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Turkey — Debate (13 Jan 2011)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, it is a great privilege and a great honour to join your Lordships' House. It has also been a great pleasure because of the immense kindness shown to me by my supporters, the noble Baronesses, Lady Scott and Lady Bonham-Carter, and noble Lords from all parts of this House, and the kindness and apparently endless patience of all its officials. My working life to date has been chiefly...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Unemployment (6 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by the TUC of the regional unemployment figures published on 18 May.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: Mathematics (14 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the reasons for the United Kingdom's declining position in the mathematics section in the Programme for International Student Assessment report published on 10 December 2010; and what steps they plan to take to improve the ranking in the next published report.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Jobcentre Plus: Vacancies (14 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobseekers have been defrauded via Jobcentre Plus vacancy advertisements into selling non-existent goods on eBay; and what steps have been made towards restitution of losses.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Wind Farms (15 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had in the past 12 months with the Vestas company about wind farms in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Unemployment (20 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 6 June (WA 77), what steps they are taking to reduce high and persistent levels of unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, on the Isle of Wight.

House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (21 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, I listened carefully to the noble Lord, Lord Grocott, and the words "dinosaur" and "roadblock to reform" do not appear in my speech. Many compelling arguments have already been put to your Lordships, and I am sure that more such arguments will be advanced during this debate, but there is one with which I should like to deal straightaway. That is the argument put by the noble...

Turkey: EU Membership — Question (22 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what barriers they have identified in the negotiations for the accession of Turkey into the European Union and what steps they are taking to overcome them.

Turkey: EU Membership — Question (22 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his Answer. He will be aware that popular sentiment in Turkey is moving against EU membership just when Turkey's importance to the EU and to the region is increasing. In addition to the measures that he has outlined, will he consider devising with our EU partners a new, clear and dedicated initiative to speed up Turkey's accession?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Philanthropy (23 Jun 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking or intend to take to encourage large scale philanthropic giving.

Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, I start by congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Glasman, on a truly excellent, witty and moving maiden speech. I am sure that those of us who know of his distinguished career in academic and public life would have expected no less. His work with London Citizens is particularly noteworthy and I am a great admirer of the work done for the London Living Wage campaign. I also admire...

Parliament Square (Management) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (1 Jul 2011)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, perhaps one of the most striking aspects of the Bill introduced by my noble friend Lord Marlesford is its distinguished ancestry. This House has debated the issues which the Bill addresses many times and at some length. It has even frequently debated these issues since the beginning of the year. Reading those debates from this and previous years leaves me with two strong...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government: Art Collection (11 Jul 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest valuation of the government art collection; how many pieces it contains; how many staff are dedicated to its supervision and maintenance; what is the annual cost of its supervision and maintenance; and how many pieces in an average year are openly accessible to the general public.

Aviation — Question for Short Debate (13 Oct 2011)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Rotherwick for giving us the opportunity to debate this question. I cannot hope to match his expert knowledge or long dedication to general aviation, but I hope at least to emphasise and perhaps develop some of the points he made so forcefully. I start by saying that in my 20 years as a private pilot, it has always seemed that the general aviation...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Cancer (1 Nov 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how the United Kingdom survival scores for lung cancer compare with those of other European Union countries and the United States. To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in securing the early diagnosis of lung cancer.

Creative Industries — Debate (3 Nov 2011)

Lord Sharkey: I, too, thank my noble friend Lady Bonham-Carter for providing the opportunity to debate such an important issue, and I congratulate her on her forceful and insightful analysis of the creative industries and their contribution to the life of the United Kingdom. I will focus my remarks on one particular sector of our creative industries: advertising. In April this year Alexandra Albert and Dr...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (6th Day) (16 Nov 2011)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, each of the four amendments in my name is a probing amendment. All the amendments refer to one particular aspect of NHS activity: public health information and advice campaigns. The Department of Health has a long and distinguished history in deciding which issues need such campaigns, and actually running, funding and monitoring the campaigns. In this area there is a very large body...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (6th Day) (16 Nov 2011)

Lord Sharkey: I thank all noble Lords who have spoken to the amendments and I thank the Minister for her response. I should also like to register the propensity of all Governments to make sudden cuts to public information campaigns. Last year, the Government announced a freeze on their £540 million annual publicity budget. On 29 May this year, they announced a partial thaw, with expenditure of £44...

Health: Early Diagnosis — Question (21 Nov 2011)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision there will be for national early diagnosis campaigns for serious diseases following the enactment of the Health and Social Care Bill.

Health: Early Diagnosis — Question (21 Nov 2011)

Lord Sharkey: The Minister will know that there have been recent and very welcome significant advances in the early diagnosis of bowel and oesophagal cancers, but not in lung cancer, which is the most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women. Cancer Research UK points out that early diagnosis would make a significant difference to the current 5 per cent 10-year survival rate. Given that, can the...


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