Results 4821–4840 of 4922 for speaker:Hugh Bayley

Veterans (Support and Rehabilitation) (19 Nov 2014)

Hugh Bayley: I, too, have learned a lot. It has been a privilege to listen to the debate. Question put and agreed to. Sitting adjourned.

NHS (Ttip): Topical Questions (25 Nov 2014)

Hugh Bayley: Patients with mental health problems who are referred for psychological therapies wait, on average, less than 40 days for treatment, but in York the wait is 125 days. My constituent, Laura Goodacre, has now waited nearly 350 days. Will the Minister look at this worrying case and the need for our mental health trusts in York to reduce waiting times?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services: Complaints (2 Dec 2014)

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints per 100,000 people were received by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from (a) members of the public and (b) staff about CQC- regulated services in each social services authority area in England in (i) the last year and (ii) the last five years.

[Sandra Osborne in the Chair] — Health Systems (Developing Countries) (11 Dec 2014)

Hugh Bayley: This report on health system strengthening makes some important recommendations. It states that DFID’s work in the health field is often strong indeed. The Government’s responses to many of our recommendations are good, and I note and value all those good responses, but I want to talk about areas where the Government and DFID in particular should think further, because there are...

[Sandra Osborne in the Chair] — Health Systems (Developing Countries) (11 Dec 2014)

Hugh Bayley: I strongly support what the Government and the military are doing, and tomorrow I will visit the Army medical training centre at Strensall to see the hospital that has been created there, in which people are trained to deal with infectious diseases such as Ebola in a tropical climate. It is not just UK military medical personnel who are trained in that centre; military medical personnel from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Devolution (Implications for England) (16 Dec 2014)

Hugh Bayley: May I remind the Leader of the House that the last time the Conservative party won 50% of the vote in England in a general election was in 1959 and the last time his party had a majority of English votes was in 1955, before most of us were born? The idea that a Conservative majority among MPs elected from England, which has been the case for most of that period, should determine English laws...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Al-Sweady Inquiry Report (17 Dec 2014)

Hugh Bayley: One question that has not yet been raised relates to the asymmetric nature of so much modern warfare. When our troops go into battle, more often than not it is not against another nation state that observes international law and the Geneva convention, but against irregulars who do not observe the rule of law. This must put our soldiers in the heat of battle under immense psychological...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (6 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the contribution of 11 December 2014 by the Minister of State for International Development, Official Report, column 383WH, on strengthening health systems in developing countries, when the review of NHS use of foreign workers will begin; what the terms of reference of the review are; when she anticipates that it will be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK Military Personnel (Afghanistan) (12 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: How many UK military personnel are currently serving in Afghanistan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: UK Military Personnel (Afghanistan) (12 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: I thank the Minister for his kind remarks. The benefits that our service personnel, as well as our diplomats and development workers, have brought to Afghanistan at such cost over the past 13 years could be swept away in part or all of that country, as has happened in Iraq, if the new Resolute Support mission to support the Afghan national security forces does not provide the support that is...

National Statistics (14 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: We move from a debate on the House of Lords to a matter of critical importance in the coming general election to elect Members to the elected House of our Parliament. We have already started the longest general election campaign in the UK’s history, which is the consequence, perhaps unintended, of a decision earlier in this Parliament to agree to fixed-term Parliaments. When voters cast...

National Statistics (14 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: rose—

National Statistics (14 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: It is kind of the Minister to give way and appropriate that he went through his examples of criticisms by the UK Statistics Authority of Opposition spokespeople. I acknowledge that Government and Opposition Members have quoted statistics erroneously, either wilfully or through misunderstanding them. However, that is not my point. My point is that the figures are produced by the Government and...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: It has been well known in the NHS for decades that an ageing population means that more needs to be spent in real terms each year on the NHS than in the year before. In 2010, when the Government came to power, 8.2% of our gross national income was spent on the NHS, but that has now fallen to 7.9%. How can that possibly be an increase in the Conservative party’s commitment to the NHS?

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: NHS services in the vale of York are provided by well-qualified and hard-working staff and this year they received £367 million to provide their services. Nevertheless, services in my city of York are in crisis as a direct result of coalition Government policy. The A and E service at York hospital has broken down over the past two months. In December, 71 operations were cancelled at the last...

Deferred Divisions: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (21 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: The hour is late, and I do not intend to detain the House. I think that the Government are right to proscribe Jund Al-Aqsa and Jund al-Khalifa-Algeria. However, as was pointed out by my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson), it is important not just to proscribe terrorist organisations, but to work to reduce their influence—and, indeed, that of other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Private Members’ Bills (22 Jan 2015)

Hugh Bayley: If he will make more time available in Public Bill Committees and on the Floor of the House for consideration of private Members’ Bills.

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