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Good Friday Agreement: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (11 Oct 2018)

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, I too thank my noble friend Lord Dubs for securing this debate and for his steadfast friendship with Ireland. I want to say a little about both the border and east-west relations. The signing of the Good Friday/Belfast agreement on 10 April 1998—a day that made me proud to be both a member of the Labour Party and Irish—was the culmination of many years of difficult,...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Baroness Crawley: It is good to follow the noble Lord, Lord McNally, in his robust defence of common sense. I refer noble Lords to my interests as a former MEP for Birmingham. I wish I could say, like the noble Lord, Lord Bridges, that the Chequers agreement—or disagreement, as it is now—could be a practical way of ensuring anything like economic and security progress in our country after Brexit. I...

First World War: Empire and Commonwealth Troops - Question for Short Debate (4 Jun 2018)

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, as a young child, I lived on Plymouth Hoe and played with my brothers around the magnificent war memorial that stands there. I had no idea then of the significance of the foreign names that threaded through the British sailors’ names. Indeed, today we are grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, for once again reminding us of the great significance of all those foreign names,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) (2 May 2018)

Baroness Crawley: On that last point, surely the reference to the UK and Irish Governments contains the basic assumption that there will be extended talks with the Northern Irish Government, and it refers to the fact that the British and Irish Governments are the official guarantors of the agreement.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (23 Apr 2018)

Baroness Crawley: I underline my noble friend’s point about the enthusiasm with which the Minister told us in Committee that there would be no dilution of these rights and that it is the Government’s intention that these rights would be the foundation for an ever-developing family-friendly agenda that they want to advance. Yet the Minister did not give my noble friend or any of us involved in that...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day) (18 Apr 2018)

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Kennedy is simply asking that the Minister publish within six months of Royal Assent a report outlining how the rights currently enshrined in EU family law will continue to exist after exit day. That is a very modest ask.

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

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Monks in his excellent introduction and other noble Lords with amendments in this group, which contains Amendment 145 in my name and that of my noble friend Lord Judd. My amendment requires Her Majesty’s Government, in partnership with Parliament, as my noble friend Lord Monks would put it, to seek ongoing reciprocal arrangements in the field of...

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

Baroness Crawley: I thank the noble Lord for his intervention. We have said from the start that UK citizens’ rights and the rights of EU citizens in our own country should never have been used as a bargaining chip. We have said right from the start, particularly on these Benches, that that should have been sorted out even before negotiations began. As I was saying, the Thomas Cook Brexit clause places...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, I also support these amendments. The further embedding of equality principles in our legislation is an argument we would all accept.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Baroness Crawley: We understand that consultation has yet to start on this new watchdog—that is, on the type of watchdog that we want in the future. However, perhaps the Minister would give us a clue as to what the Government would like to see as far as powers for this watchdog are concerned. For example, would they like the new watchdog to have the same sanctioning powers on Governments that the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (5 Mar 2018)

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, I support the amendments in the names of my noble friends Lady Lister and Lady Drake. We could call this set of amendments “Keeping up with progressive forces” or “Ensuring UK women and families do not begin to lose out beyond the point of our exiting the EU”. My noble friend Lady Lister wants the Government closely to monitor, report on and replicate future...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (5 Mar 2018)

Baroness Crawley: Why has the noble Lord singled out this set of amendments to be, in an ideal world, debated in a committee room rather than on the Floor of the House? Nobody has made that suggestion about any other set of amendments so far.

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

Baroness Crawley: Does the noble Lord accept that the analysis he has just been talking about was a cross-government analysis? I have with me the notes that I took in my little red book. It was on the first floor when I went over there to read it; it has now gone into the basement. I should imagine noble Lords will need to be quick, before it is buried altogether. Does the noble Lord agree that this analysis...

Role of Women in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (5 Feb 2018)

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Morris of Bolton, who has always worked hard to promote women in her party, and it is a delight to take part in this unique debate. I am much encouraged by the many activities and events that Parliament and the Government have so far planned for this exciting anniversary year. I can remember talking to my grandmother, Sarah Ryan,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2018)

Baroness Crawley: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, who has always been a steadfast pro-European. I refer noble Lords to my entry in the register of interests as a former MEP. So, Brexit—how do we think it is going? No unparliamentary language, please, from my noble friend Lord Foulkes of Cumnock in answering that question. According to the Government’s own...

Brexit: Women in the Workplace - Question (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Crawley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on women in the workplace of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

Brexit: Women in the Workplace - Question (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Crawley: I thank the Minister for his reply, but I am not sure that I am convinced by his rebranding of the Government as champions of equality and workplace rights. Their lukewarm response to the recent House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report on this subject speaks volumes. Does the Minister accept that British women facing discrimination in accessing their maternity rights at work,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Dementia: Rural Areas (21 Dec 2017)

Baroness Crawley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support efforts by local authorities and community groups to tackle issues experienced by people with dementia and their carers in rural areas, such as isolation, lack of transport, and lack of broadband.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dementia: Rural Areas (21 Dec 2017)

Baroness Crawley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support work to assist highly vulnerable people with dementia living in rural areas; and what assessment they have made of such work, including that of the Rural Dementia Friendly Task and Finish Group.


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