Results 161–180 of 701 for speaker:Lord Black of Brentwood

Smuggling: Kittens and Puppies - Question ( 7 Dec 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: I thank my noble friend for that Answer and for the action the Government are taking on the microchipping of owned cats. The Government’s proposals to clamp down on puppy smuggling through new pet travel regulations governing the movement of puppies into the UK are very welcome, but should not the same protections apply to kittens? Otherwise, there is a real risk of unscrupulous sellers...

Written Answers — Home Office: Madeleine McCann ( 6 Dec 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 June (HL709), whether further funding for Operation Grange into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was granted; if so, (1) how much, and (2) until when; whether any further review of the effectiveness of Operation Grange has been undertaken; and how much has been spent on it up until the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Music: GCE A-level and GCSE (30 Nov 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many school pupils in England have taken (1) GCSE, and (2) A Level, music in each year since 2011.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Music: Education (30 Nov 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the second National Plan for Music Education.

NHS: Fracture Liaison Services - Question ( 8 Nov 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support, if any, they intend to provide to the National Health Service to ensure full coverage of Fracture Liaison Services throughout England.

NHS: Fracture Liaison Services - Question ( 8 Nov 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and note my interest as co-chairman of the APPG on Osteoporosis.

NHS: Fracture Liaison Services - Question ( 8 Nov 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: I thank my noble friend for that Answer. He will be aware that fracture liaison services are vital for the identification and treatment of osteoporosis. That silent disease, as it is known, causes over half a million broken bones each year—one every minute—and as many deaths, resulting from fractures, as lung cancer and diabetes. The FLS is the world standard for fracture prevention, yet...

Virginity Testing - Question (12 Oct 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I welcome the Government’s renewed commitment to making virginity testing illegal, but I hope the fate of similar commitments in the health and care sector does not befall it. It is now four years since the Government made a similar pledge to end another degrading and cruel practice, that of so-called gay conversion therapy, and we are no nearer action to making it illegal than we...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Out-patients: Databases ( 5 Aug 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce comprehensive diagnostic and outcome data collection on outpatient appointments within the NHS.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council: Civil Proceedings (26 Jul 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in response to the judgment on Tameside MBC v L (Unavailability of Regulated Therapeutic Placement), made in the High Court on 5 July; and whether they will publish any action plan for dealing with the matters arising from this judgment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Service: Standards (14 Jul 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what use they have made of (1) focus groups, and (2) other qualitative techniques, to improve the functioning of (a) the Pension Service, and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Service: Standards (14 Jul 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct a review of the template letters used by (1) the Pension Service, and (2) the Department for Work and Pensions, to ensure communications are as clear and comprehensible as possible.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Service: Standards (14 Jul 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to improve the customer service provided by the Pension Service across all types of contact, including by (1) the call centres, and (2) the correspondence units.

Written Answers — Home Office: Madeleine McCann (12 Jul 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 June (HL709), what are the arrangements for overseeing the Metropolitan Police's Operation Grange to ensure the proper use of public funds and value for money.

Written Answers — Home Office: Madeleine McCann (12 Jul 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the National Audit Office last reviewed (1) financial, and (2) other records, held by the Home Office on Operation Grange.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: LGBT People (23 Jun 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government which government departments are participating in Stonewall's Diversity Champions Programme; how much they are spending on the Programme; whether any government departments are making payments to Stonewall for other initiatives; and if so, how much is each department spending.

Written Answers — Home Office: Madeleine McCann (21 Jun 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current spending plan on Operation Grange; what date this current spending plan is due to end; when it will be reviewed and under what criteria; and what is the total amount of money spent to date on Operation Grange.

Private Landlords: Tenants with Pets - Question (15 Jun 2021)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage more private landlords to allow responsible tenants to keep pets in their rented properties.


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