Results 61–80 of 1057 for speaker:Baroness King of Bow

Women: Refuges — Question (5 Nov 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to secure sustainable and long-term funding for women’s refuges in England when the emergency funding for refuge services ends on 31 March.

Women: Refuges — Question (5 Nov 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, we all know that every week, on average, two women are murdered in this country by their partner or ex-partner. That is one of the reasons why the Government’s £2.1 million crisis funding was so warmly welcomed. Women’s Aid has taken 40 years to build up a network of refuges that save lives every day, yet they and other refuges—those that have not yet closed—have to turn...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (29 Oct 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government  whether they will publish the minutes of meetings they have had with the Council Tax Partnership Forum and local authorities regarding Council Tax Support schemes since 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare State (21 Oct 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect net savings to the public purse in 2016–17 from the removal of the family element in tax credits and the first child premium in Universal Credit, taking into account any other benefits that would become payable by local authorities as a result of those changes.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare State (21 Oct 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect net savings to the public purse in 2017–18 from limiting support through tax credits and Universal Credit to two children for new births, taking into account any other benefits that would become payable by local authorities as a result of that change.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Refuges (21 Oct 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that women and children fleeing domestic abuse can access safe refuges after the emergency funding for refuge services in England ends.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (21 Oct 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the response in August 2014 by the former Head of the Civil Service to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s report on Council Tax Support, what steps are being taken to ensure that comprehensive information is available on the impact of local council tax support schemes on vulnerable groups.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the guidance issued to Jobcentre Plus staff regarding tailored conditionality for claimants applying for Jobseeker's Allowance while awaiting a mandatory reconsideration decision on their Employment and Support Allowance claim.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion of, households affected by the proposed reduction of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year receive (1) Employment and Support Allowance, and (2) Income Support.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Assistance Schemes: Finance (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make the planned further £74 million of funding available to upper tier local authorities for local welfare assistance schemes in 2016–17.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Benefits (15 Jul 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 November 2014 (HL2301) and 9 March 2015 (HL5056), whether they will now publish the detailed terms of reference for the independent review of the impact of the abolition of Council Tax Benefit; and who has been appointed to undertake that review.

Advertising Standards Authority — Question (29 Jun 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: Does the Minister agree that one of the problems here is that the ASA is called the Advertising Standards Authority, when it is not in fact a statutory body at all. As we have heard, the ASA is a body funded by the advertising industry, which rules on complaints against the advertising industry. I am a great fan of the noble Lord, Lord Smith, but surely not even he can change the fact that...

Economy: Creative Industries — Motion to Take Note (18 Jun 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Wheatcroft, on securing this debate and draw the attention of the House to the fact that I work for a public service broadcaster— Channel 4. A generation ago, in 1998, the Labour Government defined the creative industries as comprising any business with the potential to generate, “wealth and job creation through the generation and...

Public Service Broadcasting — Question (15 Jun 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, I draw the attention of the House to the fact that I am a diversity executive at Channel 4. As such, I am well acquainted with some of the possible perils of government decisions in these areas. But on S4C funding, is not the anxiety well placed? Last time, the Government took decisions behind entirely closed doors and locked out not just the Welsh broadcaster but the Welsh people....

BBC Royal Charter - Question (4 Jun 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: I draw attention to my entry in the register of Members’ interests, as I work for Channel 4. Turning to the BBC, it is, as my noble friend Lord Bragg put it yesterday, “not so much the family silver as the family itself”?—[ Official Report, 3/6/15; col. 432.] As the Minister herself mentioned, a staggering 96% of the British population uses a BBC service every week. Given that, when...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Housing: City of Westminster (26 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the written submission from the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Supreme Court in support of Titian Nzolameso’s appeal against Westminster City Council’s decision to offer her accommodation near Milton Keynes.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (26 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will resume the publication of homelessness statistical "live table" 783 giving details of the number of homeless households in each type of temporary accommodation by region.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (26 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the target time in which the Department for Work and Pensions aims to process mandatory reconsiderations for Personal Independence Payment applications.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (26 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average clearance time for Personal Independence Payment mandatory reconsiderations.


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