Results 1–20 of 1822 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 Armstrong of Hill Top

EU Referendum: Voter Registration - Question (12 May 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords—

BBC Charter White Paper - Statement (11 May 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords—

China: Market Economy Status - Question (9 May 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: In welcoming the Minister to his position, I wonder whether he would like to comment on the potential effect on the north-east, which is the only region in the country to have a positive balance of trade, because of manufacturing. What effect does he think the suggestion yesterday that we can prosper outside the single market would have on the north-east of England?

Rural Schools - Question (28 Apr 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, I wonder if the Minister will understand this. I have visited a local school in Weardale, up in the north Pennines, where we have several schools with fewer than 50 pupils. I spent the day at that school, and the involvement of the local community in it both as governors, including the chair of governors, and as parental support is absolutely critical to children there having a...

Council Tax: Social Care Precept - Question (20 Apr 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, will the Minister reconsider dealing with this simply with a national perspective? Following Parliamentary Questions that I have tabled, if he looks at the north-east as a whole, he will see that not only is it that not a single local authority would raise through the 2% precept enough to cover the minimum wage for the number of people who are publicly dependent for social care, but...

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016 — Motion to Approve (23 Mar 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, I, too, intervene mainly on the Tees Valley order. I have great sympathy with what the noble Viscount, Lord Eccles, said. I note that he talked about coming from the north-east. A real problem in all of this is that the previous Secretary of State did not want to hear the words “regions” and banned it for a while. Nobody was allowed to mention a region. In doing so, he...

Schools: Funding — Question (22 Mar 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, does the Minister accept that deprivation and need must be part of fairness?

Homelessness: Rough Sleeping — Question (7 Mar 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, given the Minister’s Answer, is she able to tell us why rough sleeping has more than quadrupled during the period of this Government and why you are now unable, particularly in London, to find beds for rough sleepers?

Trade Union Bill: Committee (1st Day) (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: Is the noble Baroness therefore questioning ballots such as the one in Durham, which finished last weekend, on whether the population want to accept the Northern powerhouse? Is she saying that such ballots, because they include online voting, are not legitimate and should be rejected?

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 — Question (1 Feb 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, does the Minister understand that one of the big problems out there is the very steep rise in rough sleeping? There are not enough beds, either hostel beds or other sorts of beds such as detox beds, for them to go into. There has been an unprecedented rise since before 1997 in the number of people sleeping rough on our streets, which is giving local authorities and others massive...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Jan 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, I want to intervene briefly. I spoke in Committee about kinship carers. Therefore, I support Amendment 40, which relates to kinship carers and adopters. One reason I take such a strong interest in kinship carers is that the north-east, where I come from, has one of the highest proportions of kinship carers in the country, along with London. I meet, and have met, numerous kinship...

Vulnerable Children: Kinship Care — Question for Short Debate (8 Dec 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of kinship care as a means of support for vulnerable children.

Vulnerable Children: Kinship Care — Question for Short Debate (8 Dec 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to have this debate. I thank all noble Lords who are interested in this issue and have indicated that they want to speak tonight. During our deliberations on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill last night, we had a useful debate on the challenges for kinship care that will arise from some of that legislation. I hope that the Minister has had the...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (1st Day) (7 Dec 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, I understand where the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, is coming from and, indeed, I talked about the outcomes for the individual children. On the financial side, have the Government considered the expenditure that other departments will now—or would probably—have to make if this provision goes through as it is currently drafted? My noble friend Lady Sherlock asked the...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (1st Day) (7 Dec 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, I, too, support these amendments, although as I have a debate tomorrow in the dinner break on kinship care, I will not detain the Committee at great length. As my noble friend on the Front Bench said, both the outcomes for kinship carers and the financial issues point to the Government needing to think again. Kinship care is, by any measure, the most successful means of looking...

Sex-selective Abortion — Question (7 Dec 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, has the Minister yet had the opportunity to consider the judgment made last week about abortion in Northern Ireland? What advice and work are the Government going to do with the devolved Administration to ensure that women in Northern Ireland get the same human rights as women in the rest of the United Kingdom?

Domestic Abuse — Question (25 Nov 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, first, I remind your Lordships of my declaration of interests, because I work with two charities that are involved, among other things, with victims of domestic violence. I have worked for over 40 years on this issue and even I am shocked at the number of women I meet now who are homeless, whose lives have been riven with addiction and who are on the edge of the criminal justice...

Northern Powerhouse: Airports — Question (23 Nov 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: Does the Minister recognise that the north has already lost out because of slow decision-making over an airport in the south-east? Teesside’s Durham Tees Valley Airport no longer has any connectivity with London and the connectivity at Newcastle has been severely reduced. This affects our economy. The north-east is still the largest manufacturing region in the country, but much of our...

Employment — Question (4 Nov 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, perhaps I can assist the Minister by giving her the opportunity to acknowledge that the Labour Government actually introduced the minimum wage—let alone anything else—and when we introduced it, we were told it would finish off industry because companies would not be able to afford it. However, I want to push her on other things she has been talking about. I agree that...

Redcar Steel — Statement (15 Oct 2015)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, the reality is that there was an offer from a local company, Hargreaves—which ironically is based just outside Consett and is essentially now a coal-mining and haulage business—to put money in and maintain the coke ovens. The coke ovens produce a new form of coke called foundry coke, which is much more value driven and therefore raises a much higher cost because it is...


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