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Results 21–40 of 897 for speaker:Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am very grateful to have the opportunity to speak. I have not spoken for two years on European issues, and I certainly will not speak for 15 minutes. I accept my responsibility. I have been a pro-European all my life. I have been very active in the House of Lords in European Union committees and am very much in favour of staying in Europe. But I was responsible in part for us...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I have not spoken on a European issue for two years—

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (25 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of obesity amongst children with special needs.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (25 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they are taking to reduce rates of obesity amongst 12–16 year olds with special needs.

HS2: Cost - Question (24 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, is there not a problem with the way we keep the cost of these projects under review? We had the same difficulty with Crossrail and, as I understand it, people have been raising questions from within the HS2 project since as far back as 2015, complaining about how it has been managed financially. Many of them have left and been required to sign nondisclosure agreements. Why are they...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Yoga (23 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent meetings they have had with yoga practitioners, or representatives of yoga practitioners; and what action they are taking as a result of those meetings.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Prescribing (19 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in establishing a National Academy for Social Prescribing.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Prescribing (19 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government how yoga practitioners will be represented in the National Academy for Social Prescribing.

Trade Unions - Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too am grateful to my noble friend Lord Jordan for promoting this debate and for the powerful introduction which he gave to it. I am grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken because we have covered a wide range of topics today, not just the ILO but British society, its trade unions and the future. I was very grateful to be reminded of Lord Brett and the great contribution he...

Multi-academy Trusts - Question (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, following on from the question of the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins, which I presume relates to the length that people continue in post, could the Minister say—I am sure he wants to continue to improve governance—whether he has looked at the Cadbury principles and seen whether they could be applied in certain areas of trusts?

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

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to all noble Lords who participated in the debate; it has been very helpful indeed. It needed airing and there is further work to be done. I will need to read in detail the noble Earl’s response in Hansard to see precisely what assurances he gave or what he was instructed to read. There is a good deal of agreement across the Chamber, which is very comforting. None of...

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

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, it is my privilege to move this Motion. I am grateful to my party for giving me this opportunity to speak on this issue, to the House’s Library for the comprehensive briefing it prepared, and to others who have sent in briefings, particularly the BMA. It is important that we have this debate to give us a chance to shine a light on the challenges and threats that we may soon have...

Asthma - Question (3 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: In view of the gravely damaging effect of asthma on children, does the Minister agree that the abolition by the former Mayor of London of the west London zone for congestion charging has increased the amount of air pollution in London over recent years? Many children have died and many people have suffered as a consequence. Will she ask the candidates for the Tory leadership whether they are...

Problem Gambling - Statement (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: First, following on from that point, can the Minister say whether the Government have had discussions with the gambling industry about the use of algorithms? Secondly, he says that the Government are now looking to the industry to act responsibly and will be monitoring what it does. How long will that period of monitoring last? Thirdly, a Select Committee in this House has been appointed to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (26 Jun 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups have access to clear, comprehensive and coherent child obesity treatment services which extend from simple local community interventions through to more specialist treatments.

Education: Industrial Strategy - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, will the Minister say whether—notwithstanding all the money that he describes the Government pumping into further education—he is really content with the present funding arrangement, as posed in the question from the noble Baroness on the Back Benches?

Referendums - Question for Short Debate (13 Jun 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am also grateful to my noble friend Lord Soley for introducing this debate. It is a great pity we have so little time. One of the reasons for that is that we do not organise business democratically in this House. Maybe others will have the guts to try to turn it over, and maybe we will use a form of referendum to determine what we should be talking about, our priorities, on which days we...

Children: Gaming - Question (23 May 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to sponsor research into the benefits of gaming for children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Children: Gaming - Question (23 May 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful for that reply. Yes, gaming can be harmful, and this Question is about gaming, not gambling. There is increasing evidence that gaming can help children in a whole variety of ways, particularly with mental health problems, yet little research is being done and the Minister did not really give a great list of what is happening with that. I wonder whether she could try to...


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