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Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (23 Feb 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank the Minister for his reply, and for agreeing to meet us. However, it is interesting that there clearly is some kind of a problem here if all these practitioners, who are very diligent and very committed to the people with whom they work, cannot seem to find their way through what already exists. That takes me back to 2009, when we were looking at what became Section 71—which we...

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (23 Feb 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: This amendment is intended to close a gap in the law, which currently does not provide sufficient avenues for all victims of modern slavery to seek remedies for damages and the suffering that they have endured. Again, I have to thank Parosha Chandran and Klara Skrivankova for their contributions in working on this amendment. I would also like to say how much I appreciate the work of all the...

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2015)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, first, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, for her support on my Amendment 7. I raised this issue in Committee, but since then I have made a little refinement to this proposed new clause to make it clearer. I thank Klara Skrivankova again for her help in talking me through the importance of this provision. I should declare an interest as a trustee of the charity Aid by Trade,...

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (3 Dec 2014)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have participated in this brief but telling discussion on this suite of amendments, and in particular on Amendment 34. I will make a couple of remarks. First, I remember that when moving the amendment on forced labour and domestic servitude in what eventually became the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, we were initially told that everything was covered:...

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (3 Dec 2014)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I am grateful to Parosha Chandran, standing counsel to Anti-Slavery International, of which I am a patron, for her support and advice in tabling this amendment, and to Focus on Labour Exploitation for its briefing on the subject. The point of the amendment is to provide another tool to help gain access to justice for the victims of trafficking and enslavement. In the Bill,...

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (1 Dec 2014)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, first, I would like to thank Klara Skrivankova from Anti-Slavery International for her work on this issue. The proposed new clause requires the Secretary of State to bring forward measures along the lines set out in EU directive 2011/36/EU on preventing trafficking in human beings, which I mentioned at Second Reading a couple of weeks ago. The amendment is designed to penalise those...

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (1 Dec 2014)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank the Minister for his reply and I am glad that he also said that this is still open to review. I agree with him that it complies to some extent with what we have to do and with all the other bits of legislation to which he has referred. However, it is a question that goes a bit wider than that and links it to the issue of transparency in the supply chain, which many people feel does...

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (1st Day) (1 Dec 2014)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I shall speak to Amendment 100, which is also in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee. As both she and the noble Baroness, Lady Royall, were speaking, it struck me that this is something to do with the inadequacy of language, which may be stopping us getting across what we mean in that amendment. When we refer to exploitation it is about this idea of the continuum so, for me, the key...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (17 Nov 2014)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I hope that the Minister is as gratified as I am by the extent to which noble Lords have greeted the Bill. I very much welcome it, too. I hope that this bodes well, as we all want to work hard to do our best to improve it. It represents a major step forward through the consolidation of existing legislation and it is clear that it has so much support, not only within the House but in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisons: Race Relations (26 Sep 2014)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many race relations posts at a senior level there are currently in prisons; and what were the numbers (1) five, and (2) ten years ago.

Rana Plaza: Fashion Industry — Question (10 Dec 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in their discussions with fashion retailers with regard to the implications for the fashion industry of the Rana Plaza disaster in April.

Rana Plaza: Fashion Industry — Question (10 Dec 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank the noble Baroness for her reply. She will be aware, as will other noble Lords, that 1,130 people died in the Rana Plaza tragedy earlier this year. Seven months on, there are still employees in garment factories in Bangladesh who lose their lives, their health or their employment. Fatal building collapses and fires are not the only problem that the fashion industry has to face, and in...

Children and Families Bill — Report (1st Day) (9 Dec 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, in speaking to Amendment 10, I, like other noble Lords this afternoon, place on record how grateful I am for the help of the Minister and his officials in trying to get to grips with this issue of access to records for care leavers, especially as it was not originally part of the Bill. I understand why we needed some considered negotiations around the subject. I found those very...

Children and Families Bill — Report (1st Day) (9 Dec 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I support my noble and learned friend Lady Butler-Sloss on this amendment, as I did in Grand Committee. I do not want to repeat what other noble Lords have said, but I support very much what the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, and my noble friend Lady Meacher said. The noble Baroness, Lady Eaton, said that she thought it would be restrictive to put these words back into the Bill....

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (5th Day) (2 Dec 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, Amendments 56ADC and 56AL are in my name and that of my noble friend Lady O’Loan. As something urgent has come up, I am afraid that my noble friend cannot be here today. Essentially, I tabled these amendments in order to find out a bit more about what the Government see as the implications of Clauses 86 and 89. My understanding of the Government’s case is that they want to speed...

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Oct 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Tyler, for bringing us to the point of a Second Reading of this admirably focused Private Member’s Bill. I do not want to rehearse the various anomalies regarding the age at which it is possible to marry and to join the Armed Forces, et cetera, as these have been covered. Examples of countries with a voting age of 16 were given in a very good speech by...

English Premier League Football — Motion to Take Note (25 Jul 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to contribute to this debate and I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bates, on initiating it and opening it in such an eloquent manner. I declare an interest. I am an Arsenal season-ticket holder and a lifetime member of the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust, and I am therefore a Gooner. I will do my best from now on to avoid references to my team and my...

Children and Families Bill — Second Reading (2 Jul 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, the purpose of the Bill is to ensure that all our children have the best possible start in their lives as they move towards adulthood. Of course the Government are right to seek to improve the way that we treat our children. The focus of the Bill is on some of the most vulnerable children in our society, and the Government’s desire to improve the outcomes for looked-after children...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (20 Jun 2013)

Commemoration of WW1 and the contribution of people from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean – Baroness Young of Hornsey – Lord Gardiner of Kimble. Short Debate

UK Clothing Sector: Safety — Question (13 May 2013)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that retailers operating in the United Kingdom clothing sector take a rigorous approach to ensuring that people working throughout their supply chains enjoy safe and secure working conditions.


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