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Written Answers — House of Lords: Nepal (12 Jan 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will press the Government of Nepal to establish a commission to investigate the 49 disappearances from the Kathmandu army camp and other recent disappearances allegedly carried out by the security forces and Maoist groups, following the 25 June agreement to carry out such investigations. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage...

Employment: Public Sector — Question (12 Jan 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, is it not the case that, following recent productivity gains, manufacturing industry now provides 60 per cent of our exports?

Learning Disability: Bullying — Question (21 Jan 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that bullying is also a cause of large numbers of Gypsy and Traveller children dropping out of secondary school? Will she ensure that that too receives attention?

Planning — Question (22 Jan 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that more information, including accurate and meaningful images, would give local authorities much-needed confidence to turn down bad schemes, as well as to approve good ones? How can she further this in general?

Travellers: Dale Farm — Question (27 Jan 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure accommodation is provided for the Traveller families which Basildon Council intends to evict from Dale Farm.

Travellers: Dale Farm — Question (27 Jan 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that clear Answer and I commend her department for its positive work for Gypsies and Travellers. The problem, as she says, is with Basildon council, which has not offered the families being evicted any suitable alternative accommodation. Perhaps over 100 parents and children will be homeless. Does my noble friend agree that those families face...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Architectural Competitions (3 Feb 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments have held architectural competitions for new buildings in the public sector; and how many times that has happened in the past 10 years.

Housing — Question (5 Feb 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will help home owners and people who need a home in the current economic situation.

Housing — Question (5 Feb 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that positive Answer. Does she agree that one of the best routes to social mobility is decent, well designed housing for all who need it? What can the Government do to ensure that all housing schemes underwritten or facilitated by statutory authorities can meet the highest housing need without cutting corners on quality, both in the design of housing and...

Elections: Members of the House of Lords — Question (23 Feb 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the allegation of the noble Lord, Lord Tebbit, that the Government are financially incompetent and have wished our current economic woes upon us is spectacularly inaccurate?

Health: Disease Control (Intergovernmental Organisations Committee Report): Motion to Take Note (24 Feb 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, this new and, to my mind, very important committee had a good start with the chairmanship of my noble friend Lord Soley and the services of our Clerk, Robert Preston, and his team. They succeeded in confining a potentially vast subject into a manageable space and enabled us to discover some alarming and relatively unknown areas of concern. They are not unknown to all; my right...

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]: Committee (Third Day) (4 Mar 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: I warmly support these two amendments. It is generally held that the Chagos Islands have had an extremely raw deal. Many people have been sent into hardship and exile against all natural justice, and the right solution is certainly to find a way for them to return to their home. We hope that the deliberations of the all-party group with the Minister this afternoon will be a step in that...

Housing: Rented Homes — Question (12 Mar 2009)

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Housing: Rented Homes — Question (12 Mar 2009)

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Cyclists — Question (16 Mar 2009)

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Cyclists — Question (16 Mar 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that when I sat as a magistrate every single prosecution after an accident or fatality to a cyclist was the fault of the motorist? It is very important to look at the balance of the evidence.

Written Answers — House of Lords: UN: Durban Review Conference (18 Mar 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) whether they will be represented at the United Nations Durban Review Conference; (b) if so, whether this representation will be at ministerial level; (c) what outcomes they hope to achieve from their participation in the conference; (d) how they will report on progress made since the 2001 conference, in particular in relation to their commitment to a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gypsies and Travellers (23 Mar 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the results for the health of Gypsies and Travellers from the Pacesetters programme.

Further Education: Capital Investment — Question (26 Mar 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that further education colleges, such as the wonderful Working Men's College in Camden, which I once had the honour of chairing, fulfil a vital regeneration role in their neighbourhoods? Can he give an assurance that projects such as that for the Working Men's College that have received approval in principle, have started and are now half way through a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gypsies and Travellers (30 Apr 2009)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Gypsies and Travellers' accommodation needs, published on 18 March.


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