Results 181–200 of 231 for speaker:Baroness David

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, in moving Amendment No. 16 I wish to speak also to Amendment No. 22, with which it is grouped. Amendment No. 22 is the more important amendment and I shall speak to it first. It concerns regulating private foster care. I moved this amendment in Committee and I received support from all sides of the Chamber. I believe that the noble Earl, Lord Howe, and the noble Lord, Lord...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: moved Amendment No. 11: Page 4, line 40, at end insert-- ("( ) In the exercise of its functions the Commission shall give due consideration to the views of children affected by the provisions of this Act.").

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, Amendment No. 11 is designed to ensure that the national care standards commission considers the wishes and feelings of children. I moved exactly the same amendment at Committee stage. I table the same amendment today because I am not entirely satisfied with the Minister's response. I hope that I shall receive a better reply today. The Children Act requires both the courts in...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, I thank the noble Lords, Lord Clement-Jones, and Lord Jenkin, for their extremely helpful support. Everything seemed to be going my way at the start of the Minister's speech. He seemed to recognise the need. I was hopeful for a really favourable response. I have received a half-favourable response, I think. He is not willing to put these simple two lines on the face of the Bill, but...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (23 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her letter of 21st March which clarifies a good many points but leaves me with some uncertainties that I should like to clear up before she responds to the debate. In Committee my noble friend Lord Bach said that in schools the learning mentor would be the "first point of advice". But the main purpose of the learning mentors in the Excellence in Cities...

Hotels: Accommodation Grading (15 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, will the Minister tell me about accommodation in pubs? I understand that there is a Good Pub Guide. Who compiles that; and is it to be relied on?

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: moved Amendment No. 144: Page 45, line 38, after ("consult,") insert-- ("( ) a body providing services in pursuance of arrangements made or directions given under sections 8, 9 and 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973,").

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, this amendment would seek to place Careers Service contractors delivering the Secretary of State's duty (under the 1973 Act, as amended) as bodies with whom the Secretary of State should consult under subsection (2) of Clause 103 rather than in subsection (1), as we attempted in Committee. Subsection (1) specifies key statutory bodies. Amended subsection (2) will specify voluntary...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. I take it that he is not accepting my amendment. But, on the other hand, he has said that the Careers Service will be key consultees and he has given some other comfort. I shall have to be satisfied with that. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, I have attached my name to the amendment and I want to speak to it and support what the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp, said so ably. I thank the Minister for the letter that she wrote to me. It was helpful, but there are still anxieties and questions to be asked. I repeat what the noble Baroness said: there is strong support for the intentions underlying the new Connexions service, but...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (14 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, as my name is attached to this amendment, I should like to support it very strongly. It has been very ably moved by the noble Lord, Lord Rix. The whole idea of individual learning accounts I like, and it is very important that those who are disabled should have the opportunity to make use of them. For that they will need help, I think. As the noble Lord, Lord Rix, said, they can...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (13 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, my name is also attached to the amendment. The case has been ably put by those who have already spoken. I support the amendment. It would not be fair if these young people were left out. They would risk exclusion altogether. It is a terribly important amendment. The number of people affected is not very vast.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Blantyre House Prison ( 8 Mar 2000)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is planned to change the role of Blantyre House prison in Kent to a juvenile institution; and, if so, what is the rationale for this in view of the prison's record of successful work with adult long-term prisoners.

Gay Relationships: Inheritance Tax Laws (28 Feb 2000)

Baroness David: My Lords, if inheritance tax is to be looked at, could the situation of a son or daughter who has cared for an aged parent be considered? He or she sometimes does not have the benefit of the property being passed on without tax. It is an important point.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Ripon Grammar School Ballot (22 Feb 2000)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: For the ballot which is currently being held to end selection at Ripon Grammar School, whether they will list: (a) the names of each of the feeder schools where parents are eligible to vote; (b) the number of eligible parents at each school; (c) the total number of eligible parents at fee paying feeder schools; and (d) the number of eligible parents at fee...

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (17 Feb 2000)

Baroness David: I want to add my support to these amendments. I think it is a difficult stage for a lot of children--moving from one stage of education, school, to further education. An assessment may be of great help to them. They need some help at this stage if they have been missed out before and their disability has not been recognised. I hope that we can have some reassurance.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (17 Feb 2000)

Baroness David: My name too is down to this amendment. I believe it is an extremely important amendment and I hope the Minister will be able to look on it favourably.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (17 Feb 2000)

Baroness David: I thank the Minister for his full reply. There has been some reassurance. However, I should like to read it with great care and consider whether the reply is adequate, as it may be. In the mean time, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (17 Feb 2000)

Baroness David: moved Amendment No. 220: Page 44, line 22, at end insert-- ("( ) a body providing services in pursuance of arrangements made or directions given under sections 8, 9 and 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973,").

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] (17 Feb 2000)

Baroness David: I am leading on this amendment, but it is supported by the noble Lord, Lord Tope, and the noble Baroness, Lady Sharp. I am afraid that it covers part of the same ground that was trodden so thoroughly and painstakingly a few minutes ago. Nevertheless, I shall move it. As we have said, the Secretary of State retains his duty to provide a Careers Service. Under Section 10 of the 1973 Act he is...


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