Results 121–140 of 2700 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Browning

Care and Support — Statement (11 Jul 2012)

Baroness Browning: I welcome my noble friend's Statement, but does he accept that there is still a significant challenge in providing appropriate packages of care, particularly for elderly people, on discharge from hospital following an emergency admission? This relates to the type of care required when there is a significant change in needs and people are unable to return to their home, or sometimes even to a...

Future of Specialist Disability Employment — Statement (10 Jul 2012)

Baroness Browning: I share my noble friend's aspiration for getting the people currently with Remploy into integrated, paid employment. However, this proposal, by any other definition, is something of an experiment by putting so many people into the jobs market at this particular time. I think that he mentioned that each worker would have a mentor and assistance in getting back into work for 18 months. However,...

Women's National Commission — Question (5 Jul 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I declare an interest as a former government co-chairman of the Women's National Commission. Does my noble friend accept that the strength of having a government Minister as co-chairman was that the commission set its own agenda-in other words, its priorities were at the top of the list and were not set by other people or government? Having a government Minister as co-chairman meant...

Education and Training: People with Hidden Disabilities — Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I refer the House to the Register with my interest in autism charities. It is a great privilege to follow my noble friend who has brought the debate to the Floor of the House today. He is a passionate advocate, particularly for those with dyslexia, and also always speaks out for those with what he termed-I think quite rightly-the "hidden disabilities". As he said, somebody can meet...

Care Homes — Question (27 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, given the number of years that have passed since we saw the Mencap report Death by Indifference, and the fact that these reports show an inadequate level of improvement, I find myself in the strange position of asking my noble friend if he would please reconsider a proper register, professionally supervised by those working in the care industry?

NHS: Liverpool Care Pathway — Question (20 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: Will my noble friend tell the House whether there is ongoing monitoring of patients who are sedated but not hydrated? Looking at people who are dying can take a long time. My noble friend mentioned a few hours or a few days. If you are not hydrated for days on end, inevitably death will come. What analysis is there?

Civil Service Reform — Statement (19 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: I attended many courses at the National School of Government over the years, and I always reminded it that it was the best in the world. However, I recognise in the report today the need for change within the Civil Service, and I welcome it. Having had 15 years out of Government I returned last year to ministerial office, and I recognise some of the needs here, particularly in changing the...

Mental Health: Access to Work Support Service — Question for Short Debate (18 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I too would like to thank my noble friend Lady Thomas for bringing this debate to the Chamber tonight. I know that she feels passionately about this subject. She is ever diligent in making sure that we all keep up to speed with what is happening and she knows when to prod the Government if she feel that more needs to be done. I have been quite encouraged lately by some of the...

Defence Budget — Statement (14 May 2012)

Baroness Browning: I welcome my noble friend's Statement. Having spent six years on the Public Accounts Committee, where we spent many hours dealing with defence procurement, I believe that it is important to get the books balanced first. Will he say something about what changes are to be made in project management within the MoD? Clearly, from the reports that the Public Accounts Committee has received from...

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL]: Committee and Remaining Stages (26 Apr 2012)

Baroness Browning: I have been following what the noble Lord has said very carefully and wonder if he can help me on this. I understand from papers available in the Printed Paper Office that the Centre for Retail Research estimates that the impact of relaxing these laws will benefit retailers by £189.8 million and that food stores will enjoy a boost of £61 million. That is clearly documented in papers...

Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL]: Committee and Remaining Stages (26 Apr 2012)

Baroness Browning: Will the noble Lord allow me to intervene?

Police and Crime Commissioners — Question (22 Mar 2012)

Baroness Browning: Does my noble friend take some encouragement from the fact that people from both Houses of Parliament have expressed an interest in standing and that several independent candidates are now emerging? That is to be welcomed. Does she see that as a vindication, because although there was a lot of opposition to police and crime commissioners when the Bill went through, a great many people,...

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Report (5th Day) (20 Mar 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for the explanation that he has given to the whole House, particularly in respect of the amendment tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, about itinerant collectors. However, I was pleased to add my name to Amendment 156D because, as my noble friend will be aware, the overall increase in metal theft is very clearly parallel to the rising...

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Report (5th Day) (20 Mar 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I, too, warmly welcome the alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement that the Government have introduced, and I thank my noble friend Lady Northover for the hard work that she has put into bringing together all the parties in order to get an agreement. That is why we have this measure before us tonight. Perhaps I may also say that my friend, the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay of...

International Women's Day — Motion to Take Note (1 Mar 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Lister. I congratulate my dear noble friend Lady Verma on initiating today's debate. In her opening remarks, she spoke about entrepreneurs. Her own experience is as an entrepreneur and it is on that subject that I should like to pick up on points that have already been raised today by other colleagues. I sometimes have a...

Protection of Freedoms Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (6 Feb 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I rise very briefly to endorse what noble Lords have said about the seriousness of metal theft, and I know that my noble friend the Minister is fully aware of the importance of this issue in addressing the existing legislation, which is clearly out of date. Last year, when I had the privilege to serve in the Home Office, I became acutely aware not only of the breadth of this crime...

Welfare Reform Bill: Third Reading (31 Jan 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I should like to talk directly to my noble friend the Minister about money, because we all understand the imperative to reduce the deficit and how, right the way through the Bill, trying to cut back has been part of the debate on almost every clause. However, this amendment seeks to attain proportionality between that higher and lower amount of addition made to universal credit for...

Health: Stroke Care — Question for Short Debate (30 Jan 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I, too, welcome the opportunity that the noble Baroness, Lady Wheeler, has given us to discuss this subject. I was a member of the Public Accounts Committee in 2006 when we received the National Audit report, and again in 2010 when we reviewed the progress of that report. It is concerning to think that some of the concerns of the Public Accounts Committee in 2010 were picked up in...

Policing Protocol Order 2012 — Motion to Regret (25 Jan 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, since the House viewed and debated the draft protocol, we now have in front of us the instrument, which has been subject to further consultations. I am very aware that the decision to put it on a statutory basis was influenced by representations made by Members of your Lordships' House. The consultation that has continued since the Bill became an Act has of course included the...

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Committee (4th Day) (18 Jan 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I, too, support this amendment. My noble friend has exchanged correspondence with me on this matter. I support the points that have been made on the necessity to take into account the ability to obtain legal aid up to the age of 25, particularly for children with special needs. As my noble friend will be aware, the Young People's Learning Agency, which took over from the Learning...


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