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Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Second Reading (13 Oct 2021)

Baroness Janke: I have a question. First, the Minister mentioned Sir Steve Webb, a former Minister. He too has pointed out that, since the Commons discussed this issue, the circumstances have changed and the indicators are that price rises will be much higher—something that the Minister did not address when she replied on that part of the Bill. Secondly, could the Minister write to me and tell me why...

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Second Reading (13 Oct 2021)

Baroness Janke: My Lords, it is always a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Stroud, with all her knowledge and experience in this field. I very much support her arguments and hope that we can, through the Bill, create an opportunity for the Government to think again. I also pay tribute to all other noble Lords who have argued for the reinstatement of the £20 uplift: the noble Lords, Lord...

Cost of Living - Private Notice Question (12 Oct 2021)

Baroness Janke: My Lords, circumstances have changed significantly in the past few months, as others have said. The Bank of England is predicting inflation of 4% for the fourth quarter of this year and above 4% for the first and second quarters of next year. Pressures such as those, the national insurance increase, the public sector pay freeze and rising food prices from energy costs all squeeze the poorest,...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: West Bank: Palestinians (27 Sep 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to protect Palestinians in the West Bank from attack by Israeli settlers and forces.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jerusalem: Palestinians (27 Sep 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian kindergarten in Beit Safafa on 17 August under pretext of illegal building; and what steps they plan to take, if any, to prevent the future demolition of Palestinian homes and other buildings in Jerusalem.

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] - Second Reading (7 Sep 2021)

Baroness Janke: My Lords, I too thank the Minister for his clear and succinct introduction. As he said, this legislation is necessary to remedy the effects of the McCloud judgment relating to the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. I rise to highlight some of our concerns in a number of areas. The first is discrimination. In introducing the remedy, the Government must be certain that new measures will not...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Gaza (30 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about that government’s ban on bringing construction raw materials into the Gaza Strip; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this ban on efforts to repair damage to Gaza’s water and sewage infrastructure caused by the conflict in May.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Arms Trade (30 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Middle East and North Africa on 15 June (UIN900776), what assessment they have made of whether British arms exported to Israel have been used in assaults on Palestinian (1) people, and (2) property, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and what assessment they have made of the implications of any such use...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (30 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports this month that the Israeli military blocked the UN from delivering aid to Palestinians whose homes had been demolished in the Jordan Valley.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (30 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the UN Resident Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory on 9 July that attempts by Israeli authorities to force the Palestinian community of Humsa Al Bqai’a to relocate to an alternative location raise "a serious risk of forcible transfer".

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (28 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United Nations Children and Armed Conflict, published on 6 May; and, in particular their finding of “grave violations against 340 Palestinian and 3 Israeli children” in the West Bank.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mohammed Hassan (27 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding the circumstances of the death of Mohammed Hassan in the village of Qusra in the West Bank in July; and in particular, the reports that (1) the Israeli army denied medical professionals access to Mr Hassan, and (2) Israeli authorities refused to release his body to his family.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (27 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Israel Defence Forces have used Ruger semi-automatic rifles against Palestinian protestors in the West Bank.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (27 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the destruction by the Israeli army of the Jenin Al-Tafawk children’s centre.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 91 (21 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: My Lords, I am not a Lord, as you will see, but I thank the Deputy Chairman for calling me. I support this amendment, which basically offers much greater certainty and flexibility and indeed—as my noble friend Lord Addington has already said—generosity. It gives confidence to people that lifelong learning is important and that they will have the opportunity throughout their lives to...

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 90A (21 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: My Lords, I speak in support of Amendment 93 in the names of my noble friend Lord Storey and myself. As the right reverend Prelate said, the amendments in this group deal with finance and incentives to take up the training and development opportunities in the Bill, as well as addressing the disincentive posed by universal credit to taking up those opportunities. Amendment 93 seeks to change...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nizar Banat (19 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future of the Palestinian Authority, following the death of political activist Nizar Banat in police custody.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (19 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel, in response to the findings by a UN Working Group on 7 June that three Palestinian students from Birzeit University have been held in arbitrary detention.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians (19 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of authorities in Israel carrying out extra-judicial killings of Palestinians.

Universal Credit - Question (13 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: My Lords, further to the question from the right reverend Prelate, is the Minister aware that to afford the cost of the Government’s recommended healthy diet, a family on benefits would need to spend 75% of their income on food? What will the Government do to ensure that the cost of a healthy diet is fully factored into the calculation of benefit payments?


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