All 17 results for "human challenge"

Orders of the Day — Prevention of Unemployment Bill. (27 Apr 1923)

Mr John Newbold: I demand that your resources shall be limited to provide for that man, that wife, and those five children, before you provide an extra £15,000 for the Duke and Duchess of York. That is the human challenge we are bringing here—a human challenge and a class challenge. If I say to a man who has signed on at the employment exchange, and who has scarcely got a job for 2½ years,...

Dumping of German Wheat. (30 Oct 1929)

Mr William Taylor: ...and in God's name help this nation to a better understanding of the terrible problem in rural Britain." I beg the House, I beg our Front Bench, to tackle this problem of agriculture, with its great human challenge. In making this appeal I ask hon. Members opposite to give us credit at least for good intentions. I have heard hon. Members opposite claim that they speak for the agricultural...

Bill Presented: Economic Situation (21 Dec 1976)

Mr Robert Rhodes James: politics, one in which we can provide continuity, whatever the vicissitudes affecting the House and the country. I hope that we may play a full, honourable and practical part in meeting this human challenge. Before specific cuts are made in the programme there should be consultations with the Opposition parties, the voluntary organisations and industry, so that we may together do all...

Elderly Persons (Maintenance Grants) (13 Apr 1988)

Mr Ian Grist: ...and we will come forward with our own proposals as soon as possible. I shall certainly bear in mind all that my hon. Friend has said as we do this and as we review how we should meet this great human challenge.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: NHS Future Forum (14 Jun 2011)

Daniel Poulter: I am sure the Secretary of State agrees that the single biggest challenge facing health care in the United Kingdom is the economic and human challenge of looking after an ageing population. Does he also agree that the key to that is better integration of health care services—better integration of hospital services with community and social services—and that these reforms are a good way of...

Vat: New Clause 2 — Conditions relating to the continuation of the provision of services etc. (6 Sep 2011)

Daniel Poulter: ...of our growing older population. People are living a lot longer and living longer with multiple medical conditions, or co-morbidities as they would be termed in medical parlance. That is a very big human challenge for the NHS, and also a very big financial challenge. We must have a service that better meets and better responds to those challenges. The pause for reflection has led to much...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Clause 1 — Secretary of State’s duty to promote comprehensive health service (20 Mar 2012)

Daniel Poulter: ...our ageing population. How are we going to improve the care for the increasing numbers of people living longer, which is a good thing but poses a big financial challenge for the NHS as well as a big human challenge in how to look after them? How are we going to address the challenge of looking after people living at home with diabetes, heart disease and dementia? This Bill goes a long way...

Euro Area Crisis: EUC Report — Motion to Take Note (21 May 2012)

Lord Judd: ...myself from that. As someone who was fashioned and grew up during the Second World War, I put my commitment to the European project second to no one, but we have to face up to the seriousness of the human challenge, not just the economic challenge, that confronts us. In a reflective moment, if we are looking for strong international regional institutions, confederalism may well produce...

Public Bill Committee: Gender Equality (International Development) Bill: Clause 1 - Development assistance (11 Dec 2013)

Justine Greening: the rights of women and girls, and of course an end to violence against them. I believe that the ongoing, persistent lack of rights for women and girls in the world is probably the greatest unmet human challenge of the 21st century. The Bill enshrines our commitment to reducing gender inequality in law. It also introduces a reporting duty to ensure that we will be held to account for...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Lucas: going on inside a computer. So absolutely, there has to be significant human involvement for it to be regarded as a human decision. Generally, where there is not, there has to be a way to get a human challenge—a proper human review—not just the response, “We are sure that the system worked right”. There has to be a way round which is not discriminatory, in which something is...

King’s College Hospital (16 Jan 2018)

Daniel Poulter: ...demand and pressure from more and more patients with multiple medical comorbidities. In 2018, there are around 3 million patients with three or more long-term conditions in England. It is a very big human challenge to look after those patients, but it is also a very big financial challenge. The percentage of GDP in this country spent on health and social care falls well below that which is...

Backbench Business: Local Government Funding — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (15 Jan 2019)

Daniel Poulter: ...of health and social care. Money will continue to be diverted into acute services. One-off spending on winter pressures is all very well, but it does very little to address the chronic financial and human challenge that this country faces in improving and joining up better care for people with long-term conditions. Welcome soundbites from the Government are all very well, but we need to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Clinical Trials (31 Jul 2020)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for early human challenge trials to assist with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Update (20 Oct 2020)

Alok Sharma: ..., I am announcing new initiatives the Vaccine Taskforce has invested in to ensure that a successful COVID-19 vaccine is available as soon as possible. I can inform the House that we are establishing human challenge trials for possible COVID-19 vaccines in the UK. In human challenge studies, the vaccine is given to a small number of healthy adult volunteers, who are then exposed to the...

Covid-19 (22 Oct 2020)

Matthew Hancock: ...Progress continues on the development and the deployment of vaccines, and we are determined to give those developing vaccines all the support they need. I can inform the House that we are initiating human challenge trials to speed up the development of the coronavirus vaccine and to improve further its safety. We are contributing £33 million to back these trials, joining forces with...

Covid-19 Vaccine (10 Nov 2020)

Jo Churchill: seeing things sped up, so that bench to patient is much quicker. I could not agree more. Experts from the NHS, academia and the private sector have worked closely with us to explore and establish human challenge trials in the UK, backed by more than £33 million-worth of investment. The studies offer a chance to accelerate the development of promising covid-19 vaccines in a safe and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Departmental Contingent Liability Notification (Human Challenge Project) (26 Nov 2020)

Alok Sharma: ...benefit of Honourable and Right Honourable Members to bring to their attention the contingent liabilities relating to the contract signed between the Government and Imperial College London for the Human Challenge Project. This project was announced on 20 October and is aimed at supporting the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. A £33.6 million Government investment will back the project in...

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