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Results 101–120 of 897 for speaker:Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pupils: Measurement (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they track the weight of school children between the ages of 12 and 16; if so, how this is done; and how the results are communicated to all the parents of the children so measured.

Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too would like to express my gratitude to my noble friend Lady Prosser for initiating this debate and I add my congratulations to the TUC on reaching the ripe young age of 150. As we have heard, the trade union movement has gone through some difficulties in recent years. I was around when we celebrated 100 years of the TUC, when we were substantially bigger in terms of...

Psychiatrists: Referral Fees - Question (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, as someone who has been in this area for quite some time, this exposure in the Sunday Times comes as no surprise whatever—it has been going on for many years. More importantly, is the Minister aware that there is a growing crisis in the private sector provision of alcohol and drug treatment centres? The numbers are declining and many are closing. The CQC produced a very critical...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Report (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, having been critical, I now extend a word of gratitude. In particular. I welcome subsection (1)(b) of the proposed new clause in the amendment to which the Minister drew attention, because that will definitely be needed in the future. It is a very helpful amendment indeed.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Report (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, in the absence of the noble Baroness, Lady Worthington, I shall move the amendment she has tabled. I shall not speak at any great length on it. The change which has been tabled is welcome, but it falls considerably short of what we were hoping for and, in particular, what the mayors were hoping for. They do not feel that the Bill gives them the powers to tackle the fundamental...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Report (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Can the Minister say why the mayors are calling for the change in the amendment? They are on the spot in the cities around the country and know the difficulties; they are asking for the change. Why are we refusing it?

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Report (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I rise to express my full support for the contribution just made by the noble Baroness, Lady Worthington. I regret that I was unable to be here for Committee last week, but I did speak at Second Reading and gave a list of locations which I believe would be suitable for consideration for introducing electric charging points. I understand that, interestingly, today the Cabinet is...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Report (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Can the Minister expand a little further on that? Are the Government positively taking action, or are they waiting for a groundswell of demand before they will take action?

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Report (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Shame!

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Handbooks (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 25 January (HL4794), what amendments they have made, or intend to make, to the wording on patient responsibilities to the NHS in the NHS Constitution Handbook.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Handbooks (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for amendments to the NHS Constitution Handbook; and what is the process for determining such changes.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Handbooks (5 Jun 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government how amendments to the NHS Constitution Handbook are communicated to patients.

Sexual Offences Legislation - Question (22 May 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, are there any positions on which the noble and learned Lord can take some action?

Children: Obesity - Question (10 May 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have as part of their review of the Childhood Obesity Plan for Action to work with the BBC to ensure that efforts to reduce obesity involve schoolchildren nationwide.

Children: Obesity - Question (10 May 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am grateful to the Minister for that helpful and hopeful reply. Like the noble Lord, Lord McColl, I believe that we need a major overarching campaign that must be focused on children, and principally the BBC would be the organisation to lead it. So I hope the discussions that are taking place will produce a positive programme so that we can see that the 8 million children, many of whom have...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (26 Apr 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, like other noble Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Patel, and his Select Committee for producing their wide-ranging and influential report. Nye Bevan said that the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it. Without doubt the noble Lord, Lord Patel, and the Select Committee have demonstrated that they have faith ,and they are ably supported by...

Children: Obesity - Question (19 Apr 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister believe that within the plan there may be a greater role for the major broadcasters in this country to give a stronger lead against these problems? The BBC, in particular, has major flagship programmes which are primarily about eating, putting on weight and calories, but the same applies to the other channels. Will he join me in a conversation with the BBC to try...

NHS: Winter 2017-18 - Question (18 Apr 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I welcome the review which the Minister has announced. Does he agree that it would be beneficial if we had a debate in this House on the review when it is out, and will he commit to trying to ensure that his Chief Whip gives us the time to have such a debate?

Brexit: Health and Welfare - Motion to Take Note (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, for securing this debate and for her persuasive arguments. I am grateful to all others who have contributed to what has been a very comprehensive debate. I will say something on the impact of Brexit on health inequalities. I am sure that many of your Lordships are aware of the work by Michael Marmot, who has highlighted that there...


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