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Covid 19: Winter Plan - Statement (24 Nov 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, it is very encouraging news that vaccines will be available in 2021—a remarkable feat. We should all congratulate Oxford, which is not only supplying 100 million vaccines to our Government but is doing so on a not-for-profit basis. Is Pfizer, the supplier of the first vaccine to be announced, which is supplying us with 40 million doses, doing so on the same basis? More...

Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme: Spending - Question (24 Nov 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: To ask the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body how much money is being spent on the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme per week; and what is it being spent on.

Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme: Spending - Question (24 Nov 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: I thank the noble Baroness for her Answer. Is HMG, through the sponsor board, really spending £2 million a week on this R&R project, as asserted by the PAC report? The late David Frost would have called this “monopoly money”, as he did in “Frost over England”, and £2 million is a huge amount of taxpayers’ money. Can the noble Baroness tell your Lordships exactly what it is being...

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - Statement (16 Nov 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, in a moment of darkness and gloom, the proposed Platinum Jubilee for Her Majesty is a ray of light. Does the Minister agree that there is no better way to celebrate and thank Her Majesty for seven decades of dedicated and wise service than with a Commonwealth walkway in all four parts of her United Kingdom? Her Majesty has celebrated all her jubilees with walkways—1977, 2002 and...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 169A (9 Nov 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his courteous and careful reply, and I thank all noble Lords who have spoken to these amendments, for and against. I am sorry that at this late hour several of your Lordships have, understandably, withdrawn. I am most grateful to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Thomas. I take his point on the devolved matters and thank him for his very interesting...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 169A (9 Nov 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, I too pay tribute to Lord Sacks—a huge loss. In moving Amendment 169A, I will also speak to Amendments 169B and 169C in my name. Should the UK Parliament have exclusive ability to legislate for a subsidy control regime once the United Kingdom ceases to follow EU state aid rules, without including the possibilities of hidden subsidies, for example through research and development?...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (22 Oct 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, I thank the Minister for presenting so clearly this vital regulation. I am sure that your Lordships agree that it would be wrong not to self-isolate as instructed, and wrong not to make disobedience a serious offence. However, what is the government procedure for contacting the general public if a person who is already infected with Covid-19 does not self-isolate but travels on...

Housing Delivery Test - Question (13 Oct 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, how much will Her Majesty’s Government be relying on algorithms in the present climate, and how much importance do they give to including indoor and outdoor sports facilities and village halls?

Covid-19 Update - Statement (6 Oct 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, the Minister said in the Statement that all people testing positive are required by law to self-isolate. Can he tell the House what the fine is if someone breaks the law? Have all the people who travelled on the train and tube with Ms Ferrier MP been traced and tested? If so, how, and if they tested positive, have they been quarantined?

Russia: Trade - Question (28 Jul 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, it is encouraging that HMG hold that “trade and investment can be a lever for stabilising relations” and “increasing UK prosperity”. What trade arrangements and investments are being planned and developed with Russia for after 2020? The Prime Minister said that he did not want to become a Sinophobe; does that mean nor a Russophobe either?

English Language Learning - Question (27 Jul 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, I cannot believe that teaching English is not already compulsory in schools in this country. Not only English should be compulsory but clear, correct English; there would be far fewer misunderstandings. Does the Minister agree that schools could follow the advice of Bernard Levin, one of our best modern writers of English prose: just read George Orwell and Jane Austen and you...

Arts, Culture and Heritage: Support Package - Commons Urgent Question (8 Jul 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, HMG got it right: support for the arts is vital. Does the Minister agree that without pantomime, we will lose all our regular theatres permanently beyond anything a grant can achieve? Pantomime gives more employment to more members of the industry than any other form of theatre. Its audience is more inclusive and diverse than in any other field of culture. It provides irreplaceable...

Covid-19: Test and Trace App - Private Notice Question (22 Jun 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, I declare my interest as a former chairman of King’s College London. Will the Government endorse KCL’s COVID Symptom Study app, now used by 3.5 million people, as soon as possible? Meanwhile, I repeat the simple interim measure of encouraging everyone to keep a daily diary of people met and places visited, to help tracing should they be infected.

Covid-19: Pre-school Sector - Question (8 Jun 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, the preschool sector is important. Will the Government therefore continue with test, track and—just as vital—treat? Why has “treat” been dropped for “isolate”?

Covid-19: Testing - Question (14 May 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, testing and tracking are vital in working towards the lifting of restrictions. Can the Minister therefore consider looking at encouraging people to keep a daily diary on everyone they meet, wherever they go outside their home? Should they fall ill with Covid-19, that would provide a simple, easy way to trace the source of further testing?

Covid-19: Sports - Question (13 May 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, I welcome the Government’s decision regarding support for sporting activities. They are vital for the mind as well as the body. Tracing and tracking will be as important as ever. Can the Minister consider encouraging people to keep a daily diary on everyone they meet and everywhere they go so that, should they fall ill with Covid-19, that would be a simple, cheap, easy way to trace it?

Policing: Covid-19 Guidance and Legislation - Question (5 May 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, taking into account the inconsistencies between Covid-19 and related guidance, it is reported that both SARS and Covid-19 probably came from bats. They seem to store many more bat-borne viruses. What is HMG’s policy, therefore, on bats continuing to be protected in this country? Why are they protected? In the circumstances, should the amended 1981 law be revisited?

Covid-19: Economy - Question (30 Apr 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, what is essential? Does the Minister agree that mental stability is vital for prosperity and well-being? If so, does she agree that gardening and the arts are essential for the mind, just as food is for the body, to keep this nation prosperous and sane and to save lives?

Covid-19: Music Sector and Creative Economy - Question (23 Apr 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: My Lords, I applaud the Government on the way they have coped with this very alarming pestilence. Does the Minister agree that Covid-19 has had a dramatic effect on the music sector and the creative economy, a major source of the health of the country? Much of this is the result of the repeated, and successful, slogan “Stay at Home”. So successful has it been that it is reported that...

Palace of Westminster: Restoration and Renewal - Question (6 Feb 2020)

Baroness Rawlings: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to inform Parliament on the next stages of the restoration of the Palace of Westminster.


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