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Results 1–20 of 39 for speaker:Baroness Heyhoe Flint

Sport: Governance Standards - Question (3 May 2016)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, is it not possible to divorce the testers of this corruption entirely from the governing bodies, whether they are national governing bodies or bodies such as FIFA? Can the Government also suggest a way in which they could add resources to the governing bodies, which are extremely stretched at the moment in self-policing this major problem, in order to drive out this corruption and...

Walking and Cycling — Question (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, in the recently published new strategy for sport, the Minister for Sport said that the DCMS is not the only department that should be concerned about supporting the health of the nation; 10 other government departments were mentioned in that strategy but, interestingly, not the Department for Transport. I wonder if my noble friend the Minister could—not get on his bike but get...

Children: Obesity — Question (12 Jan 2016)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, I recommend to my noble friend that sport may be the panacea for many of the problems mentioned by the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin. A new strategy for sport which targets young primary school children has just been issued, but does my noble friend agree that this dreadful problem needs a cross-departmental approach involving health, environment and transport, including cycling and...

National Lottery — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, I am not used to coming in batting at number 15, but I thought I would perhaps nudge a few quick singles and hope for the odd bonus ball by the end of today’s debate. I thank my noble friend Lord Holmes, a fellow Wolves supporter; he will be pleased to know that I have my badge on today in honour of Wolves. I think that he is a great case study in demonstrating good value for...

Sport — Motion to Take Note (15 Oct 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Moynihan has demonstrated impeccable timing—a trait of this fine sportsman—by securing this debate so soon after the Government closed their consultation, A New Strategy for Sport. For that I congratulate him. I would also like to congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Hayward, on his dynamic maiden speech. If his political contributions match his sense of...

Football: Disabled Spectators — Question (15 Sep 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, I declare an interest in that I support Wrexham Football Club and am also a vice-president of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club—which does not absolve us in terms of having the correct facilities for our disabled supporters. May I suggest that the Minister pursue the fact that local authorities provide a licence to operate to all Football League clubs? Would that not be...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Report (Continued) (20 Jul 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, I speak in support of the principles of this amendment. I urge the Minister to spend more time in the summer considering the excellent concessions that my noble friend Lord Moynihan and the noble Lord, Lord Wallace, have managed to achieve. In the past, as has been documented, a high proportion of our medal winners and test series winners—is this perhaps a moment when we should...

Consumer Rights Bill — Commons Reason (24 Feb 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Holmes for bringing such a smile to my face. I love the word “dogged” here; I know he has a beast of a similar persuasion at his feet. The vision of a sheepskin-clad fraudster outside Lord’s when it is 75 degrees in the summer trying to get rid of his tickets brought a wonderful degree of levity to the occasion. As I have spoken at every stage of...

Gurkhas — Question (24 Feb 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, the Minister may be wondering why I am involved with the Gurkhas but does he have any plans to involve Joanna Lumley in the activities? She did a magnificent job with her Gurkha Justice Campaign, which was ably funded and supported by a person for whom I worked for 45 years, Sir Jack Hayward, who, sadly, died in January. I am sure that her involvement would be greatly appreciated by...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Tickets (6 Jan 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Metropolitan Police in their February 2013 Report “Ticket Crime”, and in particular the suggestion that “the lack of legislation outlawing the unauthorised resale of tickets and the absence of regulation of the primary and secondary markets encourages unscrupulous practices, a lack of transparency...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Tickets: Fraud (6 Jan 2015)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the remarks by Baroness Neville-Rolfe during the Report Stage of the Consumer Rights Bill on 19 November that “there is fraud in the ticket market; we do not dispute the numbers quoted from the National Fraud Authority on this. In this case of ticket fraud, it reports £1.5 billion of losses” (HL Deb, col 489), whether they intend to take...

Consumer Rights Bill: Third Reading (8 Dec 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, back-tracking slightly, I echo all that my noble friend Lord Moynihan has said, as well as his and our cross-party thanks to the Bill team and to my noble friends the Minister and Lady Jolly. They met the persistence from our side in the early stages with such courtesy and patience. I hope the Minister accepts that we simply are trying to protect those hard-working fans who spend...

Sport: Governance — Motion to Take Note (4 Dec 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, it is a pleasure and a privilege to follow such an eloquent speaker. It is the first time in our sporting history that, as a Wolves fan, I have been able to speak not through gritted teeth when Wolves were playing Birmingham City, saying, “Well, you caught us on a good day but well played”. That certainly was well played. Karren—if I may be so familiar in these...

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (19 Nov 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, once again, I return to the subject I raised at Second Reading and in Committee by speaking to Amendment 13, to which I have added my name. I also have to declare an interest to the House: I am a board member of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Like so many of my colleagues on both sides of the House, I want the very best for sport and entertainment and their fan bases. I make...

Ticket Touting — Question (5 Nov 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, perhaps I could ask my noble friend the Minister about secondary selling—that is the posh term for ticket touting, in case people were wondering. Touting nowadays is not carried out on street corners with somebody waving a wodge of tickets in front of you. It is a £1 billion global business. Does the Minister not agree that with this online business, which is taking money out of...

Consumer Rights Bill: Second Reading (1 Jul 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, I fully support the general principles of the Bill. It will improve the rights of consumers, which will make for a fairer and more effective economy. Good progress has already been made on many issues in the other place. Today I wish to raise an issue that is important to consumers whom I and many other noble Lords would more usually describe as fans or supporters, and the issue...

Elections: Weekend Voting — Question (1 Jul 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, if one is looking for a two-day voting system, perhaps all sports venues could open on a Sunday. It would increase attendances; the venues could offer free tickets to youngsters; and people would discover the joy of voting and the joy of sport—at the risk, of course, of offending my right reverend friends on my left.

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill: Report (4 Mar 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, we are moving into extra time. I thank the Minister for his responses and, in most cases, his assurances. I know that there has been a great amount of background work and energy put into what he referred to as a small or niche Bill. I thank the Bill team sincerely for the courtesy of the meetings which we have had and I apologise for not being fully attentive in the earlier debate...

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill: Report (4 Mar 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, I move this amendment because I believe passionately in the power of sport, which does so much good in society. I believe that we have a duty to protect sport from those who seek to interfere with its integrity for financial gain by match fixing. We recently had an excellent debate in Grand Committee about the importance of competitive sport—the skills, health benefits and...

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill: Report (4 Mar 2014)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint: My Lords, this amendment returns us to an issue that has already received considerable scrutiny. As we have heard, it is vital that national sports governing bodies receive information and intelligence about any untoward betting patterns as a matter of urgency so that they have the greatest opportunity to prevent corrupt activities and behaviour. Spread betting needs to be regulated just as...


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