Results 41–60 of 347 for speaker:Lord Farmer

Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Oct 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, I will focus on the past, the present and two possible futures. In the past, our nation’s hospice movement demonstrated our concern for the elderly and terminally ill. It grew out of shared western Judaeo-Christian foundations that value life in all stages and circumstances and the principle that God creates us and numbers our days. The more recent past saw assisted dying...

Child Poverty: Nuffield Foundation Review - Question (19 Oct 2021)

Lord Farmer: The Nuffield review outlined six elements for tackling early childhood poverty. Notably, these include, first, a multidimensional approach to multiple socioeconomic risks and the needs of families with young children, and, secondly, support for parental mental health and parenting from day one of a child’s life. What progress are the Government making in ensuring that all families have...

Government: Leadership Training - Motion to Take Note (16 Sep 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, I join other noble Lords in thanking my noble friend Lord Norton for this timely debate, which I fully support. I follow the noble Baroness, Lady Fox of Buckley, by admitting that I come to it somewhat humbly, acknowledging my lack of experience as a Minister, an MP or a civil servant. Over the past 18 months, we have become more aware than ever of the importance of effective...

NHS: Hospital Visiting - Question (15 Sep 2021)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure visiting arrangements in all NHS hospitals resume as soon as possible.

NHS: Hospital Visiting - Question (15 Sep 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his Answer. Do the Government collect statistics on the number of in-patients whose mental well-being deteriorates during their stay in hospital? Also, what assessment, if any, has been made of the impact of visits on patients’ mental well-being and recovery?

Universal Credit - Question for Short Debate (9 Sep 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, I join other noble Lords in thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler, for securing this debate and focusing on impacts. It has been said that the national insurance increases announced this week will hit the poorest and younger workers hardest, and these categories will often include UC claimants moving into employment, so not maintaining the uplift could be a double whammy for those...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (9 Sep 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, perhaps I might bring up the subject of antibodies. All the statements seem to be focused completely on vaccinations, yet there is growing evidence that those people who have had Covid and have had vaccinations are indeed almost super-immune even to variants. There was an article in today’s Telegraph about that. So my first question is, do the Government have any idea how many...

Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, it is my sincere hope that blood and treasure have not been squandered in vain in Afghanistan, but the global existential threat, the manner of foreign powers’ leaving and the immense and pervasive fear on the ground all amount to a desperately concerning and unstable situation. Yes, the Taliban are inviting women to join the Government and offering a general amnesty, but they...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme (27 Jul 2021)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs facilitated by the Kickstart Scheme have (1) been approved, (2) been advertised, and (3) started, in each region of Great Britain.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review (22 Jul 2021)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief is being adequately resourced and supported in relation (1) to her role in implementing the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians, published on 8 July 2019, and (2)...

Universal Credit - Question (13 Jul 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, could the Minister give us an update on the contribution that UC work coach activity has made in alleviating workforce shortages in the hospitality and other sectors? How successful have they been in inspiring people to enter vocational careers, particularly in the prison and police services?

Covid-19 Update - Statement (29 Jun 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, what has the SIREN study most recently established about the effectiveness of infection-induced antibodies over time? Furthermore, as per my Written Question, answered by the Minister on 2 June 2021, why has not Public Health England or another government-backed health body conducted a review of research on the long-term effects of face mask wearing when clinicians such as Antonio...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (24 Jun 2021)

Reforming the Child Maintenance Service – Lord Farmer. Short debate

Children with Genetic Conditions: Specialist Support - Question (15 Jun 2021)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that children with (1) 22q11 deletion syndrome, and (2) other genetic conditions, receive specialist support to address and prevent any loss of (a) learning, or (b) social skills, due to the disruption of their education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Maintenance Service: Reform (9 Jun 2021)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the Child Maintenance Service.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Protective Clothing: Health Hazards (2 Jun 2021)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any research on the effects of continuous mask-wearing over long periods; and if so what are the findings of that research.

House of Lords: Remote Participation and Hybrid Sittings - Motion to Take Note (20 May 2021)

Lord Farmer: My Lords, the facility to participate in the House of Lords remotely has proved invaluable during the pandemic and while its effects peter out, particularly the prescription to keep one’s distance. However, we cannot gloss over the considerable disadvantages of hybrid working in order to maintain the convenience and easy access it has facilitated. Virtual or hybrid working makes it...


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