Results 21–40 of 452 for speaker:Lord Rix

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: In rising to move Amendment No. 67 I fear that some Members of your Lordships' Committee may have a sense of deja vu, for this amendment runs on naturally from the penultimate amendments moved by the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones; but I press on. Disabled children are three times more likely than other children to live away from home. Where children are living away from home, whether on a...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: With such an admission from the Minister, I cannot possibly press on with my amendment. I am delighted to beg leave to withdraw it and look forward to reading the Government's amendment when it is eventually tabled.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (17 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to today's debate on the Learning and Skills Bill which carries forward government strategies for lifelong learning. Mencap's last annual conference focused on that very issue, examining strategies for inclusive learning for adults, young people and children with learning disabilities. Many of my comments will draw upon the...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 130: Page 37, line 36, after ("training") insert (", including disability equality training,").

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, before moving the amendment, perhaps I may crave your Lordships' indulgence and assume once again for one moment the role of a rogue and vagabond in apologising to the House for my unavoidable absence for the second half of the performance last Thursday, after the dinner interval. I thank my noble friend Lord Laming for assuming my part at such short notice and proving to be such a...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: I warmly welcome the assurances that the Minister has given us, and I therefore beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: I rise to speak to Amendment No. 137 which is grouped with Amendments Nos. 136 and 144C. This amendment follows the logic adopted in earlier amendments, that day service staff have to discharge during the day the same sort of functions as residential care staff have to discharge to those same people in the mornings and the evenings, including support with visits to the toilet, with changing...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: The dread words "in time" came up again. I was pleased to hear that there was a possibility of access to the list. If there could be a commitment on that by the Government during the passage of the Bill through your Lordships' House, I should be content.

Remploy (27 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, can the Minister assure the House that the new style Remploy will make job opportunities available to people with a learning disability?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Continuing Care: Revised Eligibility Criteria (31 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: asked Her Majesty's Government: What action is being taken about the revision of continuing care policies in respect of people with learning disabilities following the Appeal Court decision in the case of North East Devon Health Authority ex parte Coughlan.

Representation of the People Bill (31 Jan 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, unlike the noble Baroness, Lady Gould of Potternewton, and the noble Lord, Lord Rennard, whose maiden speech was much appreciated--particularly his backward glance at Beatlemania--I do not have a formidable reputation in relation to voting at elections. Nevertheless, I am delighted to have the opportunity to make a few comments in relation to the Representation of the People Bill...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: Before I speak to Amendments Nos. 14 and 152, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, for making clear her intentions on Amendment No. 13. Clearly, my noble friend Lord Northbourne and I would have been left as stateless persons without a clause to which to attach our amendments. Therefore, I am grateful for that clarification. I should like also to clear up one point. My noble friend Lord...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 27: Page 1, line 23, at end insert-- ("( ) education (other than higher education) suitable for the requirements of persons with learning difficulties or disabilities (or both) who are above compulsory school age but have not attained the age of 25,").

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: In moving this amendment, I note that the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, will speak to Amendments Nos. 38, 47, 159 and 160 dealing with vocational and non-vocational learning for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. I shall speak to those amendments at the appropriate time. For the present, I shall confine myself to Amendments Nos. 27 and 156, which seek to remedy a well-known...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: I am grateful to all Members of the Committee for the support that they have given. I should like to speak to Amendments Nos. 38, 47 and so on; in other words, I wish to speak to the amendments tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, which are separate from mine.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: I shall give way.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: I am very grateful to the Minister for her full response. I must apologise if I appeared to be interrupting before she actually responded to me and to others. In fact I had just been handed a paper outside the Chamber which illustrated the problems between vocational and non-vocational opportunities. There is a college of further education that has cut its part-time pre-vocational programmes...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: If it is a subjective view of the council, does it mean that if a person with a learning disability was incurring a great deal of excess expenditure, that would not be considered disproportionate to the effect that that education would have on that person?

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (8 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: I support Amendments Nos. 74 and 91. As the experience of Mencap's Pathway employment service demonstrates, some young people need on-the-job coaching before they can make the best of work experience opportunities or they may need training in how to apply for a placement or how to obtain one. It may be something as fundamental as requiring support to decide the kind of work they wish to try....

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (10 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: I intended to speak to this issue on Second Reading, but I had to delete that part because my speech was already so long. Therefore, I should like to say a few words today to illustrate the importance of appropriate transport; and, indeed, the importance of training to negotiate public transport, especially for people with learning disabilities and those with learning difficulties. It is...

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