Results 61–80 of 313 for speaker:Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (5th Day) (9 Jul 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I give particular support to the amendment proposed by the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross, for two reasons. First, we all know from a passing acquaintance with hospitals either in our own or relatives’ cases that they are large and complex organisations. Unless a proper assessment is made early on after someone’s entry to hospital needing care, the entry will not be recorded....

Care Bill [HL] — Committee (4th Day) (3 Jul 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Best, is right in his analysis. He is pointing towards a financial problem that we all know is there and will continue to be there, not least in the current situation, for a number of years to come. The noble Lord, Lord Rix, is right about the consequences of this within the community. I declare an interest as president of Alzheimer’s Scotland and I know that...

Care Bill [HL] — Committee (4th Day) (3 Jul 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: Perhaps I may ask for clarification on one further point relating to complaints. Amendment 76ZZA does not propose that the CQC should handle complaints, which was the gist of the Minister’s response. Rather, it proposes that there should be a clear and transparent method of handling complaints within each trust and relevant area. The role of the CQC is to open up that window, very much in...

Care Bill [HL] — Committee (4th Day) (3 Jul 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I wish to register my support for the proposals in some of these amendments. The integration of services should always be highlighted. We have a long way to go and, since we are not providing an integrated budget, every encouragement short of that should be given, so I support the amendments that propose this. The amendments and stand-part question in the name of the noble Lord,...

Education: Reform of GCSEs — Statement (11 Jun 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I welcome the Statement from the Minister, and the fact that it has come now. Generations of students should benefit as soon as possible from the potential progress that we have marked here. On a specific point, I welcome the attention to assessment, reflecting the whole range of ability and achievement in our school population. We have been failing to do this, which has been a...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the Minister for giving way. I appreciate his point about the responsibility of employers. They are immensely important. However, would he be prepared to extend the language of responsibility to liability, either of a fiscal, legal or right-to-practise nature? I am not asking for a detailed answer, but it would be a shift that many of us feel would be moving in the right...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, as has been claimed in the course of this short debate, this amendment should be seen in the same context as Amendments 23 and 23A. However, together they have one common difficulty, which I think has been highlighted. The first point they make is that there should be proper training and education in this area, which is absolutely right; it should be a matter for Health Education...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I very much support the intention behind the amendment. It points us where we should be going. It is evident that the way in which professionals are trained deeply affects how they carry out their duties for the rest of their lives. That is a sign of good education. The noble Lord, Lord Warner, has been pointing the direction in which health and social care will and must go. It is...

Care Bill [HL]: Second Reading (21 May 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, it is, of course, a pleasure to follow my colleague, the noble Lord, Lord Warner, whose experience contributed so much to the outcome of the Dilnot review, and who has regularly drawn the attention of this House to the importance of its conclusions. I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Barker, for her kind remarks. Suffice it to say that I remain one of the usual suspects and will...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, there is much that has been excellent in the rich tapestry of speeches which we have already heard, but I am tempted to say, "And now for something completely different", which I hope is not too Pythonesque. I wish to talk about greed. I will not be surprised if this produces a frisson of embarrassment. It is perhaps to be expected that a right reverend Prelate should use this word...

Procedure of the House — Motion to Take Note (24 Apr 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I have three points: first, if there is to be a committee it must be elected. There are no doubts about that. Secondly, a major gap has been identified in this debate, and that is the capacity of this House to identify major topics of current concern and debate them urgently. There has to be a way of doing that, whatever comes out of this debate, and I put it to the Leader of the...

Social Care Funding — Statement (11 Feb 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I am pleased to welcome the Government's Statement today. This has been a long time in the waiting, not simply from this coalition Government, who have done well to get this far, but from previous Governments. There has been prevarication for more than 10 years, and it is about time we got started. We have now started. As has been said, this is a first step on the way. There are...

Education: Curriculum, Exam and Accountability Reform — Statement (7 Feb 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords-

Education: Curriculum, Exam and Accountability Reform — Statement (7 Feb 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, thank you. On the radio this morning, the debate about this-before any Statement had been made-seemed to focus on whether we called someone "stubborn" or "humiliated". That does not seem to be the way in which to conduct a debate on a serious matter. We now have another term-"listening"-although I have noticed that most politicians require a very loud shout before they listen, but...

Education: Academies and Free Schools — Question for Short Debate (4 Feb 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I welcome the debate introduced so well by my noble friend Lady Perry. I also welcome the Minister to his first short debate; we are quite civilised people here, and we look forward to hearing what he has to say. I understand that the Minister has form in this area of academies, having been involved in the very successful sponsorship of Pimlico Academy, which is one of the early...

Visas: Student Visa Policy — Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor, for introducing this debate so carefully and for laying out the issues so accurately. I agree with everything that he said. It is not often that a politician hears that, but today one does. I want to take a different route, however, and I must give an account of my own links with universities. I have links with more than a dozen universities,...

Electoral Registration and Administration Bill: Report (23 Jan 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, I want to be absolutely clear. Does the Electoral Commission have to give its approval or its advice? I ask in the context of what is happening in Scotland.

Social Care: Funding — Question (21 Jan 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I welcome the announcement that has been made and I hope that it will please more of us than seems to be the case at the moment. We shall see. Does the Minister agree that the effectiveness of the Dilnot proposals for a cap depends on adequate insurance products being available to cover pre-care costs or costs that arise before that cap is reached? If so, have the Government had any...

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013 — Motion to Approve (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: Simply as a matter of fact, the Electoral Commission has advised me that it will publish its report early in February.

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013 — Motion to Approve (16 Jan 2013)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I very much welcome the opportunity given by the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, to debate this issue. He is right to take the view that he has on the amendment and on whether it will be pressed. However, this is a very important debate and, as has been suggested, we must ensure that it is continued. I want to make two points and then issue a challenge. The first point is about the...


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