Results 101–120 of 231 for speaker:Baroness David

Education Bill ( 2 May 2002)

Baroness David: I thank Members of the Committee for their contributions to this short debate. I have received an answer to my question and I find it reassuring. I am delighted that my noble friend thinks that the more families are involved in school the better for the school and the families. We have got a little from these three amendments—we have got a little further—although the position is not...

Education Bill ( 2 May 2002)

Baroness David: moved Amendment No. 12: Page 1, line 11, at end insert— "( ) In this Bill "innovation" and "innovative projects" refer inter alia to involvement of the parents in the school."

Education Bill ( 2 May 2002)

Baroness David: My Lords, we come to the third of our probing amendments to try to discover what comes under "innovation" and "innovative projects". This probe concerns whether parental involvement in schools is included in the scope of Clause 1. Enormous advances have been made in promoting the involvement of parents in schools, mostly without any legislative backing—with the exception of parental...

Education Bill ( 2 May 2002)

Baroness David: Germany.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Farming and Food (28 Mar 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will respond to the Policy Commission's report on the future of farming and food.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Depleted Uranium (15 Mar 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans the Ministry of Defence has for further research into depleted uranium.

Written Answers — House of Lords: European Union: Forthcoming Council Business (14 Mar 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: What will be the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for March; and what are the major European Union events for the period between 31 March and August 2002.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Ports of Entry: Security (14 Mar 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they have taken, in the light of the events of 11 September, to install radioactivity measuring devices at ports of entry into the United Kingdom in order to monitor the imports of radioactive materials.

Written Answers — House of Lords: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (12 Mar 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: How in light of devolution they ensure that their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child are consistently monitored and implemented across the United Kingdom; and Following devolution, responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child throughout the United Kingdom rests with the United Kingdom Government...

Education Bill (11 Mar 2002)

Baroness David: My Lords, this has been a very interesting debate. I welcome some parts of the Bill, not because the Bill is long and complex, which it certainly is, but because I believe that it takes some steps in the right direction. It consolidates some law, introduces new freedoms for schools and LEAs to get on with the job and introduces new legislation which I believe will be of benefit to children,...

Regional Museums (27 Feb 2002)

Baroness David: My Lords, considering the contribution that museums make to the education service at all levels, but particularly at the primary level, can the Minister tell me what co-operation there is between her department and the Department for Education and Skills? Does she think that there will be an extension of that work under the new proposals? Can she say what that might entail?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Attorney-General's Department DEL (26 Feb 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there are any plans to change the Attorney-General's Department's departmental expenditure limit and administration costs limit for 2001–02.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Criminal Justice System Business Plan (25 Feb 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to publish the criminal justice system business plan for 2002–03.

Homelessness Bill (24 Jan 2002)

Baroness David: My Lords, if the Minister is writing letters, perhaps he could place copies of them in the Library.

Homelessness Bill (24 Jan 2002)

Baroness David: My Lords, my noble friend Lady Massey is unable to be here today, but she asked me to say on her behalf how pleased she is and how grateful she is to the Minister for the amendment that he has tabled. She is entirely satisfied that it will deal with the problem of parents and children being separated, which had caused anxiety to many of us. I add my thanks to hers. We are very pleased that at...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Defence Estate: Stewardship Report (22 Jan 2002)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to publish the first stewardship report promised in the Ministry of Defence's policy document In Trust and On Trust: The Strategy for the Defence Estate.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill (17 Jan 2002)

Baroness David: My Lords, my noble friend has answered the question.

Children: Protection from Physical Abuse (19 Dec 2001)

Baroness David: My Lords, the Government have accepted "zero tolerance" as their target for domestic violence against women in the home. Why do they still persist in giving children less protection than adults and sending a "carry on smacking" message to parents? Surely the Government should give a lead on this matter.

School Playing Fields: Sales (12 Dec 2001)

Baroness David: My Lords, can the Minister tell us what is the Government's attitude, if already formulated, towards the launch today by the National Playing Fields Association of a document which states that all playing areas should have six acres as standard? Is that possible? I refer not only to schools but to parks and so on.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme ( 4 Dec 2001)

Baroness David: asked Her Majesty's Government: When the new grant to assist repairs and maintenance to listed places of worship will be launched.


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