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Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Technology: Disability (21 Oct 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: ...Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the recommendations on improving digital accessibility for disabled people of the Extra Costs Commission, initiated by the disability charity Scope in July 2014.

National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (20 Oct 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...this, only 37% of local health services in England have a fracture liaison service. We need local commissioners to ensure that a fracture liaison service is linked to every hospital and held to account for commissioning fracture liaison services that cross the boundaries between health and social care so that the two marry. It is important that it does so. Arthritis may not kill, but it...

Public Bill Committee: Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill: Abolition of Gift Aid donations threshold (18 Oct 2016)

Jane Ellison: publish that information, it would provide valuable information to that dishonest minority whom the Government are trying to root out. I would like to reassure the Committee that HMRC works with charity regulators to ensure that charities are properly regulated, the abuse of charities is properly and robustly dealt with, and the tax reliefs claimed are used for charitable purposes. If a...

Earlier Cancer Diagnosis: NHS Finances (18 Oct 2016)

John Baron: ..., one recommendation. Reports can always come up with myriad recommendations, but we believe in short reports and, having consulted with the wider cancer community, the good and the great of the cancer world, the charities, patients and so forth, we came up with one recommendation: to ensure that we focus the local NHS, the clinical commissioning groups— primary care trusts then,...

Baby Loss: Independent Living: Disabled People (13 Oct 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: ...19% of non-disabled Londoners. Worst of all, disabled people are twice as likely to live in poverty. That statistic should shame us all. The ghastly 6,500 tax on living has been itemised by the Extra Costs Commission, with a clear set of recommendations on how to reduce it. It identified transport, energy, clothing, bedding, specialised disability equipment and insurance as areas...

Libraries, Bookshops and Booksellers - Motion to Take Note (13 Oct 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...the development of the library service, while recognising the importance of safeguarding a service that is fit for purpose now and in the future. It invests directly in development activity, including funding support to the Society of Chief Librarians, as well as reading and literacy charities such as The Reading Agency and Book Trust, which deliver programmes in partnership with...

Baby Loss (13 Oct 2016)

Justin Madders: ..., how important it is for that support to be provided as often as possible. The hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) spoke with great knowledge of this subject. He mentioned the shocking statistic that 68% of local authorities do not commission bereavement support, and presented a volley of other statistics revealing a lack of access to mental health support across...

Backbench Business: Tobacco Control Plan — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (13 Oct 2016)

Kevin Barron: ...electronic cigarettes helped an additional 18,000 people to quit smoking. That illustrates how electronic cigarettes have the potential to be a huge public health innovation. There is growing consensus, including charities such as the British Lung Foundation, Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of Physicians, that electronic cigarettes are a very useful tool for smoking cessation. We...

Child Tax Credits — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Oct 2016)

Caroline Nokes: ...course, we are aware that these exemptions are sensitive and complicated, and we want to make sure that we get this process right. That is why we are consulting with a number of stakeholders from charities, women’s representative organisations and indeed religious groups. The Government recognise that women who have a child born as a result of rape face extremely difficult...

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill (11 Oct 2016)

Rob Wilson: ...eating. We constantly keep these matters under review. As my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary said earlier, an outreach team in the Treasury is working on face-to-face presentations. So far, 650 charities have taken up that opportunity, and it has increased take-up. The feedback from the sector has been extremely positive, but we will continue to work on awareness and take-up with...

Next Steps in Leaving the European Union: Neighbourhood Planning Bill (10 Oct 2016)

Iain Stewart: ...from my constituency. On the southern edge of Milton Keynes is a charming little village called Bow Brickhill. It has a few hundred residents. It is a place of great civic pride and engagement. If there is a charity event to raise funds for a local facility, the residents are the ones who put together all the events to raise the money. They have engaged enthusiastically with neighbourhood...

Wales Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2016)

Lord Howarth of Newport: My Lords, this Bill should not have been placed before Parliament in the state it is in. For all the work of the Silk commission, of which the noble Lord, Lord Bourne, was a distinguished member, three successive Secretaries of State, pre-legislative scrutiny of a draft Bill and then scrutiny of this Bill by the House of Commons, it is a mess. It is confused and opaque. The opacity is not...

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.

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