Results 1–20 of 623 for speaker:Carol Monaghan

Space Policy (18 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: As I am a physics teacher, this news is extremely welcome to me. When the Scottish schools go back in approximately three weeks, no doubt the teachers will be telling the pupils all about the spaceport that will be in Scotland. As a teacher I never imagined we would have such a facility in Scotland, but I never wrote it off as “science fiction” as a certain Tory MSP did last...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Science Base: Funding (17 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: When can we expect an announcement of the funding for the next phase of the national quantum technologies programme?

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Scots Gaelic Language (6 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 155850, what steps his Department is taking to enable Gaelic speakers to complete official documents for (a) the Department for Work and Pensions and (b) other government departments in their native language.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Healthcare workers tending wounded in Gaza are coming under fire from the Israeli defence force. What discussions has the Secretary of State had with the Israeli Government about this unacceptable and barbaric practice?

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Let me start by saying that Scottish schools broke up for the holidays last week. I wish all teachers and pupils a sunny, safe and enjoyable holiday. I also congratulate the right hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) on showing a deep understanding of the issues that school staff are facing. I want to say something about early-years education. The right hon. Member for Wolverhampton...

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment: Childhood Obesity Strategy: Chapter 2 (25 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: This is a ticking time bomb that needs to be dealt with properly. We know that children from deprived backgrounds are twice as likely to suffer from obesity, so I first want to ask the Minister how this ties in with his plans to tackle poverty. The Scottish Government’s ambition to halve obesity in Scotland by 2030 and initiatives such as the Daily Mile are extremely important in...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Scots Gaelic Language (25 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to enable Gaelic speakers to complete official Government documents in their native language.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Settings (25 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: One group that is under-represented in tertiary education are care-experienced young people. Care leavers in Scotland will now be supported with a grant of £8,100 through college or university. Will the Secretary of State join me in congratulating the steps the Scottish Government are taking? It was good to hear about the support packages he mentioned earlier for young people leaving...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: STEM Subjects (25 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: One of the major factors affecting the uptake of STEM subjects is the expertise of the teachers. However, Department for Education data show that one third of physics teachers in England do not have a relevant degree in the subject. Rather than simply accepting that as an unfortunate reality, what steps is the Minister taking to upskill STEM teachers? Will he commit to following...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I thank hon. Members once again—Thursday afternoon is not an easy time to stay behind for a debate, and I really appreciate the fact that they have done so. I also appreciate the great support from the people in the Public Gallery, many of whom are living with ME. It has been tough enough for us to sit here for three hours, so it must have been a hard slog for them. I hope they do not...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: The Minister has rightly said that any patient has the right to withdraw from medical treatment. However, when the DWP is saying that patients must undertake graded exercise therapy, and when health insurance companies are saying that they must undertake graded exercise therapy, it puts the patient in a very difficult position.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Does the hon. Gentleman share my concern about the aspect of “medically unexplained symptoms” diverting ME down the psychological path?

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: Does the hon. Member agree that such questions are entirely unsuitable for people with many conditions but particularly for ME sufferers? “Can you walk up a flight of stairs?” “Yes, but it wipes me out for three weeks afterwards.” The examiners are not interested in the “but”. That does not figure in the questions.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I should have paid tribute to all hon. Members who supported my application for the debate, and who came along to make representations to the Backbench Business Committee, like the hon. Gentleman. I see several of them present, and I thank them.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I beg to move, That this House has considered myalgic encephalomyelitis treatment and research. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for giving Members the opportunity to hold this debate. It is estimated that around a quarter of a million people in the UK suffer from myalgic encephalomyelitis—ME. It costs the UK...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman. It is a tragic situation when children are not able to attend school and social services become involved because they consider there to be a problem with those children’s care.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I will come on to interactions with the Department for Work and Pensions. ME patients report that energy levels vary. Sometimes, going to such an appointment can wipe out someone for many weeks afterwards. If that person were to attend the appointment the following day, their condition would be very different.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: ME receives practically no biomedical research funding, which I will come back to. Because of the misunderstanding of the condition, the treatments available are often more damaging to the person than no treatment at all. Merryn Crofts was just 15 when she experienced hives and swelling in her joints after a family holiday in Majorca. Tests revealed that she had contracted glandular fever....

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Carol Monaghan: I will come on to the NICE guidelines. They are under review, and all politicians can help with that. I have already written to NICE about the issue and I will ask the Minister about that later. We now know that 13% of the participants in the PACE trial qualified at baseline as “recovered” or “within the normal range” for one of the study’s two primary...


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