Results 101–120 of 2700 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Browning

Care Services: Abuse of Learning Disabled — Question for Short Debate (13 Dec 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Kidron, and to have this opportunity to congratulate her on her maiden speech. She has been acclaimed both nationally and internationally as a film-maker, and we must add our congratulations on her choice of subject matter in her maiden speech. We look forward to future contributions from her as the years go by. I begin by...

Care Services: Winterbourne View — Statement (10 Dec 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, my noble friend said that families' concerns were ignored, but would he accept that there is huge push-back across all the public services involved with this group when anyone who is a family member of someone over the age of 18 tries to make representations on their behalf? I experienced that again personally, yet again, only this week. Paragraph 3.9 of the department's response...

Autism — Question (5 Dec 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that if we are really going to achieve equality for the autistic community, we need to start looking now at the sort of services that they require when they become much older and frailer? It would be a tragedy if we improved services for children and adults but, when they become old and frail and are no longer able to maintain independent living, even with...

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill: Second Reading (30 Nov 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I am very grateful to my noble friend the Minister for rounding off the debate. It has been encouraging to hear so many contributions that clearly all travel in the same direction to bring about legislation that will put an end to this illegal trade. I am grateful, too, to the opposition Front Bench for its support for the Bill. The noble Lord, Lord Faulkner, has worked hard on...

Scrap Metal Dealers Bill: Second Reading (30 Nov 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I am pleased to present the Second Reading of the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill to your Lordships' House as a result of its successful passage through another place, where my honourable friend Richard Ottaway MP chose to reform the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 when he drew second place in the Private Members' ballot. Metal theft and its illegal disposal have increased in recent years in...

Flooding: Insurance — Question (29 Nov 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I declare an interest, having been flooded in 1997 and 2008. In his discussions with the insurance industry, does my noble friend ever mention not just that those of us who are in that position are very nervous about what will happen to our insurance next year but the fact that our houses are unsellable? There are elderly people who need to go into residential care, but they cannot...

Crime: Violence Against Women and Girls — Question (8 Nov 2012)

Baroness Browning: Notwithstanding the work of police and crime commissioners, will my noble friend confirm that the Government will centrally continue the valuable work they are doing to combat violence against women and girls?

Universal Credit — Question (6 Nov 2012)

Baroness Browning: Will my noble friend confirm that people claiming disability benefits will be reassured that when the Government calculate the minimum amount they need to live on, the cost of maintaining a computer and purchasing internet access will now be part of that computation?

Police Service: New Governance Structure — Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, it is always a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, and, like others, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Henig, for giving the House the opportunity to debate the future landscape for policing. She will not be surprised to know that I was very disappointed that in her 15-minute address to the House I struggled hard to find anything positive in what she...

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules — Motion of Regret (23 Oct 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I join this debate briefly because I was intrigued by the noble Baroness's Motion. I have discussed it informally with the noble Baroness. Having looked at this and made a study of average wages, I think it would be helpful if my noble friend in replying could confirm what is in the instrument, as was drawn to the attention of the House by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny...

Extradition — Statement (16 Oct 2012)

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Extradition — Statement (16 Oct 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I refer to my interests in autism listed in the Members' register. I welcome this Statement today about Gary McKinnon, but will my noble friend agree that the Home Secretary had the advantage of seeing medical reports from psychiatrists who have a working knowledge of Asperger's syndrome, which made an enormous difference to the decision that she has made today? Over the past few...

Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections — Question (11 Oct 2012)

Baroness Browning: I welcome my noble friend to his new position at the Home Office. Would he agree with me that, if November was such a bad time to go to the polls, no political party in this country would move by-elections at that time of year, which of course they have all done? You do not hear the Americans whingeing away about how cold and wet it is in November-they go out and vote.

Care and Support — Statement (11 Jul 2012)

Baroness Browning: I welcome my noble friend's Statement, but does he accept that there is still a significant challenge in providing appropriate packages of care, particularly for elderly people, on discharge from hospital following an emergency admission? This relates to the type of care required when there is a significant change in needs and people are unable to return to their home, or sometimes even to a...

Future of Specialist Disability Employment — Statement (10 Jul 2012)

Baroness Browning: I share my noble friend's aspiration for getting the people currently with Remploy into integrated, paid employment. However, this proposal, by any other definition, is something of an experiment by putting so many people into the jobs market at this particular time. I think that he mentioned that each worker would have a mentor and assistance in getting back into work for 18 months. However,...

Women's National Commission — Question (5 Jul 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I declare an interest as a former government co-chairman of the Women's National Commission. Does my noble friend accept that the strength of having a government Minister as co-chairman was that the commission set its own agenda-in other words, its priorities were at the top of the list and were not set by other people or government? Having a government Minister as co-chairman meant...

Education and Training: People with Hidden Disabilities — Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, I refer the House to the Register with my interest in autism charities. It is a great privilege to follow my noble friend who has brought the debate to the Floor of the House today. He is a passionate advocate, particularly for those with dyslexia, and also always speaks out for those with what he termed-I think quite rightly-the "hidden disabilities". As he said, somebody can meet...

Care Homes — Question (27 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: My Lords, given the number of years that have passed since we saw the Mencap report Death by Indifference, and the fact that these reports show an inadequate level of improvement, I find myself in the strange position of asking my noble friend if he would please reconsider a proper register, professionally supervised by those working in the care industry?

NHS: Liverpool Care Pathway — Question (20 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: Will my noble friend tell the House whether there is ongoing monitoring of patients who are sedated but not hydrated? Looking at people who are dying can take a long time. My noble friend mentioned a few hours or a few days. If you are not hydrated for days on end, inevitably death will come. What analysis is there?

Civil Service Reform — Statement (19 Jun 2012)

Baroness Browning: I attended many courses at the National School of Government over the years, and I always reminded it that it was the best in the world. However, I recognise in the report today the need for change within the Civil Service, and I welcome it. Having had 15 years out of Government I returned last year to ministerial office, and I recognise some of the needs here, particularly in changing the...


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