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Palestine: United States’ Peace to Prosperity Economic Plan - Question for Short Debate (18 Jul 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, the one thing that has come out so far from President Trump’s “deal of the century” is the offer of large amounts of money to the Palestinians; not all of it American money, of course; but then he is first and foremost a businessman. It is to build a prosperous and vibrant Palestinian society. Trump is not someone who has much grasp of the history of the Middle East....

Interfaith Dialogue - Question (17 Jul 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I admit to knowing a bit about anti-Semitism and not a little about Islamophobia. Both those pernicious doctrines are on the march across Europe and now, unfortunately, in our tolerant Britain. Will the Minister encourage our religious leaders—the rabbis, imams and bishops—to produce several joint statements in which they show their abhorrence for these doctrines to their followers?

Vaccine Hesitancy - Question (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, vaccination programmes are the most effective public health measures we can imagine. I have two questions. First, what are the Government doing to ensure that pharmaceutical companies are encouraged to develop new vaccines for diseases? Secondly, I understand that some schools have made it imperative for parents to ensure that their children are vaccinated before they can attend the...

Sackler Trust: Donations - Question (27 Mar 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, the drug for which the Sackler family have, quite rightly, been pursued has created enormous damage in America and elsewhere. On the face of it, they knew all about what they were doing, which is a great tragedy. But I am not quite clear—perhaps the Minister can enlighten us—whether it has been proven beyond doubt in a court of law that they did know what they were doing. The...

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (28 Feb 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I strongly support the Government on this order. There can be little doubt that Hezbollah has completely taken over control of Lebanon. It is certainly in the Parliament but it is also in the military—it is everywhere—and Lebanon and its Government can do little without Hezbollah. The deputy secretary-general of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, has repeatedly said that the political and...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Palestinians: Health Services (4 Feb 2019)

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 January (HL12583), what assessment they have made of the finding in the report by the World Health Organisation Monthly Report December 2017: Health Access for Referral Patients from the Gaza Strip, published on 7 February 2018, that more than 13,000 Palestinians were allowed to leave Gaza for medical...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Palestinians: Health Services (4 Feb 2019)

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 January (HL12583), what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority about (1) its responsibility to pay for the medical care of patients from Gaza treated in Israel, and (2) the limitations it has placed on exit permits for patients from Gaza to receive medical treatment in Israel.

NHS Long Term Plan - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Hunt on a brilliant speech. I strongly agree with him that the long-term plan is heavy on admirable aspirations but short on implementation in at least three areas: public health, social care and the workforce—I shall focus on just public health and the workforce. In public health, everyone agrees that our biggest challenges are smoking,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt: Gaza (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about the closure of the Rafah crossing from Gaza.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Gaza: Drugs (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority about the restrictions that have been imposed on the supply of medicines to Gaza.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Gaza: Drugs (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Palestinian Authority about the restrictions that have been imposed on the healthcare budget for the population of Gaza.

Health: Chief Medical Officer’s Recommendations - Question (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, how can it be acceptable that today the poor end of our society is deprived of eight years of life compared with the most affluent end of society? Is it not time that the Government took a firm grip on local authority budgets for public health? I know that the Minister has talked about this issue but at the moment, people are still being deprived.

NHS Long-term Plan - Statement (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I bow to no one in my admiration of the NHS, having worked in it for many years—and of course I have, with the merry band of admirers, strong admiration for the noble Lord, Lord O’Shaughnessy. The document is extremely strong on aspiration and it identifies many of the problems but, as always, the big problem is implementation: how it is carried out, and whether we will achieve...

Health: Pancreatic Cancer Treatment - Question (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, the problem with pancreatic cancer is that, by the time a patient has symptoms and a diagnosis has been made, it is almost always too late. It hides itself away for far too long. The only way to make a real impact is by having some sort of method of determining whether someone will get pancreatic cancer by having a screening programme. That depends very much on new research into the...

Occupied Palestinian Territories - Question (17 Dec 2018)

Lord Turnberg: Is the Minister aware that some 50,000 Palestinians work for Israeli companies in the West Bank and that Israeli trade unions ensure that the Palestinians are paid at exactly the same rate as the Israelis for the same jobs and receive the same benefits? I can do no better than quote Nabil Basherat, a Palestinian who said: “The BDS movement has threatened my job security and livelihood …...

NHS: Specialist Services in Remote Areas - Question (11 Dec 2018)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, there is one important way in which patients in remote parts of the country can access specialist care: telemedicine. It is quite easy to send X-ray pictures, scans and blood test results online, and even to interview patients. I send things via WhatsApp to my children almost every other day. It is entirely possible for me to do that on my iPhone; surely the NHS can do it too. I...

Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Oct 2018)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Patel, and his committee on this excellent and timely report. I hope I will not disappoint the Minister too much by saying that I will concentrate on the NHS and the huge effort that is needed to introduce innovations into clinical practice. The Government’s response is strong on what they are trying to do to stimulate even greater...

National Accident Prevention Strategy - Question (9 Oct 2018)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, may I express a personal interest? Last week I tripped on a raised paving stone, breaking my radius and smashing my face. I am sorry to bring that to your Lordships’ attention, but it struck me that raised paving stones are not uncommon and that people trip every day. Local public services need to get on with repairing the roads.

Adult Social Care - Question (11 Jul 2018)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, the noble Lord is well aware that we need more money for social care, and that integrated care is vital. He may also be aware that Salford has successfully integrated health and social care. I am sorry to keep banging on about Salford, but it is where I spent many happy years working. It has done it very successfully, and Sir David Dalton has led it wisely. What lessons are being...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Negligence (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the NHS of litigated clinical negligence claims in each of the last four years for which figures are available.


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