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Results 121–140 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

Brexit: New Partnership - Statement (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, chapter 9 in the White Paper sets out how, after we leave the EU, the UK will look to significantly increase its trade with the fastest growing export markets in the world. Does the Minister agree that a number of those countries already in the EU do significantly better with those export markets in the rest of the world? Why in fact are we waiting until after we leave the EU to...

Russia - Question (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, if we can learn from history, as the Minister states, could she say whether her department does an assessment and evaluation after state visits? Did it do so after President Putin visited the country and might it repeat that in the future?

School Milk - Question (25 Jan 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Will the Minister confirm that free milk will still be available post-2019?

Mental Health and NHS Performance Update - Statement (9 Jan 2017)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I too welcome the noble Lord to his new appointment and wish him well. I place on record my gratitude to his predecessor, the noble Lord, Lord Prior, who was always open and honest in his dealings with us and straightforward in answering our questions. I hope we are going to have an open and honest discussion about the role of A&Es in the future and whether there is any likelihood...

Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (20 Dec 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, all the evidence indicates that the culture change needed to move away from unsafe driving is primarily driven home to people by tough penalties and, in turn, by their proper enforcement. I share the view of the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, that these may not have gone far enough yet to discourage the growth of the use of hand-held devices. The third area of change, which is perhaps...

Gender Pay Gap - Question (20 Dec 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I would be grateful if the Minister indicated what special measures the Government may be taking in the public sector, where they have both direct and indirect control, and whether they have any plans to deal with outsourced work, much of which is given to the private sector, where equal pay does not prevail?

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I am pleased to add my support to the two amendments of the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge. As she did, I express gratitude to the Minister for arranging the meeting we had with Andrew Jones, and for producing an evidence-based specialist to give us his views—which were very interesting but not totally conclusive. The House previously adopted a Private Member’s Bill opting to do...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for her support and expertise, and to my noble friend Lord Kennedy for weighing in from my Front Bench with support for the amendment. As noble Lords might expect, I am disappointed with the Minister’s response. The Government have consulted —they consulted the drinks industry—but if they had consulted over a wider area, and particularly...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (2nd Day) (7 Dec 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, in Committee I endeavoured to remove the Government’s redefinition of “alcohol” in the Licensing Act 2003 to cover alcohol “in any state”. I was worried that that covered powdered and vaping alcohol and I sought to remove them from the redefinition. The Minister argued that we really needed to establish the legal status of powdered and vaping alcohol and that if my...

Alcohol - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the findings of the review by Public Health England on the consequences of alcohol abuse, whether they will implement minimum unit pricing of alcohol.

Alcohol - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am grateful for much of what the Minister has said in her reply. I am, however, disappointed that the Government have chosen to delay until we hear the outcome of the Scottish case. Is she aware that the report indicates that we now have over 1 million people a year going into hospital due to alcohol-related illnesses of one sort or another and that alcohol is now the biggest killer of...

Sport: Corruption - Question (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, this is a googly: is the Minister prepared to have a look at the full report by Transparency International, which he will find supports the Private Member’s Bill that I put before the House on lobbying transparency to avoid corruption within lobbying of government? Is he prepared to try to persuade the Minister in question to take a similarly positive approach to clearing up the...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, as your Lordships probably recognise, I am in a little difficulty here, particularly with my noble friend, with whom I have worked very closely on this. I hear the explanation which has been given and see a chink of light on the degree of elbow room which already exists. I am particularly anxious that we try to proceed with the Bill and hope that the Minister may be persuaded that...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I am happy to accept. Amendment 19 agreed. Clause 9, as amended, agreed.

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, again I express my gratitude for the explanations the noble Lord has given for these amendments. I hope he will not be surprised to hear that I am going to accept most of them. In Amendment 4, “controlling” is perfectly acceptable. I shall leave Amendment 5 to one side for a moment. Amendment 6 is, I believe, from and identical to the previous legislation, which is already in...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: Yes.

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: I will be moving Amendment 16A as well.

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I have some difficulties with this amendment. I declared at the beginning that I had no interests but I have been helped very considerably by a couple of NGOs, Spinwatch and Unlock Democracy. They have been very big parties to the preparation of the Bill and, in fairness to them, they are very unhappy indeed about any movement on my part on the charges side. They make the...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, I start by declaring no interest—although if this was carried, some years ago I would have been caught by it. I am grateful for the comments of the noble Lord. As he is aware, we are very short on time today and I intend to be as speedy as possible in addressing what he has put before us. I also intend to be as co-operative and helpful as I can be, and I even hope to persuade him...

Lobbying (Transparency) Bill [HL] - Committee (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: My Lords, as the noble Lord described, a variety of codes are on offer at present from different organisations. It seems to us that this causes confusion and leads to a lack of clarity, so there is a strong case for the type of standard code that operates in other places. But in the light of the issues that we have on timetabling and to move the business forward, we have reflected seriously...


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