Results 1–20 of 38 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill

Offender Management and Treatment - Motion to Take Note (3 Oct 2019)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I too welcome this timely debate and congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, on his tireless campaigning to improve the plight of prisoners and the conditions they are kept in. This week saw the Government announce their intention to automatically increase the length of some prison sentences, although judges already have the power to do so where they consider the risk to the...

Specialist Domestic Abuse Services - Question (4 Mar 2019)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide sustainable funding for specialist domestic abuse services.

Specialist Domestic Abuse Services - Question (4 Mar 2019)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: Although I welcome the draft domestic abuse Bill, I share the concern of charities, local authorities and the Home Affairs Select Committee that without secure, long-term and sustainable funding of refuges and specialist services, the desired outcomes cannot be adequately met. Many victims of domestic violence also have complex needs relating, for example, to drug and alcohol abuse and mental...

Social Housing - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2019)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Whitty on securing this debate, and my noble friend on her moving maiden speech. I wish to raise one group in society that is often overlooked in debates on housing and homelessness—the elderly. By 2040, as many as one-third of all 60 year-olds could be renting privately, facing unaffordable rent increases or eviction at any point. They could be...

Violent Crime - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2018)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Harris of Haringey on securing this important debate on the recent increase in violent crime. London has seen a tragic number of young men killed in knife crime in the last year, and the death toll keeps rising. The cross-party Youth Violence Commission, chaired by my colleague in another place Vicky Foxcroft, published its interim report this...

Prisons: Rehabilitation - Question for Short Debate (6 Sep 2018)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bird, on securing this important debate as concern is rising about the state of our overcrowded prisons, especially the growing violence fuelled by drug use. The independent review of sport in youth and adult prisons by Professor Rosie Meek of Royal Holloway College examines the current provision of sport in justice, with a particular focus...

International Women’s Day: Progress on Global Gender Equality - Motion to Take Note (8 Mar 2018)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I welcome this debate marking International Women’s Day, and thank the Minister for initiating it. I celebrate, as other noble Lords do, the centenary of women’s suffrage this year. Celebration, however, must not mask the plight of too many women internationally and here in the UK. To this end, I wish to raise the situation of detained women in Yarl’s Wood, some of whom are...

Vulnerable Children - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2017)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Dean on securing this important debate, and the Children’s Commissioner on producing this invaluable report. I want to highlight the impact of parental imprisonment on children. Prisoners’ families are more vulnerable to financial instability, poverty, debt and potential homelessness following the imprisonment of a family member. Living in...

Farmer Review - Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2017)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I very much welcome this debate and congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, on his impressive report. I warmly welcome his recommendations, which I trust the Government will implement urgently. Only by improving the mental health and well-being of people while in prison can reoffending be reduced. I would like to highlight many of the recommendations but time does not permit, so I...

Prisons: Overcrowding - Motion to Take Note (7 Sep 2017)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I welcome this debate and thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, for securing it at such a critical time, as this summer of unrest has shown. We are facing a crisis that shows no sign of ending. Without a reduction in the numbers going to prison, there can be no solution to overcrowding. Together, England and Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in...

Grenfell Tower and Fire Safety: Update - Statement (20 Jul 2017)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, can the Minister give any clarity about what will happen to residents who accept permanent accommodation? I have been told by some community volunteers that residents are concerned that, although they may get help in the first year after moving in, they may not be able to afford the rents after that because they will go up and it will be beyond their ability to pay. This is causing...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I rise to speak in this debate to welcome the 10th anniversary of the report of my noble friend Lady Corston into women in the criminal justice system. Although International Women’s Day should be a cause of celebration, there are still too many women incarcerated around the world, including in the UK. Therefore, the Corston report remains relevant. The women’s prison...

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

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I am very pleased to speak in today’s debate, and I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, on securing it. The question before us is testimony to the noble Baroness’s astuteness in recalling that last year the Minister said there was a December 2016 deadline for introducing the legislation to make our filtering arrangements compliant with the EU net neutrality regulations....

Housing - Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2016)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend Lord Griffiths of Burry Port on securing this important and timely debate. The housing shortage is harming many in our society, but there is one group I wish to highlight today. Women prisoners face many problems on release, one of which is homelessness. Without safe and affordable housing, they are at high risk of both exploitation and...

BBC Charter Review (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 Apr 2016)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I am delighted to take part in this debate on the Select Committee report on the future of the BBC, aptly named Reith not Revolution, on which I served, and thank the noble Lord, Lord Best, for his excellent and diligent chairmanship. As many noble Lords have already made clear, it is essential that the BBC remains the keystone of British broadcasting, and continues to play a...

BBC Charter — Question for Short Debate (10 Mar 2016)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, it is essential that the BBC remains the keystone of British broadcasting, continues to play a central role in the wider creative industries and retains its reputation for quality and independence throughout the world. The BBC should make a particular commitment to reflect the nations, regions and diverse communities of the UK. I hope the BBC will continue to meet the challenges of...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I, too, offer congratulations to the right reverend Prelate and the noble Baroness, Lady Mone, on their excellent and inspiring speeches. I welcome this debate on women’s representation and empowerment as it allows me to raise the plight of women who are homeless and sleeping rough, and therefore far from being empowered. Homelessness for both men and women is a growing national...

Prison Reform — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2016)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, on securing this debate on prison reform at this critical time as pressure increases on staff in our overcrowded prisons. I wish to raise the issue of women in prison. There is a growing consensus that most of the solutions to women’s offending lie outside prison walls, in treatment for addictions and mental health problems,...

Online Safety Bill [HL] — Committee (11 Dec 2015)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I support the amendment from the noble Lord, Lord Morrow. Ofcom should have to report on the compliance of all ISPs, not just the big four, and all ISPs should be subject to the same filtering obligations where they service households with children, as the noble Lord has said. The Government need to ensure that all providers that service households with children have adequate...

Online Safety Bill [HL] — Committee (11 Dec 2015)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill: My Lords, I will be brief. I speak in support of Amendments 1 and 2, to which I have put my name. I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, on getting to Committee with her important and timely Bill. She was very wise to include a future-proofing provision in the Bill, and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, has been very wise to advise her to keep it in. These two amendments address...


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