Results 121–128 of 128 for speaker:Baroness Young of Hornsey

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...

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 tradeā€”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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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