Speeches in Parliament

"Northern Ireland's libel laws must change"

Speaking in the debate on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill in the House of Lords on 15th July, Lord Black of Brentwood called for the terms of the Defamation Act 2013 - which is in place in England and Wales - to be extended to Northern Ireland.

Lord Black tackles government about atrial fibrillation

7,000 people in England admitted to hospital with a stroke last year were already known to have Atrial fibrillation (or AF) but not receiving proper therapy, Lord Black has told the House of Lords.

HIV and hepatitis C

During a debate in the House of Lords about HIV infection on the 1st December,  Lord Black raised the problem of co-infection with HIV and hepatitis C. He also asked what steps the government are taking to also identify, diagnose and treat people who are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C.