Results 161–180 of 990 for speaker:Baroness Whitaker

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Youth Engagement Fund (2 Mar 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 14 August 2014 (HL1625), how many young people from the Gypsy and Traveller communities have benefited from the Youth Engagement Fund.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Travellers (25 Feb 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations made in the report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons of February 2014 reviewing the monitoring of Gypsy, Romany and Traveller prisoners.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Travellers (23 Jan 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions of the report by the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups Civil Society Monitoring on the Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy in the United Kingdom in 2012 and 2013, launched on 2 December 2014; and what steps they plan to take in response to that report’s recommendations. To ask...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pupils: Travellers (22 Jan 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups, Civil Society Monitoring on the Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy in the United Kingdom in 2012 and 2013, and the report Overcoming barriers by Ofsted, what plans they have to encourage local authorities to appoint leaders to drive forward strategies to...

Employment — Question (21 Jan 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, I welcome what the Minister said about genuine employment, but following the questions from the two noble Lords opposite, which he must have welcomed, can he say what is the median annual pay of those new jobs?

Schools: Arts Subjects — Question (20 Jan 2015)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, to follow the point made by the noble Baroness, Lady Williams, another area where the UK has an international lead is in design and technology. The Government recently announced that they are postponing the structure of the new design and technology course. When will they announce it?

Child Poverty — Question (8 Dec 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, the Government have very commendably given early years provision to two and three year-olds with discretionary places for other vulnerable groups, but Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children have hardly benefited from this at all. What assessments have the Government made with regard to the early childhood development of children in these groups, most of whom live in poverty?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Travellers (4 Dec 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what National Health Service datasets are available to compare the mental and physical health of people from Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities with that of the rest of the population; and what those sources yield by way of trend information since 2011.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Travellers (3 Dec 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of the advice of the Traveller Movement representative on the Department for Work and Pensions Ethnic Minority Adviser Group on promoting access to vocational training and higher education.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children in Care: Travellers (2 Dec 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps those responsible for Gypsy, Traveller or Roma children in care take to keep those children in touch with their culture and their community.

Humanist Marriage — Question (1 Dec 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, can the Minister confirm that the responses to the consultation indicated overwhelming support for humanist marriages?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Marriage (26 Nov 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their legislative plans to allow humanist marriages now that the public consultation is closed.

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (5 Nov 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, I am extremely grateful to all noble Lords who have supported this amendment and indeed adding the concept of culture, which was implicit in our amendment but ought to have been explicit. I am grateful for the kind words of the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin, and his encouragement. I am half reassured by the words of the Minister. I can see that the close-woven tapestry of the structure...

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (5 Nov 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, Amendment 87 is in my name and those of the noble Lords, Lord Jenkin of Roding and Lord Tyler, and the noble Earl, Lord Lytton, who regrets that he is unavoidably absent. I am also honoured to have the support of the Town and Country Planning Association and the Royal Town Planning Institute. We think that this amendment is crucial to realising the aspirations of the national policy...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Youth Engagement Fund (26 Sep 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the number of young people from the gypsy and traveller communities not in education, training or employment, what steps they are taking to ensure that the Youth Engagement Fund will benefit people from those communities.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisoners: Travellers (29 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations in the report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons People in prison: Gypsies, Romany and Travellers that there should be further research into the reasons why people from those communities are in prison and how they are supported; and that the number of young people of Gypsy, Romany and Traveller background in Secure...

Architecture and the Built Environment — Question for Short Debate (28 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Farrell Review of architecture and the built environment.

Architecture and the Built Environment — Question for Short Debate (28 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: My Lords, I declare an interest as honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Design and Innovation. The United Kingdom is very lucky to have Sir Terry Farrell’s magisterial Review of Architecture and the Built Environment at the very moment when we have a crisis that requires a very large number of houses to be built...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Roads (28 Jul 2014)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how Road User Focus and the Strategic Road Network Monitor, as described in Setting the Road Investment Strategy: Now and in the Future, will have regard to design achievement and effectiveness.


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