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Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I was delighted that the gracious Speech contained several mentions of the intention to focus on the well-being and education of children and young people by putting measures in place to bridge the social mobility gap. I congratulate the coalition Government on their continuing efforts to address this issue. In my speech, I would like to concentrate on how even more can be achieved...

Publishing: Public Lending Right — Question (22 May 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, and declare an interest.

Publishing: Public Lending Right — Question (22 May 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: I thank my noble friend for that Answer, but is he aware that the loan of e-books and audiobooks is increasing and that public libraries are lending them without the copyright owner’s permission—meaning that, technically, libraries are infringing copyright because those books are not yet within the PLR system? Does he agree that public lending rights should be extended without delay to...

Crime: Child Abuse — Question (4 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has warned that the growing availability of access to the internet is likely to see an increased threat to children’s safety. Recently there has been a 14% increase in the reported sexual abuse of children. Will my noble friend tell the House what financial support the Government are giving to CEOP and other agencies to deal with...

Children: Contact with Fathers — Question (13 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, childhood lasts a lifetime, and far too many children are growing up as victims of family breakdown and lone-parenting households, which appears to be leading us towards a catastrophic social meltdown unless urgent action is taken. Does my noble friend agree that part of the solution is to encourage even more men to become primary school teachers and role models to the thousands of...

Children: Adult Material Online — Question (19 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to protect children from easily accessing pornography and other adult material online.

Children: Adult Material Online — Question (19 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: I thank my noble friend for his Answer. Unfortunately there are many vulnerable children without parents, or who have uninterested parents, so no amount of awareness education will do anything for these kids. Many are already re-enacting pornographic behaviour on other children, as highlighted by the NSPCC. So will the Minister tell the House, as the service providers are working on filtering...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: Air Passenger Duty (20 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken on the subject of Air Passenger Duty following the United Kingdom–Caribbean Forum held in January 2012 at which the Foreign Secretary committed to address any deleterious impacts of Air Passenger Duty on the Caribbean Region.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Caribbean (20 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist Caribbean nations in addressing crime and insecurity in the region.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Caribbean (20 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote prosperity in the Caribbean.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Caribbean (25 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much progress has been made towards their goal of creating 10,000 new jobs in the Caribbean as outlined in the 2011–15 Caribbean Operational Plan; and whether 50 per cent of the jobs created so far have been for women.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: Air Passenger Duty (26 Jun 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the Air Passenger Duty charged for flights from Europe to the Caribbean as compared to equivalent destinations in the United States such as Florida and Hawaii. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were their estimates at the time of the 2011 consultation on reform of Air Passenger Duty of the required price of Air Passenger...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Sexually Explicit Material (1 Jul 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they provide to schools to ensure that children cannot circumvent systems in place to prevent access to sexually explicit content on school premises.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Sexual Abuse (2 Jul 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to reduce the number of sexual offences against children committed by those under the age of 18. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to improve support services for child victims of sexual abuse.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Sexually Explicit Material (2 Jul 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support children who have been adversely affected by watching pornography.

Children and Families Bill — Second Reading (2 Jul 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, we all agree that the Children and Families Bill is an important and welcome piece of legislation. As I always say, childhood lasts a lifetime, so I congratulate the Government on looking after the needs and well-being of children to give them a solid foundation and a stable future. However, even good Bills can be improved, and there are a number of extra commitments that the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Sexually Explicit Material (8 Jul 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to include modules to discourage children from accessing internet pornography as part of sex and relationship education in schools. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to ensure that schoolchildren learn that pornography is not a realistic depiction of normal sexual relationships.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Sexually Explicit Material (8 Jul 2013)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to raise awareness among young people about young boys pressurising girls for sex and the uploading of sexually explicit material online without consent.


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