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Miscellaneous archived columns on the following subjects: Abortion and the right to know Paying a price for courage Politicians and how they vote on ethical issues 30 years of abortion in the UK Abortion and the possible link with breast cancer Joanna Jepson’s fight...

Mental Capacity – 2005 Speech

January 10th 2005 Speech by Lord Alton of Liverpool on the 2nd Reading of The Mental Capacity Bill.       My Lords, I support the principle of creating a statutory framework to protect those individuals who lack mental capacity. Those organisations that have been...

Educating For Citizenship

EDUCATING FOR CITIZENSHIP INSIGHTS FROM EUROPE (text originally delivered at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virgina, USA). On both sides of the Atlantic the debate about 'educating for citizenship' has become a metaphor for a more fundamental debate about...

Spoken Interventions in the House of Lords

To read the details of the following interventions in House of Lords debates and questions please click on this link: TheyWorkForYou Website Results 1-20 of 406 items spoken by Lord Alton of Liverpool in Commons debates or Westminster Hall debates or Lords debates or...

About David Alton

About DAVID ALTON… For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer. He began his career as a teacher but, in 1972, he was elected to Liverpool City Council as Britain's youngest City Councillor. Twenty...

Second Reading of the Palliative Care Bill

Friday February 23rd 2007 For the full text of the debate, click here Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Finlay of Llandaff has rendered a great service to your Lordships’ House by introducing her excellent and timely Bill. I think that we were...

Where 40 years of abortion has led

Universe Column, October 21st 2007 Next Saturday, October 27th, will be the fortieth anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. To commemorate the nearly 7 million unborn babies aborted in the intervening forty years, on Friday the 26th at 10.00 am Phyllis...

Can I Make A Difference?

Talk given at the celebrate Conference, Easter 2001 All of us wonder whether anything we can do will possibly make any difference in shaping events. As a young campaigner in central Liverpool I was struck by how often people would say to me: "what difference can I...

The Dignity of Man And The Threat of Eugenics

A Talk at Beaconsfield, March 2001 The greatest twentieth century prophet against eugenics is GK Chesterton, and earlier this evening I visited his grave here in Beconsfield. Let me begin by paying tribute to him. His lovely poem "A Beaconsfield Ballad" celebrated the...

Second Reading of the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill

6th June 2003 For the full text of the debate, click here Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Joffe, was good enough to say recently that we are usually on the same side of the argument. Although he knows that I am profoundly opposed to the...

Starvation of incapacitated patients

Universe Column by David Alton It was deeply paradoxical that in the very week a shepherd was sentenced to six months in prison for not providing enough food and water for his sheep, some parliamentarians were insisting that it is lawful and ethical to starve to death...

Starvation of incapacitated patients

Universe Column by David Alton It was deeply paradoxical that in the very week a shepherd was sentenced to six months in prison for not providing enough food and water for his sheep, some parliamentarians were insisting that it is lawful and ethical to starve to death...

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About– Lord Alton of LiverpoolFor 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer.He began his career as a teacher and, in 1972, while still a student, he was elected to Liverpool City Council as Britain's...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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Shirley Williams – Baroness Williams of Crosby: Requiescat in pace

Shirley Williams – Baroness Williams of Crosby: Requiescat in pace

1982, in Liverpool Edge Hill with Shirley Williams - then MP for Crosby - holding the centenary plate of Gladstone's Liberal Party, commemorating its five Prime Ministers. Shirley Williams – Baroness Williams of Crosby 1930-2021: Requiescat in pace Shirley Williams...

Let’s stand tall in fallen times, Jimmy Lai tells Apple Daily

Let’s stand tall in fallen times, Jimmy Lai tells Apple Daily

“The support and love of my colleagues have moved me, please thank them for me,” said Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, in a handwritten letter from prison. Facing a slew of charges under the national security law, the media mogul has been held in custody since late...

Government replies to request for details of  the “pervasive and rotten culture”, and  the “culture of intimidation”, within Liverpool City Council; fails to say what assessment it has made of which documents, if any, have been destroyed in any of the Council’s departments; and says it “hopes that it will not be necessary for the Commissioners to exercise these powers, but instead that their main role would centre on supporting the Council itself in making changes.”

Government replies to request for details of the “pervasive and rotten culture”, and the “culture of intimidation”, within Liverpool City Council; fails to say what assessment it has made of which documents, if any, have been destroyed in any of the Council’s departments; and says it “hopes that it will not be necessary for the Commissioners to exercise these powers, but instead that their main role would centre on supporting the Council itself in making changes.”

Lord Greenhalgh, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL14552): Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:To ask Her Majesty's Government to provide details of (1) the "pervasive...