Results 41–60 of 1095 for speaker:Baroness Lister of Burtersett

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Euthanasia: Vulnerable Adults (24 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the current law permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment has ever been proven inadequate in the courts to protect vulnerable people from being pressured to end their life prematurely.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Euthanasia (24 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent research from the UK's Assisted Dying Coalition, published on 8 February, which found that more than one person a week now travels from the UK to Switzerland to end their life; and in light of that research, whether they plan to review the UK's assisted dying law.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Preventive Mechanism (24 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement the recommendation of the UN Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment that the National Preventive Mechanism be placed on a legislative basis.

Schools: Free School Meals - Question (22 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, a recent academic study of children and food in low-income families published by the Child Poverty Action Group, of which I am president, found that most of the children attended schools with exclusionary school meal practices, which rationed the food that children receiving free school meals were allowed, leaving them hungry and stigmatised. As one child reported, “If you’re...

Homelessness - Question (21 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, I note the Minister’s acknowledgment of the link between homelessness and benefits. Evidence of the ways in which the Government’s social security policy undermines their homelessness strategy is growing. Most recently, a group of organisations including the Local Government Association, Crisis and the Chartered Institute of Housing called on the Government to restore the local...

Child Poverty - Question (21 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, evidence from teachers, civil society organisations—including, just yesterday, Human Rights Watch—and children themselves on the impact of poverty, aggravated by social security cuts, on children’s learning, health and well-being is shameful and heartbreaking. This impact is not captured by the official poverty statistics, so what steps will the Government take to measure the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (16 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 April (HL Deb, col 165), what is their definition of "indefinite" as applied to the term "indefinite detention".

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Rights (15 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 30 April (HL Deb, col 857), why they have not introduced a statutory obligation to conduct a child rights impact assessment for all law and policy decisions relating to children, as recommended by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2016.

Domestic Abuse - Statement (14 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, I welcome this Statement, which is good news, and the Prime Minister’s pledge—already cited by my noble friend—that: “Whoever you are, wherever you live and whatever the abuse you face, you will have access to the services you need to be safe”. Can the Minister give an assurance that this means that no domestic abuse survivor will be denied help because of the rule about...

Domestic Abuse - Statement (14 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, perhaps I may have another go. The noble Baroness, Lady Burt, asked about ring-fencing and I do not think the Minister answered. Yesterday the Secretary of State said: “I remain open-minded about how we look at this as the consultation develops”.—[Official Report, Commons, 13/5/19; col. 41.] From my quick read of the consultation document, I cannot see any question about...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (10 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Information Commissioner's Office's criticisms of Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) policy on Universal Credit representative recognition, what plans they have to revise guidance to DWP staff and others so as to enable effective communications between Universal Credit claimants' advisers and that Department.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children (10 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 24 April (HL Deb, col 596), what information about the impact of the two-child limit will be contained in the statistics they intend to publish on that policy; and, on the basis of their statistics that are currently available, what proportion of those affected by the two-child limit are in workless households.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Overseas Territories: British Nationality (10 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in the consultation process with the governments of British Overseas Territories concerning the provision of a retrospective registration route for British and British Overseas Territories citizenship for the children born abroad, out of wedlock, to fathers from British Overseas Territories before 1 July 2006.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Fees and Charges (10 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office’s Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems relating to charging and fees June 2018–January 2019, published on 4 April, which specific areas they plan to consult on; whether they...

Severe Disability Premium: Transfer to Universal Credit - Statement (7 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, the Minister said that transitional protection will be available for people moved on to universal credit from other benefits, provided their circumstances stay the same. However, surely natural migration occurs only where circumstances change—sometimes very trivially. As a result, many people are a lot worse off, because they have been transferred on to universal credit, despite...

Severe Disability Premium: Transfer to Universal Credit - Statement (7 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: Perhaps I might come back, because the Statement talks about people being moved on to universal credit generally. The terrible position of those on SDP is the worst tip of an iceberg, but there are a lot of people underneath it who are losing out because they are being naturally migrated to universal credit—often because of the most trivial changes in circumstances, such as moving house.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (3 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the evaluation of the lower benefit cap they stated would be published in Spring 2019 in the letter from the Minister of Family Support to the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee dated 18 December 2018.

Homelessness: Local Authority Spending - Question (2 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, what progress have the Government made in their assessment of the impact of social security cuts and restrictions on levels of homelessness and rough sleeping?

Scottish Government: Discussions - Question (2 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, the Scottish Government have taken a lead in agreeing that universal credit should be paid separately to each member of a couple—not least to protect women surviving domestic abuse. However, they are wholly dependent on the Department for Work and Pensions and changes to the IT system to enable them to implement the policies. What active steps are the department taking to help the...

Food Banks - Question (1 May 2019)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: My Lords, according to the Trussell Trust, the main reason for people needing emergency food help is that benefits are consistently not covering the cost of living. A key reason for this is the four-year freeze. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury says, “Don’t worry, the Government are moving on from the freeze as it ends next year”. However, hungry claimants, in or out of work, cannot...


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