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Schools Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 101 (18 Jul 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank all those who spoke in support of my amendment, and I listened with great interest to those who spoke so powerfully on a whole range of amendments. I thank the Minister for what she said, and for the offer to meet her to talk about guidance, but the problems are more deep-seated than just changing the guidance. One point that I want to correct is that I do not believe that my...

Schools Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 101 (18 Jul 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I beg to move Amendment 101 on British standards, which stands in my name and those of the noble Lords, Lord Blunkett and Lord Norton of Louth, and the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher. The Ofsted chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, has said: “When it comes to British values, we often see an oddly piecemeal approach, which too seldom builds the teaching into a strong context … we see a lot of...

Schools: Citizenship Education - Question (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the teaching of citizenship education in schools.

Schools: Citizenship Education - Question (29 Jun 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for that reply. The report The Ties that Bind, from the Select Committee chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, made a number of recommendations on citizens’ education. Recommendation 16 said: “The Government has allowed citizenship education in England to degrade to a parlous state. The decline of the subject must be addressed in its totality as a...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Amoon and Qaisar Ayub (28 Jun 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Pakistan regarding the death sentences given to Qaiser and Amoon Ayub.

Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 91 (20 Jun 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 168 on fundamental British values. The law at present requires every school to teach fundamental British values and the purpose of my amendment is simply to build on what we have at the moment to strengthen it more firmly into the structure and teaching of the school. The law we have at the moment was introduced in 2015 in the wake of the Prevent...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (9 Jun 2022)

Health of trees in England, and progress made towards developing a variety of ash that is resistant to ash dieback – Lord Harries of Pentregarth. Short debate

Schools Bill [HL] - Second Reading (23 May 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I begin by paying tribute to teachers. I believe teaching is one of the most challenging jobs anyone could do and today in particular they face multiple challenges, not least the mental fragility of so many pupils, as outlined so powerfully in today’s news. The Bill raises a range of concerns, and I will be listening carefully to those who address them as well, of course, as to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Indonesia: West Papua (25 Apr 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Indonesia regarding the statement by UN special rapporteurs on 1 March detailing human rights abuses in West Papua; and in particular, the findings of (1) extrajudicial killings, including of young children, (2) enforced disappearances, torture and displacement of Papuans by Indonesian security forces,...

Ukraine: Lethal Weapons - Question (5 Apr 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: The re-election of Viktor Orbán in Hungary highlights again the very unhelpful and negative attitude shown by that country with respect to support for Ukraine. Does Her Majesty’s Government have any leverage or influence to persuade the Hungarian Government that in the long run, far from being a friend, Putin will be a threat to Hungary as well?

Prisons: Death Statistics - Question (30 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statistics in the report by the Ministry of Justice Safety in Custody Statistics, England and Wales: Deaths in Prison Custody to December 2021, Assaults and Self-harm to September 2021, published on 27 January; and in particular the finding that the number of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody had increased by 28...

Prisons: Death Statistics - Question (30 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for his Answer. As he says, every suicide is an occasion of great sadness. That there were 86 in prison—an increase of 28% on the previous year—is seriously worrying. Does he agree that the figures reveal something interesting and important? All 86 were males, nearly all were white and they were predominantly in the age groups 21 to 25 and 30 to 39. So many of these...

Ukrainian Refugees - Question (15 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords—

Ukrainian Refugees - Question (15 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: The Statement indicated two stages of the humanitarian visa scheme. The second one concerned the participation of community groups in this country. Is the Minister able to give us any indication of when the details of that scheme will be released?

Ukraine: Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal - Question (9 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: My Lords, I will follow up the question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett. Yesterday the Government made the very welcome announcement that they are opening out this humanitarian sponsorship scheme, but they did not say anything about how all these people who want to offer their homes can link with those who want to come here. Are the Government yet able to reveal how this contact is to...

Ukraine: Refugees - Question (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow a greater number of Ukrainians who do not have family in the United Kingdom to come to this country; and what assessment they have made of the number of UK citizens willing to offer rent-free accommodation to refugees from Ukraine.

Ukraine: Refugees - Question (8 Mar 2022)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: I thank the Minister for her Answer, which is very welcome indeed. Rabbi Jonathan Romain in Maidenhead advertised locally for people willing to offer rooms to Ukrainian refugees and, within days, he had 240 offers. I believe that that could be replicated all over the country, so I am very glad that the Government have given that Answer. Will people with a named host and named accommodation...


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