Results 1–20 of 500 for job stevens

Unavoidably Small Hospitals — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Sep 2022)

Rishi Sunak: ...I do not believe they always do as well as they could. Secondly, I echo my hon. Friend’s recommendation about booking appointments. That is a simple, practical thing and trusts can do a good job of it when members of the public have the option to travel to smaller hospitals nearby or to others further away and to get the timing of those appointments right. That has an enormous impact on...

UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (11 Jul 2022)

Lord Tunnicliffe: ..., while dealing with the climate and biodiversity crisis is ever more pressing. Through this revised Bill, the bank can play an important role in both battles, supporting the creation of good jobs and doing more to protect nature. When one of the many leadership hopefuls assumes the office of Prime Minister, these issues must be at the front of their mind. Until then, I thank the noble...

Wales: Infrastructure Investment (6 Jul 2022)

Jo Stevens: ...will be 11% lower by 2024-25 compared with last year—less money, less infrastructure. Instead of focusing on media appearances defending his indefensible boss, when will he focus on doing his job for the people of Wales?

Department for Work and Pensions: Support for the Welsh Economy and Funding for the Devolved Institutions (5 Jul 2022)

Simon Hart: ...fact that I would love to join her in a letter to the First Minister suggesting that the £96 million-worth of extra Members of the Senedd that she advocates for so passionately instead be spent on job creation in the Cynon Valley. My offer is still open to her. That would be a better use of the funds we are talking about. My hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd South (Simon Baynes) made an...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Second Reading (28 Jun 2022)

Earl Howe: ...impact on higher education institutions in terms of administrative burdens. I am the first to agree that unnecessary bureaucracy directly impacts on how well higher education providers can do their job; every pound spent on unnecessary bureaucracy is a pound less that is being spent on teaching and research. However, I am also convinced that if straightforward measures can be put in place...

Procurement Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 May 2022)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I am very glad to follow the noble Lord, Lord Stevens. He very helpfully reminded us that we might legislate but it is the Government’s job to execute. The ability with which the execution of policy is carried out is a fundamental part of this. I might also say that, as the noble Lord unfortunately discovered in the particular respect he mentioned, we can legislate but if we leave...

Wales: Costs of Living: Households and Businesses (25 May 2022)

Jo Stevens: ...As the Secretary of State’s answer demonstrates, he does not have a plan and we have not had a plan from the Chancellor. Does he think that buying value supermarket brands, getting a better-paid job or riding around on the buses all day to keep warm is the Government’s answer to the cost of living crisis?

Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice (11 May 2022)

Jonathan Gullis: ...the Online Safety Bill is coming forward, because we need to tackle those vile online sites that coerce and advise people on how to take their own lives. In Stoke-on-Trent, a young man called Brett Stevens was sadly a victim of that type of crime. His mother Angela brought that to my attention and we have been engaging with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It is vital...

Health and Care Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (5 Apr 2022)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield: ...the Ockenden review, highlighting the really severe implications for patient safety, particularly for women and babies, when there are just not enough suitably trained staff around to do the vital job that they are there to do. I looked at that review last night and found it truly shocking. In the last 24 hours, we have had a Care Quality Commission report looking at Sheffield Teaching...

Health and Care Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 80 (3 Mar 2022)

Lord Lansley: ...should be “a further review in the next two to three years.” However, the CWI was abolished in 2016 and its functions were restored, I think, to the Department of Health. The noble Lord, Lord Stevens, did not refer to this directly, but we must bear in mind the general presumption that there has never been workforce planning, although in certain respects, there has. The report on...

Health and Care Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 7 (1 Mar 2022)

Baroness Young of Old Scone: ...the Woodland Trust and vice-president of a range of environmental and conservation organisations. I thank the Government and the Minister for the assurances given. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Stevens of Birmingham, for his shuttle diplomacy between the churlish and the less churlish in achieving these very welcome amendments. I will press the Minister a little further on what she...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (9th Day): Amendment 290 (9 Feb 2022)

Baroness Cumberlege: ...are critical to a safe and good experience. In my youth, maternity was part of general practice. After being appointed much more recently to chair the maternity review for England by Simon Stevens—as he was then; now, of course. the noble Lord, Lord Stevens of Birmingham—I was determined to introduce relationship care, sometimes called “continuity of carer”, where the final “R”...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued): Amendment 225ZA (31 Jan 2022)

Lord Warner: ...when Permanent Secretaries suddenly become supporters of freedom of information legislation after they have collected their pension. We cannot ignore the fact that a person who actually did the job saw benefit in having this kind of body. If the Government are resting their case for long-term planning on Health Education England, I am more than ever reinforced by this amendment, having...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued): Amendment 174A (26 Jan 2022)

Lord Lansley: ...independence. None of that independence was intended to mean, nor has proven to, that it was not responsive to even the day-to-day wishes of a Secretary of State, as I am sure the noble Lord, Lord Stevens, would verify. What it did put in statute was that, if the Secretary of State wants to set something as an objective of NHS England, they put it in the mandate. If the Secretary of State...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued): Amendment 165 (26 Jan 2022)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...-provider tension, we have had a really interesting debate. The noble Lord, Lord Lansley, said that every Secretary of State apart from Frank Dobson, of blessed memory—my first ministerial job was serving under Frank before he was persuaded, if that is the word, by Tony Blair’s persuasive skills to go and fight Ken Livingstone for the mayorship of London—believed in it. The point is...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: ...reforms to improve recruitment and support our social care workforce, as set out in the White Paper, People at the Heart of Care: Adult Social Care Reform. I take the point of the noble Lord, Lord Stevens, that he is aware of many expectations that have passed, and I hope that this time we surprise him. We are also developing a comprehensive national plan for supporting and enabling...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 83 (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Warner: ...in this group. Taken together and perhaps integrated a bit better, they strengthen the focus in the Bill on workforce issues and workforce planning. I also congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Stevens, on his contribution to open government. For too long, we have been preoccupied with the funding of our health and care system and have tended to assume—I confess that as a Minister I...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 54 (20 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: ...and of NICE, arranging a follow-up meeting with them to discuss this matter in more detail so that I can understand the situation more. As I am sure noble Lords will appreciate, I have been in this job for only four months and am still learning an awful lot. In fact, I am learning far more in this Committee than I have in my first four months. That shows that sometimes there is no...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (Day 1): Amendment 5 (11 Jan 2022)

Lord Warner: My Lords, I support these amendments, particularly Amendments 5, 12 and 136, so powerfully spoken to by the noble Lord, Lord Stevens of Birmingham. As a kind of self-appointed historian to this Committee, I will take us back to 2005-06. There was a massive public consultation, leading to the White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say. A thousand people of diverse socioeconomic and age...

Wales: Rail Infrastructure (5 Jan 2022)

Jo Stevens: ...for the use of UK or Welsh steel in HS2 construction, so will the Secretary of State commit today to making the case in Cabinet for a Welsh steel target for HS2 construction to protect Welsh steel jobs, and will he come back to the House to confirm that he has done that?


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