Results 1–20 of 27 for speaker:Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day): Motion for an Humble Address (10 May 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I second my noble friend’s Motion for an humble Address. I am very aware of the immense honour that I have been given today, and while your Lordships have been enjoying Prorogation and what was hopefully a convivial lunch, I have felt the pressure of being the after-lunch entertainment. However, I am fortunate to follow my noble friend Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury who, with his...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Refugees (5 Apr 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to Ukrainian refugees who have a disability; and how they are assisting the organisations in neighbouring countries which are supporting them.

Health and Care Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 172 (16 Mar 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I did not contribute to the debate on this amendment in Committee, but I did sit and listen to the contributions from around the House. What struck me was that in his characteristically sympathetic response, the Minister had not quite understood the purpose of the amendment and the problems it would solve. He stated that the amendment would place the views of parents and guardians...

National Shipbuilding Strategy - Statement (15 Mar 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, our experience in Scotland suggests that Governments are not very good at building ships. There are currently more boats in the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet that entered service when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister than have been launched since the SNP assumed responsibility for Scotland’s ferries. Yesterday only 13 of CalMac’s 29 ferry routes were operating a normal service,...

Ukraine: Refugees - Question (8 Mar 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, the Minister has just told us about the vast majority of appointments being made at VACs in Poland. I know of a family who have been waiting in Warsaw for some time and the website has not changed; they cannot make an appointment. The helpline, which the website says will be manned 24/7, is not manned over the weekend. Yesterday, I asked a question and was told that a team of four...

Global Refugee Forum - Question (7 Mar 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, this weekend one of the problems seemed to be that there are very few appointments available in the visa application centres in Poland and other surrounding countries. The website through which refugees are trying to access these visa schemes could not cope with the capacity. Does the Minister know when capacity will be in place so that the people fleeing Ukraine to the...

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 80 (3 Mar 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, it is clear that there remain huge and serious concerns across the House and beyond regarding how the Bill addresses the chronic staff shortages in our health and care services. I say health and care services, because as we know, the staff shortages affecting the delivery of services are not just within the NHS but felt across the board, in health, care and public health services....

Health and Care Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 16 (1 Mar 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I too congratulate the Minister and his officials on listening to the House and the strong representations he received in Committee on this issue. I welcome the Government’s amendment. I add my tribute to the work of the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, as well as the many Members of this House and the campaigns of organisations such as Marie Curie in getting us to this point. It is...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued): Amendment 203 (26 Jan 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I rise partly because my noble friend Lord Forsyth referred to me earlier and partly because I wanted to clarify what is happening in the Scottish Parliament. There is not actually a Bill in front of the Scottish Parliament. The Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, carried out a consultation which was very wide-ranging and closed only at the very end of December. Liam McArthur has reported...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued): Amendment 164 (26 Jan 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, in this rather large group of amendments, I shall take us from catering to my Amendment 242 on professional regulation. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for adding her name. I draw your Lordships’ attention to my registered interests, in particular as chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland. I am involved with the employment of regulated allied health professionals....

Health and Care Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 54 (20 Jan 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I support Amendment 163 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, to which I was delighted to add my name. Perhaps I may remind the Minister of his very first session at the Dispatch Box. He confirmed to your Lordships that the Government had full confidence in the processes at NICE. In a follow-up letter to me he wrote: “The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 47 (18 Jan 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I support both these amendments, and I refer to my interests as laid out in the register as a trustee of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland and chair of the Scottish Government’s National Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions. There is evidence, as we have heard, that people provided with early palliative care and support in all settings, as is laid out by Amendment...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 17 (13 Jan 2022)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I am very keen to speak to these amendments. This is the first time I have been able to contribute to this Bill, and I apologise for not being here for Second Reading. I was actually talking to Members of the Scottish Parliament about NICE and SIGN guidelines on the day of Second Reading, so I am delighted to have an opportunity to contribute now. I will speak to Amendments 17, 205...

Scotland: Economic Recovery and Renewal - Motion to Take Note (9 Dec 2021)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have spoken in this debate, the first that I have led—I very much enjoyed it. I am grateful to so many who have given me a history lesson. I take the words of my noble friend Lord McColl that we should learn from and be inspired by our history but that we need to look to the future. I have learned a few things: I did not know that Glasgow was so good at...

Scotland: Economic Recovery and Renewal - Motion to Take Note (9 Dec 2021)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I am delighted to have the opportunity to introduce this debate on a topic close to my heart—even if it is not close to the hearts of those who are now walking out of the Chamber. To have the chance to talk about Scotland’s place within the United Kingdom is extremely important, and we do not do it enough. I refer to all my interests as laid out in the register but, most...

Channel 4: Consultation - Question (16 Nov 2021)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: I declare an interest as a board member of Creative Scotland. For producers in Scotland, Channel 4 is a key buyer. Regional independent production companies have said very clearly that they believe that the privatisation of Channel 4 will cause great harm to their businesses. What evidence does the Minister have that they are wrong and what reassurances can he give them for their future?

Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Oct 2021)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I feel incredibly honoured to be part of this debate. Apart from personal interests, I need to declare some professional interests: I chair the Scottish Government’s Advisory Committee for Neurological Conditions, I am a trustee of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland and I am chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland. In both Scotland and in this place, we are being asked to...

GPs: In-person Appointments - Question (19 Oct 2021)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, does the Minister agree that we are in danger of looking at this issue the wrong way around? Given that there is much ongoing research into clinician and patient experience of virtual appointments, that primary care consists of many more people than just GPs, and that complex diagnoses are usually given by specialist consultants, there are multiple reasons from both the clinical and...

Health and Social Care Levy Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (11 Oct 2021)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I refer to my interests as set out in the register. I have no illusions about the mountain that health and social care services have to climb as we emerge from the impact of Covid, and I have no illusions that the necessary steps will require significant funding. Like my noble friend Lord Bethell, I welcome the Bill in that at least it grasps the nettle of an issue that needs to be...


1 2 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.