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Jo Cox MP - Tributes (20 Jun 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: I knew Jo because we both worked for the Kinnocks, for the Browns and for the Labour Women’s Network—which Jo chaired—and we both had a habit of ending up in refugee camps. In the run-up to Jo’s election as an MP, she told me that my diary of being an MP had nearly put her off. “The thing is,” she said, “my constituency could never cause me as much grief as yours”. This is the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Surrogate Motherhood (7 Jun 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the views of surrogates, academics, parents through surrogacy, and legal practitioners, about the case for surrogacy law reform, in particular with regard to legal parenthood following surrogacy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Surrogate Motherhood (7 Jun 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Sir James Munby’s ruling in In re. Z(A Child) (No.2) [2016] EWHC 1191(Fam) that UK law is incompatible with the human rights of single parents who have children born through surrogacy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Surrogate Motherhood (7 Jun 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 May (HL8079), and in the light of the judgment In re. Z(A Child) (No.2) [2016] EWHC 1191(Fam), whether they now intend to review the legislation relating to surrogacy.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, I echo those last comments on the EU, but apart from an opening comment on adoption I will concentrate my remarks on public sector broadcasting, culture, and my perennial obsession with diversity in British media. As the mother of three adopted children I warmly welcome the Government’s efforts to increase adoption—when it is in the best interests of the child—through the...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (10 May 2016)

Diversity in the British media – Baroness King of Bow. Debate

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Circle Housing (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ask the Social Housing Regulator to request data from the Circle Housing Group about the performance of Kier Gas in repairing or replacing faulty boilers in each week since the Group downgraded Kier Gas's governance rating.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 (21 Apr 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the one-year post-implementation review of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, as set out in the Explanatory Memorandum to those Regulations, has been completed, and if so, whether a copy will be placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review (21 Apr 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the outcome of their review of local council tax support schemes.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Council Tax Support Schemes Independent Review (21 Apr 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 February (HL6212), how many organisations and individuals submitted responses to their review of local council tax support schemes, and whether they will place a list of those submissions in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Carers (19 Apr 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have notified full-time carers affected by the benefit cap of their decision to exempt such claimants following the High Court judgment against the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Carers (19 Apr 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to instruct local authorities to ensure that Discretionary Housing Payments are awarded to full-time carers affected by the benefit cap until their exemptions are implemented.

Women: Discrimination — Question (8 Mar 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Kinnock for a lifetime’s work promoting gender equality. On the subject of harmful cultural and social norms, is it not strange that here in Britain, we persist in paying women less than men? At the current rate, it will take us 47 years to close the gender pay gap. I know that we take a long view in this House, but does the Minister think that that is...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Support Review (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that individuals affected by the abolition of Council Tax Benefit are made aware of their review of that policy and encouraged to participate in it.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Support Review (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the submissions to their review of local Council Tax Support, and the data they collected from local authorities to help inform that review.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Circle Housing (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 February (HL5321), what statutory powers the Secretary of State has to intervene if the Homes and Communities Agency regulator is found to be failing in its responsibility to ensure that Circle Housing Group is properly managing its gas safety and repairs contractor.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance work-related activity component prior to April 2017 who is reassessed after April 2017 but still found to be entitled to the work-related activity component would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker's Allowance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance support component prior to April 2017 who is reassessed after April 2017 and moved to the work-related activity group would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker's Allowance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance prior to April 2017 who had to re-apply after April 2017 due to a change in their condition would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker's Allowance if they were found to be entitled to the work-related activity component.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Tenant Services Authority: Redundancy Pay (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of redundancy payments made to former employees of the Tenant Services Authority as a result of the decision to abolish that organisation.


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