Results 1–20 of 170 for speaker:Baroness Bakewell

Future of Seaside Towns - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, in speaking to the report by the Select Committee on the future of seaside towns, I wish to focus on two aspects of our inquiry which had most significance for me. I was a somewhat wayward member of that committee, absent unavoidably from several of its sessions and unable to join many of the specific visits, so I pay tribute to the unqualified concentration brought to the committee...

Religious Schools: Admission Policies - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of religious schools’ admission policies on those schools.

Religious Schools: Admission Policies - Question (29 Apr 2019)

Baroness Bakewell: I thank the Minister for that Answer. Fifty-two per cent of British adults identify themselves as having no religion, and 53% of rural primary schools are faith schools. Almost three in 10 families in England live in areas where most or all of the closest primary schools are faith schools. What have the Government to say about children effectively being forced into faith schools against their...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Faith Schools: Admissions (27 Feb 2019)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to ensure that children within the catchment area of a school with 100 per cent religious intake are not disadvantaged in the choice of schools available to them.

Breast Cancer: Women Over 73 - Question (15 Jan 2019)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the reminder for breast cancer checks to women over 73 years old.

Breast Cancer: Women Over 73 - Question (15 Jan 2019)

Baroness Bakewell: I thank the Minister for that Answer. The risk of breast cancer increases with age. A third of all breast cancers and a quarter of all breast deaths occur in women over 70—I have these figures from Breast Cancer Care, of which I am a patron. Older women need to know and report their symptoms. They need to be reminded, because as you get older your memory fades. Why are the reminders stopped...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, in supporting the Motion moved by my noble friend Lady Smith of Basildon, that the withdrawal agreement and political declaration will do grave damage to the global influence of the United Kingdom, I want to take a long perspective—far longer, indeed, than the perspective referred to by the noble Lord, Lord Trimble. I want to go back to Bologna in 1088, where the first and...

Breast Scans - Question (19 Nov 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, it is important that women have scans throughout their lives. They receive a reminder to go for a scan, but those reminders stop at the age of 70. The incidence of breast cancer continues after 70. Will the Minister reinstate reminders for people over that age?

Children: Welfare, Life Chances and Social Mobility - Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady Massey, for bringing this debate to the House; it has already attracted a swathe of impressive expertise. In deference to her status as a published novelist, I will take a different point of view. Tolstoy’s opening sentence of Anna Karenina is this: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. Happy...

Asylum Applications - Question (15 Oct 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, there was considerable publicity around the case of the Pakistani humanist Hamza bin Walayat who failed his asylum application in part, it is thought, because he failed to identify Plato and Aristotle as humanists. What steps will the Home Office take to ensure that asylum assessors are better educated about the beliefs of non-religious people, including humanists?

Part-time and Continuing Education and the Open University - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his response to this debate, which has been extremely vigorous and well informed. First, I have to honour my colleague, my noble friend Lady Bryan, who demonstrated in her maiden speech that her values and her heart are in the right place. I look forward to her expressing those values in future. A lot of people in this room know a lot of things about further...

Part-time and Continuing Education and the Open University - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I am pleased to rise to open this debate. Right now, in Westminster Abbey, a service is being held to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, an institution created under the outstanding post-war Labour Government of Clement Attlee. I am delighted to introduce a debate on another Labour achievement: the Open University, founded in the 1960s by the then Education Minister Jennie...

Part-time and Continuing Education and the Open University - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: I think that it is a contributory factor. I certainly do not deny it being brought in but I am constantly interested in revising the existing situation to make it better. That is why I raised it. Above all, the Government should prioritise mature students and lifelong learning as the key to the country’s economic future and continuing prosperity. The needs are critical but the means are...

Lifelong Learning - Question for Short Debate (16 Apr 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I speak as a latecomer to this debate, but I am delighted to do so, for two particular reasons that are both topical. First, however, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Garden, for raising the debate. She and I have rehearsed many times together the reasons why we believe passionately in lifelong learning, and I endorse everything that she said. I also support the noble Lord, Lord...

Part-time Study - Question (20 Mar 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider further ways of promoting part-time study in the light of the findings set out in the report by the Sutton Trust, The Lost Part-Timers.

Part-time Study - Question (20 Mar 2018)

Baroness Bakewell: I thank the Minister for that Answer, but I would be pleased to hear more than warm words. I would like action on the serious report by the Sutton Trust, which found a fall of 50% in part-time study in the last five years. This is very serious indeed, particularly for the Government’s intended strategy, which is supposed to improve social mobility and encourage part-time study. Will the...


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