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Written Answers — House of Lords: Roads: Animal Accidents (5 Oct 2010)

Viscount Falkland: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many accidents involving horses and their riders have taken place on roads in each of the previous five years.

House of Lords: Royal Gallery Frescos — Question (12 Jul 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, have any other frescos in the British Isles needed similar restoration? Both the splendid pictures that adorn the Royal Gallery are rare in terms of their size and indeed because they are frescos, which do not thrive in our climate. The German technique, introduced by Prince Albert, was very experimental at the time. If we have knowledge of any other work done with a similar...

Transport — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley-in fact, I have changed the order of my speech, which will be devoted to two-wheeled transport, to start with cycling, whereas I had intended to start with what are inelegantly now called powered two-wheelers. He made some interesting remarks about cycling. Not only do I follow him in speeches, I follow him on the road on many...

Transport — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2010)

Viscount Falkland: I understand the noble Lord's point. I thought that I intimated that I agree with him. He did not mention the unfortunate accidents, often involving young women, at traffic junctions, although I hoped he would. They get caught between the kerb or the side of the road and a large lorry turning left. A lot of those who have been caught in that situation bear some responsibility. One is...

British Film and Television Industries (Communications Committee Report): Motion to Take Note (6 Apr 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I intrude in the gap in this riveting debate to say a few words about film distribution, an aspect of film that has not been overemphasised in your Lordships' debate. I think that the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, said most clearly that we have much talent bubbling in this country. However, that talent lies not just in our performing artists but at every level, and film gathers all...

Diamond Jubilee — Question (22 Mar 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, we on these Benches-particularly me, because I do not often see Liberal Democrats at race meetings-find the suggestion by the noble Lord, Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, and the noble Baroness, Lady Trumpington, very appropriate. It would be a suitable tribute to Her Majesty for the service she has given to the country and the support she has given to racing. Would the Minister not...

Health: Diabetes — Question (23 Feb 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, does the noble Baroness agree-I speak from experience as a diabetic-that retinopathy, like serous foot complaints and heart disease, is the effect of the unsuccessful control of blood sugar levels in the body, which is complicated to achieve and fundamentally requires a great deal of education and training? What plans do the Government have to increase and restructure the training...

Cyclists: Safety — Question (21 Jan 2010)

Viscount Falkland: To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will take to make roads safer for cyclists.

Cyclists: Safety — Question (21 Jan 2010)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that comprehensive reply. The Government must be commended for the support they have given to cycling for health and many other reasons. However, safety is still a problem. Can the Minister tell me why young people who might go out with their families at weekends, or possibly in the evenings in summer time, are inhibited from doing so-parents are...

NHS: Doctors — Question for Short Debate (23 Mar 2009)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I think that we shall, unhappily, be a reduced number in a few seconds. I shall try to explain to the House why my debate probably has a small number of people who will be contributing, but to whom I am enormously grateful. I knew very little about this subject until a few months ago, so I can understand people's bemusement when they read on the Order Paper what we are debating. My...

Parliament Square (14 Jul 2008)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, it is difficult to better the description that my noble friend Lord Wallace of Saltaire, gave of the buildings that comprise the Westminster estate and of the palace and St Margaret's. It seems to me that anybody arriving here as a tourist or visitor from another country must be amazed at the way in which this unique and historic group of buildings is presented. Many tourists come...

House of Lords: Life Peerages Exhibition (25 Jun 2008)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I declare an interest as the chairman of the Works of Art Committee. We will continue to meet the expectations of Parliament to create or take part in the creation of exhibitions so that the public can learn more about the House of Lords; but, at the same time, will the Chairman of Committees take particular note of the point made by other Peers that, as we have learnt from earlier...

EU: Public Understanding (24 Jun 2008)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of the result of the Irish referendum on the Lisbon treaty, what steps they are taking to promote greater understanding of the political and social aspects of the European Union.

EU: Public Understanding (24 Jun 2008)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the Leader of the House for that reply, but it does not quite address the question which I thought I had put. Is it not the case that in the three referenda that have taken place, if the question had been whether people wanted to stay in the European Union, they surely would have said yes, they would like to stay in the Union, but they have voted no on the detail? The devil...

Health: Diabetes (23 Jun 2008)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the scientific basis for the National Health Service's recent announcement that self-testing of blood sugar levels by type 2 diabetes patients is unnecessary.

Health: Diabetes (23 Jun 2008)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her Answer. Diabetics such as me will be reassured that NICE has come out with the decision that she has announced. NICE is not known for making hasty decisions. The decision is certainly in conflict with what was reported in the press. I am sure she is aware that diabetics have a difficult job combining exercise, diet, medication and monitoring, which...

Categories of Casino Regulations 2008 (15 May 2008)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, perhaps I may be allowed to chew—for the last time, I hope—on what the noble Lord, Lord Mancroft, called "this old bone"? Those of us on the Joint Scrutiny Committee have been chewing away on this bone and there is not much meat left. If I may take a subjective view, I was on the Front Bench, now ably replaced by my noble friend, who has spoken so well today, I was on the Joint...

Cycling (2 Apr 2008)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I am not a Whip; I am revisiting ancient times because no one else was prepared to speak on cycling. I have been cycling all my life, but more particularly for the past nine years since I was diagnosed with diabetes. At the time I was three stone overweight and I was told that I had to do something about the way I conducted my life. I have done that and kept my weight down, mostly...

European Union (Amendment) Bill (1 Apr 2008)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, my old Chief Whip, the late Lord Harris of Greenwich, when I was his deputy, used to say to me when a difficult vote was in the offing: "Do stop them listening to the debate". My natural tendency in your Lordships' House, probably appropriate for a generalist and hereditary Peer, is to listen to debates. I have listened to this debate with great care, and I have to say something...

Disabled People: IT Training (3 Mar 2008)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government what steps they propose to take to support the training of disabled people on computers in their own homes. My Lords, tonight I am introducing a short debate that has had some delay before reaching your Lordships' House. I have no quarrel with that; the Government have difficulty in getting time for their business. We have been moved a couple of times, but we...


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