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Premature Deaths: Heart and Circulatory Conditions - Question ( 6 Feb 2024)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, following the appointment last year of Professor John Deanfield as the champion for personalised care, can my noble friend the Minister please update the House on the progress of his report on radical approaches to prevent life-threatening cardio- vascular disease?

Measles Cases - Private Notice Question (22 Jan 2024)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, it is not just the rate for MMR that has fallen behind but that for the majority of childhood vaccines recommended by the WHO. Last year, the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee published a report with a large number of recommendations on how to catch up on those important vaccinations, including the deployment of retired clinicians and nurses to increase the capacity....

Biosecurity and Infectious Diseases - Motion to Take Note (18 Jan 2024)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Trees, for his mobilisation of this excellent debate and congratulate the Minister on hitting the ground running with his splendid response to OPQ on Tuesday. It is a great honour to follow the noble Lord, Lord de Clifford, whose remarks were very apposite. We are still recovering from Covid, the massive global pandemic. As the Minister during that...

Online Safety Bill - Third Reading: Motion ( 6 Sep 2023)

Lord Bethell: I rise briefly to raise the question of access to data by academics and research organisations. Before I do so, I want to express profound thanks to noble Lords who have worked so collaboratively to create a terrific Bill that will completely transform and hold to account those involved in the internet, and make it a safer place. That was our mission and we should be very proud of that. I...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Processed Food (20 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is currently carrying out a scoping review of the evidence on processed foods and health and aims to publish its initial assessment in the summer of 2023. SACN’s scoping review will make a number of research recommendations in this area. This review will also include evaluating existing classifications of processed foods, including...

Online Safety Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 187 (17 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, the business of the internet is data. Whether it is a retail business, a media business or any other kind of business, the internet is all about data. The chiefs of our internet companies know more about noble Lords than anyone else—more than any government agency, your doctor and almost anyone—because the number of data points that big internet companies have on people is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Processed Food (13 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is currently carrying out a scoping review of the evidence on processed foods and health and aims to publish its initial assessment in the summer of 2023. SACN’s scoping review will make a number of research recommendations in this area. This review will also include evaluating existing classifications of processed foods, including...

Online Safety Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 39 (to Amendment 38) (10 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for that reassurance. He put the points extremely well. I very much welcome his words from the Dispatch Box, which go a long way towards clarifying and reassuring. This was a short and perfectly formed debate. I will not go on a tour d’horizon of everyone who has spoken but I will mention the noble Lord, Lord Allan of Hallam. He is entirely...

Online Safety Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 39 (to Amendment 38) (10 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I commend the Minister for the great strides forward which have been made since Committee. There remains one concern which has necessitated a further amendment in my name, that refers to this group. In Committee, I and others probed whether pornographic content would be caught by the Bill. It is the opening words of Clause 11(3) which give rise to this concern, while amendments...

Online Safety Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 35 (10 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I also support the amendments from the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron. It is relatively easy to stand here and make the case for age verification for porn: it is such a black and white subject and it is disgusting pornography, so of course children should be protected from it. Making the case for the design of the attention economy is more subtle and complex—but it is incredibly...

Online Safety Bill - Report (2nd Day) (10 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I rise emphatically to welcome the government amendments in this group. They are a thoughtful and fulsome answer to the serious concerns expressed from the four corners of the Chamber by a great many noble Lords at Second Reading and in Committee about the treatment of age verification for pornography and online harms. For this, I express my profound thanks to my noble friend the...

NHS: Doctors’ Strikes - Question ( 5 Jul 2023)

Lord Bethell: I congratulate all noble Lords who joined me this morning on the five-kilometre fun run in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the NHS. It was a tremendous event and all those involved greatly enjoyed themselves. With that in mind, will my noble friend explain what the NHS is doing today to reduce the incredible pressures on doctors and nurses from the huge amount of sickness in the...

Online Safety Bill - Committee (10th Day) (Continued): Amendment 230 (22 Jun 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I declare an interest as a trustee of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at the War Studies department of King’s College London. That is somewhere that conducts research using data of the kind addressed in this group, so I have a particular interest in it. We know from the kind of debates that the noble Lord, Lord Knight, referred to that it is widely...

Online Safety Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 217 (22 Jun 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, to be honest, this debate has been an incredible relief to me. Here we have been taking a step away from some of the high-level conversations we had about what we mean by the internet and safety, looking at the far horizon, and instead looking at the moment when the Bill has real traction to try to change behaviours and improve the environment of the internet. I am extremely...

Online Safety Bill - Committee (10th Day): Amendment 217 (22 Jun 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 217 in my name. I express my deep gratitude to the noble Baronesses, Lady Benjamin and Lady Ritchie of Downpatrick, and the noble Lord, Lord Curry of Kirkharle, for adding their names in support. I will also address other amendments in this group that bring about business-disruption measures that enforce compliance with the important measures on pornography...

Online Safety Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 123A (23 May 2023)

Lord Bethell: Does my noble friend the Minister recognise that those laws have been in place for the 30 years of the internet but have not successfully been used to protect the rights of those who find their images wrongly used, particularly those children who have found their images wrongly used in pornographic sites? Does he have any reflections on how that performance could be improved?

Online Safety Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 123A (23 May 2023)

Lord Bethell: I know the Minister said that outcomes are detailed in the Bill already; I wonder whether he could just write to us and describe where in the Bill those outcomes are outlined.

Online Safety Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 123A (23 May 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, it is a tremendous honour to speak after the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron. I think it fair to say that we would just not be here today if not for the advocacy she has performed on this issue and on the parallel issue of harms, over a great many years. I say to the Minister and to any in the Chamber who are thinking about being in the regulatory space in the years to come that they...

Online Safety Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 110 (23 May 2023)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, I speak to support my noble friend Lady Stowell and the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson. I would like to share two insights: one a piece of experience from my role as a junior Minister, and one as it bears down on the Bill. As a junior Health Minister responsible for innovation and life sciences, it was my responsibility to look after 22 arm’s-length bodies, including the MHRA—an...

Online Safety Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 52 (11 May 2023)

Lord Bethell: The noble Baroness is entirely right to emphasise amplification. May I put into the mix the very important role of the commercialisation of health misinformation? The more you look at the issue of health misinformation, the more you realise that its adverse element is to do with making money out of people’s fears. I agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Fox, that there should be a really...


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