Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional measures they are planning to take to prevent bullying on social networking sites.
Lord Storey: The Minister will be aware of the hugely increasing problem of cyberbullying by and of children and young people, particularly in schools. She will also be aware of how easy it is for children under age to set up and operate an account without parental permission. Will she meet the industry, teaching organisations and children's welfare organisations to discuss the problem and how further...
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many regeneration projects have been funded using the Business Premises Renovation Allowance.
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities in 2010-11 and 2011-12 have offered their school children (1) "dental milk", and (2) ordinary milk.
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how decisions of City Regional Cabinets are made publicly available.
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £200 million pothole repair fund was allocated to each highway authority in metropolitan boroughs; and how much of this each highway authority has spent to date.
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government which local enterprise partnerships have not appointed a permanent chair.
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how decisions of local economic partnerships are made publicly available.
Lord Storey: My Lords, in the Arab village of Ibillin in northern Israel, students of all religions gather daily in the classrooms of Mar Elias Educational Institutions. They receive a well rounded education, but importantly, they also work together to promote peace, justice and reconciliation. MEEI was the inspiration of Father Elias Chacour who realised that the future of all God's children in the...
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration has been given to gender and ethnic balance on local enterprise partnerships.
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether research or appraisal has been or is planned to be undertaken on the economic impact of local enterprise partnerships.
Lord Storey: My Lords, the Minister will be aware-as the noble Baroness opposite said-that many local authorities have made disproportionate cuts when making savings, including local authorities that are run by her party. Will the Minister assure us that the Government will do all in their power to ensure that young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, will be able to access the arts?
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre has met its intended objectives, what plans they have for this centre, and what improvements they would envisage to this model if it were to be further replicated.
Lord Storey: I am grateful for my noble friend's reply. He will know that there is little real hard evidence of this pioneering community court's work, particularly its involvement in the community itself. What criteria will be used and will those criteria involve the community court itself?
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided or will provide for the forthcoming relocation of Merseytravel's headquarters.
Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government which tram and light rail projects they have supported financially in the past five years; how much they have spent on each of those projects; how far each of those projects has been developed; and what are the plans for those projects that have yet to be completed.
Lord Storey: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Knight, is right to remind us of the tragedy in Morecambe Bay, where 23 Chinese workers lost their lives. Does the Minister agree that IFCA needs to be robust in checking permits, that wherever possible permits should be issued to local fishermen, because that is their livelihood, and that where there is illegal fishing we should again be robust in arresting...
Lord Storey: My Lords, I have said before in this House that the most important thing for a student is the quality of the teacher-not the qualifications, necessarily, but the quality. There can be the best buildings, the best resources, but unless there is quality teaching, then that child will not be able to make the progress that they deserve. If you have poor teaching and a poor teacher, that child...
Lord Storey: My Lords, this matter is very important and I very much look forward to what the Minister has to say on this. We are rightly concerned about safeguarding. All staff in schools rightly have CRB checks and the CRB register is regularly maintained. It is equally important that when a member of staff commits an act of gross misconduct which goes to the disciplinary processes and is dismissed, we...
Lord Storey: My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, used the right words-"common sense". I cannot understand this. As a parent and as a teacher, I have no objection to same-day detentions. As has been said, if there is to be a sanction or punishment often it is best that it is done straight away. However, the notion that young people, children and students are kept behind at school without their...