Results 41–60 of 362 for speaker:Lord Shinkwin

Written Answers — Home Office: Parliamentary Estate: Disability (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps are being taken to ensure disabled people have unimpeded access to the House of Lords areas of the Parliamentary estate during protests in and around Parliament Square.

Minoritised Women: Pay Inequality - Question (19 Sep 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, when, at the current rate of progress, do His Majesty’s Government envisage that the ethnicity pay gap will be closed?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Disability: Parliamentary Estate (19 Sep 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 July (HL Deb col 991), when they will publish a response to the Policy Exchange paper A Culture of Impunity: The ongoing erosion of disabled people's access to Parliament and Westminster, published on 8 June.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Report (7th Day) (Continued): Amendment 242 (13 Sep 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Moylan, for tabling Amendment 282N and the consequential amendments, and His Majesty’s Government for supporting them. Unlike my noble friend, I do want to talk about ULEZ, although I totally understand and appreciate the points that he made about the importance of local democracy. Noble Lords will know how important the blue badge scheme is to many...

Life Skills and Citizenship - Question for Short Debate ( 7 Sep 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Garden of Frognal, for securing this timely debate. I say timely because it follows the recent publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report, Progress on disability rights in the United Kingdom. I pay tribute at this point to the commission’s excellent chair, the noble Baroness, Lady Falkner of Margravine, for producing this...

House Of Lords: Appointments System - Question (19 Jul 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, overall numbers obviously matter, but so does the number of Members of your Lordships’ House with a diversity of lived experience. The greater ethnic diversity of the recent intakes of Members to your Lordships’ House obviously strengthens us hugely in the eyes of the public, but will my noble friend The Lord Privy Seal draw No. 10’s attention to the fact that, as compared...

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods - Question ( 3 Jul 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: The noble Baroness’s Question raises the important issue of the safe movement of pedestrians. My noble friend the Minister may be aware that the danger to disabled pedestrians posed by the irresponsible use of e-bikes and e-scooters in the centre of London’s low-emission zone was the focus of a recent Policy Exchange paper, A Culture of Impunity, to which several noble Lords contributed....

Employment Gap: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, and White, Workforce - Question (29 Jun 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting is the number one recommendation from the Institute of Directors’ Commission on the Future of Business: Harnessing Diverse Talent For Success, which I chair. The director-general and I wrote to the Prime Minister last November, and we are still waiting for a response. I ask my noble friend to encourage No. 10 to reply to...

Baby-changing Facilities - Question ( 6 Jun 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, my noble friend the Minister helpfully makes a point about the separation between baby-changing facilities and accessible toilets. Does he accept that that depends on whether the building itself is accessible to someone like myself, a wheelchair user? Could he write to me to tell me how long he thinks I should have to wait, as a wheelchair user, before I can by law access licensed...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 51A (17 May 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Noakes for tabling what seems to be an eminently sensible amendment. My noble friend mentioned visibility, and with visibility comes transparency. This would seem to be entirely consistent with His Majesty’s Government’s laudable commitment to transparency. I join with others in hoping very much that my noble friend the Minister will look kindly upon it.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Continuing Care: Liability ( 2 May 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask His Majesty's Government whether NHS continuing healthcare managers within a Clinical Commissioning Group have a duty of care to those whom they support; and if so, whether (1) the duty of care includes ensuring rigorous monitoring and supervision of the services commissioned, and (2) this includes services provided by care agencies.

Parliamentary Democracy in the United Kingdom - Question for Short Debate (25 Apr 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb, for securing this debate. It is a pleasure to follow my old noble friend Lord Hannan and precede the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Lichfield. Having witnessed at first hand his practical commitment to democracy in the way he chairs the Council of Christians and Jews, I have no doubt that his contributions will...

Bus Services - Question (30 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, many people rely on buses to get to work, especially in cities, including, of course, disabled people. Given the urgent need to close the disability employment gap, which continues to be at a high of around 30%, what assessment have the Government made of the impact on disabled people’s ability to get to work in light of the trends in the provision of bus services?

Stroke Rehabilitation and Community Services - Question (22 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, as somebody who benefitted from life-saving neurosurgery almost 30 years ago, I can attest to the body’s amazing capacity to repair itself, provided that there is timely intervention. Can my noble friend confirm that timely intervention is crucial, that the resources will be made available, and that not doing so would be a false economy?

Written Answers — Home Office: Jews: Iran (13 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of threat posed by Iran to the Jewish community in the UK.

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (10 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this important debate. As someone who owes so much to my refugee surgeon, who was on the last train out of Prague before the Nazis closed the borders, I congratulate my noble friend Lady Lampard on her outstanding maiden speech. I declare my interest as the unpaid chair of the IoD’s commission, The Future of Business: Harnessing Diverse...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Yemen ( 9 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask His Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of reports that France seized a shipment of more than 2,000 Iranian assault rifles headed to Houthi groups in Yemen.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Palestinians ( 9 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Hamas has located three rocket launch sites close to schools in Gaza City.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ( 9 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Ministers have had with Home Office Ministers concerning the proscription of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; and what the outcome of those discussions was.

Israel and Palestine - Question for Short Debate ( 7 Mar 2023)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Earl, and I too thank the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries of Pentregarth, for securing this important debate. Regardless of one’s perspective on the causes of this seemingly endless conflict, I find it impossible not to agree with the noble and right reverend Lord and the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, that the current spiral of...


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