Results 1–20 of 101 for speaker:Baroness Meyer

Ukraine: Ceasefire - Question (15 May 2023)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, is it not up to the Ukrainians to decide whether there should be a ceasefire and whether negotiations should start? Given the current situation, where Germany, the UK, France and Italy are helping with additional military aid, maybe this time is not now because maybe now we could finally defeat Russia.

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (10 Mar 2023)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend Lady Lampard on her excellent speech and welcome her to this House. The last time I participated in a debate on International Women’s Day, I spoke about my personal experience of working in financial services in the 1980s and how I was confronted with sexual harassment, molestation and abuse. The view then was that, if you wanted to make it in...

Ukraine - Motion to Take Note (9 Feb 2023)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, it is rather humbling to follow the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Stirrup. I also welcome my noble friend Lord Soames and look forward to his maiden speech. As everybody has said, after 12 months of conflict, death, destruction and huge suffering, everybody is wondering how long this war will last and how it will end. At the beginning of the war, no one believed that Ukraine could...

Schools: Transgender Guidance - Question (25 Jan 2023)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, is not imposing the use of preferred pronouns on teachers and pupils an attack on freedom of speech?

Ukraine: Update - Statement (19 Jan 2023)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, given that there are approximately 500 political prisoners in Russia, can my noble friend the Minister tell us what the Government can do to try to push for their release in exchange for all the spies hanging around in the United Kingdom? I also reiterate that the young population is very much against the war; the older population is basically ignorant, getting their information...

Ukraine: Update - Statement (19 Jan 2023)

Baroness Meyer: I will also add that, apparently, a lot of children were killed in that incident, because the helicopter landed next to a school.

Tax-free Shopping - Question (15 Dec 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, is it not sending quite an unwelcoming message to our European and American friends if, when they come here, they do not get VAT back, but when we shop in America or any country in the European Union we get their VAT back?

Voter Identification Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Dec 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, I can say the same about what is happening in Europe. In France and, as far as I know, in most European countries, you need a photo ID to vote. You have to be over 18, and I think the only instance when you do not need a photo ID is if you vote in a municipality of fewer than 1,000 people. I do not think there is a complication, and I have not seen, in France or in other European...

Voter Identification Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Dec 2022)

Baroness Meyer: They can show an ID card, or a passport, or there is a whole list of identification with a photograph that can be used.

Voter Identification Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (13 Dec 2022)

Baroness Meyer: As far as I know, in England there is a photograph on a driving licence. In France, your driving licence with a photograph is acceptable for voting. There must be a way forward. In my opinion we are complicating this rather simple issue.

Probate: Waiting Times - Question (8 Dec 2022)

Baroness Meyer: To ask His Majesty’s Government whether the Probate Department’s recommended wait time for the granting of probate of 10 days is being achieved; and if not, (1) what is the current average waiting time, and (2) what steps they are taking to reduce the delay.

Probate: Waiting Times - Question (8 Dec 2022)

Baroness Meyer: I thank my noble friend the Minister for his Answer. Is he aware that, in 2018, His Majesty’s Government promised radical improvements to reduce the number of days that people have to wait to 10 working days? Four years later, in my own experience with a very simple will that considered only a bank account, it took me three months to get a grant of probate. A friend of mine has been waiting...

Ukraine: Tactical Nuclear Weapons - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, President Biden recently commented that this is the most dangerous threat of nuclear war since the Cuban crisis. But are we entering a period of heightened danger, or is this Putin’s way of signalling to the West that it is time to start negotiations? Since the beginning, Mr Putin has been playing poker. If he believes that the West will not back down, he will have to up the...

Ukraine: Russian Drone Attacks - Question (29 Nov 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, as Russia is increasing its attack on Ukraine, what are His Majesty’s Government doing to send more generators to help the Ukrainian population ahead of the harsh winter?

China - Question for Short Debate (14 Jul 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, we are still waiting for the Government’s strategy for managing relations with China. I know that it is complicated because China is, at the same time, a partner, a competitor and an adversary. It invests in our airports, microchip companies and universities, but it challenges our values at every turn. Earlier this month, the heads of MI5 and the FBI said that China was an...

Women and Girls: Economic Well-being, Welfare, Safety and Opportunities - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, I too welcome this debate. It is an honour for me to speak after so many excellent speeches. In the 1980s, I worked in financial services and was confronted by a world dominated by men, many of whom saw the arrival of women as a threat. Molestation and abuse were common. My promotion was once delayed because I refused to submit to my boss’s sexual advances. There was no point in...

Procedure and Privileges Committee - Motion to Agree (22 Jun 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, I am sorry—I want to make a point which can be put on the record. As someone who learned English as her third language and is quite sticky about the grammar, I find that this is a terrible sentence, because it starts in the singular and finishes in the plural. This is not English. Motion agreed.

Schools Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 91 (20 Jun 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, I support Amendment 168, on which noble Lords have spoken very well. It is very important, particularly for people who come to live in this country, to understand our values and to feel happy living here. I also support Amendment 171F, which the noble Baroness, Lady Morris, explained clearly and eloquently. As a parent, I find that it is so important to be involved in your...

Ukraine: Defence Relationships - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2022)

Baroness Meyer: My Lords, this is a most dangerous moment—as dangerous as the Cuba crisis of 1962 and more dangerous than the crisis of 1983. It certainly calls for cool heads. But the request by some noble Lords to revisit the integrated review is a rush to judgment. A 100-day war is a short war. This is not the moment to draw definitive conclusions. We have yet to see, for example, the full impact of the...

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