Results 141–147 of 147 for speaker:Baroness Prashar

Arts and Entertainment in a Multicultural Society (6 Nov 2000)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I was particularly pleased to learn that the noble Baroness, Lady Rendell, had tabled this Question on the arts and entertainment in a multicultural society. I thank her most warmly for raising this issue. I have a particular interest in this area, having chaired the Arts Council of England's committee on cultural diversity from 1995 to 1998--years in which the foundation was laid...

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill (28 Sep 2000)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I was a member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice which recommended that in cases involving either way offences the defendant should no longer have the right to insist to a trial by jury. Tonight I want to draw your Lordships' attention to two other recommendations of the Runciman Report, because the Royal Commission's recommendations about trial by jury should be seen in...

Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill (3 Jul 2000)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, from my position as chairman of the Parole Board of England and Wales I shall concentrate of Part I of the Bill--that is, the creation of the national probation service--and parts of the Bill that deal with greater use of electronic monitoring, stricter enforcement and the new powers for compulsory drug testing of offenders and alleged offenders. Perhaps I may turn, first, to the...

Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [H.L.] (27 Jan 2000)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, I do not underestimate the difficulties faced by the Immigration Service--

Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [H.L.] (27 Jan 2000)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, before I speak to this amendment I want to congratulate the Government on the two announcements that have been made. The extension of indirect discrimination to public authorities is particularly welcome. However, on this issue, to date I have heard no clear or convincing case for the exception that would allow Ministers of the Crown and immigration officials to discriminate on...

Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [H.L.] (11 Jan 2000)

Baroness Prashar: I beg to support the amendment on indirect discrimination moved by the noble Lord, Lord Lester of Herne Hill. I strongly support the arguments which he has advanced in support of that amendment. I was pleased to hear of the Government's decision to extend the scope of the Race Relations Act to public authorities, but was disappointed when I saw a serious flaw: the creation of an exception of...

The Universities (8 Dec 1999)

Baroness Prashar: My Lords, it is a great honour to be a Member of this House and to be addressing it for the first time. Before discussing the topic of this debate, perhaps I may take the liberty of making some personal remarks. I want to begin by expressing my thanks to many Members of the House for their support and friendship, and everyone who works here for their help, courtesy and warm welcome. Their...


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