Results 1–20 of 1976 for charity commission

Council Funding and Social Care — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: My hon. Friend is right. The reports, reviews and commissions that have looked into this issue have laid out clearly the scale of the problem. It has been made clear that the problem is bad today but will get worse year on year unless action is taken. Cross-party attempts have been made to resolve the issue, only to be undermined by the Conservative party, which wants to use it to wave the...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Power to remove or reduce mandatory reliefs in cases of business rates avoidance (21 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: ...discretion to empty property rates relief. The Government have been clear that we wish to retain the benefits that the system of mandatory reliefs brings. Mandatory reliefs provide businesses and charities with certainty and a consistent framework within which to operate and grow. For example, the small business rate relief scheme provides uniform support for all small businesses, applied...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Needs assessment prior to each reset (21 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...with the industry, the sector and those affected, we ought to listen to what they have to say and consider it in the right way. Members might be aware that the Local Government Association commissioned an independent review into local government finance and whether it is sustainable. The review recognised that we are in a period of austerity, but that demand for public services is...

Business of the House (22 February): Motor Neurone Disease/Gordon Aikman (20 Feb 2017)

Jo Johnson: ...of the basic molecular mechanisms underlying MND, improve the assessment of disease progression and identify biomarkers of disease activity in patients with different types of MND. It also works in partnership with charities and other funders, nationally and internationally, to support research into MND. In addition to the MRC, the BBSRC funds world-class bioscience and biotechnology that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Action on Smoking and Health: Complaints (15 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: The Department does not hold a record of any complaints about Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). As ASH is a charity any complaints should be raised with the Charity Commission.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Charities: Regulation (9 Feb 2017)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to introduce the Law Commission Bill on Charity Regulation.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (9 Feb 2017)

Emma Harper: ...Housing Association, Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce and community transport initiatives. The Food Train, which originated in Dumfries and Galloway in 1995, is an excellent example to highlight. The charity, which supports older people, started after the elderly forum spoke to its members and asked them what services would help in their day-to-day lives. It began by taking orders...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill - Report (7 Feb 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...price controls on drugs without talking about patient access to innovative drugs and treatments. At the moment we are seeing an unprecedented level of rationing, both locally and nationally. Locally, clinical commissioning groups are making some really perverse decisions, ranging from cutting out health promotion programmes to being incredibly restrictive on operations and restricting...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence: Advisory Services (6 Feb 2017)

Sarah Newton: The Government has reviewed the findings of the 2016 Annual Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) count, produced by the charity SafeLives, which shows there has been an increase in IDVA provision of 4.6% from the 2015 survey. As set out in our Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy, the Government is working to help local areas improve commissioning of services for...

Child Contact Centres (Accreditation) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (3 Feb 2017)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: Cafcass, the Ministry of Justice and successive Governments from both sides of the House. Therefore, I believe there is a need to call for regulations to be agreed to ensure that those responsible for commissioning contact arrangements for children and families involved in public law matters tender only with properly accredited suppliers who adhere to the agreed national standards. I...

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)

Mark Lancaster: available for as long as is necessary. In addition to legal advice, the MOD will provide pastoral support, either directly through regimental associations, through Veterans UK, or in partnership with the veterans charities, depending on the individual needs and circumstances. As I said, I shall touch briefly on three areas, starting with veterans’ health. It is only right that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cervical Cancer: Screening (1 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: ...; access to data, cleansing, benchmarking for providers, timely and useful information for commissioners; - Behavioural insight – communication with commissioners, providers, patients and public; - Commissioning levers – commissioning contracts in public health (Section 7a) and primary care, inclusion of work to increase uptake and decease inequalities in Section 7a...

Scottish Parliament: Female Genital Mutilation (1 Feb 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...8212;and so-called honour-based violence, which is murder and violence just the same. Child marriage is often physically violent and in many cases is tantamount to rape. Jasvinder Sanghera, who founded the charity Karma Nirvana, which receives 850 calls a month, mostly from victims, said: “Emotional blackmail is huge in these cases. Either you are going to be raped on your wedding...

Health: Neurological Services - Question for Short Debate (31 Jan 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has provided a range of expert guidance to manage neurological conditions, including a motor neurone disease guideline in 2016 that was described by one of the leading charities as “hugely significant”. So, although I recognise the comments of noble Lords about what can still be dome, good progress has been made. The Public...

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Grantchester: ...principle of agreement requires a market value, even a deemed value, rather than compensation for a loss. In trying to get this code right, the Government sensibly undertook consultations and asked the Law Commission to come up with a solution. However, they suddenly changed tack and came up with this new interpretation which has caused consternation to many who sense that the Government...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cervical Cancer: Screening (31 Jan 2017)

David Mowat: ...; access to data, cleansing, benchmarking for providers, timely and useful information for commissioners; - Behavioural insight – communication with commissioners, providers, patients and public; - Commissioning levers – commissioning contracts in public health (S7a) and primary care, inclusion of work to increase uptake and decease inequalities in Section 7a specifications; -...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (30 Jan 2017)

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin: My Lords, I remind the House of my interests as declared in the register as chief executive of a medical research charity and chair of the NCRI, as I mentioned earlier. This is a probing amendment. I apologise that I was unable to attend Second Reading, when I would have flagged up this issue. I took a tumble over the handlebars of my bicycle, so I was not able to be here. I am recovering,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Help (30 Jan 2017)

Robert Goodwill: Information on the number of staff employed is a matter for Migrant Help, but full details of their funding received can found in Annual Trustees Report and accounts published on the Charity Commission website: harities/DocumentList.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1088631&a mp;SubsidiaryNumber=0&DocType=AccountList

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