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Results 81–100 of 2395 for speaker:Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Migration - Question (6 Jun 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: My Lords, does the Minister recognise that in the world today one in seven people is on the move? We have 7 billion members of the human race and 1 billion of them at any time this year are on the move. In those circumstances would anyone dare say that the problems of migration and movement can be tackled by a single country on its own?

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...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: North East (14 Apr 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate will be the amount raised as a result of the two per cent flexibility increase in council tax rates by (1) Newcastle City Council, (2) Northumberland County Council, (3) North Tyneside Council, (4) South Tyneside Council, (5) Gateshead Council, (6) Sunderland City Council, and (7) Durham County Council, in the next financial year.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Services: Living Wage (31 Mar 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost to the public purse as a result of the introduction of the National Living Wage for social care workers in each of the seven authorities in the Northeast Local Economic Partnership area in the next financial year.

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 broke up...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services: North East (23 Mar 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of people receiving social care in each of the seven authorities in the Northeast Local Economic Partnership area are entitled to public funding to support that care.

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?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Centres (9 Mar 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the national consultation on the future of children’s centres will be launched, and what is the timetable for responses to be received and for them to announce their proposals following the consultation.

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?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Empty Property (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Homes and Communities Agency awarded in (1) 2012–13, (2) 2013–14, and (3) 2014–15 to the Empty Homes programme.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Empty Property (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the Affordable Homes Programme they expect to be spent on bringing empty homes back into use.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Empty Property (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many houses have been brought back into use through the Empty Homes programme.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Empty Property (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many houses they expect to be brought back into use through the Empty Homes programme in 2015–16.

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...


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