Results 21–40 of 128 for speaker:Baroness Young of Hornsey

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Uniforms (27 Jun 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial implications of changing taxation requirements to replace permanent branding on corporate uniforms with non-permanent branding.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Uniforms (27 Jun 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the barriers to amending taxation requirements so that the permanent branding on corporate uniforms could be replaced with non-permanent branding.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 Jun 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I direct noble Lords to the register of interests for my activities in this area but draw attention to my support for the Access to Care Records Campaign Group, an alliance comprising the Care Leavers’ Association, CoramBAAF, the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, Post Care Forum and Barnardo’s. Like other noble Lords who have spoken this afternoon, I believe that any measures that will...

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (6 Jun 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I declare my interest as a commissioner with Historic England, which, among other responsibilities, is the Government’s adviser on international conventions, regulations and directives, and the UK’s 29 UNESCO world heritage sites. To ensure effective collaboration across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, we work closely with historic environment expert bodies in each...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I welcome the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Newcastle and thank her for her excellent speech. I very much look forward to her future contributions, especially on education. I very much support those measures in the gracious Speech which are aimed at improving the experience of children and young people in the care system. I wish to raise some issues regarding local...

Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Question (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to monitor companies’ compliance with Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 regarding transparency in the supply chain.

Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Question (13 Apr 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank the noble and learned Lord for his response. The Home Office guidance on transparency in the supply chain states that the Government expect, “organisations to build on their statements”, and “improve” them “over time”. Can the Minister assure the House that a robust monitoring process has been established that supports this ambition and that there is a strategy for making...

Circular Economy — Question for Short Debate (3 Mar 2016)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Whitchurch, for securing this debate on such a critically important subject and also for her support for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion. I would also like to thank colleagues from Julie’s Bicycle, Hubbub and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, especially Anna Fitzpatrick and...

Prisons: Young People — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I welcome the opportunity to raise some of the important issues covered by the excellent review of the noble Lord, Lord Harris. I am grateful to Jessica Mullen from Clinks which is an organisation working in partnership with the Young review, and Katharine Sacks-Jones, who is director of AGENDA, the alliance for girls and women at risk. I am grateful to them for their comments and...

Global Climate Change — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, like other noble Lords, I very much welcome the way in which the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Chesterton, set out the terms of this debate on climate change and the urban environment. It has inspired colleagues outside your Lordships’ House to contribute to my words today. I will focus on fashion and I am therefore grateful to Professor Dilys Williams, director of the Centre for...

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: Parliament: Textiles (29 Oct 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask the Chairman of Committees what the arrangements are for the disposal of discarded textiles, such as uniforms, from the Houses of Parliament and Portcullis House.

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: Parliament: Uniforms (29 Oct 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask the Chairman of Committees whether the process for procuring uniforms for parliamentary staff includes criteria for sustainable and ethical sourcing of textiles throughout the supply chain.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: International Decade for People of African Descent (23 Oct 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the UN International Decade for People of African Descent.

Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (15 Jul 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I remind your Lordships of my registered interest as a member of the interim independent reference group for the Police Federation of England and Wales, which is so ably chaired by the noble Baroness, Lady Harris. Having commissioned a wide-ranging review, the Police Federation has been committed to reforming itself following the publication of the Normington report last February....

Young Care Leavers — Question for Short Debate (12 Mar 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Eaton, on securing this important debate. The seismic shift to which she referred is being recognised as a critical intervention, contributing to the life chances and well-being of children who have experienced some or all of their life in care. When a state has to step in and take on the role of parent for a child, it is a sign that...

Modern Slavery Bill: Third Reading (4 Mar 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I support the amendment moved by my noble friend Lord Alton. The Minister has referred several times to the California Act during the passage of this Bill. In both Houses it has often been cited as a sort of reference point or a benchmark. We should learn from that experience. As has already been said, the Californians are saying that this is the one aspect that they regret having...

Modern Slavery Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (25 Feb 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank the Minister for his comprehensive response to the amendments we have just been considering. I will make three quick points. I think that we will return to the issue of enforcement. We expect businesses to comply with money-laundering laws, bribery laws and a whole heap of other potentially criminal activities. To me, this is another criminal activity in which a company might be...

Modern Slavery Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (25 Feb 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, we have made some good progress in the area of reporting and transparency. Like other noble Lords, I pay tribute to the Minister for holding meetings outside the Chamber and getting us to talk through with him some of the issues that we have with this part of the Bill. I am pleased to say that I support government Amendment 97, which gives quite a bit more clarity than we had...


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