Results 121–140 of 1057 for speaker:Baroness King of Bow

Academies: Special Educational Needs — Question (16 Dec 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of academies on the education of children with special educational needs.

Academies: Special Educational Needs — Question (16 Dec 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: I thank the noble Lord for that reply. Is he shocked by the refusal of some academies to admit pupils with special educational needs on the basis that they do not contribute to the, “efficient education of other pupils”? One such excluded SEN pupil was an 11 year-old boy with cerebral palsy who already had passed his maths GCSE with an A* grade and was a prefect and reading mentor at his...

Academies: Special Educational Needs — Question (16 Dec 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: The Minister said that he did not recognise the case that I set out of the disabled child who was rejected on the basis of his disability. That is a well known tribunal case. There are others like it, which I will write to the Minister with details of. In the light of those cases, will the Minister review the Government’s policy in this area, as well as the fact that parents want redress at...

Schools: Classics — Question (27 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: Only 5% of private schools lend specialist teaching staff to state schools. If a local private school teaches classics, but the state school next door does not, does the Minister agree that private schools should make their classics teacher available? If the private schools will not help, why does the Minister think that they should continue to receive tax breaks?

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (3rd Day) (26 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, I will summarise where we are as regards this important Amendment 50D, as I spoke to it in greater detail in Committee; today I will make an additional comment on mobile phone operators. I will quickly address some of the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Stoneham, who clearly was not keen on filtering. However, we have moved beyond that discussion, because we have to recognise...

Domestic Violence — Question (25 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, “Clare’s law” is most welcome, but does the Minister agree that prevention should start much earlier? If so, will the Government ensure that all young people learn that no form of violence in relationships is acceptable through the introduction of compulsory sex and relationship education, which 86% of British adults support and which Labour is committed to? Lastly, does the...

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Digital Impact — Motion to Take Note (20 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, the online world is the real world for digital natives. That is exactly what worries so many of us. However, we would be doing our children a huge disservice if we viewed their online interactions in only a negative light. In fact, for many young people, the internet is far more likely to be a place of opportunity. The internet will bring them opportunities that generations before...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Revenue Accounts: Tower Hamlets (19 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 October (HL1902), whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the correspondence encouraging the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to revise its bid for funding from the Local Growth Fund Housing Revenue Account Borrowing Programme 2015–17.

Adoption — Question (18 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent drop in referrals of children for adoption by local authorities.

Adoption — Question (18 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, as the mother of three adopted children, I welcome the Government’s attempt to reform adoption. However, according to the most senior family court judge in England and Wales, Lord Justice Munby, the Government’s desire to speed up adoption has clashed with government cuts to legal aid. Is it not unacceptable that the state can say to parents, “We will take away your child”...

Women: Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Social Exclusion — Motion to Take Note (6 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, this genuinely has been an extraordinary debate. I know that everyone always gets up at this point and says that, but I am genuinely moved when I hear politicians at their best; not least because everyone else usually only reads about us at our worst. Having said that, I cannot, in the two minutes available to me, mention all the important contributions that were made. Let me just...

Women: Homelessness, Domestic Violence and Social Exclusion — Motion to Take Note (6 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: My Lords, last week, economists at the respected World Economic Forum kicked the UK out of the world’s top 20 countries for gender equality. Its report, The Global Gender Gap, measures something more intriguing than wealth. It measures the gap between men’s and women’s life chances. In other words, it measures how much opportunity in a country is governed by gender. You will not be...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax Benefits (6 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the detailed terms of reference for the review of the impact of abolishing Council Tax Benefit.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Welfare Assistance Schemes (5 Nov 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 October (HL1906), whether they will place in the Library of the House the findings of their review into the impact of the abolition of the Discretionary Social Fund.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Homelessness (29 Oct 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the findings of the recent research by Crisis into the treatment of single homeless people by local authorities in England.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Welfare Assistance Schemes (29 Oct 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision not to contest the judicial review of the decision to cease funding for Local Welfare Assistance, whether they will reinstate that funding for 2015–16.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Council Tax (22 Oct 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what factors caused the reduced collection rate of Council Tax in England in 2013–14. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the average Council Tax arrears per dwelling in England in each year since 2010.

Schools: Admissions — Question (21 Oct 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: Further to the last point, is the Minister aware that more state school places in England are allocated by religious selection than by ability, gender and private schools combined? Is he surprised, as I was, by this finding? Does he have any message for Simon Barrow, co-director of the Christian think tank Ekklesia, who says that he does not believe that children’s access to education...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Welfare Assistance Schemes (15 Oct 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference of the review into the impact of the abolition of funding for local welfare assistance schemes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Revenue Accounts (14 Oct 2014)

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities bid for additional borrowing headroom under the Local Growth Fund Housing Revenue Account Borrowing Programme 2015–17; what were the values of those bids; and how many new homes were involved.


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