Results 141–160 of 313 for speaker:Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

Personal Care at Home Bill: Committee (Continued) (22 Feb 2010)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I want to support the probing in relation to housing and dementia. I will say no more about it, other than that I hope it will continue. I will comment briefly, I promise, on Amendment 42. I admire the thoroughness with which the noble Baroness, Lady Barker, conducts herself in proceedings such as this, but I wonder if she has perhaps gone a step too far in this amendment. Despite...

Personal Care at Home Bill: Committee (Continued) (22 Feb 2010)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I support many of the amendments in this group: Amendments 17, 38, 44, 46 and, with some modification, Amendment 47. The important thing about all these amendments is that they would require further interrogation by both Houses of Parliament on the content of the Bill and on the much wider range of issues in which it is enmeshed. I have a specific point on Amendment 44. When...

Personal Care at Home Bill — Committee (Continued) (22 Feb 2010)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, the noble Lords who have proposed Amendment 7 make a very important point-that one of the great dangers of the Bill is that it drives an even deeper wedge between so-called care at home and care in residential contexts. As the noble Baroness, Lady Murphy, made plain, all the efforts of those working in detail in this field have been devoted to trying to break down a very rigid...

Personal Care at Home Bill — Committee (Continued) (22 Feb 2010)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, not surprisingly, many of us had anticipated that as we probed into the details of the Bill we would find ourselves in a bit of a quagmire. It is quite a small Bill and quite a small area of quagmire, but my impression is that the depth is considerable and one gets out of one's depth very quickly. However, I want to support Amendment 29 put forward by the noble Baroness, Lady...

Personal Care at Home Bill — Committee (22 Feb 2010)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: I understand and accept the validity of the points that have just been made. One of the lacunae in the Bill is the uncertainty about the relationship between care in residential contexts and care at home. For example, what happens if someone comes from a care-at-home situation and needs care in a residence, which could well happen part-way down the system? So there are lacunae in the Bill,...

Personal Care at Home Bill — Committee (22 Feb 2010)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I support the amendment for the reasons already given. One of the great dangers in providing care services is that we move inevitably towards a "one size fits all" approach to suit the institutional providers of care. This is a welcome corrective and I support the principle of the amendment.

Personal Care at Home Bill: Second Reading (Continued) (1 Feb 2010)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I confess to a number of interests. I am president of Alzheimer Scotland and of Scottish Care, and I do some work with the English Community Care Association. That being said, some of us have waited 10 long years. We looked for a response from the Government to the royal commission report on The Funding of Long-Term Care for the Elderly, and response had we little. Indeed, it was so...

Pandemic Influenza: S&T Committee Report: Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank all who have taken part in the debate, including my colleagues from the Select Committee and the noble Lord, Lord Patel-my friend and a Knight of the Thistle, as was properly recognised in the discussion.

Pandemic Influenza: S&T Committee Report: Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: Yes, hear, hear. I also thank the two opposition Front-Bench spokespersons, the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, and the noble Earl, Lord Howe. I particularly appreciate how there is, on the Front Benches opposite, a non-party-political approach to the issues as reports come from this committee. That is true of the Government, too. There is no point-scoring; we are concerned with real issues....

Pandemic Influenza: S&T Committee Report: Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I shall speak about the report of the Science and Technology Select Committee on pandemic flu and the Government's response to it. I propose to take the House through the main points, knowing that my colleagues will be eager to participate on specific issues. I thank the Government for a careful and, I have to say, at points a helpfully detailed response. That done, I of course...

Dementia — Question (2 Dec 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, does the Minister agree that dementia is an illness, not a social malaise, and that the levels of support available for those suffering from dementia should be comparable to those for people being treated for other illnesses under the National Health Service?

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Report (2nd Day) (4 Nov 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, it is very seldom, if ever, that I have the temerity to disagree with my noble friend Lady O'Neill, but there is a first time for everything and this may well be it. I refer to the comments that she and the noble Lord, Lord Bew, made about government Amendment 172. Perhaps overnaively I simply read this, first, as a partial compromise but, secondly, as a way of ensuring that we know...

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Report (2nd Day) (4 Nov 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I wish to speak to Amendments 158 and 165. My initial inclination is to follow the line proposed by my noble friend and colleague Lady Perry to the effect that we should minimise, as far as possible, reference to fee-capping powers and so on in the legislation. If we were to go for one or other of those, I prefer government Amendment 165 because it does not mention specific sums of...

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Report (2nd Day) (4 Nov 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, the task that is outlined here is certainly difficult, but I agree about its importance. Whether this is the best way to meet it I am less certain. It would be good to hear from the Minister suggestions about how this might be carried out otherwise.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Report (2nd Day) (4 Nov 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the Government and commend them for the amendments they have moved in the light of Committee discussion. That is good practice and we should note the fact. However, in relation to Amendment 150, where my name has been prayed in aid, I give limited aid because I support the principle of independence, which I am sure was understood. I cannot support the amendment as it stands,...

Government Scientists — Private Notice Question (2 Nov 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, the matters which this Question addresses have focused on an academic lecture given at King's College, London, in July and the publication of a report of that lecture. Had the Home Secretary expected to vet in advance the contents of that lecture? If not, what is the ground for protest now? Was Professor Nutt's mistake to express the views which he held, or to be heard doing so?

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (15 Oct 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I am happy to support "must" over "may" for the eloquent reasons given. It is important that we signal clearly that we have an interest in what employers want. If there is an overall lack in the Bill, especially in relation to Ofqual, it is that insufficient overt mention is made of learners, learning and education. One way of dealing with this would be Amendment 237. Finally, it is...

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (15 Oct 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I happily support Amendment 225. In fact, I think that Ofqual simply could not do its job fully without engaging in forms of research, which would probably include sample testing. I assume that it would be in train to do this but let us be reassured that it has the power, the capacity and, where appropriate, the budget to do so. I wholly agree with the spirit of Amendments 230 and...

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (15 Oct 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I am pleased to welcome this section of the Bill. I agree with those who have spoken so far that an independent regulator is essential for public confidence, as well as for the quality of education that pupils in schools have available to them. All seven of the current group of amendments are, like the curate's egg, good in parts. I will now—briefly, I hope—give my version of...

Swine Flu — Statement (2 Jul 2009)

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: My Lords, I thank the Minister for repeating the Statement by the Secretary of State, which I welcome, because it helps to clarify government thinking and intentions on this important topic. The Minister will be aware that the House's Select Committee on Science and Technology this morning met the Minister of State for Public Health to take evidence on this and related matters. The first...


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