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Petition - the Rohingya in Myanmar: Support for Witnesses of Terror Attacks Overseas (14 Sep 2017)

Rory Stewart: ...Grady) for bringing this important debate to the House. Terrorism by its very nature intends not just to kill but to instil terror. One of its primary aims is psychological: trauma is at the heart of the terrorist incident. Let us reflect on what somebody goes through during a terrorist attack. It is not simply the act of violence itself and the sense that they might be shot, nor is it...

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Baroness Thornton: ...has been published by the Co-op for its millions of members to read this morning. I declare an interest as a Co-operative as well as a Labour Member of your Lordships’ House and that the Young Foundation, the research and innovation institute in Bethnal Green, of which I am currently CEO, is working with the Co-op at the moment. As the noble Lord explained in his compelling and...

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

Lord Patel: ...of the hospital as an innovator in care, I mention the case of Chloe Narbonne, a 13 year-old girl from Worcester who had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy at the age of four weeks, and required a heart transplant. Her second heart transplant failed, meaning that she faced death because she would have to wait some time for another heart to be available. At that time, the doctors at the...

Bill Presented: Passchendaele (13 Jul 2017)

Paul Sweeney: ...hon. Friend the Member for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin) who made a remarkable and inspirational maiden speech about his journey from new citizen to Member of this House and we welcome him with genuine hearts. It is a great privilege to deliver my maiden speech in a debate about such a tumultuous event in our nation’s history. I congratulate the right hon. Member for New Forest East (Dr...

Businesses and SMEs - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...indeed the wealth creators. As my noble friend Lord Fraser said, their taxes fund our public services. They are the employers who create opportunities for a fulfilling career. They are the beating heart of the UK economy, and we should be doing all we can to ensure that they grow and prosper. We start from a strong position. The figures are impressive, as my noble friend Lord Popat said....

Air Quality: London - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...was raised by the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson. Almost all your Lordships mentioned the largest environmental risk to public health in the United Kingdom: poor air quality. Tonight, we have stalwarts of the British Lung Foundation and those who understand the impact on heart disease, and I thoroughly endorse all that your Lordships said. This issue contributes to the cutting short of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...on some of the measures in this Queen’s Speech. Some noble Lords have criticised the legislative agenda set before Parliament last week. I believe that that criticism is misguided. This Government are delivering on the British people’s desire to leave the European Union—a desire echoed in the recent general election when more than 80% of votes cast were for parties that...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: ...remains set to fall, the jobs of police officers, firefighters, border guards will be cut, and the NHS is “already at breaking point” and has been promised no new money. Those are not our words, but those of the British Medical Association. In various interviews over the past fortnight, the Chancellor has bemoaned the fact that he was hidden away during the election campaign...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (22 Jun 2017)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: ...aims, as set out by the noble Earl, may be clear, but it is not evident that the combination of vision, values, means and ends is adequately aligned to deliver them. The gracious Speech spoke of taking British values around the world. For that to happen, we need to know what we mean by British values, and they must be based on far more than self-protection in defence and self-interest in...

Scottish Parliament: Stroke Care (21 Jun 2017)

Colin Smyth: ...-based care, there is a need for the Scottish Government to properly fund that support, whether it is provided through local authorities, the NHS or third sector organisations such as Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. That support includes specialist stroke nurses, who in health board areas such as Dumfries and Galloway are funded through a partnership between Chest Heart & Stroke...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh Festivals (15 Jun 2017)

Fiona Hyslop: ...this debate on recognising and celebrating Edinburgh’s international festivals in their 70th year. In 1947, the conductor Rudolf Bing co-founded the festival with Henry Harvey Wood, head of the British Council, Sidney Newman, professor of music at the University of Edinburgh, and civic leaders, most notably Sir John Falconer, who spoke of his ambition that the festival should...

Scottish Parliament: National Clean Air Day 2017 (14 Jun 2017)

Linda Fabiani: ...awareness of the impact of poor air quality on people; understands that air quality is the fourth biggest public health risk across Scotland and the UK; welcomes the research, which was funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and was carried out by Professor Dave Newby at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Edinburgh; notes what it sees as the role of this in...

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...


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