Results 81–100 of 2000 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

Health and Social Care Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Clause 126 — Administration: Great Britain (15 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: The point was made in Committee—I think that it was borne out by the evidence session—that there are fundamentals in the nutrition of the unborn child, particularly in the early months. They include when nutrients, particularly calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D, are needed to lay down the skeletal frame. By the 25th week the internal organs will be well formed, although one would hope...

Health and Social Care Bill (Programme) (No. 2): New Clause (15 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: I am listening carefully to what my hon. Friend says, but as this legislation brings together health and social care, is he concerned about malnutrition among those, particularly the elderly, living at home with packages of social care, as well as those who are in residential or hospital care? Malnutrition among the elderly can cause not only general unwellness but symptoms that mimic other...

Health and Social Care Bill (Programme) (No. 2): New Clause (15 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: That is particularly the case for the elderly, because as the body ages it does not absorb so well key minerals and vitamins from food, and deficiencies in vitamins and minerals in the elderly can lead to serious health consequences. That applies regardless of whether the elderly are cared for at home with a social care package, in residential or nursing homes or in hospital, where during...

Health and Social Care Bill (Programme) (No. 2): New Clause (15 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: I have some sympathy with the hon. Gentleman. Does he recall that comparative standards in residential care in the public and the private sectors were discussed in a Committee evidence session and that, unfortunately, although there are always problems in both sectors, the comparison did not show the public sector in a very good light?

Home Information Packs (16 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: It is less than a year since the Government made it a statutory requirement for sellers of domestic properties to provide and pay for, at their own expense, home information packs. It is now clear that the Government have introduced HIPs without proper preparation of the process that is to be followed, they are of questionable value to those who buy a home, they are an additional expense to...

Home Information Packs (16 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: But surely the report by the consortium of Leeds lawyers shows that the issue is not about reducing conveyancing costs, but about whether people feel that the HIP is a reliable substitute for the normal paperwork that would be involved in conveyancing a property. The fact of the matter is that it is not. If we are talking about a modern property that is still under an NHER 10-year guarantee,...

Home Information Packs (16 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: rose—

Home Information Packs (16 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: I would like the Minister to comment on the fact that some people are having to pay to receive a copy of the HIP when they want to buy a property.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Welfare Reform (21 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: Last week, I tabled a written question asking the right hon. Gentleman to place before the House the work-focused health-related assessment questionnaire that claimants of the employment and support allowance will need to complete from October. I seek an assurance from him that those assessing the applications will have the necessary specialisms to deal with some of the more complex...

Points of Order: Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: I am sorry not to be able to follow on from the hon. Member for Norwich, North (Dr. Gibson) on a light note, but today we have formally been given the final list of Devon post offices that have been subject to consultation, and we now know exactly which ones will close. I particularly want to raise the matter today because of my ongoing concern about the impact on village communities, which...

Points of Order: Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2008)

Angela Browning: I am coming to that. Colleagues who dined in the Members' Dining Room three weeks ago will have experienced the regional menu of Devon produce, including Devon crab cakes and ruby red Devon beef from the Coombe estate in Gittisham in my constituency. So this year, I encourage colleagues to come to the beautiful county of Devon and, especially, to my constituency to take advantage of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Financial Stability (8 Oct 2008)

Angela Browning: I welcome what the Chancellor said about Icesave today. A recently retired couple in my constituency sold their home and deposited all they have—the £740,000 proceeds of the house sale—in a six-month bond with Icesave, so they will be particularly pleased. The Chancellor said that he would give more information later today. Will he tell us when depositors will be given clear guidance on...

Learning Difficulties (NHS Treatment) (15 Oct 2008)

Angela Browning: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Mr. Benyon) on securing the debate. It was extremely moving to hear his account of Emma and the experience of her mother, Jane, in trying to get the right treatment for her. I welcomed the setting up of the independent inquiry back in 2007 and the publication over the summer, but we should remember that some of the inquiry's...

Learning Difficulties (NHS Treatment) (15 Oct 2008)

Angela Browning: I agree with my hon. Friend. The same report continues by saying that " doctors do not agree with the statutory duty to make referrals. They choose to disregard it". That is outrageous and unacceptable. They do not have an option; they are disregarding the requirement. The fact that it is mentioned in the report needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Another issue that I want to deal...

Point of Order: Public Accounts (23 Oct 2008)

Angela Browning: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell); he is never a feather to fall silently on water. I begin by apologising to the House for not being here at the beginning of the debate as I had a prior engagement. I gave my personal apologies to my hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough (Mr. Leigh), and I pay tribute to his chairmanship of our Committee. I...

Point of Order: Public Accounts (23 Oct 2008)

Angela Browning: Indeed. That is why I believe that such projects need to be properly managed, and key people need to take responsibility for them. If there is a properly drafted project management scheme, those responsible should be easily identifiable. As my hon. Friend said, that did not happen and, as he pointed out in his speech, the appalling record keeping compounded the single payment scheme's...

Point of Order: Public Accounts (23 Oct 2008)

Angela Browning: I recall, in a former life, being required at very short order to remove all ruminant feeds from every mill in the country. We did not have the staff with the project management skills to do that at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at the time, so we borrowed people from the Department of Trade and Industry, who were very competent. Obviously, one would like every ministry to...

Orders of the Day: Planning Bill (24 Nov 2008)

Angela Browning: rose—

Orders of the Day: Planning Bill (24 Nov 2008)

Angela Browning: Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am grateful to you, but the point raised in the debate was about the 2.5 per cent. reduction in VAT. The point of having a full debate on the pre-Budget statement is that when the Chancellor mentioned the change, he admitted that he had opted for the 2.5 per cent. VAT measure in preference to a general tax reduction because it was a...

Debate on the Address: Health and Education (11 Dec 2008)

Angela Browning: Following the NAO reports on dementia and stroke, the Government adopted the strategies that the Secretary of State has discussed, and I am very pleased that they did so. When I have visited stroke units, I have found some excellent work going on. However, a physiotherapist told me that, once the person is discharged, so long as they can get around indoors, they then get virtually nothing at...


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