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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...40% to 60% of all violent crime. Overall, the economic cost of alcohol-related harm was £20.5 billion last year. Our hospital emergency departments are overflowing, and half are in crisis, yet our Brexit obsession has resulted in around one-third of our European doctors leaving or planning to leave, further exacerbating the workforce crisis. Yes, Brexit is breaking the NHS. More money and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...for this kind of movement happening. The BMA has just published a document—I declare my interest as a past president—entitled A Health Service on the Brink: The Dangers of a “No Deal” Brexit. It is littered with questions that should have been answered during the years since the referendum. We have nearly 22,000 European graduate doctors in the UK, a third of whom have said they...

Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 Jun 2019)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...suffering. The Lancet Commission has underlined the importance of developing appropriate metrics against which we can measure what we are doing. Research is absolutely fundamental, and with all the Brexit negotiations I am concerned that funding may become more difficult. Again, I was advised that, to give this Bill a chance of moving forwards, I should take some of the details off the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading (16 May 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...health and welfare organisations and it sends a very strong signal that this Government are committed to the health and well-being and individuals, of communities and of the country during the Brexit negotiations and after we leave the EU. It signals that future Governments must retain this as a highest priority. Therefore, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 2 withdrawn....

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading (16 May 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...we return to it at Third Reading. We are grateful to the Minister for agreeing to that so that we can return to the protection of the public’s health being part of retained EU law, as it affects Brexit negotiations and us after we leave the EU. My noble friend Lord Warner led on this principle and, in the light of the Minister’s reassurance, withdrew his amendment at the time. The...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (26 Apr 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...the issue of the workforce across several sectors and touch on opportunities for integration. As the noble Lord, Lord Willis, said, we depend on our workforce. A series of pressures, including Brexit, have compounded the strain felt everywhere. For doctors, particularly those in training, the events following the tragic death of six year-old Jack Adcock have shaken medicine to the core,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (10th Day) (26 Mar 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...and trying to reach agreement between the Governments concerned. I refer the Government to a Welsh government document which I do not think has been referred to previously in our debates, Brexit and Devolution. It was produced some time ago but it has a section on what happens, “if agreement cannot be reached at all through normal procedures”, and lays out the need to recognise, “a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (19 Mar 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...Deben, has pointed out, this is about moving into our law the regulations that currently protect us. That is why it seems appropriate in this Bill. I remind the Committee that the implications of Brexit for our health were published in the Lancet in a review in November last year, which detailed the areas that are in jeopardy. A fortnight ago, the Guardian reported a leaked document...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (12 Mar 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...trust arrives on foot and leaves on horseback. It seems as if we have had a few galloping horses through the Chamber this evening, but we have to move forwards. In the new world we will face after Brexit, which will not be easy—no one is now pretending that it will be—we need to be a United Kingdom and we need to pull together. Given the Minister’s remarks in response to the previous...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (12 Mar 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...appear to have been left until the 11th hour. That is a tremendous shame for the operation of the whole of the UK going forward. As it stands, it seems that the passing of this Bill could mean that Brexit becomes a conduit through which legislative competence is repatriated slowly— as the thaw occurs, after time—from the devolved Governments in Wales and Scotland back to Westminster....

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (12 Mar 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...the industries to produce whatever has been discovered. I hope the Minister will consider very carefully that the amendment is absolutely essential going forward. Irrespective of what we think of Brexit, we need to be part of this group. If we are not, we will massively become a loser.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (26 Feb 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...system saves the NHS more than £100 million a year. Its executive director, Martin Sawyer, has already warned MPs that, when it comes to drugs, “we take the supply chain for granted”, and that Brexit could, “throw a lot of cogs out of a very complicated machine”. It is a warning worth echoing in this Chamber. Our current perilous predicament seems to originate from the...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (8 Feb 2017)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...come into force across the European Union on 25 May 2018. This will replace the European data protection directive. It is associated with severe financial penalties for non-compliance. Despite our Brexit arguments, I would expect that, because of this timing, we should also be adopting this data protection regulation. I would be interested to know from the Minister whether that is...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading (6 Dec 2016)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...approving board appointments. I know that a lot will come through in statutory instruments placed before Parliament, but they probably will not get much scrutiny as we are bowed under with the post-Brexit legislative timetable. Research is a fast-moving endeavour. As the noble Lord, Lord Kakkar, said, we have to make sure that it is supported, providing stability through the dual support...

Health and Social Care - Motion to Take Note (24 Nov 2016)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: .... Until now, reciprocity of qualifications and free movement has brought us Europeans, from the top-flight academics and clinicians with unique skills to the lowest-grade care workers. Now, with Brexit, we must decide what we want to negotiate for. Twenty-nine major health and social care professional bodies, royal colleges, unions, employers and skills and learning organisations have...

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