Results 21–40 of 93 for speaker:Baroness Blower

Covid-19: Education Settings - Statement (8 Jul 2021)

Baroness Blower: Yes—will the Government provide sufficient funds to ensure that all schools can avail themselves of CO2 monitors and air purifiers?

Palestine - Question (7 Jul 2021)

Baroness Blower: I refer your Lordships to my interests as recorded in the register. Recognition of the state of Palestine is an internationally significant concern. I would like to ask the Minister today about an urgent concern. What representations have Her Majesty’s Government made to the Government of Israel about the house evictions and demolitions in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, which appear designed to...

Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I am very pleased to speak on Second Reading and trust that the Bill will proceed to enactment. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bird, on his captivating presentation and differ somewhat from the noble Lord, Lord Flight, whom I follow. Short-termism is the enemy of better policy-making, which is why the issues of sustainable development, the well-being goals and the future...

Social Care and the Role of Carers - Motion to Take Note (24 Jun 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I commend the noble Baroness, Lady Jolly, for securing this debate on such an urgent issue. I fully endorse the remarks of other noble Lords about the urgent need for proper pay, conditions and employment arrangements for employed care staff. There is an urgent need for a national care service. However, in the time available I will focus on young carers. As we all know, much social...

Covid-19: Children - Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I too thank and congratulate my noble friend Lady Morris on securing the debate and on the excellence of her opening speech. I of course wish her a happy birthday, as I do my noble friend Lord Coaker. I do not share a birthday with them, but I share with them many decades of the privilege of working with children and young people in classrooms. Coronavirus has exposed the reality...

Employment Rights - Statement (10 Jun 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, for three bodies to become one, legislation will indeed be required, but there is none. Neither is there any commitment to adequate funding, as my noble friend Lord Lennie said. Specifically, why are the HSE and local authority health and safety inspectors not included in the plan for a single enforcement body? Why is there no commitment to increase the existing pathetically low...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons: Costs (1 Jun 2021)

Baroness Blower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current annual cost of the Ministry of Defence's nuclear enterprise.

Commonwealth Heads of Government - Question (27 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, there have been a number of Questions in your Lordships’ House about the education of girls, the answers to which usually rely on the repetition of sums of money allocated by the Government. Can the Minister give a concrete example of an action taken to move towards providing 12 years of high-quality education for girls—and indeed for boys? Could he specify a proposal that the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Missiles (27 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the last Trident D5 missile test took place; and how many Trident D5 missiles the UK has.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Missiles (27 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Trident D5 missiles will be on each Dreadnaught class submarine when this class of submarine enters service.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Weapons (27 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what studies they undertook to inform the decision to increase nuclear warhead numbers as announced in the policy paper, Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, published on 16 March.

Covid-19: Variant B.1.617.2 - Question (26 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, Deepti Gurdasani, of Queen Mary University, is quoted as saying: “We know from media reports there are many outbreaks of the so-called ‘India variant’ in schools but there’s no systematic data. In Bolton … it looks like schools are contributing to the rapid spread of the virus”. She concludes that, in a public health emergency, it is crucial that Public Health England...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Social Care Independent Review: Civil Servants (25 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants are working on the Independent review of children’s social care.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Social Care Independent Review: Civil Servants (25 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the job titles of civil servants employed (1) full-time, and (2) part-time, on the Independent review of children’s social care.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting - Question (17 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, does the Minister agree that specific actions are needed—as called for by CHOGM in 2018—to provide 12 years of quality education for girls in particular, as this will be the surest way to work towards both global social justice and greater equality? If so, what specific actions will Her Majesty’s Government support and pursue?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (12 May 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Blake on her excellent speech and the noble Lord, Lord Lebedev, on an interesting one. I add my good wishes to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth as he leaves this House. I echo others in regretting the absence of proposals on social care and workers’ rights from the gracious Speech, both urgent issues to which this Government...

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill - Third Reading: Motion (26 Apr 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I offer my thanks to the Minister for her help in securing the passage of the Bill. I also thank all noble Lords who spoke on this small but equally perfectly formed Bill, which is important although it covers very few words. I beg to move. Bill passed.

Covid-19: Pupil Referral Units - Question (22 Apr 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I salute my noble friend Lady Lawrence on Stephen Lawrence Day. In a statement at its recent conference, the NEU said that it is a symptom of poverty and racism that the majority of those in pupil referral units are working-class and black students. Does the Minister agree that, as the pandemic has laid bare the extent of racial inequality, to begin to tackle this in education...

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill - Order of Commitment (15 Apr 2021)

Baroness Blower: My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to speak in Committee. Manuscript amendments are not possible at present. Unless, therefore, any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of commitment be discharged. Motion agreed.


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