Results 81–100 of 333 for speaker:Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Building Stability Overseas Strategy — Question for Short Debate (30 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, the Written Ministerial Statement of 17 July this year on building stability overseas was very welcome. I am delighted that the noble Lord, Lord McConnell, has secured the opportunity to debate this important topic. The Government's emphasis on the importance of fragile and conflict-affected states, and the building stability overseas strategy, is exactly the right direction in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rwanda (30 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 18 October (WA 485), what measures they have put in place to mitigate the risk of fungibility of budget support for Rwanda before such support is provided.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Business Ambassadors Network (29 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 15 October (WA439), whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills or UK Trade & Investment hold records of the amount of funding the Business Ambassadors Network has received each year since its establishment; and how much of this has been spent on travel and accommodation for each business...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Personnel (29 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement the Secretary of State for Health or the Department for Health have in appointing members of hospital, trust or other such bodies' boards, committees or similar ad hoc and permanent groups; when and where these powers have been used in the last ten years; and under what guidelines, criteria and security checks appointed personnel have been selected.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rwanda (25 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 24 September (WA 384), why the Department for International Development has decided to disburse general budget support to Rwanda when other donors have continued to delay doing so.

Piracy — Question for Short Debate (24 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: My Lords, first, I congratulate my noble kinsman Lord Luce on securing this powerfully important debate. As I perceive it, the root sources and drivers of piracy in the Indian Ocean exist on land, not only in Somalia but in other countries in the region, such as Yemen. Surely success in eradicating piracy in the Indian Ocean in the long term requires actions to boost the current...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department for Communities and Local Government: Research (24 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Hanham on 24 September (WS127-30), how many groups of reports from research projects commissioned by previous Administrations will be published; and at what total cost.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan (23 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Warsi on 24 September (WS126-27), in what ways and to what extent local government officials in Helmand have taken control of vital infrastructure; and how the United Kingdom is currently supporting the local government.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Education: GCSEs (23 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Hill of Oareford on 24 September (WS139-41), what formal consultation the Department for Education undertook with teachers, parents and pupils before announcing its reform of GCSEs.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Academies (23 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the allegations of exam cheating at Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich, whether they will consider giving Ofsted the power to inspect academy chains.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Research (22 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much each government department spends on research.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan (18 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Warsi on 24 September (WS 126-7), how many Helmandis to whom United Kingdom aid has delivered technical and vocational education training are currently in permanent employment or have their own business; over what time period the training took place; and what constituted the education training.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department for Communities and Local Government: Research (18 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the Department for Communities and Local Government research budget; and how it is being spent.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Overseas Offices (18 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 24 September (WA 250), why it is necessary for the Department for International Development to maintain an office in China that is not co-located with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Haqqani Network (18 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering proscribing the Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation following the decision of the Government of the United States to do so.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (18 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 24 September (WA 273-74), whether the Department for International Development's bilateral spend on democracy solely funds elections.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Rwanda (18 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 24 September (WA 384), whether the Department for International Development has undertaken a study into fungibility concerns with its general and sector budget support to Rwanda.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Business Ambassadors Network (15 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the Business Ambassadors Network has received each year since its establishment; and how much of this has been spent on travel and accommodation for each business ambassador in that period.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (15 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Department for International Development is taking to introduce criteria for the allocation of funding support on the basis of targets for progress being met, and for establishing a minimum threshold which if breached will lead to the end of all support.

Written Answers — House of Lords: European External Action Service (10 Oct 2012)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 July (WA 284-5), how they define the area of competence between member states and the European External Action Service (EEAS); and what areas they consider legitimate activity for the EEAS that do not intrude on the competence of member states.


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