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Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Flags: South Belfast (27 Sep 2016)

Claire Hanna: ...Alliance Party, which has a long-standing and honourable position on the issue, have been seeking regulation for several years. If that is not going to come centrally, we need to push for it. A commission on flags and identity has been created, which, after a year, has released the names of its members, but we have yet to hear any news from it. As it is primarily made up of...

Scottish Parliament: Eye Health Week (20 Sep 2016)

Stuart McMillan: ...loss can fully participate.” The see hear strategy, which was launched by the Scottish Government in 2014, raised the profile of sensory impairments. Most notably, the strategy called for consistency in how services are planned and commissioned across Scotland’s 32 local authorities, each of which had to set up local implementation groups. It also called for a move towards...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Palliative Care (16 Sep 2016)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide guidance to Clinical Commissioning Groups on working with charities to provide comprehensive palliative care services for patients of all ages; and if so, when.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Children (15 Sep 2016)

David Mowat: ...due to the use of standardised protocols in clinical trials and centralisation of care. NICE Improving Outcomes Guidance for Children and Young People serves to assist National Health Service trusts in planning, commissioning and organising services for children and young people with cancer. It recommends, among other things, that all care must be provided in age-appropriate facilities....

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: Females (15 Sep 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: ...for PHSE lessons specifically about gender equality (Apr 2016). GEO has been working with the PSHE Association to consult teachers on how best to deliver this commitment. 2 Fund the Freedom Charity to expand the ‘Train the Trainers’ project…. (Apr 2016). GEO funded the Freedom Charity to expand their ‘Train the Trainers’ project to reach a greater number...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (15 Sep 2016)

Damian Green: ...values the role supported housing plays and is committed to encouraging further development to meet future demand. Over the past number of months, we have spoken to providers, local authorities, charities, representative bodies and the Devolved Administrations about the future funding arrangements for the sector. We are also grateful for the extensive input from these groups into our...

Scottish Parliament: Glow Gold September (15 Sep 2016)

Aileen Campbell: ...of age, and raising awareness is important to get to early diagnosis. That important point underpinned Jeremy Balfour’s speech. To support GPs to refer and diagnose cancer as early as possible, we commissioned a full review of the Scottish referral guidelines for suspected cancer. The review, which was led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in 2014, led to the inclusion of specific...

Cross-departmental Strategy on Social Justice — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (14 Sep 2016)

David Burrowes: .... May I take that a stage further? Although there is a question mark about who is responding to the cross-departmental strategy on social justice, we can be in no doubt about the impact of a lack of such a strategy. While there are great opportunities through local charities that bring things together, the impact is on those like Lucy. My test of the Government’s cross-departmental...

Wales Bill: Establishment of Two Distinct Jurisdictions (12 Sep 2016)

Gerald Jones: ...; by those who work with addicts. The number of machines has grown steadily. Last year, there were some 1,500 of them in Wales. Each betting shop can have up to four of them, and according to Living Room—a Cardiff charity that helps gambling addicts—an estimated 1.6 billion was staked on FOBTs in Wales last year. Of course, many millions of people partake in gambling,...

Schools that Work for Everyone (12 Sep 2016)

Justine Greening: The reality is that we will work with the Charity Commission to set a more stretching, tougher bar for independent schools to demonstrate that they are, indeed, eligible for charitable status. If they are unable or unwilling to meet those tougher standards, they simply will not be able to get charitable status, and that will then, of course, impact on their tax status too.

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...speedy recovery. The richness of the debate highlights the breadth of civil society expertise in this House and demonstrates the importance we all place on preserving and championing the vital roles of charities, trade unions and civil society within our democracy. I therefore welcome the efforts of the Lords Select Committee on Charities, chaired by the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley. I...

Scottish Parliament: Named Person Policy (8 Sep 2016)

John Swinney: service—to ensure that everyone works together to improve outcomes for the child or young person. It is an agenda that enshrines the principle of early intervention that was championed by the Christie commission and embraced by the Parliament and several of its committees over many years of inquiry. Those are fundamentally decent aims that Parliament has endorsed repeatedly on...

Garden Bridge (7 Sep 2016)

Andrew Jones: ...into this project. The London Assembly has reviewed the procurement process, the National Audit Office has reviewed the project and is currently reviewing the Department’s grant control measures, and the Charity Commission is looking at how the trust is run as a charity. We have never sought to make any secret of these investigations. I can go further by saying that the fact that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Females (7 Sep 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: ...PHSE lessons specifically about gender equality (Apr 2016). GEO has been working with the PSHE Association to consult teachers on how best to deliver this commitment. 2 GEO Fund the Freedom Charity to expand the ‘Train the Trainers’ project…. (Apr 2016). GEO funded the Freedom Charity to expand their ‘Train the Trainers’ project to reach a greater number...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2016-17 (7 Sep 2016)

Claire Baker: ...on some parts of the programme for government. The proposed contract (third party rights) bill and expenses and funding of civil litigation bill are two welcome pieces of legislation that the Scottish Law Commission recommended. We will work with the Government on their delivery. The limitation (childhood abuse) bill was announced yesterday. The child abuse inquiry is challenging and needs...

Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Report - Motion to Take Note (6 Sep 2016)

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton: ...I lobbied and demonstrated and I even got arrested in the 13-year battle for the DDA. I served on the ministerial taskforce that set the parameters for the legislation and then on the Disability Rights Commission to enforce the law, educate the public and develop good practice. When the commissions on race, sex and disability were merged with the new protective groups into the overarching...

Educational Performance: Boys (6 Sep 2016)

Karl McCartney: not a wholesale body of research or agreement on the causes, and it seems that the educational sector is not focused on the issue at all. That is despite the valuable work by pressure groups, charities and think tanks, and from organisations such as the Higher Education Policy Institute—particularly its “Report 84”, authored by Nick Hillman and Nicholas Robinson, with...

Finance Bill: Assessment of revenue from VAT on women’s sanitary products (5 Sep 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...a negative impact on our negotiations over the UK’s exit from the European Union. Achieving that shared goal in a legal manner before we leave the EU requires a change in EU legislation. That must follow a proposal from the Commission and the unanimous agreement of all member states. We have been actively pursuing that, and have made progress, which some Members have alluded to. The...

Health: HIV - Question for Short Debate (5 Sep 2016)

Lord Lexden: ...of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the provision of HIV and other sexual health services is in danger of becoming seriously fragmented. The crux of the problem seems to be that the division of commissioning responsibilities between NHS England, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities is confusing and unclear. The damaging implications have been the focus of a detailed...

NHS and Social Care: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: ...might be called “continuity of care”, but for that little boy it meant everything. I know, because that little boy was me. Would the statistics—the 52,000 staff currently working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups who are EU nationals, or 4.95% of the total, 7,297 of them from Poland, 7,121 from Spain, 6,227 from Portugal—have meant anything to my...

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