Tag Archives: House of Lords

House of Lords debate on MUS – Countess of Mar & Lord Hunt speak out for ME/CFS

They work for you transcript of House of Lords debate, 4 July 2017: Medically Unexplained Symptoms The Countess of Mar To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for ensuring the implementation by Clinical Commissioning Groups and hospital providers of … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on House of Lords debate on MUS – Countess of Mar & Lord Hunt speak out for ME/CFS

Equality watchdog to mirror UN inquiry into DWP’s rights violations

Disability news service article by John Pring, April 7, 2016: Equality watchdog to mirror UN inquiry into DWP’s rights violations The equality watchdog is to commission a major piece of research into whether the government’s welfare reforms have harmed the human … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Equality watchdog to mirror UN inquiry into DWP’s rights violations

Disabled peers lead fresh efforts to halt ‘offensive’ WRAG cut

Disability news service article, by John Pring, 4 March 2016: Disabled peers lead fresh efforts to halt ‘offensive’ WRAG cut Three disabled peers have led fresh efforts to halt government plans to cut £1,500 a year from hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Disabled peers lead fresh efforts to halt ‘offensive’ WRAG cut

House of Lords reject ESA cut amendments

Disability Rights UK article, 29 February 2016: Lords return ESA cut amendments back to Commons The Welfare Reform and Work Bill was debated in the House of Lords today for consideration of Commons amendments to ESA and UC in ‘ping … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on House of Lords reject ESA cut amendments

Plans to cut ESA by £30 defeated in House of Lords

Guardian article, by Patrick Butler, 27 January 2016 Tories defeated in Lords over plans to cut ESA by £30 a week Peers vote by 283 to 198 to send proposal back to Commons, in second welfare and work bill setback for … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Plans to cut ESA by £30 defeated in House of Lords

Petition to House of Lords: Don’t cut benefits for people living with disabilities

38 degrees petition: Don’t cut benefits for people living with disabilities To:  Members of the House of Lords Please make sure the Welfare & Reform Bill doesn’t punish people who are too unwell to work. Please support Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson’s … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Petition to House of Lords: Don’t cut benefits for people living with disabilities

UK charities & peers sign open letter to Government to stop £30-a-week ESA cut

Disability Benefits Consortium press release: National charities and Peers sign Open Letter calling on Government to stop £30-a-week ESA cut   January 23, 2016 Ahead of a key vote on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill next week in the House … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UK charities & peers sign open letter to Government to stop £30-a-week ESA cut

Countess of Mar tells House of Lords that people with ME/CFS are treated “abominably” by caring professions

The Countess of Mar, (chair of the Forward ME Group) contributed to a short debate on NHS: Medical Competence and Skill in the House of Lords 7 January 2015. My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Parekh, for introducing this … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

House of Lords Q&A re PACE trial

26 November 2012 Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has answered a House of Lords Question tabled by the Countess of Mar concerning the PACE trial. The Countess of Mar (Crossbench): To ask Her … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on House of Lords Q&A re PACE trial

Countess of Mar speaks about ME in House of Lords

Health: Neurological Services – Question for Short Debate  20 November 2012 Asked by Baroness Ford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in improving neurological services, and in particular the provision of epilepsy services, in the United … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Countess of Mar speaks about ME in House of Lords