Results 121–140 of 154 for speaker:Baroness Grender

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, we are also supporting Amendment 20, and I would like to speak in support of Amendment 22 and electrical checks on behalf of my noble friend Lord Tope. At Second Reading, the Minister said, in response to this very point: “Local authorities already have strong and effective powers to deal with poor-quality unsafe accommodation, and we expect them to use them”.—[ Official...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Grender: I thank all noble Lords for their contributions to this discussion and the noble Earl, Lord Lytton, for his support for continuing to examine this area. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Palmer of Childs Hill, who raised property transfer and the noble Lords, Lord Campbell-Savours and Lord Greaves, for commenting on where the resource goes, about which we have already had much discussion. The...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, these Benches welcome moves in this Bill to deal with rogue landlords, but this amendment deals with what I believe to be a possible unintended consequence which I think the Government and the Committee should consider. When a landlord is banned what happens to any existing tenants of that landlord? This Bill lacks clarity in this situation. In Clause 16(4)(a) the implication is...

Channel 4: Privatisation — Question (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I am sure the Minister is familiar with the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Will she please explain to the House what is broken about Channel 4 that needs fixing?

Housing and Planning Bill: Second Reading (26 Jan 2016)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I should first like to congratulate my noble friend Lady Thornhill on her maiden speech. It has been an absolute pleasure knocking on doors with her over the past two years. To knock on a door in a mixed tenure community and to understand the passion and drive she has for some of the places that she has ensured were built has been a joy. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Thurlow,...

Rough Sleeping — Question (11 Jan 2016)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of people who are sleeping rough.

Rough Sleeping — Question (11 Jan 2016)

Baroness Grender: Can the Minister explain how a Prime Minister who believes that affordable property in London is £450,000, and a Housing and Planning Bill which sells off social housing but with no legal guarantee of replacement, can be interpreted as anything other than the abandonment of a homelessness strategy and a return to the 1980s when kids out of care and troops returning home had no choice but to...

Rough Sleeping — Question (11 Jan 2016)

Baroness Grender: I will repeat the second part. With the Housing and Planning Bill, which sells off social housing but has currently no legal guarantee of replacement, how is it possible to interpret it as anything other than an abandonment of homelessness strategy by this Government and a return to the 1980s when kids coming out of care and troops returning home had no choice but to sleep rough?

Channel 4 — Question (10 Dec 2015)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks made by the Prime Minister on 4 November (HC Deb, col 965), what information they are using to estimate the financial gains from privatising Channel 4.

Channel 4 — Question (10 Dec 2015)

Baroness Grender: Is the Minister aware that while the Prime Minister says that private investment will safeguard Channel 4, leaders in the advertising industry and Campaign magazine say the exact opposite? How is it possible that a great Thatcherite success that supports more than 350 independent production companies annually is now under threat of what looks like the equivalent of a one-off car-boot sale?

BBC: Charter 2017 — Question (17 Sep 2015)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards renewal of the BBC’s Charter in 2017.

BBC: Charter 2017 — Question (17 Sep 2015)

Baroness Grender: When Chancellor George Osborne defines the BBC as “imperial in its ambitions”, with an intention to crowd out national newspapers, and the Green Paper suggests that BBC online might impede the profitable business model, can the Minister explain how it is possible with such constraint in the marketplace for the local, national and global—one might even say “imperial”—dominance of...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Royal Charters (16 Sep 2015)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the members of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will be required to declare any relevant interests; and if so, what is the process for doing so.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Royal Charters (16 Sep 2015)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any declarations of interest by the members of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will be published.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Royal Charters (16 Sep 2015)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will have the power to commission research; and, if so, from whom.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC: Royal Charters (14 Sep 2015)

Baroness Grender: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how often the members of the BBC Charter renewal advisory panel will meet (1) each other and (2) the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

BBC Charter Review — Statement (16 Jul 2015)

Baroness Grender: My Lords, I thank the Minister for repeating the Statement. No one could be more splenetic about the BBC’s coverage during the election than our party. Its appalling coverage of the Liberal Democrats’ absence from one of the leader debates, due entirely to the BBC’s own negotiating failures, will live with me for some time to come. However, this party and these Benches will not succumb...


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

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.