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Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

John Swinney: ..., we established the national cyber-resilience leaders board in September 2016 to drive forward and implement the strategy across Scotland. That board is led by the director of the Confederation of British Industry Scotland, Hugh Aitken, and it is made up of key leaders from across the public, private and third sectors, who provide strategic direction across all our sectors. The digital...

Scottish Parliament: World Hypertension Month (23 May 2017)

Linda Fabiani: ...debated, That the Parliament notes that May 2017 marks World Hypertension Month; understands that this awareness month will highlight this silent condition, which is a preventable cause of stroke and heart disease, and provide information regarding its prevention, detection and treatment; notes that it is estimated to cause around nine million deaths globally each year; understands that...

Digital Economy Bill: Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland (26 Apr 2017)

Rupa Huq: ...that, while not suggesting that dead bodies can be seen piling up on the streets of London, make it clear that malpractices have been taking place. The argument can run and run, and we can have another day for it, but I take heart from the Government’s realisation that a step in the right direction on the long and winding road is ensuring that the new arrangements for information...

Steel Industry - Question for Short Debate (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, I begin by thanking the noble Lord, Lord Mendelsohn, for bringing this debate to the House. It is extremely important. Steel is very close to many of our hearts in this Chamber. It is very good to have the chance to debate it. I have not yet visited Scunthorpe under the new management of Greybull, but I very much look forward to doing so and meeting the team that the noble Lord met...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases (20 Apr 2017)

Wendy Morton: ...a summit on neglected tropical diseases, and we have seen the coming together of Governments, non-governmental organisations, multilateral organisations, the private sector, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which many Members have mentioned. That highlights the importance of tackling those terrible diseases that strike at the heart of some of the most vulnerable people in the...

Long-term Health Problems and Work Outcomes — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

Craig Tracey: ...would raise awareness of the benefits of providing the insurance, would act as a signal from the Government that group income protection is something good that employers should consider investing in, and would stimulate demand for and supply of this insurance. Working with its members, the Association of British Insurers has produced an economic evaluation highlighting the gains to...

Scottish Parliament: Preventative Health Agenda (18 Apr 2017)

Emma Harper: ...that 40 per cent of all health spending was on interventions that could have been prevented. The commission insisted that focusing resources on prevention measures must be a key objective. Obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, mental health issues, dementia and alcohol-related disease are major issues that affect people in Scotland—more so in the lower...

Brexit and the EU Budget (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (6 Apr 2017)

Lord Davies of Stamford: ...of a lawyer than she is either—that would be rather a bad position to be in. But all citizens are deemed to know the law, and anybody who sits in a legislature has to have a clear sense of the foundations of the law. Until a few months ago, I was a member of the committee. I enjoyed the role very much; it was a great privilege to serve under the extremely able chairmanship of the...

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Question for Short Debate (3 Apr 2017)

Lord Bates: ...due to trachoma, and over half a million people have been screened for kala-azar, a disease that is invariably fatal if not treated. Much of our support for the implementation of NTD programmes is through our world-class British institutions. The noble Lords, Lord Stone and Lord Alton, referred to many of these, particularly the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and I pay tribute to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (30 Mar 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...Sustainability and Transformation Planning, which is available at: www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/stp-aide-memoi re-prevention.pdf NHS England’s National Clinical Director for heart disease chairs an FH steering group which comprises representatives from relevant stakeholder organisations, including Public Health England. This group, with funding from the British...

Medical Research - Question for Short Debate (28 Mar 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...will provide ongoing research support. The Wellcome Trust will fund interdisciplinary research spanning biology, chemistry and bioengineering. The world’s largest health imaging study—UK Biobank—is jointly funded by the MRC, the Wellcome Trust and the British Heart Foundation. It will create the biggest collection of scans of internal organs and transform the way...

EU Membership: UK Science - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...is a very important recommendation to look at how we have a recruitment fund. I consider that we may well end up having to spend quite some money on retention. The noble Lord, Lord Mair, made a very important point when he said that our British-born academics who would otherwise live here are being attracted to other places. My son has recently gained entry into an American university he...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Defibrillators: North West (22 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The Department does not hold figures on this. However, the British Heart Foundation was awarded £1 million by the Department in both 2015/16 and 2016/17 to invest in public access defibrillators. NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention is supporting the British Heart Foundation in its work to identify the location of public access...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Lord Touhig: ...staff who drew up the speakers list. The House will not be denied my noble friend’s comments; he will speak at the end of the debate. Seventy years ago last month, on 24 February 1947, the British ambassador to Washington was instructed by Labour Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin to deliver a memorandum to George Marshall, the American Secretary of State. The memorandum made clear that...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Baroness Mobarik: .... We value the work of CPA UK and CPA International. My noble friend Lady Anelay was pleased to recently meet both CPA UK chief executive Andrew Tuggey and CPA Secretary-General Akbar Khan. British high commissioners around our diplomatic network have regular discussions with parliamentarians and civil society across the Commonwealth, including in Kenya, Fiji and India. My noble friend...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Graham Evans: ...sat on the Work and Pensions Committee in the previous Parliament, when the Government’s mantra was helping to make work pay. That is the right course of action to take. I come to a subject that is very close to my heart, and I declare an interest as the chairman of the all-party group on beer. I welcome the relief of £1,000 for pubs with a rateable value of less than...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Lord Loomba: ...get access to even basic education. This is why goal 4 of the SDGs is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning for all. Here I declare an interest as chairman and founder of the Loomba Foundation. It has recently embarked on a new project in partnership with Rotary India Literacy Mission to skill-train 30,000 impoverished widows—1,000...

UK Exports - Question for Short Debate (8 Mar 2017)

the Earl of Dundee: ...in congratulating the noble Viscount, Lord Waverley, on securing this debate. In my remarks on UK exports and a strategy for increasing them, I will touch briefly on three aspects relating to British cities: first, their current level of success, for any future trade deal with the EU must aim to preserve and raise this standard; secondly, the actions that the Government should now take...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: ...lowest since records began. That is a good base on which to build, but it is only by equipping them for the jobs of tomorrow that we ensure that they will have real economic security. We have put education reform at the heart of our agenda since 2010, and that commitment is already paying off: 89% of schools in England are now rated “good” or “outstanding”, which is...

Shale Gas - Question for Short Debate (7 Mar 2017)

Viscount Ridley: ...which is threatened by shale gas, and so I should be against it but I am not. I first visited a shale gas well in Pennsylvania in 2011 while writing a report for a think tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, founded by my noble friend Lord Lawson. At that time, most energy analysts were still arguing that shale gas was a flash in the pan. I concluded that that was almost certainly...


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