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Economy: Government Policies — Debate (24 Mar 2011)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, if anybody had suggested to me 18 months ago that I would be standing here, having been ennobled and making my maiden speech, I would never have believed them. Some noble Lords are worried that I do not know my right from my left and that I may not be sitting on the correct Benches. I have to tell your Lordships that all my political ancestors were Tories. I only know this because a...

Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading (13 Sep 2011)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I begin by declaring an interest as CEO of the employment charity Tomorrow's People which aims to help people get and keep a job and to help them to focus on their destiny rather than their history. I hope that in relation to universal credit this Bill will help people to get extra focus on their destiny. In addition, before I joined your Lordships' House, I worked on the reports,...

Public Services (Social Value) Bill: Second Reading (27 Jan 2012)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, we have been debating some very substantive Bills in the House recently. When I have gone to pick them up, they have been pretty meaty and weighty. When I picked this one up, I saw how brief it was. Nevertheless, it is very powerful, and we should not let its size in any way detract from what we are trying to achieve. I congratulate the noble, Lord Newby, on bringing the Bill...

Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (15 May 2012)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I, too, was pleased that the gracious Speech included a commitment that the Government will strive to improve the lives of children and families. My motivation for wanting to contribute to this debate is the work that I see first-hand at Tomorrow's People. I therefore declare an interest in that I am the chief executive of that organisation. I, too, was interested to hear the...

Young Offenders: Employment and Training — Question for Short Debate (17 Oct 2012)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, the subject of this debate is critical to the young people of our country who find themselves being released from custody. I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Healy, on securing this debate. My heart beats in concert with her on this, because it is a very important issue. I must declare that I am CEO of Tomorrow's People. I hope that the work we are doing with young people...

Public Services — Question for Short Debate (12 Dec 2012)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Boateng, and congratulate him on securing this debate. I declare an interest as the chief executive of Tomorrow's People and a trustee of New Philanthropy Capital. The subject matter is important to our country, our communities and our Government. We need professional, effective and robust public services delivered by whoever can best do the job. Noble...

Prisoners: Work Programmes — Question for Short Debate (15 Jan 2013)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Carlile, on securing this debate. I declare an interest in that I am a chief executive of Tomorrow's People and try to work with some of the people that the noble Lord spoke about to make sure that they secure sustained employment. It will come as no surprise to anyone here that I believe wholeheartedly that acquiring skills, undertaking training...

Vocational Training: Young People — Question (27 Feb 2014)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to equip young people with the skills necessary to enter the job market.

Vocational Training: Young People — Question (27 Feb 2014)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and, in so doing, declare an interest as chief executive of Tomorrow’s People.

Vocational Training: Young People — Question (27 Feb 2014)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: I thank the Minister for that response and I endorse the fact that these interventions are making a real difference to the lives of our young people. However, while interventions on their own are all good, in most cases it is the magic of the personal support that young people get which glues these things together and makes the real difference. How will the Government make sure that this...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (28 Oct 2014)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I, like my noble friend Lord Dobbs, have not been involved in the conversations during this Bill, but I speak because of the importance of the issue and our debating it in full. I am very glad to be discussing whether domestic abuse, including psychological abuse, coercive control and a pattern of abuse should be seen in the eyes of the law as a serious crime. The impact of domestic...

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, what an exciting and stimulating debate. If my noble friend Lady Perry were at school today she would get a gold star and 10 out of 10. I am pleased to take part in the debate. I congratulate other speakers on making some exceptionally good points. I want to speak for our young people: my colleagues and I get up every morning to try to make sure they have a better life. I only wish...

Mental Health Services — Question for Short Debate (25 Feb 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I thank the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, for securing this debate; I am especially pleased that he has specifically referred to young people with experience of being in the care system. I declare an interest in that I am the chief executive of Tomorrow’s People and a fellow of the Centre for Social Justice. I want to start by saying more generally that broken relationships lie at...

Young Care Leavers — Question for Short Debate (12 Mar 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend Lady Eaton on securing this debate. I am particularly pleased—she has made my heart sing today—that she highlighted the importance of securing employment in the transition to adulthood for care leavers. As former chief executive of Tomorrow’s People, I know just how crucial work can be for getting a life on track. Employment provides...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (5th Day) (3 Jun 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I was delighted that Her Majesty’s gracious Speech referred to our Government’s commitment to give new opportunities to the most disadvantaged through education and welfare reform. I want to use my time today to talk about our responsibility and commitment to help young people, particularly, but not exclusively, if they are leaving the care system: helping them make a good...

Childcare Bill [HL] — Second Reading (16 Jun 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I am pleased to speak on the Bill. I applaud the Government for bringing it to the House, as it is so important for working families, but also, most importantly, for children. The Bill honours the Government’s manifesto pledge to provide 30 hours of free childcare for working parents of three and four year-olds. We all know the value of work and its importance for the financial...

Health: Children and Young People — Question for Short Debate (7 Jul 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness on securing this important debate about children and young people’s physical and mental health. I hope I am not at risk of repeating some of the things that she said, but I hope she will take it as significant endorsement. I am not an expert on physical or mental health, but I have a lifelong interest in these issues, not least because I am a...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Report (Continued) (20 Jul 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, there is a printing error in Amendment 37. It should refer to “provision”, not “provisions”. I am advised that this does not affect the substance of the amendment. In the Title Amendment 37 not moved.

Education and Employment Opportunities — Motion to Take Note (22 Oct 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I must first declare my interests, in that I am a governor of Bexhill Academy, patron of Rye Studio School and an ambassador for the charity Tomorrow’s People. I speak not arrogantly but having had 30 years in this field, and it has consumed me, so it is in my DNA. I shall give some practical examples of the effect of there not being strong education and employment support for...

Education and Employment Opportunities — Motion to Take Note (22 Oct 2015)

Baroness Stedman-Scott: My Lords, I thank everybody who has taken part in this debate. I almost feel like we are just getting going. I am sure, though, that the Companiondoes not allow me to apply for an extension to the debate. The debate has been very lively—livelier in some parts than others—but it keeps us on our toes. This is a subject beyond political banter and I hope our hearts beat in concert to try to...


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