Results 81–100 of 1057 for speaker:Baroness King of Bow

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Tower Hamlets (25 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL5059), whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of their correspondence with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets about the number of homeless families with children in bed and breakfast accommodation beyond the six week limit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (24 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Supreme Court judgment of 1 March regarding the benefits cap.

College of Social Work — Question (17 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term funding is in place for the College of Social Work.

College of Social Work — Question (17 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: Today is World Social Work Day and our changing world has never been more in need of high-quality social workers, whether in regard to children at risk or the fact that in Britain our population aged over 85 will double in the next 15 years. So would the Minister agree with the Lords Select Committee chaired by the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, which concluded that although...

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — Report (3rd Day) (11 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, I, too, thank the Government for fiddling with Labour’s amendments so that they now feel able to embrace this area of gender equality. Anyone who has followed this debate closely cannot help but be aware that this is Labour policy, tabled by Labour Peers and others. Our amendment has been on the Marshalled List for weeks. In the debate on International Women’s Day last Thursday,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Benefits (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 November 2014 (HL2301), whether they will now publish the detailed terms of reference for the review of the impact of abolishing Council Tax Benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement on 3 February by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (HLWS223), whether they will provide a breakdown by local authority of the additional £74 million for local welfare, health and social care in the 2015–16 local government settlement.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Debt Collection (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have announced plans to establish in house bailiff teams to recover outstanding Council Tax and other debt; and whether they will issue guidance to local authorities on such an approach.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those local authorities currently breaching the maximum six-week limit on the placement of homeless families with children in bed and breakfast accommodation established by the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2003 are prevented from doing so.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total sum of administrative penalties applied to tax credit claimants following overpayments in each of the past four years.

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: Does the Minister, however, accept, from some of the examples I just gave, that there are many unreported instances of the pay gap—including those brought to light by campaigns such as that of Graziamagazine—where it appears that professional women are quite often earning 30% less than their male counterparts?

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, will the Minister give way?

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: The message today, on International Women’s Day 2015, is on “Empowering women”. I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Jolly, on securing this important debate. Empowering women means giving them the practical tools to escape poverty and prejudice. Around the world, including here in Britain, a baby girl’s life chances are disadvantaged in comparison to her brother’s at...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (5 Mar 2015)

Role of women's refuge centres in protecting victims of domestic and mental abuse – Baroness King of Bow. Short Debate

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (4 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government in relation to how many of the 441,900 Personal Independence Payment claims cleared by the Department of Work and Pensions between April 2013 and December 2014 an application for mandatory reconsideration was made; of those, how many initial decisions were overturned; of those in which mandatory reconsideration was unsuccessful how many appeals to the Social...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing Ombudsman Service (4 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints the Housing Ombudsman Service has dealt with in each of the past four years; and how many of those were upheld or refused in each year.

Child Exploitation in Oxfordshire — Statement (3 Mar 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, I welcome the Government’s decision to view child sexual abuse as a national threat—clearly it is one. No one can be unmoved by the horrific sexual sadism inflicted on vulnerable young girls and boys, or, for example, the case of the 12 year-old girl who had to have a back-room abortion after being raped. In one of the trials, a social worker gave evidence that nine out of the...

VAT: Colleges and Schools — Question (23 Feb 2015)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, is it not strange, not to mention unjust, that a 16 year-old studying at a secondary school receives more funding than a 16 year-old studying exactly the same subjects at a sixth-form college? Is this not doubly strange when research shows, as my noble friend alluded to, that sixth-form colleges provide better education outcomes and better value for money, and do more to improve...


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