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Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (30 Mar 2023)

Plans to support the performing arts sectors throughout England – Baroness Featherstone. Short debate

Broadcasting: Children’s Television - Question (2 Feb 2023)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, what steps are the Government taking to ensure that the children’s television production sector is internationally competitive?

Online Safety Bill - Second Reading (1 Feb 2023)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, the power to amplify, together with the volume and speed of the online world, has put power in the hands of individuals and organisations, for better or for worse. While we seek to control the worst, we also have to be aware that we now have the most extraordinary communication tool for ideas, gathering others to our cause and getting information around the world in a flash, as well...

Arts and Creative Industries Strategy - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Viscount, Lord Chandos, on bringing the debate and opening it so powerfully, and all noble Lords across the House for making a case for a strategy so ably. As always with regard to the creative sector, the most compelling, knowledgeable, logical and irrefutable arguments have been made by noble Lords across this House about the imperative for the Government...

Protection for Whistleblowing Bill [HL] - Second Reading (2 Dec 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Browne of Ladyton, who made some excellent points. I congratulate my noble friend Lady Kramer on this vital Bill. I was leader of the opposition on Haringey Council when Victoria Climbié was murdered in 2000. “Lessons must be learned” was the oft-repeated answer to all the questions, but no one in authority listened or...

Gulf States: Human Rights Abuses - Motion to Take Note (24 Nov 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Cashman. I came to the Bar of the House to watch your Lordships debate the final part of the legislation on same-sex marriage, which I was the originator and architect of in the coalition Government. I stood on the shoulders of giants, some who fought and died for equal rights and some who are here in this debate today. It made me...

Freedom of Expression (Communications and Digital Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I too sat on the committee under the excellent chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Gilbert, and now under the excellent chairmanship of the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell. The power to amplify, together with the volume and speed of the internet, have put power in the hands of individuals, organisations and tech companies, for better or worse. Now, we are seeking to control the worse,...

Channel 4: Annual Report - Question (21 Jul 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My understanding of the public consultation was that 96% of respondents wanted Channel 4 to remain as it is. So why are the Minister and the Government not listening to people?

Contaminated Blood Scandal: Interim Payments for Victims - Commons Urgent Question (20 Jul 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, my sister’s son, a haemophiliac, died from contaminated blood aged 35, leaving a 10 month-old baby daughter. All victims have a terrible story to tell. The interim payments should be made immediately, but what eats away at my sister and others is their quest for the truth against a government cover-up that resulted in thousands of further infections and deaths that could have been...

Elections: Multiple Voting - Question (14 Jun 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of electors who vote more than once in an election because they are registered at two separate addresses.

Humanist Marriages - Question (25 Apr 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, will the Government give an estimate of the timescale for reform after the Law Commission has reported favourably?

Ukraine - Statement (24 Feb 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, will the measures that the Leader of the House has announced target Putin’s personal wealth? I do not think he cares about institutions but I do think he cares about his wealth.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Government: Haringey (15 Feb 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they plan to take to ask Haringey London Borough Council to conform with the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity in the regularity of its magazine publications.

Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests - Question (10 Feb 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, given the Prime Minister’s announcement that in a couple of weeks, people will no longer have to isolate, what can the Minister say to those who have been shielding for all this time and who are now terrified that if they go out of their door, they will meet someone who is positive, so they will have to stay at home? Are their lives not as valuable as those of the rest of us?

Building Safety Bill - Second Reading (2 Feb 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I too welcome the Bill. I say to the Minister opposite that if he takes on board all the wonderful knowledge, expertise and advice that has been offered to him today, he will have a sensational Bill.

Building Safety Bill - Second Reading (2 Feb 2022)

Baroness Featherstone: That is okay, we have the time. I want to illustrate a number of issues by bringing the actualité of one small block of 45 apartments in Guildford that was just completed in 2016. The block is not 18 metres tall, but it is facing a raft of costly issues to do with fire safety. The End our Cladding Scandal group highlighted these problems because, as it said, “There may be more funding for...

Freedom of Speech - Motion to Take Note (10 Dec 2021)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, free speech, established by our laws and by our values, has always had its limits, but now it is under threat as we grapple with a world that seems to be full of hatred of “other” and intolerance of views that differ from our own, all amplified by the internet and social media and condoned and contributed to by those who should be setting an example of good behaviour—from the...

Creative Sector - Motion to Take Note (4 Nov 2021)

Baroness Featherstone: I thank the Minister. I will not detain the House long. I thank all noble Lords. I said at the beginning that they would give of their wisdom to the Government, and they have, in some wise and wonderful speeches from right across the House. I offer my congratulations to the noble Lord, Lord Spencer. I must confess that I googled him prior to the debate, and his hinterland is very...

Creative Sector - Motion to Take Note (4 Nov 2021)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for coming today. I have no doubt that we are all going to benefit hugely from the rich array of experts, innovators, educators, business leaders and creators in this House who will give of their wisdom to the Government, trying to impress upon them the need to turbocharge their level of commitment to the creative sector in both policy and spending. I greatly...


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