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Health: Congenital Heart Disease - Question for Short Debate (20 Jul 2017)

Baroness Boothroyd: ...allowed to escalate in the way it has. I know that the Minister has strong feelings and will disagree with me, but I am delighted to be able to put my views in print, and I hope she will relay our dismay and alarm to her colleagues in senior government positions. If it ends in legal action, which has been talked about, the High Court will want to know a lot more about the way NHS England...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Tom Pursglove: ...referred to Kettering general hospital for further treatment. That shows how many people are dealt with in Corby that would otherwise have to go across to Kettering. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that such great alarm was caused by this press release issued by the clinical commissioning group. Issued on 13 July, it said: “As has been reported previously, the contract between...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Carbon Dioxide: Alarms (20 Jul 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...alarms in England and so there are no plans to make the use of professional equipment mandatory for the testing of them. On carbon monoxide alarms, building regulations in England require that an alarm be provided when a solid fuel appliance is installed, and sets standards for the quality of that alarm. The Building Regulations set requirements when building work is carried out and do not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Harassment (20 Jul 2017)

Dominic Raab: ...or ought to know, amounts to harassment of the other. Harassment is generally understood to involve improper, oppressive and unreasonable conduct that is targeted at an individual and calculated to alarm them or cause them distress. Depending on the circumstances, repeatedly sending letters or unwanted 'gifts' or other objects to someone or arranging for others to deliver unwanted items to...

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Louise Haigh: ...public health grant”. Those warnings and recommendations were completely and utterly ignored in this week’s drugs strategy, which offers no new investment and few new ideas. It is a grim feature of this Government that the experts are ignored when they raise the alarm. Where do we stand on the Government’s current drugs strategy? Is it evidence-based, bringing in the...

Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Darling of Roulanish: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth: I agree with just about everything he said. I look forward to him chairing the Economic Affairs Committee and embarking on his new career as a bipartisan politician. I also pay tribute to my noble friend Lord Hollick, who chaired the committee for some time, long before I was appointed to it. This is the latest in a succession...

Korean Peninsula - Question for Short Debate (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Myners: ...invasion, brutal occupation by other countries, pillage, famine and disease on an unimaginable scale. In that context, it is not surprising that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea feels alarm, distrust of other countries and acute fear of the dangers that surround it. I see no advantage at all to the regime of North Korea in promoting such fear and in favouring guns over...

Bill Presented: Passchendaele (13 Jul 2017)

Madeleine Moon: ...during warfare. One of the things that happened as a result of the first world war was that we recognised that we needed to take responsibility for how we dealt with war, because in the second battle of Ypres the Germans used poison gas for the first time, and created alarm among the stricken British and French colonial defenders. Chlorine gas was a new experiment, and its success...

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

Kate Green: ...would be helpful. Similarly, do Ministers have a view on whether planning legislation could accommodate the possibility that additional external fire escapes may now be needed on some buildings? Will advice be given on alarm systems and on the level of safety checks that landlords should carry out? Will there be new advice on whether people should stay put in their flat or flee in the...

Mental Health Act 1983 (11 Jul 2017)

Paul Beresford: ...;s psychiatric unit to seek urgent hospital psychiatric assistance. After some considerable time, the appropriate psychiatric individual arrived with an ambulance and crew. This immediately inspired further alarm, rejection and, ultimately, a huge struggle. In due course, a sad young lady was transported to the hospital as the designated place of safety, and we had prevented the suicide....

Social Mobility — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Jul 2017)

Justin Madders: ...Lucy Powell) on securing another debate on this incredibly important subject. As chair of the all-party parliamentary group on social mobility in the previous Parliament, I have read with increasing alarm the numerous reports produced by the Social Mobility Commission. Its recent report, “Time for Change”, was a real wake-up call. As my hon. Friend said, it is the challenge of...

Security in the UK - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (10 Jul 2017)

Earl Attlee: ...s response. Many noble Lords have modestly stated how ill equipped they are to contribute to this debate. I fear that I can win that competition hands down. The objective of terrorism is to create fear, alarm, loathing and discord, often where little or none existed before. The terrorists that we are now concerned with hate our modern liberal democracy with its great set of shared values...

Security in the UK - Motion to Take Note (10 Jul 2017)

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem: ...some rather loosely seek to do. The physical and emotional impact on victims of terrorism is self-evident, but the emotional impact on society at large is in many ways equally severe. There is the fear and alarm to which I have already referred but there is also the undermining of our confidence to go about our daily business, and of course the undermining of the confidence of those who...

Grenfell Rehousing (5 Jul 2017)

Rushanara Ali: ...explain what systematic action is being taken to prevent other fires? What will he do to ensure that we strengthen the regulators’ powers to address residents’ concerns when they raise the alarm?

Road Infrastructure — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Karl Turner: ...authority road maintenance survey, produced by the Asphalt Industry Alliance, found that almost a fifth of roads were in poor condition, while local authorities have said that one in six roads across England and Wales are in such a bad state that they must be repaired within the next five years. The ALARM survey showed that last year, more than 16,000 potholes were filled per non-London...

Safety of Riders and Horses on Rural Roads (4 Jul 2017)

Derek Thomas: ...them to get spooked. We need to make drivers aware of the risk not only to the horse and the rider, but to them and their vehicle. That might gain their attention. Statistics such as those should cause alarm.

Grenfell Tower (3 Jul 2017)

David Lammy: The Secretary of State will be aware that the statement from the new independent chair that the scope of the inquiry might be limited to the start of the fire and how it spread has caused some alarm among survivors. Will he say a little bit more about that? Will he also confirm that all survivors will get proper legal aid so that they can have proper, independent solicitors and barristers...

Development Aid Budget - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2017)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: of the UK aid strategy by the OECD in 2014 was largely positive about the UK’s performance. No less a philanthropist than Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said that DfID is, “one of the most effective, efficient, and innovative aid agencies in the world”. I was filled with alarm, therefore, when I realised that the strategic focus of the UK aid commitment has...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs: Grenfell Tower Fire (26 Jun 2017)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...being used. They are changing all the time, as we can see from the structures and the skyline around us. Approved Document B gives details of when and where sprinklers should be used, and what types of fire alarm system should be mandatory for which types of building. I welcomed the Secretary of State’s announcement earlier today, and the convening of his new independent expert panel...

Update on the Grenfell Tower Fire and Fire Safety - Statement (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...system basis, during surveys and periods of work, carefully located in vulnerable blocks, in particular where there are clusters of blocks of flats, and where those fire monitors can be in fire alarm contact with all flat owners? There are two advantages. First, it will give residents some peace of mind and, secondly, it will save a lot of public money.

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