Results 1–20 of 169 for speaker:Baroness Prosser

Adult Learning: Union Learning Fund - Question (24 Nov 2020)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, I, along with other Members of the House, was extremely pleased to receive the letter from the Prime Minister in September setting out the Government’s plans for increasing and improving FE provision. However, the letter did not say that that was to be funded in part by the loss of money currently given to the Union Learning Fund. A different taint would have been put on the...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (10 Mar 2020)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, for placing this debate on today’s agenda. I look back to when I came in to the House some 15 or so years ago. At that time, the International Women’s Day debate was always placed on the agenda by Baroness Gould. There were just a tiddly few of us in the Chamber speaking on this subject, almost all on these Benches. I am glad that...

Equal Pay Legislation - Question (10 Mar 2020)

Baroness Prosser: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans, if any, they have to amend the equal pay legislation to include the right to know the pay of a potential comparator.

Equal Pay Legislation - Question (10 Mar 2020)

Baroness Prosser: I thank the noble Baroness for that reply. During yesterday’s Oral Question on the gender pay gap, a question was asked about a woman’s right to know. The Minister agreed that a woman entitled to equal pay should be entitled to know the pay of her prospective comparator. That was good to hear. The Minister said that work is being done in government and that we should have more information...

Gender Pay Gap - Question (9 Mar 2020)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, if we can stick for a moment with the gender pay gap, the Minister has said that she is concerned about the gap—concerned that things are not moving on—but does anybody in this House think that it is going to close by osmosis? We need action: we need the Government to determine what they are going to do. There are a whole range of things that they could do, and I will give just...

Children and Families: Early Years Interventions - Motion to Take Note (27 Feb 2020)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, I, too, thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester for her splendid introduction to this debate. I did not disagree with a single thing she said. I also did not disagree with the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Mawson. Prior to working in the trade union movement, I worked in community development and I agree that the involvement of local people, with their...

UK Aid: Nutrition-sensitive Programmes - Question (13 Jan 2020)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, we on these Benches of course welcome the commitment made in the Queen’s Speech for 12 years of education for girls. We know that malnutrition hits girls and women rather more than men, to the extent that girls are sometimes so malnourished that they are unable to attend education. What plans do the Government have to deal with that?

Trade Unions - Motion to Take Note (18 Jul 2019)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Jordan, for securing this debate and for his panoramic introduction, which really set the scene for the contributions to follow. Trade unions are not only good for their members and for workers in general; they are good for the country. There is very strong evidence of the positive link between union-organised workplaces and improved productivity, for...

Wilton Park - Question (15 May 2019)

Baroness Prosser: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria were used to determine the suitability of candidates for the position of chair of Wilton Park.

Wilton Park - Question (15 May 2019)

Baroness Prosser: I thank the Minister for that reply, much as I raised an eyebrow when listening to it. Wilton Park is a global forum for strategic discussion, bringing together leading representatives from the worlds of politics, business, academia, civil society and diplomacy. When appointing the chair of Wilton Park, with its duty to reach out to the rest of the world, did the Minister responsible consider...

Equal Pay - Question (11 Feb 2019)

Baroness Prosser: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend the Equality Act 2010 in relation to equal pay.

Equal Pay - Question (11 Feb 2019)

Baroness Prosser: I thank the Minister for that reply. It is disappointing, but not surprising. We were all pleased with the measures taken by the Government last year to require employers of more than 250 people to make public their gender pay gaps. We welcomed that information because it gave us a picture of where the problems lay, but will we simply receive it as though there is nothing more that can be...

Gender Pay Gap - Question (26 Nov 2018)

Baroness Prosser: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to require organisations to produce action plans to respond to their gender pay gap reports.

Gender Pay Gap - Question (26 Nov 2018)

Baroness Prosser: Well, sometimes I am a bit speechless over all this. It goes on year in, year out, and nothing really happens. I welcome the initiative to publicise the gender pay gap, of course, and I welcome the work that is being done to encourage more women on to public boards. However, the pay gap is actually at its most pronounced among slightly older women who have given up more productive or...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Drugs (17 Sep 2018)

Baroness Prosser: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 7 June (HL Deb, col 1405), what assessment they have made of the credibility of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) process to approve drugs for use by NHS England; and what discussions they have held with NHS England on the subject of the application of NICE standards for Ibrutinib.

Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Baroness Prosser: I thank the Minister very much indeed, and of course all contributors to the debate. I think that I did say in my remarks that we in the trade union movement do not expect the Government—or anybody else, for that matter—to do our organising for us, but what we look for is a framework that welcomes the contribution of the trade union movement. Despite the warm and much appreciated words...

Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, I am pleased and proud to introduce this debate this afternoon, setting out for your Lordships the reasons why we should celebrate and welcome the continuing role of the Trades Union Congress and why we should promote the valuable role played daily, both nationally and internationally, by individual unions. I draw the attention of noble Lords to my interests as set out in the...


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