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Results 201–220 of 700 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

Alcohol — Question (9 Dec 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the responsibility deal for alcohol in the light of the Institute of Alcohol Studies’ report Dead on Arrival? Evaluating the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol.

Alcohol — Question (9 Dec 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to hear that the Government have decided to review the responsibility deal after its operation for the past five years. During that time, we have seen obesity grow; we have seen no increase in the activity undertaken by individuals; and we have seen more people presenting in hospital with alcohol problems. Will the Minister tell us whether he is sticking to the...

Emergency Services: Central London — Question (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that the public worry particularly about security issues and riots? In 2011 we had riots in London, and according to the Met Police we barely managed to get by. Last week, the Home Secretary announced that police forces could soon be without their own firearms units and should instead be moving towards creating regional firearms units. Given some of the...

Agriculture: Basic Farm Payment — Question (10 Nov 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: What will the cuts in the RPA budget be in the coming year? Will its performance next year be better than this year?

Health: Post-polio Syndrome — Question (20 Oct 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Is the Minister entirely content with the change that has taken place whereby we do not develop single-disease strategies? I speak as a patron of the British Liver Trust. We have long argued that there should be a strategy on liver disease, but this has been resisted. We find an increasing number of people dying from liver cancers, yet no strategy exists because of the decision that the...

School Journeys by Car — Question (12 Oct 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Prior, advised us that the Government will produce a report on obesity in children. He was not quite certain when that will come out. On this Question, will the noble Baroness say what her department will be inputting into that review? Will she tell the House what she will suggest should be done?

Civilian Use of Drones (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I, too, as a member of the committee, wish to express gratitude to the people who helped. In particular, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady O’Cathain, for her sterling and interested leadership. She was given a task to pursue which she was not initially enthusiastic about, but in the event it has turned out to be a very worthwhile exercise indeed; she thoroughly enjoyed it and we...

NHS: Reform — Statement (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, most people will welcome much of what is in the Statement. I would like to come back to the issue of seven-day working that in principle this side supports and accepts. Some of the problems that we have at the moment in the NHS are the top issues with patients. We keep talking about patients being “top of the tree” and being in charge. Can the Minister tell the House what issue...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (30 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I would be grateful if the Minister will respond to the points that I made about Palcohol, which is quite different from what we have been debating today.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (30 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, had I spoken at Second Reading I would have supported the Government’s aims of trying to avoid the harms which arise from legal highs and to prevent them wherever possible. However, like the noble Lord, Lord Norton of Louth, I would have gone on to ask why the Government are so inconsistent in their approach. Ethyl alcohol is a psychoactive substance. There is no question whatever...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (30 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I apologise to the Committee: I did not speak at Second Reading, but I would like to make a brief contribution at this point and to ask a question. Following up on the issue of alternatives to formal action being taken by the police in introducing people to recovery courses, I should say that I have had a good deal of experience over many years of dealing with people with drug and...

NHS: GP Clinics — Question (25 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide an annual report to Parliament regarding the operation of seven-day opening of general practitioner clinics.

NHS: GP Clinics — Question (25 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for the information he has just given. Will he recall that earlier in the week, in reply to a Question about the number of GPs in practices, he said that the general practice model “is largely broken”? His second statement was that it “is probably broken”. In the light of that expression of his concerns about what was happening in GP practices,...

NHS: GP Clinics — Question (25 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: In those circumstances will he say what the new model will be, spell it out to the public and say how many GP practices will have to close?

Greater Manchester: New Deal — Question (8 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: On the same theme, does the Minister recall that, in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, Manchester, along with many other local authorities, asked the Government to devolve to the local level the right to set licensing for alcohol? The Government gave an undertaking to do that. In 2014, they reversed their decision. Now that we have this change before us, when will...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (3 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I welcome the new Health Ministers, the noble Lord, Lord Prior, and, in her absence, the noble Baroness, Lady Chisholm. I wish them well. I wish them good health and that they will be able to improve the health of the nation in their new roles. I hope that they will seek to apply to themselves and, in particular, to their senior officials the statutory duty of candour for the NHS...

Airports: London — Question (2 Jun 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, would the noble Lord answer the question that was posed by my Front Bench?

Air Quality: London — Question (24 Mar 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, given that the mayor is now worried about air pollution in London, has the Minister had any conversations with him about whether his decision not to proceed with introducing congestion charging in west London has helped to improve the health of people in London or make it worse?

NHS: Health and Social Care Act 2012 — Question (16 Mar 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, it would be churlish not to accept the noble Earl’s remarks that there have been some changes which have been beneficial. But does he not agree that the public at large recognise that overall there have been many downsides? Many of those downsides have been hidden and continue to be hidden by politicians, who refuse to release the risk register that was drawn up prior to that Act...

Cyclists: Safety — Question (3 Mar 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, why are the Government so resistant to introducing 20 miles per hour limits for vehicles in cities and towns throughout the country?


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