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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Committee (5th Day) (30 July 2014)

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton: ...to be designed for one purpose only—to deter interventions from organisations with limited resources. Unlike government departments, they could not contemplate such a risk. That applies to many charities; I spoke about this at Second Reading. Many of them have very small budgets and are run by volunteers, who are only too aware—perhaps they are overcautious—of their...

Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to speak briefly in the gap. As we are all aware, this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women focused on the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the MDGs for women and girls. I wish to draw attention to its conclusions that relate to the progress towards MDG5, which is improving maternal health, and its two targets, which...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014)

Jim Shannon: ...Orange Order, I feel a great sense of pride and camaraderie with my brothers and sisters in lodges throughout the world. The Orange Order is an integral part of the community, raising money for many local charities, as well as helping to raise funds for those in developing countries and supporting disadvantaged children in local areas. One example of such charitable work was the work...

Care Home Top-up Fees (22 July 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...under the Care Act. It is important that everyone is aware of those rules, as my right hon. Friend said. We are aware of concerns about top-ups, particularly the concerns raised in the research by the charity Independent Age. That is why in March 2014 the Department wrote to all local authorities in England to remind them of their responsibilities under existing regulations and guidance,...

Written Answers — Health: Mass Media: Subscriptions (21 July 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...International Journal of Mental Health Promotion-Internet International Journal of Obesity International Social Science Journal-Internet JCH-Journal of Communication in Healthcare-Internet Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety-Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing-Internet Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health-Internet Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive...

Vat Relief (Talking Newspaper Associations) (14 July 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...associations make to ensure that blind and severely disabled people can independently remain informed and up to date on current affairs. On the issue of tax itself, I reassure hon. Members that charities are at the heart of the Government’s ambition to build the big society, enabling people to play an active role in their community. To help support this, the Government provide...

Residential Home Closures (10 July 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...their choice as far as possible. It is clearly not desirable if someone has to move from a care home where they are settled and happy and where their needs are being met. Local authorities have a responsibility, through good commissioning strategies, to ensure a healthy local care home sector. Through the Care Act 2014, which will come into force next April, we are giving local authorities...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Jobcentre Plus (10 July 2014)

Stephen Timms: ..., a year or even three years carry on signing on every fortnight just so that they appear in the claimant count? Of course they will not, and undoubtedly the claimant count is being depressed as a result. Of course, all these reports, from whistleblowers, charities and food banks, can be and sometimes are dismissed as anecdotal. However, the pretty distressing picture that staff...

Written Answers — Health: Aphasia (10 July 2014)

Norman Lamb: Rehabilitation services, specifically speech and language therapy, provide much of the national health service support for people with aphasia. As clinical commissioning groups are responsible for commissioning these services, they should be taking steps to ensure that support for people with aphasia is available and improve these services where appropriate. More generally, NHS England is...

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (9 July 2014)

Ann McKechin: ...the grass roots is equally important in giving people permission to move on without disrespect to those who have lost their lives in such dreadful circumstances. Our meeting with the impressive International Commission on Missing Persons, established in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, reinforced the fear that too little attention was being paid to the increasingly open genocide deniers,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mental Illness: Drugs (9 July 2014)

Earl Howe: Public Health England does not provide care, its role is to support commissioners to better understand and address local drug need. If local addiction charities are commissioned by a local authority, then it is the responsibility of local commissioners to assess the level of care they provide. If they are registered with the Care Quality Commission then they will be expected to meet minimum...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (8 July 2014)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...that, over the years, the approach has paid off and results have been very good indeed. I commend to the noble Lord, Lord Elton, and others the report on the Portuguese experience published by the charity, Transform, and available on its website. It looks very carefully at the evidence of what has happened in Portugal. I add to the highlights that my noble friend Lady Meacher mentioned the...

Global Health (Research and Development) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (8 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Peter Hain: ...room, has done with the all-party group on global tuberculosis, of which I am a member. As I declared in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, I visited South Africa in February 2012 with the charity Results UK, which does such important work on one of the most important questions in global health today: how do we move from struggling to control the world’s deadliest...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014)

Lisa Nandy: ...guardians, and Ministers, the shadow Home Secretary and the shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson), should be congratulated on pushing for this. However, if guardians are to have any influence whatsoever, they must have a statutory basis. The Government have commissioned a pilot, which will determine whether guardianship should be rolled...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Heart Diseases (8 July 2014)

Earl Howe: ...GRASP-AF) which simplifies the process of identifying patients with AF who are not receiving the right treatment. NHS Improving Quality is currently collaborating with partner organisations, including charities, to support the nationwide roll-out of GRASP-AF. This work will be supported by the publication of an economic analysis commissioned by NHS Improving Quality using GRASP data which...

Deregulation Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (7 July 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ..., last-minute clauses and lack of evidence, which leads us to query whether this Bill is more about dogma than good governance. Why do the Government speak with a forked tongue—more red tape for charities and unions under the lobby Bill, as my noble friend Lord Monks reminded us; more red tape for trading standards officers under the consumer Bill; and an attack on localism in this...

Deregulation Bill: Second Reading (7 July 2014)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...regulations are developed and introduced, how they are enforced, and the existence of duplication and overlapping rules that waste their time. When in power, Labour sought to reduce regulation by introducing the Better Regulation Commission and an ongoing better regulation programme, and made a number of legislative changes to reduce the cost of regulation. Our programmes for simplifying...

Legal Aid: Social Welfare Law — Question (7 July 2014)

The Bishop of Chelmsford: My Lords, I, too, should like to make reference to the Low commission. The church, faith communities and charities are all too keenly aware of the impacts of some of the cuts in legal aid on the poorest communities in our country. Sometimes a professional lawyer is needed. Would the Minister still regard the proposals of the Low commission for a nationally resourced strategy to provide...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs: Social Mobility/Child Poverty Strategy (3 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Rushanara Ali: ...for it. Throughout her time in Parliament my right hon. Friend has made an outstanding contribution on improving the life chances of young people, as I know from direct experience. I established a charity called UpRising, which has the support of the three party leaders. It works on empowering young people to get into politics and public life, promoting social mobility and supporting young...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Radicalism (2 July 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...approach across a range of sectors including prisons, schools, universities and online. Prevent practitioners across the country work with Local Authorities and key partners, such as the police and the Charity Commission, to provide targeted projects and outreach work. One of our initiatives, the Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), has been delivered to over 24,000 front-line...

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