Results 1–20 of 36 for speaker:Baroness Couttie

Health: Dementia - Question (5 Jul 2021)

Baroness Couttie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the national average waiting time for a referral to a memory service following a suspected dementia diagnosis; and how this has changed since January 2020.

Health: Dementia - Question (5 Jul 2021)

Baroness Couttie: I thank my noble friend for his Answer and declare my interest: my brother is a trustee of Dementia UK, an organisation which recently produced a report, Facing It Alone—which I hope my noble friend has read—highlighting the challenges faced by families and health professionals when tackling dementia. What steps are the Government considering to address the gap in diagnosis and access to...

Fisheries Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments: Motion 22A (as an amendment to the Motion on Amendment 22) (12 Nov 2020)

Baroness Couttie: It is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Faulkner, whose speech I entirely agree with. In the interests of brevity, I will not reiterate some of the points that he has made. I begin by reminding the House of my interest as a Guernsey financial services commissioner. I am speaking today to support the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Beith. The effect of Clause 52 is...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (5th Day) (9 Nov 2020)

Baroness Couttie: I, along with several colleagues, sat on the EU Select Committee, so ably chaired by the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull. We looked closely at Part 5 of the internal market Bill. The report that we produced was the subject of some strong debate among us. The point that we all agreed on was that none of us wanted to see the UK break international law or in any way tarnish the UK’s international...

Fire Safety Bill - Committee: Amendment 1 (29 Oct 2020)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, I want to speak against this amendment. I remind the House of my interest as a vice-president of the Local Government Association. I know that everyone in this Chamber is concerned about fire safety and united in their desire to ensure that tenants are safe in their homes. As other noble Lords have said, the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower and other significant fires in...

Children Living in Poverty - Question (15 Jul 2020)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, I would be grateful if the Minister could tell us what support the Government are providing to help people who have found themselves in financial difficulties because of coronavirus access food.

Covid-19: Local Democracy - Question (3 Jun 2020)

Baroness Couttie: I declare my interest as set out in the register. Local councils have had considerable success in bringing in rough sleepers and finding beds to protect them from Covid-19. Even in normal times, the process can be particularly challenging when helping entrenched rough sleepers, so all this is to be applauded. But what are the Government planning to do to sustain and build on this achievement?

Covid-19: Restrictions - Question (18 May 2020)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, many people in this country who have been sick over recent weeks believe that they have had Covid-19, even though they were not tested while they were ill. They now believe that they are immune and some are, therefore, not staying as alert as the Government would like. Given that the latest surveys suggest that only 5% to 10% of people have actually had the virus, most of these...

Universal Credit - Question (13 May 2020)

Baroness Couttie: Many people who have recently found themselves made redundant as a result of the Covid-19 crisis will be struggling on universal credit. Some of these people will have decided to isolate with vulnerable loved ones to provide them with the care that they need to be protected from the disease. This can lead to added expense. Will the Government consider removing the benefit cap for such people?

Housing: Unfair Leasehold Agreements - Question (3 Mar 2020)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, what are the Government doing to prevent house owners falling into the assured tenancy trap?

Universal Credit - Question (2 Mar 2020)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, could the Minister update the House on what the Government are doing to support those with mental health issues in accessing universal credit seamlessly, so that those issues are not exacerbated, and to help them get into work, which, as we all know, can sometimes help with mental health and well-being?

Digital Competition - Question (5 Nov 2019)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, when are the Government planning to follow up on the Green Paper published last April, Modernising Consumer Markets?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Christian Michel (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Couttie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India to ensure that a trial date is set for Christian Michel following his arrest in July 2018 and subsequent extradition to India in December 2018.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Christian Michel (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Couttie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) Christian Michel receives a fair trail when such a date is set, and (2) that any evidence used in such a trial is accurate; and what representations they have made, if any, to the government of India about the impact of remarks made by Prime Minister Modi during the recent elections about Christian Michel’s case.

World Food Programme - Question (27 Jun 2019)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, tragically, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is suffering from an Ebola outbreak as well as severe food insecurity. Can my noble friend tell the House exactly how DfID is working with the World Food Programme to reach the DRC and ease the situation there?

Council Tax - Question (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, I declare my interest as a vice-president of the Local Government Association and an ex-leader of Westminster Council. Does my noble friend agree that this goes far deeper than parking revenues, which have to be ring-fenced for spending on roads? Westminster has low council tax because it is extremely efficient. It also has 1 million visitors a day, for which it receives no revenue...

World Bank: Selection Process for President - Question (28 Feb 2019)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, does my noble friend the Minister agree that the recent announcement that Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, currently valued at around $1 trillion, will shortly increase its stake in Britain—currently 8.5%, which is significant in its own right—is a strong vote of confidence in the UK’s economy post Brexit?

Vehicle Pollution: Children’s Health - Question (18 Feb 2019)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, I declare my interests as set out in the register. Does the Minister agree that awareness is extremely important to tackling this issue? Does he agree that initiatives undertaken by councils such as Westminster—which uses not just wardens but volunteers, particularly round schools, to knock on people’s windows, telling them to turn their engines off, and informing them about the...

Social Metrics Commission - Question (29 Jan 2019)

Baroness Couttie: My Lords, I would be very grateful if the Minister could tell us what action the Government are taking to help working households which are struggling with the cost of living increases and to stop them falling into poverty.


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