Results 1–20 of 57 for speaker:Baroness Richardson of Calow

Carers: Back Pay Liability - Question (16 May 2018)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have made to assist financially with the historic back pay liability of providers of commissioned care for people with learning difficulties.

Carers: Back Pay Liability - Question (16 May 2018)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his answer and his concern, because this is a concern that is widely felt within the social care sector. I am associated with a charity called Walsingham Support, which supports adults with learning difficulties: those with brain-acquired injury, autism and complex needs. Like many other care providers, it is finding it very difficult to comply with the...

Carers: Back Pay Liability - Question (16 May 2018)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: I am so sorry. I have got a question; I have three questions but I hoped that I could give a little bit of background. Will the Government clarify the funding position as a matter of urgency? Will they commit to funding the estimated £400 million of back pay directly to those recipients? Will they commit to the additional funding needed by the social care sector to pay all sleep-in shifts?...

Carers: Back Pay Liability - Question (16 May 2018)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: Okay.

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 Jan 2018)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, the NHS relies on the conscientious commitment of many thousands of people who are willing to use their skills and training in order to promote the well-being of patients and to provide particular care with compassion. Every patient deserves to be treated by those whose primary task is to seek their welfare and respect their wishes. Very many of those who work in the health service...

Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (24 Nov 2017)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, I welcome the opportunity to give support for both aspects of the Bill—the registration and the assessment that would go with it. When I was preparing for this debate, I had a conversation with one of the elective home education advisers and gained a lot from what she said. Currently, the only way that a local authority knows about a child of school age being educated at home is:...

Online Gambling - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2017)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, I, too, am grateful for this debate and for the carefully argued and knowledgeable speeches that have been given so far. I have learned an awful lot about a subject about which I knew quite little. Until recently, I was the minister of a Methodist church in Enfield, which hosted a group of Gamblers Anonymous. They were a wonderful and varied group. They met weekly to tell each other...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (7 Nov 2014)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, on Amendment 65, on capacity, it is hard to imagine how anybody who has just been told that they have less than six months to live, and who is in such pain that they do not want to continue living, should have absolutely no impairment or disturbance of the mind. This must be part of the condition—but I am not convinced that it would necessarily cloud or impair their judgment. When...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 Jul 2014)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, most of you will know that I am a Christian and an ordained Minister of the Methodist Church, but I am speaking today personally because I cannot speak for my church. In fact, it would be impossible and perhaps improper to do so because there are different opinions within that church, firmly held, as there are between all churches, faith communities, the public in general and the...

Schools: Admission Policies — Question (22 Jul 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: Is the Minister aware that not all schools of religious character select on faith grounds? The Methodist Church has 65 primary schools that are state-funded and 17 independent schools, none of which select according to the faith of the parents, although all are organised on Christian principles, but they are offered to society for the good of society as a whole.

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Report (1st Day) (8 Jul 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, I recognise what the noble Baroness said about how important it is for a marriage to be conducted in a very proper way. Sometimes the presence of a registrar can make a marriage very special, but the registrar is invited to register a marriage, not to make it or to bless it. If he or she does not register it, someone else will have to. It is not going to make a difference to whether...

Children and Families Bill — Second Reading (2 Jul 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, I shall confine my remarks to Part 3. I have a personal interest in this. Out of my nine grandsons, three have special needs—one is severely dyslexic, and two are autistic, both in the same family. My daughter is currently involved in a tribunal with her local authority to try to secure a place that would meet my grandsons’ profound needs. I welcome this Bill. I think that it...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (24 Jun 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords—

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (24 Jun 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, this amendment sounds eminently reasonable until you try to imagine yourself a child within a classroom in a school of a religious foundation. If you are talking about marriage and you know that your parents, who are legally married to each other, are both of the same sex, how would it make you feel if you were told that their union is legal but not moral and not in accordance with...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Committee (1st Day) (17 Jun 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: Perhaps I may also remind your Lordships that it is not the line that my church is taking at the moment.

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Committee (1st Day) (17 Jun 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, it is my understanding that what same-sex couples are asking for is not permission from the state to enter into loving, committed, lifelong relationships but the recognition by the state that the relationships they have entered into, or will enter into, are equally valid in bringing stability to society and in being a right and proper place for the upbringing of the children they...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (3 Jun 2013)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, as speaker 31 of 94 I am already beginning to feel that most points have been made; forgive me if I repeat some of them. I am a Methodist minister, and I have the privilege of leading many couples through their vows and in a great celebration, in a liturgical way, in church. I believe in marriage. I believe that marriage is the bedrock of our society and brings stability to our...

Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 — Motion to Annul (15 Dec 2011)

Baroness Richardson of Calow: My Lords, I rejoice that many Christians and some churches have acknowledged that for some men and women, a loving, committed, intimate, faithful relationship can happen only within a same-sex partnership. I want to delight in that. I want to celebrate it with ceremony and joy, and I want those couples to be encouraged to take their rightful place in creative responsibility and participation...


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