Results 121–140 of 603 for speaker:Baroness D'Souza

Yemen - Question (25 Mar 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, the khat crop in Yemen is widely cultivated because it yields a greater income than food. If, however, this income falls and food prices increase due to scarcity, the inevitable consequence is widespread starvation. Will the FCDO support a return to pre-cut levels of aid and consider direct injections of cash into the market to stabilise prices and avoid the already very poor and...

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill - Second Reading (19 Mar 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I too wholly support the Bill and congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Blower, on bringing it forward. There is now widespread consensus that children have been and are among the groups worst affected by the pandemic. While welcoming the generous provision that the Government have made for continuing free school meals and other child welfare schemes, there are remaining concerns....

China: Treatment of Uighurs and Taiwanese Airspace Incursions - Question (18 Mar 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to reports of the government of China’s (1) treatment of Uighurs, and (2) incursions into Taiwanese airspace, what discussions they have had with other governments about what action can be taken in response.

China: Treatment of Uighurs and Taiwanese Airspace Incursions - Question (18 Mar 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: I thank the Minister for his Answer. The integrated review of UK foreign policy makes it clear that progress on any of the major issues of today, including democracy and human rights, will be achieved only by co-operating with new and old allies. Will HMG now engage with national, regional and international groups, such as the Five Eyes, the quad, D10 and ASEAN, to deter China from continuing...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I begin by offering all maiden speakers my warm congratulations. Government spending in the last few months, and in last week’s Budget, has delivered unprecedented resources to many underprivileged sectors of society. My particular concern is the health and welfare of children in this Covid recovery period. Some £700 million has been allocated for catch-up education and for young...

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 26 (11 Mar 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I am pleased to speak on this Bill for the first time in Committee. The Bill seems so far to have divided the House into at least two camps: those who oppose the Bill altogether and those who seek to amend it radically. I am of the latter camp. Amendment 26, to which I have attached my name, introduces yet another safeguard, one that upholds and supports the UK’s human rights...

House of Lords: Size - Question (28 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, the chairman of the Procedure Committee did indeed undertake in June of last year to look at various issues around the size of the House. Has any discussion taken place within the committee? Given the distinguished role of the Procedure Committee to contribute to the smooth running of the Chamber, would it not be appropriate for the committee to undertake some actions in the near...

House of Lords: Size - Question (27 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, it is long accepted that the House of Lords is a self-regulating Chamber. Does the Minister therefore agree that the House can itself implement its collective wish that the number of participating Peers be limited?

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Second Reading (20 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, all that needs to be said about the Bill has already been said, and I will merely reiterate my main concerns in the interests of both my conscience and solidarity. I welcome the Bill. It is long overdue and will greatly contribute, above all else, to improving morale in the Armed Forces. That said, there are many elements of it that were queried through amendments which were...

International Soft Power Strategy: Role of BBC - Question (18 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, despite the proliferation of online news services, millions across the world turn towards the BBC World Service for accuracy and balance. Are Her Majesty’s Government planning to severely limit this most powerful of all soft power instruments, or will the current level of funding be guaranteed beyond September 2021?

Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights Commission - Question (14 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, the broad and radical mandate of the proposed commission would indeed be better managed in bite sizes, as the Minister has suggested. Do Her Majesty’s Government have plans to expand the deliberative democracy initiatives that they have so far sponsored in Dudley, Cambridge and the Test Valley?

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note ( 8 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I make no apology for returning to the Erasmus scheme. The Minister’s Answer earlier this week to a Question from the noble Baroness, Lady Garden, was less than satisfactory. He advanced two main arguments justifying the UK’s departure from the scheme. The first was that continued full membership would cost more than the expected income from the programme. There have been almost...

Child Welfare - Question ( 7 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to appoint a Cabinet-level Minister with responsibility for policies relating to the welfare of children.

Child Welfare - Question ( 7 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, am I coming across?

Child Welfare - Question ( 7 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: Thank you. My Lords, there has been a welcome focus on children’s welfare in the past few months, be it child poverty, free school meals, obesity, domestic abuse, education and excluded children, among other—

Child Welfare - Question ( 7 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Child Welfare - Question ( 7 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: I thank the Minister for her Answer. As I said somewhat earlier, there has been a welcome focus on children’s welfare in the past few months, including children’s poverty, free school meals, obesity, domestic abuse, education and excluded children, among other issues. However, is it not now time for the Government to consider it appropriate to appoint a senior, Cabinet-level Minister with...

House of Lords Appointments Commission - Private Notice Question ( 5 Jan 2021)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, having long supported a statutory Appointments Commission, I accept that it may be difficult to define criteria such as propriety in precise legal terms. Certain financial transactions, for example, while reprehensible, may be entirely legal. So would the Minister agree that extending the remit of the independent commission to include a thorough assessment of the competence and/or...

United States: Global Priorities and Climate Change - Question (16 Dec 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, would the Minister agree that the expectation of a full and rapid return to liberal policies by the Biden Administration might be a bit unrealistic? With this in mind, have Her Majesty’s Government as yet held any discussions with the new the Secretary of State and/or his department on a likely China policy?


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