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Azure Card — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014)

Lord Naseby: ...at the list that my noble friend quite rightly quoted, which covers probably as much as 85% of the grocery trade in the United Kingdom. It covers the leading chemist in the United Kingdom—Boots—charity shops, which are very much in high streets up and down the country, and the Salvation Army. On the winter coat issue raised by my noble friend, I doubt that you would get a...

Business of the House (20 November 2014)

Madeleine Moon: At a meeting at the Department of Health this week, kidney charities were stunned to be told that Ministers had decided that kidney dialysis was no longer to be a prescribed service, and that a period of consultation of six weeks would be held by the Department after which a Bill would be introduced in February and changes to clinical commissioning group commissioning would commence on 1...

Written Answers — Home Office: Middle East (20 November 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...when we consider the risk to British nationals is unacceptably high. Anyone who does travel is putting themselves in considerable danger. The best way for the public to help is to donate to registered charities that have ongoing relief operations. Those who become involved in fighting abroad can potentially be prosecuted under UK law on their return including under terrorism or other...

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (19 November 2014)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: The amendment stands in my name and in that of my noble friend Lady Hayter of Kentish Town. I declare my interest as retiring chair of the charity StepChange. Your Lordships’ House will be well aware of the considerable influence that it has had in curbing the explosion of high-cost credit that has so disadvantaged consumers in recent years. However, there is more to do. The purpose of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Charities (Legislation) (19 November 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Henry Bellingham: When he next plans to meet the Charity Commission to discuss the operation of legislation relating to charities.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charity Commission (19 November 2014)

Simon Hart: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Charity Commission has sufficient powers to oversee and intervene in the running of charities.

[Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Physical Inactivity (Public Health) (18 November 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...With the best will in the world, Governments can only do so much. We have to shift the population’s thinking from where we are now to where we need to be. A couple of Members touched on the role of some of the major charities. I have been having conversations with some of the major health charities about how they can harness the reach and reputation they enjoy among our population....

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (18 November 2014)

Draft Protection of Charities Bill: Draft Protection of Charities Bill. 2:15 pm; Committee Room 4
Witnesses: Ben Harrison, Policy Manager, Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office, Kenneth Dibble, Head of Legal Services, Charity Commission and Michelle Russell, Head of Investigations and Enforcement, Charity Commission; Victoria Keilthy, Director, Private & Third Sector Delivery, National Audit Office

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: G20 (17 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Michael Ellis: It has been reported that there is a risk that money given to charities can end up in terrorists’ hands, helping them carry out their threats, some of which have been made clear recently. Will the Prime Minister ensure that the Charity Commission, which is led by the excellent William Shawcross, has the powers and resources that it needs to deal with that problem?

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (17 November 2014)

Lord Bates: ...a determined and focused law enforcement response, greater awareness among front-line professionals, co-ordinated police action internationally, close working with business, and the support of communities, charities and faith groups. In bringing the Bill forward, I pay tribute to all those who have campaigned tirelessly over recent years to bring this largely hidden crime into the light. I...

Backbench Business: Finances of the House of Commons (11 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John Thurso: Proposals on the principles of the way forward, rather than the detail, have been received and will be put to the Commission and the House Committee of the Lords at their next meetings. If the proposals are agreed to in principle, the detailed work will take place, but I would not anticipate any particular changes until well into next year. I hope that answer is sufficient for the hon....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services (10 November 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...future: Reforming care and support. This was reinforced in the Care Act. It set out clearly the care and support system we want to achieve – with the support of care and support organisations, charities, carers, volunteers and the public. The Adult Social Care Workforce programme supports delivery of this vision, through increasing capacity, improving capability and developing...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services (10 November 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...future: Reforming care and support. This was reinforced in the Care Act. It set out clearly the care and support system we want to achieve – with the support of care and support organisations, charities, carers, volunteers and the public. The Adult Social Care Workforce programme supports delivery of this vision, through increasing capacity, improving capability and developing...

Off-patent Drugs Bill (7 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

George Freeman: ...the new year, alongside NHS England and NICE, to bring everyone together, review the evidence and agree a strategy and a timetable for action. I am more than happy to extend an invitation to him and those supporting his Bill, as well as Association of Medical Research Charities, to engage actively in that process and to help us to develop a strategy for achieving what we all want, which is...

EU: Counting the Cost of Food Waste (EUC Report) — Question for Short Debate (6 November 2014)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: ...Code Adjudicator in setting fair terms of contract might well have a positive effect on food waste, but we wait to see. Thirdly, our report considered the role of the EU. As many noble Lords will be aware, the European Commission published in July a wide-ranging series of proposed amendments to its waste legislation. These included an EU-wide aspirational food waste reduction target of 30%...

Low-income and Vulnerable Consumers — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...have been sanctioned stealing food in order to survive. Children have been among those worst hit by the benefit cuts, as already stated by my noble friend Lady Crawley. An impact assessment of tax benefit changes and cuts in public services carried out for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner found that families with children have been disproportionately hit, particularly those...

Women: Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Social Exclusion — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...they must hide their inadequacies from their neighbours, friends and families. They shut themselves away until the physical signs have lessened. In the spring of this year, Somerset County Council commissioned a review of its community-based services for domestic abuse. The national charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse completed this review for the council in June. Somerset,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (5 November 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...210147 of 27 October 2014, the following were classed as frontline agencies: • National Offenders Management Service • Youth Justice Board • Crown Prosecution Service • The Police • Charity Commission • Higher Education and Further Education • Health For national security reasons we do not provide a breakdown on spend by Government department....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Young People (5 November 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...;tiers’ of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Anecdotal evidence for increasing waiting times we are aware of does not link to specific geographical areas or providers. The Charity YoungMinds and the CAMHS Benchmarking Report by the NHS Benchmarking Network have both reported increased waiting times for services. YoungMinds state that lack of access to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 1 — Enabling provision to enable the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to tackle modern day slavery (4 November 2014)

John McDonnell: ..., trafficking and violent abuse. The Swedish model has been suggested as an example, but there was absolutely overwhelming opposition to it in the briefings that I have circulated. Those briefings have come from charities such as Scot-Pep—the Scottish Prostitutes Education Project—which is funded by the state; the Royal College of Nursing, the nurses themselves; and the Global...

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