Results 1–20 of 480 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 Seccombe

NHS: Automation - Question (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the use of automation in the National Health Service.

NHS: Automation - Question (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, the success of any organisation is dependent on the people within it. I believe that the most precious asset that the NHS has is its human resource of dedicated staff, but in these days of sophisticated IT, and now artificial intelligence, can my noble friend tell the House what developments can be safely and securely harnessed by the NHS?

NHS: Automation - Question (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the use of automation in the National Health Service.

NHS: Automation - Question (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, the success of any organisation is dependent on the people within it. I believe that the most precious asset that the NHS has is its human resource of dedicated staff, but in these days of sophisticated IT, and now artificial intelligence, can my noble friend tell the House what developments can be safely and securely harnessed by the NHS?

Universal Credit Fraud - Statement (10 Jul 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, I read that less than 1% of claims are defrauded in this way. Is that correct?

Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Newlove for securing this debate today. One of main reasons for putting my name down was that I wanted to add mine to those congratulating my noble friend on her role as Victims’ Commissioner. She has been outstanding and so impressive in the way she has met the demands before her. It has been a privilege to work with her, and now we can look forward...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, each year in this debate many noble Lords speak of their experiences and share uplifting stories. They also speak of traumatic situations and practices they have witnessed around the world—and very troubling some of those events are. I thought that this year I would concentrate on the good fortune that we have as women living at this time in this country, and be thankful for the...

Vehicle Pollution: Children’s Health - Question (18 Feb 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce air pollution from vehicles and what assessment they have made of the impact of such pollution on children’s health.

Vehicle Pollution: Children’s Health - Question (18 Feb 2019)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, I thank my noble friend but in the side roads near the tented city opposite there are drivers sitting in their parked cars with their engines idling, discharging poisonous fumes. We know that this is illegal but it still persists. I worry about the effect on passers-by but my main concern is for little vulnerable children with little vulnerable lungs and the effect that it has on...

Bombardier - Statement (22 Nov 2018)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, messages of this type are always unsettling, but at this particular time of year I feel for all the employees of Bombardier in Northern Ireland. However, people tell me that aerospace is a huge global industry. If there is work to be done in this industry, Bombardier should benefit from this development. Am I right in thinking that is true?

Armistice Day: Centenary - Motion to Take Note (5 Nov 2018)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, at this time of year my mind begins to focus on the fast-approaching commemoration of the Armistice at the end of the First World War, a war which, as we have heard several times this afternoon, was supposed to end all wars. Sadly, that was never going to happen. There is so much that could be said on this subject, but today I want to address the treatment of mental health issues....

Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (20 Jul 2018)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, having heard the many eloquent speeches this morning, I feel that I can only offer my support so I will keep my contribution very short. It seems to me that money, or a lack of it, and inequality are always the drivers for change. Over recent years, legislation on civil partnerships has resulted in a significant tax advantage which, as the House heard at the time of the passing of...

Police and Crime Commissioners - Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2018)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, I add my thanks to those offered to the noble Lord, Lord Armstrong, but I must begin by declaring a vested interest, as my son is the PCC for Warwickshire. Obviously, I have followed the role of the PCCs and recently attended a session of my local community forum. This took the form of a presentation followed by questions to the PCC together with the safer neighbourhood team. That...

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia: Ibrutinib - Question (7 Jun 2018)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, can my noble friend the Minister explain why this NICE recommendation was rejected for the treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia? NHSE operates a closed system whereas NICE is in direct contrast. There is no input in NHSE from patients or experts on this dreadful condition. If it is not reversed, will we not see poorer results for patients and, ultimately, higher costs for the NHS?

Role of Women in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (5 Feb 2018)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, I have found it very interesting to hear how families have been behind many of us here today. I pay tribute to my mother, who was behind me every step. She loved elections and came canvassing with me even when she was 92, in the year she died. I also pay tribute to the many husbands, because I feel that for a certain generation, one had to have your husband behind you and they did...

Registration of Marriage Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 Jan 2018)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, this will be another brief contribution. I add my congratulations to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans. In 1994 I had the privilege of piloting a marriage Bill through this House. As a result of that legislation, couples were able to choose where a civil marriage could take place, in addition to a register office, and that location had to be a suitable one. It also...

Student Loans - Question (13 Dec 2017)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, in 1947 my brother and my husband went up to Oxford to read law, and my brother became a High Court judge while my husband became senior partner of his practice. Those degrees were hard fought; they played sport in every section, and I hope that the Minister will agree with me that that was damn good value for money.

Domestic Violence: Police Resources - Question (27 Nov 2017)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, the majority of victims are women but today, sadly, there are many men who suffer domestic violence. Do we have enough places for them to go to?

Agriculture, Fisheries and the Rural Environment - Motion to Take Note (2 Nov 2017)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, I add my congratulations to those offered to my noble friend Lord Lindsay for securing this debate on this important day and at this vital time for British agriculture. My noble friend Lord Plumb, known to us locally in Warwickshire as Henry, is a living icon and so very much respected across the Midlands, the UK and beyond. He and I have our roots firmly planted in Warwickshire and...

National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret (19 Oct 2017)

Baroness Seccombe: My Lords, I am fortunate to live in a lively Warwickshire village. There are two doctors with their own pharmacies, but every time I want something as simple as paracetamol I have to get the car out and drive eight miles to the nearest pharmacy. Last week, I was thrilled to see that the closed HSBC bank had a sign above it saying “pharmacy”. I understand that in an NHS with increasing...


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