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Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Responsible Gambling Trust (10 April 2014)

Helen Grant: The Government holds regular discussions with the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Trust (which is an independent charity) on a range of matters, including the independence of the Responsible Gambling Trust’s research programme. At present, the Government is satisfied of the integrity of the research programme, all aspects of which will be vigorously peer-reviewed and...

Abortion (Disability) (9 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...supportive and non-judgmental approach, regardless of whether the decision is to terminate or to continue the pregnancy. Support for parents faced with a similar diagnosis is available through the charity Antenatal Results and Choices. The RCOG guidance also states that women and their partners must be fully supported before screening for fetal abnormality and during any decision that they...

Higher Education — Motion to Take Note (9 April 2014)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: ...described his ambition to see new campuses built in “cold spots”, precisely because they can rejuvenate and enliven a local economy. Universities themselves have not been idle. They have secured increased investment from the EU, charity and industry, as the Minister, the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad, himself acknowledged. There has been a substantial increase in knowledge exchange...

Fairness in Pension Provision (8 April 2014)

Brian H Donohoe: .... He moved on to Wilson Sporting Goods, another local company, where he worked for 25-odd years. He then worked for Digital, a local company that went bust, and for Scottish Golf Cast, which again lasted a few months. He ended up at the charity Quarriers for 15 years. After that working life, he has managed to accrue 97 a month from his Wilson Sporting Goods occupational pension and...

Immigration Bill: Report (3rd Day) (7 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...heard, including in this House, the need for a systematic child trafficking guardian system is real and urgent; it is evidence-based and recommended by national and international experts. Indeed, the report commissioned by the Government when we first raised this issue during the passage of the Protection of Freedoms Bill in February 2012, entitled Still at Risk, identified that the care...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Charities (7 April 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: Charity trustees have a legal duty to protect their charity’s assets and resources. The Charity Commission for England and Wales has published updated guidance on stewardship of charity assets which has been widely welcomed. As part of its charity law project, the Law Commission is currently considering the powers and duties of charity trustees in relation to social investment.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Incapacity Benefit Migration (3 April 2014)

Sheila Gilmore: ...one in 10 decisions. That remains broadly the case today. In addition to the emotional costs faced by claimants and their families, the annual cost of appeals is about 66 million. Those concerns were widely shared by advice agencies, charities and MPs, and were far more profound than any raised about incapacity benefit. In 2011, the Select Committee on Work and Pensions reported on...

Culture: Cinema — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Baroness Kidron: ...of the cultural or entertainment industries, risks undermining the very thing that the Culture Secretary is hoping to promote. The current crop of successes that saw the UK film industry dominate this year’s awards circuit were, of course, commissioned before the coalition was in power. Films take a long time to conceive, to write, to fund, to make and to get to the public. We will...

International Roma Day — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: ...a few and much hardship for many. The previous Government funded Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month. The present Government refuse to devise a strategy to comply with the European Union framework on Roma integration to which they signed up. The European Commission is holding a European Roma summit in two days’ time. Ministers from most member states will be going but so far none from...

Future of English Heritage (2 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Gordon Marsden: ...funding ‘casts a considerable shadow over the viability’ of the new body, the Institute for Archaeologists said in its response…The chief executive, Peter Hinton, wrote that the Government had failed to provide enough detail ‘to give confidence that the charity can become self-funding’ in the eight-year period envisioned.” My hon. Friend the Member for...

Scottish Parliament: Stop and Search (2 April 2014)

Alison McInnes: ...takes place—nor is the subject given a written record of the encounter, which is a crucial safeguard in England. Such poor governance and recording procedures have led to Alan Miller, the chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, describing the practice as “largely unregulated and unaccountable”. It renders the system vulnerable to challenge under the Human Rights...

Health: Innovative Medicine — Question for Short Debate (1 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Earl Howe: ...and patients to make treatment decisions. That will provide an equitable platform for patient access. The noble Lord, Lord Kakkar, also asked about academic science input into the scheme. The scheme is open to academics, industry and charities, provided that the criteria are met. Step one, the PIM designation, would also be open to academic research units such as at UCL. As the noble Lord...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 April 2014)

Siobhan McMahon: ...I believe that Scotland and the Scottish Government could do more on that. During my time in Malawi, I visited Chichiri and Zomba prisons. Although the conditions for all prisoners are horrendous, for female prisoners they are inhumane. Despite the efforts of charities and individuals—none more so than Sister Anna Tommasi—conditions are only getting worse for women. I witnessed...

Health: Deaf People — Question for Short Debate (31 March 2014)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...Howe, I welcome the opportunity to put that right tonight. As noble Lords have said, it is particularly opportune because of the publication on 25 March of this excellent report by the deaf health charity SignHealth. I was very privileged to speak at the conference held on 25 March to launch the report. As my noble friend said, the report makes very sobering reading. He went through some...

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Clause 57 - Leave of court required for certain planning proceedings (27 March 2014)

Bob Neill: ...a suitably experienced and available High Court judge or a deputy judge with experience in planning work is found are a problem for practitioners and parties. Removing the need for interlocutory commission-type hearings will therefore be of significant benefit in such cases. It will save time for the courts as well as for applicants. Due to the nature of the developments sometimes involved...

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Clause 53 - Interveners and costs (27 March 2014)

Andy Slaughter: ...remember their names—said exactly that. They have to weigh up the risks to the organisation. A significant number are also charitable organisations, so they have an obligation to account for their activities to the Charity Commission. The threat of an as yet undetermined cost risk will act as a significant factor in whether to pursue a particular application. We heard from a number...

Apprenticeships — Question for Short Debate (26 March 2014)

Lord Best: ...lost generations” and look at our report. It was written by Denise Chevin, supported by the Chartered Institute of Building and the Construction Industry Training Board, with input from the excellent charities doing great work—albeit on a small scale—to get young people into fulfilling construction jobs. Our report highlights three stark facts. First, there are still well...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [Lords] (26 March 2014)

Simon Hughes: ...on board my hon. Friend’s idea. Perhaps he would like to come and have a cup of coffee, a cup of tea or even something else, and share his experience. The more people can be encouraged, the more charities can be helped and the more organisations can feel part of owning the process to the benefit of the community, the better, so I will be as helpful as I can. That is the backdrop. I...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer (25 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: Since 1 April 2013, NHS England has been responsible for commissioning the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey (NCPES). The 2014 survey is currently under way and publication is expected later in the year. The questions in the survey are designed to capture the experience of patients with all types of cancer at different stages of their care and are therefore deliberately not 'cancer...

South Sudan — Question for Short Debate (24 March 2014)

Lord Sheikh: ...continent, so I feel particular resonance with this debate. I have visited Juba, as my family undertook business in that part of the world. I also declare that I am the chairman and a funder of a charity which has undertaken humanitarian work in Sudan. There was a long struggle for independence for South Sudan, with decades of conflict, but since it was granted independence in July 2011...

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