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Health Service Safety Investigations Bill [HL] - Second Reading (29 Oct 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...situation they find themselves in. For example, we know that there are currently 40,000 nursing vacancies, and half of nurses in a recent RCN poll reported that their last shift was understaffed. Brexit has and will make things worse. The investigations should also consider local and national policy and report on how they impacted the incident, and should be able to make recommendations...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (22 Oct 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...and loose with the prospects for our health service by their relentless pursuit of the hardest of hard exits from the European Union, within which our economy has thrived for more than 40 years. Brexit has already cost our economy £70 billion. It has also hit NHS staffing hard, with many well-trained and well-motivated staff either going home or not coming here at all. Why are so many A&E...

Space Science and Technology - Question for Short Debate (15 Jul 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...it is in Scotland, a part of the UK where the people and the Government do not want to leave the European Union and where the SNP Government have threatened to attempt to break up the union if we Brexit. What happens to the Sutherland site then? I understand that there is another site in Cornwall where there are plans for a launch site, but the investment in Sutherland is already great....

Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (4 Jun 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...exchange rate from the 2008 level at which it is currently set? Although these charges, as we know, are rarely levied by local authorities, any change in the exchange rate, which could happen after Brexit, could have a big impact on the ability to pay of those against whom the charge is levied. We saw a big difference in the rate of the pound against the euro after the 2016 referendum, and...

Food and Feed Imports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...for her introduction. The general comments that I made about the first pair of SIs will apply to this second group, which concerns the relationship of the FSA and the FSS with the EFSA after Brexit. I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, on his point about the very short time that it is estimated businesses will require to familiarise themselves with and disseminate these regulations. I...

Brexit: Import of Radioisotopes - Private Notice Question (7 Mar 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...House that needs reassurance but doctors and consultants, who are feeling the need to reduce their treatment lists next month because they simply do not trust the Prime Minister to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The reason for that is because she adamantly refuses to take it off the table, despite the fact that, as a negotiating tool, it is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. The other...

Brexit: Counterfeit Medicines - Question (7 Feb 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...her to Oral Questions. Under the falsified medicines directive, UK patients can have the confidence that their medicine is a genuine product and has not been tampered with, but if we have a hard Brexit we will have only seven weeks either to recreate the barcode system at great cost, which is impossible in the time, or agree a fee to remain part of the system. Has the UK had any...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (9 Jan 2019)

Baroness Walmsley: ...and jobs, the poor who need affordable homes, the workers who need efficient transport to work and decent pay, and all of us who rely on the NHS. All this is threatened by every possible form of Brexit. It has become clear over the past two and a half years, to all who are not too blind to see it, that the deal we have as members, and could keep if we wish, is the best we could get with...

Brexit: Healthy and Nutritious Food - Question (20 Dec 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: My Lords, given that 80% of vets in abattoirs are from the EU and that they are vital for the safety of our meat, will the Government look at the visa system prior to Brexit? I am told by scientists that the current visa system is long-winded, impenetrable and not fit for purpose. If the system cannot be understood by highly intelligent scientists, and if it takes many hours of their valuable...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Warehouses (18 Jul 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of NHS warehousing requirements if frictionless trade with the EU is not maintained following Brexit.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Warehouses (18 Jul 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of warehousing requirements for NHS suppliers if frictionless trade with the EU is not maintained following Brexit.

NHS: Overseas Doctors - Question (12 Jun 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: ...Napley believes that the cost of employing much-needed staff from other parts of the world will be £14,174 a year more than employing EU staff. So, as EU staff leave the NHS in the face of Brexit, how will the Government’s proposals help NHS budgets, even if it can get visas for the staff it desperately needs?

Animal Products: Labelling and Packaging - Question (14 May 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: ...and agree the remit and frequency of their inspection is rather like letting them mark their own homework? How will that encourage the rest of the EU to continue to import British food after Brexit?

Brexit: Health and Welfare - Motion to Take Note (29 Mar 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: ...emerging and vector-borne diseases; HIV; influenza; TB; and vaccine-preventable diseases. All in all, the ECDC monitors 52 communicable diseases. If we no longer have access to these services after Brexit, we will suffer when, for example, there is a flu epidemic or pandemic and vaccines or other specific treatment need to be rationed across the EU. This is almost inevitable, as it is not...

Nuclear Weapons - Question for Short Debate (20 Feb 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: ...-level conference, even as an observer. Even if the other nuclear states refuse to take part, the presence of the UK would prove what the Government have recently been claiming—that even after Brexit, the UK will remain an outward-facing country, engaged with the rest of the world and taking a leading role in efforts for peace. I challenge the Government to prove their claim by attending...

Brexit: Negotiations - Question (30 Jan 2018)

Baroness Walmsley: My Lords, is it not common knowledge that the Prime Minister has shifted the focus of negotiations to a competent official in the Cabinet Office, because she has lost confidence in a Brexit Secretary who complacently thinks the whole the matter is simple? His incompetence was proved by the shambles in the first stage of negotiations, which was only ended by a fudge on the Irish border. Will...

NHS: EEA Doctors - Question (12 Dec 2017)

Baroness Walmsley: ...whose qualifications fall short of what is required by the NHS? They would dearly love to be able to upgrade their qualifications and help us to fill the gap that is going to be left by the Tory Brexit, but there is no organisation that will advise and support them to improve their qualifications. What will the Minister do about that?

NHS: Staff - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2017)

Baroness Walmsley: ...needed more than £4 billion extra and a care system that needed £2.6 billion? We got £1.6 billion for the NHS and nothing at all for social care. But of course, we got £3 billion put aside for Brexit. How many doctors and nurses could we get for that? It is clear that the overwork, stress and effective pay cuts suffered by our doctors, nurses and other health professionals will...

Air and Water Pollution: Impact - Motion to Take Note (26 Oct 2017)

Baroness Walmsley: ...limits, which we have still not achieved everywhere. I disagree with the noble Earl, Lord Caithness: it is not the standards that are wrong, it is the people who try to avoid them, such as VW. So, Brexit or no Brexit, will the Government introduce a new Clean Air Act so that we have new systems in place to achieve the standards to which we have signed up?

National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret (6 Sep 2017)

Baroness Walmsley: ...projected to rise to almost 5 million by 2020, and clearing this backlog will require not only funding but appropriately trained staff. With staff who are EU citizens leaving in droves because of Brexit uncertainty, and UK staff leaving because of overwork and stress, NHS Providers is finding it impossible to deliver waiting time targets. At the same time there is spare capacity in the...


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