Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what would be the comparative rates of survival for the two methods, life rafts and life rings, in cold winter water around our northern coasts?
Lord Swinfen: Did I hear my noble friend correctly? Did he say that people have to produce evidence of not having received documents? I do not see how they could do so.
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, I am not an expert on lobbying by any means, but I wonder whether lobbyists employed by opposition parties should also have their position made public. Opposition parties from time to time can form Governments after an election. The work of lobbyists in opposition is just as important as the work of lobbyists for those parties in government. The noble Baroness needs to redraft her...
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what help is being given to dyslexic children at school?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, new products are being developed at an ever increasing rate. Will the Government ensure that the regulations are drafted in such a way that they can be easily and quickly updated to deal with new products coming on to the market and so safeguard our children?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, my noble friend mentioned affordable homes in her first Answer. What is the Government's definition of an affordable home?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, how will the quality of the work be evaluated?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, when we have a register of lobbyists, will it be illegal for those not on the register to lobby?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, how long does it take for the blood alcohol level to return to zero from 80 milligrams when the alcohol disperses naturally?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, all people in cars, including children, have to be strapped in with a seat belt. The Government have made it illegal not to do so. We are asking the Government to provide a safety belt to protect children on the internet.
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, on introducing this Online Safety Bill. I believe that it is an extremely important piece of legislation that if made law-and I hope it is-would greatly enhance the provision of child safety online. Some 30 years ago, I chaired an examination of video violence and its effect on children that had been set up my late noble friend Lord...
Lord Swinfen: Before my noble friend sits down, could he answer the question that I asked when I spoke as to what the Government are doing to ensure that mosques are licensed to carry out marriages and that there is a civil document for those who are married rather than a purely religious document which is not valid in English law?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, on bringing this Bill forward. Members of this House of many religions have spoken today and, like my noble friend Lord Cormack, I am sorry that so far we have not heard any representatives from the Muslim faith, which I think would have been very useful. It is well over 50 years since I was at school and most of the history that I learnt...
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what is done with the vessels that are caught illegally operating in Gibraltarian waters? Are they destroyed?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, can my noble friend give any indication of the costs to local authorities of clearing up litter?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what is being done to improve broadband for e-mail in rural areas? I declare an interest, as I run a charity that relies solely on e-mail.
Lord Swinfen: What checks are actually carried out to ensure that patients are entitled to free National Health Service care?
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, what is being done to produce quieter aircraft?
Lord Swinfen: Certainly. I asked my noble friend what is being done to produce quieter aircraft.
Lord Swinfen: My Lords, to what extent are general practitioners using telemedicine to cut down the time needed to obtain specialist medical advice for their patients?