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Written Answers — Department of Health: Parkinson's Disease: Health Services (23 Jul 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...and speech and language therapy, may also be appropriate. Whilst most patients with Parkinson’s disease can be successfully managed through routine access to primary and secondary care, NHS England commissions certain elements of specialised care, as well as specific drugs and interventions that may be needed. Specialised care providers offer multidisciplinary team support and...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Listowel: ...the treatment of homeless families and to ask what the long-term cost is of failing to address their needs. The Minister might work with the Department for Communities and Local Government and perhaps commission a charity such as the Centre for Social Justice to look at the issue of family homelessness and the long-term cost, and at what the policy options might be to mitigate any harm...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charities (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discuss with the Charity Commission the need for charities to include in their requests for donations the level of support they receive from the Government and other public bodies; the salaries paid to the Chief Executive Officer and other senior staff; and the number of full-time and part-time paid staff employed.

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Report (Continued) (20 Jul 2015)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...my noble friend in due course. Amendment 32 withdrawn. Amendment 33 Moved by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts 33: After Clause 13, insert the following new Clause— “Appeals and applications to Charity Appeal Tribunal (1) The Charities Act 2011 is amended as follows. (2) For section 319 (appeals: general) substitute— “319 Appeals: general (1) Except in the case of a...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Hannah Bardell: ...child poverty plans as “life chances measures”, and completely removing any legal obligation to meet those targets, only proves how badly this Government are failing our society on welfare. As indicated by the House of Commons Library, the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s “State of the Nation” report from October 2014 stated: “Modelling for...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Report (20 Jul 2015)

Lord Bridges of Headley: I am sorry if I displease the noble Lord still further this afternoon, but any concerns about inappropriate language or material on the part of a charity should be referred to the Charity Commission, which is the independent regulator and will assess those points on a case-by-case basis. The Charity Commission can and does investigate these sorts of concerns in accordance with its risk...

Online Safety Bill [HL] — Second Reading (17 Jul 2015)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote: ...viewed pornography. An IPPR report published in August 2014 revealed that eight out of 10 18 year-olds thought that it was too easy for young people to accidentally see pornography online, and a March 2015 poll commissioned by the NSPCC of 2,000 11 to 17 year-olds found that one in 10 children aged 12 to 13 was worried that they might have become addicted to pornography. For all the...

Accessible Sports Grounds Bill [HL] — Second Reading (17 Jul 2015)

Lord Rosser: My Lords, I declare my football interests as set out in the register, in particular my interest as a vice-president of Level Playing Field, the charity which campaigns to promote good access to sports venues for all fans and disabled fans in particular. Under the Equality Act 2010, and previously under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, sports bodies have a legal duty to make,...

Bill Presented — Criminal Cases Review Commission (Supplementary Powers) Bill: Summer Adjournment (16 Jul 2015)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...working-class kids in my constituency—the doors that were open to me are closing. By most measures, the UK falls behind other countries on social mobility. Alan Milburn’s recent report on the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission found that we are trailing behind most developed nations, and there appears to be a stronger relationship between parental background and...

Thomas Cook: Christi and Bobby Shepherd (14 Jul 2015)

Mary Creagh: ...the cost of sending “media advisers” to Greece to limit reputational damage and loss of profits from cancelled bookings. To be fair, Thomas Cook announced it would donate the compensation to UNICEF, the children’s charity, yet even that gesture was a clumsy one, done as it was without consulting the parents and announced first to the media in a desperate damage limitation...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Rent-to-own Sector (14 Jul 2015)

Paul Maynard: ...with the rent-to-own sector that has not gone well. What role might Big Society Capital play in inspiring innovation in the sector? Buy As You View is keen on a comparison website and, in the short-term credit market, the Competition Commission encouraged lenderscompared.org.uk, which is a properly regulated, independent price-comparison website in that sector. I can see no reason why we...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (13 Jul 2015)

Lord Low of Dalston: ...if I take a few moments to draw their attention to the matter on Report. My interest, which I have declared, stems from the fact that the amendment emanates from one of the key recommendations from the commission that I chaired on the future of advice and legal support on social welfare law—namely, that: “Local authorities or groups of local authorities should co-produce or...

Mental Health Services in Schools and Colleges — Question for Short Debate (9 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Listowel: ...workers and residential childcare workers. I shall speak about interventions to prevent children needing mental health services in schools and about an important intervention that can be made. I am a patron of a charity called the Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma. It had one of its regular seminars yesterday. Dr Robin Banerjee of the University of Sussex showed a diagram that...

National Health Service: Sustainability — Motion to Take Note (9 Jul 2015)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Patel, on introducing this important debate in such a powerful and impressive way. I, too, resonate very much with the idea of a royal commission. Indeed, I suggested it some time ago in a previous debate. When the noble Earl, Lord Howe, was Health Minister he must have got used to me banging on about the parlous state of NHS finances, so I...

Health: Children and Young People — Question for Short Debate (7 Jul 2015)

Baroness Hollins: ...and separating the two just does not work and is not cost effective. Considerable investment in child and adolescent mental health services will be needed to ensure sufficient specialist counsellors are available locally. Freedom of information requests by the charity Young Minds found that more than half of councils in England cut or froze budgets for CAMHS between 2010 and 2015. That had...

Ethnic Minorities — Question for Short Debate (6 Jul 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...a series of events across the country including the service today. I am very pleased that today the Prime Minister also announced a further 1.2 million of funding for the Remembering Srebrenica charity. Britain is multiethnic and it is multifaith. According to the 2011 census, some 12% of the population of the UK identify as belonging to an ethnic minority. Members of the UK’s...

Bills Presented — Bat Habitats Regulation Bill: Clause 31 — Crown Estate (6 Jul 2015)

Ian Murray: ...does not have legislative competence over pavement parking. As she did not table an amendment to sort that out, we brought forward new clause 22, which has the full support of the Living Streets charity, to rectify the anomaly. It intends to ensure that parking offences such as parking on pavements or by dropped kerbs and double-parking can be enforced by the Scottish Parliament. I am...

European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (6 Jul 2015)

Lord Freud: ...Republic of Macedonia to become an observer to the agency would assist the country in tackling the reform challenges it faces and provide advice and help on human rights issues. A recent European Commission report set out a series of recommendations needed to return the country to the path to EU accession. This included reforms related to freedom of expression and the rule of law. Observer...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Disasters Emergencies Committee (3 Jul 2015)

Desmond Swayne: The Disasters Emergencies Committee (DEC) is an independent charity and therefore is subject to UK charity legislation, and registered with the Charity Commission. As such, the composition of their Board of Trustees is a matter for the DEC.

Health: Diabetes — Question for Short Debate (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...education. The noble Baroness, Lady Young, made some interesting suggestions about how we can increase the uptake of education. The work that Diabetes UK does is terrific. It must be one of the most active charities in dealing with these terrible long-term conditions. Thirdly, on the relationship between diabetes and other long-term conditions—be it stroke, cardiovascular disease or...


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