Results 1–20 of 23 for speaker:Baroness McGregor-Smith

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (26 Mar 2019)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure childcare costs are affordable in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (26 Mar 2019)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake a review of the cost of childcare and how it can be reduced for all parents.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Employment: Equality (25 Mar 2019)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of quotas for executive women in the workplace and for all BAME employees.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Social Enterprises (21 Mar 2019)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to social enterprise start ups in the UK.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (15 Mar 2019)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure the principles of the Social Value Act 2012 are being properly embedded in all public procurement processes and contracts.

Economy: Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (13 Nov 2018)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: My Lords, I declare my interests, as set out in the register of interests, in a number of businesses that would benefit from a strong economy. It is a pleasure to be able to speak today. As I read through the Budget Statement, I was struck by the Chancellor’s comment that, “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end”.—[ Official Report, Commons, 29/10/18; col. 653.] I really...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day) (8 May 2018)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: As noble Lords may know, I come to this debate from a business services background having worked in the services industry in the UK and globally for more than 30 years. I am passionate about growing services businesses and that is why I am speaking today. I understand the sensitivities and the challenges of this amendment but I want to talk about the impact on businesses, not party politics....

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females (19 Dec 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to ensure that pension rights for women are equal to those for men, with particular reference to those women born in the 1950s and affected by the changes to the state pension under the Pensions Act 1995 and Pensions Act 2011.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (23 Oct 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they expect in relation to public procurement rules post Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Education: *No heading* (17 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that their focus on equalities will continue in the period leading up to Brexit.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: *No heading* (12 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: Her Majesty's Government whether the pay cap for civil service employees will be lifted; and if so, when this will happen.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (11 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: Her Majesty's Government how many key workers need accommodation in London; and what is the average gap between their earnings and the cost of owning their own homes.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (10 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure key workers are able to afford to buy their own homes.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: *No heading* (10 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: Her Majesty's Government when the initial findings into the causes of the Grenfell Tower fire will be released.

Businesses and SMEs - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: My Lords, I am delighted to take part in today’s debate and thank my noble friend Lord Leigh of Hurley for initiating it. I really do believe that business plays a part in creating and spreading wealth and improving life chances. It certainly did that for me. I want to share some of my experiences of living in Britain since I was a child and explain what more business needs to do to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: *No heading* (6 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement the recommendations of the report Race in the Workplace.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: *No heading* (4 Jul 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: Her Majesty's Government whether they have published, or intend to publish, plans that show the long-term outlook for each industry in the UK post-Brexit, in particular the services industries.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (27 Apr 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by Gary Sturgess Just Another Paperclip? Rethinking the Market for Complex Public Services, published by the Business Services Association on 31 March.

Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review - Question for Short Debate (24 Apr 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: What action they are taking in response to the recommendations made in the report Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review, published in February.

Race in the Workplace: The McGregor-Smith Review - Question for Short Debate (24 Apr 2017)

Baroness McGregor-Smith: My Lords, I am delighted today that we have time for this debate. Britain has been an extraordinary place to live and grow up since I arrived aged two as part of a Muslim Asian family, but that is not to say that I did not face my fair share of challenges to achieve what I have in business because of the colour of my skin and my gender. Sadly, I am still considered the exception to the rule,...


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