Baroness Darcy de Knayth

Former Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Offender Management Bill 3 Jul 2007

    My Lords, I support the amendment, which has the crucial support of the Disability Rights Commission. As we know, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 gave the DRC the right to be consulted on additions to the specific disability equality duties, so it is important that it is in favour of the amendment. The Prison Reform Trust and Diabetes UK have reported cases of hypoglycaemia being...
  • Offender Management Bill 3 Jul 2007

    My Lords, before my noble friend withdraws the amendment, I should point out that the Disability Rights Commission states that, unlike full disability equality schemes—after all, every school has to produce an individual equality scheme— "'Action plans' do not guarantee the involvement of disabled people in their drafting, the gathering of data or review which are intrinsic to disability...
  • Children: Care Matters 26 Jun 2007

    My Lords, following on from the question of the noble Baroness, Lady Walmsley, does the Minister agree that there is evidence that this group of children with special educational needs are less likely to have their special education provision questioned when necessary than is the case for those with parents who are willing to go to the tribunal? One hopes that this will sort out that problem, too.

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1943

Left the House of Lords on 24 February 2008 — Died

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