Results 81–100 of 345 for speaker:Baroness Hussein-Ece

Northern Cyprus - Question for Short Debate (16 Oct 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, this month marks Cyprus’s independence from British colonial rule in 1960. Would it not have been a fitting tribute if these talks, which went on for years and years and seemed so positive, had come to fruition? As has been mentioned, the island has been divided since 1974 and the intervening years have been marked with much conflict and disputes. There have been many rounds of...

Equality and Human Rights Commission - Question (16 Oct 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Government’s own website says that in 2015 the public bodies transformation programme, “successfully produced fewer, more accountable, more efficient public bodies”, which were required “to be politically impartial” and were, “needed to act independently in order to establish facts”. Given the shambles the noble Baroness, Lady Prosser, has just outlined, does this...

Race Disparity Audit - Statement (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: The race disparity audit is very welcome. I have worked in the race equality field since the mid-1980s, and I was a commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission when the report to which the Minister referred about how fair Britain is came out some years ago. It is depressing that there are still areas that have not improved, through discrimination, poverty or class—through a...

Brexit: Northern Cyprus - Question (14 Sep 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords—

Myanmar: Rohingya People - Private Notice Question (5 Sep 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I have listened carefully to the Minister’s responses. She used the word “condemnation” in a previous answer, and that is the first time I have heard that. Have the Government officially condemned the actions, which are being described as genocide and ethnic cleansing, and the appalling scenes that we are witnessing, on social media and our TV screens, of families and children...

Poverty - Question (13 Jul 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says that the level of child poverty is rising and predicts that by 2020 5 million children will be living below the poverty line. Why does the Minister think that that is the case, and what strategies does she think need to be implemented to address it? These are serious matters. Do the Government have an overarching strategy that will tackle the...

Turkey: Death Penalty - Question (12 Jul 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, what discussions or representations have been made about the detention of Amnesty International’s Turkish director and the sheer number of journalists—quite an unprecedented number—being detained in Turkey? Is the Minister aware that the mass demonstration last Sunday of hundreds of thousands of Turks of all colours, and all political backgrounds and none, shows that there is...

Balfour Declaration Centenary - Question for Short Debate (5 Jul 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My own heritage, being Turkish, Cypriot and Middle Eastern, has shaped my views rather differently from those of the majority of speakers here today. The Balfour Declaration has shaped the Palestinian experience and the wider Arab world. It has contributed to the disregard for the rights of the Palestinian people and is a document whose legacy continues to have devastating consequences for...

Equality: Hung Parliament - Question (29 Jun 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, given what the Minister said about no backsliding on equality, is she aware of how inequalities in the United Kingdom have widened? According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, by 2020 child poverty is set to reach the level at which 5 million children live below the poverty line. Given what she said earlier about arrangements being made for Northern Ireland, can she assure us...

Young Carers - Question (23 Mar 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in ensuring that children and young people who care for family members are identified and supported.

Young Carers - Question (23 Mar 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: I think the Minister for that response. Is he aware of any more accurate figures of the sheer numbers of children and young people who care for family members with disabilities and those with mental disabilities? Barnardo’s has estimated that it is somewhere in the region of 200,000, possibly more. Can he say whether, in the strategy that will be published, health professionals will be...

Turkey: Selahattin Demirtas - Question (2 Mar 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, Turkey is such an important partner to this country in terms of trade and the relations that we have had for hundreds of years, and is an important member of NATO. Is the Minister aware that, after what happened last year in the Brexit debate—as the noble Lord, Lord Kinnock, just referred to, Turkey as a country was demonised because of its aspirations to join the European...

United States: Immigration Policy - Question (27 Feb 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, what representations is the Foreign Office making to the American embassy on cases such as Mr Miah, the maths teacher born in Swansea who was accompanying his class to go to the United States? It seems that he was blocked in Reykjavik from boarding a plane for no other reason than that he is a Muslim. He was denied entry and then humiliated; he said that he “felt like a...

Religious Literacy - Question (9 Feb 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords—

Religious Literacy - Question (9 Feb 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: Does the Minister agree that last weekend’s Visit My Mosque initiative, which hundreds—indeed, maybe thousands—took advantage of, was a very good and positive example of promoting greater understanding, community cohesion and tolerance in our society? Does she think that we should have more such initiatives from all faiths to bring people together and establish a more understanding and...

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords—

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, as the noble Lord has rightly pointed out, we must respect the fact that the majority—52%—voted to leave the European Union. However, it is in everyone’s interest—even the 48% who voted against—to know how we are going to do that, and what that means for them. Many of the people who are speaking want to know more about the implications. People out there in the country are...

Mental Health and NHS Performance Update - Statement (9 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: Is the Minister aware of whether GP referrals to CAMHS are now improving? Last year a number of reports highlighted the fact that in some 15 trusts up to 60% of GP referrals were not being dealt with. Only the very urgent, critical cases—those children who were self-harming or attempting suicide—were being dealt with. Has this situation improved and is there now proper access? GPs are the...

Cyprus - Question (20 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Minister quite rightly points out that this is a Cypriot-led peace initiative, backed by the United Nations, but the United Kingdom as a guarantor power plays a very important role. As she will know, the people of Cyprus look to us as a power of influence. We can do far more to lend our support to any peace process. Will she say that, when—I hope if—we get to a referendum,...

Prevent Strategy - Question (20 Dec 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are assessing and evaluating the success of the Prevent Strategy deradicalisation programme following the referral of approximately 4,000 people last year.


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