Results 1–20 of 393 for speaker:Baroness Berridge

Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (10 Dec 2018)

Baroness Berridge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the publication produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, Commentary on the State of Freedom of Religion or Belief; and what steps they are taking to mark International Human Rights Day.

Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (10 Dec 2018)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare my interests as set out in the register.

Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (10 Dec 2018)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend for his Answer. Although the APPG commentary deals with violations of freedom of religion or belief, International Human Rights Day allows us to draw attention to how interconnected many human rights are. Women from religious minorities in countries outlined in the report, such as Saudi Arabia, India and Myanmar, often face double discrimination for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Forced Marriage (6 Dec 2018)

Baroness Berridge: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for enacting legislation to provide financial relief under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 to victims of forced marriages whose religious marriages are not binding under UK law as outlined in section 121(4) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Asylum Applications - Question (15 Oct 2018)

Baroness Berridge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the assessment by the Home Office of asylum applications made on the grounds of religious or belief based persecution.

Asylum Applications - Question (15 Oct 2018)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and draw attention to my interests as outlined in the register.

Asylum Applications - Question (15 Oct 2018)

Baroness Berridge: I thank the Minister for the work done by her and her officials since the publication of a report co-authored by the All-Party Parliamentary Group drawing attention to the problems with assessing these claims and, in particular, to policy and practice being somewhat different. Will the Minister outline what plans the department has to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of that training so...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Demonstrations (19 Sep 2018)

Baroness Berridge: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security situation in Bangladesh following recent security forces' responses to the road safety protests in Dhaka.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Demonstrations (19 Sep 2018)

Baroness Berridge: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Bangladeshi authorities about the arrest of Shahidul Alam following comments he made about the road safety protests in Dhaka.

Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Berridge: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to appoint an Ambassador on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Berridge: I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I draw attention to my interest as declared in the register.

Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Berridge: I am sure your Lordships will wish to join me in congratulating my noble friend on his recent appointment, but might also share my concern that this adds to an existing seven areas of ministerial responsibility plus his being the Prime Minister’s special representative for preventing sexual violence in conflict. On 18 April, in your Lordships’ House, my noble friend Lady Stedman-Scott...

Children: Forced Marriage - Question (10 Jul 2018)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, while the Forced Marriage Unit is a joint initiative of the Foreign Office and the Home Office, there is also much government focus and spending through the Department for International Development. Can my noble friend outline whether those Ministers and officials are also inputting into this unit? There seems to be a correlation, or at least an overlap, between the countries where...

Nigeria - Question for Short Debate (28 Jun 2018)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for securing this, unfortunately timely, debate and declare an interest as project director of the Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief. While the focus in Nigeria was, for many years, on violence in the Niger Delta area over oil revenues or on the Boko Haram attacks in the north-east, the escalation of attacks between...

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Baroness Berridge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce an annual celebration of the anniversary of the arrival of the MV Windrush on 22 June 1948.

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Baroness Berridge: My Lords, I am delighted that Her Majesty’s Government have announced 22 June as Windrush Day every year and significant funding to match that. I am grateful to my noble friend the Minister for mentioning the contribution of nurses because, less than a fortnight after the arrival of the MV Windrush, the National Health Service was founded. I would be grateful if the Minister could outline...


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