Results 1–20 of 4801 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Norman Lamb

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (10 Oct 2017)

Norman Lamb: The “Five Year Forward View” suggested that the Government accepted the case for comprehensive maximum waiting time standards in mental health to match those in physical health. Given that children throughout the country are routinely waiting for months to start their treatment, may I ask what progress the Government are making with the introduction of a maximum waiting time...

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: To work together in a constructive, rational and mature way requires the Government to agree to do it. We are still waiting. I met the Prime Minister in February. Please make a decision.

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: I start by acknowledging just how long the constraints on pay in the NHS and across the public sector more generally have applied, and I say that fully recognising that I was a member of the coalition Government. I understood and accepted the reason why constraint was necessary at that time, because public sector pay had run quite a long way ahead of private sector pay, but the situation is...

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: I agree that we have to treat people with justice across the public sector to ensure that they are not unfairly and unreasonably left behind. On the comments made by the hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston), behind this issue is the inescapable issue of the amount of money that we are putting into health and care services, because that ultimately determines how much we can pay and how many...

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: I totally agree with the hon. Lady and I am keen to continue working with her. Did she see the Independent Age survey that showed that well over 80% of Members of Parliament on both sides of the House agree that there needs to be a cross-party settlement for the future of the NHS and the care system?

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: Does the hon. Lady agree that what appears to be happening is that many of the mature students who previously went into nursing often do not want to take on that debt? That means that we are losing people who seek to transfer from other professions, which is really damaging.

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: I feel that as the sole Liberal Democrat present it is my duty to intervene. Does the Secretary of State accept, as a principle, that ultimately we cannot sustain the NHS on the back of real-terms cuts to people’s pay within the NHS and that that would be unconscionable year after year? Does he also accept that as the difference between public and private sector pay narrows so much,...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: The Minister may be coming on to this, but will the Government consider introducing a national maximum waiting time standard for diagnosis, rather than for first appointment, so that every child knows that they will get that within a specified time?

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: What is so powerful about this debate is that we have heard similar stories from all over the country of what feels like a completely dysfunctional system—stories of families fighting against the system for help for their children. I am always left thinking, “What about those families that don’t have the wherewithal to fight the system and don’t know about contacting...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that NICE needs to look at reviewing its guidance? It is not just about the first appointment. There is a risk that there is gaming of the system. People get their first appointment, but then it is stretched out to three and a half years, as we know. Getting the diagnosis is the critical thing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: Four years after teenager Christina Edkins was tragically killed by Philip Simelane, a man who was acutely ill with psychosis and had only recently been released from prison, the chair of the independent panel has expressed extreme concern about the fact that vulnerable prisoners are still being released without adequate support. Will the Prime Minister make it an urgent priority to ensure...

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. I will try to follow that guidance. I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin). I agreed with pretty much everything he said and I very strongly support the campaign for our sixth formers. With that clear, I want to use this opportunity to speak on behalf of the brilliant Paston Sixth Form College in my...

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. I do not mind diversity. I absolutely advocate diversity of provision, but I want a level playing field. I want every institution to live or die on the basis of the same rules, yet special favours are being given to free schools. There is an uneven playing field between school sixth-forms, which can cross-subsidise from the higher funding for...

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: I am conscious that the restrictions from the Chair dictate that other people need to get in, so I will resist the temptation there. Let us recognise that sixth-form colleges across the country have a very good record of delivering high academic standards. For some reason, it appears that the Government have a negative view of them, and are prepared to see them wither and die in some cases....

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: The Leader of the House may be aware of the real anxiety of organisations such as Mencap, which provide vital services for people with learning disabilities, that they face demands for back pay of up to six years following a change of guidance on so-called sleep-in shifts. Many organisations fear that this will push them under, and they need the Government to step in to provide support. There...

Exiting the European Union: Dublin III Regulation (7 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: Whether the Government plan to continue to apply the Dublin III Regulation after the UK leaves the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Dublin III Regulation (7 Sep 2017)

Norman Lamb: Will the Minister guarantee that unaccompanied children who are orphaned or have no idea where their parents are will still have the right to be reunited with family members—whether they are brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts or grandparents—who are living in the United Kingdom once we have left the European Union? They are, after all, the most vulnerable children: the most...

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Norman Lamb: rose—

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