Results 1–20 of 90 for speaker:Lord Grade of Yarmouth

Gambling and Lotteries - Statement (14 Dec 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: I thank my noble friend the Minister for answering questions on this very important Statement. I associate myself immediately with everything the noble Lord, Lord Foster, said. My great fear about the gambling review the Government are undertaking is that they are pinning it to a review of the 2005 Act. Of the House of Lords committee recommendations, which numbered more than 60, probably...

Pharmacies - Question (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that independent pharmacies are able to continue to support the communities in which they are based.

Pharmacies - Question (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: I am grateful to my noble friend the Minister for that response but, as I am sure the whole House will agree, independent pharmacies in so many small towns such as Yarmouth and places such as the Isle of Wight are now the heroic first line of defence for GPs and the NHS. The most vulnerable in these communities depend on them for medical advice and deliveries of vital prescriptions, which...

Covid-19: Orchestras and Cultural Venues - Private Notice Question (1 Jul 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: I declare my interest as a theatre producer and a member of the DCMS task force looking at reopening the different constituent sectors under the DCMS. In that regard, I take this opportunity to place on record how extraordinarily impressed I have been by the effective work of the Secretary of State and his team, who are working day and night to try to get all the different sectors open as...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Sanctions (27 May 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks associated with the Iranian trade in arms following the expiration of the UN Security Council arms embargo on Iran in October.

Equal Pay Legislation - Question (10 Mar 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: Does my noble friend accept that, if we are to have pay comparisons, it could work the other way round? If somebody is doing the same job as me and is paid a lot more, perhaps their pay should come down rather than mine go up.

Historic Sexual Offences: Investigations - Question (4 Mar 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: My Lords, in view of the life-changing and career-ruining result of some of these accusations, is it not time that people were not named until charged? I wonder what the Government’s attitude is to that. It would be a great remedy in future to protect public figures from ruination by glib accusations.

BBC: TV Licence Evasion - Private Notice Question (5 Feb 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: My Lords, the switch from free licences for pensioners to the BBC having to pay for a proportion of those licences for the over-75s has put huge pressure on the finances of the BBC. This feels like another attempt to impoverish and weaken the BBC. I remind the Minister and the Government that the BBC is the cornerstone of the creative industries in this country, which is one of the fastest...

Apprenticeship Levy - Question (28 Jan 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: My Lords, the creative industries in this country are one of the great growing and successful sectors of our economy—as I think even the Treasury would agree, in a weak moment. In the creative industries, we face a terrible skills shortage. There is a technical issue with the apprenticeship levy which prohibits access to it for those industries because, for good reason, most screen...

Health: Sepsis - Question (22 Jan 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the University of Washington’s Global Burden of Disease Report, published on 16 January, what steps they are taking to address incidents of sepsis in the United Kingdom which is ranked 132 out of 195 countries for deaths caused by sepsis.

Health: Sepsis - Question (22 Jan 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: I thank my noble friend for that Answer. The House will not need reminding that some 50,000 people a year die in this country from sepsis, far too many of them unnecessarily. I declare my interest as an unpaid adviser to the UK Sepsis Trust, which has done remarkable work to improve awareness. Members of the trust, including clinicians and so on, have had many meetings at different levels...

BBC Charter Review - Question (22 Jan 2020)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: My Lords, there is talk of the Government looking at decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee. In 2015, Mr David Perry QC produced an exhaustive and comprehensive report. The Conservative Government of 2015 accepted his recommendation, which was to leave things alone. What has changed?

Free Television Licences - Question (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: My Lords, I declare an interest as a former chairman of the BBC and, once upon a time, an executive there—in the good old days. However we got to where we are today on the issue of pensioners, we are where we are. Does my noble friend agree with me in praising the diligence with which the BBC has set about trying to solve the problem of meeting the expectation of help for pensioners while...

Interserve - Question (20 Mar 2019)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: Would my noble friend the Minister agree that perhaps there is a lesson in procurement here? Taking the lowest bid in a tender process is not necessarily the best long-term value for money.

Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (20 Feb 2019)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: I am grateful to the noble Lord for giving way. We have all sat here very patiently. In the politest way that I can say it, the noble Lord is testing the House’s good will if he is not testing the Companion itself. I read pages 50, 51 and 52 before I came into the Chamber, anticipating this kind of filibustering. It is counterproductive to alienate the mood of the House in such a way....

Sepsis: National Register - Question (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to create a national register for sepsis and severe infection cases.

Sepsis: National Register - Question (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: I thank the Minister for that reply. I do not think the House will need reminding that 250,000 UK citizens are affected by sepsis each year and at least 44,000 of them die as a result—too many of these deaths are preventable. I am sure the House will welcome the Government’s recently published antimicrobial resistance strategy; developing real-time patient data for serious infections,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals from the UK's screen industries and others for reform of the apprenticeship levy to increase the numbers of skilled new entrants needed to meet demand.


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