Results 1–20 of 508 for speaker:Baroness Benjamin

Strategy for Tackling Violence against Women and Girls - Statement (22 Jul 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, nowhere in the Statement is there any mention of online pornography. Yet the Times and the Telegraph both reported that Wayne Couzens, who pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of Sarah Everard, was obsessed with violent, extreme pornographic websites. So what assessment have the Government made of the effect of their decision in 2019 not to implement Part 3 of the Digital Economy...

Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jul 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I congratulate and support the noble Lord, Lord Knight, on his crucially important Bill and declare an interest as a member of the Peers for the Planet group and vice-president of the RHS. This Bill puts sustainability at the heart of our education system in response to the long-term, systemic challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. Over the last few years, young people...

Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Storey, who I know is extremely committed to this Bill. I commend him on his determination to push it through. There is so much pressure on young people in schools, as well as colleges and universities, to succeed and to get top grades. The strain and pressure can sometimes be too much. Some students feel that the only way to cope is to use so-called...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Ofcom (18 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Ofcom’s regulation of the BBC is enhanced in the next five years.

Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges - Statement (17 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I welcome the Ofsted review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges, and I am pleased to hear the Government’s response. I have been raising much of what has been highlighted in the review for many years in this House. Countless parents have contacted me to tell me about the sexual abuse and harassment that their children have had to face in schools. Some children as young as four...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Royal Charters (16 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government how their mid-term review of the BBC Charter will be informed by Ofcom’s review of the BBC’s operating licence.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Broadcasting Programmes (16 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the BBC does not reduce the number of quotas related to delivering public value content, including those related to (1) radio, and (2) children’s programming.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Young Audiences Content Fund (14 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the cuts of the Young Audiences Content Fund pilot, what steps they are taking to ensure the pilot leads to a secure, well-supported and long-term future for that Fund.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Young Audiences Content Fund (14 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government why cuts were made to the final year of the Young Audiences Content Fund pilot; what assessment they made of (1) the effectiveness of that Fund, and (2) the need to provide notice of any changes to its funding.

Secondary Schools: Arts Subjects - Question (7 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, the creative industries are facing a challenge in finding young talent to maintain their high profits, which provide over £100 billion to the Treasury. Apart from that, six out of the 10 top skills that secondary students will need for any industry in 2025 are well fostered through the arts subjects and will ensure that they are career-ready in our competitive world. I ask the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Royal Charters (7 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government why the mid-term review of the BBC Charter not being conducted before the Ofcom review of public service broadcasting; and how will the review by Ofcom be used to inform the mid-term review of the BBC Charter.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Pornography (7 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of organisations within the scope of the draft Online Safety Bill that are (1) pornographic websites, and (2) social media sites that contain pornography.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Pornography (7 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of (1) pornographic websites, and (2) social media sites that contain pornography, that will be (a) Category 1 organisations, and (b) not Category 1 organisations, under the draft Online Safety Bill.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Pornography (7 Jun 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of UK users of the organisations expected to be in within the scope of the draft Online Safety Bill that access (1) pornographic websites, and (2) social media sites that contain pornography

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 May 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, two important issues that need to be high on the Government’s priority list are the environment and children and young people’s well-being. If these issues are not addressed urgently, the consequences are dire. I was pleased to hear both mentioned in the gracious Speech, but the policies do not go far enough. The planting of trees is just one way of making an impact on climate...

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Historical Inequalities Report - Statement (26 Apr 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, two of my uncles died fighting for Britain. It is scandalous that it took a Channel 4 documentary to draw attention to the blatant failure to commemorate the brave, loyal black and Asian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Britain in World War I. Shamefully, films, television programmes and history books on both world wars have also neglected to portray this massive...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address (12 Apr 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, first, I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family. It is beyond doubt that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has taken his place in the ranks of great and outstanding individuals who have made a gigantic contribution to Britain and the Commonwealth. His dedication to duty has been, and always will be, inspirational to millions across...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Coronavirus: Disease Control (18 Mar 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they based their decision to open non-essential retail, hairdressers, and beauty parlours no sooner than 12 April but not open museums, galleries and heritage buildings until 17 May at the earliest; and what plans they have to publish the data which supported that decision.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Coronavirus: Disease Control (18 Mar 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative analysis they undertook of the risk of COVID-19 infection posed by (1) museums, galleries and heritage buildings, and (2) non-essential retail, hairdressers, and beauty parlours.

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day) (17 Mar 2021)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate, both on Monday night and today, and the Minister for his response. Today, we are confronted with another pandemic, one that ruins lives and for some is the cause of death. That pandemic is violence by men against women. I am very grateful to all those who have spoken in support of my amendment, which attempts to deal with...


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