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All 9 results for social mobility speaker:Lord Bird

Social Mobility - Question for Short Debate (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Bird: My Lords, we all like a good example of a socially mobile person because we are always looking for the exception that proves the rule. Unfortunately, the socially immobile have normally failed at school. I am one of those persons; I relied on the prison system to get my education, but you cannot rely on that system any more to give you your education. You cannot rely on being wrong at some...

Equality of Opportunity for Young People - Motion to Take Note (16 May 2019)

Lord Bird: ...”. Is it equality before the marketplace? Is it equality in the democratic sense of everybody having a vote? Is it the equality that often does not happen, around people’s ability to have social mobility and to move on? Is it the equality we associate with being highly educated and knowing the difference between certain things? Is it the equality that comes from what I call a cognitive...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Mobility: Employment (25 Mar 2019)

Lord Bird: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Social Mobility Pledge; and what steps they are taking to support its uptake by employers.

Poverty in the United Kingdom - Question (17 Dec 2018)

Lord Bird: My Lords, will the Government supply us with a plan for how they are going to rescue that wonderful thing, which is that work gives social mobility and social opportunity, at a time when it is obvious that in-work poverty is increasing at a greater rate than out-of-work poverty?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Libraries: Northamptonshire (3 Apr 2018)

Lord Bird: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of libraries in Northamptonshire on literacy, social mobility, and poverty prevention programmes.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Mobility (19 Dec 2017)

Lord Bird: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication in November of the Social Mobility Commission report, State of the Nation 2017: Social Mobility in Great Britain, what steps they intend to take to ensure that every person has the opportunity to build a good life for themselves, regardless of their family background.

Social Mobility Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2016)

Lord Bird: .... I hope he has a very pleasant time. I have been in about nine months, and it has been a holiday; it has been great. Everybody has been incredibly nice, which is great. I do not like the term “social mobility”. The only reason we use it is because we are talking about people who are not mobile. If you are mobile, you do not say so. If you go to Eton or Harrow, or Oxford or...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Social Enterprises (12 Dec 2016)

Lord Bird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support social enterprise training providers to improve social mobility through apprenticeship programmes.

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Bird: I am sorry. If somebody falls into an emergency, which is the “E” of PECC, and they end up in prison or on social security, they are often stuck there. Then there is the “C”, which is coping—so you have prevention, emergency, coping and cure. Eighty per cent of the money that the Government and charities spend is on emergency and coping. We do not get the big bucks in prevention and...


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