Results 21–40 of 333 for speaker:Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: Would the Minister agree that, since the Windrush generation has made such a unique contribution to British life—I speak as someone who succeeded with the very first Windrush case approximately 10 years ago, which gave me some astonishment; when other cases followed I was amazed—and given their tremendous success, particularly with the hostility they faced at the very beginning, which I...

NHS Workforce: Mental Health - Question (17 May 2018)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the mental health of all NHS staff, and in particular GPs, would be greatly enhanced if the general public would keep their appointments? I understand that some 20% to 30% of appointments are missed. Does the Minister have any thoughts as to how this dreadful problem may be addressed?

Children: Missed Education - Question (15 Mar 2018)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, will the Minister confirm that these children will form a high priority for the teaching of English, reading and writing, given that they are most likely to be among the three-quarters of a million people in the United Kingdom who do not speak our native language?

Charities, Social Enterprises and Voluntary Organisations - Question (20 Feb 2018)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, while I am sure the Minister will wish to pay tribute to the retiring head of the Charity Commission, William Shawcross, he might be minded to take note of his final comment that some of the huge NGOs now hire extremely expensive lawyers to combat the good advice that they receive from the Charity Commission. Perhaps he might consider fining or getting some reimbursement from those...

Turkey: Human Rights - Question (29 Jan 2018)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: Does the noble Lord agree that, despite the many qualities of the European Union, its handling of Turkey has been negative, retrogressive and incompetent, and that you can tell that by the way in which north Cyprus responded to the excellent overtures from the European Union at the time when Cyprus joined? Does he also agree that Britain is in a unique position with respect to Turkey, given...

Health: Alma-Ata Declaration - Question (22 Jan 2018)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: Since the Alma-Ata Declaration is based on the foundations of the National Health Service, albeit some years later than the foundation of the NHS, does the Minister think that our Government could promote the declaration within the concept of the National Health Service principles a great deal more than we do? It is, after all, the key rulebook of the World Health Organization and something...

Parental Leave: Statutory Pay - Question (9 Jan 2018)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: Will the Minister consider putting pressure on some of the European Union member state embassies in London? Our legislation, which is good and generous for maternity and paternity leave, is not replicated by those embassies, and it seems a little peculiar.

Education and Society - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2017)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, it is an honour to follow the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Chartres, who is now a highly eminent personality on the Cross Benches. I note that the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury is also surrounded by a huge number of right reverend Prelates, so we are surrounded by virtue—alas, not on this Back Bench at this moment, where I am almost by myself. My...

DfID Economic Development Strategy - Motion to Take Note (27 Nov 2017)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: I believe it true to say that the Minister has given a full and comprehensive answer to the question posed to him by the noble Lord, Lord Collins of Highbury, which was how to empower people. The answer has been clearly identified: to create jobs and futures through the economic development strategy of the Department for International Development. If you add to that, as I did earlier, health...

DfID Economic Development Strategy - Motion to Take Note (27 Nov 2017)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, it is an honour to initiate this important debate because it marks a significant change in the Department for International Development’s thinking that has perhaps not yet been fully explored in your Lordships’ House. The change is highly important and there is already a new departmental strategy in place with some very senior staff already in post. As I read it, this has been...

Kashmir - Question (21 Nov 2017)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: As the Minister will be aware, countless thousands of families seek to meet other family members from whom they have been parted for 30 to 40 years. Is my noble friend able to influence the Pakistan Government, who are the block on those families meeting, as I saw myself on the ground as the European Parliament rapporteur for Kashmir for many years?

Terrorism: Perpetrator Creed - Question (25 Oct 2017)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: Does the Minister consider that the results of forced migration from major religious persecution in the Middle East in particular might give rise to greater participation by the UK’s judicial services in helping justice on the ground, which is so badly needed?

Istanbul Convention - Question (12 Jul 2017)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: Given the enormity of the wave of sexual violence against girls and women as well as men worldwide, will Her Majesty’s Government, given their track record of domestic violence legislation coming forward, ensure that countries which have signed and ratified the Istanbul convention make an effort to implement it?

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (18 Nov 2016)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: I thank the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, for giving us this wonderful opportunity in your Lordships’ House to have such a full and important debate today. I have to admit that I am very attracted and drawn to the idea of giving the Department for International Development a bit more time to manage its expenditure. However, I am not a budget person—indeed, I do not think this is a suitable...

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (21 Oct 2016)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: It is with the greatest possible pleasure that I rise to support the Bill proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Shinkwin. It is a significant step forward in logical thinking and in the investigation of what we as a society feel about handicap, about handicapped people, about life ownership and about who should make the judgment on whether a person should live or die. Considered internationally,...

Sexual Violence in Conflict (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (10 Oct 2016)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: I thank the Minister immensely for her rich and robust reply, which has given us much to work on in partnership. Across your Lordships’ House this evening, there has been a complete singularity of purpose. Therefore, in partnership we can do a whole lot more. The noble Lord, Lord Hague of Richmond, started off by saying, “Let’s do something”. Now, let us do something more—that is...

Sexual Violence in Conflict (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (10 Oct 2016)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, my first and most pleasant duty is to thank the committee for its amazing work. This is a report of substance and with considerable recommendations in it. We have already had the Government’s response, for which we thank the Minister. In my remarks I will also comment on potential next steps, but first I thank the committee and say what a pleasure it was to work with each and...

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