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Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media: Children (10 Dec 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of children's media from the UK to promoting British culture and principles in the UK and abroad.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media: Children (10 Dec 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to address the market failure identified by Ofcom in the provision of UK children's media content.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media: Children (10 Dec 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to establishing a commissioning fund, independent of the BBC Licence Fee, for UK children's media.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media: Children (10 Dec 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage commercial broadcasters and content providers to invest in the UK children's audience.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media: Children (10 Dec 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that children's media continue to contribute to the social cohesion and cultural development of society.

Education and Adoption Bill: Report (1 Dec 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I rise to support Amendment 4. As I have said at all stages of this Bill, with the support of the NSPCC, every single child entering care should receive an automatic mental health assessment in addition to the physical assessment they currently receive. Children in care should then immediately receive the subsequent necessary support to help them to deal with the issues of mental...

Education and Adoption Bill — Second Reading (20 Oct 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, first, I welcome the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, to the House, as I am truly grateful to him for having been instrumental in creating a Minister for Children in 2003 after I had campaigned for one for over 20 years. He, like me, believes that we should have joined-up policy across all government departments when it comes to children. I look forward to his contribution to this House,...

Child Health: Play — Question (12 Oct 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a national strategy for play as part of a holistic approach to child health and fitness.

Child Health: Play — Question (12 Oct 2015)

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: Play — Question (12 Oct 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, the latest report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood concludes that play is important to a child’s healthy physical and mental development. It found that, despite government funding for school sports, 20% to 30% of those who do not participate in sport are obese children—the precise group that we need to focus on and target. What are the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Kids Company (21 Sep 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of what has happened to the trafficked young people who were being helped by Kids Company to obtain the necessary legal documents required to attend a United Kingdom university.

Disabled Children: Sexual Exploitation — Question (7 Sep 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect children with learning difficulties and disabilities from sexual exploitation.

Disabled Children: Sexual Exploitation — Question (7 Sep 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and declare an interest as a vice-president of Barnardo’s.

Disabled Children: Sexual Exploitation — Question (7 Sep 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer. This week the report “Unprotected, Overprotected”, by Barnardo’s and other organisations, concludes that children with learning difficulties are particularly vulnerable to sexual exploitation. The Rochdale serious case review showed that five out of six children who were sexually exploited over a long period had learning difficulties and...

Payday Loan Advertisements — Question (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, research by the Children’s Society shows that many children think that payday loans adverts are tempting and exciting, and 61% of parents think that payday loan adverts make children believe that they are a normal, everyday way of managing money. This, in a way, is a subtle form of grooming. Seeing bailiffs removing property when parents cannot repay loans is traumatic for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: War Widows: Pensions (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of reinstating the pensions of war widows who lost their pensions when they remarried or chose to cohabit, and who have not had their pensions restored to them since the changes to pension entitlement in April 2015; and whether they have any plans to restore their pension entitlements.

Schools: Health and Well-being — Question (15 Jun 2015)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement a whole-school approach to nutrition and the health and well-being of children.

Schools: Health and Well-being — Question (15 Jun 2015)

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


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