Results 41–60 of 998 for speaker:Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

Future of Health and Care - Statement (23 Feb 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, the White Paper refers to the NHS problems with obesity. I make no apology for introducing this topic, because obesity is one of the major underlying causes of Covid deaths, but it is rarely raised in the direct communication between the Prime Minister and Professor Whitty and the population in the No. 10 conferences. As World Obesity Day approaches on 4 March, will the Minister...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Rehabilitation (19 Feb 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards producing a cross-addiction strategy which includes consideration of alcohol addiction.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: National Institute for Health Protection (18 Feb 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they made towards the development of the National Institute for Health Protection.

Biodiversity: Dasgupta Review - Question (4 Feb 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, the report identifies the tripling of the world population, from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 7.6 billion in 2019, as a major contributor to unsustainability. As well as the need to look at family planning policies, Professor Dasgupta asks what else the review should consider in developing options for change. Is not voluntary euthanasia an option that could be considered? Would the...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 23 (27 Jan 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate, particularly in following the noble Baroness, Lady Fox. Before I speak, I apologise to the Hansard writers; I was asked for my notes in advance and said “Well, here’s the notes, but there’s no guarantee that I will stick to them”. That is certainly the case, in the light of two developments. First, there was the...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 21 (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am very grateful to have the opportunity to speak in support of the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay. I declare an interest as a member of the Commission on Alcohol Harm, which she chaired so admirably, where I saw much of the evidence on the difficulties and consequences that arise from an abuse of alcohol. The Minister is probably not surprised that I am speaking on this, as we have...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 15 (25 Jan 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am rather surprised to see that I am down to speak on Amendment 15. As far as I was aware, I was not scheduled to speak, and there is not a great deal that I can add, but I have listened with great care to the debate so far and can speak from a little bit of experience. My mother had me during the Second World War. My father was away. She had three teenage boys aged 11, 12 and 13...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Second Reading (5 Jan 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I greatly welcome the Bill and hope that in her response the Minister can indicate that the Government are open to considering further amendments to make this an even better Bill, and an Act in due course. I want to speak about perpetrators and rehabilitation. I declare an interest as a patron, along with the now retired Baroness Gould of Potternewton, of the Everyman Project, a...

Obesity - Question (5 Jan 2021)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I declare an interest as a member of the all-party parliamentary group involved with the report. We recommended that the Government should build on their Better Health campaign with a public information campaign. Picking up on the last point of the noble Baroness, Lady Boycott, and on the Minister’s remark that he had tweeted about the 13 streams, is not the basic problem that the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity (10 Dec 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Department for Health and Social Care has taken to address the level of obesity in socio-economically deprived communities; and whether any such steps will be taken as part of their strategy set out in their policy paper Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July.

Criminal Justice: Imprisonment for Public Protection - Question (9 Dec 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister agree that there is much neighbouring European evidence of successful rehabilitation of all prisoners? They do far better than we do on recidivism. Not only do they do better, but they do it in a more humane way and, in many instances, much more cost-effectively than in this country. In those circumstances, would the Minister be prepared to invite some of our more...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change Convention (7 Dec 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to discuss the growth in the world population at the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26); and, if so, what changes they will they be advocating.

Covid-19 Update - Statement (30 Nov 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister agree that when a country faces a common external threat—to use his phrase, an “enemy”—the best chance of success comes when it is united? If he does, and we are once again seeing splintering and divisions arising quickly after this further Covid Statement, will he speak to his colleague the Prime Minister and seek to persuade him to invite other political...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Health and Social Care has held about  the future of Public Health England’s remit for (1) obesity prevention, and (2) weight management, services,

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their policy paper Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July, when they will publish their plans to expand weight management services available through the NHS.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the policy paper Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July, what steps they are taking to help people with severe and complex obesity maintain a healthy weight following weight loss.

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (4 Nov 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, the one thing that Covid-19 has done and continues to do is to puncture egos at the highest levels and in all parts of society throughout the world. I have considerable sympathy with many of the points made by the amendments. In particular I believe that there is an overwhelming requirement, as many others have argued, for the Government to use the lockdown period to provide a...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (3 Nov 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I share the view in the Statement that it was right to try every possible option to get the virus under control at the local level. As the Minister reported, there have been some successes there, but we did not make the progress we should have, overall. Unfortunately, political wrangling has not gone down well with the public, who are getting tired of seeing it. If the Government...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (19 Oct 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Hayman of Ullock and the noble Lord, Lord Sarfraz, on their great maiden speeches and look forward to hearing them in the future. This has been an extraordinarily long Second Reading and an exceptional one in many respects. However, I think it is worth reflecting on the fact that some of the topics on which there have been the strongest feelings...

Youth Unemployment - Private Notice Question (15 Oct 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister recall the complaints that I have been making to her department about the increasingly poor performance of call centres? In conversations I have had with people working in call centres, they have said that they are very short of staff. When will the Government engage with all these call centres? They already have people there to do the training. They should get...


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