Results 121–140 of 452 for speaker:Lord Rix

Education: Adult Learners (3 Dec 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, first, I declare an interest as the Chancellor of the University of East London and, secondly, I must remind the Government that this ridiculous plan will deprive thousands of would-be students of the chance to re-skill and re-train to meet the needs of our ever-changing economy, thus helping them to compete in a global labour market. The people most affected will be members of...

Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] (26 Nov 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, the Bill aims to improve services for all children and young people in care, to ensure that all have the best possible experience within the care system, and that all have the best possible outcomes. As other Members have said, I am sure that the whole House will share these aspirations. I want to confine my remarks to one group of children in care—those with disabilities. I...

Disabled People: Legislation (20 Nov 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, have the Government assessed the number of people with a learning disability who are being denied services by their local authority simply because the local authority has changed the eligibility criteria? If they have not made an assessment, are they, in the jargon of the day, minded so to do?

Mental Health Bill [HL] (2 Jul 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I, too, was unfortunately incapacitated for most of the Bill's passage through your Lordships' House, and I am very grateful to those who took my place, particularly my noble friend Lady Murphy, and the noble Baroness, Lady Barker, on the Liberal Democrat Benches. I want to say "thank you" for the fact that the Bournewood case now appears to have been solved. We hope that it has...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (2 Jul 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, Mencap and learning disabled people consider that the wording of the code of practice to which the noble Lord just referred, and to which he referred in his letter of 26 June, is splendid. We have, indeed, had meetings with the officials concerned. We have added the things that we wished to add to the code of practice and are delighted with the result. Before I sit down, I should...

Olympic Stadium (20 Mar 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords—

Olympic Stadium (20 Mar 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, is the Minister aware that people with a learning disability are unable to take part in the Paralympics? I believe they cannot even take part in the Beijing Games. Can the Minister do anything to ensure that they are able to take part in the 2012 Games?

Learning Disability: NHS Healthcare (14 Mar 2007)

Lord Rix: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the report by Mencap, Death by Indifference,on the premature deaths of six people with learning disabilities while in National Health Service care.

Learning Disability: NHS Healthcare (14 Mar 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response. However, does he recall that the 2001 White Paper, Valuing People, promised to explore the feasibility of a confidential inquiry into mortality among learning-disabled people? A report on that has never been made. Am I to take it that the Secretary of State's promised inquiry, which, according to the Independent, would examine the six cases...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (19 Feb 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, what can I say after that? It is a most generous offer—one which I happily accept. I am overwhelmed by its scope. The fact that Mencap and I can be involved in the code of practice is a tremendous asset for us. I am extremely grateful to the Government for considering the amendment so sympathetically. I have the greatest pleasure in withdrawing my amendment, and hope that your...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (19 Feb 2007)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 2: Clause 2 , page 2, leave out lines 13 and 14

Mental Health Bill [HL] (19 Feb 2007)

Lord Rix: My Lords, before speaking to Amendment No. 2, on which I shall detain your Lordships for a very short time, I should like to express my thanks to all those who sent their good wishes for my speedy recovery—it is six weeks since I was able to attend your Lordships' House—and particularly to those who so ably took my place on the amendments in Committee, which I hope brought forth...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (8 Jan 2007)

Lord Rix: Those were the new year's greetings that I expected, whether from the noble Lord, Lord Warner, or from his replacement. I knew that the Government would say what they did, because in my discussions with the Bill team last week and in the two letters that I received, in particular the one from the noble Lord, Lord Warner, more or less exactly the same points were made. I realise that I have a...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (8 Jan 2007)

Lord Rix: moved Amendment No. 3: Page 2, leave out lines 10 and 11

Mental Health Bill [HL] (8 Jan 2007)

Lord Rix: I must first declare an interest as president of the Royal Mencap Society. I mentioned earlier this afternoon that today happens to be the 30th anniversary of my last appearance at the Whitehall Theatre. It is also, almost to the day, the 24th anniversary of the first time I had the argument which is encapsulated in Amendment No. 3, which stands in my name. On that occasion the argument—and...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (8 Jan 2007)

Lord Rix: My noble friend Lady Murphy mentioned rogues and vagabonds, which reminds me that today is the 30th anniversary of my very last performance at the Whitehall Theatre, in a play called "Fringe Benefits". Today we are not talking about fringe benefits but about something that goes absolutely to the heart of the Bill, and which will decisively influence how it is used. Therefore, I am very...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums: V&A Theatre Museum (12 Dec 2006)

Lord Rix: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the proposal by the Victoria and Albert Museum to close the Theatre Museum on 7 January 2007.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums: V&A Theatre Museum (12 Dec 2006)

Lord Rix: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Victoria and Albert Museum submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport detailed costings to show the savings from the proposed closure of the Theatre Museum.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums: V&A Theatre Museum (12 Dec 2006)

Lord Rix: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the Victoria and Albert Museum about deferring the closure of the Theatre Museum's Russell Street site until proper consultation can take place with the theatre community and possible sources of further funding.

Local Government: Finance Settlement 2007-08 (28 Nov 2006)

Lord Rix: My Lords, the Minister touched on the question of social care in her response. According to the Local Government Association, 80 per cent of local authorities have tightened their eligibility criteria, and 70 per cent will now provide services only for those who are judged to have either critical or substantial need. Therefore, people with a learning disability with parents—many of whom are...


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