Results 161–180 of 880 for speaker:Lord Rennard

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Neurology (20 Aug 2020)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the recent survey by the Neurological Alliance, Restarting services for people with neurological conditions after the COVID-19 pandemic and planning for the longer term, published on 7 July, that (1) 47 per cent of those surveyed had had their appointments with a neurologist delayed because of COVID-19, and (2)...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes (11 Aug 2020)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Berridge on 17 June (HL Deb, col 2180), when they intend to respond to the proposal to ask supermarkets involved in the free school meals scheme (1) to contribute to the cost of the scheme, and (2) to provide additional benefits to those using the vouchers; and what discussions they have had with supermarket chains about...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health: Finance (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for increasing public health funding in the light of the COVID-19 crisis; and whether future statements to Parliament on COVID-19 will address any such increase of that funding.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Education (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase funding for public education campaigns about smoking in order (1) to encourage people who have quit smoking during the COVID-19 lockdown to remain smoke-free, and (2) to motivate people to quit smoking in coming months.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Pregnancy (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the data included in Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery: England Quarter 4, 2019–20, published on 7 July, what assessment they have made of Greater Manchester’s Smokefree Pregnancy programme; and what plans they have to implement a national smoke-free pregnancy incentives programme along the lines of that programme.

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, I lived in the great city of Leicester for four years in the 1980s, and I am now seriously worried about the situation there, and how long these restrictions may apply without the serious risk of them being breached on a regular basis and even civil unrest breaking out. Can the Minister confirm that tomorrow’s review will provide hope and further reassurance to people there that...

Parliamentary Constituencies Bill - Second Reading (27 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 was the subject of the fiercest and longest debates I have witnessed in this House. At the time my party was seeking a route to change to the AV voting system through a referendum, while the Conservative Party was seeking to address what it wrongly considered to be a bias against it in the system. My party failed to...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (24 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, these regulations may be a sensible consolidation of previous ones, but we cannot pretend that this kind of debate subjects them to proper scrutiny. I hope that detailed questions such as those put by my friend Lord Oates will be properly answered. The process of approving new regulations that are already in place, in order to replace ones that expired before they were approved,...

China - Statement (22 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: What does the Minister think of the letter from the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews to the Chinese ambassador about the film shown on Sunday? She said that nobody could “fail to notice the similarities between what is alleged to be happening in the People’s Republic of China today and what happened in Nazi Germany 75 years ago”. Will the Minister confirm that we will...

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 11 (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, earlier today, the noble Lord, Lord Bethell, congratulated the million people who have given up smoking during the lockdown, permanently we hope, to protect their health. Sadly, the government amendments today fail to do enough to protect them and others, including staff and families with children, from the dangers of second-hand smoke, which does not respect social distancing...

Smoking - Question (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, 1 million people have given up smoking to protect their health during lockdown and now 86% of people in the UK do not smoke. Will the Minister therefore support the amendment this afternoon, which would mean that if additional tables and chairs are put outside pubs and restaurants through pavement licences, all the new seating areas created will be smoke free and more attractive to...

House of Lords and Machinery of Government: Consultation on Changes - Question (15 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, there are 79 bi- cameral parliaments in the world. All but one of them have chambers co-located in the capital city, often in the same building. Why does the Minister think that this is the case?

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 18 (13 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, the principle of providing pavement licences is welcome, and I believe that this amendment will help to encourage more businesses in the hospitality sector to open. It has been put forward superbly by my noble friend Lady Northover and other noble Lords. Over the weekend, I was able to visit excellent cafés on the Eastbourne sea front which were all following sensible and necessary...

Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (10 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, the Government have set out their ambition to leave the environment in a better state for the next generation. But our generation was not given good leadership when David Cameron argued that we should “get rid of all this green crap” from energy bills. These regulations are a small step in setting that right. They rightly provide exemptions for people with disabilities who may...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve ( 8 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, face coverings have been mandatory on public transport since 15 June, but since then I have seen people on buses not wearing them and removing them to make phone calls, have a drink or, in one case, floss their teeth. How can the travelling public be persuaded to keep masks on throughout their journey? Can more be done to assist people with disabilities, who should not have to...

Covid-19: Mental Health Services - Question ( 2 Jul 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, people with diabetes are twice as likely to experience depression as those without, and a third of Covid-19 deaths in England are linked to people with diabetes. A survey by Diabetes UK shows that three-quarters of people with diabetes who have felt that they needed specialist mental health support cannot access it. How can the Government help to ensure that more people are tested...

David Frost - Private Notice Question (30 Jun 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, in the Times today, Rachel Sylvester quotes a former Permanent Secretary saying of this Government that “basic propriety and ethics have gone out the window, and the decision-making is a shambles.” Does not giving someone with no expert knowledge of terrorism, intelligence or defence responsibility for national security, as well as for the Brexit negotiations, confirm this?

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, the Minister will recall that my major concern about these changing regulations is about the credibility of government advice and growing public reluctance to do what it says. Pictures of crowded beaches and incidents such as the large gathering in south London last night, which required police intervention, suggest that many people are not staying alert or staying safe, and such...

House of Lords: Size - Question (23 Jun 2020)

Lord Rennard: My Lords, the problems with the size of the House are exacerbated by continuing the by-elections of hereditary Peers. By-elections and elections to local authorities have been postponed for a year, so will Parliament be given a say as to whether by-elections of hereditary Peers will resume in September? How can the opinion of this House be tested on this issue before then?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Health Services (19 Jun 2020)

Lord Rennard: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the use of digital technology in care pathways for people with diabetes.


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