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Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords I too congratulate my noble friend on securing this timely debate. I declare an interest as per the register. I want to concentrate on the potential impact of Brexit on our talented children’s and animation production sector, and why this sector should be at the heart of the Government’s negotiations and post-Brexit planning. As we have heard, the creative industries overall are...

Schools: Volunteer Reading Helpers - Question (11 Jan 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to recruit, train and support volunteer reading helpers to go into primary schools and work with children who are struggling with their literacy.

Schools: Volunteer Reading Helpers - Question (11 Jan 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, staff best qualified to deliver intervention to pupils with special needs are having their time dominated by children with behavioural problems, but the charity Beanstalk has an answer. It recruits, CRB checks and trains volunteer reading helpers to work with schoolchildren struggling with their literacy—importantly, working with the same children for a minimum of a year. This...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Health: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 31 October (HL Deb, col 426) concerning the identification by NHS England of 10 areas of deprivation for special treatment on childhood oral health, what that special treatment will consist of.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Health: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 31 October (HL Deb, col 426) concerning the identification by NHS England of 10 areas of deprivation for special treatment on childhood oral health, when they will announce the areas in which the pilot programme will take place; and on what basis those areas have been selected.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Health: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 31 October (HL Deb, col 426), whether they will consider rolling out the treatment programmes across England if the pilots are successful.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Health: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 31 October (HL Deb, col 427), what work Public Health England has undertaken to look into the possibility of adopting an English version of Scotland's Childsmile scheme; and when a decision on this can be expected.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost of a tooth extraction procedure for a child in an NHS hospital.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost of a tooth extraction procedure for a five- to nine-year old in an NHS hospital.

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I rise to speak in this wide-ranging debate and would like to concentrate on issues concerning children. I declare an interest as per the register. First, I address a matter regarding BBC children’s television and its prominence on the EPG—that is, the electronic programme guide. I am concerned that it is becoming more and more difficult to find BBC children’s programmes on...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (12 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 17 November (HL3043), whether a contingency plan for the Programme Making and Special Events sector exists; if not, when they will start to draft a contingency plan; and which stakeholders will be consulted as the contingency plan is compiled.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (12 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 17 November (HL3046), what has been the reaction of the French, German and Dutch regulators to the representations made by Ofcom; and what further discussions they will be having with other European countries to ensure that future spectrum allocations do not have unintended consequences for the...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading (6 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Sugg, on her maiden speech. I strongly believe that good teaching is at the heart of what universities do. It is what students in the 21st century demand, and they are right to do so. They should all be getting and should be expected to get a gold-standard education, not silver or bronze. At the University of Exeter, where I was chancellor for...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 - Question (5 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, during the discussions, will the Government put on the agenda the issue of frozen overseas pensions which is really affecting Commonwealth countries, especially the poorer ones, and the overseas territories?

Child Health: Physical Education - Question (5 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their long-term plan for physical education as part of a holistic strategy for child health and well being.

Child Health: Physical Education - Question (5 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and declare an interest as the co-chair of the All-Party Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood.

Child Health: Physical Education - Question (5 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, Britain has some of the most unfit children in the world. The latest report from the All-Party Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood shows the urgent need to revise the teaching of PE, which has not changed since the 1940s, if PE is to play a part in children’s well-being. There is no overall strategy for teachers to deliver PE, a subject often sidelined in the curriculum. Will the...

Online Safety - Question for Short Debate (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, for being so resilient in bringing matters of online safety for children to your Lordships’ House. I am also pleased that the noble Baroness mentioned the Government’s statement on Monday, which suggested that content filtering by internet service providers may not encounter any difficulties as the result of the EU net neutrality...


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