Results 81–100 of 698 for speaker:Lord Black of Brentwood

Online Safety Bill - Committee (8th Day) (Continued): Amendment 124 (23 May 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I join the noble Lord in wishing the noble Lords, Lord McNally and Lord Lipsey, well. I hope they are watching us on the television—perhaps as a cure for insomnia at this time of night. I declare my interest as deputy chairman of the Telegraph Media Group and of the Regulatory Funding Company and note my other interests set out in the register. I must admit I was gripped by a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Osteoporosis (18 May 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for appointing (1) a National Clinical Director, or (2) National Specialty Adviser, for osteoporosis within NHS England.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Evan Gershkovich ( 2 May 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Russia regarding the detention of the journalist Evan Gershkovich; and what further action they propose.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill (25 Apr 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what their timeline is for implementing clause 43 of the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill regarding the taking of a dog without lawful authority; and what plans they have, if any, to extend that clause to apply to cats.

Music Industry - Question (17 Apr 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the health of the music industry in England.

Music Industry - Question (17 Apr 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: In begging leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, I declare my interest as chairman of the Royal College of Music.

Music Industry - Question (17 Apr 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that Answer, but is the grim reality not that music faces an existential crisis? The ENO and Britten Sinfonia are in huge difficulties following Arts Council England’s cuts, and BBC orchestras are under long-term threat. GCSE music entry is in free fall and music A-level is now the preserve of well-off and independent schools. One grass-roots music...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Viral Diseases (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government on what timeframe they will (1) assess the first year of opt-out HIV and hepatitis testing, and (2) decide whether to expand opt-out testing to areas with a high HIV prevalence.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Viral Diseases (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of funding HIV and hepatitis testing in emergency departments.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Litter (27 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, (1) to give National Highways enforcement powers to tackle the dropping or dumping of litter on motorways in England, and (2) to increase penalties for those who commit such offences.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A12 and A13: Litter (20 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the state of litter collection on (a) the A13, and (b) the A12, and (2) whether National Highways is meeting its obligations to keep these roads clean.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorways: Litter (20 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there have been of individuals dropping or dumping litter on motorways in England in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: National Highways (20 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the overall performance of National Highways.

HIV Transmission - Question (15 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask His Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards their target of eliminating HIV transmission in England by 2030.

HIV Transmission - Question (15 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, and I declare an interest as a patron of the Terence Higgins Trust and vice-chair of the APPG on HIV.

HIV Transmission - Question (15 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I start with a tribute to the long-standing and deep commitment of Baroness Masham to tackling HIV and AIDS. We will miss her greatly. The goal of eliminating new HIV transmissions by 2030 will be almost impossible to achieve unless we find the estimated 4,500 people living with undiagnosed HIV. One way of doing this is opt-out testing, whereby blood tests are routinely done in A&E...

National Security Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 ( 1 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: Before my noble friend sits down, I will offer one point of clarification. I will of course respond to the chair when called to do so after the next group, but I want to say that I am very grateful for the assurances he has given about the scope and intent of the Bill with regard to responsible reporting. My noble friend has made clear that Parliament’s intent in passing the Bill is not to...

National Security Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 ( 1 Mar 2023)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 18 in my name, supported by the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell, the noble Lords, Lord Stevenson and Lord Faulks, and to a number of government amendments that touch on the same issue. I declare my interest as deputy chairman of the Telegraph Media Group, which is a member of the News Media Association, and as director of the Regulatory Funding Company. I also...


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