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Results 181–200 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

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Committee (11 Mar 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, this amendment arises from the 20th report from the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, published on 5 February 2016, relating to Clause 3(2) on the powers to appoint the commencement date for enactment. The committee recommended that, additionally, subsection (2) should require the regulations for the commencement date to be made by statutory instrument. I accept...

Airports: Expansion — Question (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My question is on the same theme as that of the noble Lord, Lord Higgins. Will the Minister assure the House that, if perchance the referendum says no, the Government will still make the decision to press ahead with expansion in the south-east and Heathrow?

Adult Education: Part-time Attendance — Question (9 Mar 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: With respect, can the noble Baroness answer the question from the noble Baroness, Lady Burt of Solihull, about the Government’s views on night schools and night classes? Do they support them and, if so, will they encourage them?

Housing: Underoccupancy Charge — Question (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Given the well-known problems in housing with rentals and finding accommodation, have the Government given any thought to extending their policy on the underoccupancy charge to the private sector?

Trade Union Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (25 Feb 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too am grateful to my noble friends Lady Prosser, Lord Young of Norwood Green and Lord Mendelsohn, who have put their names to this amendment. I spoke at some length at Second Reading and I will not repeat that today, as much of what I wish to say has already been said. However, at Second Reading I talked about not just trade unions but the millions of workers who are as yet not...

Trade Union Bill: Committee (4th Day) (25 Feb 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I might be able to help the noble Lord, Lord Tebbit. If he checks with the Prison Officers’ Association, he will find that it had facilities withdrawn from check-off, and it has real troubles, as I mentioned on Second Reading.

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 — Question (1 Feb 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, can the Minister give a stronger assurance to the Lib Dems that they will not be prosecuted for skateboarding?

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to all who have spoken in this quite short debate. I thought that the noble Earl, Lord Attlee, would probably want to maintain the status quo for the time being but if he is contemplating tabling an amendment to go for random breath testing, which would help, I would be very pleased indeed to speak to him about it and would consider accepting an amendment from him in...

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful for the privilege, the opportunity, and not least the luck in the ballot to get the chance to bring forward this Private Member’s Bill. I am also grateful to all those who have kindly assisted me, including our clerks and the many outside organisations and campaigners who support this aim, and of course to the noble Lords who are going to speak today. I offer...

Railways: South-West Network — Question (28 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: May I revert to my noble friend Lord Berkeley’s Question and the Answer that the Minister gave? Can the Minister say why the money is not going in and there has been a pause on the work to be undertaken by Network Rail? What is the reason for that?

Health and Social Care: State Pension — Question (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Is not the plan inadequate? Many noble Lords come with requests for quite justifiable changes to health services and the Minister very generously and kindly kicks them back because of inadequate resources to meet those demands. Surely it is the case that in looking at the plan we need to look at the longer term and not just the short term in five years.

National Health Service — Motion to Take Note (14 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Turnberg, for promoting this debate. I am also grateful to the NHS for keeping me alive when I had cancer, and for the maiden speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins. I look forward to hearing more from her in future. I shall quickly say something on personal responsibility, public health policy and corporate social responsibility,...

Sugar Tax — Question (13 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the campaign against tobacco and cigarettes has been particularly effective? It has been applied across all sectors of the economy with no differentiation between any particular sectors. He mentions that, this time round, we have to be concerned about how sugar might impact on particular parts of the community but, surely, we should make our approach...

Trade Union Bill: Second Reading (11 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I did not speak in the dress rehearsal on 19 November, when my noble friend Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved a Motion about the trade unions. I was here for most of the debate and read all of it. It was generally positive and constructive and we did not get the digging in to extreme positions that we have occasionally heard during today’s debate. In particular, I read the...

Trade Union Bill: Second Reading (11 Jan 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am grateful for being put right and I will endeavour to do my best on that score. I cannot guarantee it, however. You have nicely thrown me off my line as well. Thank you very much for that. After looking at the relatively modest references in the manifesto to working conditions for 30 million people, what I really wanted to look for in the legislation, when it came, was the whole point...

Health: Liver Disease — Question (9 Dec 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, may I quickly return to the issue of minimum unit pricing, because—

Alcohol — Question (9 Dec 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the responsibility deal for alcohol in the light of the Institute of Alcohol Studies’ report Dead on Arrival? Evaluating the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol.

Alcohol — Question (9 Dec 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful to hear that the Government have decided to review the responsibility deal after its operation for the past five years. During that time, we have seen obesity grow; we have seen no increase in the activity undertaken by individuals; and we have seen more people presenting in hospital with alcohol problems. Will the Minister tell us whether he is sticking to the...

Emergency Services: Central London — Question (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that the public worry particularly about security issues and riots? In 2011 we had riots in London, and according to the Met Police we barely managed to get by. Last week, the Home Secretary announced that police forces could soon be without their own firearms units and should instead be moving towards creating regional firearms units. Given some of the...

Agriculture: Basic Farm Payment — Question (10 Nov 2015)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: What will the cuts in the RPA budget be in the coming year? Will its performance next year be better than this year?


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