Results 181–200 of 420 for speaker:Lord Weir of Ballyholme

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Committee: Amendment 1 (12 Sep 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: My Lords, as we move through the early stages of this debate, I think it is important, first, that collectively, as a House, we recognise that there is a wide range of opinions not simply within this House but without it. I think it is right that we conduct this debate in a tone and a manner that does not denigrate anyone’s opinion. I think that what is held is held very passionately by a...

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Commons Reason: Motion A (12 Sep 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: My Lords, it is very difficult to achieve unanimity in politics in Northern Ireland, yet the Government inadvertently seem to have achieved that through this legislation, in that all political parties, Churches and, as far as I am aware, victims groups in Northern Ireland are opposed to it. We may question the motivation behind some of that opposition, and with good measure, in particular...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Social Security: Northern Ireland (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what additional expenditure is allocated in the Northern Ireland budget for social security mitigation measures over that paid in the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) ( 5 Sep 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: My Lords, I rise to deal particularly with the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Murphy, and support, in as far as it goes, the good intentions of his amendment. I say “as far as it goes”, because I think the noble Lord himself would be the first to admit the limitations that can be brought forward at this stage of any amendment. There have been, throughout this process, as my noble...

Dementia Diagnosis - Question ( 4 Sep 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the Alzheimer’s Society report Improving access to a timely and accurate diagnosis in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, published in May, on ways to improve and futureproof the system for dementia diagnosis.

Dementia Diagnosis - Question ( 4 Sep 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: I thank the Minister for his response. There has been some hopeful news regarding dementia in recent months that suggests that we are potentially on the cusp of new treatments that, while not curing dementia, could help delay or at least reduce the level of significance of the disease. But that is effective as a form of treatment only if it is not too late in the progression of the disease...

Written Answers — Treasury: Parcels: Northern Ireland ( 8 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what customs declarations, payments and paperwork, businesses in Great Britain will be required to complete when sending postal packets to Northern Ireland when sending to (1) an individual consumer, and (2) a business.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers ( 2 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what is the Full Time Equivalent number of teachers employed in state schools in England in each of the last five years; and what is the corresponding pupil teacher ratio for each of these years.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Falkland Islands ( 2 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they made to the EU on the issue of the Falkland Islands prior to the EU’s summit with the CELAC group.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Falkland Islands ( 2 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the EU following the EU–CELAC Declaration of 18 July and the statement it included on the Falkland Islands.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Falkland Islands ( 2 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what meetings they have arranged with the EU following the EU–CELAC Declaration of 18 July and the statement it included on the Falkland Islands.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Central African Republic: Wagner Group ( 2 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current (1) role, and (2) influence, of the Wagner Group in the Central African Republic.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Diamonds: Smuggling ( 2 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government how many convictions there have been in the UK in the past five years for the (1) smuggling, or (2) sale, of conflict diamonds.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Labour Turnover and Recruitment ( 1 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what initiatives or incentives are planned to either attract new entrants into the profession of teaching or to ensure retention of teaching staff within the profession.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Absenteeism ( 1 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure dissemination of best practice between schools and education authorities on combating pupil absenteeism.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland ( 1 Aug 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to end grace periods for movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, following the agreement of the Windsor Framework.

Written Answers — Treasury: Parcels: Northern Ireland (31 Jul 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government whether under the Postal Packets (Miscellaneous Arrangements) Regulations 2023 a business sending a parcel to an individual consumer in Northern Ireland will need to be part of the Trusted Trader scheme to avoid any customs declarations or other additional paperwork.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medicine: Research (31 Jul 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what resource commitment they are providing to enable the translation of medical research into implementation in practice.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dementia: Drugs (31 Jul 2023)

Lord Weir of Ballyholme: To ask His Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the preparedness of the Health Service and Social Care system to take full advantage of the benefits of new drugs to treat and alleviate dementia should they become approved and available.


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