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Prisons: Education and Training — Question (3 April 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords—

Culture: Cinema — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, next year the Royal Opera House expects more people to see performances of its work in the cinema than in the opera house, exceeding the 670,000 a year who visit the opera house. By cinema standards, that is small stuff; it is nothing like the audiences for blockbusters with their budgets of millions for promotion. However, it is telling because it eliminates the gulf between art...

Women: Contribution to Economic Life — Motion to Take Note (6 March 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: And Lolita Chakrabarti.

Women: Contribution to Economic Life — Motion to Take Note (6 March 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to speak immediately after such an excellent maiden speech from the noble Lord, Lord Palumbo. It is great that he chose such a debate—it was rather bold of him—and very indicative of his business acumen that he should be contemplating the appointment that we would all welcome among his senior staff. Today we have heard lots of statistics and a...

Assisted Suicide — Question for Short Debate (5 March 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I speak as the writer and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme, “Inside the Ethics Committee”, which tells of individual dilemmas faced by those having to make decisions about terminal care. Tonight I will speak of a particular case to make my point. A man is dying of motor neurone disease. He has written an advance directive saying he wishes his life to be ended when...

Schools: Careers Guidance — Question (25 February 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, there is an ongoing problem of informing young people about apprenticeships. This is a long-running story, found to be inadequate by the Ofsted report, which said that the careers advice being given in schools is not addressing that. The dilemma is that when a teacher on the staff of a school is also the careers officer, their loyalty to the school inclines them to advise children...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: University Status (11 February 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many educational institutions in the United Kingdom are currently seeking university status. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many educational institutions in the United Kingdom seeking university status belong within a chain of such establishments. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many educational institutions in the United Kingdom...

Broadcasting: Digital Radio — Question (22 January 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords—

Broadcasting: Digital Radio — Question (22 January 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, first, I apologise for trying to shout down my friend the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin. In light of the fact that old people depend so much on radio specifically, and on good transmission as they get older and deafer and need local information from local stations, could the agenda of the Government in this regard not also plead the care agenda?

Children: Affordable Childcare — Motion to Take Note (9 January 2014)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I welcome this debate enormously and pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, for initiating it. I agree with what has been said so far, that this is a core undertaking for our society at this time. I pay tribute to the previous speakers for their detailed knowledge of the complexity and sheer bureaucracy involved in trying to acquire childcare at all. However, I thought that...

Schools Careers Service: Apprenticeships — Question (11 December 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that career services in schools make pupils fully aware of apprenticeship opportunities open to them.

Schools Careers Service: Apprenticeships — Question (11 December 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for that Answer, but given that the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee report of 2012-13 found that, “awareness and resources in schools and colleges remains lacking”, expressed disappointment with the National Apprenticeship Service and recommended that the NAS should be given statutory responsibility for raising awareness...

Economy: Broadcast Media — Motion to Take Note (28 November 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I am delighted to join this debate and thank the noble Baroness for introducing it. She and I have spoken in broadcasting debates before and I did therefore wonder where we were going with this one and why. It did not take long for me to appreciate how important and timely such a debate is, because the broadcasting landscape is changing so fast and so significantly in a world...

Consumers: Vulnerable Consumers — Question (29 October 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, it is not a matter of lifestyle choice whether or not people prefer to use the internet: for many people it is a question of poverty. Some 44% of the older people who are not online, when asked why, said that they could not afford it. Does the Minister agree that this is adding to the disadvantage they already experience by virtue of being old and poor, and making it worse?

Care Bill [HL] — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (16 October 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: I rise to support this amendment as I think the House would expect me to because I put forward a similar amendment during the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill. So here we are again. Time rolls on. I want to refer to the annual report I wrote in 2008-09 about the job I had as the Voice of Older People. I wrote that the job had proved a bombshell. Within hours of the announcement...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (16 October 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I wish to address the one word “otherwise”. I come under that category of otherwise. Since arriving in the House—let me see now, when was it? I am getting quite old; I can put the wrong statistics down on pieces of paper. Yes, I think it was 2011. I have in the course of the time since then turned up at the House on the wrong day. I got it wrong—not...

Education: Foreign Languages — Question (15 October 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to arrest the decline in the number of foreign languages students in schools and universities.

Education: Foreign Languages — Question (15 October 2013)

Baroness Bakewell: I thank the Minister for that Answer. Before I press him further, perhaps I may offer my personal congratulations to the noble Baroness, Lady Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville. I look forward to receiving her post, and I hope she enjoys mine. I very much welcome the move to have young children taught languages—I am sure that a great many of us do—but I wonder what will happen in...

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