Results 81–100 of 376 for speaker:Viscount Falkland

Animal Welfare Bill (23 Oct 2006)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, we have heard of the good will of the noble Lord and all those involved with greyhound racing, along with their aspirations for the welfare of greyhounds, but neither he nor the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, have said anything to us about the scale of what we are looking at. The article in the Sunday Times drew to our attention the scale of redundant superfluous greyhounds. Unlike...

Animal Welfare: Greyhounds (19 Jul 2006)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they propose to take to ensure that retired racing greyhounds are dealt with humanely.

Animal Welfare: Greyhounds (19 Jul 2006)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, the House will be encouraged by the Minister's comments, but I fancy that the public outside may need a little more persuasion, particularly in view of the fact that this week there was some emotive and rather misleading publicity about putting down dogs—that is why I asked my Question. Is not the reality that there are about 3,000 fine racing greyhounds in existence at any one...

Obesity (6 Jul 2006)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to increase public awareness of the cost to the nation of preventable obesity.

Obesity (6 Jul 2006)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer. We are all aware of the efforts the Government are making but one wonders whether the message is getting across, set against the £7 billion which obesity and overweight are now costing the country. As he and other noble Lords will know, in order to combat them individuals need to make enduring changes in their behaviour. Does the Minister know...

Internet Gambling (22 Jun 2006)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to combat any increase in gambling addictions caused by internet gambling.

Internet Gambling (22 Jun 2006)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for that Answer. Are we not in somewhat uncharted territory on knowing exactly the social damage done by addiction to gambling when set against today's opportunities and changing public attitudes? As he has implied, it is difficult to deal with internet gambling satisfactorily. Does he agree that as a first step it may be useful to look at the advertising of...

Freedom of Information (22 May 2006)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of inquiries to government departments under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 are made by Members of the Houses of Parliament.

Freedom of Information (22 May 2006)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her Answer. There has been some talk in the press and the media of the Government receiving an increasing number of questions and inquiries that are described in the language of government departments as either "frivolous" or even "vexatious". Will she confirm that? Should the Government not find a way of reducing the number of such inquiries because they...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Education (21 Mar 2006)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Adonis on 6 March (WA 113), whether an educational module for secondary school students, teaching basic European Union values, origins and history, is already contained in the national curriculum.

Roads: Delivery Van Drivers (2 Mar 2006)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: On what evidence they base their decision to combat road rage in London by identifying delivery van drivers (white van drivers) for training and education in driving skills.

Roads: Delivery Van Drivers (2 Mar 2006)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer, but he did not mention road rage, which is specifically part of my question. Is it not the case that violent confrontations between road users—known widely as "road rage"—do not always result from a lack of driving skills, but rather from impatience and lack of consideration for other road users? That is particularly the case where...

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill (28 Feb 2006)

Viscount Falkland: This may be an opportune moment for me to speak to my Amendment No. 310ZB in this group and to Amendment No. 369 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Jopling, who unhappily is unable to be here. That is unhappy for me but happy for him as I understand that he is lecturing on a cruise ship in the Pacific. I discussed with the noble Lord, Lord Jopling, how I should approach his amendment, with...

Licensing Act 2003 (1 Feb 2006)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, is the Minister aware that on racecourses in recent years there has been a considerable increase in alcohol misuse, as it is called, which is evident mostly in the cheaper enclosures but is still evident in the more expensive enclosures, even if it is not very visible there? Will the Minister say whether there is any awareness of that in view of the important developments at Ascot...

Internet Gambling: Age Verification (29 Nov 2005)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, will the noble Lord take my assurance that the use of credit and debit cards in gambling is carefully policed at least by the major operators in the field? It is in their interest not only to remain squeaky clean in the new betting environment, but also to deal only with the right people because of the risks they run if they do not. But it is not credit cards that are the problem,...

London: Terrorist Attacks (21 Jul 2005)

Viscount Falkland: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in view of the recent terrorist explosion on a London bus, they will consider the case for having a trained employee on each bus in addition to the driver so as to increase security.

London: Terrorist Attacks (21 Jul 2005)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that helpful Answer. Does he agree that one impact of these tragic events has been further to aggravate the unwillingness, particularly of parents, to move from cars to buses? That will mean that the normal congestion of the school run will worsen. Would it not be a good idea to examine day-to-day security apart from those tragic events, which we hope will...

General Practitioners: Appointments (14 Jul 2005)

Viscount Falkland: My Lords, what action would the Minister recommend to GPs and medical centres where each month a large number of appointments are not kept? There are recidivist patients, if I may say so, who repeatedly do not turn up for appointments.

Gambling Bill (10 Mar 2005)

Viscount Falkland: The noble Earl has made some interesting points and asked some searching questions. I understood him to say that his intention, at this stage, was simply to obtain answers from the Minister. The change of description for the largest category of casino from a resort casino to a regional casino surprised many of us. The Minister may say that that term seemed more appropriate. A regional casino...

Gambling Bill (10 Mar 2005)

Viscount Falkland: I find the amendments in this group curious. They invite Second Reading speeches. One can find plenty of faults with the Bill as a whole, but surely nobody can fault the objectives of the Bill, which are well conceived and well drafted. Of course, there will be an increase in gambling in this country—that is what the Bill intends. Furthermore, the Bill intends to ensure that the damage that...


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