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Results 41–60 of 452 for speaker:Lord Rix

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (15 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 181: Page 66, line 34, at end insert ("for specific classes of inspection").

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (15 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: The purpose of this amendment--which has all-party support--is to discover something of the Government's plans for the arrangement of inspections under the new adult learning inspectorate. I am probing generally for an assurance that the new inspectorate will appoint specialist inspectors who have expertise in particular fields and, more specifically, that that expertise will be developed in...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (15 Feb 2000)

Lord Rix: I warmly welcome the Minister's assurance in the matter of the three inspectorates. I hope that the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, is assured that there will be a specialist approach to Ofsted inspectors, too, in this regard. The assurance from the Dispatch Box is one which certainly I can accept, and I hope that other Members of the Committee can do likewise. Therefore, I have the greatest...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I support Amendment No. 55. Naturally, I am delighted that it is set alongside the duty to have regard to the needs of all students with learning difficulties or disabilities, reinforcing the need to pursue actively the equalisation of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled learners. That duty is certainly a cause for optimism; optimism that the council will start off with...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 15: 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 and whose progress in education has been delayed by their learning difficulty or disability (or both),").

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I asked for my Amendments Nos. 15 and 93 to be separated from Amendments Nos. 13 and 14, as mine deal specifically with people with learning difficulties or learning disabilities, and the latter comprise a group in which I have a particular interest. I am saddened to hear in advance that the Minister will resist Amendment No. 15, even though I have not yet voiced my arguments. Your...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, first, perhaps I may thank noble Lords on all sides of the House who have supported these amendments. I should like to thank the Minister, not only for her help throughout the passage of the Bill but also for her letter, which I received just before lunchtime today, and for her response to the amendment. Obviously, I welcome any attempt to recognise the extra support that is needed...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I supported the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, in Committee when she raised the issue of the importance of work experience for learners who fall under Clause 13; in other words, those with learning difficulties and disabilities. I am delighted that the Government considered those arguments and are now seeking to amend the Bill. This is one of those instances where a minor amendment...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (13 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, as I mentioned at Second Reading, learning to travel independently can make a tremendous difference to the life of a student with a learning disability. That applies even to those with a profound, multiple disability who may well require different forms of transport--private transport arrangements. They, too, need to be equipped with the skills to use transport. It is an interesting...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 138: Page 42, line 12, at end insert-- ("( ) conditions relating to the provision or arrangement of support to enable persons with learning difficulties to manage an account;").

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I am delighted to see, perhaps untypically at this tea-time hour, that your Lordships' House is gradually filling up. However, I am too old a thespian not to recognise that it is not I, with my individual learning accounts amendment, who am the star attraction, but the following amendment, No. 138A. I remember that once I played the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, and we broke the house...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, before the noble Lord sits down, although I am happy to accept his assurances, would it be possible to have a further assurance that people with learning difficulties could be included in some of the pilot schemes?

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I am happy to accept that assurance and I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (23 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, being a Cross Bencher and a believer in compromise, I wish to speak to both Amendments Nos. 1 and 6, as they are grouped together. I hope that that is in order. The noble Baroness, Lady Sharp of Guildford, has moved an eminently reasonable formula, simply bestowing on the Secretary of State an enabling power allowing for extension beyond the age of 19 where learners might otherwise...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 5: Page 3, line 13, leave out ("suffering from illness") and insert ("ill").

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, during Committee stage of this Bill I made the case for removing the word "suffering" from its association with the basic definition of terms such as "disability" on the grounds that it is both negative, and in many cases inaccurate. A number of your Lordships supported my suggestion for the same reason and for reasons of linguistic economy. In the interests of linguistic economy, I...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendments Nos. 6 and 7: Page 3, line 14, leave out ("suffering from disability or infirmity") and insert ("who are disabled or infirm"). Page 3, line 15, leave out ("suffering from dependence") and insert ("dependent"). On Question, amendments agreed to. Clause 4 [Other basic definitions]:

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 8: Page 3, line 41, at end insert-- ("( ) "Day Services" means any centres or other facilities for daytime training or occupation, including arrangements for supporting people using facilities generally available to members of the public, funded or provided, directly or indirectly, by a public authority for the use of persons over pension age or persons with a physical or...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I am dazed with expressions of gratitude! I speak to Amendment No. 8, which is grouped with Amendments Nos. 9 and 67. Amendment No. 8 will be familiar to noble Lords who braved the Care Standards Bill in purging the excesses of Christmas! As we are now approaching Easter, I am sure that your Lordships will not mind if I recap briefly. This amendment seeks to include day services...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I was waiting for a response from the Minister to the noble Lord, Lord Renton. I, too, have some queries. In regard to the review the Minister has promised--which we obviously welcome--how long will that take? If the review takes place within a year, will its findings be known perhaps three years later? Will there be a time limit on that? And, following on from the point made by the...


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