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Results 141–160 of 5000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Norman Lamb

NHS Long-Term Plan (7 Jan 2019)

Norman Lamb: The Secretary of State was absolutely right to commit in his statement to ending the inappropriate hospitalisation of people with learning disability and autism, but the long-term plan itself postpones for five years the ambition of reducing by 50% the number of people who are in institutions. Mencap has described that as disgraceful. It amounts to abandoning the current plan to reduce the...

Leaving the Eu: No Deal: Leaving the EU: No Deal (19 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree that it is grotesque and obscene that we have a homelessness crisis in this country, which is visible right outside this building; elderly people not getting the care they need; special needs children not getting proper support; people waiting far too long for mental health support; and hospitals full up—all burning injustices—and this...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] (18 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: Does the hon. Lady agree that, given the cohort that could be covered by both pieces of legislation, it is particularly important that the approach be consistent?

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] (18 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: I want to start by reinforcing the point that the Bill deals with an issue of profound importance: the deprivation of a citizen’s liberty and the circumstances in which that can be done. That is why it is so vital that the measures are properly and closely examined and scrutinised. This is particularly important when dealing with people who potentially cannot object to the deprivation of...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] (18 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: I am grateful to the shadow Minister for her intervention, because I was just coming on to the comments that Baroness Barker added on Third Reading. She said that although it had become better legislation, it was still “highly deficient, but not as bad as it was.”—[Official Report, House of Lords, 11 December 2018; Vol. 794, c. 1247.] That, Minister, is not a ringing endorsement of...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] (18 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: rose—

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] (18 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: I thank the Secretary of State for giving way. I share his view on the extent to which the current system is broken. He will be aware that the Bill came under substantial criticism in the House of Lords, and that substantial improvements were made to it there. There is a recognition, however, that there is still a long way to go. Will he commit to working with the Opposition parties and to...

Public Health Model to Reduce Youth Violence (13 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: Will the Minister give way?

Public Health Model to Reduce Youth Violence (13 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: I share the concern of others about the horrifying death toll. I pay tribute to the work of the Youth Violence Commission in highlighting these issues. Given that we are considering a public health approach in this debate, is the Minister conscious of the clear correlation between people experiencing adversity, trauma, abuse and neglect in their early years and the emergence of mental ill...

Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation) (11 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to legalise the possession and consumption of cannabis; to provide for the regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis; and for connected purposes. Over the past few weeks, three of my constituents have, individually, come to see me to discuss cannabis. All three suffer acute continuing pain. One has fibromyalgia,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Norman Lamb: Does my right hon. Friend share my concern about our participation in the world-leading Horizon 2020 programme and the Horizon Europe programme that will follow it? When I questioned the Prime Minister last week at the Liaison Committee, there was no clarity as to whether we would be part of that successor programme, which will be vital for our science base in this country.

Gosport Independent Panel (21 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: I welcome the ambition in the statement for the culture change that is clearly still needed in the NHS. This is the most extraordinary scandal. The Secretary of State is right to highlight the extent to which loved ones were patronised and ignored and staff were often crushed, and how that facilitated the ongoing scandal at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. Clearly the pursuit of justice is the...

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (20 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: As Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, I can confirm that it warmly welcomes the establishment of the centre. One of the issues the Government response to the consultation did not really cover was whether the centre’s remit will include the ability to advise on the need for clearer guidelines on the sharing of public sector data, so that the enormous datasets within the NHS and...

Science and Technology Committee (15 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: I suspect there may be a drama unfolding elsewhere today, which limits the numbers in Westminster Hall. Nevertheless, I rise to make a statement following the publication this week of the report of my Committee—the Science and Technology Committee—on “Evidence-based early years intervention”. Before I explain why we conducted this inquiry and set out our key findings, I thank all the...

Science and Technology Committee (15 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: I thank the hon. Lady for her question. I applaud the Scottish Government, the NHS in Scotland, and the Scottish schools system for grasping this nettle, understanding what the evidence shows, and acting upon it. We say in the report that there are things local authorities can do now without any additional funding, and in a way, that is demonstrated by the fact that some local authorities are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (13 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Does the Secretary of State recognise that it is intolerable that employment and support allowance claimants at the Norwich tribunal are waiting 40 weeks—nine months—for their appeal hearing, and that personal independence payment claimants are waiting six months, particularly when 71% of those appeals are successful? What is he doing to change that?

Assessment and Treatment Units: Vulnerable People (6 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: Does the Minister agree that the Care Quality Commission needs to look into the endemic use of force in these institutions, as well as at the use of exclusion? Does she agree that unless and until we find a mechanism to transfer money from spending in these institutions to support in the community, we will never solve this problem?

Assessment and Treatment Units: Vulnerable People (6 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: And use of force?

Universal Credit: Prevention of Ill Health: Government Vision (5 Nov 2018)

Norman Lamb: I welcome the Secretary of State’s focus on learning disability and autism. He will have seen the report in The Times today, which highlights the outrageous profiteering of a number of people in providing the wrong model of care—long-term institutional care—which frequently breaches people’s human rights. Will he commit to bringing an end to this profiteering and will he also look at...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Norman Lamb: The hon. Gentleman mentioned the Resolution Foundation. Does he also recognise that it identified that better-off households, the top 10%, will be £410 a year better off, whereas the poorest households will only gain £30 a year? Does he support that?


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