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Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Devolution in England (2 March 2015)

Lisa Nandy: ...the chance to move away from handing out big block contracts to the small number of private companies that are currently the only ones able to bid and compete for them, and instead to work with the charities and community groups that are the lifeblood of our local area and to draw on the talent throughout regions such as mine. Given how incredibly centralised this country is, it is...

Child Sexual Exploitation (Rotherham) (26 February 2015)

Sarah Champion: Exactly six months ago to the day, the report commissioned by Rotherham borough council into child sexual exploitation in the town was published. Professor Alexis Jay’s damning report catalogued failings of both the police and the council over 16 years, which resulted in at least 1,400 victims of child sexual exploitation. Still worse, most of those alleging the crimes received no...

Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Epilepsy (26 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Grahame Morris: ...particularly, to employment. A report published by Young Epilepsy found that three quarters of people with epilepsy have experienced discrimination due to their condition. This situation was reaffirmed by work commissioned by the disabilities charity, Quarriers, which found that more than two thirds of people with epilepsy admit that they worry what members of the public would say or do if...

Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (26 February 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, I will also speak to the Representation of the People (Ballot Paper) Regulations 2015 and the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2015. These are being brought forward for the general election, which, as noble Lords may have noticed, will be on 7 May this year. The Police and Crime...

Health: Obesity — Question (26 February 2015)

Earl Howe: My Lords, there is always scope to raise additional funding from charities and, indeed, from industry. Alongside the ring-fenced budget we have given to local authorities—it is the first time that this has been done for public health—we have a number of programmes in train which can work side by side with local authorities, such as the work going on in NHS England’s...

Childhood Cancers (25 February 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...affected by this terrible disease. Many of us, both constituency Members and Ministers, meet other such families and stand in awe of their courage in bringing these issues to the fore. The work of the charity set up by Skye’s family, Blue Skye Thinking, highlights some of the key issues, including the importance of research into and the treatment of childhood brain tumours. I will...

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Careers Advice (14 to 19-Year-Olds) (25 February 2015)

Meg Hillier: ...business connections in schools, and it is one of the reasons why I am broadly in favour of the academies programme. On careers advice more specifically, I am delighted to have worked from the outset with the charity My Big Career. We found each other because I had been working to encourage professionals in my area to become the family for young people in Hackney who do not have their own...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Liver Diseases (25 February 2015)

Jane Ellison: Whilst NHS England is responsible for the overall national approach to improving clinical outcomes for people with liver disease, Public Health England (PHE) is working with the Lancet Commission on Liver Disease. This work involves regular meetings with Professor Richard Williams, (Lead, Lancet Standing Commission into Liver Disease in the UK), and attending action planning meetings. ...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 February 2015)

Simon Burns: ...% of GPs have been private small businesses. That is, by his definition, not mine, privatisation. A significant amount of mental health care in this country has been provided by private providers, charities and voluntary organisations. Since the early 1990s, to deal with waiting times and waiting lists, the NHS has commissioned care from the private sector to help patients, free at the...

Petitions and e-petitions: Backbench Business — Mental Health and Unemployment (24 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kevan Jones: ...sector, and the Heath and Social Care Act 2012 contained a provision that I considered helpful—I was scorned by some of my colleagues for thinking this—which was that third sector bodies could be commissioned to deliver local services. In practice, that has not happened because the contracts that are being let are too big and too complex, and many third sector organisations...

Consumer Rights Bill — Commons Reason (24 February 2015)

Lord Moynihan: ...at the business models employed. I also hope that the review will research the impact of touting on fans and events and the effect of excessive profiteering on the objectives set for event organisers. This is not just about sport and the arts; it is about the church, charities and events that reach out to the public, where anyone organising that event wants to ensure that the information...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health (24 February 2015)

Norman Lamb: The Government are clear that voluntary organisations and charities make an important contribution to the delivery of local health and social care services, including services that support people’s mental health needs. However, it is the responsibility of local commissioners to commission appropriate services based on their local population’s needs.

Isil: New Clause 8 — Child sexual exploitation (23 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicola Blackwood: ...do not care whether my proposal is accepted or a non-legislative solution is found, provided that the Minister makes two clear commitments. The first is to work with Members from across the House, children’s charities and practitioners to find a way to close the gap in CAWNs so that they apply equally to children in care and those out of care up to the age of 18, preferably by the...

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (23 February 2015)

Lord Bates: ...in Committee, 23 amendments were tabled. There was then an extensive period of meetings with interested Members of the House of Lords. The level of engagement, not only from Peers but from NGOs and charities that work in this area and have deep concerns, was incredibly impressive and helpful. They brought their expertise, and we were able to hear from the Independent Anti-slavery...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Individual Funding Request Process: Evaluation Findings (17 February 2015)

Jim Wells: ...this opportunity to brief the Assembly on its findings and on how I propose to take the issue forward. Like the previous Minister, I have heard the concerns raised by cancer patients and survivors, charities, the pharmaceutical industry and, indeed, many colleagues in the Assembly that the current process of providing access to new specialist medicines in Northern Ireland could be...

Royal Assent: Mental Health and Well-being of Londoners (12 February 2015)

Diane Abbott: ...However, the financial issues are a challenge. For many years, mental health has been chronically underfunded and it has the reputation of being a Cinderella service. At national level, mental health accounts for 28% of the pressure in the NHS, yet on average clinical commissioning groups spent just 10% of their budget on mental health in 2013. Separate investigations by Community Care and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Speech Therapy (12 February 2015)

Daniel Poulter: ...and language therapy services in England and Wales. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists 2014 Census of its members found that 25% reported that their primary role was not commissioned by the NHS. A further 22% are estimated to be working in secondary roles not commissioned by the NHS. These roles were distributed across a number of areas such as; working in education,...

Deregulation Bill: Report (3rd Day) (11 February 2015)

Lord Best: ...is also supportive of the approach taken by this amendment. In moving the amendment, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, for arranging a helpful meeting for me, the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity and experts from within the relevant departments and outside. Following that session, my amendment is intended to enable the Minister to place on record assurances that will...

Job Creation Powers (Scotland) (11 February 2015)

Ian Murray: ...Parliament; and for connected purposes. These job creation powers under the Work programme should also include associated provisions for the Work Choice programme, as suggested by respected charities such as the Scottish Association for Mental Health and the umbrella group Disability Agenda Scotland. The Scottish referendum on 18 September delivered a resounding result. That result was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (11 February 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...basic level, to ensure that they are not in destitution. We have seen the growth of food banks over the UK, so it is to ensure that the state provides rather than people having to rely on churches and charities providing handouts. That is why I pay my taxes. "Taxes" is a big, ugly word, and we are told that we should reduce them all the time. We are told to lower taxes, and everything...

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