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Living with DifferenceQuestion (18 Jan 2016)

Baroness Whitaker: Can the Minister say how the Government will respond to the point made by the report that, UK wide, there has been a lack of movement in education policy to implement the Equality Act’s requirement for all schools to foster good relations between people of different backgrounds? The noble Baroness’s fine words do not talk about implementation.

Schools: Exclusions — Question (15 Dec 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, what are the Government going to do about the disproportionate number of Traveller boys excluded from school?

Housing: Office Conversions — Question (2 Dec 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, has the Minister made any assessment of the number of workplaces that have been destroyed when local authorities impose housing plans that do not take real account of the needs of the local economy?

Violence Against Women — Question (25 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords—

Violence Against Women — Question (25 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, will the Minister join me in congratulating the Government of Gambia on banning female genital mutilation, as announced in a newspaper today?

Air Quality — Question (23 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, what can the Government do to enable all local authorities to measure the air quality in their own areas, particularly outside schools?

Human Rights: UK Application — Question (18 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the human rights of Gypsies and Travellers are much better protected in Wales than in England because the Government have created an obligation on local authorities to provide sites? Why can we not do the same thing here?

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: Human Rights — Question (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: Will the Government take the opportunity to make representations to the Government of Bangladesh about the assassination of humanists and others because they do not profess a religion?

Liaison Committee — Motion to Agree (10 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, in warmly supporting this proposal I suggest that an additional reason for it is that we have no formal structure for scrutinising our international obligations. We have an ample structure for scrutinising European legislation proposals—and one which is widely admired—but absolutely nothing to deal with our obligations under international treaties or proposals under them, such...

Chagos Islands — Question (10 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords—

Chagos Islands — Question (10 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, is the Minister aware that, when I wrote to my noble friend Lady Ashton, who was then at the European Commission, to ask if the United Kingdom was eligible for European Union funding for resettlement, the answer was that we certainly were? Does the Minister agree that the cost of these settlements should not fall exclusively on the British taxpayer and that, apart from the European...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: EU Law (9 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which European Union directives apply to urban air pollution; and how each is enacted in United Kingdom law.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution (9 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which authorities are responsible for the monitoring of urban air.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Air Pollution: Lambeth (6 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the impact of air pollution on the lung function of children in the London Borough of Lambeth.

Ministerial Code — Question (3 Nov 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, I am not clear whether I heard an answer to either my noble friend Lord Dubs’s Question or the question from our Front Bench. Why exactly did the Government change the wording?

BBC: Finance and Independence — Motion to Take Note (10 Sep 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, in this expert debate, admirably led by my noble friend Lady Bakewell, I speak only as a citizen but as a fairly widely travelled one in almost all the comparable democracies in western Europe, the transatlantic and Antipodean ones, and elsewhere in many other countries that are struggling to emerge as democracies or emerging as different kinds of democracies. Nowhere have I seen...

Humanist Marriages — Question (2 Jun 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords—

Humanist Marriages — Question (2 Jun 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, I apologise for my eagerness to ask the Minister my question, which may have seemed discourteous. Does he not recall that there was a substantial measure of support for the legal recognition of humanist marriage and does he not therefore think it would be just to allow it the same grace that is allowed to the Jewish and Quaker communities?

Access to Justice — Question (18 Mar 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: Following the question from the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, can the Minister compute the whole cost of our justice system, and will he then compare it with the whole cost of the justice systems of other common-law countries?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Travellers: Education (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 6 May 2014 (WA 346), whether the new web portal to improve access to 16–18 performance data has been developed; and what data they expect it to yield on the experience of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma young people.


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