Results 1–20 of 333 for speaker:Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (18 Nov 1999)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I have no special questions for the noble Baroness, Lady Scotland, but I shall listen with great interest to the replies that she gives to the previous speaker and earlier speakers. Your Lordships' debate is very different from a debate that I engaged in recently in the Maltings in Farnham, Surrey, where there were demonstrations of xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and an...

The Prime Minister's Office: Accommodation (13 Dec 1999)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, given the Prime Minister's overall responsibility for the Civil Service, would the Minister like to congratulate the Civil Service College on its part in securing the contract to train civil servants of the European Union? Given the size of that task, does the Minister agree that No. 10 Downing Street is likely to be denuded of civil servants for some time to come?

Healthcare Services Bill [H.L.] (13 Dec 1999)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to regulate the provision of certain healthcare services outside the National Health Service. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a first time. Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.--(Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne.) On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.

Care Standards Bill (13 Dec 1999)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, it is a great pleasure and, indeed, an honour to follow such a distinguished speaker, who has put forward in his maiden speech to the House this afternoon such an extraordinary portfolio of expertise and knowledge about this subject. It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome him as a maiden speaker, but it is an even greater pleasure to know that we can look forward to a long...

Care Standards Bill (13 Dec 1999)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I welcome the positive comments that the Minister has put forward most warmly and most genuinely. He knows that I would prefer to see some of them on the face of the Bill, and perhaps I could leave that thought with him in case he should kindly offer me a further meeting when we could discuss them. However, in the context of a Second Reading, could I ask him to assure me that the...

Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Health) Order 2000 (7 Feb 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I, too, welcome the opportunity to debate briefly these seven statutory instruments. Furthermore, I congratulate the Minister on his introduction of this complex and important topic. As we heard in the initial debate, these orders form a part of the Government's goal of "bringing rights home". However, I find this to be an inadequate implementation of such an important goal. The...

NHS Funding (8 Feb 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, while accepting that we are paying for two decades of underfunding by the previous government, does the noble Lord nonetheless feel comfortable with the fact that German executives working in the City of London have automatic clauses in their contracts stating that if they fall ill while in the United Kingdom they will immediately return to their country of origin? How soon can that...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I rise to speak to Amendment No. 15, to which I have added my name. I also support all that has been said by my noble friend Lord Clement-Jones and the noble Earl, Lord Howe. Furthermore, I concur fully with the words of the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin of Roding. This amendment is very important. If passed, it will ensure that the standards of private clinical care match up to those of...

Combined Universities in Cornwall (2 May 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on her work in regard to Objective 1 funding and the joint university project in Cornwall. She is, of course, aware that the Open University is another growth area of which the United Kingdom has great reason to be proud. Will she support the Open University's push to assist the enlargement countries of the European Union by bringing the very real...

Motion Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendment No. 20 20a (18 Jul 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, the Minister has worked extremely hard on this Bill. I am very grateful that in the Queen's Speech in November of last year, the regulation of private hospitals was included in the package of legislation which this Government were willing to tackle. I thank him most sincerely for that. But the gravest weakness of this Bill, as other noble Lords and I perceive it both this evening...

Motion Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendment No. 20 20a (18 Jul 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, before the Minister sits down, I welcome the fact that he will invite APROP and AVMA to join the consultative body. I commend the Minister on offering substance, not spin. I commend the Bill for offering a system that is better than in the past and which is consistent countrywide. However, does he not agree that by choosing the words "contracts for national standards" he highlights...

Motion Moved on Consideration of Commons Amendment No. 20 20a (18 Jul 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, will the Minister substitute "will" for "may"?

Russia: Child Welfare (17 Oct 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her excellent earlier reply. I can assure her that not only is there no blanket opposition to funding children's programmes by the European Commisson but that also, over the region, many millions of ecu are being dedicated to NGOs working with children. However, perhaps I may remind the noble Baroness of the great difficulty that we all face in the...

The British Council (30 Oct 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for her kind explanation of the British Council's review. I should like to add my thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy of The Shaws, for her chairmanship of the British Council and for the way in which she has carried out the review. Nonetheless, although the Government have done better by the British Council than the previous government, I believe...

Parental Support: Tax and Benefit Policies (31 Oct 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords--

Parental Support: Tax and Benefit Policies (31 Oct 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the declaration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which has been incorporated into our law, is the right and proper instrument within which taxation or other policies should be framed? Does he also agree that, when the European Charter of Fundamental Human Rights starts to impact on British legislation, the convention should take priority?

European Enlargement (20 Dec 2000)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I have the honour in the European Parliament to serve as vice-president of the committee for foreign affairs, human rights and common defence and security policy. Our task incorporates enlargement. In my work there, I have been nominated as rapporteur for Romania--one of the applicant countries. I therefore work closely with all Members of the European Parliament, with Commissioner...

EU Applicant States: Bilateral Relations (18 Jan 2001)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, given the outstanding work of the UK representative and his team at the Nice Summit, will the Minister invite the UK representative to use our outstanding influence with the applicant countries in favour of Turkey's parliamentary representation at the upcoming Swedish Summit? Although other parliamentary committees have been invited from applicant countries, surprisingly the...

Child Trafficking (18 Jan 2001)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking to implement Article 7 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in view of the involvement of Britons in child trafficking by Internet.

Child Trafficking (18 Jan 2001)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his excellent and timely reply. Is he aware that, under the name of "international adoption", child trafficking, sexual exploitation, child slavery and the sale of children for 50,000 dollars for involuntary organ donation, and such like, are on the rise and are wholly unacceptable to everyone everywhere, other than paedophiles and pornographers? Therefore,...


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