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Results 41–60 of 3937 for speaker:Lord Touhig

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Psychiatric Hospitals (5 Mar 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to lower the number of autistic people in mental health hospitals who have been in inpatient care for five years or more; and if so, how.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Psychiatric Hospitals (5 Mar 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to advise and support families attempting to secure the discharge of autistic relatives from mental health hospitals.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism (5 Mar 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase understanding of the autistic spectrum among the health and care services; and if so, how.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect data on the faith identity of people currently held in immigration detention; and if so, what those data are.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many religious chaplains have been appointed to each immigration removal centre and short-term holding facility in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people held in immigration detention receive appropriate access to chaplaincy and pastoral support.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have had with faith groups to ensure that chaplaincy and pastoral support is available to people in immigration detention.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently held in immigration detention are claiming asylum on the grounds of religious persecution.

Royal Navy: Type 31e Frigates - Question for Short Debate (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Berkeley for securing this debate. It has been a good debate, albeit a short one, on a matter very important to our defence and economic interests. I appreciate that I am stating the obvious: we are an island—not a very big island—but we are also the world’s fifth-largest economy, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, a nuclear power and a...

Modernising Defence Programme - Statement (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Touhig: In the Statement we are told that the Government wish, “to improve markedly the way we run Defence”, and that: “Based on our work to date, we expect to achieve over the next decade the very demanding efficiency targets we were set in 2015”. Can the Minister remind the House of how much money the 2015 defence review said would be saved by efficiency savings and over what period? How...

Modernising Defence Programme - Statement (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, the Minister was not able to answer my third point. Will he discover that information and write to me?

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (27 Nov 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, at Second Reading I said that there was much to be concerned about in this Bill and that I really hoped the Government would be in listening mode. For the most part, the Government have listened and have made improvements, thanks to the willingness of the Minister and Bill team to listen and to the hard work and commitment of noble Lords on all sides of the House, who have pursued...

Displaced Children - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, the House is indebted to my noble friend Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale for securing this debate, which allows the opportunity to highlight the plight of some of the most vulnerable of our fellow human beings, displaced children. This year is the 80th anniversary of one of the most extraordinary acts of commitment to human rights in history: the decision of this country to take in...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (21 Nov 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I too welcome the amendments and I thank the Minister and his team for the meeting we had earlier this week. He will recall that I raised my concern about different regimes operating in different parts of the country. A responsible body in my borough might decide that it alone would take responsibility for putting together applications, while in the next-door borough the care home...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (21 Nov 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, this group of amendments is most welcome. The term “unsound mind” is offensive in the extreme and historically has been used as a form of abuse to demean the dignity of the person to whom it is applied. These amendments mean that this old-fashioned term will no longer be in the Bill and that a phrase with no clinical meaning is rightly removed. Using the same term as the Mental...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (21 Nov 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, we have had some very useful and, more often than not, constructive engagement with the Government during the passage of this Bill. The success of our collaborative working is certainly demonstrated in these amendments extending the provisions to 16 and 17 year-olds. In the very early days of its thinking on this point, the Law Commission commented on the poor knowledge among health...

Children: Welfare, Life Chances and Social Mobility - Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Massey deserves credit for securing this debate as it allows us to reflect on, consider and share best practice on the important issue of intervention in a young person’s life that can make a positive difference. We have known for decades that the impact of bad things that happen in a child’s early years will be devastating in adult life. Physical and sexual...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I have spoken several times in Committee about my concern that the Bill as it stands is an assault on human rights. I have also mentioned in past debates that I am proud of the reputation of the all-party British delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, so ably led by Sir Roger Gale, which has a proud record of defending human rights in that body. Article 5...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, this group of amendments covers a range of things that need to be done before the commencement of the Act, and steps that should be followed later, as proposed by my Amendment 92. Noble Lords have made powerful arguments in favour of their amendments. In view of the lateness of the hour, I will confine my remarks to Amendment 92, tabled in my name, with the support of the noble...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (22 Oct 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, these amendments go some way to ensuring that a cared-for person is not left without an independent mental capacity advocate or the support of an appropriate person. Much of the Bill as it stands represents what I think is a real assault on human rights. For heaven’s sake, we should be listening to the contributions of the noble Baronesses, Lady Hollins, Lady Barker and Lady...


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