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Citizenship and Civic Engagement (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...fees was brought up. I will have to write to people about the specifics on where there are exemptions. There certainly are some; I know that some exemptions arose recently in relation to the Windrush issues, to see where payments have to be made and where they do not. I merely say that a balance has to be struck. I think it is reasonable enough to cover costs, and it may be that these...

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, the Windrush generation answered the call to help the mother country in rebuilding our nation after the war. They and their descendants have contributed massively to national life; for example, they have inspired and entertained as British entrepreneurs, nurses, musicians and athletes. I have had the pleasure of working with key stakeholders, including my noble friend Lady Berridge...

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...contributed massively in this area. She is absolutely right about the continuing importance of those people to our great National Health Service, which is celebrating 70 years this year, just as Windrush landed here 70 years ago tomorrow. On education, I have been speaking with the Department for Education, which is keen to ensure that we recognise this as a part of all our histories....

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: The noble Lord is, again, a marvellous example in our national life of what many of Caribbean descent have succeeded in doing in this country. I too had the great privilege of meeting the Windrush survivor—very few people who were on that boat are still alive, but he was very much alive and it was great to see him in Speaker’s House. The noble Lord will know that compensation is being...

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...right that we celebrate the magnificent contribution of this community. Later on today I will be in Tilbury; tomorrow I will be in Lambeth. Activities are going on around the country to mark Windrush Day this week and certainly tomorrow on Windrush Day itself.

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...this right with some gusto and determination. Sixty-three cases were initially identified. Not all those are necessarily of people who had British nationality, but the Government are looking at 63 Windrush cases in some detail. The noble Baroness is right that this needs putting right, and successive Governments have not done that. From the outrage that was rightly expressed about this,...

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill - Committee (19 Jun 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...from what is happening elsewhere and to exchange ideas. It has been very valuable in testing whether something works: we have exchanged views on all these issues. It has been useful on Grenfell, on Windrush and elsewhere.

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, the United Kingdom has long been a country of inward and outward migration. Post-war immigration, including via MV “Empire Windrush”, which was in many ways at the forefront of this migration, means that we are now a richly diverse society. I will be meeting key figures from community groups over the coming weeks to decide how best to celebrate this anniversary. I would also...

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, the noble Baroness makes powerful points. Of course, there is a Windrush Day—on 22 June. This year, as she will know, we unveiled a monument in Windrush Square in Brixton as a tribute to the role played by troops from the Caribbean and Africa. Educationally, particularly in Black History Month, we also pay more than reference to what was done by that community. However, as I have...

MV “Empire Windrush” - Question (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: that we are now a much more cohesive and diverse society. We must look forward and, in that spirit, it is important that we recognise the changes and the progress that have been made, celebrating Windrush Day, as the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin, has been urging us to do.

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