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Lord Ramsbotham

Crossbench - Life peer

National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
3rd Dec 2015 - 27th Apr 2017
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
12th Jun 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Soft Power Committee
16th May 2013 - 11th Mar 2014
Committee on Regulators
23rd Nov 2006 - 30th Oct 2007


There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Fire Safety Bill
voted Aye
One of 46 Crossbench Aye votes vs 13 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 153 Noes - 242
Speeches
Thursday 14th October 2021
Iraqi Interpreters

My Lords, does the Minister agree that we have forfeited any right to have our word taken as our bond, …

Written Answers
Monday 19th October 2020
Criminal Proceedings: Royal Commissions
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to announce (1) the chair, (2) the timeframe, and (3) the terms …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Monday 13th January 2020
Criminal Records Bill [HL] 2019-21
A Bill to amend the length of time for which an individual may have a criminal record under the Rehabilitation …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Ramsbotham has voted in 107 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Baroness Goldie (Conservative)
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
(14 debate interactions)
Lord Keen of Elie (Conservative)
(14 debate interactions)
Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative)
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Justice
(20 debate contributions)
Home Office
(16 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(8 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(5 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Ramsbotham, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Ramsbotham has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Ramsbotham has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

3 Bills introduced by Lord Ramsbotham


A Bill to amend the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; to make provision about rehabilitation periods.


Last Event - 2nd Reading : House Of Lords
Friday 27th January 2017

A Bill to amend the length of time for which an individual may have a criminal record under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974


Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Monday 13th January 2020
(Read Debate)

A Bill to amend the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Thursday 11th June 2015

Lord Ramsbotham has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


8 Written Questions in the current parliament

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11th Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how the money raised for the NHS by Captain Sir Tom Moore has been allocated.

The money raised for the National Health Service by Captain Sir Tom Moore has been received by NHS Charities Together as part of the COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. NHS Charities Together launched the COVID-19 Urgent Appeal in March 2020 to help NHS charities support NHS staff, volunteers and patients, in meeting immediate and urgent needs and supporting the long-term recovery from the impact of the crisis.

NHS Charities Together are the chief partner to the country’s NHS Charities and are best placed to make decisions on how the money raised will be distributed. They are working with their members to identify where additional support is most urgently needed by NHS staff, volunteers and patients. They are particularly focused on providing support for people who are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis, including patients and staff from the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

2nd Jun 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will reply to the letter from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, dated 2 April, about aerosol-generated procedures for speech and language therapists.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care (Jo Churchill MP) replied to the letter from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists on 12 August.

21st Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists about the use of aerosol generating procedures.

The evidence around aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) is being kept under review; the evidence review is led by Public Health Scotland.

Public Health England has not held discussions with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists about AGPs.

This guidance has been written and reviewed by all four United Kingdom public health bodies and informed by National Health Service infection prevention control experts. It is based on Health Protection Scotland evidence reviews and the evidence and reviews have been endorsed by New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG). A rapid evidence appraisal has been conducted by Health Protection Scotland to assess the risk of patient to healthcare worker infection transmission associated with a wide range of potentially aerosol generating medical procedures. An updated evidence review and the position on the presented evidence review from NERVTAG is awaited.

21st Apr 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the COVID-19 infection and control guidance, published on 6 April, to include all aerosol generating procedures carried out by speech and language therapists.

The evidence around aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) is being kept under review; the evidence review is led by Public Health Scotland.

Public Health England has not held discussions with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists about AGPs.

This guidance has been written and reviewed by all four United Kingdom public health bodies and informed by National Health Service infection prevention control experts. It is based on Health Protection Scotland evidence reviews and the evidence and reviews have been endorsed by New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG). A rapid evidence appraisal has been conducted by Health Protection Scotland to assess the risk of patient to healthcare worker infection transmission associated with a wide range of potentially aerosol generating medical procedures. An updated evidence review and the position on the presented evidence review from NERVTAG is awaited.

5th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to announce (1) the chair, (2) the timeframe, and (3) the terms of reference, for the Royal Commission on the Criminal Justice Process announced in the Queen's Speech 2019.

The Royal Commission presents an opportunity to undertake a significant independent review to investigate some key issues in the criminal justice system alongside building greater resilience following the impact of this pandemic.

We are therefore carefully considering the precise remit and timing of this Commission and will update the House in due course.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
5th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many adults in prison have been actively engaged in self-study, and (2) how many adults in prison have completed accredited qualifications and assessments, in the last six months; and what plans they have to provide self-study education to adults in prison in the immediate future.

Following the introduction of restrictions suspending the delivery of all face-to-face education in prisons due to Covid-19, we have worked with all Prison Education Framework (PEF) and Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) providers to support prisons via the remote production of various materials to provide in cell activity, distraction material and learning packs for as many prisoners as possible.

We have provisional data from the beginning of April 2020 which shows that the education providers have worked with HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to distribute approximately 871,000 learning packs. Of these, 361,000 were course specific packs and 510,000 were generic learning packs.

During the time that restrictions have applied we have had to adapt existing recording procedures for education delivery to meet these new restrictions and we need to carry out further work with providers to assess levels of engagement and achievement.

HMPPS managers continue to maintain routine dialogue with PEF provider staff locally around the development and delivery of additional support materials to meet new and emerging needs during these restrictions.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
2nd Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Keen of Elie on 16 July (HL Deb, col 1746), what additional progress they have made towards implementing the recommendations of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody.

The Department has continued to take steps to implement the recommendations made in this report, as well as others made by independent experts and scrutiny bodies, as part of its robust response to protect prisoners and prison staff from COVID-19.

Progress has been reflected in the development of Exceptional Delivery Models which cover areas such as social visits, education and time in the open air. This forms an integral part of the National Framework for Prison Regime and Services Recovery which is currently being implemented.

The recommendations made by the report note the importance of clear communication and ensuring that prisoners feel supported and listened to. The majority of establishments have now resumed social visits which are vital for maintaining family contact and prisoners’ wellbeing. As we move to Stage 2 of the National Framework, prison governors will have more autonomy to shape their regimes in a way that responds to local dynamics and continues to keep staff and prisoners safe from COVID-19.

13th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to launch (1) a whistleblowing hotline for prison staff, and (2) a campaign for such staff to raise awareness of their rights.

We recognise the importance of the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of employees is paramount; particularly during these difficult times. Whistleblowing procedures are already in place for staff who wish to raise any concerns, including a Reporting Wrongdoing Integrity Hotline. This allows HM Prison and Probation staff to raise any concerns they may have. Relevant guidance for employees and managers is available through the intranet and the ‘My Hub’ service. HMPPS is currently reviewing and updating its whistleblowing policy, which we aim to publish later this year, following consultation with the trade unions.

We are also taking action to address unacceptable behaviours within HMPPS. In the coming months and will be putting in place a dedicated Unit to support our objective of reducing discrimination, bullying and harassment. This will include a phone line to provide advice and guidance.

Staff have access to a range of easily accessible services should they have concerns about the workplace or their own well-being. We constantly monitor these services to ensure they meet the needs of staff with such concerns.