Results 1–20 of 1961 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Sandra Gidley

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Paediatric Cardiac Surgery (30 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: What progress has been made on the national review of paediatric cardiac surgery; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Paediatric Cardiac Surgery (30 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: There are concerns that the national specialised commissioning group has already decided to reduce the number of units to five and that certain arbitrary assumptions mean that the slightly smaller units will be at risk of closure. Southampton general hospital is internationally respected for its work in this field, so will the Minister assure me that safety outcomes and quality will be the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (30 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: The chief executive of Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust is currently briefing staff on challenges facing the NHS. The briefing note states that "we are currently looking at reducing our workforce by approximately 400 posts during 2010/11 and a further 200 posts in 2011/12." There are no guarantees that those will be administrative posts. Is that what is meant by protecting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Reoffending (23 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: What recent representations he has received on policies to reduce levels of reoffending.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Reoffending (23 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: The NAO's report of two weeks ago revealed that reoffending by people released from short-term prison sentences is costing £10 billion a year. We seem to be supporting colleges of crime. Is it not time for some serious research into what works to reduce reoffending, perhaps through something analogous to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-a NICE for the Ministry of...

[Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety (18 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: The Minister mentioned the changes in the regulations for the CQC. Will she explain why there is no compulsion to inform patients and their relatives, and why the opportunity was not used to introduce a duty of candour?

[Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety (18 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: Or patients.

[Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety (18 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: I must declare an interest as I was a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Will pharmacists be included in that consultation? Clearly they are involved in primary care and are forward-facing, but they are sometimes forgotten.

[Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety (18 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: I did.

[Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety (18 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Russell. I am here today in a dual role; as well as a member of the Select Committee, I am speaking broadly on behalf of the Lib Dems. I was mindful of the little anecdotes that my medical colleagues were recounting earlier. Certainly, my best man, who was a doctor, was told exactly the same as other Members here today-that he would kill...

[Bob Russell in the Chair] — Patient Safety (18 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: That is a good idea. Some hospital trusts claim to have achieved the 48 hours. As far as I can see, this is a tick-box exercise. Some students are complaining that they are not getting the experience and there are concerns among senior and experienced surgeons that standards will slip. We cannot afford to take that risk. I was a panellist on a British Medical Association question time at...

Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 — Department of Health: Alcohol (10 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: In France, it is now compulsory to indicate on pack labelling the shape of a pregnant woman with a cross through it to get the message across literally at the point of drink. Presumably, the hon. Gentleman would support something along those lines.

Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 — Department of Health: Alcohol (10 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: I hate to disagree with my hon. Friend, but a lot of the evidence that the Committee took showed that in such a situation people, particularly young people, do not buy alcohol at the higher price. Instead, they buy cheap alcohol from supermarkets, pre-load and then go out and buy one or two expensive drinks. A lot of research has shown that most students go out with about a tenner in their...

Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 — Department of Health: Alcohol (10 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: I take my hon. Friend's point about education in schools; unfortunately, many young people think that they are invincible and tend to ignore what they are told. Does he support the use of alcohol-related arrest referral schemes, which provide information and counselling about the effects of alcohol to people who have been brought to the attention of the criminal justice system as a result of...

Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 — Department of Health: Alcohol (10 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: The Committee took evidence showing that in Southampton Tuesday is the night for students to go out drinking because that is the night they can drink as much as they like for £10. Will the right hon. Gentleman also condemn the drinking clubs such as Carnage, which target new students and organise pub crawls of all the pubs in town for a fee? That causes great distress to many local residents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: ICT (External Consultants) (10 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: How many external consultants have been recruited by her Department to work on ICT projects in the last three years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: ICT (External Consultants) (10 Mar 2010)

Sandra Gidley: If the Government are decreasing staff numbers and then giving the same jobs to consultants, how can we be sure that we are getting value for money? A neighbour who was working on a Government IT project within a Department refused to relocate and was then redeployed by a consultancy firm at a much higher salary. How can that sort of example represent value for money?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: National Autism Strategy (23 Feb 2010)

Sandra Gidley: The consultation document set out five main themes, but I understand that the draft strategy deals only with two of them and repeatedly refers to existing workstreams that could be broadened-an approach that has failed before. The external reference group, which was disbanded in January, responded collectively, raising concerns about that approach, so why did the Government refuse to engage...

Bill Presented — Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill: Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill [ Money] (9 Feb 2010)

Sandra Gidley: We on the Liberal Democrat Benches support the motion, and I see no reason to detain the House any further.

Petitions: Malaya (Rosette) (3 Feb 2010)

Sandra Gidley: The petition of the citizens of the UK attracts 12 signatures, supported by 4,098 of similar sentiment, 433 of which were collected by The Southern Daily Echo. The petitioners recognise the award of the naval general service medal and the general service medal with Malaya clasp to approximately 100,000 members of the three armed forces who saw active service in Malaya during the emergency...


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