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Brexit: EU Students’ Tuition Fees - Statement (29 Apr 2019)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I declare an interest as the director of SOAS University of London. I take note of the noble Viscount’s comments about the success of the UK higher education sector. Having travelled extensively in my job and having talked to alumni and prospective students, I can tell him that that success is now in spite of government policy rather than because of it. There is a big difference...

Yemen: Giving Peace a Chance (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Apr 2019)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Howell of Guildford, and the committee for the report, particularly for setting out so clearly the complexities of the situation in Yemen. I support all the recommendations, particularly with respect to the need for the UK Government to be more robust and vocal in condemning violations of international humanitarian law. Over time, we have seen worrying...

Matthew Hedges - Private Notice Question (22 Nov 2018)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I declare an interest as director of SOAS University of London. The Minister will be aware that this case has caused considerable anxiety in universities up and down the country. What specific advice should we give to staff and students conducting research or other academic activity in the UAE?

Zimbabwe — Question (11 Jun 2009)

Baroness Amos: My Lords—

International Development — Question (11 Jun 2009)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, further to the Minister's reply to the noble Lord, Lord Hannay of Chiswick, will he clarify whether we continue to have an Africa conflict prevention pool to work in a co-ordinated way on conflict prevention issues on the African continent, and whether that budget has been cut?

Children and Families — Debate (14 May 2009)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Massey for opening today's debate on an issue that is not only of current importance to our society but crucial to the future well-being of our nation. I shall focus on the interconnectedness between educational achievement, family and community support, and the importance of aspiration and self-belief in our young people. When the Prime Minister...

United Nations — Question for Short Debate (28 Apr 2009)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for giving us an opportunity to debate this issue and for her excellent opening speech. There has been a change in the nature of conflicts around the world. Internal conflicts have in many instances replaced conflicts between states, and civilians now make up the vast majority of casualties. The genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia as well as the crimes...

Conflict Prevention Operations — Question (20 Apr 2009)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, on the reality behind those figures, what impact will this have in Liberia, which I visited recently on behalf of the FCO, where I saw for myself the important work of peacekeepers in bringing a degree of security and stability to a country which is still feeling the impact of the ravages of civil war, and where theft and violence, particularly sexual violence, are a reality of...

Foreign Policy — Debate (26 Feb 2009)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, for opening the debate and for his wide-ranging speech. The debate comes at an important time, as our foreign policy challenges are exacerbated by the global economic downturn. From a British foreign policy perspective, I hope that we continue to take an integrated approach, with our foreign policy informed by defence, development, economic,...

House of Lords: Conduct of Members — Private Notice Question (26 Jan 2009)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, has the committee been asked to review the code of conduct in its entirety? It is very important that our rules are absolutely crystal clear. I also commend my noble friend for acting so swiftly, and agree with those who have said that it is important that we await the outcome of any review.

Income Inequality (23 Oct 2008)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, how can the Government continue to support flexibility in the workplace, which has been particularly important in increasing women's participation, given the current economic circumstances?

Zimbabwe (22 Oct 2008)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, in light of the announcement this week that former President Mogae of Botswana won the prize for good governance on the African continent, what is my noble friend's assessment of improvements in governance on that continent, despite the deadlock in Zimbabwe?

Business of the House: Debates Today (28 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I beg to move the first Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Moved, that the debate on the Motion in the name of Lord Leitch set down for today shall be limited to three hours and that in the name of Lord Pendry to two hours.—(Baroness Amos.)

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Acquisition and Disclosure of Communications Data: Code of Practice) Order 2007 (28 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, I beg to move, for the last time, the 12 Motions standing in my name on the Order Paper. Moved, that the orders and regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.—(Baroness Amos.)

Clerk Assistant (27 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, on 24 May, I informed the House that, following the appointment of Michael Pownall as Clerk of the Parliaments, a competition limited to existing House of Lords staff would be held to identify a successor as Clerk Assistant. Yesterday, four applicants were interviewed by a board consisting of me, the other party leaders, the Convener, the Lord Speaker and Janet Paraskeva, the First...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq: Refugees (26 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: Since 2003, the UK has pledged £744 million for reconstruction and development for Iraq. This includes contributions from DfID, the FCO, the MoD, the Global Conflict Prevention Pool (GCPP), and the UK's share of EC funding. The UK has already disbursed more than £600 million. Of this total, DfID has disbursed more than £125 million for humanitarian activities which has been channelled...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel and Palestine: Gaza (26 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: On 19 June, DfID announced a contribution of £1 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for immediate humanitarian needs. The ICRC has delivered medical supplies, repatriated bodies, evacuated medical cases, and supported the Palestinian Red Crescent to deliver blood supplies. It has also assisted the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to deliver basic food supplies...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rainforest Initiative (26 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: Practical details of the initiative are currently being worked on by DfID officials, the co-chairs of the fund and stakeholders in the Congo basin region. NGOs and officials in other HMG departments (Defra, FCO, HMT) are being kept informed of progress. Two co-chairs, Professor Wangari Maathai, former winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and Congo Forest Goodwill Ambassador, and the right...

European Council: 21-22 June 2007 (25 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, first, I agree entirely with the noble Lord, Lord Brittan, on his point about the High Representative and the President of the Council. No new powers are conferred on the holders of those offices; they will work at the direction of the Council of Ministers. Secondly, on competition, there is a protocol, which is legally binding and which makes it clear that the internal market...

European Council: 21-22 June 2007 (25 Jun 2007)

Baroness Amos: My Lords, we must not only be positive and constructive, but show leadership. I have to agree that the Conservative Party has shown no leadership on this issue.


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