Lord Hannay of Chiswick Portrait

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

Crossbench - Life peer

International Relations and Defence Committee
25th May 2016 - 28th Jan 2021
Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 22nd Mar 2016
The Arctic
12th Jun 2014 - 11th Feb 2015
European Union Committee
24th Nov 2009 - 14th May 2014
Intergovernmental Organisations Committee
15th Nov 2007 - 7th Jul 2008
European Union Committee
19th Nov 2002 - 8th Nov 2006


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 5th July 2022
16:00
Division Votes
Tuesday 28th June 2022
Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2022
voted Aye
One of 20 Crossbench Aye votes vs 4 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 193 Noes - 119
Speeches
Tuesday 28th June 2022
Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner
My Lords, can the Minister say what contact, if any, the Government have had with the Red Cross, whose role …
Written Answers
Tuesday 30th March 2021
Coronavirus: Vaccination
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 19 January (HL11665), what steps they …
Early Day Motions
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Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
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Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Hannay of Chiswick has voted in 247 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(26 debate interactions)
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(12 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(14 debate contributions)
Home Office
(10 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Hannay of Chiswick, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Hannay of Chiswick has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Hannay of Chiswick has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Hannay of Chiswick has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Hannay of Chiswick has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


8 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
2nd Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in considering the proposal to rename Broad Street Sanctuary as UN Green to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first meeting of the UN General Assembly in Methodist Central Hall.

The United Nations charter was signed 75 years ago this year. The charter set out the aims of the UN “to bring nations and peoples together to preserve peace and security, and improve lives everywhere”. The United Kingdom played an important role in the establishment of this multilateral organisation, including hosting the first General Assembly at the Methodist Central Hall in London. Activities are ongoing globally to recognise the anniversary of the UN.

Proposals for the renaming of streets must be made through the local council, in this instance the City of Westminster.

Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
20th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 19 January (HL11665), what steps they are taking to ensure that the vaccine record card which will be issued to patients by the NHS will be recognised as an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis.

The Government will review whether COVID-19 status certification could play a role in reopening the economy, reducing restrictions on social contact and improving safety. This will include assessing to what extent certification would be effective in reducing risk and the potential uses to enable access to settings or a relaxation of COVID-19 secure mitigations. The Government will also consider the ethical, equalities, privacy, legal and operational aspects of this approach and what limits, if any, should be placed on organisations using certification. It will draw on external advice to develop recommendations that take into account any social and economic impacts, and implications for disproportionately impacted groups and individuals’ privacy and security. The review will also include consideration of potential solutions for people to access their COVID-19 vaccination status.

30th Dec 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide recipients of COVID-19 vaccinations with a certificate that is recognised both nationally and internationally.

The careful and accurate recording of vaccination status is incredibly important to ensure that priority cohorts are offered both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and to ensure robust surveillance systems are in place to support patient safety.

The National Health Service’s National Immunisation Management System (NIMS) is the national register of COVID-19 vaccinations. At the point that someone receives their COVID-19 vaccine, the vaccinating team will record it and this information will go onto the NIMS system and onto a patient’s general practitioner record. As with other vaccination programmes, a vaccine record card will be issued to patients with the relevant details about the vaccine including the date of their vaccination and their vaccine type. This does not constitute an immunity passport and will not be used as a form of identification.

23rd Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what cross-departmental assessment was made following the confirmation by the European Commission on 17 March that the UK was entitled to participate in the EU’s joint procurement arrangements for personal protective equipment and other COVID-19 related supplies; and what decision was reached as a result.

The United Kingdom Government is working round the clock with industry, the National Health Service, social care providers and the army to ensure the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment such as ventilators.

As part of this national effort, we are working with international partners to make sure that we can increase supplies of medical equipment within the NHS and to deliver a strategy that provides the best outcome for the UK.

The UK is eligible to take part in European Union Joint Procurements during the Transition Period and we are participating in the joint EU procurement scheme on therapeutics that is soon to launch. We will consider participating in other future schemes on the basis of public health requirements, including any on PPE.

21st Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to streamlining English language tests for students from Africa in receipt of places offered by British higher education institutions or of scholarships under the Chevening and Commonwealth schemes.

Higher Education Providers (HEP) with a track record of compliance are able to decide how they assess the English language ability of their students studying at degree level or above. They can make this assessment however they choose and the Government does not impose any requirement for prospective students to travel to another country.

Due to Covid-19, the ability for Higher Education Providers to self-assess the English ability of their prospective students has been exceptionally extended to some students studying below degree level.

Where sponsors are not HEPs, students are required to demonstrate English ability to B1 level. These students must demonstrate their English language ability by undertaking a Secure English Language Test (SELT), or meet one of the exceptions.

There is currently a procurement project underway for SELT. Following mobilisation of new concessions there will be four overseas SELT Providers, which will increase customers choice of location for taking a test.

Both the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships programmes have poli-cies in place to ensure maximum flexibility and opportunity for scholarship awardees from countries where English language testing facilities are limited or unavailable.

The Chevening Scholarship provides assistance to Chevening scholars who are required to travel internationally to take English Language Testing (ELTs), or if necessary, bring invigilators to posts.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
21st Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to enable prospective higher education students in Liberia to take English language tests in Monrovia and not to have to travel to Accra.

Higher Education Providers (HEP) with a track record of compliance are able to decide how they assess the English language ability of their students studying at degree level or above. They can make this assessment however they choose and the Government does not impose any requirement for prospective students to travel to another country.

Due to Covid-19, the ability for Higher Education Providers to self-assess the English ability of their prospective students has been exceptionally extended to some students studying below degree level.

Where sponsors are not HEPs, students are required to demonstrate English ability to B1 level. These students must demonstrate their English language ability by undertaking a Secure English Language Test (SELT), or meet one of the exceptions.

There is currently a procurement project underway for SELT. Following mobilisation of new concessions there will be four overseas SELT Providers, which will increase customers choice of location for taking a test.

Both the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships programmes have poli-cies in place to ensure maximum flexibility and opportunity for scholarship awardees from countries where English language testing facilities are limited or unavailable.

The Chevening Scholarship provides assistance to Chevening scholars who are required to travel internationally to take English Language Testing (ELTs), or if necessary, bring invigilators to posts.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
21st Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that candidates in receipt of offers for Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships can take English language tests in their country of origin.

Higher Education Providers (HEP) with a track record of compliance are able to decide how they assess the English language ability of their students studying at degree level or above. They can make this assessment however they choose and the Government does not impose any requirement for prospective students to travel to another country.

Due to Covid-19, the ability for Higher Education Providers to self-assess the English ability of their prospective students has been exceptionally extended to some students studying below degree level.

Where sponsors are not HEPs, students are required to demonstrate English ability to B1 level. These students must demonstrate their English language ability by undertaking a Secure English Language Test (SELT), or meet one of the exceptions.

There is currently a procurement project underway for SELT. Following mobilisation of new concessions there will be four overseas SELT Providers, which will increase customers choice of location for taking a test.

Both the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships programmes have poli-cies in place to ensure maximum flexibility and opportunity for scholarship awardees from countries where English language testing facilities are limited or unavailable.

The Chevening Scholarship provides assistance to Chevening scholars who are required to travel internationally to take English Language Testing (ELTs), or if necessary, bring invigilators to posts.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
21st Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government from which countries in Sub-Saharan Africa it is necessary for potential students to travel to another country to take an English language test in order to obtain a UK student visa.

Higher Education Providers (HEP) with a track record of compliance are able to decide how they assess the English language ability of their students studying at degree level or above. They can make this assessment however they choose and the Government does not impose any requirement for prospective students to travel to another country.

Due to Covid-19, the ability for Higher Education Providers to self-assess the English ability of their prospective students has been exceptionally extended to some students studying below degree level.

Where sponsors are not HEPs, students are required to demonstrate English ability to B1 level. These students must demonstrate their English language ability by undertaking a Secure English Language Test (SELT), or meet one of the exceptions.

There is currently a procurement project underway for SELT. Following mobilisation of new concessions there will be four overseas SELT Providers, which will increase customers choice of location for taking a test.

Both the Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships programmes have poli-cies in place to ensure maximum flexibility and opportunity for scholarship awardees from countries where English language testing facilities are limited or unavailable.

The Chevening Scholarship provides assistance to Chevening scholars who are required to travel internationally to take English Language Testing (ELTs), or if necessary, bring invigilators to posts.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)