Results 501–507 of 507 for speaker:Baroness Benjamin

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: Passenger Duty (13 Dec 2010)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the changes in Air Passenger Duty on passengers wishing to travel to the Caribbean over Christmas.

Sport: Health and Well-being of Children and Young People — Debate (9 Dec 2010)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I am honoured to be taking part in this important debate, as it concentrates on two issues close to my heart: children and sport. Both, if nurtured, will bring joy and happiness to the world. Many people in our society realise that world-class athletes would never have discovered their talents if they had not been introduced to sport at an early age, especially by sports...

Youth Sport Trust — Question (8 Dec 2010)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, many of our Olympians and top sports stars were discovered and cultivated by sport specialists at schools and went on to make our country very proud-the noble Baroness is an example. Can my noble friend the Minister assure us that measures will be put in place to compel head teachers to spend money on sports and sport specialists, and not to divert funds into other areas at the...

Children: Care — Question (24 Nov 2010)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I was recently contacted by a distressed grandmother because her grandchild was being taken into care by the local authority and it had not included her in its decision-making process. Can the Minister assure the House that, whenever there is a question of a child being taken into care, there is always a family group conference including wider family members who are willing to...

Education: Languages — Question for Short Debate (28 Oct 2010)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I was going to speak in French today but was told that that may be a faux pas. So I said to myself, "C'est la vie". However, I am very glad to be speaking in this debate and thank the noble Baroness, Lady Coussins, for initiating it because the subject affects children's long-term ability to communicate effectively when they go out into the big wide world. I am interested in their...

Human Trafficking — Debate (14 Oct 2010)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, for securing this timely and important debate. I feel that the noble Baroness and I are kindred spirits, as we both work to promote the well-being of children. I agree with everything that she said in her introduction, as I do with everything that has been said so far in the debate. I suppose that I should declare an interest in this debate,...

Charitable Sector — Motion to Take Note (5 Oct 2010)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, it is an honour and a privilege to address this House for the first time, in a debate that is very close to my heart-I thank the noble Lord, Lord Taylor, for initiating it. I also thank all noble Lords. It is an honour to sit with you in this House. My family motto is, "Who would have thought?", because you never know where life's twists and turns will take you. Mine have taken me...


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