Results 161–180 of 603 for speaker:Baroness D'Souza

Devolution: England - Question (28 Jul 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, the current crisis offers the opportunity to reduce social inequality and develop a more participatory democracy. Larger influences often arise from community involvement. If we are serious about dealing with major social and economic issues, we have also to be serious about encouraging local leadership and local ownership. Are the Government fully committed to empowering and...

Taiwan - Question (14 Jul 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) diplomatic, and (2) practical, assistance they are providing to the government of Taiwan; and what plans they have to formally recognise Taiwan as an independent sovereign state.

Taiwan - Question (14 Jul 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: I thank the Minister for his sympathetic response. President Xi has made it clear that “one country, two systems” is the plan for Taiwan, and the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in 2021 has been mentioned as a possible deadline. Will the Government consider taking small but significant steps and work with other like-minded nations less susceptible to Chinese influence to...

Bahrain - Private Notice Question ( 8 Jul 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply and appreciate that he is a steadfast defender of human rights. On 13 July, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation will decide whether to uphold the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussain Moosa. False confessions were obtained under torture, according to the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims and other international bodies....

Covid-19 Summer Food Fund - Private Notice Question (17 Jun 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I declare my interest as president of the Children First Alliance. Hunger and extreme poverty have disastrous consequences for children, as we know, and several models demonstrate that children’s needs can be achieved rapidly and cost-effectively through schools and local authorities. Should not the Government now entrench these models in legislation, together with Cabinet-level...

Beyond Brexit (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Consider (12 May 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, in the last few weeks, Ministers in both Houses have repeatedly been asked a series of straightforward questions about the ongoing EU-UK negotiations. They most often include: transparency, specifically of draft legal texts; the establishment of proper inter-parliamentary channels between the UK and the European Parliament; the role of Covid-19 in hampering the progress of...

Covid-19: Deep Cleaning - Private Notice Question (11 Mar 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I am told on good scientific evidence that the Covid-19 virus is surrounded by a fatty skin, and that therefore the only way to deal with it effectively is by using hot water and soap. Can the Government slightly modify their advice? I am not sure that gels or cold water will have the intended effect; only hot water and soap will.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Armed Conflict (10 Mar 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to appoint a specific individual or group to lead on international action to prevent any geopolitical and humanitarian crisis in Idlib.

Written Answers — The Senior Deputy Speaker: House of Lords: Official Hospitality (10 Mar 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what percentage of total House of Lords hospitality venue bookings were for the Home Room in the last year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gökçe Tüylüoğlu ( 9 Mar 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the case of Ms Gocke Tuyluoglu, the former director of the Open Society Foundation in Turkey; and what support, if any, they have offered her since her first arrest.

Defence, Diplomacy and Development Policy - Motion to Take Note (30 Jan 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, grateful thanks are due to the noble Lord, Lord McConnell, for tabling this Motion, and I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Penn, on an excellent maiden speech. There is today much talk about merging the machinery of aid and diplomacy, and it is legitimate to question whether such a coming together would significantly improve either development aid or foreign policy. We have a...

House of Lords: Appointments - Question (30 Jan 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, could the Minister spell out for us exactly what vetting for propriety entails?

Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit - Question for Short Debate (28 Jan 2020)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I declare my interests as president of both the Children First Alliance and Young Citizens. This is a valuable opportunity to put the issue of nutrition once again on the agenda and to press for more serious thinking, not to mention better implementation and better impact monitoring. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Collins, for this. We continue as a nation to spend billions annually...

Detainee Issues - Statement (18 Jul 2019)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, on Monday we were reminded by the noble Lord, Lord West, that no UK personnel were directly involved in the torture and abuse of detainees, but in view of the 2018 report from the ISC, which revealed that the practice of rendition and the mistreatment of detainees were much more prevalent than we had hitherto known, does the Minister accept that there must therefore be people in the...

Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition - Statement (16 Jul 2019)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, at a time when the UK needs to do all it can to boost its reputation for upholding the rule of law, and when it is possible that next week we will have a Prime Minister who has publicly condoned waterboarding, could the Minister reassure the House that any forthcoming Statement will be the result of examination of and statements from all witnesses to these practices?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Self-harm: Children ( 5 Jul 2019)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific measures they are taking to prevent self-harming in very young children.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Xylella ( 5 Jul 2019)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific measures they are taking to prevent the introduction to the UK of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa via the import of infected host plants.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Children ( 3 Jul 2019)

Baroness D'Souza: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for appointing a minister for children at Cabinet level.

Hong Kong Protests - Statement ( 2 Jul 2019)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, will the Government press for an independent, judge-led inquiry into the events in Hong Kong since 12 June, rather than the police-led inquiry that is currently on offer from the Hong Kong legislature? Will that inquiry look into allegations of sexual violence against women perpetrated by the police, some of whom—the senior police—are British citizens?

Torture Overseas: Ministry of Defence Policy - Statement (20 May 2019)

Baroness D'Souza: My Lords, I think that the MoD policy adds to the evidence of complicity in torture and rendition programmes. After all, the Government accepted responsibility in the Belhaj case. Last year’s Intelligence and Security Committee report revealed deep and systematic involvement by the UK in extraordinary rendition but, due to government imposed-restrictions, the ISC was unable to produce “a...


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