Care homes ‘thrown to the wolves’, MPs say.  Some of the Questions put to the Government as this tragedy unfolded. And in a further indication of diminished accountability to Parliament, Ministers have produced an unprecedented standard reply to avoid having to give detailed responses to parliamentary questions – including questions which have remained unanswered for weeks on end.

Care homes ‘thrown to the wolves’, MPs say. Some of the Questions put to the Government as this tragedy unfolded. And in a further indication of diminished accountability to Parliament, Ministers have produced an unprecedented standard reply to avoid having to give detailed responses to parliamentary questions – including questions which have remained unanswered for weeks on end.

Care homes ‘thrown to the wolves’, MPs say The Local Government Association LGA) has reported that Ministers have been accused of a “slow, inconsistent, and at times negligent” approach to social care during the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed years of delayed...

Immigration Bill Given a Second Reading In The House of Lords – July 22nd – Government challenged on trafficking, exploitation, family visas, child refugees, data collection,  the adequate staffing of care homes and indefinite detention.

Immigration Bill Given a Second Reading In The House of Lords – July 22nd – Government challenged on trafficking, exploitation, family visas, child refugees, data collection, the adequate staffing of care homes and indefinite detention.

  Immigration Bill Given a Second Reading In The House of Lords - July 22nd - Government challenged on trafficking, exploitation, family visas, child refugees, data collection, the adequate staffing of care homes and indefinite detention. 5.32 pm Lord Alton of...

Government replies on the disproportionate effects of Covid on people with disabilities; of negligence affecting people on care homes; the recall of faulty face masks; and what plans are in place (1) to acquire, (2) to stock, and (3) to distribute, gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves and other personal protective equipment, which is sufficiently adequate to protect clinical and care workers in the NHS and care sector in preparation for a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Government replies on the disproportionate effects of Covid on people with disabilities; of negligence affecting people on care homes; the recall of faulty face masks; and what plans are in place (1) to acquire, (2) to stock, and (3) to distribute, gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves and other personal protective equipment, which is sufficiently adequate to protect clinical and care workers in the NHS and care sector in preparation for a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Government replies on the disproportionate effects of Covid on people with disabilities; of negligence affecting people on care homes; the recall of faulty face masks; and what plans are in place (1) to acquire, (2) to stock, and (3) to distribute, gowns, masks, eye...

Government responds to the statistics published by the Data Analysis Bureau that 15 per cent of 12,407 care home workers from 650 care homes across England, Wales and Scotland have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and that 6 per cent of those tested were tested between 20 and 27 May; and a reply on the effects of Covid19 on people with disabilities following the report by Oxford University on “An Affront to Dignity, Inclusion and Equality”.

Government responds to the statistics published by the Data Analysis Bureau that 15 per cent of 12,407 care home workers from 650 care homes across England, Wales and Scotland have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and that 6 per cent of those tested were tested between 20 and 27 May; and a reply on the effects of Covid19 on people with disabilities following the report by Oxford University on “An Affront to Dignity, Inclusion and Equality”.

Government responds to the statistics published by the Data Analysis Bureau that 15 per cent of 12,407 care home workers from 650 care homes across England, Wales and Scotland have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and that 6 per cent of...

Government sticks to its line on care homes and fails to address the remarks of Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College that he is “shocked about how badly European – or countries around the world – have protected care home populations” but discloses no plans to modify the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to enable relatives of residents in care homes to be able to move relatives to their family homes

Government sticks to its line on care homes and fails to address the remarks of Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College that he is “shocked about how badly European – or countries around the world – have protected care home populations” but discloses no plans to modify the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to enable relatives of residents in care homes to be able to move relatives to their family homes

. Government sticks to its line on care homes and fails to address the remarks of Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College that he is "shocked about how badly European – or countries around the world – have protected care home populations”   Lord Bethell, the...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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