All 13 results for speaker:Baroness Wyld

Future of Seaside Towns - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2019)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, it was my pleasure, too, to serve on such a thoughtful and solution-focused committee. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, for chairing the Committee in such an open-minded and collaborative way. On a personal note, if your Lordships will indulge me, this was my first time serving on a Select Committee and I am particularly grateful to the noble Lord for his encouragement...

Households Below Average Incomes Statistics - Statement (28 Mar 2019)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, could I press my noble friend on her points about childcare? I welcome the Government’s support package but I worry about the practicalities. I declare an interest in that my own children have benefited from free hours in nursery, and I am fortunate in that clearly I do not have any money worries. It does not take a massive leap of imagination to realise that if you are trying to...

Mental Health: Children and Young People - Question for Short Debate (30 Jan 2019)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, I shall try to make four points in four minutes. The first point is about funding. At the moment we are often working backwards, as other noble Lords have said, to help those who are already at crisis point. The Government have shown great leadership on this—I welcome the additional funding—but I am still extremely worried when consultant psychiatrists and others in the system...

Universal Credit - Statement (8 Jan 2019)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, in the debate at the end of last year, I asked the Minister specifically about those with mental health illnesses who are struggling with the complexity of the system. In the light of recent changes, can my noble friend say a little more about the specific support that will be available to those struggling with mental health conditions, and how they will be helped to manage their...

Benefits: Reductions - Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2018)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bassam, for introducing this debate, particularly for framing it in the context of family life. He probably will not be surprised to hear that I do not agree with all his points, but too often work and benefits are talked about in terms of systems and processes rather than people’s experience. He also made a very moving tribute to Baroness Hollis, who...

Disabled People - Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2018)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, I add my congratulations to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of London on her powerful and moving maiden speech. It is an honour to follow her, and I look forward to getting to know her here and outside the Chamber. I will talk today about disabled people in public life, picking up on the comments made by my noble friend Lord Holmes, because this was my area of focus during my...

University Admissions: Equality - Question (7 Jun 2018)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, 23 years ago I was coming to the end of lower sixth at my comprehensive school in Newcastle-upon-Tyne when my history teacher asked me whether I would consider applying to Oxford or Cambridge and said that, if I did, she would help me to prepare. Until that point, fuelled by some of the messages I got from a minority of other less-supportive teachers and fellow students, Cambridge...

International Women’s Day: Progress on Global Gender Equality - Motion to Take Note (8 Mar 2018)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, I have three young daughters aged seven, five and two. When I made my maiden speech last year, my seven year-old, Anna, wished me luck and asked whether the men Lords were allowed to make speeches as well, or whether they just had to sit there. Imagine my delight when I came in today to see that I was nearly at the end of the list but surrounded by male noble Lords. It has been a...

Children and Young People: Mental Health Services - Statement (8 Mar 2018)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, have the Government made any analysis of the number of children living with parents who are suffering with mental illnesses more widely? Given the good projects that I have seen in primary schools, it is clear that this issue affects the whole family. It is not the child or the parents sitting in isolation but a family issue. I welcome the Green Paper but can we ensure that families...

National Child Obesity Strategy - Question (26 Feb 2018)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, health visitors play a key role in helping parents to tackle and prevent obesity. Is my noble friend the Minister confident that all health visiting teams have the resources and the support they need to do this?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Exhibitions: North of England (22 Feb 2018)

Baroness Wyld: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Exhibitions: North of England (22 Feb 2018)

Baroness Wyld: To ask Her Majesty's Government what ministerial visits are planned to the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

Vulnerable Children - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2017)

Baroness Wyld: My Lords, I too thank the noble Baroness, Lady Dean, for this debate and for bringing this issue to the House. I have three little girls of my own, and I found Hannah’s story particularly difficult to listen to—as did noble Lords, I am sure—but listen we must, and we must do something for these children. About a decade ago, before I had my children, I trained and worked as a Samaritan...


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