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Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 83 (22 May 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Can I just make it clear that I did not say that this was not the place to deal with Section 40? I said this was not the place to open a whole debate about self-regulation. I was crystal clear that Section 40 needs to go in its entirety and I hope its repeal will go through with this Bill immediately.

Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 83 (22 May 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, it will not surprise many colleagues to hear that I oppose this group of amendments. I declare my interest as deputy chairman of the Telegraph Media Group and director of a regulatory funding company, and I note my other interests as set out in the register. I have been very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord McNally, for taking the time and trouble to talk these amendments and other...

Pet Abduction Bill - Second Reading (10 May 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I am very grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken and for their strong support. I am particularly grateful to my noble friend the Minister for signalling the Government’s resolute backing for the Bill and to the noble Baronesses, Lady Bakewell and Lady Hayman, for ensuring that it has strong cross-party support. Our House has always spoken with unanimity of voice on this...

Pet Abduction Bill - Second Reading (10 May 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, noble Lords will know of my long-standing commitment to animal welfare. Soon after I joined your Lordships’ House, I secured the first ever debate here on the welfare of domestic animals. In campaigning on issues such as microchipping, electric shock collars, pet theft, pets in care homes and many others, I raised so many questions—principally about cats, I admit—that, in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Madeleine McCann (30 Apr 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what funding is being made available to Operation Grange into the disappearance of Madeline McCann in the financial year 2024–25; how many police officers are currently involved in the investigation; when the next review of funding will occur; and what are the total costs of the police operation to date.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ghana: Homosexuality (29 Apr 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Ghana concerning its Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, which criminalises homosexuality; and what assessment they have made of Ghana's continued membership of the Commonwealth in the light of that Bill.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uganda: LGBT+ People (29 Apr 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda concerning the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023; and what steps they are taking to protect LGBT people living in Uganda.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Uganda: LGBT+ People (29 Apr 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Uganda's compatibility with being a member of the Commonwealth in the light of that country's opposition to LGBT rights, including its Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Advertising ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the BBC’s plans to introduce advertising on podcasts and on-demand content via third-party services; and whether the plans are compatible with the Royal Charter and Agreement.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Advertising ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the BBC’s initiatives to engage with competitors on their plans to introduce advertising on podcasts and on-demand content via third-party services.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Advertising ( 3 Apr 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to (1) the BBC Mid Term Review 2024, published on 22 January, and (2) the BBC’s plans to introduce advertising on podcasts and on-demand content via third-party services, what steps they are taking to ensure that Ofcom’s regulation of the BBC ensures the Corporation does not unduly harm the commercial sector.

Independent Schools - Question (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the contribution of independent schools to the education sector.

Independent Schools - Question (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare my interest as chairman of governors at Brentwood School.

Independent Schools - Question (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that Answer. I agree with her that independent schools play a vital role, both in our education and in our economy. More than 600,000 children attend them, saving hard-pressed UK taxpayers more than £4 billion each year, because those pupils are not in the state sector. They are modern, diverse and inclusive, with a quarter of them, including many faith...


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