Results 1–20 of 684 for speaker:Baroness Thomas of Winchester

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Staff ( 7 Feb 2024)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what statistics they collect about staffing in the rail sector.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Crew (24 Jan 2024)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of train drivers under instruction.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Disability (27 Dec 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to raise the regulatory baseline of accessibility for all new homes to the M4(2) accessible and adaptable standards which was announced in July 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Disability (27 Dec 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will require the Planning Inspectorate to reject any local plans which do not include a policy statement and target for wheelchair accessible new homes which are built to M4(3) standards to ensure that there are more wheelchair accessible homes nationally.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans (12 Dec 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they are making towards Sharia-compliant student loans.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Taxis: Disability (26 Oct 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what is their timetable for introducing legislation on disability awareness training for taxi and Private Hire Vehicle drivers.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Disability (26 Oct 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government whether their plans to make using the Passenger Assistance service easier for disabled people are compatible with plans for closing booking offices at rail stations.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Reform (26 Oct 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Reforming aviation consumer policy: protecting air passenger rights consultation, which ran from 31 January to 27 March 2022, what is their timetable for taking forward those reforms.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Disability (26 Jun 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement their plan to make the accessible and adaptable housing design standard the default standard for new homes.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (30 May 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of Personal Independence Payments appeals which are successful at the tribunal stage; and what steps they intend to take in response.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (10 May 2023)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of Personal Independence Payment appeals which went to a tribunal were successful, in each year since those payments were introduced.

Written Answers — Home Office: Healthcare Assistants: Migrant Workers (30 Nov 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the shortage of health care assistants for working age disabled people; and to address any such shortage, what plans they have (1) to review the criteria for the sponsorship of overseas workers, and (2) to adjust the criteria so that disabled people are able to directly employ personal carers.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (25 Nov 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 9 November (HL2940), what plans they have to direct assessors for Personal Independence Payments to speak to more claimants directly before they make an initial decision.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals ( 9 Nov 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in response to the data published by the Department for Work and Pensions on 1 October which showed that most Personal Independence Payment claimants successfully appealing a decision did not present new evidence at tribunals.

Energy Prices Bill - Committee: Amendment 8 (24 Oct 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: My Lords, I am very grateful to my noble friend Lady Brinton for tabling the amendment, to which I have added my name. There will be a lot of severely disabled people who, like me, are terrified of power cuts. We rely through the day and night on electricity to keep us alive. We are not talking about just hot drinks and hot water bottles. In my case, I am talking about a feeding pump,...

Disabled People: Personal Assistants - Question ( 7 Sep 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: My Lords, the Minister has partly replied, but can he say a bit more about Home Office bureaucracy which is holding up the recruitment of care workers from overseas?

Social Homes for Rent - Question (26 May 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: My Lords, what action are the Government taking to address the need for more accessible housing, and when can we expect a response to the consultation on raising accessible housing standards?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (17 May 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: My Lords, I declare that I receive disability living allowance. I shall make just one point, but it is an important one for disabled people and must be looked at in the light of the cost-of-living crisis. It is the unacceptable delay in the waiting time for PIP—the personal independence payment—which helps people with long-term conditions manage their day-to-day living costs and get...

British Sign Language Bill - Second Reading (25 Mar 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: My Lords, I warmly welcome this Bill and pay tribute to all those people who have made it possible, particularly my old friend David Buxton, chair of the British Deaf Association, and of course the noble Lord, Lord Holmes of Richmond. Some years ago, I met a man who happened to be in charge of the Access to Work programme at the DWP, and I managed to persuade him to fund BSL interpreters for...

National Disability Strategy - Question (10 Feb 2022)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: My Lords, disabled people look forward to being consulted properly on the National Disability Strategy; in particular, on more accessible housing for rent, fair benefit assessments and reliable social care. Does the Minister agree and please will she give us timescales?


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