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Results 1–20 of 206 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Wall of New Barnet

Technical Education and Apprenticeships - Question (7 Dec 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, the noble Baroness raises some very interesting points, which have been around for a long time. Since the Labour Government raised the profile of apprenticeships, things have moved on. One thing that employers find is that parents are often the issue—they sometimes feel that being an apprentice is not as good as going to university. I just wonder how we can help them change their...

EU Nationals: Legal Status - Statement (4 Jul 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, my noble friend on the Front Bench talked about someone who was very close to him. Is the Minister aware that there are staff in this House who are now questioning all the time what is going to happen to them? There are Italians and Portuguese, for example, who look after us so well. There is uncertainty surrounding their children who have been born here, while they themselves came...

NHS: Unsafe Hospital Discharges - Question (15 Jun 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, the Minister has referred to the STP, the sustainable transformation plan. Could he accelerate the way in which that plan is now going? We are into phase one, and some of the shocking things in the report that the noble Baroness, Lady Walmsley, has referred to could be remedied by using the STP properly. I wonder if we should look further and quicker at how we can achieve that.

Obesity - Question (26 May 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, does the noble Lord have a view on whether the sustainable transformation plans that are now in, joining all the services in a community, will make a difference to obesity when providers are working with the community and also with CCGs?

House of Lords: Composition - Question (24 May 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, does the noble Baroness agree that there is an assumption by my noble friend Lord Foulkes that all of us who live in London now come, like the noble Baroness, from the north-west of England, where we spent most of our lives, and we obviously bring the experiences that we have had there to this House. We may live in London now because it is convenient but our whole background is very...

Healthwatch England - Question (26 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, is the Minister satisfied with the support that Healthwatch gets, both physically and financially? In many areas it is struggling, particularly now that it has had to stand off and be independent. With all the changes going on, is there a view on whether it is effective because of the way it is being dealt with?

Cyclists: Road Traffic Laws - Question (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: Is the Minister aware of how many cyclists know the traffic laws that they are supposed to be adhering to? I know that my next question will split the House completely according to whether one is an avid cyclist, but a cyclist came right in front of me and hit my car, so what insurance would he have for me to claim against?

Local Authorities: Budget — Question (22 Mar 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I am sure the noble Viscount is aware that the number of services cut by local authorities include social care which, as my noble friend Lord Kinnock referred to in an earlier Question, means a massive increase in the number of people coming to hospitals. Does the noble Viscount consider that that is fair and that it is the right way for a Government who care about the health...

National Health Service: Nurses — Question (26 Jan 2016)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, the noble Lord will be aware of the pressure that is quite rightly on trusts to reduce their agency spend. How can we cope with doing that when we are also still trying to get in nurses whose visas are being stopped, despite the fact that that restriction was supposed to have been lifted?

Business: Advice Services — Question (8 Dec 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: I am sure the noble Baroness will be aware that the SMEs mentioned by the two previous speakers use the Manufacturing Advisory Service extensively. Is she receiving any information about the effect that not having that facility is having on the way they conduct start-ups and advance their businesses?

Junior Doctors Contract — Statement (20 Nov 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: I declare an interest as chairperson of Milton Keynes Hospital. Where in all this are we talking about patients? I am not going to enter into any discussion about who should be doing what. I spent this morning at Milton Keynes Hospital with my chief executive, medical director and all the consultants discussing this. I obviously associate myself with everybody’s plea that this does not go...

NHS: Costs of Operations — Question (9 Nov 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, is the Minister aware of the new system brought in by the department to measure every activity that goes on in a hospital, including the consultant’s time and all the extra things that are used? He talks about reference costs and even tariffs, but they are not actually a very good measure of the cost of materials and services that are already used in the health service.

Small Businesses: Late Payments — Question (28 Oct 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, will the Minister explain why even in the NHS there are ethical views about how you pay small businesses for services carried out? If we can do that in the NHS, why can business not do that?

Apprenticeships — Motion to Take Note (15 Oct 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, what a delight to follow the noble Lord, Lord Lisvane. I have never heard him speak before. He shared such interesting anecdotes with us. I, too, the almost-penultimate speaker, want to thank my noble friend Lady Prosser for this opportunity. I also thank Semta, which has supported me in putting together some of the facts in my speech. Many noble Lords have quoted statistics. There...

Education: Initial Teacher Training — Question (14 Oct 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I am sure that the noble Lord is aware of the concern that many employers have about many teachers’ lack of knowledge—not lack of interest—about how they can support industry and local employers to talk about apprenticeships and encourage their youngsters to apply for them. Will he assure the House that regardless of which scheme or method of training goes forward, there will...

Primary Care: Targets — Question (13 Oct 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: The noble Lord will recall yesterday’s discussion about how the integration of care is crucial. I am absolutely in agreement with the noble Baroness, Lady Walmsley—this is what integration in the health service really means. Providing the opportunity for pharmacists in hospitals to work in those practices should be encouraged.

NHS: Financial Performance — Statement (12 Oct 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I too welcome the Statement, as did my noble friend. I have to admit that Milton Keynes Hospital, of which I am chairman, has contributed to the £550 million deficit referred to in the Statement. I want to focus on the issue around agency staff. I presume that the Minister has not seen the EveningStandard today—it has only just come out, so that is quite acceptable. In it,...

Economy — Motion to Take Note: 1.29 pm (10 Sep 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, I am going to be the 20th person to congratulate my noble friend Lord Haskel on the superb subject that he has raised. I echo what my noble friend Lord Soley said. The passion and resolution in my noble friend Lord Haskel’s speeches are always inspiring. This debate is closely linked with the debate in this House on Tuesday on productivity. I am not the first person to say this,...

Health: Skin Cancer — Question (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords, will the noble Lord share with us the discussion going on in the Department of Health about the many young people being treated for skin cancer because of the sunbed culture that has come about? Regrettably, we have noticed in my hospital in Milton Keynes that that is becoming an increasing problem. We did a grand job in making people aware of the dangers of smoking, and we still...

Student Loans — Question (20 Jul 2015)

Baroness Wall of New Barnet: My Lords—


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