Results 161–180 of 345 for speaker:Baroness Hussein-Ece

Women: Dishonour-based Violence — Question (15 Jul 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, does the Minister accept that very many of the victims—these young girls and women subjected to this disgraceful, dishonourable crime of violence—find it incredibly difficult to approach the police and, in effect, shop their families? They rely heavily on organisations in the community that do a lot to support women and signpost them. Can the Minister say how much investment is...

Cyprus — Question (2 Jul 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, in April, the Turkish Cypriots demonstrated that they were willing to go ahead and that they want peace. They want change from 50 years of embargoes and isolation. The talks are very much to be welcomed. Will the Minister say whether the British Government, as a guarantor country, will now, in bringing forward some confidence-building measures, address the inequality in both...

Communities: Young Muslims — Question (25 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, amid reports that the Government have started to disengage with Muslim grass-roots communities, does the Minister think that it is helpful for the Prime Minister to say that some Muslims “quietly condone” radicalisation—apparently we are sitting at home, quietly condoning it? Or does the Minister agree with the Home Secretary’s most senior counterterrorism adviser, Charles...

Education: Free Schools — Question (22 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: The Minister is talking about free schools, but will she join me in saying that there are many thousands of teachers in state schools working equally hard and providing excellent education to children, such as my children, who have had a very good education? The rhetoric seems to be, “Free schools good, state schools bad”. Will she dispel that rumour?

Economic and Social Inequality — Question (18 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords—

Economic and Social Inequality — Question (18 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Minister talked about people who can work and should work, but he has not mentioned the inequality of those families which are headed by someone with a physical or mental disability who cannot work. Children in such families are increasingly living in poverty, and inequality is rising. Can the Minister say how these cuts to welfare, which can only be described as ideological,...

Women: Domestic Violence — Question (16 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, could the Minister give an assurance that any woman who needs legal aid in order to escape an abusive and violent relationship will be able to access it?

Childcare: Early-years Funding — Question (3 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: Will the Minister give an assurance that there will be monitoring of whether children from the most disadvantaged families are able to benefit from this scheme?

Humanist Marriages — Question (2 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: Will the Minister say whether there are any practical barriers to the legalisation of humanist marriages? After all, at the other end of the spectrum people are perfectly free to have humanist funerals. I have been to quite a few very moving ceremonies. Surely couples who want a humanist celebration of their marriage should be allowed that freedom of choice.

College of Social Work — Question (17 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, can the Minister tell me what percentage of qualified social workers are foreign born?

Population: International Migration — Question (16 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, is it not the case that Her Majesty’s Government, political leaders and civic leaders need to make a case for the positive impact that immigration has had on this country? Of all doctors in the NHS, 26% were foreign-born and 85,000 nurses were born abroad. The care system would collapse without immigrant labour. Does the Minister think that the constant negative narrative of...

Immigration: Regulations — Question (11 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, in the Channel 4 undercover filming at Yarl’s Wood there was terrible language and treatment of women and black people. Was my noble friend also struck, as I was, by a particular comment about older people with disabilities being held there? What is the policy concerning the welfare of such people in detention centres? How are they being cared for? As the guard said in the...

Millennium Development Goals: Women and Girls — Question (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, what is the Government’s position on reports in the past week that there may be a risk that the rights that women in Afghanistan have earned in the last 10 years may be compromised, rolled back or lost as a result of the Afghan Government’s discussions with the Taliban?

Domestic Violence — Question (9 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, alongside the disclosure scheme, police and magistrates in England and Wales are able to issue domestic violence protection orders. Can my noble friend the Minister say how many of these have been issued and how effective they have been in protecting victims?

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow so many excellent speeches by so many strong and experienced women. The evidence is overwhelming: when more women are in work, economies grow. An increase in female labour force participation and a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour participation result in faster economic growth. Evidence from a wide range of countries shows that...

Sexual Violence against Girls and Women — Question (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to foster greater public understanding about the prevention of sexual violence against girls and women in the light of the publication of the What is Consent? toolkit by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Sexual Violence against Girls and Women — Question (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, I commend the Government for introducing these new guidelines, on the back of some very high-profile and unpleasant cases. Does the Minister agree with me that there are some very depressing surveys that show that one in three boys still think it is okay to hit a girl and to force her to have sex? Even more revealingly, a student survey in the colleges of Cambridge showed that 77%...

Child Exploitation in Oxfordshire — Statement (3 Mar 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, the Minister referred to local authority councillors and how they should be at the forefront of making sure that this sort of practice is mitigated and investigated properly. Is he satisfied that local authority councillors are given proper training and made to understand that they have the responsibilities as corporate parents? I was a councillor in two London boroughs, and had...

Leisure Industry: Turban-wearing Sikhs — Question (25 Feb 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, health and safety is one excuse being used to discriminate against Sikhs wearing turbans. Insurance is also being cited by some leisure facilities. Given that legislation is in place, is it not important that all the leisure industry starts to act within the law and that there is consistency throughout the industry? It is unacceptable that individuals should be turned away and...

Yarl’s Wood — Question (24 Feb 2015)

Baroness Hussein-Ece: My Lords, over the past two years Yarl’s Wood has developed a reputation, and not a very good one, for the way that it treats women in the centre. Can the Minister say a bit more about whether the number of girls under the age of 18 being detained there has gone down? The Minister rightly said that people should not be held there for great lengths of time. Can he tell us what the average...


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