Results 161–180 of 369 for speaker:Lord Williamson of Horton

Mental Health Bill [HL] (26 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for his reply. I am sure that his motivation is very similar to our own. We are trying to improve care and provide appropriate care for children and young people. I noted that the Minister pressed two points. He said that putting the amendment in the Bill is no guarantee that it will happen. We all know that one cannot just put something into a Bill and...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (26 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that clarification. I do not want him on the Back Benches; I want him on the Front Bench, as there is plenty more business to come on which he can give us a helpful hand. In the mean time, I consider that this amendment ought to be in the Bill. I beg leave to test the opinion of the House.

Mental Health Bill [HL] (26 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: moved Amendment No. 25: After Clause 21, insert the following new Clause— "Children and young people After section 142 of the 1983 Act insert— "142A Admission to age appropriate setting In the case of an application for admission for assessment and treatment for a mental disorder, whether voluntary or not, in the case of any child or young person under the age of 18 years, a clinician...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (26 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, as this is the first amendment I have moved at this stage of the Bill, I should like to say that I appreciate the efforts the Minister has made to respond to the many points which rained down during Committee. I think we can say that there are at least some rays of sunshine—I hope we will see them on this amendment and on others. The Minister knows, however, that I and other noble...

Tributes: Earl Jellicoe (26 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, we on the Cross Benches join in the warm tributes to Earl Jellicoe and send our sympathies to his family. Although he may be remembered in this House mainly for his political career and as a very successful Leader of the House, he was indeed a man for all seasons and a man of remarkably diverse talents. It would be difficult to think of an Englishman of this generation who achieved...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (19 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, I intervene very briefly, as I always do, to support the amendment tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Murphy, Amendment No. 15. Before I do that, I thank the Minister for the amendments that she has put forward, which are welcome in an area that is extremely sensitive. I really intervene because many of us speak from personal experience, and I know from mine of patients with mental...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (19 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, I seek clarification on one point. Those of us who come new to this material find a provision in Amendment No. 75, which refers to the possible, "withdrawal or withholding of ordinary nursing care or personal care whether or not P [the patient] has been deprived of his liberty". Obviously such a provision attracts attention because no one wants to get into a situation where there...

House of Lords: Reform ( 7 Feb 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, I intervene at this stage because I participated in some of the earlier discussions, and the Statement and White Paper are of manifest importance to the Cross-Bench Peers. There are four elements underlying all future discussions—and I think that there will be a lot of them. They are: first, the conclusion, referred to by other noble Lords, that the working methods of the House...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: I thank the Minister for that reply. We are always very grateful to hear that the Minister will give consideration between now and the later stages of a Bill. There will probably be quite a lot of time for that. We look forward to it; the longer it takes, the more likely we are to get what we want, I hope. I was very glad to hear that; the issue is sufficiently important to be thoroughly...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: moved Amendment No. 38: After Clause 24 , insert the following new Clause— "Independent mental health advocacy After section 125 of the 1983 Act insert— "125A Independent mental health advocacy (1) The appropriate authority must arrange, to such extent as it considers necessary to meet all reasonable requirements, for help from persons to be known as independent mental health advocates,...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: In moving Amendment No. 38, I will also speak to Amendment No. 39. I believe these amendments, which relate to independent mental health advocacy, were originally tabled by a Labour Peer, the noble Baroness, Lady Morgan of Drefelin. She was subsequently promoted to be a government Whip so had to withdraw her name. I considered that the question of advocacy was most important, and that it was...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: I am grateful to the Minister for his reply. Although the two amendments are different, he covered the points quite clearly. My amendment was headed "Duty to inform", which is the point that I was raising. I recognise that, as he said, some of the points listed in the amendment may not be appropriate for the approved mental health professional—the reference to local authorities, for...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: moved Amendment No. 32: After Clause 20, insert the following new Clause— "Duty to inform nearest relatives of rights (1) Section 13 of the 1983 Act (duty of approved social workers to make applications for admission or guardianship) is amended as follows. (2) After subsection (5) insert— "(5A) After making an application for admission or guardianship, the approved mental health...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (17 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: I assure the Minister that I do not move this amendment with a deep sense of frustration, which is a phrase that I have heard around the Committee today. Not at all! Monday was deep frustration day, but this is Wednesday. I recognise that if Amendment No. 40, which is grouped with Amendment No. 32, is agreed, the definition of "relative" and "nearest relative" would be amended, giving the...

Conventions: Joint Committee Report (16 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, I, too, welcome the opportunity to debate this important issue. The conventions which regulate in some part the relations between the two Houses of the UK Parliament, if they work well, are an element of stability and mutual confidence in our parliamentary system, which is clearly very good for the nation. The fact that the Joint Committee, under the chairmanship of the noble Lord,...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (15 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: These are important amendments in relation to children and young people and they are what I would describe as "make improvements now" amendments. They are directed not at what the Government have proposed but at improvements that we would like to see now, because this Bill is before us. They are important in particular for young persons of 16 to 17 years of age. As we all know, many mental...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (15 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: I support the amendment proposed by the noble Earl, Lord Howe. As he stated, 16 and 17 year-olds deemed competent can, currently, consent to admission to hospital and treatment. If they refuse, they can be admitted by parental authority under the Family Law Reform Act 1969, producing the rather anomalous situation to which the noble Earl referred. The key point for me is that, in those...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (15 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: I join the noble Earl, Lord Howe, and others in hoping that the Minister will be able to respond favourably to these amendments about electro-convulsive therapy. I think we all know that many patients see it as—and indeed it is—quite different from other types of treatment. It is not at all uncommon to find a mental health patient who considers that his future treatment has been...

Mental Health Bill [HL] (10 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: I support Amendment No. 7 and to shall speak to Amendment No. 55 tabled in my name and that of my noble friend Lady Meacher. These amendments are rightly grouped together as they have broadly the same aim. Indeed, the amendment moved by the noble Baroness, Lady Wilkins, is the Rolls-Royce of these amendments and mine is the Mini, but we are both driving steadily in the same direction. The...

Tributes: Lord Cockfield (10 Jan 2007)

Lord Williamson of Horton: My Lords, I join others in expressing our regret at the death of Lord Cockfield. He was a major figure in public life, in the government of our country, and in the European Union for very many years during a long period of public service. I knew Lord Cockfield well over many years, and had experience of his relentless progress towards his objectives, occasionally falling under the tank tracks...


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