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Results 1–20 of 486 for speaker:Dr Peter Brand

Opposition Day: Rural Economy (25 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: The Minister will realise that my island constituency has been free of foot and mouth so far, and we hope to keep it that way through rigid barrier controls at our ferry ports. However, there is a problem, as it costs at least £300 to take animals from farm to abattoir, irrespective of the number taken. A collection point proposal has been put to her office but. apparently, the response was...

Hampshire Ambulance Service (24 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I am fascinated by the Minister's comment that it is policy to allow the other emergency services to provide a service. I am totally in favour of that. However, will she speak to her colleagues in the Home Office who base fire brigade funding entirely on callouts to fires and do not consider any accident or emergency service that they might be providing?

Hampshire Ambulance Service (24 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the process will not have an even impact across the country? Some areas will be much more affected by that desirable way of providing services in certain fields of expertise. Some isolated rural and island areas will be very much disadvantaged.

Hampshire Ambulance Service (24 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Romsey (Sandra Gidley) on initiating the debate. We all expect the ambulance service to be in place; we value it when we need it, but forget about it for the rest of the time. That is a tremendous mistake. As a practising doctor who does the odd bit of emergency cover, I am always more relieved than even the patient to have the support of a...

Hampshire Ambulance Service (24 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I am grateful for that question, because I believe that the ambulance service should be an integral part of the national health service. We also believe that the NHS should be an integral part of local democracy, as should the police and fire services. The ambulance service should work with local doctors who work out of hours and with local casualty departments, so that local flow patterns...

Hampshire Ambulance Service (24 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: Does my hon. Friend agree that, if we are to have a national formula, it should be funded? The Home Office has set a formula for the Isle of Wight fire brigade, but the standard spending assessment from the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions falls short of the Home Office figure by about £1.25 million.

Nursing and Residential Homes (3 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: rose--

Nursing and Residential Homes (3 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Southwark, North and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) on initiating the debate. The contributions of the hon. Members for Dumfries (Mr. Brown) and for North Thanet (Mr. Gale) made it clear that market forces have not worked and are unlikely to work, because in most cases the user of the service is not the commissioner of the service. I recognise that there...

Nursing and Residential Homes (3 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: That is a charitable interpretation of what it is doing. It is sitting on a prime site of potential residential value, and will make money at the expense of its residents on the Isle of Wight.

Nursing and Residential Homes (3 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: It is a charity that should feel an obligation to people who have been in its homes for many years, and should offer some degree of stability. We need care homes and nursing homes. The national health service depends on them and the care of people depends on them. I welcomed the Government's establishment of the royal commission on long-term care, which recognised the continuum between acute...

Nursing and Residential Homes (3 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: Does my hon. Friend accept that local authorities are sometimes loth to act because they cannot manage without the care that the home may be providing? That applies particularly to nursing homes, because there is a grievous shortage in some parts of the country and that may cloud the judgment of how immediate the action should be.

Business Statement (2 Apr 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I strongly support the calls for a full debate on foot and mouth disease, but I hope that the Leader of the House will make time available for a MAFF Minister to answer hon. Members' urgent questions. It has come to my notice that consideration is now being given to movement orders to allow livestock to be imported to the Isle of Wight. We are grateful to have been without foot and mouth and...

Adoption and Children Bill (Programme): Select Committee (26 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: Would it not have been helpful if the right hon. and learned Gentleman had looked up the procedure followed by the Select Committee that scrutinised the Food Standards Bill? He would then have had answers to many of his questions.

Adoption and Children Bill (Programme): Select Committee (26 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I missed the first half hour of the previous debate and did not speak in it because I had a long-standing previous engagement to speak with young people in my constituency. However, I am pleased that I did not speak in it, as I did not want to break up the modicum of consensus that seemed to be warming the hearts of hon. Members on both sides of the Chamber. It makes complete sense to commit...

Food Policy (20 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: Is the hon. Gentleman implying that food-related concerns may relate to GM crops?

Food Policy (20 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I congratulate the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) on his excellent introduction; I am sure that no hon. Member would disagree with a word of what he said. I congratulate him and the people of Stroud on their local initiatives, which are a beacon that the rest of us might well follow. The hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr. O'Brien) made an interesting point about the common interest between...

Food Policy (20 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: I beg your pardon, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I have not caught up with the late night ramblings of the House. I sincerely apologise because I have been caught out in the other direction previously. The issue of labelling has been covered by the hon. Member for Eddisbury and we agree that an initiative is essential. We also need to examine the producer end and consider giving more positive support...

Food Policy (20 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: Matters are progressing, but I am frustrated that they are not moving fast enough.

Food Policy (20 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: The Government sadly chose to go in neither of those directions. The current set-up does not allow true local co-operatives to function. Local farmers are still tied in because they fear that co-operatives will be established over which they will have no effective influence. The Government's scheme to introduce fruit and vegetables in schools is laudable. However, schools also receive...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (13 Mar 2001)

Dr Peter Brand: Does not the Secretary of State recognise that there is still a shortage of cash as a result of the Government accepting two years of Tory spending plans? A lot of the extra spending goes to meet previous deficits. I hope that I can share his optimism that, a year from now, we shall see some real outputs, but the majority of health authorities are still in debt.


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