Results 1–20 of 36 for assisted suicide speaker:Lord Alton of Liverpool

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Suicide: Euthanasia (28 Sep 2020)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the study Does Euthanasia Have a Dampening Effect on Suicide Rates? Recent Experiences from the Netherlands, published in the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health on 28 December 2017, (2) the study How does legalization of physician-assisted suicide affect rates of suicide?, published in the Southern Medical Journal in...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Suicide (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with media regulators, including Ofcom and IPSO, on the reporting of suicide; what assessment they have made of the impact of reporting relating to assisted suicide; and what plans they have to review their guidance to ensure that public broadcasters include details of the Samaritans or other support services when reporting on...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Palliative Care and Suicide (16 Sep 2020)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...what plans they have to mandate the inclusion of details of mental health charities, NHS support and groups such as the Samaritans to be published whenever newspapers or broadcasters report (1) on suicide, (2) on assisted suicide, and (3) on palliative care.

Syria - Motion to Take Note (29 Mar 2018)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., of course, right. The one thing left in Pandora’s box was hope. The practical situation on the ground is this. Since 2011, this war has left more than 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, 6.5 million internally displaced and another 5 million clinging to life as refugees in camps and countries far away from their homeland, mostly in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. From...

Middle East (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...stayed in Nineveh was reportedly burned alive. In another Christian family, the mother and 12 year-old daughter were raped by ISIS militants, leading the father, who was forced to watch, to commit suicide. One refugee described how she witnessed ISIS crucify her husband on the door of their home. Three years ago, on 23 July 2014, I warned in an opinion piece in the Times that, “the...

Assisted Dying - Question for Short Debate (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, the noble Baroness’s Question asks whether legislation in North America on what is called “assisted dying” forms an appropriate basis for such legislation here. I will answer that question in just one word: no. Quite apart from any issues of principle, just look at what is now happening in Oregon. When Oregon’s assisted suicide law was enacted, it was to allow people with...

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (5th Day) (16 Nov 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...to, “aiming for good financial management without keeping financial records”. Evidence has long suggested that Gypsies and Travellers suffer worse health outcomes, and are at more risk of suicide, than other ethnic groups. Research suggests that they are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety and over twice as likely to be depressed. This is consistent with findings by HM...

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (21 Oct 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...for his courage, his compassion and his integrity. I hope noble Lords will forgive me for saying so, but I cannot help thinking that if the noble Lord’s Bill had set out to facilitate the assisted suicide of disabled people, it would have been on every national news bulletin. But because it seeks to end the taking of the life of a viable disabled baby, it is being treated very...

Immigration Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (21 Mar 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...stayed in Nineveh was reportedly burned alive. In another Christian family, the mother and 12 year-old daughter were raped by ISIS militants, leading the father, who was forced to watch, to commit suicide. One refugee described how she witnessed ISIS crucify her husband on the door of their home. Nearly two years ago, on 23 July 2014, I warned in an opinion piece in the Times: “The last...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (16 Jan 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...the Bishop of Chester has just said. I understand that the House will want to move to a conclusion but I was very struck by the remarks made a few moments ago by the noble Lord, Lord Dobbs, about suicide. I would like to return to that point in a moment. However, I support my noble friend Lady O’Neill for three reasons: the first is because of language, the second because of law and the...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (7 Nov 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...I think that the Committee is growing weary. This is an important question, as are many of those that have been laid before the Committee today. It deals with the title of the clause, which is “Assisted dying”. I would argue that that is incorrect; it is assisted suicide. Those who support the noble and learned Lord’s Bill are at pains to tell us that assisted dying is not...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (7 Nov 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...and states: “That this House notes the results of the Washington State Death With Dignity Act Report 2013, published on 10 June 2014, which concludes that the number of deaths through physician-assisted suicide has tripled since the first year of implementation and increased by 43% between 2012 and 2013; expresses grave concern that 61% of those who received lethal drugs in Washington...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 Jul 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...was not laid first before the elected House. After all, it is not as if we have not given this issue any previous consideration. When the House last asked the question, “Is it possible to allow assisted suicide for a determined few, without putting much larger numbers of others at risk?”, it concluded that it is not. It did so after exhaustive deliberation. The Select Committee, which...

Assisted Suicide — Question for Short Debate (5 Mar 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Select Committees that we have had and the decisions that we have taken previously, and change our own laws. We are told that the guidelines have de facto changed the law because it implies that assistance with suicide will not be prosecuted if it has been given from wholly compassionate motives. However, almost in the same breath, we hear the contradictory complaint that the policy is...

Syria and the Middle East — Motion to Take Note (27 Feb 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...unverified reports, as we have heard, of a possible military confrontation between Hezbollah and ISIS. Perhaps the Minister can tell us what assessment she has made of the continuing use of ISIS suicide bombers, the territory it controls in north-eastern Iraq and its use of radicalised recruits, especially from the United Kingdom? I refer to recruits such as Anil Khalil Raoufi, a British...

Health: End of Life — Motion to Take Note (12 Dec 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...medicine, which is now established world wide. Like the late Lady Ryder of Warsaw, Sue Ryder, whose charity the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, referred to earlier, Dame Cicely was resolutely opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia. She once said: “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Assisted Dying (7 Jul 2011)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in their policy on assisted dying, they will take into account Motion 305, passed by the British Medical Association in June, concerning the association's opposition to assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Assisted Dying (5 Jul 2010)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on (a) assisted suicide, and (b) voluntary euthanasia.

China: EU Committee Report: Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2010)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...all the excess males". The Economist described this as "gendercide". This gender imbalance is a major force driving sexual trafficking of women and girls in Asia. China also has the highest female suicide rate of any country in the world. It is the only nation in which more women than men kill themselves. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 500 women a day end their...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (5th Day) (7 Jul 2009)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...suspect that the feeling of the Committee is that we should now move quickly to a decision. The noble Lord, Lord Joffe, was right to remind us that we had a full Select Committee inquiry looking at assisted dying. In fact, there were 246 Hansard columns and two volumes of 744 pages and 116 pages respectively, 15 oral sessions, 48 groups or individuals giving evidence, with 88 giving...


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