Results 1–20 of 158 for speaker:Baroness Valentine

Housing: Young People - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2024)

Baroness Valentine: On the subject of migration, as far as I recall, a very large number of migrants are students. I wonder whether the noble Lord would like to comment on student housing in that context?

Housing: Young People - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2024)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, I start by thanking the noble Lord for introducing this debate. I have been aware of housing challenges, particularly in London and Blackpool, for a long time, but the subject of this debate has encouraged me to look more intensely at the challenges facing the young and at the associated need for wraparound support for our most vulnerable. I work part-time for Business in the...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Standards (25 Jul 2023)

Baroness Valentine: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation on decent homes standards which includes the private rented sector, and on what timescale.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards ( 6 Mar 2023)

Baroness Valentine: To ask His Majesty's Government whether funding for Priority Education Investment Areas is intended to provide an element of continuity funding to some of the previous Opportunity Areas; and whether they plan to distribute this funding in time to enable activity to continue during the current academic year.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 50 (22 Feb 2023)

Baroness Valentine: Can I clarify my involvement with the various areas I have been talking about? I work some of the time with Business in the Community to persuade businesses to get involved in levelling up in all sorts of places across the country, including Blackpool, Bradford, Rochdale, Sheffield and many other places.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 50 (22 Feb 2023)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, my Amendment 57 is about the distribution of levelling-up funding. The premise of it is, first, that levelling-up challenges are by their nature long-term and difficult and, secondly, that any attempt to address them must be locally sensitive and not hampered by different government departments approaching the issue from different perspectives. My contention is that short-term...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (20 Feb 2023)

Baroness Valentine: I have added my name to Amendments 32 and 38, both of which deal with the independent evaluation of progress against the levelling-up missions. I begin by apologising that I was unable to be present for Second Reading. Levelling up is a subject I care deeply about and, with Business in the Community, I spend much of my time working in or for the sorts of places the Bill seeks to address....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards (13 Feb 2023)

Baroness Valentine: To ask His Majesty's Government when the funding for Priority Education Investment Areas will be announced.

Vulnerable Teenagers - Motion to Take Note (26 Jan 2023)

Baroness Valentine: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate. I work part-time for Business in the Community where, as director of place and levelling up, I aim to facilitate long-term and transformational change in some of the UK’s most deprived neighbourhoods. I cannot pretend to be an expert, so will focus my remarks on conversations with a range of experienced individuals who I admire....

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (11 May 2022)

Baroness Valentine: I begin by adding my welcome to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Guildford. I also declare that I am director of place and levelling up at Business in the Community, as well as chair of Heathrow Southern Railway. Also, for many years I ran London First and sat on the board of Crossrail. Today, I will focus on the importance of government enabling business to play its part in...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Community Renewal Fund ( 9 Nov 2021)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the allocations for this year's Community Renewal Fund will be announced; and whether they still expect that these projects will be delivered in the current year.

Inequalities of Region and Place - Motion to Take Note (14 Oct 2021)

Baroness Valentine: Before I start, I should say that I support the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, on HS2. I have sat on the boards of Crossrail and HS2, but I cannot say it as passionately as the noble Lord just said it. I will talk about some of the issues associated with transport access to the east in my speech. I am delighted that the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, has introduced this important debate. For the last...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Regional Planning and Development ( 3 Sep 2021)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Prime Minister's levelling up speech on 15 July, what measures and outcomes they intend to use to evaluate the success of this agenda in the short, medium and long term; and how they will take wellbeing into account.

Written Answers — Treasury: Regional Planning and Development: Finance (25 Mar 2021)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 4 March (HL13627), whether there are funds remaining from (1) the £1.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, announced on 4 March 2019, and (2) the £675 million Future High Streets Fund, announced on 29 October 2018; whether any such remaining funds are now included as part of the total of their £4.8 billion...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: UK Shared Prosperity Fund ( 5 Mar 2021)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the prospectus for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; and what criteria will be used in assessing bids.

Written Answers — Treasury: Regional Planning and Development: Finance ( 4 Mar 2021)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the relationship between (1) the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, (2) the Stronger Towns Fund, and (3) the Levelling Up Fund.

Written Answers — Treasury: Regional Planning and Development: Finance ( 2 Mar 2021)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the prospectus for the Levelling Up Fund announced in the Spending Review 2020, published on 15 December 2020.

Written Answers — Treasury: Regional Planning and Development: Finance ( 2 Mar 2021)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria will be used for assessing bids to the Levelling Up Fund; and what part the indices of multiple deprivation will play in those assessments.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Exercise: Coronavirus ( 4 May 2020)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that families and co-habitees can exercise outside together unhindered; and in particular, what discussions, if any, they have had with the Lawn Tennis Association about opening tennis courts for such purposes.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Supermarkets: Coronavirus ( 9 Apr 2020)

Baroness Valentine: To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice has been given to food retailers operating supermarkets in the UK about those who wish to make bulk purchases for local foodbanks during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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