Results 1–20 of 400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Cumberlege

Safety of Medicines and Medical Devices - Motion to Take Note (28 Feb 2019)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, my interests are in the Lords’ register. I thank my noble friend for securing this debate. There are few who are better informed on this subject or more knowledgeable and committed than he is, as we have heard today. As has been said, I chair the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review. It is focused on how the healthcare system has responded to concerns about...

NHS Long Term Plan - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2019)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, my interests are in the Lords register. This debate is opportune because today we heard an announcement from Simon Stevens on the first steps to implementing the plan. The NHS is frequently likened to a sea-going tanker. I do not agree with that; I think it is more like a flotilla. Numerous boats sail in the same direction but when the storm rages, the flotilla disintegrates, with...

Maternal Safety Strategy - Statement (28 Nov 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I start by declaring my interests. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Nursing, and president of the National Childbirth Trust. Those positions are unremunerated but I am remunerated by NHS England for implementing the report of the review of maternity services. There is absolutely no doubt...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (29 Jun 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: I start by declaring that my interests are in the Lords register and saying what a pleasure it is to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Masham. In the gracious Speech, I was delighted to see that the Government are determined to address mental health. Fifteen months ago, I was commissioned by NHS England to review maternity services for England. In undertaking the review, my team and I visited...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Third Reading (15 Mar 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I again declare an interest. I have a planning application pending at the moment. I have taken advice from the Clerk of the Parliaments and have been assured by him that the sub judice rule does not apply in my case. My other interests are in the register. I thank my noble friend for his generous words towards me, but he is absolutely right that many other noble Lords contributed to...

Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (28 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I declare an interest as a vice-president of the Royal College of Midwives. I read the Second Reading debate that the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, introduced on the regulation of health and social care earlier this month. I was disappointed not to be able to listen to it in the Chamber because it had some eminent speakers. I read Hansard and, as so often, I was impressed by the clarity...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (28 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I declare an interest. As noble Lords are aware, I have a legal case pending. I took advice from the Clerk of the Parliaments and was told that the sub judice rule does not apply in my case. My other interests are in the Lords register. I am very grateful to my noble friend Lord Bourne for adding his name to my Amendment 68. As he explained, it will delete the Henry VIII clause...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I strongly support these amendments. If my memory serves me right, in Committee we voted against what was then Clause 12 standing part of the Bill. Clearly, that was not acceptable to my noble friend Lord Bourne. In the intervening period a lot of thought has gone into how we arrive at what the Government are trying to achieve. The noble Lord, Lord Stunell, put forward a case that...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, we have had examples of new developments that were produced centuries ago, in the 1800s or whatever. I think we should look to today. Poundbury near Dorchester is a very interesting new development. Of course, it has a very distinguished landowner, and I am sure he or his people negotiated extremely well with the local authority. My nephew lives there, so I know it quite well. There...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank those noble Lords who have taken part in this debate. I particularly value the support from the noble Lord, Lord Shipley. It was interesting that the noble Baroness, Lady Pinnock, talked about green belt land. My experience has been with areas of outstanding natural beauty, which in a way have a synergy with green belt land, and it seems that those areas are not designated...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, the amendment is self-evident. It harks back to my opening remarks and seeks to clarify the respective responsibilities of the Secretary of State and local neighbourhood planners. It is all a matter of trust. I was appalled by the figures that my noble friend gave in a previous debate on the number of appeals being made. Our planning is in danger of becoming rule by appeal...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have taken part in the debate. I was interested in what the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, said about listening to people. As a councillor—I have been a parish, district and county councillor—I know that you resolve matters only when you see the people who are complaining about a certain issue, and you have to dig quite deep to find out exactly what their...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, for his support throughout this. It seems to me that phasing is common sense. It does not have to be something that is scientific; it is very specific. I agree with my noble friend that it is up to local people. I am anxious to ensure that there is freedom with the Act, within planning appeals and applications, that there should be an...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, the amendments in this group concern the examiner. The examiner comes into the scene quite late on when a neighbourhood plan is being drawn up. The examiner looks at the plan; he arrives; and in our case he did not talk to anybody. We were told that he had driven around the area, but we did not know that. We never saw him, met him, or explained to him what we were trying to achieve....

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in the debate. I agree very much with my noble friend Lord Caithness about the start of the debate, when the Minister told us about the new help they are going to give to those making local neighbourhood plans. As has been said, they are volunteers, not experts in planning. The additional help he has suggested will be warmly welcomed, and...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, the amendments in this group concern the position of the examiner. An awful lot of annoyance has been caused by some of the work that the examiners have been doing. I am sorry, these speaking notes refer to the wrong amendment. I apologise to the House. Amendment 2 refers to the issue of phasing. I feel that phasing is very rational in planning, not just in a neighbourhood plan or a...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I should first declare my interests. I have a legal case pending. I have taken advice from the Clerk of the Parliaments and I have been told that the sub judice rule does not apply in my case. My other interests are in the Register of Lords’ Interests. It is good to be back in your Lordships’ Chamber. We spent four days banged up in Grand Committee—perhaps that is not...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2017)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I start by declaring an interest. I have a legal case pending at the moment, concerning a planning application. I have taken advice from the Clerk of Parliaments and have been told that the sub judice rule does not apply here. I am taking part in consideration of this Bill because I believe that it affects every community in England. The public, parishes and local community groups...

NHS: Community Pharmacies - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Baroness Cumberlege: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to enhance the role of community pharmacies in providing NHS services to patients and the public.

NHS: Community Pharmacies - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In so doing, I draw attention to my interests as declared in the register. Also, I am a vice-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pharmacy.


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