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Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (25 Nov 2004)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, first of all I would like to echo the comments made in earlier maiden speeches and thank noble Lords and the staff here who have done so much to make me feel so welcome and to reassure me that I am not the only one having difficulty in finding my way around this magnificent building. It is indeed a privilege to be admitted into this Chamber and to be given the opportunity to work...

British Identity and Citizenship (2 Feb 2006)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, like other noble Lords who have spoken today, I very much welcome the opportunity to debate this really important issue, and recognise its timeliness. I agree with much of what the noble Lord, Lord Giddens, has said, particularly with regard to interrogating the very notion of Britishness. That is really what I want to focus on today. In October 2000, the report of the noble Lord,...

Arts (11 May 2006)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I too am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Bragg, for giving us the opportunity to put before the House some of the issues that face the arts today and the impact of the arts in this country. Some of the contributions that have already been made make me want to rethink and revise what I wanted to say, which to me is the hallmark of a really good debate. First, I will declare my...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Television: Digital Switchover (13 Dec 2006)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for the environmentally friendly disposal of analogue television sets in advance of the switchover to digital in 2008.

Olympic Games 2012 (1 Mar 2007)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I very much welcome this debate and I thank my noble friend Lady Valentine for initiating it. I declare an interest as someone who works extensively across the arts and heritage sector, and I must say that I am somewhat surprised that so far there has not been very great mention of the role that culture can and will play in the Olympics and the Paralympics. I also declare an...

Human Rights (22 Mar 2007)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, my thanks go to the noble Lord, Lord Lester of Herne Hill, for initiating this debate. As other noble Lords have said, it is particularly apposite today as we look forward to the coming weekend and Sunday, 25 March, which marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade—or the passing of the Act.

Human Rights (22 Mar 2007)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I thank the noble Earl for his intervention. I am very well aware of that fact, as I would have gone on to say, but I thank him for making that point. The passing of the Act will be commemorated throughout this country and internationally this year. A wide range of organisations is working on the political and social legacy of the slave trade while highlighting the work of prominent...

Slavery (10 May 2007)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Howells of St Davids, for initiating this debate and giving us the opportunity to examine this important subject. I thank her and my noble friend Lord Sandwich for their consistently thoughtful contributions as members of the advisory group on the Houses of Parliament exhibition, "The British Slave Trade: Abolition, Parliament and People". I declare...

Multi-cultural Britain (7 Jun 2007)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I am very much looking forward to reading Hansard tomorrow because so far this debate has been so rich, varied and interesting. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Hastings, for initiating it. I shall focus on the significance of racial stereotyping, which was developed and consolidated during the period of African enslavement in the 18th and 19th centuries—ways of thinking about...

Debate on the Address (8 Nov 2007)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, like other noble Lords, I thank the Minister for his opening speech, especially the way in which he outlined the Government's plans for children in care, which is what I would like to focus on. First, I declare a few interests. My comments are informed by briefings from the NSPCC and the NCH. I am also a patron of the Post-Adoption Centre, which has been helpful in these matters. I...

Millennium Development Goals (1 May 2008)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to my noble friend Lord Sandwich for initiating this debate on this most pressing subject. I shall try to rise to his challenge of doing a little bit of positive thinking. Many of us from the African diaspora who live here experience a complex range of emotions in relation to Africa. Joy, sorrow, fear, pride and hope jostle for ascendancy as we watch news...

Children's Plan (8 May 2008)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, on securing this debate, which is, after all, about planning for the future well-being of the country. I support wholeheartedly her remarks about implementation and incremental change. The DCSF has produced what is in many respects an effective analysis of the challenges faced by children, carers, parents and educators. It represents...

Health: Donor Organs (EUC Report) (14 Nov 2008)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I, too, thank my noble friend Lady Howarth not only for leading this debate but for her able and perceptive chairing of EU Sub-Committee G, which was particularly important for me, as a newcomer to House of Lords committees. All of us on the committee learnt a great deal about this important and very complex area from the expert witnesses and written submissions. It was crucial for...

Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day) (10 Dec 2008)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I shall focus on the equality Bill. As has been noted, it is appropriate that we examine this issue as we note the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and—as I learnt this afternoon from the APPG on equalities—the debate in Europe on the anti-discrimination directive gets under way. I hope that Britain will be a leader in that conversation and will...

Creative Industries — Debate (4 Jun 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Bragg, for securing this debate and for his powerfully delivered overview of the creative sector, as well as for his long-term pioneering commitment to high-quality arts and cultural programming, of which "The South Bank Show" is just one example. I also thank Louise de Winter from the National Campaign for the Arts and Clare Cooper from Mission,...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (10 Jun 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I speak briefly in support of the spirit of all the amendments in this grouping. I have been fascinated by the arguments put forward by noble Lords, and I am pleased to say that most of the points I wanted to make have already been made. I do, however, wanted to reinforce some of the comments made by my noble friend Lady Murphy about black, minority and ethnic people in respect of this...

Olympic Games 2012 — Debate (18 Jun 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, like other noble Lords today, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Coe, and his colleagues on the wonderful achievements with regard to our progress on the Olympics. The timing is particularly good because it follows hot on the heels of an event earlier this week, organised by my noble friends Lord Mawson and Lady D'Souza, on the Olympic legacy. I declare an interest in that I was an...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (6th Day)(Continued) (9 Jul 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I shall speak also to Amendment 183. We tend to think that we have seen the back of such things, but contemporary forms of forced servitude and forced labour—what some identify as modern-day slavery—continue throughout the world, including, sadly, in the UK. However, no one specific criminal offence deals with this issue. Although many of us are loath to introduce yet another new offence,...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (6th Day)(Continued) (9 Jul 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank noble Lords for supporting the amendments and for doing so rigorously with lots of evidence. I also thank again the Minister both for meeting us the other week and for his consideration of the many points that have been made. As he said, he could anticipate that I would not be satisfied by his response in so far as many of us have responded to his points and given good reasons for...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Committee (9th Day) (21 Jul 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I speak in opposition to these clauses. I am very grateful to noble Lords who have spoken and have covered a whole range of issues and problems with the clauses. I fully support their concerns and I do not intend to repeat them. I want to look at this issue from the point of view of what actually constitutes a memoir, and the difficulties and problematics involved in assessing what that might...


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