Results 21–40 of 880 for speaker:Lord Rennard

Passports: Strike Action and Voter ID - Private Notice Question (20 Mar 2023)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, following the question from the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, is the Minister aware of the different political culture in Northern Ireland, and the fact that in the 1983 general election there were clear justifications for the introduction of some form of ID? There has been no such justification in Great Britain. The returning officer for Northern Ireland said that, after the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance ( 9 Mar 2023)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government when the next review of the Public Duty Costs Allowance will take place; who will be consulted; what plans they have for recipients to be required to declare their claims upon the fund in a similar fashion to MPs; and whether the review will examine how the use of the allowance for public duties can be distinguished from costs incurred in (1) making fee paying...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Boris Johnson ( 9 Mar 2023)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have for taxpayer funded legal costs for former Prime Minister Boris Johnson in relation to his investigation by the House of Commons Privileges Committee to be set against any claims he should make from the Public Duty Costs Allowance.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Committee of Privileges: Legal Costs ( 9 Mar 2023)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government how many Ministers have had legal costs relating to inquiries by the House of Commons Privileges Committee funded by taxpayer money since 2010; and how much taxpayer money was used in each case.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Children (22 Feb 2023)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken (1) to offer children with Congenital Hyperinsulinism continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in order to avoid Hypoglycaemic incident and subsequent neurological harm, and (2) to ensure equality of funding for children with Hyperinsulinism regardless of geographical location in England.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Children (22 Feb 2023)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for prioritising early diagnosis of Congenital Hyperinsulinism to prevent Hypoglycaemic incident and subsequent neurological harm in babies and children.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Children (22 Feb 2023)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with NHS England to embed knowledge of Congenital Hyperinsulinism among medical professionals and associations responsible for neo-natal, post-natal and paediatric care, to ensure urgent diagnosis to prevent neurological harm.

Osteoporosis: Early Detection - Question (19 Jan 2023)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, a year ago the Minister’s predecessor said to the House that he hoped NHS England would ensure that effective fracture services were universal. However, unlike in Scotland and Wales, that is not the case in England. Is not part of the problem with healthcare in this country that the Government struggle to resource treatment and pay for those who provide it while failing to invest...

Alcohol Duty Bands - Question (12 Jan 2023)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, alcohol has become 72% more affordable than it was 35 years ago. Increasing alcohol duties in line with inflation, as was planned last October but cancelled last December, would bring in approximately £1.4 billion annually. Would this not help to pay for the costs to the NHS of alcohol-related harm, and for people such as the nurses who have to treat people with alcohol-related...

Voter Identification Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: If it was clear what was in the Conservative manifesto and that voter identification meant photo identification, why did the noble Lord, Lord Pickles, who conducted a review of election law on behalf of the Conservative Government, conclude that photo ID was unnecessary and that voter ID in different forms, such as council tax bills or utility bills, would be acceptable? He said there was no...

Voter Identification Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: Does the noble Baroness accept that there is a fundamental difference if, as in most of western Europe, you are issued with a national ID card and that is a legal requirement? Then everybody has it and can vote, but in the UK we do not have national ID cards, and therefore at the moment there are 2 million people without the requisite form of ID who have to apply. An extra barrier is created,...

Voter Identification Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, I welcome the presence of the noble Lord, Lord Strathclyde, for this debate, which will give me the opportunity to remind him and the House of some of his experiences when he was the Leader of the Opposition in this House. I shall do so shortly, but first, I will quote his report considering the position of statutory instruments, as published in 2015. The executive summary began:...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance (13 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb col 1170) concerning the Public Duty Costs Allowance (PDCA), and the statement that the “Government keep these matters under review and that the level of the limit is reviewed by the Prime Minister, at the start of a Parliament and annually”, when the next review of the PDCA will take...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance (13 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb col 1170) concerning the Public Duty Costs Allowance (PDCA), and the statement that the “Government keep these matters under review and that the level of the limit is reviewed by the Prime Minister, at the start of a Parliament and annually”, whether the next review of the PDCA will...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance (13 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb col 1170) concerning the Public Duty Costs Allowance (PDCA), and the statement that the “Government keep these matters under review and that the level of the limit is reviewed by the Prime Minister, at the start of a Parliament and annually”, whether the Prime Minister is entitled to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance (13 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb col 1170) concerning the Public Duty Costs Allowance (PDCA), and the statement that the “Government keep these matters under review and that the level of the limit is reviewed by the Prime Minister, at the start of a Parliament and annually”, whether the next review will consider...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance ( 6 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb col 1170) concerning the Public Duty Costs Allowance (PDCA), and the statement that the “Government keep these matters under review and that the level of the limit is reviewed by the Prime Minister, at the start of a Parliament and annually”, what have been the total sums paid to each...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Duty Costs Allowance ( 6 Dec 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 21 November (HL Deb col 1170) concerning the Public Duty Costs Allowance (PDCA), how a distinction is made between the staff and office costs involved through working on recognised public duties conducted by former Prime Ministers, such as non fee-paying public appearances, and commercial activities, such as...

Tobacco Control Plan - Question (23 Nov 2022)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, the Health Foundation recently published figures showing that the budgets for tobacco control and smoking cessation have been cut in real terms by 41%. Is not part of the answer to funding treatment for addiction to tobacco, alcohol and gambling the extension of the “polluter pays” principle? What is the argument against a levy on the very large profits of the tobacco companies,...

Public Duty Costs Allowance - Question (21 Nov 2022)

Lord Rennard: To ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to revise the Public Duty Costs Allowance for former Prime Ministers.


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