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Universal Credit - Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2017)

the Bishop of Durham: ...of making work pay. While it still has the potential to transform this broken system, its current shape risks undermining these two core objectives for the neediest in the nation and thus failing British families. Almost every week, I receive heart-breaking stories about how the transition to UC is devastating the lives of claimants. What does the five or six-week waiting period, which is...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Voluntary Work: Charities (16 Nov 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...sector, including charity retailers/shops to identify opportunities.The DWP National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) has 10 of the largest charity retailers on its portfolio including the British Heart Foundation, Mind and Scope.Between them these organisations have over 3,500 outlets bringing in over 62,000 volunteering and work experience opportunities across a range of job...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Voluntary Work: Charities (15 Nov 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...has clear communication channels set up with employers including charitable organisations. DWP’s National Employer and Partnership Team work with 10 well known charities such as Barnado’s, British Heart Foundation and others to make over 62,000 volunteering and work experience opportunities available to Jobcentre Plus claimants. These are then communicated through the Jobcentre...

Scottish Parliament: Prejudice-based Bullying and Harassment in Schools, and Personal and Social Education (15 Nov 2017)

Johann Lamont: ...judgmental world of social media. It is unrealistic to think that personal and social education can sort out all those problems for us. I know, from my working life, that St Andrew’s First Aid, the British Heart Foundation and—particularly dear to my heart—Remembering Srebrenica Scotland all want to go into schools and work with PSE teachers. Many organisations recognise...

Scottish Parliament: World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day (14 Nov 2017)

Linda Fabiani: ...the condition; notes that up to two-thirds of people with COPD remain undiagnosed and, without optimal treatment, progressive lung disease reduces their quality of life; commends charities such as the British Lung Foundation and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland for the work they do to raise awareness of COPD and helping to ensure that people in the South Scotland parliamentary region and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Children (8 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: Public Health England, NHS England, the British Heart Foundation, HEART UK and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are working in partnership to aid the implementation of recently updated NICE guidance on familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). A cholesterol test is included as part of an NHS Health Check. This provides a key opportunity to identify the first case of FH...

Calais: Refugees - Question for Short Debate (2 Nov 2017)

Baroness Hamwee: ...;s Edinburgh International Festival, a diorama about two young refugees from Afghanistan, depicted the police in northern France as huge aggressive birds. It was very powerful. We must thank the big-hearted people who still present a human face in Calais, as the noble Baroness said. They come back from helping refugees, appalled that the French police pepper spray babies’ nappies, as...

Vaping — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (1 Nov 2017)

Gareth Johnson: ...shows that e-cigarettes are far safer” than tobacco, even in the long term. It also says that “Growing evidence shows e-cigarettes are helping people stop smoking”. That is a pretty clear position. The British Heart Foundation has also looked into vaping and said: “e-cigarettes are not harm-free.” It has said: “We would not advise non-smokers to take up...

Scottish Parliament: Promoting Active Travel (31 Oct 2017)

Alison Johnstone: ...many aspects of life in Scotland. It is essential that these activities, which are the solutions to so many of the challenges that we face, are invested in—and properly. We know that the cost of heart disease and diabetes alone takes £40 million annually from the national health service, but that is just under half of the amount that physical inactivity is costing us. As members...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (27 Oct 2017)

Steve Brine: ...care for patients once a positive diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is made. Public Health England is working with NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, HEART UK and the British Heart Foundation on the development of an implementation guide; expected to be published shortly. The guide is for commissioners and local health economies, and aims to...

Air and Water Pollution: Impact - Motion to Take Note (26 Oct 2017)

Baroness Randerson: ...speakers have referred to the obvious importance of the impact of pollution on health, particularly air pollution as an insidious threat. Many organisations are working on this now: the BMA, the British Lung Foundation, the British Heart Foundation and the Royal College of Physicians. Friends of the Earth has also done a great deal of work on this. I want to concentrate on transport...

Modern Slavery Act 2015: Global LGBT Rights (26 Oct 2017)

Nick Herbert: ...UK may be guilty of some kind of neo-colonialism by seeking to impose our views on countries in the same way as we did in the past. It is true that 40 of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth criminalised same-sex activity using legislation inherited from the British empire. I would argue that our history gives us a special responsibility to atone for the measures that we introduced,...

Intergenerational Fairness in Government Policy - Motion to Take Note (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Willetts: ...this debate to the House today. It is a very important subject. I should perhaps declare my interest as a baby boomer, but I should also declare my interest as the executive chair of the Resolution Foundation, which is doing a lot of research on this subject. Indeed, I am chairing an intergenerational commission on this very topic which is graced by, among others, the noble Lord, Lord...

UK Relations with Taiwan — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (24 Oct 2017)

Jim Shannon: ..., as it shows that a border dispute must not signal the death of mutually beneficial trading deals. The Republic of Ireland is essential to our trade, as it is a big importer of our goods, and vice versa. Even if the British mainland makes it abundantly clear that Northern Ireland remains British and continues to do so, that will not stop trade with the Republic of Ireland. That can and...

Tobacco Control Plan (19 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: ...the successes of the previous control plan, established by the coalition Government, and aims to herald a smoke-free generation—I say that while recognising that much yet needs to be done. I wholeheartedly support the principle of preventative spending on early intervention, which can prevent negative health outcomes later in life. I also welcome the investment in tackling ill health...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Equality (19 Oct 2017)

Damian Green: ...listed below. Data is not held on the race or ethnicity of individuals who were consulted. Academic sector Academy Of Medical Sciences Birkbeck College, University of London Bristol University British Academy Huddersfield University London School of Economics NatCen Social Research Royal Society Sheffield University Universities UK University of Edinburgh University of Essex University...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (19 Oct 2017)

Steve Brine: Public Health England (PHE) is part of a cross-organisation national familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) Steering Group, led by the National Clinical Director for Heart Disease. PHE is working with NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), HEART UK and the British Heart Foundation on the development of an implementation guide which will be published in early...

Brexit: Agriculture and Farm Animal Welfare (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Krebs: ...member for the skilful way in which he chaired our meetings and drew these two reports to powerful and important conclusions. In my short speech, I want to talk about two questions which lie at the heart of what we have been debating this evening. First: what is the Government’s plan for feeding the nation with affordable, safe and nutritious food after Brexit? We have not had a food...

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Stephen Kerr: ...-improved customer experience. This is the world we are already living in. Data protection should be about providing assurance that the data each of us provides to public bodies and private organisations is safe. The foundation principle of data protection must be trust. Each individual citizen must feel that their rights are protected in law, and they should also know that their rights...


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