Results 1–20 of 47 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Freyberg

NHS: Future UK Trade Deals - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Desai—and yes, I will be covering that area. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Brooke, for putting down this timely and important debate. Others will wish—some have done so already—to raise concerns about the extent to which health policy-making, the commissioning and provision of NHS services and the pricing of drugs and...

Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Feb 2019)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I welcome the Minister’s helpful comments and the opportunity to debate these regulations. Over the last 10 years, we have seen strides forward in the fight against mesothelioma. Thanks to a great deal of political support and work by colleagues in this House—I pay tribute to the noble Lords, Lord Alton, Lord Giddens and Lord Wills—and by Mike Kane, Tracey Crouch and the late...

Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, on securing today’s debate and thank him for his work as Chairman of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The committee’s report makes an important contribution to the wider debate about how the United Kingdom can position itself to be a world leader. Along with the Government’s response, it raises a number...

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

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I too would like to thank the committee for so thoroughly examining this vital part of our economy and national purpose. This is not simply another industry sector. As the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, said, the essence of what it brings is clear in its name: life. It is all the more important, therefore, that we as a nation have a clear, simple and credible strategic objective,...

NHS: Healthcare Data - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2018)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have spoken today. It has been quite an excellent debate and I have learned much from it. I echo other noble Lords in congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Bethell, on his excellent maiden speech. He emphasised serious points about the fears that individuals have about their data and how it is used—which I share—but also its benefits. I thank him for...

NHS: Healthcare Data - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2018)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this morning’s debate about the value of healthcare data and how it might be harnessed to transform outcomes for the health and wealth of the United Kingdom for generations to come. I very much look forward to the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Bethell, and wish him every success for this and future contributions that he will no...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (14 May 2018)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I support Amendment 53A, moved by the noble Lord, Lord Mitchell. In doing so, I wish to make two specific points that follow on from his speech today. First, the amendment crucially recognises the importance of measuring what we as a nation are doing with data of significance before we take important, industrially strategic decisions on how we make the most of this vital national...

NHS: Cancer Treatments - Question for Short Debate (25 Jan 2018)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, less common and rare cancers account for more than half of all cancers, but each is a small individual market and so under-researched. Be they brain or, in my sister’s case, mesothelioma, they suffer a chronic lack of innovation. I therefore commend the noble Baroness, Lady Jowell, for her bravery and the moving way in which she has brought these important issues to the House....

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2017)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I wish to restrict my remarks on the gracious Speech to health. I welcome the new patient protection Bill and the focus on mental health, but in both the Government are not going far enough in driving a quality agenda into the NHS, and do not seem to understand that care quality and the UK’s attractiveness as a destination to industry for clinical research post Brexit go hand in...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I will address my remarks today to education. The Queen’s Speech primarily focused on traditional academic subjects and pathways, but the Government’s refocusing on vocational pathways for 16 to 19 year-olds also has a massive potential for increasing the life chances of those who would flourish in careers that a traditional academic curriculum might not directly lead to. But...

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill: Second Reading (26 Feb 2016)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I, too, am delighted to support the Bill. I speak today, as many noble Lords do, as one touched by the tragedy of cancer. As some noble Lords may know, my sister died two years of mesothelioma. Recent data from the Office for National Statistics show that 43% of cancers are less common cancers such as mesothelioma. While each is small, collectively they account for well over half of...

Health: Cancer — Question for Short Debate (20 Jan 2016)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I begin my speech with a startling fact: rare cancers accounted for 43% of cases in 2010, but 59% of cancer deaths. Let me repeat that: these less common cancers affect roughly four in 10 of new patients, but make up six in 10 of deaths. If we want to improve survival overall we have to improve our performance in these cancers, and our performance in caring for them is poor relative...

National Health Service — Motion to Take Note (14 Jan 2016)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, this debate is about present and future demand and how we best manage it. In doing so, we need to include all rare disease, not just the big killers. Individual rare diseases may not kill many, but collectively they are a significant part of the disease burden. Mesothelioma is such a disease. In the recent mesothelioma debate, the Government confirmed that 60,000 are expected to die...

Mesothelioma (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (20 Nov 2015)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I support the Bill and I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alton, on bringing this issue back to Parliament following its narrow defeat in this House in 2013. Like the noble Lord, Lord McNally, my interest in this subject is personal. Just over three years ago, in June 2012, my sister, Annabel Freyberg, a journalist, was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Her diagnosis followed one...

Arts: Funding — Debate (3 Feb 2011)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Wasserman, and to congratulate him on behalf of the whole House on his excellent and very thought-provoking speech. He comes to the House with huge experience in policing. A former Rhodes scholar, he served as a special adviser to the New York and Philadelphia police chiefs. He is an internationally known expert in criminal...

Artist's Resale Right Regulations (24 Jan 2006)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, first I declare an interest as an artist who at some stage could benefit from the new measure. When I last spoke on this issue, on 10 December 1997, I was opposed to the whole idea of artists' resale rights because I felt that there was a different principle involved with the sale of art and that of other creative mediums such as writing and music. I was concerned too about the...

Lords Amendment (17 Nov 2004)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I am naturally disappointed that the Government have yet again rejected my amendment. The issue of post-retirement marriages is long standing and continues to create hardship for elderly and vulnerable widows. I should like to take the opportunity to thank the honourable Member for Aldershot, Mr Gerald Howarth, for his assiduous support of my amendment in another place. In addition,...

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (2 Nov 2004)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have spoken in support of the amendment today and the Minister for her consideration of this matter, whatever her views. I am sorry that she was unable to give a greater commitment than the one she has given from the Dispatch Box about looking at this subject outside the Bill. This issue has vexed me for some time and, because the Minister was unable to...

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (2 Nov 2004)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I intervene in this debate because I wish to add my voice to that of the noble Lord, Lord Morris of Manchester, and others around the House on the heavy-handed manner that the Government have adopted in order to get their legislation through. At a meeting held a few weeks ago with the Minister in another place to discuss my amendment on post-retirement marriages, I, too, was told...

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (2 Nov 2004)

Lord Freyberg: rose to move, as an amendment to the Motion that this House do not insist on its Amendment No. 2, to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 2A, at end insert "but do propose the following amendment in lieu thereof— 2C After Clause 6, Insert the following new clause— "Post-retirement marriages As of 6th April 2005 widows or widowers over the age of 75 of all service...


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