Results 1–20 of 1900 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 Gardner of Parkes

NHS Dentistry Services - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of National Health Service dentistry services.

NHS Dentistry Services - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: That is rather a disappointing Answer, although it certainly ties in with my experience: it was declared in Manchester that no children could have operations done under general anaesthetic because all slots were taken for the clearance of baby teeth. When I saw that, I wrote to the Mayor of Manchester, who has great experience in the field of health from when he was in the House of Commons. I...

NHS Dentistry Services - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of National Health Service dentistry services.

NHS Dentistry Services - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: That is rather a disappointing Answer, although it certainly ties in with my experience: it was declared in Manchester that no children could have operations done under general anaesthetic because all slots were taken for the clearance of baby teeth. When I saw that, I wrote to the Mayor of Manchester, who has great experience in the field of health from when he was in the House of Commons. I...

Housing: No-fault Evictions - Question (15 May 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: Can the Minister assure us that the impact of the short lets for holidays will also be taken into consideration, to help these tenancies become longer rather than having them concealed and desperately affecting other people in the buildings?

Tax: Short-term Lets - Question (1 Apr 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that all providers of short-term lets are identified by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and are paying an appropriate amount of tax.

Tax: Short-term Lets - Question (1 Apr 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, and I remind the House of my interests as declared in the register.

Tax: Short-term Lets - Question (1 Apr 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: I thank the Minister for that Answer. However, will HMRC be persuaded to introduce an express declaration on all tax returns, with short-term let property addressees and income having to be disclosed in full, and will it provide that information to local councils? That will then help to enforce the 90-day limit. That is important following the “Inside Out” programme on BBC1, which...

Tax: Short-term Lets - Question (1 Apr 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: Did the Minister see in the Times last week—the story was also broadcast—that the Hilton hotel chain claims it has been so undermined by Airbnb that it is killing the tourist industry in New York? That chain is about the biggest there is. Does the Minister agree that it is important to keep a watching eye on this? Local authorities would seem the best people for the job.

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (28 Mar 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, I thought I had put my name down to speak, but I then discovered that I was not on the list. I was told I could speak in the gap because I was here in the first debate and for a number of other contributions that followed it. As an early Commonwealth person in this House—I have been here since 1981—I have felt as an Australian living here all this time that Britain and Australia...

Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (28 Mar 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, I raised the issue of care agencies earlier, regarding carers who do one hour in one place, one hour in the next and so on, all of them potentially quite far apart. There was a court decision, at a very high level, that they must be paid for their time travelling between places. I have followed this up, and have been told that, in general, they are not being paid. It is local...

Property Guardians - Question (26 Mar 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, what is the definition of a property guardian? Can these situations just be produced by simple means or does there need to be a full legal definition? I do not know, and I think many in the House would like clarification.

Holiday Accommodation - Question (19 Mar 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, is the Minister aware—I am sure he is—of my interest in short-term accommodation? Rarely do the people letting such accommodation reveal their situation. Does he consider that comparing the quality of holiday accommodation—as is referred to in this Question—should include the issue of whether or not it is legal?

Council Tax - Question (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: Can the Minister explain to me, because I have never understood it, why the council tax payable on a property outside London—I am talking about a small family home we have had for many years in Oxfordshire—is more than twice that in Westminster, in London?

Short-term Lettings - Question (26 Feb 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to giving greater power to local authorities to deal with issues arising from short-term lettings.

Short-term Lettings - Question (26 Feb 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, in begging leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, I declare my interests as in the register.

Short-term Lettings - Question (26 Feb 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: I thank the Minister for that reply. It was his advice that I should meet the association, and I found it very productive. Airbnb was among the members that attended, which was quite interesting because there has been a conflict here before. When the Minister asked Airbnb, it said that it sorted all this information; when I asked it, it said that it did not. At the meeting, I asked which of...

Home Care Workers - Question (28 Jan 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, I have personal experience of this through someone we helped eventually to get citizenship here—it took 10 years and was supported by other Members of this House—and she now works as a carer. I asked her about this issue following the court ruling that they should be paid for travel between appointments, and she said that the issue had never been brought up. I wrote her a letter...

New Home Building Programme - Question (10 Jan 2019)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, I hear from carers for the elderly that falls on stairs are fairly regular because some of the lifts in blocks are turned off at weekends and people have to be taken by carers—even by ambulance crews—down often many flights of stairs. It is very important that something is done to ensure that there is a way down and out—or in and up, because they return from hospital in the...

Plastic: Environmental Threat and Recycling - Motion to Take Note (19 Dec 2018)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe on getting this debate, which has been very interesting. I know very little about the subject, other than from the point of view of an ordinary person with their own household rubbish. I find things extremely difficult because the rules are all different depending on where you live. My youngest daughter was chairman of the West...


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