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Vulnerable Children - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Dean, on her passionate speech and on securing the debate. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak about this important report from the Children’s Commissioner on the number of vulnerable children and young people in England. I declare an interest as a vice-president of the children’s charity Barnardo’s. This report is crucial,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Soft Drinks: Taxation (13 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to use any of the revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to fund preventative oral health programmes.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services: Children (12 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend NHS England's new Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative beyond the 13 areas in which it is initially being dleivered.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Sugar: Sales Promotions (12 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to limit the availability of high sugar products (1) in supermarket price promotions, and (2) at the point of sale.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Health: Children (12 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publiish the next Child Dental Health Survey.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Health (12 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the next Adult Dental Health Survey.

Children: Oral Health - Question (4 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the problem of child tooth decay, in the light of the finding by Public Health England in its most recent oral health survey that 25 per cent of five year olds had experienced dental decay.

Children: Oral Health - Question (4 Dec 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord for that Answer. We all need to ensure that everyone fully understands the importance of oral health practice, which, ideally, should start when babies are six months old. It is therefore great to hear that NHS England has introduced the “Starting Well” programme. However, this is being delivered in only 13 local authorities, despite the fact that many...

Domestic Violence: Police Resources - Question (27 Nov 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, many children and young people suffer from domestic violence after seeing pornography and other violent acts online. What are the Government doing to encourage the police to go into schools and talk to young people about this kind of crime and the support that victims would get from them if it is happening to them?

Online Gambling - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Browne, on securing this important debate. I am pleased to be able to speak in the debate because many people have contacted me to raise their concerns about children becoming addicted to online gambling and being targeted for this abuse. To fully comprehend the situation that children are being lured into, think of how children are offered...

Fourth Industrial Revolution - Question (15 Nov 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I draw the attention of the House to the Lords Communications Committee’s report Growing Up with the Internet. Of course we have to maximise the opportunities of the digital revolution, but how are the Government planning to protect society—especially our children—from the ethical and moral implications, and long-term consequences, of artificial intelligence and machine learning?

Growing up with the Internet (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (7 Nov 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, it is an honour to take part in this debate. I too congratulate the noble and learned Lord, Lord Thomas, on his maiden speech and welcome him to the House. This debate covers several of the issues I have championed over the years. It is a privilege to be a member of the Communications Select Committee, to have worked with other noble Lords and our outstanding chair, the noble Lord,...

Farmer Review - Question for Short Debate (11 Oct 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate, as I have huge admiration for the work of the noble Lord, Lord Farmer, and the report on the importance of family ties in prison reform that he and the excellent organisation Clinks produced. Congratulations. This is an issue I feel very passionately about. In 2013, I asked an Oral Question on the subject. In 2014, I also...

Race Disparity Audit - Statement (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I welcome this report because it focuses on an issue that affects the whole of society, even more so than when I came here from Trinidad as a 10 year-old in 1960. I was born in Trinidad so I knew that I was worthy and I knew about my history, but a lot of young black and Asian minority children do not know about their history. It is Black History Month so I have visited schools,...

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I am proud to lend my support to this Bill put forward by the noble Lord, Lord McColl, who has a long history of working to ensure that those affected by human trafficking are suitably protected. I salute him for all his efforts. The Government, too, must be congratulated on introducing the much needed Modern Slavery Act, which has raised the awareness of this evil practice and...

Children in Need - Question (17 Jul 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, children with parents in prison are particularly vulnerable and need much consideration. However, under the incentives and privileges scheme, prisoners have to earn the right to see their kids. Barnardo’s has been calling for this to change and for a review of the scheme. It should not be a privilege for parents to see their children, but the right of a child to see their parents....

Vulnerable Children - Question (6 Jul 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, children are joining gangs and carrying knives for protection because they feel vulnerable. They are living in fear of being attacked, getting their guidance from glamorised violence and social media instead of absent fathers. Many are traumatised because they see their friends being murdered on the streets. What are the Government doing to educate children about the consequences...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2017)

Baroness Benjamin: My Lords, I would like my response to the gracious Speech to focus on children. As I always say, childhood lasts a lifetime and everything we do affects children. So my mission in life is to create a better world for children, and I believe that the issues I will highlight today help shape their lives. To feel as though you belong is so important, and the subject of diversity, especially in...


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