Results 41–60 of 163 for speaker:Baroness McDonagh

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Reporting Council Independent Review (29 Oct 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter by the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to Sir John Kingman, chairman of the Review of the audit regulator, on 8 October asking for the scope of the Independent Review of the Financial Reporting Council to be extended, whether additional resources have been provided or requested to assist...

Brexit: People’s Vote - Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: Did the Minister say that if the House of Commons voted for a second referendum, that would not be legally binding on the Government? Could he repeat that and explain how the previous court decision that Parliament was supreme in these matters works with that opinion?

Brexit: People’s Vote - Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: My Lords, “just in case” is enshrined in our culture, our legal system and our character. In home ownership, we put in an offer before we have a survey done and proceed to buy. In pay negotiations, we instruct trade union officials and then get a vote on the final deal. In consumer rights, we buy and then we have a cooling-off period. Tenancy rights are being scrutinised in this House...

Tenant Fees Bill - Second Reading (10 Oct 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: My Lords, I welcome the Tenant Fees Bill, as I welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement at the Conservative Party conference to lift the cap on housebuilding imposed by the previous Conservative Prime Minister in 2012. However, while welcoming the Bill, having read it, I see that it does not live up to its promise. It feels as though someone who understands the issues wrote the first half...

Tenant Fees Bill - Second Reading (10 Oct 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: I apologise to the Minister. I will finish with those points about exclusion. Each exclusion clause is written in defence of the landlord, not of the tenant. There is no process for tenants to complain.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: Does the noble Lord agree that this is the point we are making? The Bill allows the European Parliament to vote on the withdrawal agreement without a meaningful vote necessarily taking place in the UK Parliament—unless there is agreement about the way that will be taken, the timing and the procedure for it. Is that not the case?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Kingsmill and I have been trying to get in on this group of amendments since the beginning of the debate. Unfortunately, the noble Baroness had a meeting with the Bank of England at 4 o’clock, and as the chair of a bank, she could not fail to go to it. I sought advice from the Minister, the noble Baroness, Lady Goldie, and she suggested that I should read the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: I thank the Minister and say to the whole Committee that I am willing to read out anyone’s speech should they come and ask me to do so. I say to the Minister that the problem is that I would answer the questions that Ministers put before me. This morning, my noble friend Lord Reid of Cardowan used the word “preposterous”. That is the position we are now getting ourselves into. On one...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: I apologise; I will make another attempt because I do not feel that I am making my questions understood. My questions are based on Amendments 191 and 206, and the purpose of the amendments is to seek answers so that we know whether we need to press them to a vote. My question is very clear: how is progress going? Does the Minister believe that the estimates given by the two Secretaries of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: I do not feel that any of my questions were addressed. I apologise to the Committee, but I have to say to the Minister that he has not addressed whether he agrees with the estimate of the Secretaries of State about progress on trade deals. This is paramount information to understand what needs to happen in terms of customs union, single market and so on. I wonder whether my questions can be...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Baroness McDonagh: I am prepared to lock horns with the noble Lord on Amendment 206, which I support. I have some quotes of my own. In October last year, the Secretary of State for International Trade said, “believe me we’ll have up to 40”, free trade agreements, “ready for one second after midnight in March 2019”. In July 2016, the now Secretary of State for Exiting the EU wrote: “I would expect...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services: Minimum Wage (20 Dec 2017)

Baroness McDonagh: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is owed to social care workers for sleeping-in payments for the provision of statutory care that was commissioned by (1) government agencies, and (2) local authorities; and from what funds it is anticipated that those payments will be paid.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Services: Minimum Wage (18 Dec 2017)

Baroness McDonagh: To ask Her Majesty's Government when Ministers were notified that social care workers had been paid below the minimum wage for statutory sleeping-in care; when that information was passed on to Government agencies, including the NHS and local authorities; why social care providers were not notified earlier; and what steps they are taking to ensure such underpayments could not happen again.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Services: Minimum Wage (18 Dec 2017)

Baroness McDonagh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they (1) received from HMRC, and (2) gave to local authorities, on sleeping-in payments over the last ten years.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Services: Minimum Wage (18 Dec 2017)

Baroness McDonagh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of the impact on charities and other voluntary organisations providing social care of new advice on the statutory provision of sleeping-in payments.

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Fund - Question (2 Nov 2017)

Baroness McDonagh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the £5 million public fund celebrating the centenary of women acquiring the vote has been allocated.

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Fund - Question (2 Nov 2017)

Baroness McDonagh: I thank the Minister for her Answer. Can I ask a little more about the small grants scheme? It seems that a whole raft of organisations, a number of them charities, are asking for money and have not heard anything. We understand when the centenary is; we understood that 100 years ago. Do the Government have any broader ideas, both here in Parliament and outside, about how they will celebrate...

Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review - Question for Short Debate (24 Apr 2017)

Baroness McDonagh: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady McGregor-Smith. It is a great report and a great piece of research. What is better, it is practical and implementable. I want to tell the House the story of one recent experience and to ask a question of the Minister. Until recently, I was trustee of a charity called Creative Access. It was set up in the wake of the London riots by Michael...


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