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Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Jul 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I too congratulate my noble friend Lady Brinton on bringing this important Bill to the House. The impact of child sexual abuse on victims and survivors is devastating, even when the child reaches adulthood—as I always say, childhood lasts a lifetime. I speak today as someone who has dedicated her life to the well-being of children and to working with others who share that mission....

NHS Dentistry Services - Question (11 Jul 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, patients’ dental fees in England have been increasing at an unprecedented rate. These charges are discouraging patients from seeking treatment; they are made to think twice before treatment. Delayed treatment means that they end up seeking free help for dental pain from their GPs and the local A&E, piling huge pressures on other parts of the NHS. Will the Government take urgent...

Age Verification - Statement (20 Jun 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, the Minister is well aware of my long-standing support for this age-verification regime and will not be surprised to learn how disappointed I am to hear about this delay. This means that more innocent children will be able to accidentally stumble across pornography, which, research has shown, will have harmful effects on their well-being. This is a huge price to pay for an...

Internet Encryption - Question (14 May 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords—

Online Harms White Paper - Motion to Take Note (30 Apr 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, it is an honour to follow the noble Lord, Lord Knight, and I too congratulate the Government on bringing forward this important online harms White Paper. I have been speaking out about finding ways to protect the vulnerable and impressionable online for almost two decades now. When I was on the Ofcom Content Board 16 years ago, I continually raised my concerns and pleaded for online...

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her kind words, as well as my noble friend. I am part of the Windrush generation and this issue is close to my heart. I was delighted to hear the Statement being read out. I am also happy to say that not only do we have a Windrush Day, which 50 applicants will be getting money to celebrate, but we have £500,000 to spend each year on Windrush Day from now...

Children: Oral Health - Question (12 Mar 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to tackle the oral health problems of hard to reach children, especially those in deprived areas of the country, through the Starting Well Core scheme.

Children: Oral Health - Question (12 Mar 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, too many five to 10 year-olds in deprived areas undergo general anaesthetic in hospitals to have their decayed teeth removed. Starting Well Core is therefore a welcome first step towards ensuring that children are seen by a dentist, preventing them from developing decay at a young age. Unfortunately, this scheme contains no educational element, only posters and leaflets available at...

Online Safety - Question (26 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, an NSPCC survey found that six out of 10 parents do not think that social networks protect children from inappropriate content, such as self-harm and suicide. Nine out of 10 parents support the regulation of social networks to make them legally responsible for protecting children because, unfortunately, many parents lack the knowledge and confidence to protect their children...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (12 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS dental practices are actively involved in the oral health Starting Well Core initiative.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (12 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who have visited an NHS dentist who would not have otherwise accessed NHS dental services as a result of the Starting Well Core initiative.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (12 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional funding has been committed to the oral health Starting Well Core initiative.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (12 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on (1) developing, and (2) distributing to dental practices, posters, leaflets and other resources as part of the Starting Well Core initiative.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (12 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the oral health Starting Well Core initiative involved commissioning any additional NHS dentistry capacity.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (12 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Starting Well Core initiative in getting hard-to-reach children to attend NHS dental services for the first time.

Deportation: Jamaica - Private Notice Question (6 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, there is a real need to have cultural understanding of individuals who are being investigated. There needs to be public confidence that people are being treated fairly. How many BAME people are Home Office officials working on these cases to give the public the confidence they need?

Broadcasting: Public Sector Content - Question (4 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to ensure that public sector content continues to be easily discoverable by viewers, regardless of how they are accessing broadcasting content.

Broadcasting: Public Sector Content - Question (4 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question on the Order Paper, and declare an interest as per the register.

Broadcasting: Public Sector Content - Question (4 Feb 2019)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, children are being increasingly exposed to inappropriate content on social media, and public service broadcasting plays an important role in providing parents with a safe, trusted space where children can access high-quality, entertaining educational content—especially now that the new BFI contestable funding will be available to programme makers. However, it is difficult to find...


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