble Lords understand the value of public libraries to all those in the community who have been fortunate enough to be introduced to books. The trouble addressed in the amendment tabled by the noble Baroness is that you can have libraries, such as the...

British Film Institute: Children's Film Funding — Question (14 Feb 2011)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I declare an interest: my wife is the director of an international film sales company. My noble friend Lady Benjamin has introduced an important and interesting component to our film scene, that of children's film. However, it seems to me that the answers of the Minister have been rather pointed towards what I would call British acceptance of children's films. Of course, children's...

Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Committee (6th Day)(Continued) (11 Jan 2011)

Viscount Falkland: I rise to support the noble Baroness on her interesting probing amendment. Over the years, I have spoken several times about libraries, particularly during the previous Conservative Administration when there was some concern that local authorities were not supporting libraries as they needed to be supported to react to changes in demand, new technologies and so on. Libraries are as useful as...

Prisoners: Diet — Question (21 Dec 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, will the Minister confirm reports in the newspapers that there has been a marked increase in the number of people serving custodial sentences who are over the age of 65? Is it not possible that many of them will have conditions that require dietary control? How will the Government deal with that? Will it make it much more expensive to look after these people who, in my opinion,...

Tote — Question for Short Debate (8 Dec 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, we are grateful to the noble Lord, Lord James, for introducing the subject. He embarked on his discourse by questioning the ownership of the Tote. I absolutely agree. What business do the Government have to claim that they own the Tote? I had the temerity to bring up the subject at a meeting of the All-Party Racing and Bloodstock Group during the period of the last Administration,...

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL]: Second Reading (3 Dec 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, this has been a remarkable debate. In the 26 years that I admit to your Lordships that I have been here, I have not enjoyed a debate as much. I walked three-and-a-half miles through the snow to get here this morning because I do not like public transport and I cannot get my motorcycle off its parking space. I admit to being 75, which is nowhere near the age of my noble colleague. I...

Palace of Westminster — Question (29 Nov 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, can the Chairman of Committees give some comfort to our admirable curator's department which, because of the many valuable pictures in the Palace, is on a constant state of alert for water coming into the building? The water usually comes in at this time of year, normally as a result of bad repairs to the original structure, which was obviously of a much higher standard than the repairs.

Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (4 Nov 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, for the chance to speak on what is really a very important health matter. I am a type 2 diabetic of 10 years' standing. Like many men, I hid my head in the sand for a while, although I knew that something was wrong. Curiously enough-it was actually 11 years ago-the condition would manifest itself most strongly when I was speaking in your...

Houses of Parliament: Cycle Hire — Question (27 Oct 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, the noble Lord must have made some examination of the numbers of Members of your Lordships' House who might like to use the pool. There is not much point in going much further if it is just the noble Lord, Lord Butler, and myself who will cycle. If there are a significant number, it would be sensible to bring one of the pool docking stations nearer. As someone who cycles every day...

Immigration — Debate (21 Oct 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Baroness for introducing this riveting debate. I apologise for arriving a couple of moments late for her introductory remarks. I was keeping an eye on the screens while talking to a young Muslim human rights lawyer who was telling me about things to do with immigration which are for another day. They were mainly to do with connections between Muslim...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport: Emergency Services (11 Oct 2010)

Viscount Falkland: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the time taken to transport victims of serious accidents, and critically ill individuals, to the appropriate critical care hospital facility.

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