Results 1–20 of 175 for speaker:Baroness Lockwood

Women: Government Policy ( 6 Mar 2008)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, I, too, want to fasten on to the issue of equal pay. I was inspired to do so and informed by attending the launch of the TUC women's archive on the struggle for equal pay, which took place just over a week ago. My noble friend indicated in her speech that the 1970 Equal Pay Act was an important piece of legislation. It certainly was. It firmly established in law the principle of...

Pensions Bill ( 4 Jul 2007)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, I hope that my noble friend the Minister will be able to accept the amendment tabled by my noble friend Lady Hollis. In effect, it deals with the historical problem of women not being encouraged to pay their own contributions or to think in terms of earning a pension in their own right. Policies have changed, and the Government's policy is to encourage people to save and invest as...

Skills Base (28 Jun 2007)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, I am sure that my noble friend Lord Leitch must feel encouraged by the response to his important report this afternoon and by the consensus across the House on all aspects of the problem. I shall focus largely on higher education. Noble Lords may recall that I have a long-standing interest in higher education, which stems from my association with the University of Bradford, where I...

Higher Education and the Economy (19 Apr 2007)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, I will illustrate the tremendous change, almost a revolution, that has taken place in higher education. I do so in the context of Yorkshire Forward, with its 10 universities and four HEIs, and Bradford University in particular, with which I have been closely associated since 1981. At that time, Bradford was exceptional in its work with industry, largely national and...

Women ( 8 Mar 2007)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, in the western world women's capacity to control their own fertility is one of the most important factors on women's route to equality, as the contribution made by the noble Lord, Lord McNally, demonstrated. Sadly, this is not so in many other parts of the world. Although in this debate we are mainly concentrating on the obstacles and achievements in this country, we must not lose...

Further Education and Training Bill [HL] (13 Dec 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, unlike the Front Benches opposite, and like the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham, I welcome the Bill. It is a technical Bill, but it is also a facilitating Bill. It improves the 2000 Act in a way that makes it more possible for us to work towards the targets set by the Leitch report. They are very ambitious targets given where we are at present but, as most people will...

Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (12 Dec 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, is it not a fact that, every time new anti-discriminatory legislation has been introduced, we have had the same queries and criticisms of its effect, which have proved unfounded? Has not justification featured in previous legislation and been clearly defined in the courts and tribunals?

Health: Syphilis (21 Nov 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, what steps is the department taking to ensure that money given to sexual health services in primary care trusts is being used for sexual health services?

Migrant Workers: English Language Classes ( 1 Nov 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, I wonder whether my noble friend—

Migrant Workers: English Language Classes ( 1 Nov 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, what financial assistance is given to educational institutions that provide outreach work to those who do not speak English, particularly women?

Written Answers — House of Lords: London: Museums ( 9 Oct 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: asked Her Majesty's Government: Why reference has been made to the Horniman Museum in the consultation document on the future sponsorship arrangements of the Museum of London.

Iraq: Treatment of Women ( 6 Jul 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that it was a Minister of the present Government who closed the women's refuge centre in Iraq? That has caused great distress and many problems for Iraqi women. Furthermore, is he aware that Iraqi women are concerned about certain sections of the community which, while they purport to treat men and women equally, will leave women in a more disadvantaged position?

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: I have to point out that if this amendment is agreed to, I cannot call Amendments Nos. 23 to 34 under the pre-emption rule.

Police and Justice Bill (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: If the amendment is agreed to, I cannot call Amendment Nos. 16 to 21 due to the pre-emption rule.

Local Government: Industrial Action (21 Mar 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, would my noble friend not agree that the 85-year rule is not only discriminatory on grounds of age but also against women, given their broken employment pattern? Is that an issue that the Government might raise in their discussions with the LGA?

Women (16 Mar 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, I am very grateful to my noble friend for introducing this debate and thereby enabling us to look at the progress of women in its historic context. It is so easy to forget what change has been made and to take the change and the progress for granted. I recall as a very na-ve young woman hearing a speech by a remarkably able woman suffragette about how the vote for women had been...

Higher Education: Part-time Students ( 8 Feb 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made towards increasing financial support for part-time students in higher education institutions.

Higher Education: Part-time Students ( 8 Feb 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that welcome information. However, can he confirm that, after variable fees become operable and their effects have been monitored, there will be no delay in implementing all the HEFCE proposals, including the teaching element, for part-time students in our universities?

Commons Bill [HL] (18 Jan 2006)

Baroness Lockwood: My Lords, we are discussing at the moment Amendment No. 3.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (20 Dec 2005)

Baroness Lockwood: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to reports that the European Commission Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment may be further delayed, when is it now due for implementation.


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