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Standards in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (9 Sep 2021)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ..., whether the rules were adequate and whether the rules were broken. It has to investigate whether there was any impropriety in the awarding of £2 billion-worth of Covid contracts to Conservative donors or friends of Ministers, because £2 billion is a lot of taxpayers’ money. It would be helpful if the noble Lord, Lord Bethell, could report back on the legal action as soon as he is in...

Black History Month (20 Oct 2020)

Wendy Chamberlain: ...of my hon. Friend the Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (Jamie Stone), was opened in 1813 by Hugh Rose Ross of Glastullich, a slaver funded by £175,000, in today’s money, from donors in the Caribbean. It is not just our places or our institutions but our people who have deep-rooted connections to the slave trade. The most famous Greenockian other than Victor Meldrew is...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (13 Mar 2020)

Lord Robathan: ...Ministers, other Ministers and some who never did anything very much down the other end. There are distinguished public servants, lawyers, judges and academics. There are trade unionists and donors to all three main parties. There are party hacks and political advisers. There are some who have been rewarded for changing party allegiance, and some for being friends or sharing a flat with a...

Trade Deals and Fair Trade — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (11 Mar 2020)

Conor Burns: ...programme, which helps developing countries to reduce inefficient border processes, excessive red tape and administrative bottlenecks, which are hindrances to effective trade. The UK is the largest donor to the WTO’s enhanced integrated framework, providing technical and financial support to build trade capacity in 51 of the poorest countries in the world and to increase agricultural...

Defence, Diplomacy and Development Policy - Motion to Take Note (30 Jan 2020)

Baroness Sugg: ...Union after we leave tomorrow. We will continue to collaborate closely with our ECHO colleagues on a number of humanitarian reform priorities. We are pleased to be working together with them as donor representatives in the Grand Bargain’s facilitation group. We are of course looking for a positive relationship. The EU will be an important partner in global challenges and ECHO will...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (7 Jan 2020)

Baroness Goldie: .... The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leeds had some sage advice which, with all due deference to him, I would say he essentially paraphrased from the national bard of my country, Robert Burns: “O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!” I think that applies equally to individuals and to Governments Perhaps that also echoes the sentiment of the noble...

Economic and Fiscal Outlook (30 Apr 2018)

Peter Dowd: ...Customs has become a pale imitation of its former self, with staff and resource levels cut by 17% since 2010. HMRC’s failure to investigate Lycamobile, one of the Conservative party’s largest donors, for money laundering raises further questions about its independence and effectiveness. The Chancellor has been privately lobbied into supporting the former Prime Minister’s UK-China...

Scottish Parliament: Robert Burns (Economic Potential) (17 Jan 2018)

Linda Fabiani: The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-09328, in the name of Joan McAlpine, on the economic potential of Robert Burns. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the Parliament welcomes the contribution that Robert Burns continues to make to Scotland’s economic and cultural life; understands that business generated...

Sudan and South Sudan - Question for Short Debate (11 Dec 2017)

Baroness Cox: ...forced to flee their homes by GOS military offensives and live in caves with deadly snakes. I listened to many people who described their anguish including a father, five of whose children had been burned alive when a bomb from a GOS Antonov set the hut ablaze. His sixth child, whom I met, is suffering from burns and mental trauma. I also met a girl who survived a cobra bite; most do not....

Party Funding Reform - Question for Short Debate (3 Nov 2016)

Lord Tyler: ...lead and convene talks itself, rather than waiting for them to emerge”. That was the unanimous recommendation of a Select Committee of your Lordships’ House, chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Burns, and which represented all groups in the House—three of which are here this evening, I am delighted to say—and it was of course subsequently welcomed on all sides of the House. The report...

Trade Union Bill - Report (16 Mar 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...opt-in process for union subscriptions. We had substantial discussion last week in this House about these clauses following, and informed by, the excellent work undertaken by the noble Lord, Lord Burns, and his Select Committee. I share the tributes paid by the noble Baroness, Lady Smith of Basildon, to the committee, its staff and the speed of its proceedings. These clauses are about the...

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding — Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2016)

Lord Robathan: ..., having been a member of the committee, I pay tribute to the Cross-Benchers, such as the noble Earl who has just spoken, for their measured contributions. I particularly thank the noble Lord, Lord Burns, for his skilful handling of the committee, which must not have always been easy, and his very good humour. As a new Member of this House, I have noticed that people are sometimes...

Space Policy: House of Lords Reform (14 Jan 2016)

Peter Grant: ...of former MPs to the House of Lords, at least for a period of five or 10 years afterwards? Secondly, there seems to be a high correlation between new appointments to the House of Lords and previous donors to party coffers. I am told that about 25% of all recent appointments by the Prime Minister were of people who had made substantial donations to the party coffers. I do not object to...

Written Answers — Health: Organs: Donors (1 Mar 2012)

Simon Burns: ...Organ Donation Taskforce in 2008, a great deal of work has taken place to strengthen the donation programme and increase the number of organs available for patients. People may sign up to the Organ Donor Register when they register with a new general practitioner; when applying for a new passport; when applying for a European Health Insurance Card, a Boots advantage card or a driving...

Written Answers — Health: Organs: Donors (1 Mar 2012)

Simon Burns: ...might have the potential to deliver benefits, it would present significant difficulties. Action is being taken to strengthen the donation programme and we are seeing significant improvement in donor rates. We need to give time for these improvements to be worked through fully and assess their success before looking to change the system further.

Written Answers — Health: Transplant Surgery (1 Mar 2012)

Simon Burns: Since the publication of the Organ Donation Taskforce report in 2008, good progress has been made with donor rates having increased by some 31% and continuing to rise. In order to maintain progress, we have established a Transitional Steering Group (TSG), chaired by Chris Rudge, the former National Clinical Director for Transplantation. The TSG will support action up to 2013 at national,...

Written Answers — Health: Transplant Surgery (1 Mar 2012)

Simon Burns: ...organ donation who are based at hospitals throughout the country. They work closely with intensive care and emergency department staff to identify both brain death, and circulatory death potential donors, as well as supporting bereaved families through the organ donation process. Once the specialist nurse is informed of a potential organ donor they are responsible for giving information...

Written Answers — Health: Organs: Donors (29 Feb 2012)

Simon Burns: ...the black and minority ethnic populations such as working with faith organisations, local radio stations or organisations like the African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust. People may sign up to the Organ Donor Register when they register with a new general practitioner; when applying for a new passport; when applying for a European Health Insurance Card, a Boots advantage card or a driving...

Written Answers — Health: Organs: Donors (29 Feb 2012)

Simon Burns: The current number of people on the Organ Donor Register is 18,617,022 as of 24 February 2012.

Written Answers — Health: Blood: Donors (28 Apr 2011)

Simon Burns: The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) is currently reviewing the evidence base for donor exclusion and deferral in the United Kingdom, including criteria which relate to sexual behaviour. Once the review is complete, SaBTO will make recommendations to UK Health Departments as to whether any changes to the current policy are warranted.

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