Results 161–180 of 11478 for speaker:Lord Bassam of Brighton

Covid-19: Impact of No-deal Brexit on Vaccine Supplies - Question (16 Dec 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, it is extremely concerning that the Government should contemplate no deal in two weeks’ time, in the middle of a pandemic, with the serious impact this could have on medical supplies and supplies of Covid-19 vaccines. How many Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines will be in the UK by 31 December? How many government ferries and RAF planes are on standby to bring Covid-19 vaccines into the UK...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms trade: Arab States (16 Dec 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for licences for military exports (1) to Saudi Arabia, (2) to UAE, (3) to Bahrain, (4) to Kuwait, and (5) to Egypt, they have approved since 7 July.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Safety (15 Dec 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capability of UK regulators (1) to maintain existing statutory protections relating to harmful online content, and (2) to ensure effective enforcement of these protections, between the end of the transition period for the UK’s departure from the EU and the enactment of their proposed online harms legislation.

Gambling and Lotteries - Statement (14 Dec 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for repeating this important Statement. Before turning to the detail, I note that it is becoming increasingly common for there to be a significant gap between the Commons Statements and our repeat of them. This is regrettable; I hope it will be addressed as we move into the new year. The launch of this call for evidence on the effectiveness of gambling...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Safety (9 Dec 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) any governance and regulatory gaps in online harms protections that will emerge at the end of the transition period for the UK’s departure from the EU, and (2) the risks to young people from any further delay to the publication of proposed online harms legislation.

Covid-19: Social Mobility - Question (7 Dec 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, women in low-paid insecure work have borne the triple threat of job losses, falling income and the explosion of unpaid care needs during the Covid pandemic. What work is being done by the Government now to address the structural barriers that women—working-class women in particular—face, including to combat low pay and secure further gains on shared childcare and caring...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Safety (7 Dec 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in the last three months to progress their proposed online harms legislation; and whether such legislation will be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (UK (NI) Indication) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (27 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I join others in thanking the Minister for his explanatory notes, memoranda and letter, trying to bring some clarity to a very complicated situation. I am also grateful to all my colleagues in the House who have spoken because they have all drawn out important issues: my noble friend Lord Foulkes was particularly forceful on consultation. I also understand the feelings of our...

Audiovisual Media Services (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (27 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, colleagues across the House have posed a number of very awkward questions for the Minister to answer, and I am going to add one or two more of my own. It is worth making a few observations that perhaps take us to the point where we can see an improvement in the patchwork of regulation that we are left with. As we have seen with a number of recent DCMS instruments, our ability to...

Special Educational Needs - Question (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: [Inaudible] Labour has managed to identify that £300 million will be spent in 2021-22 on children with special educational needs and disabilities. Can the Minister confirm that this is all new money and advise the House as to how many new places that will support? How will the Government ensure that we have an integrated strategy across the education, health and care sectors and what further...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (26 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency plans they have made to alter a COVID-19 vaccination schedule if a booster dose is required.

Sport Sector: Financial Support - Statement (25 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for repeating last week’s Statement. Normally, it is undesirable to have such a gap between the debates in both Houses, but, in this case, it allows us to consider recent developments. Labour welcomes the additional financial support for the sport sector, and I repeat the thanks expressed by my colleague, Alison McGovern, for the hard-working Treasury...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (25 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell (HL5829) on 21 October, what was the cost of using laboratory facilities in the USA for processing the 66,648 tests; which company or companies were used in sending those tests to the USA; what percentage of tests processed in the USA yielded usable data; and what impact the additional time in sending tests to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (25 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 20 July (HL5350), how many COVID-19 tests have been sent by post and subsequently returned to laboratories, for each day since the scheme began; and how many of the tests sent by post have been discounted because swabbed material was not collected correctly.

Travel Agents - Question (23 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association has said that the Government have “ignored calls for help” from our travel trade and that the buck “has been passed from the Department of Business to the Department of Transport and back again.” Can the Minister explain why that is the case and why the travel sector has slipped between departmental cracks during the pandemic? Can...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what infrastructure they have place to ensure RNA-based COVID-19 vaccines could remain frozen throughout the supply chain.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Contact Tracing: Coronavirus (23 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what information on local support systems is provided to individuals traced through the NHS COVID-19 test, track and trace system to help them to isolate.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Contact Tracing (19 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 20 July (HL6147), whether they will publish the data on how many people (1) received test results within 24 hours, (2) who tested positive were reached within 24 hours for non-complex cases, and (3) who were identified as contacts were reached within 24 hours for non-complex cases only.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Civil Servants: Coronavirus (19 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants (1) were staffing, (2) joined, and (3) left, their COVID-19 testing programme in each calendar month from March to October.

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - Statement (16 Nov 2020)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I very much welcome the Statement and the announcement that has been made. I thank the Secretary of State for setting out the plans for the celebration, and I am sure I join other noble Lords in looking forward with optimism to this happy event. We warmly welcome the good news that Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee will be recognised by an extra bank holiday, as I am sure will many...


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