Results 1–20 of 81 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Goudie

Global Gender Equality - Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2019)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on her speech at the Women Deliver conference. I look forward to working with her in her present position and to her taking the work further forward. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Women Deliver conference this year, but I have attended it a number of times with my colleagues from ICRW. I declare my interests as set out in the register. Women...

Universal Credit: Free School Meals - Question (21 Feb 2019)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, the Minister seems to forget that children are the future of this country. He hides behind the statistics. We should give free school meals to many more children than at present and help children to get those meals at a much younger age, perhaps even when they are nursery. If they are not fed properly now, they will not become healthy adults.

Conflict-affected Countries: Adolescent Girls - Question for Short Debate (8 Jan 2019)

Baroness Goudie: I thank my good friend, the noble Baroness, Lady Hodgson, for enabling us to have this debate this evening. I declare my interests as in the register: I am a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the LSE, and I am on the board of the Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown. I welcome this debate this evening. The Government have been a...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, we should remain in the European Union as a full and voting member. By “we” I mean of course the people not only of England and Wales, but of the entirety of the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland and Scotland. We should remain in the European Union for two reasons. First and foremost, it is the right thing to do. We have heard from many colleagues in the Lords today and...

G20 Summit - Statement (3 Dec 2018)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I welcome the Statement, most particularly on modern slavery. May I ask that this issue be placed on the agenda of all meetings of the Prime Minister and Ministers when they talk to other countries about trade agreements? It is vital because, although we like to think that modern slavery is ceasing, it is not: it is actually on the rise, particularly in America itself. Perhaps...

Brexit: Fashion Industry - Question (15 Mar 2018)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, we have a problem of indecision. Organisations such as fashion week will disappear from London. The amount of GDP that fashion week brings to this country is enormous. As we are not doing very well in other parts of the world, we really need it to continue. Will the Government assure those industries that they are welcome here, and do so quite quickly, otherwise they will look to go...

Role of Women in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Feb 2018)

Baroness Goudie: It is a great pleasure to follow my colleague, the noble Baroness, Lady Finn, who has been working on the issues that I and others have been working on and will talk about this evening. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Williams, for arranging this historic debate today to celebrate 100 years of the Representation of the People Act 1918 receiving Royal Assent and the continuing role of women...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, the Bill seeks to make provision in connection with the withdrawal from the EU of the three nations, England, Wales and Scotland, and part of the island of Ireland, if that can somehow be done without having a hard border across that island between the UK and the EU. The Bill is a stab in the dark. None of the terms of withdrawal is yet known. All we can sensibly do at this stage...

NHS: Cancer Treatments - Question for Short Debate (25 Jan 2018)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I thank my noble and very good friend Tessa Jowell, who I have been friends with for over 40 years, from our days on Camden and Brent councils and through many other campaigns for her to become a parliamentarian and so on. I find today’s debate on evaluating innovative cancer treatments very important. Britain has a first-class reputation for research but, at the same time, we do...

Brexit: Women in the Workplace - Question (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Goudie: Will the Minister answer the second part of my noble friend Lady Hayter’s question? The Minister for Europe said yesterday in the other House that the Government were not going to stand by European policy on equality issues.

Yemen: Humanitarian and Political Situation - Statement (20 Nov 2017)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, today is Universal Children’s Day and it is appalling that we see children in Yemen in this situation. As we know, women and children bear the brunt in all war-torn areas, and this war-torn area is much worse than anything else. The Statement talks about bringing the parties together. Are local women part of that undertaking?

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Shields, for initiating the debate today and for her introduction to it, but also for the work that she was doing long before she came to the House of Lords. I also declare my interests as in the register. On this International Women’s Day, never has there been a time when women’s rights have been more challenged. What does Brexit mean for...

Sexual Violence in Conflict (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (10 Oct 2016)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I declare my interest as in the Register of Lords’ Interests. As it is late, I shall take just one or two parts of the committee’s report, as my colleagues who have spoken before me quite rightly mentioned them. First, I thank the House for having agreed to have a Select Committee into sexual violence in conflict. Although the issues and what we listened to from witnesses and...

Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Jul 2016)

Baroness Goudie: I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Young of Hornsey, and the organisations that supported her and helped draft the Bill. When the original legislation was taken through the House, we received a number of assurances from the Minister and civil servants at the time that a proper reporting mechanism would be put in place, including for companies employing more than a certain number of employees....

British Bill of Rights — Question (28 Oct 2015)

Baroness Goudie: Why was the decision taken by the Foreign Office and the Cabinet to downgrade human rights?

Developing World: Women — Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2015)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Loomba, for moving this debate. Further, I congratulate him on the work of the Loomba Foundation in profiling the plight of widows in parts of the world who are disowned by their families and society. This is a double discrimination. In some societies—as we learnt from the film “Water”, directed by Deepa Mehta and made in 2005 but still so relevant...

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

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Jolly, on arranging this debate today, and I am pleased to be able to speak with many of my colleagues. I declare an interest as a board member of the Vital Voices Global Partnership, which is recognised for supporting emerging women leaders and taking their vision around the world. I am also a founding member of the 30% Club—a group...

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (4th Day) (10 Dec 2014)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Rosser on this amendment. I feel extremely strongly about this as, throughout this evening, we have heard about not having enough money but we have to remember that we are talking about people. They are not robots or goods; they are human beings. It is really important to remember that when we talked earlier about the costof implementing this, we are...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (17 Nov 2014)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, I congratulate my three new colleagues on their maiden speeches this evening. It is important to say that because they were tremendous. I also congratulate the Government on this Bill. I see it as a global Bill and will discuss that shortly. I also see it as an across-the-divide Bill, and I hope that if we work together to strengthen it, we can get it through the House on a correct...

European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading (10 Jan 2014)

Baroness Goudie: My Lords, in the 1975 referendum campaign, I voted and campaigned for yes. I am strongly in favour of the European Union but I am not in favour of the Bill that has been brought to the House today. It has been brought as a Private Member’s Bill instead of the Government and the Prime Minister having the courage to take it to the Cabinet and get the Cabinet on side. In spite of that, I will...


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