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Results 301–320 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

Procedure of the House — Motion to Agree (9 Jan 2013)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I will speak on the same theme. As a previous member of a Leader's Group, I want first to make a plea to the Chairman of Committees, who made an excellent presentation in the circumstances. I plead with him to reflect on his decision not to call an earlier meeting of the Procedure Committee and leave it as presently scheduled. We should have an earlier meeting, and he should reflect...

Procedure of the House — Motion to Agree (9 Jan 2013)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I have seen the names of the people who participated in the Procedure Committee and I wonder whether my noble friend Lord Hunt's question can be answered. Was thought given to a survey among Members?

Taxation: Tax Havens — Question (9 Jan 2013)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, although the additional £900 million being allocated to HMRC for tax investigations is to be welcomed, will the Minister confirm that the department is also being required to effect very substantial savings which will in fact lead to several thousand staff leaving over the next three years and that this, in turn, could interfere with its means of operating? Is not the root of the...

Airports: Capacity — Question (8 Jan 2013)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, to come back to the original Question, there is a 14% underuse capacity in the five major London and south-east airports. What plans do the Government have to utilise that capacity, given the failing to direct daily flights to some of the major economies around the world and new developing economies? What can be done immediately and what will the Government do?

Driving: Blood Alcohol Limit — Question (12 Dec 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider introducing a 50 milligram blood alcohol limit for drivers aged under 21.

Driving: Blood Alcohol Limit — Question (12 Dec 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: As the Minister will be aware, I have shifted my position considerably in the spirit of Christmas. I have moved away from a demand for zero tolerance to what seems to be a reasonable compromise to move forward. I am sorry that in his first response he said that the Government will not move, but at least they are prepared to consider some movement for younger drivers. All the evidence...

Immigration: Home Office Meetings — Question (3 Dec 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Do the legacy cases not cover other people as well as students? Is the fundamental problem not the one which the Minister spoke about last week: the inadequacy of our ability to search and locate these individuals to try to get them out of the country? Is it not true that the department is currently cutting the number of staff it engages by around 5,000, yet claims that it is going to be able...

Violence Against Women — Question for Short Debate (29 Nov 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Jenkin of Kennington, for sponsoring this debate, and for her introductory speech, which set the tone for us. I declare an interest as a joint patron of the Everyman Project, which is a small London-based charity that provides training for men who are violent in family relationships but who want to stop it. Last Thursday I tried to get...

NHS: Diabetic Services — Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Harrison for putting this debate before us. I suspect that I come under the category that was just described as "articulate concern". I am certainly concerned; whether I am articulate remains to be seen. I was drawn to the report by the Public Accounts Committee. In particular, I want to address the recommendation where it talked about the projected...

UK Border Agency — Question (27 Nov 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Is it not true that one of the lessons which the Government are increasingly learning is that locating and tracing individuals is one of the biggest problems they face in modern society, especially given how people travel around the world in the way they do? Will the Government reflect on their early decision to abandon ID cards, which provided for locating and tracing, and will they not come...

Violence Against Women and Girls — Question (22 Nov 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords-

NHS: Walk-in Centres — Question (11 Oct 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, reverting to the earlier question about access to GPs, I hope that the NHS and the Minister will have information on the length of waiting times for patients to see their doctors. Indeed, we had questions on this issue earlier in the year. What steps have been taken to reduce the ever-increasing length of waiting lists to see doctors, particularly in the London area?

Crime: Drink-driving — Question (8 Oct 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, although I recognise that the major problem that we face is dealing with repeat offenders, does the noble Earl agree that the second group with which we have the greatest problem, and who suffer the most deaths and have the most accidents, are people aged under 21? Following on from the previous question from that side of the Chamber, would the Government be prepared, among the...

Public and Commercial Services Union: Strike Action — Question (24 Jul 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I declare an interest as a pensioner of PCS. I do not support the strike; neither does my party. However, is the Minister aware that there is a serious problem with staffing within the border agency? Is he further aware that last week some of us met Deutsche Bahn, the railway firm, which has delayed introducing trains and competition into the Eurotunnel because of the problems over...

Aviation: Policy — Question (23 Jul 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, the Government have delayed this review and the Minister says that that is to "get it right". Would he be kind enough to tell the House just what they are doing to get it right?

Drugs: Prescribed Drug Addiction — Question (12 Jul 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister agree that one of the biggest obstacles to recovery for people with addictions to alcohol and drugs is stigma? Will he confirm that there is no thought in mind of moving down the avenue suggested in the Question because that would lead to greater stigma?

Alcohol Strategy: Role of Drinks Industry — Question for Short Debate (10 Jul 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, for promoting the debate this evening. I commence, too, by declaring an interest: as trustee of Action on Addiction and several other charities which are in the business of trying to help people who have suffered the consequences of alcohol abuse. I shall not go through the usual litany of problems which arise from the continuing...

Young People: Parenthood — Question (27 Jun 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, given the changes in the benefits regime and the ideas being floated over the past few days about further changes that will affect in particular young people and their lifestyles, and given what the Minister has already said about not moving on parenting advice, will he say whether there is any intention to draw these changes to the attention of young people? Will he also say...

House of Lords: Reform — Question (21 Jun 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords-

House of Lords: Reform — Question (21 Jun 2012)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, is the Leader of the House aware that some Members of this Chamber believe that the present composition is unsustainable and needs reform? Is he also aware that it is my birthday today too?


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