All 11 results for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Brady

Sport: Governance — Motion to Take Note (4 Dec 2014)

Baroness Brady: Maiden Speech: My Lords, it is a great honour to speak for the first time in your Lordships’ House. I want to begin by thanking your Lordships for the wonderfully warm welcome I have received from all sides of the House. The assistance and, above all, patience shown to me by noble Lords from across the Chamber and by the clerks of the House and all the staff whom I have encountered since I...

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2015)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, I welcome the opportunity to make a contribution to this debate regarding the significant role that women’s economic empowerment has both nationally and internationally. Women’s economic empowerment is often talked about in terms of quotas or targets, but this is the language of charity, of welfare and of equality for equality’s sake. As someone who did not need a quota or a...

Enterprise Bill [HL]: Second Reading (12 Oct 2015)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, as always it is an honour to speak in the House—especially on enterprise, a subject dear to my heart. I will begin by describing the backdrop in front of which this Bill sits, and thereby illustrate just how important it is that we debate the issues it raises. With the party opposite having appointed a shadow Chancellor who does not believe in market capitalism, this Bill is a...

Women: Businesses — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2016)

Baroness Brady: I congratulate my noble friend Lady Wheatcroft on securing this debate, and particularly the way it has been framed. We are finally talking about the contribution that women can and do make to growth and economic prosperity, instead of being trapped in a debate on equality for equality’s sake. There are reasons why we need to empower women in the workplace and they are for the benefit not...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, it is an honour, as always, to speak in this House, particularly as it concerns International Women’s Day, which took place yesterday. The day is about celebrating women and their contribution to our societies, our communities, our Governments and our nations. But I hope that we do more than that. We are seeking action and we are seeking change. Indeed, as we have heard, the theme...

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Oct 2017)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, it is a privilege to speak in this debate today, not least because it is on a subject about which I am hugely passionate. I fully support the aim of the Bill, which is to ensure that all work experience placements that go on longer than four weeks pay the national minimum wage. Others have spoken with great conviction, in particular the noble Lords, Lord Holmes and Lord Mitchell, on...

Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill - Second Reading (23 Nov 2018)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, as always, it is an honour to speak here and to follow such knowledgeable contributors as we have heard today. I congratulate the honourable Member for Coventry North West from the other place on a well-targeted, balanced and proportionate Bill, and of course I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, on bringing it before us today. After all, on such a sensitive subject as organ...

Reconciliation: Role of British Foreign, Defence and International Development Policy - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2018)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, I too congratulate the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury on securing this debate and I pay tribute to the esteemed contributors we have already heard from. Reconciliation in conflict zones in the most difficult situations at the heart of ethnic, geographic and cultural hostilities is clearly a necessary condition for lasting peace, stability and the prosperity that...

Stalking Protection Bill - Second Reading (18 Jan 2019)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, it is an honour to contribute to this debate today on so vital and grave a subject. Stalking is a menace that takes an intolerable mental toll on its victims—and sometimes, tragically, a physical one. For far too long it has fallen between the cracks in our criminal justice system, leaving victims cruelly exposed and perpetrators free to continue causing misery and distress. The...

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill - Second Reading (1 Mar 2019)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, it is a privilege—as ever—to take part in today’s debate. I congratulate my noble friend Lord Trenchard on his sponsorship of this important Bill, and my right honourable friend the Member for North East Hertfordshire in the other place on his leadership on this issue. Anything that reduces Simon Cowell, that maker and breaker of lives and careers, to tears on national...

Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - Second Reading (13 Mar 2020)

Baroness Brady: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bird, on his Bill and the important sentiments behind it. As stated in the very helpful briefing note he produced, “there must be more widespread accountability to prepare for the long-term impact of current policy decisions”. No one can argue that the consequences of not taking proper account of future generations are profound. The...


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