Results 1–20 of 378 for speaker:Lord Clarke of Hampstead

Sudan - Question (30 Apr 2019)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, following the street protests—especially those that took place between December 2018 and early 2019—hundreds of people were locked up. Can the Minister tell us if there is any evidence that these people are still incarcerated after the changes that have taken place? Secondly, can he say whether there has been any evidence of maltreatment during their incarceration in custody? I...

Gambling: Advertising Ban - Question (16 Jan 2019)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, while the concern about online and television advertising is quite understandable, can the Minister say whether, in his discussions with the bookmakers’ representatives, they look at high street advertising? If you go into a betting shop, as I do quite frequently, you see lurid adverts for how much money you can get for a small amount. If you are waiting for a bus, you have time...

Anti-Semitism - Question (26 Jun 2018)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, does the Minister agree with me in welcoming the visit made yesterday by Prince William to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem? Does he further agree that Prince William’s desire to go to the other side and talk to Palestinian people to try to get some understanding can only be a good thing for the future of both states?

BBC Persian Staff - Question (12 Jun 2018)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, obviously the House wishes the Minister well in his attempts to get this situation put right for BBC staff. But given the track record of Rouhani and his Government on dealing with the human rights of his own people, I would not hold your breath about them changing their minds very quickly. What will Her Majesty’s Government do to make sure that we get better treatment for the BBC...

Royal Navy: Staffing - Question (5 Dec 2017)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, in all this talk about cuts and the debate last week on the Royal Marines, is there any saving grace for the most famous military band in the world, the Royal Marines Band? Has the band been ring-fenced to make sure that this nation does not lose such a valuable asset?

Health: Flu - Question (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, I am sure that the possibility of people getting vaccinations in places such as Sainsbury’s and Boots while they are doing the shopping is a very good thing. I talked about this to a doctor friend at the weekend and was told that the pharmacists in those places get paid more for these vaccinations than doctors in their surgeries. Can the Minister confirm whether this is the case?...

Balfour Declaration Centenary - Question for Short Debate (5 Jul 2017)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, I add my thanks to my noble friend Lord Turnberg for obtaining this debate. When the Minister replies, I hope that we shall hear what the Government’s plans are to celebrate this. It is a cause for celebration, and not to be pessimistic and abandon any hope of a two-state solution. Within the Balfour Declaration, the dreams and aspirations of so many people, Jewish and non-Jewish...

Iran: Human Rights - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current human rights situation in Iran.

Iran: Human Rights - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, I thank the Minister and those noble Lords who have put their names down to speak for being present for this short debate. I and many others think this is a very pressing issue for us to address as a nation. The appalling human rights situation in Iran continues to deteriorate, with the authorities there increasing the pressure on political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and...

Pharmacies: Funding — Question (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, does the Minister consider that prisons are communities? If he does, will he give the House an assurance that the NHS pharmacies operating in prisons will not face any cuts because, as I understand it, the pharmacies in some prisons are far below the required standard? Can we be given an assurance that they will be exempt from any cuts?

Rough Sleeping — Question (11 Jan 2016)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: The Minister may not have the figures she was asked for but she may be interested in the figures of people sleeping rough in Watford. Prior to the Christmas appeal for what, in the last few years, was for food, this year the charity which looks after the homeless and those who sleep rough in Watford reported that four years ago approximately 30 people were sleeping rough; currently, there are...

Cold Calls — Question (29 Oct 2015)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, previous questions have mentioned the vulnerable people who receive these calls, which cause them a great deal of distress and worry. What are the Government doing to draw attention to the dangers of these calls—perhaps with advertising on television or announcements on radio that explain how to deal with them? For most of us that may be quite simple, but a lot of people who get...

Israel: Elections — Question (25 Mar 2015)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, the election results in Israel show a clear concern for internal security and for the surrounding borders. Does the Minister agree that any future discussions about policy should take into account the developing nuclear programme in Iran, which poses a constant threat to the peace of the whole region? I hope that we will continue the work to stop Iran producing a nuclear bomb.

Credit Unions — Question (3 Feb 2015)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, when this subject was discussed on a previous occasion, I asked the Minister if he would liaise with the Department for Education to see if some sort of campaign could be set up to get children at school learning about the benefits of credit unions. St Albans credit union, of which I am a member, has links with a number of schools. This helps children get into the habit of...

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (3rd Day) (26 Nov 2014)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, when this amendment was discussed in Grand Committee, I raised the question of the universal postal service. However, before I mention that, perhaps I may say that I fully support the terms of this amendment and, in particular, the need for people who are not technology-orientated to be able to use their normal method of payment and to receive their bills on paper in the way they...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iran (26 Sep 2014)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review their relationship with the government of Iran, including considering firmer sanctions.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq: Iran (26 Sep 2014)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the latest situation in Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 Jul 2014)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: I wonder if I can help the Minister. Ten years ago, as a practising Roman Catholic, my wife and I renewed our marriage vows in St Mary Undercroft. We have not been able to do it this year for our diamond wedding anniversary, but that might alleviate some of the fears that some Peers have.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 Jul 2014)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead: My Lords, I add my thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Alton, and make the comment that when he and the noble Baroness, Lady Cox, bring these issues to the House, all of us learn something. I am sure we are all grateful for the work that they do, not only here at home but where these problems exist. I will speak about the abuse of human rights in Iran. Every so often, we get a chance in the House...


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