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Results 221–240 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

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (3 Feb 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I shall speak also to Amendments 24, 25 and 26. I start by expressing my gratitude to a range of people and organisations who have been in touch with me since I spoke to a series of amendments in Committee, and my thanks to those who have put their name to these amendments today, particularly the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, who managed to fly here from abroad to speak in this...

Schools: Substance Abuse Education — Question (2 Feb 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Is the noble Lord aware that, according to the latest figures, the number of young people presenting with alcohol problems at A&E has increased? Is he also aware—and this is hearsay—that people who do talks at schools say that when they make approaches to speak on drugs, alcohol and other mental health problems, they often get a warmer reception and greater welcome in the private sector...

NHS: Finances and Services — Question (27 Jan 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Is it not true that in Scotland and in Wales, there are more chronic, long-term sick patients than there are in the UK generally? Will the Minister say why, each time a Minister replies to questions on the failing performance, they pray in aid the number of additional patients who are now going into the NHS? Is this coming as a great surprise? Is it a surprise that people are getting older?...

Alcohol Consumption — Question (27 Jan 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, while we welcome the reduction in the amount of alcohol being sold in certain areas, is it not true that growth is taking place in other areas? In particular, the drinks industry is trying to get its brands into the heads of young people. Is the Minister content to see supermarkets now selling alcoholic lemonade that is stronger than many beers? Is she content to see them selling...

Alcohol: Impact on Accident and Emergency Services — Question (21 Jan 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the drinks industry about contributing to National Health Service accident and emergency costs.

Alcohol: Impact on Accident and Emergency Services — Question (21 Jan 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful for the pleasant words from the Minister, but I omitted to pick up on just what action the Government intend to take. Does he share the concern of his new CEO for the NHS, Sir Simon Stevens, that more than 1 million people are now presenting at A&E each year with alcohol problems? Not only that, but they are in the main accompanied by their friends and often family,...

Alcohol: Addiction — Question (12 Jan 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Will the Minister explain to the House why, when his Government came to power, they tore up the draft strategy on liver disease that had been prepared by the previous Government? What are they going to do to put one in place and, given the complaints we have heard, make sure that the growth in the number of deaths is reversed?

Alcohol-related Disease — Question (17 Dec 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I declare an interest as a patron of the British Liver Trust, which was associated with the Lancet commission report. I am sure that the Minister will agree that deaths from liver damage related to alcohol are increasing, not decreasing. Although the Government have made changes to pricing, why is Public Health England stating that there needs to be significant movement on pricing...

Railways: East Coast Main Line — Statement (27 Nov 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I return to the question from my noble friend Lord Adonis about performance. What will be done to examine the performance of the new franchisee against that of the previous holder over the coming 12 months and the next five years?

Alcohol: Sale to Children — Question (19 Nov 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 November, in what manner the proposal to repeal the restriction on the sale of liqueurs to children formed part of the public consultation on the Deregulation Bill.

Alcohol: Sale to Children — Question (19 Nov 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for at last answering the questions I raised on that, but I find her Answer quite unacceptable. I have before me the policy guide to the Deregulation Bill, published by the Cabinet Office for the Minister responsible, which says under the details of consultation only: “The proposal has not been part of the public consultation, but was suggested by...

Alcohol: Sale to Children — Question (19 Nov 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I regret having to come back to this but we must get to the truth. This was not part of the consultation. Indeed, this document has been taken down from the Cabinet Office website. Why, when the health of children is affected, have the Government not consulted their Chief Medical Officer, who is opposed, Public Health England and all the other health authorities that have a view—a view that...

Children: Alcohol Harm — Question (17 Nov 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their policies to protect children from alcohol harm.

Children: Alcohol Harm — Question (17 Nov 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful for the Minister’s reply and the progress that has been made. Is it not true, however, that the number of children presenting drunk at A&E departments went up substantially in 2013? Is it not also true that the Government have responded to the industry’s pressure to remove the law that currently deters the sale of liquor to children in other forms in food? Because...

Air Pollution — Question (3 Nov 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, the Mayor of London abandoned plans to introduce congestion charging in west London. Did that help to reduce air pollution or cause more trouble?

NHS: Health and Social Care Act 2012 Reforms — Question (22 Oct 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on National Health Service funds of the reforms introduced under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

NHS: Health and Social Care Act 2012 Reforms — Question (22 Oct 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, did the Minister read, as I did, the headline “NHS reforms our worst mistake, Tories admit” in the Times last week? This was part of a devastating series of articles analysing what had happened to the 2012 reforms, along with the costs which had accrued or the savings which had failed to be achieved but could have been if the Government had not been diverted by the reforms. Who...

NHS: Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment — Question (13 Oct 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Will the noble Earl give the House an indication of when the deteriorating waiting times for cancer treatment will be reversed?

China: United Kingdom Trade — Question (23 Jul 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords—

China: United Kingdom Trade — Question (23 Jul 2014)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Can the noble Lord tell the House how many additional flights from Heathrow to China have been introduced since this Government came to power?


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