Results 1–20 of 300 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 Pitkeathley

Children: Fostering — Question 3 (21 Jan 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, will the Minister update the House on the Government's plans to recruit and train an adequate number of social workers so that these arrangements can be properly monitored?

Equal Pay — Question (29 Jan 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that, at a time of economic recession, it will be important, too, to monitor the public appointments system, since many women work in the public arena and more men may seek appointments in it if they are not able to find work in the commercial sector, thus disadvantaging women who want to work in that arena?

Health Bill [HL]: Second Reading (4 Feb 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I always have two main interests in any health Bill in your Lordships' House. My first interest is as a long-time and long-term patient of the NHS; I owe my life to it and am grateful to it every day. My other main interest is as someone who has spent a great deal of her working life trying to get the NHS and other care services to be more focused on patients and users, and in that...

Women: Economic Crisis — Debate (12 Mar 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, one of my noble friends said to me earlier today that, in a debate such as this, it is a great privilege to speak last before the winders because you can finish with a flourish. Perhaps; but the real problem is finding something—anything—to say that has not already been said effectively by other noble Lords. However, I make no apology for repeating my thanks to my noble friend...

Saving Gateway Accounts Bill — Second Reading (17 Mar 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I am delighted to speak briefly in support of this Bill and I thank my noble friend for introducing it. However, I should say immediately that this would not have been my position when it was brought forward originally. This is a cash savings account for individuals on low incomes with excellent incentives and the promise of kick-starting the saving habit among people on lower...

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]: Report (First Day) (17 Mar 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, as Amendment 49 has been agreed to, I cannot call Amendment 50 for reasons of pre-emption. Amendment 50 not moved. Amendments 51 and 52 Moved by Baroness Andrews 51: Clause 12, page 8, line 4, leave out "For the purposes of subsection (3)," and insert "For the purposes of this Chapter— (a) a signature counts if (and only if) the petition gives the signatory's name and address...

NHS: Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust — Statement (18 Mar 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that as well as the major failures in management and clinical practice, about which we have all heard with shame, there were major failures of governance in this hospital? Can she reassure the House about the training that is available to people who sit on the governing boards of foundation hospitals, particularly in relation to listening to patients and...

Health Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (28 Apr 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I, too, thank the Minister for these amendments. They are entirely appropriate and I am glad that he has taken account of the strength of feeling all around the House. It is entirely right that carers, who are such major providers of healthcare but who also have special health needs themselves because of their caring duties, should be recognised as they are in Amendments 12 and 13....

Cohabitation Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (30 Apr 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: Can the Committee be clear about whether the noble Baroness has moved Amendment 2? It is, "page 2, line 7, leave out paragraph (b)?

Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments and Practitioner Psychologists) Order 2009: Motion to Approve (5 May 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I speak as chair of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, which has been mentioned. It is the body that regulates and reviews the performance of the nine bodies that are the regulators for the individual professions. I thank the Minister for explaining the order so succinctly. CHRE supports the measures and their positive impact on public protection. We very much welcome...

Dementia — Debate (25 Jun 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, it is a great pleasure and honour to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Murphy, and I congratulate her on securing this important debate. The House is indeed fortunate to have someone with her expertise and experience. We are all living longer and that is good news. We are living in a world where one in four children born today will live to get their 100th birthday telegram from the...

Working Time Directive — Question (29 Jun 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, while the doctor's clinical practice is obviously of great importance, also of great importance is the ability of the doctor to liaise outside the clinical practice—for example, in the social care arena. Will my noble friend assure the House that that side of the doctor's practice will not suffer from the 48-hour directive?

Charities: Appeals — Question (8 Jul 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, nobody would deny that the recession is causing problems for charities, and the package which my noble friend mentioned, the action plan, was very much welcomed by charities. However, does she agree that many charities see the downturn as presenting them with opportunities; for example, some charities in the social enterprise sector and those which require more volunteers as, for...

Autism Bill — Second Reading (10 Jul 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, it is an honour and a pleasure to bring this Bill to your Lordships' House, and I know that the 500,000 people with autism in the UK and their families are watching its progress with great interest. I thank colleagues around the House for their support and interest. Although the number of noble Lords who will speak today is small, it is extremely select, and I am particularly...

Autism Bill — Second Reading (10 Jul 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have spoken. Their wisdom, experience and commitment have been apparent in their contributions. I particularly thank the noble Lord, Lord Freud, whose maiden speech managed to be moving, elegant and robust. We look forward to many more contributions from him. I thank my noble friend the Minister as well. Her efficiency and caring have been acknowledged...

Nursing and Midwifery Council — Question (12 Oct 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, the CHRE, which has already been mentioned. Is my noble friend aware that one of the ways in which CHRE operates is to encourage co-operation, information exchange and shared learning between the healthcare regulators to help improve their practices? Are the Government now giving consideration to...

Health: Stroke — Question (13 Oct 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, is my noble friend aware of the rather depressing news this morning that only a small proportion of the budget allocated for carers' breaks is in fact reaching them? In view of this, will she take account of the extra cost for families of visiting other than in their local area when someone has had a stroke?

Autism Bill — Order of Commitment Discharged (15 Oct 2009)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee. Unless, therefore, any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Motion agreed.

Non-governmental Organisations (24 Jan 2008)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I am delighted to have the honour and privilege of congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Wallace of Tankerness, on his thoughtful and well delivered maiden speech. I have not had the pleasure of meeting him before now, but I know that the excellence of his maiden address to your Lordships, and the progressive ideas contained in it, will come as no surprise to noble Lords who knew him...

Health: Drug Tariff Part IX (24 Jan 2008)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Earl on securing this debate and on the small, but very select, number of speakers he has assembled to discuss a rarely mentioned topic but one which is of immense importance to huge numbers of people, and their families, who have difficulties with continence. The changes proposed clearly are complex and I do not pretend to understand whether they will have...

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