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Equality Bill [HL] (15 Jun 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I should like to add my appreciation to that of others in welcoming the Bill. As someone from both a racial and a faith minority, as well as being a woman, I have considerable experience of the discrimination and equality debate. I can assure the Minister that there are many from my background who wish the Bill safe passage in the months to come. First, I add my voice to that of my...

Arts and Urban Regeneration (16 Jun 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, for the opportunity to look at this subject and to hear from such a diverse and distinguished list of speakers. As the spokesman on communities and local government, I do not bring any arts background to this debate and cannot hope to match the expertise of the noble Lord, Lord Puttnam, but I am part of the other category: I am a member of...

Arts and Urban Regeneration (16 Jun 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I thank the Minister for giving way. Before he moves on from additionality, I intervene briefly to ask for clarification. The Minister tells us that, as a result of including three new areas to the good causes areas of funding, there will be no change to the funding available to projects that have been funded in the past. How can that be? How can one have 100 of something, add in...

Decentralisation (30 Jun 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I, too, join other noble Lords in thanking my noble friend Lord Phillips of Sudbury on providing an opportunity for us to debate these issues which, clearly, we on these Benches hold dear. It was also pleasurable to hear the maiden speeches of three former Chief Whips—the noble Lords, Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope and Lord Tyler. I must say that that...

Equality Bill [HL] (6 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: I suppose, having heard what my noble friend Lord Lester of Herne Hill said, I am glad to be speaking after him, so that I can add my dissent to his view. I shall speak only to Amendments Nos. 75 and 84. Children are the missing category in the Bill. We know from experience that children are often more conscious of diversity and less judgmental about it than adults. They really celebrate it....

Equality Bill [HL] (6 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: I fear that Members of the Committee will have to endure this private grief for a few seconds longer. In accepting what my noble friend Lord Lester has said, the existing clauses do not accept that the approach in dealing, in communicating and in promoting an understanding of human rights to children will be different from the approach that would apply to adults. In putting that in the Bill,...

Equality Bill [HL] (6 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: I thank the Minister for giving way. In the light of the debate that we have had today on independence, and the amendment proposed by the noble Lord, Lord De Mauley, if the Minister still believes that we have not "cracked it", is she not being slightly risk-averse? We have heard comments from other parts of the Government about evidence-based policy. Should we not look to a little innovation...

London: Terrorist Attacks (7 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I associate myself with the sentiments of the noble Lord, Lord Bhatia, in expressing complete outrage at the fact that we have suffered terrorist incidents in this city. I completely concur with the Minister's views on the fact that we are one community. We are indivisible as we extend our heartfelt condolences to all people of all faiths and communities who live in London, many of...

Schools: Breakfast and After-school Clubs (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, following the intervention of the noble Lord, Lord Tanlaw, can the Minister explain what rest provisions there will be for young children in particular during these extended hours? As we know, all the research shows that young children find it very difficult to spend long periods in as structured a day as they would have to in school premises.

London: Terrorist Attacks (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, many Muslim Members of your Lordships' House spoke on the issues on Thursday, in response to the Home Secretary's Statement, so I will not dwell on those matters. I will ask the Minister whether she would agree that, when factual information is imparted by the Government in their search for the identities of the terrorists, it would be wise to make a clear distinction between those...

Equality Bill [HL] (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: moved Amendment No. 86: Page 4, line 30, at end insert— "( ) In determining what action to take in pursuance of children's human rights, the Commission must have particular regard to the importance of the Convention on the Rights of the Child."

Equality Bill [HL] (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: I give apologies for the noble Baroness, Lady David, who is unable to be here at the moment, but who has also put her name to the amendment. We are trying to achieve in this amendment the objectives we stated last Wednesday in dealing with Amendments Nos. 75 and 84. We seek to strengthen Clause 9(4) by inserting a further sentence stating that the commission should have "particular regard" to...

Equality Bill [HL] (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: Having heard what the Minister has said, I am wiser and therefore seek leave to withdraw the amendment.

Equality Bill [HL] (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: moved Amendment No. 93: Page 5, line 19, leave out "the involuntary isolation of" and insert "segregation and promote the inclusion of all"

Equality Bill [HL] (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: Amendment No. 93 seeks to deal with the involuntary isolation of communities. Currently, the text implies that communities—composed of individuals—find themselves isolated without having had any say in the matter; that is, involuntarily isolated. The more pressing problem for those of us who "cover" communities at great length, including vis-à-vis the "respect agenda", is that groups of...

Equality Bill [HL] (11 Jul 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, the Minister will know my views on Clause 11 and communities as they are lumped together in this manner. This was a probing amendment. Perhaps we can look at the wording and see whether we can incorporate involuntary isolation as well as a duty to promote the inclusion of segregated communities and come back to it on Report. In that context, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Racial and Religious Hatred Bill (11 Oct 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for giving way. He speaks so passionately about my community. People like me know many of the things that he has described very well. However there are other liberties that are also curtailed every day and we have a law to deal with them. I therefore find it extraordinary that the noble Lord does not think that the example he has quoted would be covered by...

Racial and Religious Hatred Bill (11 Oct 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, I want to apologise to the House for speaking in an irregular fashion. I thought I would be unable to attend today, but I have been able to extricate myself from another commitment, and am using this opportunity to speak in the gap. I will be brief. First, I too regret that the Government have chosen not to consult further—as commented on by my noble friend Lord Lester of Herne...

South Asia Earthquake (12 Oct 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, the Minister will be aware that not only will the disaster affect Pakistani Kashmir in the here and now, but that it will have an impact in the future because a generation has been wiped out, affecting the number of teachers, medics and many other people whom Pakistan will need. Will the Government take a positive and sympathetic approach to long-term aid requirements, particularly...

Equality Bill [HL] (19 Oct 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: My Lords, let me say from the outset how very pleased I am that the Minister has been true to her word and has looked again at the definition whereby "communities" were the focus of efforts rather than the many individuals who comprise groups and communities. Those changes are most welcome and will add definitional clarity to the very good intentions behind this clause. Amendment No. 47...


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