Results 1161–1180 of 1201 for speaker:Baroness Brinton

Employment — Debate (27 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Prosser, for instigating this important debate on the changing world of employment. In the enormous breadth of the subject, I want to focus on vocational routes to employment. For those of us coming to the last few years of our working life span, compared to those struggling at the moment to find their first job, our prospects, career progression and...

Education Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (24 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: Is the Minister talking about statutory guidance here? He did not use the phrase "statutory guidance" at the beginning of the debate on this clause.

Education Bill: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (24 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: I shall speak to Amendments 58, 59, 60 and 61. I welcome the Minister's letter of 20 October, which has given some helpful answers, but there are some further queries that I wish to raise in today's debate. With regard to Amendment 58, the letter from the Minister makes it clear that there will be robust standards and quality assurance-for that, we are pleased-through the Careers Profession...

Education Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (18 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I also support Amendment 33, which I have added my name to. I will not rehearse the arguments that have been made by noble Lords who have already spoken except to say, as I said in Committee, that these issues about safeguarding are absolutely paramount. There is one area that no one has picked up on but of which I have personal experience. Looked-after children, foster children or...

Universities: Impact of Government Policy — Debate (13 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Giddens, for instigating this debate. However, I take very gentle issue with his memory of the past Labour Government's higher education policies, given his statement that he was concerned about the speed with which the coalition Government have implemented some of the reforms. It seems to be forgotten that the Labour Government introduced...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Atomic Test Veterans ( 3 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the audit commissioned by the Ministry of Defence into the health needs of atomic test veterans; what conclusions they have drawn from it; and what the next steps will be.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Nuclear Tests ( 3 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what scientific research the Ministry of Defence has funded on the effects of ionising radiation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education ( 3 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government, for the latest year available, how many adults aged 24 and over in England funded by the Skills Funding Agency were enrolled on (a) Level 3 courses, and (b) Level 4 courses; and in each case how many were studying on (1) a full-time basis, and (2) a part-time basis.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Atomic Test Veterans ( 3 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Freedom of Information requests the Ministry of Defence has received from atomic test veterans and their families; and how many have been responded to.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Atomic Test Veterans ( 3 Oct 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been spent by the Ministry of Defence on litigation in relation to atomic test veterans.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Nuclear Tests (11 Aug 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 5 July (WA 42), whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of the documents relating to the planning and execution of British nuclear tests which have already been disclosed; and how many documents have yet to be disclosed.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel (11 Aug 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the uprooting of olive trees by troops and Israeli settlers in Deir Istiya in the northern West Bank.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (19 Jul 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the actual and planned level of public spending on apprenticeships in England for (a) 16 year-olds, (b) 17 year-olds, and (c) 18 year-olds, in 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (19 Jul 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the actual and planned level of apprenticeship (a) places, and (b) starts, in England for (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, and (3) 18 year-olds, in 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12.

Dyslexia — Question (18 Jul 2011)

Baroness Brinton: Is the Minister aware that the Joint Council for Qualifications guidance is clear on support for students with special needs? Does she think that providers should be required, rather than just following guidance, to ensure that all elements of the courses are accessible for students with disabilities including dyslexia?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Compensation (14 Jul 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Ministry of Defence has spent defending the appeals at the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunal regarding the effects of ionising radiation experienced by servicemen who took part in nuclear testing, including money spent on solicitors, barristers and experts.

Fair Employment Agency — Question ( 7 Jul 2011)

Baroness Brinton: Does the Minister agree that, in addition to the existing benefits of the pay and work rights helpline to the most vulnerable employees, a single fair employment agency would significantly reduce the cost of redress on statutory pay and holiday claims compared with the existing employment tribunal system?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Nuclear Tests ( 5 Jul 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of all documents held by the Ministry of Defence, Atomic Weapons Establishment and external agencies relating to the planning and execution of the British nuclear tests and subsequent clean-up operations have been disclosed. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of all documents held by the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel and Palestine: West Bank (30 Jun 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel on the proposed demolition of the Broqeen Girls Basic School in the Broqeen Municipality on the West Bank.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel and Palestine: West Bank (30 Jun 2011)

Baroness Brinton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the demolition of the new mosque in Broqeen in Area C on the West Bank.


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