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Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Police Scotland (Mental Health Calls) (23 May 2024)

Pauline McNeill: ...that the cabinet secretary knows full well the implications of mental ill health, especially for the job of police officers, but can she tell me whether the Scottish Government is looking into a national triage service, for instance, to which the police could take or direct people who are in distress?

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Early Learning and Childcare Funding (23 May 2024)

Natalie Don: The local government finance settlement provides local authorities with funding covering different service areas. The settlement for 2024-25 includes around £1 billion of funding for the delivery of ELC. Local authorities are responsible for designing their own ELC delivery models, and national guidance is clear that councils must set hourly rates that reflect the costs of delivery for...

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: General Practice Out-of-Hours Service (Inverclyde) (23 May 2024)

Jamie Greene: To ask the Scottish Government whether it can intervene, in light of concerns following NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s decision to permanently reduce Inverclyde’s GP out-of-hours service, reportedly leaving Inverclyde Royal hospital as the only GP out-of-hours site in the national health service board area not to operate a full seven days a week and overnight service. (S6O-03483)

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: Pre-eclampsia Testing (23 May 2024)

Tess White: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that no national health service board has implemented placental growth factor-based testing for pre-eclampsia, in light of it having been recommended in March 2023 by the Scottish Health Technologies Group. (S6F-03166)

Public Accounts Commission: Artificial Intelligence: Government (23 May 2024)

Richard Bacon: The National Audit Office does have adequate resources to scrutinise the cost of artificial intelligence and, indeed, produced a report in March that found that AI presents Government with significant opportunities to transform public services and that the Government have identified that artificial intelligence could deliver substantial productivity gains, potentially worth billions.

Disabled People on Benefits: EHRC Investigation (23 May 2024)

Mims Davies: ...rolled out in South Yorkshire, Plymouth and all our DWP innovation hubs to successfully drive a programme of understanding into our core business areas, including the child maintenance area and service areas. From a meeting with my DWP colleagues, I know what a big difference it makes. We engage right across the UK with a multi-agency approach. The hon. Lady will be pleased to know that I...

Funding for Local Councils (22 May 2024)

Helen Morgan: .... Most people’s experience of government is local, as we know. They drive on the roads every day, so they experience the potholes and the conditions of the roads. They use the waste disposal services, whether that is having their bins collected or taking them to a recycling centre. They might use a swimming pool. They might have a friend, relative or loved one in need of social care, or...

Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 89 (22 May 2024)

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay: ...foreign state controlled body—for example, a body partially owned by a foreign state—were to seek to acquire a major UK broadcaster. Finally, the Government also have tough powers, through the National Security and Investment Act, to tackle foreign interference and to scrutinise and, if necessary, intervene in acquisitions on national security grounds in the case of a transaction...

Holocaust Memorial Bill: Clause 1 - Expenditure relating to a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre (22 May 2024)

Michael Ellis: ...in this place and representing his constituency, may I say that he does it proud? He does his constituency proud, and he has done his constituency proud. The House and his party are proud, and his service to this House and his eloquence are known to all. I congratulate him on that. I will begin by addressing some of the points that have been made during the course of this debate, and...

Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 77 (22 May 2024)

Viscount Colville of Culross: ...of other methods of listening to radio. I also support Amendment 77, in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, about the benefits of being able to listen to relevant internet radio services on in-car radio, which is not voice-activated and not covered by Clause 48. Myriad different devices that might carry these stations in the future are also not covered. We need to be certain...

Media Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 71 (22 May 2024)

Lord Vaizey of Didcot: ...other countries. To all intents and purposes, we have a universal digital network, which not many countries have. We still have our FM network. We have a plethora of radio stations, from legitimate national stations to quasi-national stations—which are really a group of regional stations knitted together—through to local radio stations and community radio stations. One of the things...

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (22 May 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: .... Early diagnosis is key to ensuring that patients are offered the most appropriate treatments and are supported to make lifestyle changes to improve their outcomes. NHS England commissions a national diagnostic service for certain rare types of EDS that can be diagnosed using a genetic test. We do not yet have a genetic test for every type of EDS or HSD, but as the Minister for life...

4. Topical Questions: The Infected Blood Inquiry (22 May 2024)

Baroness Mair Eluned Morgan: ...about a general election—we need to make sure that that doesn't get in the way. But also I think it's probably really important to underline the fact that, in Wales now, in relation to the national health service, there is a legal duty of candour—a legal duty. So, this is something that we have to make sure is applied and taken seriously. I know that there's a lot of training going on...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (22 May 2024)

Dan Jarvis: I thank the Minister for his remarks. It is always good to see him in his place. At the outset, I want to put on record that we on the Opposition Benches believe national security—the defence of our homeland—is an issue that as much as possible should rise above the political fray and unite us in common cause. Given that this statutory instrument relates to Scotland, I think it is right...

Healthy Start — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (22 May 2024)

Preet Kaur Gill: ...authority anywhere in the country is hitting that target. However, when Ministers have been asked about take-up, they have routinely given boilerplate responses highlighting that the NHS Business Services Authority operates the scheme on the Government’s behalf, with no meaningful engagement on how the Government intend to improve that. I also ask the Minister what assessments she has...

Immigration and Asylum (22 May 2024)

Alison Thewliss: ...in Scotland has been emigration, not immigration. Immigration is an essential part of a thriving economy. Scotland is set to experience considerable population decline in the absence of net international migration, and that will have a significant impact on our economy, because the people who come to work here contribute. They pay the pensions of our older people, they look after people,...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (22 May 2024)

Laura Anne Jones: ...you will work further to understand that and hopefully come to a positive conclusion along with people across the border. I want to say that, as well as, of course, as you've mentioned, the Welsh National Opera being world-renowned far and wide across our globe, they also do an awful lot of work within our community and on the ground. And there are concerns that the Wellness with WNO...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport: Improving Public Transport in South Wales West (22 May 2024)

Ken Skates: Our national transport delivery plan sets out the projects and programmes that will improve public transport services in South Wales West. We are providing substantial and continued support through our transport grants, and also Transport for Wales are able to provide assistance wherever and whenever required.

The Economy (22 May 2024)

Tulip Siddiq: ...the OECD in the last 14 years, it would now be £140 billion larger—that is not just about lines on a graph; it would have meant an additional £50 billion in tax revenues to invest in our public services, and more money in working people’s pockets. I noted with interest that the Minister quoted selectively from the IMF’s report. In that report, which he cited so triumphantly, the...


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