Results 341–360 of 362 for speaker:Lord Shinkwin

NHS and Social Care: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins, for giving your Lordships’ House an opportunity to consider such an important issue. Like the noble Baroness, Lady Masham, I wonder whether noble Lords might consider looking at the issue from a slightly different perspective, that of a patient—in this case a little boy who spent much of his childhood up to the age of 10 in an NHS...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Gift Aid (12 Jul 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions (1) in the last tax year for which figures are available, and (2) for each of the tax years since the introduction of Gift Aid, HMRC reclaimed or recovered Gift Aid from an individual because they had mistakenly made a Gift Aid declaration to a charity or had not paid sufficient tax to cover the Gift Aid.

Poverty - Question (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, as someone who welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to social justice and improving life chances, and believes that he will leave a significant legacy to his successor, may I ask my noble friend what plans the Government have to help the most needy and vulnerable benefit recipients in future?

Personal Independence Payment - Question ( 6 Jun 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I welcome the fact that the Government recently facilitated a meeting between Atos, Capita and the Royal British Legion, where I was privileged to work as its head of public affairs. Will my noble friend join me in congratulating Charles Byrne on his appointment as the new director-general of the legion? Will she undertake to explore how more disabled people, such as injured...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I apologise to the House for missing a few of the opening words of my noble friend the Minister. I am excited about the commitment in the gracious Speech to tackling the barriers to opportunity and to laying the, “foundations for educational excellence in all schools, giving every child the best start in life”. Communicating the message that it is possible to be young, gifted...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I also congratulate my noble friend Lord Farmer on securing this important debate. I thank him very much for the opportunity it gives me to put on record how heartened I was by the Prime Minister’s speech on life chances, to which other noble Lords have already referred. I particularly welcome the Prime Minister’s declaration that we need to think big, opening ourselves up to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome ( 4 Apr 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the UK National Screening Council’s review of cell-free DNA testing has had, and will have, on the community of people with Down’s syndrome; and in particular, the impact of "cost per trisomy detected" being listed as an important factor to consider in their economic analysis.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) recent discussions they have had, and (2) consultation they have conducted, with (a) people with Down’s Syndrome, (b) families of people with Down’s Syndrome, and (c) Down’s Syndrome advocacy groups, about the National Screening Council’s recommendation that the NHS should offer a non-invasive prenatal testing technique, which could result in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the RAPID study into cell-free DNA, non-invasive prenatal testing techniques, which projects that a further 102 babies with Down’s Syndrome will be detected every year if the screening is implemented; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such screening on the percentage of babies with a Down's...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the increase, if any, in abortions for disability of implementing new non-invasive prenatal testing techniques.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cell-free DNA, non-invasive prenatal testing techniques on (1) the medical profession’s, and (2) society's, attitudes towards people with Down’s Syndrome.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of non-invasive prenatal testing techniques for Down’s Syndrome on the Down’s Syndrome community in the light of the percentage of abortions that take place on the grounds of a Down’s Syndrome diagnosis.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Screening (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the National Screening Council’s recommendation that the NHS should offer non-invasive prenatal testing techniques in the light of (1) the UK’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and (2) the Equalities Act 2010 protection of disabled people from unjustified discrimination on...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Screening (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the UK complies with its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities if cell-free DNA, non-invasive prenatal testing techniques are made available to pregnant women on the NHS.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Screening (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to fulfil their obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and in particular Article 23, subsection 3.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Screening (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible effects of normalising cell-free DNA, non-invasive prenatal testing techniques, in particular with regard to enabling sex-selective abortions.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Screening (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the issues highlighted in the Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability of 2013, and in particular the finding that many parents are steered towards abortion and feel that they do not receive adequate information about other options, are not exacerbated by the introduction of cell-free DNA,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been invested in the last year in (1) Down’s Syndrome research, (2) Down’s Syndrome screening, and (3) support for people with Down’s Syndrome.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Down's Syndrome (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support individuals with Down’s Syndrome and their families.


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