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My Lords, like other noble Lords I greatly welcome the announcement made today and, in particular, the provisions and support offered to people with mental health difficulties and debt. However, when someone is in a crisis involving their mental health, they are probably at their least able or well-equipped to access the kind of advice that the Minister has described. Can he say whether there...
Will the Minister say whether the Government have any plans to standardise rail fares for people with disabilities? At the moment adults with epilepsy, for example, have free rail travel in London but in many other parts of the United Kingdom they have to pay the full fare. I declare an interest as the national president of Epilepsy Action. Will any action be taken to standardise policy and...
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK guidance on the use of valproate-based medicines during pregnancy has been reviewed in the light of recent findings on the intergenerational effects of that drug.
Entered the House of Lords on 10 July 2006
Positions held at time of appointment: Chairman, English Partnerships. (from Number 10 press release)
Party was Labour until 19 Apr 2009; Non-affiliated until 6 Jun 2010; Labour until 23 Jan 2013; Non-affiliated until 11 Oct 2016
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