Results 121–140 of 400 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 Scriven

Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank all noble Lords who took part in the debate. It goes to prove that sometimes debates are not about the quantity of people participating but the quality of the interventions and discussions. I will not keep the House, because I am aware of the time; it is a Thursday evening. I thank the Minister for being not totally defensive and a little more open-minded in terms of some things that...

Grenfell Tower - Statement (11 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I am sure that the Minister will agree that preserving life and saving life is just as important whether you live in Southampton, Sheffield or Sunderland. If so, then why are the Government not committing to making the retrofitting of sprinklers mandatory in tower blocks and finding the funding for that nationally, as advocated and recommended by the Royal Institute of British...

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret (12 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I will be brief and, like other noble Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, for instigating this debate. I want to tackle head-on something that no one else has: the facts and figures of the Home Office’s budget and the reason why it says it has to do this. When she responds, I think the Minister needs to reply to this. The cost impact assessment says that this provision...

Turkey: Pride March - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in seeking to uphold and promote global human rights, what support they have given, and what representations they have made, to the organisers and Turkish authorities about the Pride March and celebrations in Istanbul in June 2018.

Turkey: Pride March - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that reply. He will be aware that, for the past few years, this demonstration has been stopped by the Turkish authorities using both tear gas and rubber bullets. In light of that, will the Government commit to do three things before the march on 1 July: first, to write a letter of support to the organisers, who would welcome that so it could be read out on the day;...

Police and Crime Commissioners - Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I want to move on slightly, to a different police and crime commissioner, because I believe that by looking at individual examples, we can see some of the flaws in the system. I want to refer to the South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner. I declare my interest as a member of Sheffield City Council and a vice-president of the LGA. The police and crime commissioner in South...

Water: Bills and Executive Remuneration - Question (3 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, in the latest published Ofwat figures, Yorkshire Water scored 12 out of 18 for customer satisfaction, yet the chief executive officer took home £1.3 million of pay, pension and bonus payments last year. That is seven times more than the Prime Minister. Can the Minister guarantee that the changes announced today by Ofwat will never allow a chief executive officer to be paid for such...

LGBT Action Plan: Gender Recognition - Question for Short Debate (12 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, for initiating this important debate. It is a pleasure to follow, on this occasion, my noble friend the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, as we are friends and fellow allies on these issues. It speaks volumes that in 2018 a plan is needed for equality on LGBT issues. While we have come a long way, there is still further to go, and we need to reflect...

Distributed Ledger Technologies - Question (18 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, one issue blocking distributed ledger technologies internationally is the jurisdiction of data. What is the Government’s thinking and working on the jurisdiction of data for this type of technology?

Railways: Transport for the North - Question (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to grant powers to Transport for the North to manage all Northern railway infrastructure.

Railways: Transport for the North - Question (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank the noble Lord for his Answer. Does he agree with many people in the north that with regular cancellations, two-carriage trains, dangerously busy trains at peak times, reductions in service and overall poor management and treatment of customers, the franchise given to Arriva Northern needs to be either split up or taken away altogether?

Rendition of UK Citizens - Statement (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, eight days ago, the Human Rights and Democracy report from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “It is the long-standing policy of the UK to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle”. When agreeing to send people abroad to stand trial in a country where the Government have not given a categorical assurance that the death penalty will not be...

Immigration Detention: Shaw Review - Statement (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I recommend all noble Lords to go on a skim-reading course, because I got to page 100. Stephen Shaw gets to the crux of this issue on page 100. It is not about individual items but about the culture of the estate and the culture of the Home Office that needs to change. In particular, he asks across the estate, whether it be private or public sector employees who are involved,...

NHS: Healthcare Data - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Freyberg, for initiating this timely and important debate. The issue of data and healthcare will be vital as the moral, legal and ethical issues come more to the fore. I am also pleased to follow the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath. I was a rookie health service trainee when the noble Lord was the first chief executive of the NHS Confederation....

Devolution: Sheffield City Region - Question (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal comes to fruition.

Devolution: Sheffield City Region - Question (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Scriven: I thank the Minister for that Answer and I bring to the House’s attention my interest declared in the register as a member of Sheffield City Council. It is clear that there is stalemate: the four local authority leaders in South Yorkshire cannot agree a way forward. Despite the fact that the order for the election has been through this House, the order for the powers and the money have not....

Government Vision on Prevention - Statement (6 Nov 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, while I welcome the Statement, particularly around prevention, and the use of AI, technology and data, there are two issues that come to mind. My first question is this: what regime will there be on issues related to the ethics of AI and data use? This is quite important, and there needs to be some form of regime and regulation about what the health service does there. The second...

Sexual Health Services - Question (29 Nov 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the importance of PrEP has been mentioned by noble Lords. The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV has shown in its survey that in the past year, in 25% of local areas there was reduced access to PrEP and in 11% of areas no access at all. What are the Government doing to ensure equity of access to PrEP across the country?

Future Immigration - Statement (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, the Cavendish Coalition of health and care providers says it is extremely concerned that these new visa proposals will not allow the number of care staff needed to sustain services. These are the providers of services commenting on the White Paper today. Such staff are not on the labour shortage list— physios, paramedics and other professionals allied to medicine. Can the Minister...

NHS Long-term Plan - Statement (7 Jan 2019)

Lord Scriven: My Lords, I echo the words of other noble Lords who have raised the extremely good work that the noble Lord, Lord O’Shaughnessy, did during his time as a Minister. I always found him helpful and diligent when I raised health issues with him. Therefore, I am sure that I speak on behalf of the House when I thank him and wish him well. The plan talks about genomics, artificial intelligence and...


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