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Care Bill [HL] — Report (4th Day) (21 Oct 2013)

Baroness Wheeler: My Lords, I welcome the Government’s decision in Amendment 167 to support the recommendation of the Joint Committee on promoting transparency in research and ensuring full publication of the results of research consistent with patient confidentiality. It is right that this should be a statutory objective of the Health Research Authority. The arguments in support of this at the Committee...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Health: Regenerative Medicine (8 Oct 2013)

Earl Howe: I would like to inform the House, together with my Rt Hon Friend the Minister of State for Universities and Science (Mr David Willetts), that the Government Response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Regenerative Medicine, Cm 8713, was laid before Parliament on 1 October. The Government welcomes the Committee’s report and agree with many of its helpful...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Genomic Medicine (29 Aug 2013)

Earl Howe: The United Kingdom has always had an enviable worldwide reputation for pioneering genetic research and has taken part in a wide range of related initiatives. Following the 2009 report of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry on Genomic Medicine and its recommendations on genomic innovation, the Human Genomics Strategy Group (HGSG) was established in 2010, and delivered...

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (19 Jul 2013)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, what a morning. What a privilege to be here today to debate the Bill. There are many reasons for supporting this Bill, so ably and movingly introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Sharkey, but I will suggest three good ones. However, perhaps the noble Lord, Lord Quirk, is right, and we should seek a pardon from, rather than for, Alan Turing. Of my three reasons on which I will comment,...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Herbal Medicine (Regulation) (9 Jul 2013)

Daniel Poulter: Indeed, Mr Bone, as you say, you have no views on anything when you are impartially chairing the debate, but I am sure you pay keen interest to the topics raised, in your position as Chair and otherwise. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick) for securing the debate, which I am sure it is of interest to the consumers and practitioners who use herbal...

Written Ministerial Statements — Energy and Climate Change: Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (9 Jul 2013)

Michael Fallon: I am pleased to announce today the publication of the third annual report of the Government’s managing radioactive waste safely (MRWS) programme. The programme is focused on implementing the geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste. The Government remain firmly committed to geological disposal as the right policy for the long term safe and secure management of higher...

Estimates 2013-14 — Department of Health — Health and Care Services (3 Jul 2013)

David Tredinnick: I wish to run through some of the points in our report for the benefit of the House and to suggest that there is one area of supply to the health service that is not being considered enough. At the moment we have two legs on the stool, rather than three. Before I do that, I would like to congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Charnwood (Mr Dorrell)—I used to know him as the...

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Motion to Take Note (26 Jun 2013)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, rebalancing the economy is in favour all round the House and rebalancing means a move away from consumer spending and a rising housing market fuelled by debt towards producing and selling more goods and services through investment. It particularly means selling overseas so that we can cut our current account trade deficit and cut it by encouraging SMEs to export. During my business...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 Jun 2013)

Earl Howe: My Lords, I say straight away that I sympathise with the intention behind the noble Lords’ amendments. These two amendments seek to make an explicit statement about the Health Research Authority’s role in encouraging transparency in health and social care research findings and clinical trial results. We are all keenly aware of how topical the issue of transparency in health...

Global Migration and Mobility (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2013)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, for introducing this debate so comprehensively. It is an absolute privilege to work on the sub-committee under his leadership, along with other colleagues who I worked with on this report. This is a very important report because it is measured and has come at a time when there is a great need for a rational debate on issues of migration—a...

Public Administration Committee Report (Charity Commission): Student Visas (6 Jun 2013)

Adrian Bailey: Conscious of the time, I will be brief. I thank everyone who contributed to the debate. When I applied for it, my objective was a debate that was constructive in tone and would enable us to discuss issues and to present facts and figures that are not normally publicised to the extent that they should be. In its own way, the House today may have helped to change the perception abroad by making...

Taxation: Evasion and Avoidance — Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2013)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend on this very topical Motion. Tax avoidance has really captured the public’s attention. I am very sorry to see that there are no speakers on the Conservative Benches, because all of us have to shine a light on these practices. It is only in that way that we will be able to test their credibility and acceptability. I hope that this debate...

Intellectual Property Bill [HL]: Second Reading (22 May 2013)

Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe: My Lords, coming back to your Lordships’ House as I have, after three and a half years’ hard labour in the Supreme Court on the other side of Parliament Square, I have been touched by the friendliness and helpfulness of so many of your Lordships and the officers and staff of the House, whether or not they had any acquaintance with me in my earlier incarnation as a Law Lord. When I...

Inquiries Act 2005 Committee — Membership Motions (16 May 2013)

Moved by The Chairman of Committees Deputy Chairmen of Committees That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session: B Andrews, B Anelay of St Johns, L Bassam of Brighton, L Bates, L Bichard, L Brougham and Vaux, L Colwyn, L Faulkner of Worcester, B Fookes, L Geddes, B Gibson of...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)

Lord Colwyn: My Lords, among the many briefs that I received before and after the gracious Speech, there is one from the BMA indicating its initial response to a number of proposals in the Queen’s Speech that impact on health and healthcare. While welcoming the Care Bill, which has been promised for some time, I am not sure whether the House would have tolerated any more healthcare legislation....

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2013)

Baroness Byford: My Lords, the Government are committed to building up the economy, supporting growth in the private sector and the creation of more jobs and opportunities. This is welcome. I also very much welcome the maiden speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox of Soho, because she spoke on the important topic of digital online and the growth of online services. Increasing the coverage of broadband...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: “Nuclear Industry Strategy” (26 Mar 2013)

Vincent Cable: The Government have today published “Nuclear Industrial Strategy”, which has been produced in consultation with industry and other interested stakeholders. I set out last September the Government’s new industrial strategy. This is a long-term, whole-government approach, with partnership with industry at its heart. Its purpose is to establish a clear and consistent approach...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Nuclear Industrial Strategy (26 Mar 2013)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Dr Vince Cable) has today made the following Statement. The Government have today published the Nuclear Industrial Strategy, which has been produced in consultation with industry and other interested stakeholders. I set out last September the Government's new industrial strategy. This is a long-term, whole...

Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Science and Technology Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (21 Mar 2013)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, I am pleased to wind up for the Government in this debate. I thank the sub-committee and its chairman, my noble friend Lord Willis, for a thoughtful and incisive report on a very important subject. The quality of the debate reflects the expertise in this House. I note the regret of the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, at the delay in debating such an important report. The Government are...

Liaison Committee — Motion to Agree (21 Mar 2013)

Lord Sewel: My Lords, the Liaison Committee's report this time last year reviewed existing Select Committee activity and recommended an additional unit of committee activity, and a reduction in the resources available to the European Union Committee and the Science and Technology Committee to enable the redeployment of resources to support two new ad hoc committees and the appointment of an ad hoc...


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