Results 61–80 of 345 for speaker:Baroness Hussein-Ece

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Females: Insurance (7 Feb 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report from the Chartered Insurance Institute Women's Risks in Life.

Women: Economic Freedom - Question (6 Feb 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, it is a pity that my noble friend was drowned out, because her question was very important—so important that it was repeated, of course. Does the department keep information and statistics on the number of women who, when they become pregnant, lose their jobs or are sacked? Is that being monitored, and what is being done to mitigate it?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Student Wastage (1 Feb 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the findings of the University Partnerships Programme Foundation and Social Market Foundation report On course for success? Student retention at university with particular reference to the conclusion that students from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to drop out.

Women: Events Industry - Question (30 Jan 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect women who work in the events industry, following reports of harassment at the recent Presidents Club Charity Dinner.

Women: Events Industry - Question (30 Jan 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: I thank the Minister for her reply. Many reports on this incident have claimed that the women employed at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner knew what they were letting themselves in for, yet of the 360 male guests, none saw what was going on and apparently they all left early. This has exposed the fact that these women, some as young as 18, were required to sign their rights away...

Personal Independence Payments - Statement (23 Jan 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the number of applicants who fail to qualify run into the hundreds of thousands. Can the Minister say what is being done to recruit enough staff to deal with the backlog? I have seen a report which states that it will take decades before they finally get up to date and PIP applicants will receive their social mobility claims, as they duly should. What is being done about the backlog?

Brexit: Women in the Workplace - Question (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Minister mentioned the right to flexible working, but there is growing evidence that women who ask their employers for flexible working hours—particularly if they are older women, caring for elderly relatives or younger women trying to juggle work with caring for children—are often faced with discrimination, being ostracised or not being promoted. Is any work being done to...

Women: Political and Public Office - Question (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, 100 years on, 32% of MPs and 33% of councillors are women. If we compare ourselves with comparable OECD countries, such as Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and others, we see that they do far better, but it is no coincidence that they also have cheaper, more affordable and more accessible childcare. The noble Baroness mentioned barriers that will be looked at. Will she say what is being...

Transparency of the Parole Board and Victim Support - Statement (9 Jan 2018)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, John Worboys carried out violent sexual crimes against very many women—we will probably never know how many—and it has called into question whether women victims of domestic violence are getting justice. It has caused great unrest, not least to the victims, but the wider public have raised great concerns about this. A panel of three has been convinced by John Worboys that he is...

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

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, until the Government get to grips with shared parental leave, perhaps they can take a look at the equal pay situation between men and women, which is still woefully inadequate. Will the Minister have a look at, say, Iceland, which is also led by a female Prime Minister? She has enshrined in law equal pay for men and women in the public and private sectors.

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy - Statement (21 Dec 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I, too, welcome the Leader repeating the Statement and all the work that is going on. I will make a couple of points. First, some of the women who are victims have come forward and quite bravely put their head above the parapet and said what has happened to them. Unfortunately and disappointingly, that has been picked up by sections of the media and they have been vilified; their...

Brexit: Equalities Impact Assessment - Question (21 Dec 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what equalities impact assessment they have undertaken into the implications of Brexit.

Brexit: Equalities Impact Assessment - Question (21 Dec 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: I thank the Minister for that response. I tabled this Question when we were informed that impact assessments were being carried out. We know that certain groups—for example, ethnic minorities, women in low-paid service sector jobs and people with disabilities—are more at risk than others from economic impacts or a loss of rights and protections. What impact assessments, rather than...

Terrorist Attacks - Statement (5 Dec 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, one of the terrorists, Khuram Butt, is reported to be an acolyte of Anjem Choudary, who virtually became a household name. He was given the oxygen of publicity and a platform to carry on spewing his vile hatred. That is something that we need to take into account and stop. Unfortunately, preachers inspired by the Wahhabi faith are still coming over from Saudi Arabia and preaching in...

HIV Prevention Services: Public Health Funding - Question (30 Nov 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, despite HIV testing being free and universally available across the United Kingdom, there are very good estimates that around 13,500 people are not aware that they are carriers and have HIV. I note what the Minister just said, but surely that figure is still unacceptable and there needs to be more testing, particularly of people living on the fringes of society or those who are not...

Mental Health Services: Black and Minority Ethnic Communities - Question for Short Debate (28 Nov 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Boateng, for securing such an important and timely debate on an issue of real interest to many people and communities across the country. Good mental health is essential for a healthy society, and it is positive that recently there has been a greater emphasis on mental health and calls for it to be afforded parity with physical health. I have worked with...

Stalking - Question (27 Nov 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, women who have been stalked and have been victims of domestic violence keep having to move. I had a case recently of a woman who moved five times to get away from her abuser. Several times information about where she had moved to was not passed on to the relevant constabulary and she was left vulnerable to her stalker. What safeguards are in place to ensure this does not happen?

Social Mobility - Question (22 Nov 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Social Mobility Commission found that many minority communities were being left behind and made many specific recommendations in that regard. One concerns Muslim women, particularly those from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities, who do very well in education and go on to university but are less likely to find well-paid jobs. With that in mind, the commission called for...

Japanese Knotweed - Question (7 Nov 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I rise with some trepidation on this subject given that there are so many experts in your Lordships’ House, but I came across Japanese knotweed recently in a private burial ground in the London Borough of Enfield. I declare an interest because it is where members of my family are buried. I have written to Enfield Council asking what it will do about it, because it is growing wild...

Terrorism: Perpetrator Creed - Question (25 Oct 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, according to more in-depth research than we just heard about, psychiatrists and others who have interviewed so-called jihadists in prison cells and on battlefields all agree that faith, Islamic or otherwise, is not the key driver for what these people have done. Does the noble Baroness agree with those who know something about this: that terrorists want to legitimise their...

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