Results 41–60 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

Schools: Religious Education - Question (30 Jun 2016)

Baroness Browning: My noble friend mentioned science in respect of religious studies. However, will he accept that science is quite properly evidence-based, while whatever faith a person is it is not called faith for nothing?

Investigatory Powers Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (27 Jun 2016)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I welcome the Bill. The amount of scrutiny it has received has been such a help in producing the Bill before your Lordships tonight. I was pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the Joint Committee, which was so ably chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Murphy. I was particularly pleased—comment has been made about this tonight—by the way in which another place dealt with the...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (3 May 2016)

Baroness Browning: Can my noble friend confirm to the House that the consultation will not be a three-week consultation issued in the middle of the long Summer Recess?

NHS: Mental Health Services — Question (14 Mar 2016)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, can my noble friend outline the Government’s position on future in-patient services for children with mental health issues? Given that these are the most severe cases and that a lack of facilities in geographic proximity to where the children live has an effect on the immediate family, particularly parents, how will the Government resolve the problem of children as in-patients...

National Health Service: In-Patients with Learning Disabilities — Question (18 Jan 2016)

Baroness Browning: Does my noble friend agree that the failure in hospitals to assess the capacity of people with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum is one of the great weaknesses in providing accurate and timely intervention for people who are in hospital and who have a learning disability? Will he make a particular case for assessing the ability of staff to accurately define capacity?...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, it is always a great pleasure to follow my noble friend Lady Hollins. I hope that I will not repeat too much of what has been said. I refer the House to the register and my declaration of an interest as President of the National Autistic Society. I want to focus on the change to the work-related activity group ESA. One group of people has not been mentioned at all so far: the...

Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (26 Oct 2015)

Baroness Browning: Will the noble Baroness just reflect on the fact that, in terms of accountability to the electorate on this matter, people who have stood for public office and have been accepted and elected to another place have the mandate? They, and only they, have that mandate on this subject. Although we in this House work very hard in order to reflect our views, so that the other place can take...

Health: Parity of Esteem — Question (20 Oct 2015)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I support the plea from the noble Lord, Lord Stone, to my noble friend on mindfulness. We have a very active mindfulness group in this Parliament and I hope that my noble friend will encourage all colleagues to sample it for themselves. When people present at a GP surgery with mental health problems, there are still far too many GPs who reach for the prescription pad. If we really...

NHS: Reform — Statement (16 Jul 2015)

Baroness Browning: I welcome my noble friend’s announcement—I hope that he will take some cheer from that. I have too often been an emergency admission at a weekend and know only too well that if you have to wait to see the consultant on Monday you simply end up bed-and-breakfasting for two or three nights in hospitals. I hope that my noble friend will take into account how having a consultant available for...

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]: Second Reading (9 Jun 2015)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins. I begin by paying tribute to the work that Norman Baker did at the Home Office in this area. For a very short while, I had responsibility at the Home Office for this policy area, and I can sense the frustration of many Home Office Ministers faced with trying to catch up. That is how it feels— you are running to...

College of Social Work — Question (17 Mar 2015)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I declare an interest as a friend of the College of Social Work. Does my noble friend agree that professionalism is as important in the public sector as it is in the private sector? The college affords people working in this very important profession across the country opportunities and support for the work they are doing, particularly in the areas of education and in-service...

Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 Mar 2015)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I refer the House to my declarations in the register. I join the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hardie, in his thanks to all those who supported the committee. I take this opportunity to thank the noble and learned Lord for his wise chairmanship of this committee. The members of the committee very much benefited from him sitting in that chair and giving us the benefit of his opinion...

Offenders: Rehabilitation — Question (27 Nov 2014)

Baroness Browning: More broadly, what are the Government doing to encourage employers to employ ex-offenders, even if it is not the original occupation that they held before they entered prison?

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Second Reading (4 Nov 2014)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I am most grateful, particularly to the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for coming to my rescue. Having done that, I hope he will not be disappointed by what I am about to say. I support the Bill, and certainly the way in which my noble friend on the Front Bench brought it forward. The final remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, about dividing on the Second Reading of a Bill need...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 Oct 2014)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I am most grateful—that is, I think I am grateful. This is a serious subject and it is incumbent on all of us, when legislation is passed, regardless of whatever view we have taken, to make sure that it is as legally sound as possible. I have sought advice to try to do that and I hope that that is helpful to the House. I am grateful to all Members who have contributed to the debate.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 Oct 2014)

Baroness Browning: I am not withdrawing the amendment.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 Oct 2014)

Baroness Browning: I do not wish to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 61 agreed. Amendment 62 Moved by Baroness Browning 62: Clause 27, page 25, line 1, leave out from beginning to “the” in line 2 and insert “Where this subsection applies,” Amendment 62 agreed. Amendments 63 and 64 not moved. Amendment 65 Moved by Baroness Browning 65: Clause 27, page 25, line 5, after “offence” insert “, to the...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 Oct 2014)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, first, I apologise to the House that I was not present when your Lordships discussed this clause in Committee, but my interest in this part of the Bill stems from the fact that during this Parliament I was a Minister at the Home Office with responsibility within my portfolio for both knife crime and gang crime. The amendments tabled in my name and that of my noble friend Lady...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 Sep 2014)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, the decision of a Member of Parliament to support a government Motion to send those young men and women just mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, into harm’s way is probably the most difficult decision that any Member of Parliament will ever make. I see people in the Chamber today who, like me, have had to make that decision and have had to vote accordingly. Although I have...

Learning Disabilities: Premature Deaths — Question (30 Jul 2014)

Baroness Browning: The report identifies 37% of deaths that could have been prevented. People with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum, some of whom are included in the report, experience communication problems at hospital level. Will my noble friend please put government force behind the issuing of hospital passports for people with learning disabilities and those with autism? The autism...


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