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Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Third Reading (23 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I rise briefly to support my noble friend’s amendment and congratulate her on all the hard work she has done to ensure that the Minister listens to what she has said. I have visited many schools recently, and I am really surprised at the number of children, especially those in care, who are suffering from depression and anxiety. If we can do anything to make sure that no child...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of live events that it would not be possible to stage in their current form should no audio Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) equipment be available for use in the 960–1164MHz band by Q2 2020 when the 700MHz band is cleared of PMSE users.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential financial cost to the UK creative industries and wider economy should no audio Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) equipment be available for use in the 960–1160MHz band by Q2 2020 when the 700MHz band is cleared of PMSE users.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about contingency plans for the audio Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) sector should no audio PMSE equipment be available for use in the 960–1164MHz band by Q2 2020 when the 700MHz band is cleared of PMSE users.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ofcom about the decision against allocating the 1525–1559MHz band for audio Programme Making and Special Events use.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which European administrations or regulators have expressed an intention to allocate the 960–1164MHz band of spectrum for use by audio Programme Making and Special Events.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Radio Frequencies (17 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to other European administrations about allocating the 960–1164MHz band of spectrum for use by audio Programme Making and Special Events.

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (2 Nov 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I too rise to support my noble friend Lady Walmsley. We were both on the Barnardo’s inquiry led by Sarah Champion. When we spoke to abused children, both boys and girls, they all said that they wanted to be treated with respect by the police. I second my noble friend on all the issues that she has brought up and I support her in every way. I hope that the Government will have...

Children: Oral Health - Question (31 Oct 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote oral health for children.

Children: Oral Health - Question (31 Oct 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for that Answer but oral health is not mentioned in the Government’s childhood obesity plan, even though there is an epidemic of child tooth decay along with hospital admissions for extractions. The state of the nation’s children’s teeth is shocking and a huge cost to the NHS. Common sense says that we need targeted action now. Can the Minister tell the...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I support this group of amendments because we all know that while each year, here in England, thousands of children enter the care system, too many who enter it cannot rely on the loving support offered by family and support networks. Many have already experienced terrible traumas in their young lives and we know that without the right support, these traumas can have long-lasting...

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I rise to speak in this important debate on the issues of diversity and children’s contestable funding, and I declare an interest as per the register. I shall first concentrate on the children’s contestable fund proposal. I am most encouraged by conversations with DCMS advisers on this issue, as they have carried out in-depth discussions with organisations, such as PACT, and...

Enslaved Africans: National Memorial - Question (28 Jun 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, as other noble Lords have said, we recognise the importance of places such as the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. However, does the Minister understand that it would be an affront to many if such a significant part of our history were not to be acknowledged in our capital city with a memorial to the millions of enslaved African people, including my ancestors, who helped...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 Jun 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, as I came into the Chamber today I was approached by campaigners who wanted to highlight the concerns of mothers, kinship carers and academics about the devastation caused to children and their families by unwarranted forced separations—children forcibly taken into care or adopted unnecessarily. I hope that the Government will listen—the Minister is known to do so—and give...

Dental Health: Children - Question (7 Jun 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for keeping children’s teeth healthy.

Dental Health: Children - Question (7 Jun 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, this is all excellent news, because shocking reports by the LGA, dentists and surgeons warn that the growing lack of children’s oral health practice, especially in deprived areas and communities, is costing the NHS millions. Huge numbers of hospital admissions for tooth decay and painful extractions are affecting children’s education, well-being and mental health. But this...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I rise to speak in the debate on the humble Address. I am delighted to see that children’s welfare and well-being is being addressed in some of the proposed Bills, especially the issues of online protection for children, adoption, education and care leavers. The gracious Speech contains some welcome proposals for improving life chances for the most disadvantaged. The Children and...

BBC - Statement (12 May 2016)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, it was absolutely wonderful to discover that a BBC children’s budget will be maintained so that it can continue to deliver excellence. As it is intended to have funds for more children’s productions to address competition, where will the funds come from? Who will administer the funds and the cost of doing so and, most importantly, how many funds will there be to produce...


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