Results 101–120 of 128 for speaker:Baroness Young of Hornsey

Equality Bill: Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (27 Jan 2010)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Ouseley offers his apologies for not being able to attend this evening to move this amendment. He has asked me to do so instead. The public sector equality duties under existing legislation are groundbreaking. They require public authorities to have due regard proactively to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity in the design of all...

Equality Bill: Second Reading (Continued) (15 Dec 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, as No. 37 on your list, it is quite difficult at this stage in the proceedings not to repeat things that have been said before, so I hope your Lordships' House will forgive me if I stray into the territory that has been covered by other noble Lords, in some cases so brilliantly, today. In general, I, like many others in your Lordships' House and outside it, support this Bill, and I...

Commonwealth: Democracy and Development — Debate (10 Dec 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank the noble Lord, Lord Sheikh, for securing this timely debate, coming as it does so close on the heels of the recent CHOGM in Trinidad and Tobago. First, I shall declare my interests. I am member of both the Culture Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. I am also chair of the Commonwealth Group on...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (19 Nov 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I shall speak on the international development targets set out in the gracious Speech. I am tempted, given the range of the debate and its depth, variety and erudition, to steer into different territory from that which I had originally planned-given the comments, in particular, of the noble Lord, Lord Luce, about re-engaging and re-energising the Commonwealth and his support for the...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Third Reading (5 Nov 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank the Government for introducing this amendment, which corrects a historical anomaly, whereby we have not in this country made slavery and forced labour a criminal offence. I am glad also that the Minister took the time to address each of my points around guidelines and training et cetera. I take the point about not being able to guarantee the commencement of the offence, but I hope, as...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Report (3rd Day) (28 Oct 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: I thank all noble Lords who have contributed to the debate, and it is gratifying to gauge the extent to which people support the underlying principles of these amendments. It is right to pay tribute to the Government for listening and in the end for responding positively to our concerns, and I wish to underline what was said by my noble and learned friend Lady Butler-Sloss about ensuring that...

Coroners and Justice Bill: Report (3rd Day) (28 Oct 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, I start by thanking all those in the House who have supported these amendments. I also very much thank colleagues from Liberty and Anti-Slavery International who first drew this important gap in the law to my attention. They have been extremely helpful; they have given lots of expert guidance, shared their knowledge and given very generously of their time throughout this process....

Consumer Rights (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (23 Oct 2009)

Baroness Young of Hornsey: My Lords, first, I thank my noble friend Lady Howarth for securing the debate and for her able and patient chairing of and guidance on what is, at least for me, a very complex EU directive. The noble Lord, Lord Kirkwood, said that he wanted to add a question mark after the words "Getting it right"; I had thought of putting three dots, to signify that it is ongoing and that, if we ever get it...

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...

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 (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,...

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 (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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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