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Results 81–100 of 3941 for speaker:Lord Touhig

NATO Brussels Summit 2018 - Statement (16 Jul 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, in her Statement the Prime Minister said: “Transatlantic unity has been fundamental to the protection and projection of our interests and values for generations”. However, to date transatlantic unity is undermined by the President of the United States. We never know what Mr Trump will say next—and, frankly, I suspect that nor does Mr Trump. The other important point in the...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jul 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, a recent report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights called for a statutory definition of what constitutes a deprivation of liberty. The Bill does not offer such a definition. If it did, we would have clarity for families and front-line professionals; without it, there is a risk. We are reminded in an excellent paper from the Library that the Law Commission, which reviewed the...

Schools: Exclusion of Disabled Children - Question (11 Jul 2018)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that disabled children are not unfairly excluded from school as a result of paragraph 4(1) of the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010.

Schools: Exclusion of Disabled Children - Question (11 Jul 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I welcome the Minister’s reply, but I remind him that it was two years ago this month that the Government promised action on this matter. In the meantime, schools exclude pupils with autism and learning difficulties on the grounds that their behaviour may be disruptive. They do so rather than making amendments to help and support the teaching of these youngsters. Will the...

Carers: Health and Well-being - Question (12 Jun 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, almost 50,000 babies, children and young people need palliative care, yet children’s hospices receive less statutory funding than adult hospices, and the lack of collaboration between support services is a major challenge. Carers and those they care for would benefit if we had a children’s palliative care strategy that was family-centred and had a holistic focus on health,...

G7: Charlevoix, Quebec - Statement (11 Jun 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, the G7 was a total disaster so far as the values of freedom and democracy that we in the West have upheld for decades are concerned. The next major meeting of international leadership will be the NATO summit next month. What lessons do the Government think they will have learned from the G7, particularly about President Trump’s views on NATO, to ensure that the NATO summit does...

National Autism and Education Strategy - Question (16 May 2018)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to introduce a national autism and education strategy; and if so, what are those plans.

National Autism and Education Strategy - Question (16 May 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and draw the House’s attention to the fact that I am a vice-president of the National Autistic Society.

National Autism and Education Strategy - Question (16 May 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, that is a very welcome response because I think we all agree that every child has a right to a good education and to reach their full potential. The National Autistic Society supported the report of the all-party group, which was chaired by two Conservative Members of Parliament, who did fantastic work. The report said that three things are needed: teachers should have autism...

Disabled Students: Allowances - Question (14 May 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, having seen the negative impact which the imposition of the £200 charge has had on students in England, the Welsh Government have decided against it. They take the view that helping disabled students prepare for their studies is a good thing. No matter how the Government present their case, they are still imposing a tax on being disabled. Why not think again?

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (10 May 2018)

Eradicating health inequalities for autistic people and people with learning disabilities – Lord Touhig. Short debate

Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL] - Committee (27 Apr 2018)

Lord Touhig: Perhaps I may put a question to my noble friend. Is he aware that 70% of youngsters excluded from schools in England and Wales have learning difficulties, which often lead to mental health problems? We are creating a social underclass totally disconnected from society.

Children: Missed Education - Question (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords—

Children: Missed Education - Question (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, I apologise to the noble Baroness; I did not see her standing up. In England and Wales, 70% of children excluded from school have learning difficulties. Many exclusions are not even officially recorded—they are soft exclusions. We are in danger of creating an underclass of young people who are lacking basic education, are alienated from society and might become criminalised....

Children and Young People: Mental Health Services - Statement (8 Mar 2018)

Lord Touhig: My Lords, 17 % of children excluded from school in England have learning difficulties. Will the review the Government are talking about take account of that and see whether we should be doing more, because it could well be a cause of children’s mental ill health?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Capita (7 Feb 2018)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review the contract with Capita for armed forces recruitment.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Greece: Refugees (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific steps they are taking to ensure that refugee children in Greece are treated in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and enjoy the Convention rights to survival, protection and education.

Defence Modernisation Programme - Statement (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Touhig: I add to noble Lords’ comments in wishing the Minister many happy returns of the day. I think he is 67; he should be reassured that that is only 19 degrees Celsius. Just 10 days ago in the Moses Room, the Minister said he could not stand before us and commit the Government to conducting a full defence review. I am very sorry that this is not going to be such a full defence review because it...

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