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Results 1–20 of 1000 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 OR speaker:Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe)

Online Harms Legislation - Statement (13 Feb 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, will the Minister also look at my Private Member’s Bill on children’s well-being and online harms?

NHS: Targets - Motion to Take Note (6 Feb 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am most grateful to my noble friend Lord Hunt for such a great and devastating speech. He has great experience in and insight into the NHS, and he does not lightly make attacks without good foundation behind them. To the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Stirrup, I say that we have been here before. In 1997, the health service was in a hell of a mess and the Labour Government were...

Eating Disorders: Provision of Care - Question for Short Debate (4 Feb 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too am extremely grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, for securing this debate, for the great knowledge she has on the topic and for the great campaigning she has done. I am also grateful to the group that she accompanied last week, when we met the head of Public Health England to talk about this issue and some others. We were pressing PHE to perhaps review its...

Gift Vouchers - Question (22 Jan 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, given that it is possible to make changes so that there can be clearer identification regarding the voucher, the purchaser and the person who receives it, is it not possible to develop a system in which we can try to persuade better corporate responsibility, so that if in fact a voucher is not redeemed its cash equivalent is paid to a charity?

Health: Alcohol Abuse - Question (21 Jan 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to produce an effective strategy for dealing with alcohol abuse in 2020.

Health: Alcohol Abuse - Question (21 Jan 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful for the reply but not its content. It is very disappointing. Last year the Government were moved to produce a strategy on drugs, which hopefully will be effective. However, the problems with drugs are minimal compared to the problems with alcohol. Does the Minister recall that in 2011, the coalition Government produced a widely welcomed strategy on alcohol? It fell...

Health: Vaping - Question (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Will the noble Baroness be good enough to check the facts and assertions made by the noble Viscount, Lord Ridley? The facts are that during prohibition in the States, health improved and did not decline. Will she check that and give him the correct facts on it? Also, will she make sure that before we make any great changes on cannabis, we look very carefully indeed at what is happening in...

Drugs: Methadone - Question (28 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assess the regulation, and the general effectiveness, of methadone.

Drugs: Methadone - Question (28 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that reply. I am disappointed that the Government are not prepared to undertake a review. I do not want methadone treatment to end, but I believe that the cost is now becoming astronomical and have sent the Minister questions about this previously. People in the industry say that it now costs £1 billion a year, yet an increasing number of people...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I congratulate the Government and welcome their initiative on the NHS. I assure them that, if they have the chance to put this in place, some of us on this side will ensure that it is well scrutinised and applied. I also welcome the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill. I hope that both Houses can come together to find the best way to ensure that this scourge is brought to an end. I...

Frequent Flyer Airmiles Schemes - Question (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Is it not the Government’s responsibility to ensure that anybody going on a flight should know what damage is being done to the environment as a consequence of that flight? Is it not time that each individual should have on their ticket or in the email sent to them the amount of carbon that they will be using on that flight? Is it not right that we should have an international scheme...

Psychiatrists - Question (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I declare an interest as the Royal College of Psychiatrists provides me with a psychiatrist to help me with my work here. While working with psychiatrists and the royal college, I have learnt that, although understandable concern exists about the dangers of technology for children—particularly gaming—there is also a body of evidence that technology can be very useful in dealing...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am pleased to speak again on this topic. In September, contrary to my party’s viewpoint at the time, I said that I thought, when I revisited Mrs May’s deal, that it was worthy of support and that it offered an opportunity, given the Commission’s offer to take a look at the backstop. In the event, we now have a change and we have a further deal. It is interesting to see the...

Museums and Galleries: Financial Sustainability - Question (8 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Does the Minister share my view that the experience of visiting galleries and museums has changed quite radically in recent years since we saw the introduction and extension of the iPad and iPhones? Often when we try to see a picture we are surrounded by people taking selfies in front of it. It has changed completely from what it used to be. There is a great opportunity for museums and...

Brexit: Negotiations - Statement (3 Oct 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I was in the Commons and—I think probably like the country—welcome the more conciliatory approach that the Prime Minister adopted. He was asked whether, in the light of trying to secure the majority which he needs at the other end, he would be willing to put the Whip back on those he had expelled. He did not give a straight answer—indeed, he dodged it, which was to be expected. Equally,...

Nuclear Power Stations - Question (9 Sep 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, perhaps I may press the Minister to go back to the Question and to the question asked by my noble friend Lord Whitty. We rely to a fair degree on electricity from nuclear power stations in France. What assessment has been made of the position if the French, because of climate change, should decide that they cannot maintain the same level of supply as in the past? What guarantees do...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (6 Sep 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, yesterday I raised the issue of the opportunity that rests within the political declaration for a solution to the problem which the country faces. The offer from the Commission is still open for the Government of the day to hold discussions and negotiations to find a way through on the backstop, linked to the political declaration. I asked the Minister twice yesterday why the...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Does the Minister agree that Europe offers further negotiations on the backstop in the political agreement? If so, why are we not picking that up?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: The noble Lord said that there is no incentive for Europe. All the incentives are there for Europe to negotiate a deal with us and it has made an offer to which we have not responded, unless the Minister tells us that we have.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am very grateful to have the opportunity to speak. I have not spoken for two years on European issues, and I certainly will not speak for 15 minutes. I accept my responsibility. I have been a pro-European all my life. I have been very active in the House of Lords in European Union committees and am very much in favour of staying in Europe. But I was responsible in part for us...


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