Results 1–20 of 192 for speaker:Baroness Grey-Thompson

Gender Recognition Act 2004 - Question (19 Oct 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: What advice will Her Majesty’s Government give to sports bodies, when national policies differ from those of international federations?

Professional and Amateur Sport: Government Support - Commons Urgent Question (1 Oct 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I ask you to note my interest on the register: I am chair of ukactive. Have the Government determined the impact on the NHS of the drop in activity levels and the subsequent impact this might have on sport at all levels in the UK? It is projected that 48% of leisure centres may close by Christmas without government financial support.

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 11 (20 Jul 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I strongly support Amendment 15 in the names of the noble Baroness, Lady Northover, and other noble Lords. I listened intently to the debate in Committee, and it is important for this amendment to be considered, because of the impact it could have on some disabled people. Other noble Lords have talked about the impact of smoking, and this is more of a personal plea than I would...

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (20 Jul 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Holmes, and others for continuing to raise the issue of access for disabled people, and I too will not rehearse my arguments again. I welcome the Government’s amendment and I have two questions for the noble Earl the Minister. How will this provision be monitored to ensure that reasonable access is not something that is provided from day one, which is...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 105 (16 Jul 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I will speak to Amendments 124 and 138, which have my name attached, and which have already been ably covered by the noble Lord, Lord Addington, and the noble Baroness, Lady Scott of Needham Market. I have a couple of points to raise on Amendment 124. A strategic approach to financial assistance is required and should be necessary. Such an approach would specifically align the...

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 9 (13 Jul 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I have nothing further to add on this amendment at this time.

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (13 Jul 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I will speak to Amendments 2, 5, 12, 17 and 25 in this group. Obviously, from personal experience, I feel very strongly about these amendments. Disabled people are often forgotten when we are thinking about access, and perhaps in the last 10 years not much has really changed. I support physical distancing, while balancing it with the need to open businesses in a safe way, but the...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 (7 Jul 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: Many of the amendments to which I have added my name cover issues around water. I welcome the comments of the Minister when he summed up on the earlier group and the discussion about how we could be more creative. I was also delighted to hear many noble Lords raise the issue of social prescribing. I would like to declare an interest in that my daughter is a kayaker and has previously been on...

Agriculture Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (7 Jul 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I apologise for not taking part in the Second Reading of the Bill due to logistical issues on my part. I shall speak to Amendment 115 in this group, to which my name is attached. I support the words of the noble Lord, Lord Addington. There are many opportunities through amendments to the Bill to establish a different and positive way for more people to access the countryside....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sexual Offences: Prisons (16 Jun 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the sexual assaults in women's prisons since 2016 recorded in the Safety in Custody statistics published on 30 April were carried out by transgender prisoners.

Free School Meal Vouchers Scheme - Question (10 Jun 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of ukactive. Far fewer children than expected have been accessing school and school meals during the pandemic. This has left them in a perilous position. They now face up to 23 weeks without engaging in structured and enriching activities outside their home. Will Her Majesty’s Government confirm that they will explore all options for keeping some...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Supermarkets: Coronavirus (29 May 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the ability of supermarkets to identify vulnerable people to ensure that they are able to arrange food deliveries, and (2) the concerns raised by many disabled people that personal information may be sold on via marketing companies.

Covid-19: Restrictions - Question (18 May 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, some disabled people seem to have received a second letter asking them to shield for another 12 weeks. It appears that the government website is not necessarily clear on the correct procedure for vulnerable and/or disabled people. Will Her Majesty’s Government provide greater clarity on shielding and, at the very least, ensure that the website is up to date for this group of people?

Covid-19: Transport - Statement (14 May 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: The Rail Delivery Group has stated that disabled passengers who need assistance during their journey can still book ahead, but they may be asked extra questions to help staff plan how to help them safely. What will those additional questions be? How will those with invisible impairments be supported? By their very nature, it will not be possible to identify that such people have additional needs.

Covid-19: Public Transport Safety - Private Notice Question (12 May 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, what assurance can the Minister give to disabled passengers who require assistance—of course within the safety considerations for all—that the current situation will not be used to dial back “turn up and go” or prevent disabled people travelling to work?

Olympic and Paralympic Games 2021 - Question (28 Apr 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: Live sport is a lifeline for many people as spectators, but it is also massively important for giving athletes competition opportunities. I read with interest that the ECB has been nominated as the organisation to lead on opening sports events. What process was undertaken to get to that stage, and what other organisations are being talked to? We do not want to rush opening live sport, but for...

Covid-19: Social Care Services - Motion to Consider (23 Apr 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I draw attention to my interests in the register, in that I am a vice-president of the LGA. The Care and Support Alliance has reported thousands of people getting in touch with its members over this very issue. The questions I raised at Second Reading of the Coronavirus Bill are still valid and I will be writing to the Minister, because of our three-minute time limit today. To help...

Coronavirus Bill - Second Reading (24 Mar 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I draw noble Lords’ attention to my registered interests. I am trustee of the British Institute of Human Rights and a vice-president of the LGA, among others. We are in challenging times, with a significant number of noble Lords not in their usual place. With a Bill of this magnitude, the Chamber would normally be full. I strongly support the comments made by the noble Lord, Lord...

Sport England: Female Activity - Question (9 Mar 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I commend each iteration of this campaign, because it has challenged stereotypes, especially around women being affected by their period. But can the Minister explain what Her Majesty’s Government are doing to measure participation rates among disabled women? Often, disabled people experience multiple barriers to participation and inclusion, not least according to research by the...

BBC and Public Service Broadcasting - Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2020)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: My Lords, I draw your Lordships’ attention to the Members’ register of interests and declare that I am a board member of the BBC and work as a freelancer, mostly in sport. I will extend this debate on creative culture to sport and elite women’s sport, and want to take a short time to describe the impact that sport has had on my life. Watching the London Marathon in 1981 gave me the...


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