Results 1–20 of 23 for speaker:Viscount Stansgate

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) (No. 4) Regulations 2021 - Motion for a Humble Address (6 Dec 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, before the Minister gets up to reply, could she tell the House whether it is the Government’s intention to renew these regulations next year, and, if so, why and on what basis?

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) (No. 4) Regulations 2021 - Motion for a Humble Address (6 Dec 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, before the Minister gets up to reply, could she tell the House whether it is the Government’s intention to renew these regulations next year, and, if so, why and on what basis?

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, when the history of this tragic and sad case comes to be written, great credit will be due to my noble friend Lord Collins for having instigated today’s debate which, if nothing else, is about keeping up the pressure which needs to be kept up after so many years. We should all be very grateful to my noble friend for doing that. I turn to the right reverend Prelate’s maiden...

BBC: Government Support - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, the whole House owes a debt of gratitude to my noble friend Lord Bragg for securing today’s debate, whatever one’s views of the BBC are. Having listened to my noble friend on the radio and seen him on television for so many years, I find it a bit hard to believe that I am listening to him in person. I also congratulate the right reverend Prelate on his maiden speech, which was...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (29 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, the Government’s Statement says that close contacts of anyone who tests positive with a suspected case of the omicron variant must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated. Can the Minister tell the House what specific scientific advice has been received in the recent past to support that? Or are the Government being excessively precautionary? If...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Ivermectin (26 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients; and what bodies were involved in any such assessment.

Operation Warm Welcome - Question (25 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: I want to ask the Minister about a government promise that needs to be kept. I know personally of an Afghan interpreter who did great work with our Armed Forces and even translated for the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, when he visited the country. Unsurprisingly, the interpreter fled for his life and is desperately worried about his family, who remain in Afghanistan. I appeal to the...

Climate Change: COP 26 - Motion to Take Note (18 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, the whole House owes a debt of gratitude to my noble friend Lady Young for enabling us to have one of the timeliest debates on one of the most important subjects you could possibly have in this House, which is the future of our planet earth. I, too, congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Exeter on his excellent maiden speech. I only recently made mine. I think it was...

Rail Infrastructure: North of England - Question (18 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: Has the Minister seen the front-page banner headline in today’s Yorkshire Post? It says: “PM breaks his own rail pledge.” I want to ask a question about Leeds—and I gladly declare to the House what you might call a family connection. To be practical, can the Minister explain what impact today’s plans are going to have on a station such as Leeds where, as I understand it, HS2 would...

COP 26 - Statement (16 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, do the Government accept that to some extent global climate change and global heating and biodiversity loss are two sides of the same coin? In furthering their work after COP 26, will the Government do more to include the effects on biodiversity loss of the policies they are promoting?

Covid-19 - Statement (15 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, I hope the House will forgive me if I emphasise an issue that has already been raised by both Front-Bench speakers: when this booster jab, which I am very glad the Minister has had, as have I, is going to be recorded. As I hope the House knows, it will prevent people, many people in this House, travelling to various countries—I mention France and Israel as only two of...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Private Notice Question (15 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords—

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Jeremy Farrar (11 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of Sir Jeremy Farrar not to participate in subsequent meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.

Public Health England (Dissolution) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Regret (9 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, I will intervene briefly to support my noble friend’s Motion to Regret. She has outlined the government by press release approach that has been taken. I find myself in considerable agreement with the noble Lord, Lord Cormack. In fact, I remember him reacting last week or the week before to a Statement that had in its title on the annunciator “Announcement to the media”. The...

David Fuller Case - Statement (9 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, the Minister has quite correctly said that Sir Jonathan Michael has great experience of the NHS. Sadly, it is in the nature of this shocking case that his inquiry will have to range more widely than the NHS. Will the Minister therefore suggest to Sir Jonathan that he consults the National Association of Funeral Directors? It has a lot of experience, through the guidance it has...

Covid-19 Vaccinations - Statement (8 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, I ask the Minister about the latest advice received by the Government from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies. First, has SAGE advised the Government that Covid is moving into its endemic stage or does it continue to advise the Government that we are dealing with a pandemic, which needs additional measures? Secondly, does the Minister regret the resignation of Sir Jeremy...

G20 and COP 26 World Leaders Summit - Statement (3 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: Can the Minister clarify one point about the hundred million doses? Is it the Government’s intention that they should all be distributed via COVAX, or will there be bilateral Government-to-Government action to provide doses to the many countries that need them?

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill - Second Reading (2 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, I thank the Minister, and would like to invite him and the Government Whips to approach Hansard and ask them to publish in italics the half of my speech which had to be cut.

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill - Second Reading (2 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: My Lords, it is a totally unexpected pleasure to follow the Minister as I am the first in the list. It is a great honour to take part in this debate, the first Second Reading in which I have taken part, when I consider the range of other speakers who we are going to hear from this evening, all of whom are so very distinguished. I am also mindful of the fact that the president of the...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill - Second Reading (2 Nov 2021)

Viscount Stansgate: It is kind of the noble Baroness to mention it. If I had a pair of scissors, I should have to cut this speech in half, and noble Lords would no doubt be only too grateful. I will do so verbally. One area where I think we will divide in Committee is that the Government are determined to exempt ARIA from freedom of information. Like other noble Lords, I received a briefing from the Information...


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