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Results 21–40 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Bradley

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2016)

Lord Bradley: I am grateful to the Minister for his comments. I will look carefully at the sections he has identified to reaffirm the assurances he has given. In the meantime, I beg leave to withdraw my amendment. Amendment 69 withdrawn. Clause 4, as amended, agreed. Clause 5: Power to obtain information about local services

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2016)

Lord Bradley: I rise to speak briefly to Amendment 73. I will not repeat the arguments I made for the previous amendment, but this amendment suggests an upper limit of 30 days, which is reasonable and justifiable in the context of the Bill. I look forward to the Minister’s further comments on that proposal.

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2016)

Lord Bradley: I rise to speak to Amendment 61A in my name and to Amendment 66 in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Berkeley. On Amendment 61A, although the franchising authority should seek to enforce breaches of registration requirements by reference to the traffic commissioner, there are circumstances where that will not provide a swift, effective remedy. The right to request a court to exercise...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, very briefly, I also strongly support these amendments—late or not. We hear under the devolution deal a lot about the integration of health and social care and the integration of physical and mental health. Part of that is the integration of the transport system to enable people, particularly in the conurbations and city of Manchester—a poor and often elderly population who rely...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Jul 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I shall speak briefly to Amendment 42 in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Berkeley. I understand that the amendment may not be perfectly drafted—it may be more appropriate to have “of” rather than “and to”, but we can deal with that when the Minister gives me comfort that he accepts its basic direction of travel. The amendment’s purpose is to look at the role of...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (29 Jun 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I will speak very briefly to my Amendment 5 and to others in the group. I preface my remarks in Committee by reminding the Minister what I said at Second Reading: it is essential that the Bill reaches the statute book to comply with the devolution deal for Greater Manchester and for the elected mayor. I live in Manchester and am obviously grateful to Transport for Greater Manchester...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jun 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I am pleased to make a short contribution to this Second Reading debate. In the light of the excellent contributions we have already had, I think I will be even shorter. The Bill is incredibly important for Greater Manchester. I live in Greater Manchester, so I will restrict my comments to the issues in the Bill that relate to that area. I shall give noble Lords some background on...

NHS: Mental Health Services — Question (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I declare my health interests. As we have heard, the collection of financial data on the investment in mental health services is crucial. I am grateful to the Minister for writing to me recently to confirm the Government’s support for the Mental Health Task Force’s priority recommendations at an additional cost of £1 billion a year by 2021, with investment beginning in 2016-17....

Health: Adult Psychiatric Care - Question (22 Feb 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I declare my health interests. I, too, welcome the excellent report and recommendations by the noble Lord, Lord Crisp, and his commission, and also the report and recommendations of the Mental Health Taskforce published last week. I would be grateful for clarification from the Minister on the financial commitments that the Government have made on the crucial implementation of the...

Prison Reform — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I declare my interest as a trustee of the Prison Reform Trust. It is clearly welcome that the new Secretary of State is considering prison reform again, and the proposals to invest in the prison estate are equally welcome. I commend the five-point plan introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, in his excellent opening speech. However, it is crucial to understand that prison reform...

National Health Service — Motion to Take Note (14 Jan 2016)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Turnberg on obtaining this timely and wide-ranging debate. I declare my health interests as shown in the register. I will concentrate my short contribution on mental health, which I believe has never been higher on the public’s agenda. The NHS currently spends only about 13% of its budget on mental health treatment and support, including GP...

Prisons: Young People — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, at the start I declare my health and related interests—in particular, that I am a trustee of the Prison Reform Trust and the Centre for Mental Health. I add my congratulations to my noble friend Lord Harris on securing this very important debate about his fine report on 18 to 24 year-olds who have died in tragic circumstances in prison. I commend his crucial recommendations, which...

Health: Parity of Esteem — Question (20 Oct 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, the five-year investment in child and adolescent mental health services is welcome, but the scale of the problem of achieving parity of esteem is huge, as a recent NSPCC report clearly showed. It stated that out of over 186,000 cases referred by doctors from 35 mental health trusts, nearly 40,000 children received no help at all. The investment equates to barely over £1 million per...

Mental Health Services — Question (19 Oct 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, I declare my health interests. Although I welcome the ban on the use of police cells as places of safety for children under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act by July 2016, barely nine months away, does the Minister believe that the £50 million investment in health-based places of safety will be sufficient to achieve a similar ban on the use of police cells for adults and...

Health: Skin Cancer — Question (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, there is a clinical trial known as Matilda at the world-renowned Christie Hospital in Manchester, funded by the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research. This aims to treat patients with melanoma using their own white cells, which can recognise and destroy cancer cells. It was approved in 2014 but then halted because excess treatment costs, which...

Health: Multiple Pregnancy — Question (13 Jul 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, does the Minister accept that multiple births can sometimes require additional emotional support for mothers? Will he therefore ensure that some of the extra resources allocated to child mental health services are targeted at perinatal healthcare to ensure that all maternity services have access to a perinatal mental health professional as recommended by NICE guidelines?

Occupational Pensions: Survivor Benefits — Question (13 Jul 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, the Minister said in the Sunday Times last November: “There has been so much unfairness in pensions over the years. Sadly, this is another unfairness, and should not be permitted these days”. In the light of that, are the Government going to bring forward proposals quickly to match those words? What provision have they now made to meet the costs of addressing restrictions on...

Mental Health: Young People — Question for Short Debate (30 Jun 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, declaring my health interest, I also congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Tyler of Enfield, on obtaining this short debate and her excellent contribution to it, and thank noble Lords for all the excellent contributions to this debate this evening. Child mental health is rightly now very high on the health agenda and there is a huge interest in mental health among the public, for...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Committee (3rd Day)(Continued) (29 Jun 2015)

Lord Bradley: My Lords, very briefly, I support this probing amendment which has been so eloquently moved and spoken to by my noble friend Lord Warner and Lord Hunt. I said in our debate last week that I suspected that we would need a second debate for clarification of NHS responsibilities and their relationship with the combined authority. I know that the Minister will be anxious to come to the Dispatch...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (24 Jun 2015)

Lord Bradley: I am grateful to the Minister for the responses she has been able to make, and I am sure she will read the debate with as great an interest as we all will and write to us with further answers to the questions she has not been able fully to address this evening. I said at the beginning that this was the first, but I suspect not the last, debate we would have on health and social care. Our...


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