Results 1–20 of 103 for speaker:Lord Stone of Blackheath

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 June (HL16054), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level; and whether they will reconsider this ban if it is found to have increased the threat level.

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (25 Jun 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 May (HL15688), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level.

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (24 May 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 April (HL14709), what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Motion to Take Note (2 May 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, global warming needs urgent action, but it must be conducted simultaneously both horizontally across parties and internationally, as we have heard, and by us all acting at several vertical levels to form a unity of purpose. Extinction Rebellion is waking up people at all four levels. At level 1, individuals now see themselves needing to change their behaviour. At level 2, small...

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (3 Apr 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have of the likelihood of a terror attack in the UK as a result of tensions resulting from their ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Egypt (1 Apr 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resumption of flights by Italy and Germany to Sharm el-Sheikh; what plans they have to allow the resumption of such flights from the UK; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's ban on flights to that city on the likelihood of terror attacks in the UK.

Yoga - Question (21 Mar 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, I have just discovered that you can do downward dog on these Benches: I invite noble Lords to join me. With the evidence showing that yoga and mindfulness can be good for preventing and curing illnesses, both physical and mental, what progress has been made with the establishment of a national academy for social prescribing? Will representatives of yoga and mindfulness practice be on it?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Egypt (19 Mar 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, and in particular of any resulting decline of employment in the tourism sector there, on the prevalence of terrorism in that city.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: Security (12 Mar 2019)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 5 November 2018 (HL11004), what criteria they use to assess the security requirements of airports.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Egypt (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to allow flights to Sharm el-Sheikh again; if so, when; and if not, why not.

United Nations General Assembly 2018: IRC Report - Question for Short Debate (6 Sep 2018)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, in the report Mr Hochschild draws attention to areas of particular concern. He specifically mentions Israel-Palestine, where the peace process is “suffering a major setback”. Much of my work is in the Middle East and from 50 years’ experience I can see now that, as indicated by the noble Lord, Lord Howell, unity work must be conducted vertically at three levels of...

NHS: Healthcare Data - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2018)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, when speaking of data in research, scientists and medics refer only to quantitative research, as has been done in this debate so far. But qualitative research also produces immensely beneficial data. I declare an interest as former chair of the UK ground-breaking healthtalk organisation. It has created a platform presenting thousands of free-to-access video and audio clips, drawn...

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2018)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, it is really an honour to be involved in this debate with those of your Lordships who are great experts and involved in the long-term effective work of relieving millions of people the world over, particularly children, from suffering from these diseases. We, as a nation, can be proud of the work that we are doing. I am no expert but I know particularly about the work of the...

Childhood Obesity: Yoga - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, today is International Yoga Day, on which we are about to launch the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yoga in Society. As with mindfulness, we will be offering staff here on the Estate, MPs and Peers courses in seated yoga and breathing techniques, which have other benefits besides tackling obesity. I ask the Minister and other noble Lords to sign up to such courses.

Flood Risk - Question (11 Jun 2018)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: I am not sure whether I heard properly, but in spite of the United Nations World Water Development Report, which promotes very favourable natural solutions for water, both ecologically and financially, did the Minister say that out of £2.2 billion, we are spending only £15 million on natural-based solutions? If so, can we think again?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (1 Jun 2018)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they will make available in 2019–20 for nature-based solutions to reduce future flood risk in the UK, as recommended in the United Nations report Nature-based solutions for water, published on 19 March.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Egypt (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to UK citizens resulting from their decision to ban flights between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Egypt (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 7 November (HL2559), when they last carried out an assessment of Sharm el Sheikh airport; and whether that assessment involved UK officials visiting that airport.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Egypt (7 Nov 2017)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the ban on direct flights between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh, in the light of such flights being available from other European states, including Italy, Germany, and Belgium.

Middle East (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Lord Stone of Blackheath: My Lords, this report and what has already been said confirms what I have learned in 50 years’ involvement in many projects in the Middle East: the situation is complex, multifaceted and interconnected; apportioning blame and trying to negate the narrative of “the other” just makes things worse; and solutions are best developed by the people in the region. Progress can be made with...


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