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Results 441–452 of 452 for speaker:Lord Rix

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 28: Page 4, line 30, at end insert ("; and ( ) the provision of services for particular categories of service user").

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: Amendment No. 28 is grouped with my Amendment No. 75, and Amendments Nos. 69 and 77. At the suggestion of the noble Lord, Lord Northbourne, Amendments Nos. 47, 48, 76, 121 and 147 have been added. There is a difference between the needs amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Northbourne, and my amendment which refers to particular categories of service users, although they could lead...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: Surrounded by the praetorian guard of the noble Earl, Lord Howe, and the noble Lords, Lord Astor of Hever and Lord Clement-Jones, I feel secure in supporting Amendment No. 45. I welcome the emphasis on maintaining and improving quality, as must all Members of the Committee. However, without the direct control exercised over directly provided services, and without incorporation in contracts of...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: Perhaps I may intervene on the question of the inspection of day care services. Obviously, I am disappointed that for the moment the Committee cannot obtain from the Minister a direct promise. The Minister used the expression "in time". That fills me with slight perturbation. It may mean when I am dead and gone. I believe that the need to regulate and inspect day care services at the very...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: Before speaking to my Amendment No. 17 which is included in this grouping, perhaps I may say to the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, that I hope, if he proceeds with Amendment No. 13, he will take the advice of his noble friend Lord Addington, so that the subsections appear in plain English and use one word instead of three. Amendment No. 17 seeks to provide a definition of day services to...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 8: Page 3, line 2, leave out ("suffering from illness") and insert ("ill").

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: At the Second Reading of the Bill, befuddled though I was by the dreaded lurgy--although I was one of the 8 million who had the jab--I hope I made it clear then how much both I and Mencap, of which I am president, welcome this landmark Bill. For that reason, noble Lords may wonder why I have tabled so many solus amendments. Quite simply, I want to make certain that the improvements in...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: I shall be happy to accept the proposal of the Minister so long as we agree that one word should be used rather than three. I am sure that this marks the beginning of a happy new year so far as concerns the Care Standards Bill and I hope only that my other amendments will be accepted as speedily and with such aplomb by the Minister. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Influenza (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, does the Minister agree that self-diagnosis with NHS Direct could lead to mistakes of that nature being made?

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: For 10 years I was a patient across the water at St Thomas' Hospital while my aortic valve, which was busily closing, was examined. Although taking advantage of the private facilities at York House across the road from St Thomas' Hospital, I was sent all the time to the national health testing beds in the hospital. Eventually I became an emergency patient and was admitted to the private rooms...

Care Standards Bill (13 Dec 1999)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the debate. I hope that my voice stands the course. I believe that this is a landmark Bill to drive up standards in social services and to offer new safeguards to service users. Children and adults with learning disabilities are typically frequent and intensive users of social services. They have been at the sharp end of the...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (23 Nov 1999)

Lord Rix: My Lords, autumn has brought a windfall of reports on services and opportunities for people with learning disabilities: Facing the Facts from the Department of Health; Building Expectations--Three years on from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities; and An Ordinary Home from the Local Government Association. And this morning I had the pleasure of chairing a conference on...

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