Results 181–200 of 990 for speaker:Baroness Whitaker

Written Answers — House of Lords: Work Programme: Travellers (28 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in their draft Child Poverty Strategy 2014–17, what they envisage by “specialist” support for Gypsy and Traveller parents via the Work Programme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Roads (24 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the strategic vision for the Road Investment Strategy will take account of the whole built environment. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the draft Road Investment Strategy's four elements will take account of the need for design of the whole built environment.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Roads (24 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Baroness Kramer’s remarks on 3 July (HL Deb, col GC 358), what the “significant further development” as stated in the prefatory note to the Strategic Highways Company: Draft Licence will include in its "robust requirements" in relation to the role of design. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the proposed requirement in the section on...

Census 2021 — Question (16 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, following the very pertinent question from the noble Lord opposite, can the Minister give the House an assurance that the new category—that is to say, since 2011—of Gypsies and Travellers will not be lost in any new system, because it has already yielded invaluable factored information about the disadvantage experienced by these communities?

Economy: House Prices — Question (3 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, can the Minister tell the House how many planning applications for housing have been approved but the houses have not been built?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Highways Agency (30 Jun 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria with respect to good design they intend to establish in their new plans for the Highway Agency.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Travellers: Caravan Sites (16 Jun 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have called in the approval of planning permission for a site for Travellers in Brighton, granted by the South Downs National Park; and if so, when they will make a decision.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Travellers (12 Jun 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have spent the 69 million euros, as reported in Appendix 5 of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Status Report of 2013, earmarked for the implementation of the Roma Strategy.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Travellers: Education (12 Jun 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their report on pilots of a virtual head teacher system expressly aimed at redressing the inequalities in education experienced by Gypsies and Travellers.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gypsies and Travellers (14 May 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the nature of the “urgent consideration” they are giving to improve the attainment outcomes of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils noted in Annex D of their paper on the Child Poverty Strategy 2014–17; and whether they will (1) reconsider the use of the Pupil Premium in this regard, and (2) seek the advice of the Department for Education’s...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: Primary and 16-19 Assessment and Accountability (6 May 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Nash on 27 March (WS 53–4) on primary and 16 to 18 assessment and accountability, how the progress which is to be measured will be disaggregated into ethnic groups.

International Roma Day — Question for Short Debate (2 Apr 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark International Roma Day.

International Roma Day — Question for Short Debate (2 Apr 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, why is there an International Roma Day on 8 April? It was declared in 1990 to acknowledge the first major international meeting of Romany representatives who had founded the International Romani Union in April 1971. The different groups who make up the Roma peoples were finally motivated to come together to form a united front against the prejudice, discrimination and violent...

Schools: Bad Behaviour — Question (25 Mar 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: The noble Lord’s department has very creditably funded four organisations to reduce bullying in schools. Can he say what success they have had in the case of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children for whom bullying is so substantial a cause of their dropping out at secondary school level?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Skills Funding Statement (24 Mar 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 February (WA 224) and the Skills Study Statement 2013–16, of the 22 per cent of learners participating in the skills system, the 12 per cent in apprenticeships, the 21 per cent of those carrying out workplace learning in small and medium-sized enterprises, the 26 per cent in education, training...

Food Banks — Question (20 Mar 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: Is the Minister aware that since food banks got going at their present scale, hospital admissions for malnutrition have increased by 74%? What are the Government going to do about that?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (17 Mar 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 February (WA 224) and the Skills Study Statement 2013–16, what role is played by the accreditation of prior experience in assessing the readiness of students from Gypsy and Traveller backgrounds for traineeships or apprenticeships.

Afghanistan: Protection and Women’s Safety — Question (6 Mar 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, what pressure can HMG bring to bear on the Government of Afghanistan to let more girls go to school?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Skills Funding Statement (24 Feb 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 30 January (WA 244), whether they will consult Gypsy, Traveller and Roma organisations on the wording of the statement reminding training providers of their Equality Act duties for the next Skills Funding Statement; and when they plan to publish this.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bullying: Racist Bullying (10 Feb 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 28 January (WA 206–7), how the £45 million they provide to Beatbullying, The Diana Award, Kidscape and the National Children’s Bureau to develop initiatives to tackle bulling will be deployed specifically to reduce racist bullying of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children.


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