Results 1–20 of 1985 for speaker:Baroness Sharp of Guildford

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Bird, for initiating what has proved to be a very timely debate, given the commitment made by our new Prime Minister yesterday evening. I applaud the work the noble Lord has been doing over such a long time with the Big Issue and with fighting poverty. I congratulate him on his determination to use his time in this Chamber to continue that...

Universities: Erasmus Programme - Question (12 Jul 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I appreciate that the Government cannot at this moment make any promises about what will happen in the longer term, but will the Minister take back the message that this House regards this issue as one of extreme importance and that in any negotiations which take place, we hope that those conducting them and her department will take this into account and do their utmost to make sure...

Brexit: Horizon 2020 and Erasmus - Question (7 Jul 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the outcome of the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union on the short-term and long-term participation of UK universities in Horizon 2020 research collaborations and the Erasmus Programme.

Brexit: Horizon 2020 and Erasmus - Question (7 Jul 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: I am grateful to the Minister for that reply, but is she aware that, in spite of similar reassurances given by the Minister of State for Universities and Science in the other place, there is already anecdotal evidence of researchers being asked to stand down from European programmes, particularly when they are the lead researcher? This is hard for all researchers in all areas, but...

EU Referendum and EU Reform (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I will speak mainly about the report from the Science and Technology Committee on European Union membership and science. Before doing so, I would like to say how much I agreed with the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, and the noble Earl, Lord Caithness, when they said how important it was that we should not throw away the lessons of history. I was born just before the Second World War. My...

Schools: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - Motion to Take Note (26 May 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Addington on securing the debate today, which strikes me as a very timely one for us to have. I declare an interest as the special educational needs governor at a local primary school in Guildford. Nationally, something like 15% of pupils in schools, 1.3 million, are classed as having special educational needs. Of those, 2.8% are classed as having...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I am delighted to be participating today in this debate on the gracious Speech. I will restrict my remarks to issues of education, and in particular the need to help those who come from more disadvantaged sections of our community. I should also declare my interests as a governor of a primary school which is now an academy and as an honorary fellow of both the City & Guilds...

Schools: Parent Governors - Question (26 Apr 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what considerations have led them to recommend the abolition of the statutory position of parent governors on school and academy governing boards.

Schools: Parent Governors - Question (26 Apr 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare an interest as having been for the past 40 years first a parent governor and subsequently a governor of state schools.

Schools: Parent Governors - Question (26 Apr 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: I thank the Minister for his reply. I recognise that the Government are anxious to establish skills-based governing boards, but does he not recognise how incongruous it is that as the Government are to some extent discouraging parents from sitting on the governing boards of ordinary schools, they are at the same time extolling the role of parents in setting up free schools? Does he not also...

Young People: Mentoring - Question (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords—

Regional Schools Commissioners - Question (14 Apr 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, could the Minister explain how these arrangements fit in with the new devolution agenda? In particular, will London and Manchester take over responsibility for the regional schools commissioners?

Economy: Productivity - Question (16 Mar 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, is the Minister aware that there is a strong link between innovation and productivity and that Britain continues to lag well behind our competitors in business R&D? Can he tell the House precisely how the Government are proposing to encourage businesses to increase their contribution to R&D?

Adult Education: Part-time Attendance — Question (9 Mar 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords—

Adult Education: Part-time Attendance — Question (9 Mar 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: Is the Minister aware that one of the main factors that inhibit those applying for part-time retraining in different areas is what is called the ELQ rule—in other words, where they already have a qualification they cannot take another one at the same level? Does the Minister have any proposals for easing that? It has already been done for the STEM subjects but it would be a good idea to...

Immigration: Students — Question for Short Debate (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: Would the noble Lord not consider publishing the two statistics side by side, as the Americans do? We could have the net migration figures, but let us also have the figures excluding the students, so that the population can judge for themselves whether the targets have been met.

Immigration: Students — Question for Short Debate (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to removing international students from the net migration figures by including them as non-immigrant admissions, as is done in the United States.

Immigration: Students — Question for Short Debate (25 Feb 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: My Lords, in introducing this short debate I declare two interests: I am an honorary fellow of Birkbeck College and I am the treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group. I should also say that I am looking forward enormously to hearing the maiden speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Brown of Cambridge, whose very distinguished record in science, technology and universities...


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