Results 21–40 of 3594 for speaker:Baroness Browning

Care Homes: Staffing - Question (11 Jan 2023)

Baroness Browning: When people are transferred, either to home or residential care places, part of the delay is caused by the need, quite rightly, for a proper and appropriate assessment of their needs before a transfer is made. What work have the Government done to assess who is going to carry out those proper assessments, either at the hospital or the care home end, and what the likely delay at that stage...

Police: Appointments in PCC Offices - Question (21 Dec 2022)

Baroness Browning: I advise my noble friend that I was the Minister who put police and crime commissioners on to the statute book in this House, opposed by all the Benches opposite at the time. I ask a question that has been asked previously in courts around the country: is this what Parliament intended? I do not think that Parliament ever did intend the current problem, clearly identified by my noble friend...

Tax-free Shopping - Question (15 Dec 2022)

Baroness Browning: In my noble friend’s Answer to our noble friend Lord Vaizey, he said this had been decided at a round-table meeting in the Treasury. Could we know who the people around this table are? Are they shoppers? For the record—please do not take offence at this—I would like to know the gender of this circular table.

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (14 Dec 2022)

Baroness Browning: Conversely, following on from what the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, has just said, what about imported animals? How will they be assessed in terms of the legislation before us?

Invasive Group A Streptococcus and Scarlet Fever - Private Notice Question ( 5 Dec 2022)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I had scarlet fever twice as a child, two years running. I seem to recall a doctor called at my home, diagnosed and prescribed. Also, at that time—it was the late 1950s—my library books were taken away for fumigation, and I was kept in isolation. Why can we not have that sort of service today?

BBC World Service - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Dec 2022)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for bringing this very important debate to the Chamber today. I begin by paying tribute to all those reporters and newsgatherers around the world who risk life and limb, and very often the safety of their own families, to deliver the news in a format which not only we can trust in this country but is trusted and respected globally. It is...

Care Homes: Severely Disabled People - Question (30 Nov 2022)

Baroness Browning: Does my noble friend accept that many disabled people in residential and nursing care are of an age such that there are no parents or close relatives left and there is no one with a lasting power of attorney? How can that vulnerability be coped with by the state in a way we would all approve of?

Water Framework Directive - Question (24 Nov 2022)

Baroness Browning: Three weeks ago, I asked my noble friend what was happening to change building regulations to reduce the volume of water needing disposal, which would thus be an advantage with things such as storm overflows. My noble friend told me that there were discussions going on, but I realise that this is a cross-cutting matter between departments, and that always makes me nervous. I wonder whether my...

GPs: Anti-depressants and Alcohol - Question (16 Nov 2022)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, the medication for mental health conditions, including addictions, can be vastly improved in outcome and the proper use of that medication if the doctor is able to test the DNA of the patient to marry up the correct medication. When is genetic testing going to become an integral part of the NHS?

Bereavement Support - Question ( 9 Nov 2022)

Baroness Browning: Does my noble friend agree that the pain of bereavement, for all people, under whatever circumstances somebody has died, is a pain like no other? Will he consider the need to act swiftly for people whose loved ones have died—perhaps I might use the word—prematurely? Sudden death brings with it a shock that requires professional support from well-trained people, and which lasts for a very...

British Heart Foundation: Tipping Point Report - Question ( 8 Nov 2022)

Baroness Browning: Would my noble friend the Minister consider that, in the same way that people check their own bodies for the possibility of cancer developing, they should be trained to take their pulse regularly to check for atrial fibrillation? It is sometimes described as a disease that nobody notices until something dramatic happens, and it can lead to stroke and pulmonary embolisms, which can cause heart...

Water Companies: Pollution - Question ( 2 Nov 2022)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, have the Government given consideration to changing the building regulations, particularly with regard to rainwater run-off, so that the water is recycled and not taken into the system, thus reducing the volume going out of the system?

Minister for Equalities - Question (20 Oct 2022)

Baroness Browning: Will the Government reconsider the decision to abolish the Women’s National Commission, which represented over 100 different women’s organisations around the country? I speak as a former government co-chairman of the Women’s National Commission. The opportunity for women to meet and speak to a Government Minister who then took up the cudgel for whatever the issue was with any other...

House of Lords: Appointments - Private Notice Question (17 Oct 2022)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, in December I shall complete five years on the House of Lords Appointments Commission, so I have dealt with some of the cases that have been raised today. I have to say to the House that we have struggled with some cases because our remit, as the House will be aware, has been to look only at propriety and not at suitability. My noble friend will be aware of the letter sent by our...

Edenfield Centre: Treatment of Patients - Commons Urgent Question (13 Oct 2022)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I declare my interest, which is in the register, as a vice-president of the National Autistic Society. I welcome my noble friend, and I hope that he and I will have an opportunity in the very near future to discuss autism and learning disability. He mentioned more recent cases. I quite take his point, but these are not just recent cases. These have gone back over decades. I have...

Social Security Payments: Uprating - Private Notice Question (10 Oct 2022)

Baroness Browning: I welcome my noble friend to his new post. Could he undertake an initiative within his department to arrange to publish the much-delayed statistics that I believe the department has had for some time on the suicide rate among benefit claimants?

Low-Income Families: Energy Cost Support - Question ( 6 Sep 2022)

Baroness Browning: Will my noble friend take a particular interest in those who are entirely dependent on benefits—disability benefits in particular—and for whom that is their only source of income? I declare an interest, having some responsibility for close relatives in this position. Whatever happens in the future, to date people on employment support allowance, for example, are divided into two groups:...

Living with Covid-19 - Statement (22 Feb 2022)

Baroness Browning: With these changes in various settings, can my noble friend update the House on what the guidance is now for in-patients in hospitals? Exactly what level of barrier nursing will there be to make sure that Covid patients—like those with any other contagious disease—are protected, in their own interests and those of other vulnerable in-patients?

Rivers and Coastal Waters: Sewage - Question (29 Nov 2021)

Baroness Browning: What has my noble friend’s department done on the need to improve infrastructure—for example, separating out foul water from surface water so that the amount of foul water that needs to be discharged is reduced? Does his department have a plan, has it been costed and is there a timetable?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Coronavirus (15 Nov 2021)

Baroness Browning: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the NHS about changes they are making to (1) outpatient departments, and (2) in-patient care, to avoid hospital acquired COVID-19.

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