Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the amount of antibiotics in meat and meat products.
Lord Swinfen: Many tenants have to pay a substantial annual maintenance charge. I understand that in many instances no maintenance is actually carried out. Will the Government make sure that landlords carry out proper accounting for the tenants?
Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that estate agents are trained to help disabled people find suitable accommodation.
Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of Better Care Fund money which has been allocated to housing over the next two years by each of the localities that have submitted plans.
Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of Disabilities Facilities Grant money that has been awarded to households (1) in each of the past three years, and (2) by each local authority.
Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enable disabled people to locate suitable properties in their locality. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to require local authorities to provide a list of suitable accessible homes for disabled people in their local area.
Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of home improvement agencies in (1) the United Kingdom, and (2) in each local authority area.
Lord Swinfen: What is the definition of cybercrime? I think it is a very wide one. I ask the question deliberately, because some time ago my charity—which, as I said before, works in 74 different countries—had its website hacked. It was repaired and the following day it was completely destroyed. We suspected that it was destroyed possibly by officials of another nation who did not approve of us giving...
Lord Swinfen: I also support the amendment. In doing so, I declare an interest: I run a medical charity that does all its work online, with doctors and nurses in 74 different countries. However, I am not so much worried about that, because I hope that our confidential information is secure. I am thinking of people using cybercrime to find their rivals’ pricing information and new product designs when...
Lord Swinfen: Before my noble friend answers that question, might I ask whether our gas and oil rigs and our large, hideous windmills that are beyond the 12-mile limit are within our territorial waters? If so, do not our territorial waters in some instances stretch very much further, and have we not claimed areas out into the Atlantic within the continental shelf in order to protect our own oil rights? Is...
Lord Swinfen: If my noble friend will forgive me, if we have territorial rights that are limited to only 12 miles, who has jurisdiction over the gas and oil rigs that are further out than 12 miles? Are they outside the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom? If a crime is committed on them, is it not a free-for-all?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, the Lord Speaker put the Question that Clause 37 stand part of the Bill and it was accepted by the Committee. We are now on to the next amendment. Clause 38 agreed. Clause 39: Territorial scope of computer misuse offence Amendment 31D Moved by Baroness Hamwee 31D: Clause 39, page 30, line 11, leave out subsection (4)
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, will my noble friend encourage local authorities to keep a register of accessible housing?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, I hope that the Minister will send a copy of today’s Hansard to HM Revenue and Customs and point out my noble friend’s speech, which HMRC should read, mark, learn and inwardly digest. I live in an arable farming area in the south-east of England, and my remarks will be based on that. I recall, back in 1962, being given by my mother a copy of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a...
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, with the leave of the House, both noble Lords who have asked questions are speaking in this debate and will have the opportunity to ask their questions in their speeches. I do not see why they could not have been patient and waited until it was their turn to speak. That would have been far more in order.
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, do the Government have any plans to control residential rents?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what are the risks of adding folic acid to flour?
Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the passports of everyone arriving in and leaving the United Kingdom are properly checked.
Lord Swinfen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions were held with small charities that submit gift aid claims only on an annual basis about the new Charities Online service operated by HM Revenue and Customs.
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what steps are the Government taking to discourage further residential development on flood plains?