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Results 161–180 of 897 for speaker:Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

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

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the NHS policy of not providing patients with the cost of their hospital operations and treatments; and what assessment they have made of whether providing such information might encourage patients to make voluntary charitable contributions towards hospital costs.

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

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide facilities for citizens to bequest charitable donations to NHS hospital charities.

House of Lords: Lord Speaker’s Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Foulkes, who is not in his place, for standing in for me this morning as I had another appointment. Like the rest of the House, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Burns, and his committee for the work they have done—although, rather like the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market, I believe that the pace set out is quite inadequate for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs: Rehabilitation (14 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take on the findings of the Care Quality Commission report Substance misuse services: the quality and safety of residential detoxification.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, prior to the suspension of the alcohol duty escalator announced in the Budget Statement, they conducted a risk assessment of the effects and consequences for the NHS; and if so, what that risk assessment showed.

Energy: Home Battery Storage - Question (4 Dec 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, given the performance review in the summer and the driverless and electric vehicle charging point Bill currently in the House of Commons, why is there so little in the Bill to incentivise people to purchase batteries?

Nurses: Tuition Fees - Question (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, is it not necessary to offer the most attractive terms to get more nurses into training? Will the Minister reflect on the very helpful suggestion made by the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, that there is a possibility that a fair number of these people will never repay the full amount? Will he tell the House what the estimated write-off is of the repayments that will apply to nurses? If...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Methadone (29 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of methadone treatment programmes in saving lives.

Mental Health Services: Black and Minority Ethnic Communities - Question for Short Debate (28 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lord Boateng for promoting this important debate and for the very masterly way in which he introduced it. I also welcome the return of the noble Baroness the Minister. I normally speak on alcohol and drugs issues but there is a very strong overlap here with mental health, and I hope to speak on mental health more in the future than I have in the...

Brexit: Mental Health Research Funding - Question (23 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to match the current European Union contribution towards United Kingdom mental health research funding after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

Brexit: Mental Health Research Funding - Question (23 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister recall the Government’s promise in the May manifesto: “We will make the UK the leading research and technology economy in the world for mental health”? I am reassured by some of the Answer he gave, but he has not given a firm commitment that this will continue after Brexit. Will he give such a commitment; and given the promise that was made in the manifesto,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (20 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 30 October (HL Deb, col 1160), when they anticipate that the Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health will be published; and what plans they have to ensure that that Green Paper assesses differences in mental health treatment resulting from geographical location.

Young Women: Self-Harm - Question (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, if I may bring the Minister back to his area of responsibility, is he aware of recent research indicating that at primary level, references by doctors to mental health services are least in the deprived areas in the country and those are the areas where the self-harming is rising most of all? Can he tell the House what steps he is taking to halt that and move it in the other direction?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Methadone (7 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many English patients were on the methadone treatment programme in (1) 2005, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015; in each of those years (a) what was the cost of the programme, (b) how many deaths from methadone abuse, whether of those on the programme or not, were recorded, and (c) how many patients on the programme ceased injecting behaviour and the use of other...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Methadone (7 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the methadone prescribing treatment as a means to achieving a drug free lifestyle.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that patients, carers and clinicians are fully consulted during the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Hospitals (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decrease in inpatient psychiatric beds and any relationship this may have to the increase in the use of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure mental health issues are addressed before patients reach a state where they need to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the link between good community mental health services and lower rates of detention under the Mental Health Act 1983.


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