Results 1–20 of 66 for speaker:Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie

Allowances - Motion (27 Mar 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I too declare an interest as I come to this House every week from Scotland. It astounded me from the moment I was introduced that there was no such scheme to compensate for overnight accommodation, so I too welcome the report. I have one question. I do not understand why Members of this House who travel from the various parts of the UK should be subject to different rules from those...

Schools: Special Needs Pupils - Question (19 Mar 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I declare my interest as chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland. Does the Minister share my concern that, despite the significant increase in children with special needs, almost a third are people with an EHCP identifying autistic spectrum disorder as their primary need? A diagnosis in itself is not the be-all and end-all, particularly for umbrella terms such as autism or...

Schools: Special Needs Pupils - Question (19 Mar 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I declare my interest as chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland. Does the Minister share my concern that, despite the significant increase in children with special needs, almost a third are people with an EHCP identifying autistic spectrum disorder as their primary need? A diagnosis in itself is not the be-all and end-all, particularly for umbrella terms such as autism or...

Covid-19: Lockdown Costs and Benefits - Question (13 Mar 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, unfortunately I will not be in the House tomorrow because I will be giving evidence to the Scottish Covid inquiry on the experience of people with cerebral palsy during the pandemic. Does the Minister agree—this is one of the things that has struck me, as I will be saying tomorrow—that when judgments were made about what services were essential and should not be locked down,...

Media Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (28 Feb 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Bull. I think that we can all agree that the Media Bill is warmly welcomed and that the sooner we can get it on to the statute books, the better. My remarks, surprisingly, are offered from a Scottish perspective, and I declare an interest as a board member of Creative Scotland. I hope that the Minister will ensure that this...

NHS: Neurology Care - Question (26 Feb 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Scottish Government’s advisory committee on neurological conditions and as chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland. People with neurological conditions are faced with navigating a very complicated maze of services straddling primary care, secondary care and social care. Some conditions have well-defined pathways; many other conditions, such...

Right to Roam - Question (21 Feb 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, like me, my noble friend will know that there is a right to roam in Scotland, so he will also be aware that, with the right to roam, comes responsibilities. Can he give the House an assurance that, if the Government are minded to look at any right to roam, the aspect of responsibilities—such as keeping dogs on leads, particularly in farming areas, and the setting of fires—will...

Intergovernmental Relations Within the United Kingdom - Motion to Take Note (18 Jan 2024)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I thank the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, for securing this debate and for his excellent introduction to the issues. Commuting as I do from Glasgow, I clearly have a Scottish focus on the issue of intergovernmental relations. I think that I will be in the minority today; the Welsh contributions will be more numerous. I note, once again, my disappointment at the lack of representation...

Schools: Special Educational Needs - Question (15 Nov 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I declare an interest as laid out in the register as chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland. The Government’s SEND plan made not one mention of physical disability or cerebral palsy, despite referring to learning disability and autism. Without identification, how will the Minister make sure that schools support the needs of children with cerebral palsy, the most common cause...

King’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (14 Nov 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: It is 65 years since the first Baroness and the first life Peer, Baroness Elliot of Harwood, made her maiden speech in this House—also on the fourth day of the debate on the gracious Speech. It is therefore a very auspicious day and my pleasure to congratulate the newest noble Baroness, Lady Owen, on her excellent maiden speech. Like those pioneering Baronesses 65 years ago, as my noble...

Royal Albert Hall Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Oct 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I approach this Bill from two angles: the first is from my experience of charity law, as I am the chief executive of a charity and was on the board of OSCR, which is the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator; and the second is my experience in, and love of, the arts. When I worked at English National Ballet, we staged wonderful in-the-round performances at the Royal Albert Hall....

Adult Social Care (Adult Social Care Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Oct 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I was privileged to sit on the Adult Social Care Committee, which was so ably and sensitively chaired by the noble Baroness, Lady Andrews. I thank her for her comprehensive introduction to the debate. I found it incredibly hard to think of what to say; it has all been said many times. We know what needs to be done. I pay tribute to my noble friend the Minister for his work and...

National Health Service: Major Conditions Strategy - Question (18 Sep 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on concentrating on the importance of person-centred care, particularly for people with long-term conditions. I declare an interest as chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland. Cerebral palsy is a good example of this, because we actually have very good NICE guidelines for the treatment of adults with CP but there seems to be nothing we can do to ensure...

Armed Forces: Remuneration, Housing and Family Support - Question (18 Sep 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, does the Minister agree that, when we are looking at supporting the terms and conditions of our armed services, we must not forget those services that support them? I am thinking in particular of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, which provides world-class maritime support to our Royal Navy. Since 2009, its terms and conditions and settlement have been lower than those of any other member...

Armed Forces - Motion to Take Note ( 7 Sep 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I add my thanks and congratulations to my noble friend Lord Soames for securing this debate and for his very moving introduction. I rise as a recent graduate of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, where I have just spent a year with the Navy. It is perhaps a better perk of this House than the free copy of the New Statesman. I joined the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, and...

Online Safety Bill - Report (5th Day): Amendment 281BA (19 Jul 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I rise briefly to support my noble friend Lady Harding and to associate myself with everything she has just said. It strikes me that if we do not acknowledge that there is harm from functionality, not just content, we are not looking to the future, because functionality protects vulnerable people before the harm has happened; content relies on us having to take it down afterwards. I...

Online Safety Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 187 (17 Jul 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. My premise is that the reason Ofcom reports in a nation-specific way in broadcasting and in communications is because there is a high-level reference in both the Communications Act 2003 and the BBC charter that requires it to do so, because it feeds down into national quotas and so on. There is currently nothing of that equivalence in the Online...

Online Safety Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 187 (17 Jul 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, Amendments 270 and 272 are in my name; I thank the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson of Balmacara, for adding his name to them. They are the least controversial amendments in this group, I think. They are really simple. Amendment 270 would require Ofcom’s research about online interests and users’ experiences of regulated services under Clause 143 to be broken down by nation, while...

Health: Cardiac Arrest - Question (17 Jul 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, defibrillators are extremely important in helping people who have out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, but research shows that there is significant variation in the treatment that patients receive, depending on where they are from, after a cardiac arrest. What can the Government do to ensure that evidence-based guidance for treatment is embedded in practice consistently across the NHS?

Miscarriages of Justice - Question (14 Jun 2023)

Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie: My Lords, I appreciate that the Minister cannot comment on individual cases, and I need to declare my interest as chief executive of Cerebral Palsy Scotland, but I am very concerned by the case of Auriol Grey, a woman from Peterborough with cerebral palsy and potentially other disabilities, who has received a custodial sentence and been refused leave to appeal. Notwithstanding any of that,...


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