Results 41–60 of 200 for "child welfare" in the 'Commons debates'

Orders of the Day — Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill (24 Oct 2001)

Mrs Virginia Bottomley: ...unit and as the chairman of a juvenile court, I very much share the view that many children with fragmented families have no male role model. I therefore feel very strongly that there is a real child welfare and development issue at primary schools where there are no male teachers. Yet we are not proposing to have all-male shortlists for primary schools. My worry is what the public will...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill — 1st Allotted Day: [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] — Clause 1 — Incorporation of provisions of the Treaty of Nice (11 Jul 2001)

Mark Hendrick: I respectfully ask the hon. Gentleman how he can possibly argue for QMV on, for example, child welfare, about which we heard powerful arguments, yet allow member states in modern western civilised democracies, which believe in humanity, to let employers and organisations discriminate on the grounds of race without legal redress in the EU?

Internet (Criminal Offences) (30 Mar 2001)

Mr Paul Boateng: ...and its impact on society today, for good or ill, is one that the Government are addressing. Only on Wednesday, the Home Secretary called together key representatives of the internet industry, child welfare organisations and the police to tackle child abuse and paedophilia, fuelled by a combination of new technologies—digital photography, streaming video, audio data and the internet. We...

Adoption Bill (30 Mar 2001)

Barry Gardiner: ...for Canterbury (Mr. Brazier), who is not in his place at the moment, but has been attending closely to the debate most of the morning, those hon. Members all have a long-standing commitment to child welfare in this country. I know that that is an interest that the hon. Gentleman, like the hon. Member for Meriden, has pursued on many occasions.

Business of the House (18 Jan 2001)

Margaret Beckett: .... I hope that the hon. Gentleman's question does not represent the start of a pretence by the Conservative party that, in some way, there is a party political difference on adoption—or, indeed, on child welfare. There is none and, frankly, it would be shabby and damaging to adoption if the Conservative party intended to continue with that tactic.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill: Establishment of the Service (14 Nov 2000)

Mr Nick Hawkins: absolutely right. She pointed out: Children and family court advisory and support service" is a great mouthful. It is no more descriptive of what is involved than the much simpler "family court child welfare service"— the alternative which we proposed in another place— which is well understood and respected. At least the letters FCCWS cannot be shortened into anything other. There...

Order of the Day: Children (Leaving Care) Bill [Lords] (21 Jun 2000)

Sir David Amess: .... The issue of the advisers was raised in the other place, and it is important that they are given proper training. Their job will be an enormous responsibility and they should be tutored in child welfare, so that they are not just a cheap version of what is on offer at the moment. I hope that the advisers, with all the responsibility they will face, will receive first-class training. My...

Children's Ombudsman (15 Feb 2000)

Mr Tom Cox: ...of Directors of Social Services, Gingerbread, Family Welfare Association, the Association of Lawyers for Children, the Local Government Association, the National Association for Maternal and Child Welfare, the National Children's Centre, Save the Children, the Council for Disabled Children, the National Children's Bureau, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the...

Orders of the Day — Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Bill (23 Apr 1999)

John Hutton: ...a high-quality debate and we have heard some impressive and well-informed contributions from both sides of the House. I draw significant comfort from the fact that, when the House debates issues of child welfare—am grateful to the hon. Member for Winchester (Mr. Oaten) for giving us the opportunity to do so today—we see strong cross-party support for the welfare of children. I hope...

Adjournment (Christmas) (16 Dec 1998)

Mr Tom Cox: I want in this debate to talk about child welfare and protection, issues that, in view of recent court cases, should be raised in the House before the Christmas recess. The subject involves us all. I am sure that hon. Members will have been appalled and sickened by the latest court case involving a young child, who was abused for a long time and who died from her injuries. She was killed by...

Community Health Care (Berkshire) (7 Dec 1998)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...the review proposals to reduce the number of health visitors. The national priorities guidance asks local authorities, the Department of Social Security and health authorities to work together for child welfare; the Home Secretary's document on supporting families, to which my hon. Friend the Member for Reading, West (Mr. Salter) has referred, proposed a greatly enhanced role for health...

Voting Systems (5 Nov 1998)

Liam Fox: better argument. That says a great deal about the functioning of the Government. Anyone who believed that the Home Secretary was open to persuasion on this particular matter would believe that a child welfare scheme put forward by King Herod carried political credibility. There is always a moment in these debates when a word or phrase is uttered which shows the Government's real...

Opposition Day: Class Sizes (29 Jun 1998)

Helen Jones: I confess to being somewhat puzzled by the Opposition's choice of subject. For Conservative Members to initiate a debate on class sizes is like King Herod wanting to debate child welfare. If there were educational prizes for effrontery and sheer brass neck, they would certainly be at the front of the queue. To hear the hon. Member for Havant (Mr. Willetts) speak, one would think that...

Prayers: Children's Health (25 Mar 1998)

Mr David Hinchliffe: ...Committee in the previous Parliament. I welcome also the chance to discuss the contents of its reports. It has been my long-standing concern that Parliament rarely gives detailed consideration to child welfare and children's health. There are few debates on those subjects, so it is commendable that we have the chance this morning—I hope that we shall have more chances in due course—to...

Prayers: Employment of Children Bill (13 Feb 1998)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...and inspection functions, they will not happen. It is not that local authorities do not want to undertake those duties: they simply do not have the resources. Representatives of social services and child welfare departments from many local authorities tell me that they can barely cope with the statutory requirements for children at risk, never mind examining the plight of children who are...

Local Government Finance (5 Feb 1998)

Mr Harry Barnes: ..., not £135 as he stated. Derbyshire is the third meanest shire in terms of provision for local education authority administration. The £21 is agreed with schools and it goes into school transport, child welfare and aspects of special needs, for example. Since the hon. Gentleman came here after that by-election, he has sought to do down Derbyshire county council at every opportunity and...

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill: Short Title, Commencement and Extent (10 Dec 1997)

Alan Simpson: ...of parenting. This is the issue which has fallen off the agenda in this debate. Where does parenting fit in? Where do the rights of children fit into the sense of a civilised society, in which child welfare is part of the process of nurturing and valuing the generations yet to follow us into adulthood? I am told that we live in an age in which politics is also the personal, and I want to...

Orders of the Day — Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Bill [Lords] [Money]: Sexual Offences to Which Section 7 Applies (25 Feb 1997)

David Maclean: ...and improved it as a measure for the protection of children. I am also grateful for the input to the debate provided by others with an interest. The police and other agencies involved with child welfare have provided invaluable insights into the practical aspects of how the registration requirement will work. Those have enabled us to develop and improve on our original proposals to ensure...

Orders of the Day — Sex Offenders Bill (27 Jan 1997)

Ann Clwyd: ...into contact with young people. Do the Government intend to give direction—not just guidelines—to chief constables on the policing of known sex offenders, and the disclosure of information to child welfare protection agencies, housing agencies, prospective employers and the general public? Without such direction, it is arguable whether police forces will be any more effective than...

Prayers: Children (Parental Contact) (16 Oct 1996)

Mike Gapes: ...section 8 of the Children Act. The conclusions should ring alarm bells for so many professionals, people in the legal profession and politicians. The report concluded: Contact takes precedence over child welfare. The value of contact to the child was rarely questioned in the light of the father's abuse. Professionals involved in contact cases rarely challenged a man's use of violence....

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