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    • A message from Andrew: "Oh the diverse life I lead - this morning I introduced Lord Bamford into the UK House of Lords, and this afternoon, I was with my Christine Keeler & Mandy Rice-Davies, back in rehearsals for Stephen Ward the Musical! ALW."
      370213 · November 7 at 9:48am
    • Clare Rickard
      i hope reform of the drug policy takes place, advantages are great, im glad talks are finally taking place, with respectable professional people stating the benefits to society by regulating the problem, not hiding it
      October 18 at 9:03am
    • Jeanette Harold
      I hope the House does the right thing when the 'Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill' comes before you. Thousands of British People do not believe that this law is fit for purpose and has been rushed through without due consultation or feedback. I believe the House of Lords is in place to scrutinise an issue in depth such as this bill. This means the second chamber has a significant role in our democracy by questioning and debating decisions made by Ministers and Government Departments. Please use your expertise to ensure that this Bill in its present form does not become law.
      October 11 at 1:21am
    • Lord Howe Health Minister 15 MINUTE CALLS Sandie Keene President the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services does not live in the real world of care, I am also extremely sceptical that any care worker could: Enter the service users home and greet them; read the Care Plan and Record Sheets of what the previous Care Worker has wrote (this is a requirement). Wash their hands, put gloves and apron on. Move the service user from the lounge to the bedroom, assist them to get undressed and into bed; then write in the record sheets exactly what you have done (this is a requirement) in fifteen minute, let alone her mother. The reality is local authorities are not just using fifteen minute calls for safety checks or giving someone medication. Fifteen minute calls are being used to not only give service users medication but to make them a drink and cook a microwave meal, as may know microwave meals can take up to ten minutes to cook. You cannot tell me that social workers do not know how long microwave meals take to cook. I suspect they have been directed by their team managers to allocate fifteen minutes for a lunch call. Crossroads policy is not to accept care packages of less than thirty minutes which is commendable most Care Agencies accept 15 minute calls because they need the contracts from the local authority. Local Authority social workers know full well that to provide a lunch call takes more than fifteen minutes the care provider knows the lunch call takes more than fifteen minutes. It is the Care Worker who takes twenty minutes or longer who is in effect subsidising the local authority. David Stephens Chairperson Wakefield Disabled Peoples Partnership Tel: 01977 645538
      1 · October 8 at 11:37am
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  3. Find out about the cadet forces taking part in Lords 2013 Chamber Event http://goo.gl/Pcz5hE
    Photo: Find out about the cadet forces taking part in Lords 2013 Chamber Event http://goo.gl/Pcz5hE
  4. Catch up as peers discuss proposals to tackle issue of forced marriage in new crime and policing legislation http://goo.gl/4kBLyT
    Photo: Catch up as peers discuss proposals to tackle issue of forced marriage in new crime and policing legislation http://goo.gl/4kBLyT
  5. Lord Speaker visits Sheffield University this week to talk about role and work of the Lords. Find out more http://goo.gl/VkCcNd Parliament Week
    Photo: Lord Speaker visits Sheffield University this week to talk about role and work of the Lords. Find out more http://goo.gl/VkCcNd Parliament Week
  6. Cadets and veterans debate defence and remembrance in the Lords on 29 Nov. Find out more http://goo.gl/jOwOLC
    Photo: Cadets and veterans debate defence and remembrance in the Lords on 29 Nov. Find out more http://goo.gl/jOwOLC
  7. Lords asks how govt can better supervise work of UK security services? Catch up on the debate http://goo.gl/rpRuD6 #GCHQ #MI5 #MI6
    Photo: Lords asks how govt can better supervise work of UK security services? Catch up on the debate http://goo.gl/rpRuD6 #GCHQ #MI5 #MI6
  8. Business, #education and visas in the spotlight in Lords debate on UK-#China relationship. Catch-up http://goo.gl/NzlMT8
    Photo: Business, #education and visas in the spotlight in Lords debate on UK-#China relationship. Catch-up http://goo.gl/NzlMT8
  9. Catch up on #EnergyBill as Lords considers ways of tackling #fuelpoverty and more http://goo.gl/W6q2f
    Photo: Catch up on #EnergyBill as Lords considers ways of tackling #fuelpoverty and more http://goo.gl/W6q2f
  10. Find out more about Lords debate on cost of living. How can current challenges to living standards be addressed? http://goo.gl/Tm0Qil
    Photo: Find out more about Lords debate on cost of living. How can current challenges to living standards be addressed? http://goo.gl/Tm0Qil
  11. Catch up on Lord Speaker’s visit to The IOD – B D'Souza spoke about increasing engagement with politics and more http://goo.gl/eCa84a
    Photo: Catch up on Lord Speaker’s visit to The IOD – B D'Souza spoke about increasing engagement with politics and more http://goo.gl/eCa84a
  12. Promotion of individual wellbeing on agenda in final chance to 'tidy up' the #CareBill, catch up http://goo.gl/br0uLl
    Photo: Promotion of individual wellbeing on agenda in final chance to 'tidy up' the #CareBill, catch up http://goo.gl/br0uLl
  13. Catch up as Lords considers #decarbonisation targets and more as #EnergyBill continues http://goo.gl/akWnEY
    Photo: Catch up as Lords considers #decarbonisation targets and more as #EnergyBill continues http://goo.gl/akWnEY
  14. Lords debates costs, compensation and regional impact of #HS2. Find out more http://goo.gl/fxicZm
    Photo: Lords debates costs, compensation and regional impact of #HS2. Find out more http://goo.gl/fxicZm
  15. Catch up on the #bankingreform bill as peers consider case for introducing leverage ratios http://goo.gl/Fg7W5E
    Photo: Catch up on the #bankingreform bill as peers consider case for introducing leverage ratios http://goo.gl/Fg7W5E
  16. Catch up as Lords debates main purpose, potential impact and timetable of the #LobbyingBill http://goo.gl/gZErb3
    Photo: Catch up as Lords debates main purpose, potential impact and timetable of the #LobbyingBill http://goo.gl/gZErb3
  17. Care Quality Commission under spotlight in further #CareBill scrutiny, catch up http://goo.gl/En3QP7
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