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Results 281–300 of 452 for speaker:Lord Rix

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill [HL] (11 Oct 2002)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I am most grateful to all your Lordships for turning up on this Friday morning and being so eloquent, thoughtful, and indeed thought-provoking. You have all contributed to a wonderful debate on the Second Reading of this Bill, and you have offered many practical suggestions on how the clauses could be implemented or improved. I agree entirely with the noble Lord, Lord Astor, that...

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill [HL] (11 Oct 2002)

Lord Rix: My Lords, it is clear that if the Bill ever reaches the statute book, it will be a team effort. The decision will be based on medical evidence and a team will decide on the required definition.

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill [HL] (11 Oct 2002)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. First, I must declare my long-standing interest in the world of learning disability as the president of Mencap. The Bill seeks to improve the outdated laws governing sex offences with vulnerable adults, particularly people with a learning difficulty. Its message is that urgent reform is needed to protect them from abuse and...

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill [HL] (17 Jul 2002)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to amend the law relating to sexual relations with persons lacking capacity to consent to sexual relations, and with vulnerable adults to whom a duty of care is owed; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time. Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Lord Rix.) On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be...

Learning Disability (11 Jul 2002)

Lord Rix: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to implement the commitment made in the White Paper Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century (Cm 5086, paragraph 7.16) to promote supported living for people with a learning disability living with older parents aged 70 and over.

Learning Disability (11 Jul 2002)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Can he confirm that the Department of Health and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will issue joint guidance to local housing authorities and social services to ensure that they increase their efforts to provide such services and such housing for people with a learning disability who live at home with parents or a parent aged 70 or over?...

Education Bill (17 Jun 2002)

Lord Rix: My Lords, as president of Mencap I am delighted—although, I am glad to say, not speechless—by the generous amendments that the Minister has just offered to the House, especially Amendment No. 6. Indeed, all that Mencap requested is contained in that amendment, coupled with the statement that the Minister made afterwards about the need for taking explicit account of the interests of...

Education Bill (23 May 2002)

Lord Rix: I thank noble Lords in all parts of the House for their support for the amendment. I am also grateful to the Minister for the courteous way in which she assured me that my amendment was not necessary. Unfortunately, I do not have the benefit of having a brief quoting all the Acts and guidance, as the Minister did. I shall, therefore, read what was said in Hansard tomorrow, consult my...

Education Bill (23 May 2002)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 204: Page 134, line 14, at end insert— "(8) After subsection (9) there is inserted— "(10) "Ability" and "aptitude" shall be interpreted to include among selected children those children with special educational needs who require additional support in displaying and developing the relevant ability and aptitude.""

Education Bill (23 May 2002)

Lord Rix: I rise to move Amendment No. 204 which stands in my name and that of the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp of Guildford. It is somewhat surprisingly grouped with Amendment No. 204A which stands in the name of my noble friend Lord Listowel. My amendment is about children with special educational needs and/or disability, while his is concerned with children in care. This clearly, in theatrical terms,...

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: I wish to speak to Amendment No. 200, which stands in my name and that of the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp of Guildford. There will be some children for whom some schools at particular times can provide an appropriate education without risk of prejudice to the education of other children. However, it is easy for an admissions authority to use this escape clause to deny admission to children who...

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: No. I shall obviously have to read the Minister's words tomorrow morning, when my mind is a little clearer.

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: I fully understand that admission forums could well become talking shops; all I am interested to ensure is that if they do become talking shops, they talk sense.

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: I thank all Members of the Committee who have spoken so cogently and splendidly in support of, or at least have commented upon, the amendment which I have just moved. I am most grateful to them all. I am grateful, in particular, to the noble Lord, Lord Brooke, for bringing up the question of my Amendment No. 182. I shall, of course, go away and seek advice from Mencap and the Special...

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 176A: Page 30, leave out line 6 and insert— "( ) The authority shall make available to the forum information about the views on and experience of admissions policies and practices of disabled children and children with special educational needs and their parents. ( ) The authority may establish sub-committees of the forum to assist the forum in preparing advice on...

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: Even though we are now approaching the Ten O'clock News, before I speak to the amendments standing in my name and that of the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp of Guildford, I should like to thank the Committee for the generous way in which it accepted my enforced absence last Thursday. I should especially like to thank the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp of Guildford, for moving the amendments in my...

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: had given notice of his intention to move Amendment No. 142: Page 19, line 9, leave out paragraph (b)

Education Bill (14 May 2002)

Lord Rix: Shall I be able to return to my amendment in some form or another on Report? If that is possible, I shall want to do so.

Education Bill (7 May 2002)

Lord Rix: I know that my noble friend Lord Northbourne is especially anxious to ensure adequate support for young children who may suffer mental, emotional and cognitive disabilities as a result of their early upbringing before entering school. That concern is laudable, and as such I support Amendment No. 89. However, I am sure that Mencap and the Special Education Consortium would want to add to the...

Education Bill (7 May 2002)

Lord Rix: As the father of a daughter with a learning disability who was denied any schooling because she was born in 1951, many years before the Education (Handicapped Children) Act 1970, and as the grandfather of a one year-old boy with Down's syndrome, I am obviously extremely interested in the future of special educational needs provision. It is vital that parents are linked with the special...


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