Lord Hughes of Woodside: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many electors were removed from the electoral registers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in each year since the EU referendum in 2016; and what percentage of the register this represents.
Lord Hughes of Woodside: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many electors have been added to the electoral register of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland since 2016; and what percentage this represents in each case.
Lord Hughes of Woodside: How many people who voted in that referendum are still alive? How many new people are on the register? What would the noble Lord say is the relationship between those who voted and those now on the register? How long does he believe we should continue—five years, 10 years? Should a referendum taken 10 years ago be binding on us for ever? It is absolute nonsense.
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Can the noble Lord say precisely whether there is any value nowadays in carrying a donor card or whether that is now obsolete?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Can the Minister confirm that the carrying of a donor card short-circuits the long process of finding relatives and so on, or is that simply a figment of my imagination?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: How can it make sense to have a referendum on what might be, but refuse to have a referendum on what it actually is? What is the difference between the previous referendum and the one we are thinking of now? You will be asked to judge on what actually is the case for leaving, not on the hypotheticals one way or the other.
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Does the Minister accept that one of the benefits of this legislation is that now people have to write and ask you whether or not you want to receive junk mail? That is fine. But with many of them, not only do you click “unsubscribe” but they ask you why you have unsubscribed. Will the Minister make sure that these issues are vigorously pursued and there is no slacking off? Frankly, my...
Lord Hughes of Woodside: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Sugg on 15 May (HL Deb, col 587), how many staff are working on the task and finish group set up to improve acces to wheelchair space on buses; and how much time each member of staff has spent working on the group.
Lord Hughes of Woodside: My Lords, the Minister said that the Government have been working on this issue. For how long, how many staff are working on it and how much time has been spent on it, or is it simply a fig-leaf to cover total inaction?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Address the House!
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Addressing the House is not simply a matter of courtesy. When the noble Lord turns his back, we cannot hear him as the sound is not picked up.
Lord Hughes of Woodside: My Lords—
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Has the Minister had meetings with the British Humanist Association and other non-religious groups?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: My Lords, the number of speakers in this debate demonstrates clearly the seriousness with which this House takes events in Zimbabwe and how much it cares about the people of Zimbabwe. I hope that whoever organises government business will take note of this and that, soon after the Christmas Recess, we can have a proper, full debate on this issue, of which there are many facets. Once it became...
Lord Hughes of Woodside: My Lords, the noble Baroness has twice said that she would reply to noble Lords who have asked questions. Would she go further and make a statement when she has made up her mind, or put a copy of her reply in the Library?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 30 October (HL Deb, col 1152), whether they will publish the tariff of fees paid to pharmacists for providing vaccinations in retail and community settings.
Lord Hughes of Woodside: My Lords, the Question is not about the different bands of assessment, but about why an assessment will cost some applicants money—they have to pay for the assessment—while others do not pay. A simple GP’s letter should be enough, as my noble friend suggests. Why does the Minister not answer that question?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: In his Answer, the Minister referred to October. October of which year?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Will the Minister investigate the increase in pollution in London caused by the unending roadworks that are intended to reduce congestion, but end up actually make the congestion worse? Is this a plot to get rid of us altogether?
Lord Hughes of Woodside: Will the Minister now answer the direct question of my noble friend about the reports in the press? Are they true or not?