Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the United Nations High Commission for Refugees review into Burma’s 1982 citizenship law and its conformity with international standards will be complete; and, if so, whether it will be made public.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that their initiative on sexual violence in conflict includes rape and sexual violence by the Burmese army in Burma.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether President Thein Sein of Burma has fulfilled his commitment made in November 2012 to allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish an office in Burma.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to the Government of Burma in relation to reviewing and drafting laws in Burma.
Baroness Nye: My Lords, does the Minister agree that when one in two boys and one in three girls in the UK think that there are some circumstances when it is okay to hit a woman, or to force a woman to have sex, it is essential that sex and relationship education is made statutory in our schools? That must include free schools and academies.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom team of experts devoted to combating and preventing sexual violence in armed conflicts has been mobilised in Burma in response to the reported rapes of ethnic Kachin and Shan women by soldiers of the Burmese army.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma regarding dialogue with the Kachin Independence Organisation.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Burma about allowing international humanitarian access to internally displaced Kachin people.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what aid they are providing to assist local community groups in Kachin in helping internally displaced people.
Baroness Nye: My Lords, have the Government pressed the Burmese Government to allow the High Commission for Human Rights to set up an office in Burma? It would not only provide technical assistance to the Government and civil society groups during this transitional period but also be able to monitor not only the awful situation of the Rohingya but the dreadful rapes of ethnic Kachin and Shan women by the...
Baroness Nye: My Lords, I, too, am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Lexden, for initiating this important debate. As he and other noble Lords have so clearly stated, criminalisation of homosexuality violates international law. It denies rights to privacy, equality and dignity and has a negative impact on HIV/AIDS prevention, as the noble Lords, Lord Fowler and Lord Rea, so powerfully argued. The figures...
Baroness Nye: My Lords, I, too, thank my noble friend Lady Healy for initiating this important debate. As the noble Lord, Lord Bates, said, there is consensus on all Benches; we all want a reduction in crime, a reduction in reoffending, and we want it to go hand in hand with a just system of punishment. This, as all Governments have found, is a very tall order. When Ken Clarke launched his "rehabilitation...
Baroness Nye: My Lords, I, too, welcome the increase in the number of women on boards, but does the Minister agree that the voluntary code needs to be reviewed, as the evidence suggests that while the 30% target for female applicants on the long list is being met, these women do not make it on to the shortlist? Surely the code should be extended to include targets for the shortlist as well.
Baroness Nye: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Verma, for introducing the debate and for her acknowledgement of the work of the previous Labour Government. I also thank my noble friend Lady Thornton for reminding us of the parlous state of women's representation in Parliament. Every member of the Labour Party to whom I have ever spoken has always said that there should be more women MPs,...
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what foreign visits were made by Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers from 11 May 2010 to 31 September 2010, and from 1 July 2011 to 31 January 2012.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to address the concerns in the National Audit Office report on Delivering the Free Entitlement to Education for Three- and Four Year-olds about the wide variations in take-up between local authorities. To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that families of three- and four-year-olds from the most...
Baroness Nye: My Lords, I would like to speak to Amendment 75ZB and move back on to the amendments, which I think some on that side of the House were slightly straying from. I was born in Brixton-hence my title Baroness Nye, of Lambeth-but I strayed north of the river at one point, where I had a very nice time as I got married and had three rather lovely children. So there are advantages to both sides....
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what workforce modelling projections have been undertaken to ensure robust midwifery workforce planning is in place.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an analysis has been undertaken to assess the impact of the trend towards part-time working among midwives.
Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty's Government what work is being undertaken to develop more flexible career frameworks for midwives.