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Results 141–160 of 897 for speaker:Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

Alcohol: Minimum Unit Pricing - Question (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, has not the Minister just made the case for minimum unit pricing? Could I remind him to cast his mind back to all the arguments advanced by his side against changes to tobacco and smoking—that everybody was going to be hurt by it if we increased the price? We had to increase the price for the benefit of everyone, and the same now applies to alcohol. All the evidence that he is...

NHS: Charitable Donations - Question (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 20 December 2017 (HL4078), why they have no plans to provide patients with the costs of their treatment in order to encourage charitable donations to the National Health Service.

NHS: Charitable Donations - Question (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister agree that we have a great gift in the NHS and that great gifts become even greater if one can make a return contribution to the giver? Why will the Government not reveal the cost of treatment to people—after they have had it, not before, and only to those people who request it—so that in turn they may make a voluntary contribution, either in full or in part,...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Second Reading (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I welcome the Bill generally. As the Minister stated when she moved the Second Reading, the Government have said that, by 2050, nearly all cars and vans should be zero-emission vehicles. As other noble Lords have said, that is not a particularly stretching target compared to the ambitions that are being laid down by many other countries, but to reach even this goal we will need...

Rail Update - Statement (5 Feb 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, the Minister in the other place set out some admirable principles that should be observed: protecting the interests of passengers; preserving the interests of taxpayers by ensuring value for money; and supporting investment and improvement. Looking to the future, the Minister has indicated a possibility that the current east coast franchise may stay with Stagecoach, under a very...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, unlike the noble Lord, Lord Hague of Richmond, who brought two new items to the debate, I do not anticipate that I will add anything new. There have been some outstanding contributions and I particularly commend the outstanding speech from my noble friend that we have just heard. Yesterday I was particularly moved by two speeches. The first was the speech from the right reverend...

NHS and Social Care: Winter Service Delivery - Motion to Take Note (25 Jan 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Wheeler, for initiating this debate and to everyone who has participated in producing a set of solutions which, if they were brought together, would solve the problem. I feel sorry for the Minister, who has had little support from any quarter today for his problem. Everyone knows that much more money is needed. There is a 2% gap that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health (25 Jan 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take further action to encourage NHS users to accept greater responsibility for their health.

Brexit: European Travel Information and Authorisation System - Question (17 Jan 2018)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, what plans do the Government have for explaining to the British people the consequences of any eventuality that we may face?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the NHS of their decision to freeze duties on alcohol other than white cider.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding is allocated to adult eating disorder services in the NHS; and how much of that allocated funding has reached front-line services in each of the past five years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients (HC 634), published on 6 December, what is their assessment of the conclusion of that report that funding for the eating disorder services in the case of Miss B was “woefully inadequate”.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the conclusions of the report of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients (HC 634), published on 6 December, whether they have any plans to increase funding to eating disorder services in the NHS.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the conclusions of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients (HC 634), published on 6 December, whether they have any plans to give adult eating disorder services parity of esteem with child and adolescent eating disorder services in the NHS.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the conclusions of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients (HC 634), published on 6 December, what assessment they have made of the recommendations set out in that report; and what discussions they have held with the General Medical Council on reviewing the eating...

Licensing Act 2003: Post-Legislative Scrutiny (Licensing Act 2003 Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Wales has taken the decision to proceed with introducing a minimum unit price, but it is not entirely free to implement it without the authority of the UK Government. Will it be required to wait until the Scottish review has been completed?

Licensing Act 2003: Post-Legislative Scrutiny (Licensing Act 2003 Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I join others in congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Pickering, on securing the time for the debate and on the work she has done, and I thank all others who were associated with producing the report. I take the opportunity to wish all my colleagues, the noble Baroness and the staff of the House—and in particular Hansard reporters—a joyful Christmas. I mention the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: NHS (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide facilities for those in receipt of (1) the Winter Fuel Allowance, and (2) the Christmas bonus, to convert such payments into charitable donations to NHS hospital charities.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Charities (20 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a new national NHS hospital charity to receive donations for supporting NHS hospitals.


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