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Speaker’S Statement: Britain's Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...than 120,000 children once it is up and running. It is hoped that the scheme will be launched in spring 2020, and the commitment to improve healthcare for all people with learning disabilities and autism in the NHS 10-year long-term plan should help drive this change forward. I congratulate wholeheartedly both SeeAbility and Perseid for driving the changes, and may I take a moment also to...

Speaker’S Statement: Britain's Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...than 120,000 children once it is up and running. It is hoped that the scheme will be launched in spring 2020, and the commitment to improve healthcare for all people with learning disabilities and autism in the NHS 10-year long-term plan should help drive this change forward. I congratulate wholeheartedly both SeeAbility and Perseid for driving the changes, and may I take a moment also to...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...failures in our medical system, and also that we will learn from those mistakes—that is so important. I hope we can strengthen the NHS in respect of how we make services available to people with autism. I would particularly like to see mandatory training introduced for all health and care staff, as recommended in the 10-year review of the Autism Act 2009 produced on a cross-party basis...

Scottish Parliament: Dyslexia (Learning Support) (10 Oct 2019)

Daniel Johnson: Learners with neurodevelopmental conditions such as dyslexia, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have particular support needs, and teachers need skills to support them. The National Autistic Society Scotland recently suggested that there should be a minister for neurodiversity. Does the cabinet secretary agree with that suggestion, and will he consider it?

Scottish Parliament: Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers (9 Oct 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...changes to power of attorney and guardianship orders. We will incorporate ideas for the reform of the law on adult incapacity, including those that come from the review of learning disability and autism, into the findings of the mental health review in order to form an overarching review of mental health and incapacity law. To build on all our partnership work on dementia, the programme...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Autism (8 Oct 2019)

Julie Cooper: ...of the Minister for Disabled People of 2 July 2019, Official Report column 1180, what the outcome is of his discussions with the Office for National Statistics on including the numbers of autistic people in work as part of the labour force survey.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism and Learning Disability: Children (7 Oct 2019)

Barbara Keeley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that all NHS staff who commission specialist services for (a) autistic children and (b) children with a learning disability have training in those conditions.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children in Care (7 Oct 2019)

Caroline Dinenage: ..., the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services is the national plan in England for reducing the number of people with learning disabilities or autistic people who are inpatients in mental health hospitals. It set out a clear framework for commissioners to reduce inpatient capacity by developing more community services for people with...

Women’S Mental Health: Ministry of Justice Spending (3 Oct 2019)

Marie Rimmer: ...and hospital escorts for heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, rheumatism and mental health illness. It is shameful to see these people in prison. We have young people with learning difficulties, autistic people, people with drugs and substance addiction and women, particularly young mums, separated from children. There is the issue of short-term sentences. Ten per cent. go through the...

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Paula Sherriff: ...interventions, which is far more than the average man was. One example of how this excessive restriction can look in practice is seen in the case of a woman called Alexis Quinn. Alexis is an autistic woman who has spent years of her life trapped in a mental health unit. Since she escaped this unit she has shared her experience, and it is truly harrowing. After she tried to leave the unit,...

Social Care Funding — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (1 Oct 2019)

Barbara Keeley: I do not have time. A few months ago, we pledged £350 million a year for community resources, aimed specifically at helping to bring autistic people and those with learning disabilities out of in-patient units—over 2,000 of them—in which they are trapped. It is a scandal that we do not have the social care and community resources that are needed to prevent people being trapped in abusive...

Influenza: People with Learning Disabilities - Question (1 Oct 2019)

Baroness Hollins: ...the Minister for his reply and for the helpful conversation that we had earlier. There has been a recent government consultation about how to introduce mandatory training on learning disability and autism. Can the Minister advise when the Government’s plans will be published and how soon they expect training to be offered? Everybody hopes that such training, especially co-delivered by...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Autism (1 Oct 2019)

Julie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children aged five-years old and under with a special educational need arising from autism or autism spectrum disorder had (a) an Education, Health and Care Plan and (b) received SEN support in each English region in each year since 2010.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 6 (30 Sep 2019)

Emma Little Pengelly: ...of the troubles—and the survivors of historical institutional abuse, those who are sitting on waiting lists, those who are dying on waiting lists, people who are waiting for their child to get an autism assessment, and people who are in desperate need of public services—ask me why those issues were picked for this House to decide to legislate on, despite the convention. Why pick those...

Health Infrastructure Plan (30 Sep 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...services in Darlington. I know these problems are not unique to my constituency, but they are dire. There are young people and children in Darlington who have been waiting for 18 months for an autism diagnosis. The situation needs urgent attention. Will the Minister please meet me to discuss how we can improve the situation?

Scottish Parliament: Motor Neurone Disease (Blue Badge Scheme) (26 Sep 2019)

Rachael Hamilton: ...for the mobility component of the personal independence payment. In 2017, Scotland’s blue badge scheme was extended to include carers and relatives of people with conditions including dementia, autism and Down’s syndrome, but not MND. Waiting times and application difficulties act as barriers to people with MND obtaining a blue badge under the current circumstances. Because a person...

Points of Order (9 Sep 2019)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...thank you to you for something else you have done in your time as Speaker. You have hosted events for more than 1,000 charities in Speaker’s House. You have been a true champion of people with autism. Today, as the all-party parliamentary group publishes a report on the 10 years since the Autism Act 2009, I pay tribute to everything you have done, particularly for charitable works, but...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Learning Disability (9 Sep 2019)

Caroline Dinenage: Improving the care and support for people with a learning disability or autism, remains a government priority. ‘Building the Right Support’ is the national plan in England to build community capacity to allow people with a learning disability or autism to live and be supported well in their community. The NHS Long Term Plan commits to implementing the ‘Building the Right Support’ plan...


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