Results 1–20 of 1993 for speaker:Lord Addington

Code of Practice on Fair and Transparent Distribution of Tips - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, it is a pity that we have to do this, but it is good that we have done it. I am glad that it has happened.

Licensing Act 2003 (UEFA European Football Championship Licensing Hours) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, the measure is very reasonable, and having an extra bit of time for celebration for a major event sets a good precedent. I wish both England and Scotland well—it is the wrong shaped ball for me, but hey, you cannot have everything. I thank everybody here who has come together around certain issues and causes across the House, throughout the entire Parliament, to achieve things. It...

Media Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 1 (23 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, I will speak briefly to my Amendment 7. The listed events regime is something that we all agree should happen—for sporting events and events of national importance. This amendment, initially moved by the noble Baroness, Lady Grey-Thompson, is an attempt to make sure that in the current viewing world, they are still relevant in the way that they should be. Not everybody watches...

School Funding: Special Educational Needs - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, the report also says that we have been cutting the use of information technology; I remind the House of my interests. Can the Minister tell us of anything that gives more promise for someone with special educational needs to function well in the school system—and in the workplace later on—than using the correct form of assistive technology?

Media Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (20 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, this is a series of issues around the importance of sporting events being listed as cultural assets. If you do not do it in a way that holds the full panoply of technology as it stands today, you are going to miss out on the principle. As somebody who lost quite a lot of sleep trying to follow the Tokyo Games, et cetera, I am slightly annoyed that I did not add my name to all the...

Media Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (20 May 2024)

Lord Addington: Is the Minister, in effect, saying that he is convinced that, under the current regime, catch up and clips will continue to be available, certainly when multiple sports are happening at different times? Will we get slightly better guidance on that? Will it be available for us to look it up and check on it—certainly before the next stage of this Bill?

Community Sports: Impact on Young People - Motion to Take Note (16 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, the first and very pleasant task for anybody who is winding up today is to welcome the “new boys”. It is good to see them on the Benches and taking part. I slightly challenge the emphasis on football. It is not my favourite sport, but it is the biggest one. I welcome them and look forward to hearing from them on this and other subjects. I hope that we will become allies in the...

People with Disabilities: Access to Services - Motion to Take Note (16 May 2024)

Lord Addington: Are we suggesting that there will be a consistent approach to those who are not taking on plans in the classroom? Much of the talk here is about the plan, which is incredibly expensive and slow, is appealed and then goes through. Will we get better support for those who have not had that official diagnosis? That is the real issue here.

People with Disabilities: Access to Services - Motion to Take Note (16 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, follow that! The noble Baroness, Lady Hughes, has set us a challenge by going across the entire panoply. That probably should be done, but we may need a debate about three times as long, or three different goes at it. Let us use this as our opening shot. We have passed a law that we do not enact. Most people in this Chamber are veterans of various phases of this and its precursors....

Skills: Importance for the UK Economy and Quality of Life - Motion to Take Note ( 9 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, certain themes come across in trying to sum up what has been said in this debate. A clear one is the fact that we do not seem to have a handle on training for skills—a skill you can actually do in later life—or we have a dozen badly attached handles on it. We have an education system that is plugged into passing X number of little dots. It is also an education system which says...

Health and Disability Reform - Statement ( 1 May 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, this Statement should fill us with joy, but anyone familiar with the history of this issue will actually be worried. The assessment has just got a hell of a lot more complicated. In the past, people have been told that they cannot get their benefits, whatever they are called, because they can walk 10 yards—except they could do it one day but not the next, and it was a nightmare....

Gambling Advertising - Question for Short Debate (25 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, I start with a small confession: I live in the village of Lambourn, which is the centre of the racing industry. If there ever was an industry linked to gambling, it is racing. That made me think about my reaction to gambling, given that I do not sit on horses or gamble much. It is the fact that it is a day out, when you have drinks in a nice environment, watching racing. Virtually...

Expansion of Free Childcare - Question (23 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, I know from some of the information that has come to me that it has been estimated that we are 40,000 workers down on the target to implement this fully—in a sector where about half the workers are saying that they want to leave within the next 12 months due to a lack of pay and overwork. What will the Government do to square that circle?

School Inspections: Funding - Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, there is a principle that what gets inspected gets done. Can the Government say whether, if inspections are not done properly, we might be doing things badly? We have got to ensure that there are enough resources if we have a system of stick and carrot.

Police: Joe Anderson - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, does the Minister agree that there should be some maximum timeframe on this because, otherwise, it could go on for ever—and it looks like it is going to. Surely, there should be some point at which you know, at least, whether there is going to be further action taken against you.

Schools and Colleges: Special Educational Needs - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, when meeting the needs of those with special educational needs in the school and college system, a legacy of training and knowledge is retained within those institutions.

Schools and Colleges: Special Educational Needs - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name in the Order Paper and remind the House of my declared interests.

Schools and Colleges: Special Educational Needs - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Addington: I thank the Minister for that reply. However, why do we not have a strategic plan to make sure that at least the most common special educational needs—I once again remind the House of my interest in dyslexia—are embedded within schools? We do not want to go through the process of parents having to spot that their child is struggling, but for the school to come to the parents and say,...

Student Loan Interest Rates - Question (27 Mar 2024)

Lord Addington: My Lords, the student loan system is renowned for bad repayment rates and, as has just been mentioned, high interest rates. Would it not be the right time to get some system that the Government back and is on the government books? That is what needs to be done to get us away from the accounting procedure. It is ridiculous. I declare an interest as somebody who has a daughter who is coming up...


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