Results 181–200 of 482 for speaker:Lord Black of Brentwood

Battle of Passchendaele - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that comprehensive response. Even by the high standards of this House, as the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, said, this has been an exceptional debate which has probed so many aspects of the dreadful Battle of Passchendaele in a series of incredibly thoughtful, poignant and moving contributions. I am most grateful to all noble Lords who took part. One of the...

Battle of Passchendaele - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, to lead a debate commemorating the horror and savagery of the third battle of Ypres, black-edged in the annals of British and European history in which half a million men lost their lives, were wounded or went missing in the most appalling conditions imaginable, is both a privilege and deeply humbling. A century on, it is still a struggle to find the right words to describe what...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Earl, who has brought so much wisdom and passion to the issue of child protection, which is rapidly becoming the leitmotiv of this debate—and rightly so. My comments will be about something slightly different: the impact of the Bill on journalism and the right to freedom of expression. I declare my interest accordingly as executive director of...

Breeding: Dogs and Cats - Question (13 Sep 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address concerns about the breeding of dogs and cats.

Breeding: Dogs and Cats - Question (13 Sep 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I thank my noble friend very much for that Answer. Will he join me in paying tribute to all the charities and their armies of volunteers who care for cats and dogs in distress? Is he aware that an issue of growing concern to them all is the unregulated breeding of brachycephalic animals such as pugs or Scottish fold cats, which are bred—genetically modified—for cosmetic purposes...

Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note (7 Sep 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I join the deserved chorus of congratulation for the noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox, on securing this debate. I want briefly to address two issues: first the impact on young people, who in many ways personify the dilemma of digital understanding. On the one hand, digital opens up for them a world of opportunity. On the other hand, the fast-moving world of social media presents great...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government what steps, short of the appointment of commissioners, they can take to deal with children's services departments which are a cause of concern.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government (1) which local authority children's services departments have been found by Ofsted since January 2015 to be persistently or systemically failing; (2) which were made subject to the appointment of commissioners; and (3) which are currently run by commissioners.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Lambeth (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations about failings in children's services in the London Borough of Lambeth.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the current detailed business plans of those sections of the Department for Education dealing with child welfare.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to improve the performance of Ofsted in responding to family members who raise matters of concern in relation to children's services departments and children's homes.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor the performance of Ofsted in relation to that agency's responses to family members who raise concerns relating to (1) children's services, and (2) children's homes; and what steps, if any, they are taking to improve that performance.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Ofsted (31 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the methodology by which the performance of the Chair of Ofsted is monitored.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: *No heading* (27 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations about the content of a video published by the British Embassy in Ljubljana in February to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Slovenia.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (25 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to encourage private and social landlords to allow tenants to have pets, in order to avoid the separation of pets from their owners.

Written Answers — Department of Health: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government why data on the use of Guidance on Risk Assessment and Stroke Prevention for Atrial Fibrillation is no longer collected as part of the Medicines Optimisation Dashboard.

Written Answers — Department of Health: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government what proportion of GP surgeries use (1) the Guidance on Risk Assessment and Stroke Prevention for Atrial Fibrillation tool, and (2) other tools, to audit the management of atrial fibrillation patients, broken down by clinical commissioning group, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department of Health: *No heading* (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Her Majesty's Government what proportion of patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation are treated with (1) anticoagulant therapy, and (2) antiplatelet therapy, broken down by clinical commissioning group, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.


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