Results 1–20 of 222 for speaker:Baroness Bakewell

Farmers: Flooding Compensation - Question (16 Apr 2024)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, to follow on from the question asked by the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, the announcement by the Prime Minister in February of £75 million funding for internal drainage boards is to be welcomed. There are 112 independent IDBs in England. The consultation on the alternative valuation calculation statutory instrument is due to end this Friday. Is the allocation of the £75 million...

Arts - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Feb 2024)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I thank my fellow Peer and noble friend Lord Bragg for introducing this debate. He is not in the Chamber at the moment; I think he is out in the Lobby being interviewed for television. He cannot spread the message too far and too fast. I support his proposition that the economy of this country and the well-being of its people benefit both in money and in spiritual well-being from...

Residential Accommodation: Empty Homes - Question (23 Oct 2023)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to convert empty homes into residential accommodation

Residential Accommodation: Empty Homes - Question (23 Oct 2023)

Baroness Bakewell: I thank the Minister for that, and I recognise and appreciate the changes being made by the Government. However, there is more to be done. The number of long-term empty properties in England has increased by 24% since 2016, and in 2022 it reached a quarter of a million such houses. Scotland and Wales have a national empty homes strategy. Can the Government launch an England strategy similar...

Education (Non-religious Philosophical Convictions) Bill [HL] - Second Reading ( 3 Feb 2023)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Burt, for introducing the Bill, which I support wholeheartedly, in the belief that it is important for our society, our democracy and the moral underpinning of all that we think and do. As one of the co-chairs of the Humanist All-Party Group, I am aware of how strong the feeling is, across both Houses of Parliament, that this is a time for change....

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 16 (12 Dec 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 16 in my name and I have added my name to Amendments 76, 77 and 78 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett of Manor Castle. There is considerable concern about just how the measures in this Bill will be implemented. It is a considerable move away from the measures that operated under the EU. I and others understand why this is necessary. However, in...

Humanist Marriages - Question (29 Nov 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask His Majesty’s Government when they intend to give legal recognition to humanist marriages.

Public Service Broadcasting: BBC Centenary - Motion to Take Note ( 3 Nov 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, 1922 was a very special year. It was the year The Waste Land was published and saw the birth of Philip Larkin and the creation of the BBC—cultural events that echo still to this day. My contribution is going to be about the BBC and my personal experience of it. I first worked for the BBC in the 1950s when I made the sound effects for the horses’ hooves in radio drama. I have...

Roma Community: Levelling Up - Question (27 Jun 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their levelling up plans take into account the needs of the Roma community.

Roma Community: Levelling Up - Question (27 Jun 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: I am aware of the Government’s plans to deal with the Roma community, but two weeks ago the submissions from local government closed. What guarantee is there that the funding going via local authorities will be ring-fenced for the Roma community and that it will not bring them into conflict with the new extended police power to move people on?

Schools Bill [HL] - Second Reading (23 May 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, I wish to address two aspects of this Bill, both of which concern the role of religion in the education of children. I draw the attention of the House to the fact that I am the co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group—although the comments I will make are my own. Since 2014, Humanists UK has been campaigning to close down unregistered, illegal schools. In December of...

Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre - Question (25 Apr 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still intend to sell the Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre; and if so, what progress they have made.

Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre - Question (25 Apr 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, within days of my tabling the Question, I discovered that this jewel in the crown of our vaccine policy had been sold off to a major American pharmaceutical company for a great deal of money. The process was not made public. Can the Government assure me that taxpayers will get a benefit from the £200 million that they invested in this enterprise? What safeguards exist against the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Humanism ( 7 Mar 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to grant full legal status to humanist marriages.

Health and Care Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 18 (13 Jan 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: My Lords, before I address my Amendment 28, giving my support to my noble friend Lady Thornton, I wish to endorse the other amendments that are calling for representatives of particular groups—we just heard mention of two. I particularly endorse all those, especially as I am taking rather an oblique approach to this debate, which is not reflected in the other amendments. Last year, there...

Post Office: Horizon Compensation - Question (10 Jan 2022)

Baroness Bakewell: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, if any, to expedite the payment of compensation due to postmasters and mistresses as a result of the Post Office Horizon IT scandal.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.