Results 101–120 of 362 for speaker:Lord Shinkwin

NHS: Hospital Visiting - Question (15 Sep 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I will always remember how my spirits rose the moment my mother appeared at the entrance to the children’s ward when, as a child, I was confined to bed with yet another fracture. Given that the isolation of lockdown has highlighted the importance of human contact to good mental health, I ask my noble friend how the Government are advising hospital trusts on taking the mental...

Commonwealth Fund Report: NHS Ranking - Question (14 Sep 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, of course we must protect the NHS and support social care but, given the proposed tax increase, can my noble friend the Minister explain to taxpayers on low incomes how they will know whether their money is well spent?

House of Lords Appointments Commission - Question for Short Debate ( 6 Sep 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I fear that putting the commission on a statutory basis would not conceal our Achilles heel: the fact that we are so unrepresentative as an institution, particularly on disability. The presumption of privilege that permeates how your Lordships’ House operates only, sadly, emboldens those who would deride us as a relic of a bygone age, ripe for abolition. We know that the...

Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (13 Jul 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley of Knighton. I will confine my remarks to the impact of the Select Committee’s proposals relating to participation by disabled Members of your Lordships’ House. For me, these proposals are best summed up by the assertion in paragraph 45 of the Select Committee’s report that: “The contribution disabled members make to...

E-scooters - Question (12 Jul 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, the Minister referred to the end of the trials, but, as we have already heard, for disabled people the unchallenged use of e-scooters on pavements is a nightmare that is happening now and needs to be addressed now. When will the Government take responsibility for ensuring that the law is enforced and pedestrians protected?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Road Traffic Offences ( 2 Jul 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) penalties, and (2) suspension of drivers' licences, have been given to e-scooter riders for misuse in (a) designated trial zones, and (b) all other areas.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Accidents and Injuries (30 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of (a) accidents, and (b) injuries, resulting from the use of e-scooters in (i) designated trial zones, and (ii) other areas.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Accidents and Injuries (30 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of pedestrian injuries as a result of e-scooter use in (a) designated trial zones, and (b) other areas.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Accidents and Injuries (30 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of e-scooters that have been (a) sold, and (b) rented, in the UK in (i) designated pilot areas, and (ii) other areas.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Accidents and Injuries (30 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of e-scooters that are in use in (a) designated pilot areas, and (b) other areas.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Accidents and Injuries (30 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have been had with (1) Local Authorities, (2) disability charities, and (3) Disabled People’s Organisations, to ensure (a) the effective monitoring of e-scooter pilots, (b) the enforcement of the law regarding e-scooter pilots, and (c) the effective protection of disabled and visually impaired pedestrians.

Covid-19: Children - Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady Morris of Yardley, for giving your Lordships’ House the opportunity to debate such a crucial issue. I agree with her that now is the time to optimise the life chances of children, especially disabled children, and to level up opportunity to ensure equality for their future. As the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leeds reminded us, we will...

Children with Genetic Conditions: Specialist Support - Question (15 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, the absence of a diagnosis or late diagnosis of 22q11 deletion syndrome means an inevitable impact on children’s educational support and outcomes during their school years. Can my noble friend the Minister shed some light on work that she may be doing with the Department of Health on the Government’s plans to increase the number of conditions included in newborn screening for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: National Security and Terrorism ( 8 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what policy priority they place on (1) defence of the Realm, (2) defending UK citizens from terrorist rocket attacks, and (3) neutralising the threat of terrorist rocket attacks on UK citizens.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: UN World Conference against Racism ( 7 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make a statement regarding the Durban IV event commemorating the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: UN World Conference against Racism ( 7 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports about the possibility of (1) antisemitism, and (2) anti-Israel sentiment, at events marking the anniversary of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: British National (Overseas) ( 2 Jun 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 April (HL15262), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many British National (Overseas) passports were issued in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people have used the new British National (Overseas) visa scheme to come to the UK...

Written Answers — Treasury: China: Private Military and Security Companies (27 May 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Executive Order 13959 from the President of the United States on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies; and whether they plan to enact a similar policy.

E-scooters - Question (26 May 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: Will my noble friend undertake to ensure that disability organisations, particularly the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, are consulted by the police about enforcement of the law concerning e-scooters?

House of Lords: Remote Participation and Hybrid Sittings - Motion to Take Note (20 May 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I welcome this important opportunity to reflect on the lessons of the extraordinary experience of the last 14 months. I sympathise with the sentiment of the Motion in the name of my noble friend Lord Cormack. Like other noble Lords, though, I do wonder whether the House’s normal working practices, in the broadest sense, enable it to be as effective as it could be. Do they protect...


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