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Results 21–40 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

Problem Gambling - Statement (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: First, following on from that point, can the Minister say whether the Government have had discussions with the gambling industry about the use of algorithms? Secondly, he says that the Government are now looking to the industry to act responsibly and will be monitoring what it does. How long will that period of monitoring last? Thirdly, a Select Committee in this House has been appointed to...

Education: Industrial Strategy - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, will the Minister say whether—notwithstanding all the money that he describes the Government pumping into further education—he is really content with the present funding arrangement, as posed in the question from the noble Baroness on the Back Benches?

Referendums - Question for Short Debate (13 Jun 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am also grateful to my noble friend Lord Soley for introducing this debate. It is a great pity we have so little time. One of the reasons for that is that we do not organise business democratically in this House. Maybe others will have the guts to try to turn it over, and maybe we will use a form of referendum to determine what we should be talking about, our priorities, on which days we...

Children: Gaming - Question (23 May 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to sponsor research into the benefits of gaming for children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Children: Gaming - Question (23 May 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am grateful for that reply. Yes, gaming can be harmful, and this Question is about gaming, not gambling. There is increasing evidence that gaming can help children in a whole variety of ways, particularly with mental health problems, yet little research is being done and the Minister did not really give a great list of what is happening with that. I wonder whether she could try to...

Online Harms White Paper - Motion to Take Note (30 Apr 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I rarely speak on DCMS issues. I talk about them when they have been taken away from that department and pushed down the line to the Home Office or the health department. I am thinking here of how the licensing legislation for drinking started in DCMS. It ended up with the Home Office and effectively the major interest in the issue now is with health. It is the same with gambling,...

Social Media and Health - Statement (30 Apr 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am grateful for the Statement. I want to address the social media aspect rather than vaccination. We have a paper from DCMS on social media—the online harms White Paper. The Minister mentioned coherence; I am finding the situation increasingly incoherent, and I will be raising this topic later. Who is giving a lead in this area? The Statement said: “This partnership marks, for the first...

Brexit: Gibraltar - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, given that the future of Gibraltar rests not on any decisions of the Labour Party but on decisions taken in the noble Lord’s own party, what is the view of the ERG on Gibraltar and on Ireland? Will the Minister arrange for the leading members of the ERG to come here sometime and tell us how they are running the country?

Bereavement Benefit - Question (9 Apr 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Is the Minister aware that there are a number of charities that are active in this field? One in south London, Jigsaw South East, is in constant difficulties over money to keep itself and the services it offers going. Since the Minister is doing exploratory work, would she be kind enough to look at them and see whether further assistance could be given to them?

Yoga - Question (21 Mar 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will draw up a strategy and campaign for the expansion, particularly in the National Health Service, of access to yoga and its associated health benefits.

Yoga - Question (21 Mar 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am very grateful indeed to the noble Earl for such a positive response. I am sure that he will agree with the Secretary of State’s statement last autumn that, if the NHS is to survive, we need more social prescribing by GPs, which will help with the financial position. Given what the noble Earl just said, I am sure he will agree that yoga helps people with mental health problems and back...

Northern Ireland: Devolved Government - Question (18 Mar 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, could the noble Lord say a little about the discussions taking place with the DUP at the moment? Frequent meetings are taking place with the Prime Minister. Is this topic on the agenda?

Prisons: Rehabilitation - Question (12 Mar 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the drug problem—and prisoners going in and going on to drugs—is one of the most difficult that we have in prisons? Is not getting prisoners off drugs the best help we can give with rehabilitation? Does he know the organisation Narcotics Anonymous? Some of its members are ex-prisoners who have recovered from drug addiction and go—or endeavour to...

Brexit: Research Funding - Question (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: What is the Government’s plan for after 2020?

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (19 Feb 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Do we have one with America?

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (19 Feb 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, first, I apologise to the Committee for not having been able to speak at Second Reading. Secondly, I welcome the Minister to her new post and wish her well with it, although I am sorry, like the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge, that she has been given a hospital pass on this one. I shall speak briefly in support of Amendment 1 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton. I...

Honda in Swindon - Statement (19 Feb 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, does the noble Baroness feel, and share, the sadness of the House at our impotence? Does she recognise that making an appeal to the Labour Party to help the Government deliver their policy is probably a waste of time? Does she recognise that she should listen to the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, take his message to the ERG and persuade its members that they are the people who can...

Brexit: Options - Question (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Does the Minister agree with the Prime Minister’s view that, with a deal, the country will be no poorer than it is at the moment? When will she be honest with the country about how poor we will be without a deal?

NHS Long Term Plan - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I express my gratitude to my noble friend Lord Hunt of Kings Heath for securing the debate. I thank the Government too for producing the long-term plan. I join others in applauding Professor Dame Sally Davies’s annual report for 2018 and the recommendations she has produced on how we might achieve better health in the UK by 2040. It is a particularly impressive document. She is...

Mental Health: Children and Young People - Question for Short Debate (30 Jan 2019)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler of Enfield, for this debate on access to NHS treatments for children and young people with mental health problems. Doctors on the front line have long complained about the dire situation and inadequate resources. This in itself is a massive issue. It is placing ever-increasing demands on already stretched services. Let us put ourselves in...


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