Results 101–120 of 480 for speaker:Lord Black of Brentwood

Cultural and Creative Industries: Diversity - Question (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that, while 64% of schools in areas of least deprivation provide music at A-level, in areas of highest deprivation that figure is a shocking 14%? Is this not damning evidence that access to music education is becoming the preserve of the rich and elite? Will my noble friend agree that the only way to reverse this intolerable situation is wholesale reform of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: English Baccalaureate (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of GCSE pupils (1) entered, and (2) passed, the English Baccalaureate in (a) 2014, and (b) 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Admissions (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 December 2018 (HL11550), what further discussions have taken place between the Department for Education and the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects; and what progress has been made in that regard.

Cairncross Review - Statement (12 Feb 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I join my noble and learned friend in congratulating Dame Frances on producing a compelling report, which sets out both starkly and boldly the real commercial pressures which are facing all publishers. I declare my interest as deputy chairman of the Telegraph Media Group. Given the scale of the challenges and the punishing pace of change in the industry, which come over so clearly...

Education: English Baccalaureate - Question (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of pupils taking the subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate.

Education: English Baccalaureate - Question (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare an interest as chairman of the Royal College of Music.

Education: English Baccalaureate - Question (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that Answer, but is not the truth that the EBacc is fundamentally flawed? The Government set a target of 75% of state-school pupils to sit it by 2022 but last year, as he said, only 38% did so. That figure has been completely static for five years and shows no sign of increasing to anywhere near the target. At the same time, the EBacc is destroying arts...

Children and Young People: Digital Technology - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I join other noble Lords in congratulating the noble Baroness on securing this debate. Whenever we discuss this enormous issue, I am reminded of the words of Bismarck, who would no doubt have had a thing or two to say about recent events, who once said that people cannot create or divert the stream of time; they can only travel on it and steer with more or less experience and skill....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Admissions (16 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government which universities or other higher education institutions they have consulted about adding music to their lists of facilitating subjects.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine: Drugs (16 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have made to enable veterinary medicines authorised for veterinary use by regulators in an EU Member State to be used in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine: Drugs (16 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional checks, if any, will be required on veterinary medicines which have been authorised for veterinary use by regulators in an EU Member State to be used in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine (16 Jan 2019)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that there are enough vets in the UK to deal with any increased demands on veterinary care as a result of a no-deal Brexit.

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - Question (3 Dec 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, can my noble friend tell us what plans the Government have to improve access to HIV treatment for children? Globally, only 52% of children living with HIV have access to antiretrovirals and, tragically, half of those without treatment will die before their second birthday. There will soon be a high-level discussion on scaling up early HIV diagnosis and treatment for children. Will...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Admissions (3 Dec 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Education is having with the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects.

Health: Tuberculosis - Question (29 Nov 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the greatest barrier to tackling HIV and its comorbidities, such as TB and hepatitis, is the continuing burden of the criminalisation of homosexuality in so many countries, which makes proper health education almost impossible? Will he restate the Government’s strong and very welcome commitment to tackling that scourge of criminalisation?

Sexual Health Services - Question (29 Nov 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I declare an interest as a trustee of the Bloomsbury Network. Does my noble friend agree that, with the advent of PrEP and the certain knowledge that people on effective medication cannot pass on HIV, we now have within our grasp the possibility of eliminating new HIV infections, and therefore the burden on sexual health services? Will the Government make a clear commitment to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Daphne Caruana Galizia (27 Nov 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Malta about the progress of the investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in October 2017.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: HIV Infection (27 Nov 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the needs of people living with HIV as part of their development of a long-term plan for the NHS.

Armistice Day: Centenary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, it has been a rare privilege during the last four years to take part in so many important debates in this House as we have commemorated the heroism and sacrifice of those who fell in the Great War. In particular, it was a privilege to lead one on the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele and another commemorating the role of musicians, artists and poets who fell in the...


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