Results 121–140 of 362 for speaker:Lord Shinkwin

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (12 May 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I welcome this Queen’s Speech. Some noble Lords may lampoon levelling up; I do not. Some in the Westminster bubble may deride the Prime Minister for his vision, but the people of the West Midlands do not, as Andy Street’s fantastic victory demonstrates. One way in which, to his huge credit, the Prime Minister is personally leading the charge is in his national disability...

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: British National (Overseas) (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government 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 since it was introduced in January.

Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I will keep my remarks very brief. I thank noble Lords who spoke in support of genuine equality. I am sure that that will be appreciated by disabled people and their families, whose voices are so often drowned out on this issue. They know, as I do, that the idea that these regulations are not discriminatory is absurd. I beg to test the opinion of the House. Ayes 70, Noes 409.

Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I shall speak to the amendment in my name and give notice that I intend to test the opinion of the House. I am a severely disabled parliamentarian who believes that I have as much right to exist as anyone else. The regulations may not apply to me directly, but they still threaten me because they challenge that right by devaluing my existence. The narrative of the regulations is that...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) whether their National Strategy for Disabled People will be published after the Cabinet Office’s systematic review of the lived experience of disabled people (CCZZ21A07) is completed, and (2) how it will take into account the findings of that review.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government why they commenced the National Strategy for Disabled People survey before the Cabinet Office's systematic review of the lived experience of disabled people (CCZZ21A07) was completed.

E-Scooters - Question (22 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, barely a day passes when I am not passed, in my wheelchair, on my way to the House, by someone riding an e-scooter on the pavement. Given the danger that e-scooters pose to disabled people, particularly those with visual impairments, and given the tools at the disposal of the authorities, which my noble friend the Minister has just mentioned, what reassurance can she offer disabled...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Research (12 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of literature reviews commissioned by the Cabinet Office.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability ( 8 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the panel overseeing the tendering process for the Cabinet Office’s systematic review of the lived experience of disabled people (CCZZ21A07) (1) includes, or (2) is chaired, by a disabled person.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability ( 8 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government which disabled peoples' organisations were involved in (1) developing the criteria for the tendering process of the Cabinet Office’s systematic review of the lived experience of disabled people (CCZZ21A07), and (2) appointing the body responsible for the review.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability ( 8 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the criteria for the tendering process of the Cabinet Office’s systematic review of the lived experience of disabled people (CCZZ21A07).

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability ( 8 Apr 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Cabinet Office’s systematic review of the lived experience of disabled people (CCZZ12A07) will be made publicly available.

Trade Bill - Commons Reason: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (23 Mar 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord Lansley. I, too, pay tribute to my noble friend Lord Alton for the way he has brought noble Lords together in support of the Muslim Uighur people and the crucial principle of our common humanity. I have only two points to make. First, I am saddened by the Government’s position, because the genocide of the Muslim Uighur people cannot...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 92 (17 Mar 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Andrews. I shall focus my remarks on the first half of paragraph (c) in the amendment, which deals with “the services available to support people with speech, language and communication needs who are experiencing domestic abuse and their children”. I am sure that all noble Lords welcomed the Government’s assurance in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Vacancies (17 Mar 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government which sectors and roles were identified in the most recent Employers’ Skills Survey as being hard to fill; what assessment they have made of the extent to which those gaps could be filled by those coming to the UK from Hong Kong under (1) the British National (Overseas) visa, and (2) any other schemes; and what plans they have (a) to identify, and (b) to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Migrant Workers (15 Mar 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which NHS shortages of (1) nurses, (2) medical practitioners, and (3) other staff, could be filled by those coming to the UK from Hong Kong under (a) the British National (Overseas) visa, and (b) any other schemes; and what plans they have (i) to identify, and (ii) to recruit, suitably qualified people from Hong...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability: Surveys (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government on which dates the draft National Strategy for Disabled People was given (1) to the relevant Cabinet Office Minister, (2) to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, and (3) to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability: Surveys (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish (1) the procedure, and (2) the timeline, for the sign-off of the draft National Strategy for Disabled People by (a) relevant lead officials in (i) the Cabinet Office, and (ii) the Department for Work and Pensions, (b) the relevant Cabinet Office Minister, (c) the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, (d) the Secretary of...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability: Surveys (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish (1) the procedure, and (2) the timeline, for the sign-off of the draft National Strategy for Disabled People by (a) relevant lead officials in (i) the Cabinet Office, and (ii) the Department for Work and Pensions, (b) the relevant Cabinet Office Minister, (c) the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, (d) the Secretary of...


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