Results 81–100 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 Bill [HL] — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (16 Jul 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I will speak to two amendments in this group, first Amendment 92ZZK, in my name and those of the noble Lord, Lord Touhig, and the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler of Enfield. This is very similar to an amendment that I tabled to an earlier part of the Bill, and it focuses in particular on transition: “In preparing a care and support plan, the local authority must have regard to the...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (6th Day) (16 Jul 2013)

Baroness Browning: In the case that the noble Lord has just mentioned, would there be any question of the lady concerned being assessed as not having capacity?

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (6th Day) (16 Jul 2013)

Baroness Browning: As far as the eligibility criteria are concerned there is another indicator, which I have not heard mentioned in this debate, and that is the number of people who challenge their local authority through the courts. Currently—from my own experience of case work, particularly with those on the autistic spectrum and with learning disabilities—many local authorities, when challenged legally...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (9 Jul 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I speak to Amendments 88B and 88N in this group. The noble Lord, Lord Touhig, has added his name to Amendment 88B, which is about the need to co-ordinate between two pieces of legislation: this Bill and the Children and Families Bill, which is also going through the House. It focuses on assessment, particularly at the time of transition from children’s to adult services. That is a...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (5th Day) (9 Jul 2013)

Baroness Browning: It is important that qualified social workers are present for the initial assessment. One of the things that might come out of our scrutiny of the existing Mental Capacity Act is the fact that the assessment of capacity requires professionals. Social workers clearly have a part to play in that. Whether the person has capacity, partial capacity or no capacity at all, at that point some advice...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (5th Day) (9 Jul 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I will speak to two amendments standing in my name in this grouping. The first is Amendment 86H, to which the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley, has put her name. This deals specifically with proportionality and early identification in providing information and advice. In its report on adult social care, the Law Commission argued that it was essential that the issue of...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (5th Day) (9 Jul 2013)

Baroness Browning: I agree with what the noble Lord said. Something that is rarely mentioned but is often a solution for many elderly people when they go into care is not that their house is sold but that it is rented out. That can be a very viable, practical and suitable solution. Local authorities never mention that, and nor do they have the means to provide such a service.

Autism — Question (17 Jun 2013)

Baroness Browning: I declare my autism interest in the Register to the House. Does my noble friend accept that the Department of Health is the lead department on the Autism Act, but that other departments have responsibilities as part of the strategy? He will be aware of the finding of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) in a case against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that the...

Small Businesses: Late Payments — Question (11 Jun 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, what assessment have the Government made of the potential for early payment schemes for the cash flow of small businesses?

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I refer to the register and my charitable interests. I am also the named carer for an adult with a direct payments care package. I support the amendment of the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross, although I must tell her that I have listened very carefully and I share some of the concerns about which is the right body. However, the argument for the principle of her amendment is well...

Care Bill [HL]: Second Reading (21 May 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Emerton, in these matters. She has not only a lot of knowledge, but a great deal of personal experience. I always listen carefully to what she says. I refer the House to the register and to my interests particularly in certain charities which I shall mention. I, too, share the welcome that has been widely given across the...

Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Inquiry — Statement (26 Mar 2013)

Baroness Browning: My noble friend will be aware that the Mental Capacity Act was not mentioned or used at Winterbourne View and that we have seen one too many reports from Mencap about the deaths on hospital wards of young people who have a learning disability or autism. In the next 12 months, this House will carry out post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Capacity Act. Will my noble friend ensure that his...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Mar 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I sense that I am going to disappoint my noble friend Lord Dykes. I am not going to be gloomy, but I have to say to my noble friend on the Front Bench that my mood today is cautious for the following reasons. My noble friend was not in the House when I made my maiden speech in 2010. I am sure that other Members present recall it very well. That was a joke. At the time, with the help...

Alcohol: Minimum Pricing — Statement (14 Mar 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, having brought the licensing laws through this House in 2011, which at the time had support across the House because there was recognition that the abuse of alcohol that is outlined today is really a very serious problem, I ask my noble friend not to be deflected in any way from putting together a package of changes-it needs to be a package-that will address this problem. Having...

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 — Motion to Approve (13 Feb 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I refer to my interests in the register and also declare an interest that I have close relatives who are in receipt of DLA. I want to use this opportunity to put on the record again my ongoing concerns, which are very much reflected in the amendment that the noble Lord has spoken to. I continue to have these concerns about the Government's change from DLA to PIP for three principal...

Horsemeat and Food Fraud — Statement (11 Feb 2013)

Baroness Browning: I very much welcome the Government's recent announcement that proper cookery lessons are to be reintroduced into our schools, and I hope that there will be more home-made lasagnes rather than those that are pre-bought. However, given the fact that a lot of people rely on convenience foods and trust in brands, and if it is established that there is a problem with equine medicines in the food...

Government: Economic Policies — Question (30 Jan 2013)

Baroness Browning: I think my noble friend will be aware that the fourth-quarter GDP figures in the USA have been missed by miles. Will he assure us that the UK Government will not emulate the Obama spending spree?

Airports: Heathrow — Question (23 Jan 2013)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Forsyth, and at his request, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in his name on the Order Paper.

Airports: Heathrow — Question (23 Jan 2013)

Baroness Browning: I am grateful to my noble friend, but we will all have witnessed on the television the misery of passengers and, of course, the damage done to the UK's reputation. Is it not time for Heathrow to learn the lessons quickly so that we do not have these annual reports following what was, after all, a rather modest snowfall?

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill: Committee (18 Jan 2013)

Baroness Browning: I courteously remind the noble Lord that when his party was in office it, too, had mavericks on its Back Benches with or without anybody's agreement, who messed up Friday morning Private Members' Bills. We should be careful of not reaping the whirlwind. If this House sets a precedent today that promises made in another place are not kept, that will affect not just this Bill but other rather...

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