Results 121–140 of 345 for speaker:Baroness Hussein-Ece

Civil Service Fast Stream - Question (11 Jul 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, is the noble Lord aware that last week evidence emerged that staff employed in the Civil Service from black and minority ethnic communities are sometimes paid significantly less than their white counterparts? Will he assure the House that this is not the case? If he does not have the reply now, will he undertake to look into the matter and write to me?

Hate Crime - Question (5 Jul 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, there has been a fivefold increase—500%—in reported hate crime. As we know, the majority of these incidents are not reported. I have been abused online. In the last fortnight, since Brexit, members of my family and people I know, of all colours, races and religions—and of no religion or faith—have been subjected to this. Will the Minister support the initiative by a national...

Hate Crime - Statement (29 Jun 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I am very grateful to the Minister and echo the sentiments expressed by the noble Lord, Lord Cormack. I know personally of his dedication and commitment to eradicating the hatred that has reared its head in our society. As somebody said to me the other day, few of us believe that the 52% of the electorate who voted for Brexit are racist. However, the minority in this society who...

Care Leavers: Life Chances - Question (29 Jun 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, local authorities that have responsibility for these children are usually the largest employers in their area. Like all parents, they should take more responsibility in ensuring that these children and young people have access to apprenticeships and jobs and have a future. Many do not do this, although there are examples of good practice. Will the Minister say how this will be...

Turkey - Question (13 Jun 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: I have not met a single Turk who believes that they are going to be joining the EU in 2020—I do not think anyone in Turkey believes that. However, the progressives who want reform want the EU to support the accession process, in order that Turkey should reform. The Minister will be aware that only one chapter out of 36 has been completed since 1987. In 1979, on her second day as Prime...

Immigration: Detention of Pregnant Women - Question (25 May 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: Given the history and events pertaining to pregnant women and other vulnerable people in Yarl’s Wood, as set out in the Shaw report, will the Minister ensure that priority is given to openness and transparency when we look at how pregnant women are detained, particularly when, as the Minister said, that would only be in exceptional circumstances? We need some transparency, because there has...

European Union: United Kingdom Membership - Question (23 May 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, will the Minister comment on statements from the Brexit campaign in the past week that Turkey is about to enter the European Union, that 80 million Turks will come over here, and it will be mainly criminals who come? In fact, it is very unlikely that Turkey will join the European Union in the next five years. Could she also say something about the damage that the campaign is doing...

Nuisance Callers - Question (11 May 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, what advice is being given to vulnerable and older people at home who are being harassed mercilessly by these companies?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Courts: Legal Aid Scheme (5 May 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many convicted sex offenders and those prosecuted for domestic violence offences have been given legal aid to pursue child access cases in the family courts in each of the last 10 years.

Black and Minority Ethnic People: Workplace Issues - Motion to Take Note (3 May 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I, too, thank the Minister for introducing this very timely debate. I also commend the Government for instigating the review which is to be led by the noble Baroness, Lady McGregor-Smith, who spoke very eloquently about her own background and experience. I come to the debate feeling somewhat as if we have been here before. I did not put this in my report, but I have just remembered...

Healthwatch England - Question (26 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I do not think the Minister has sufficiently explained why the patients’ voice, the chairman of Healthwatch, or, indeed, the chief executive should remain subordinate to the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission. Surely the patients’ voice should be a strong, independent voice and not subordinate.

Gaza: Electricity Supply - Question (19 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Minister has said that this is a humanitarian crisis. Some 1.8 million Gazans—more than 50% of whom are children—are subjected to a situation where they have no clean water. More than 90% of the water available to them is contaminated. This is not a political question, it is a humanitarian question. While those 1.8 million people are waiting for a two-state solution—on...

Schools: Funding — Question (22 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, does the Minister think that the very high salaries paid in some instances to the heads of academy chains—some are reportedly paid three times as much as the Prime Minister—is a good use of public funds?

Refugee Crisis: European Anti-migrant Parties - Question (16 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, will the Minister explain why he persists in using the word “migrants” when these are Syrian refugees who are dying in their thousands?

Turkey: Zaman Newspaper — Question (9 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, in the light of the opening of these chapters and the negotiations that will flow from that, will the issues of press freedom, freedom of speech and human rights be part of those discussions? Turkey is in a very difficult and volatile situation, given the war and all those refugees on its doorstep. I ask for an assurance that that is not lost in the European Union’s keenness to...

Women: Representation — Question (8 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords—

Women: Representation — Question (8 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, it is very clear now that more women than ever are needed in post-conflict peacebuilding. Can the Minister say how much progress we are making with Diplomatic Service heads of mission in this country? Are efforts being made to attract more young women to enter the service and to crack the glass ceiling in areas such as the FCO? It is said that diplomacy is a man’s world—could...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, it has been a pleasure to take part in this annual debate and to hear so many excellent, outstanding contributions from all sides of the House. I thank the Minister for securing the debate and for her comprehensive introduction, which set the scene of where we are today. I join others in praising the excellent maiden speech of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester. I...

Housing: Underoccupancy Charge — Question (2 Mar 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, is it the case that current regulations allow for an additional bedroom for a disabled adult who requires overnight care but not for a disabled child in a similar situation? If that is the case, is that fair?

Health: Black and Minority Ethnic Psychiatric Patients - Question (29 Feb 2016)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I welcome the Minister’s comment that this is a priority for the Government, but is it not the case that this whole issue about the overrepresentation of black and minority ethnic people in the mental health services has been going on for decades and is a scandal? For example, Sarah Reed, a black woman who was incarcerated in Holloway when she was well known to the mental health...


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