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Baroness Warsi

Conservative Peer (15 Oct 2007 – current)


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Women, Equality and Human Rights (4 Mar 2004)

Patricia Hewitt: ...and set up their own businesses. They can use their long ties of family, culture and language with many other parts of the globe, both for their own benefit and that of the whole country. Parween Warsi, for example, moved to Britain from north India in 1975 and started to make samosas for local restaurants. She is now chief executive of S and A Food and is one of Britain's most successful...

UK Borders Bill (11 Oct 2007)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: ...Joseph Rowntree Foundation recently published its report on destitution in Leeds, Moving On—From Destitution to Contribution. Kate Adie, who chaired the inquiry, Courtenay Griffiths QC, Sayeeda Warsi and their colleagues advocated an end to destitution and the establishment of a right to work for refused asylum seekers. This last point is dealt with in Amendment No. 18. Kate Adie and her...

Introduction: Baroness Warsi (15 Oct 2007)

Introduction: Baroness Warsi

Middle East and Afghanistan (23 Oct 2007)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...fortunate that we are going to have the opportunity of hearing two maiden speeches in this debate, to which I am greatly looking forward. The first is going to come from my noble friend Lady Warsi who, despite her youth—I hope that does not sound too old from an older man—is hugely experienced in community relations and particularly in the position of women in the war theatres and...

Pakistan: Terrorist Attacks (25 Oct 2007)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, will the Minister confirm whether there are any outstanding issues of difference between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of Pakistan regarding any organisation or individual who is alleged to have committed terrorist activity in Pakistan but is resident in or operating out of the United Kingdom?

Debate on the Address (12 Nov 2007)

Baroness Neville-Jones: ...to know what is required of them. Government certainly has a role to play but we must all have shared responsibility. British Muslims are central to the finding of solutions. My noble friend Lady Warsi, the first Muslim woman to be made a Conservative Peer, is the shadow Minister for community cohesion. She is pre-eminently qualified to help us forward in this area and I look forward to...

Iraq (27 Nov 2007)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, are the Government proposing, or consulting on, a memorial day separate from Remembrance Day? If so, will the Minister confirm which of our brave men and women will be remembered on Remembrance Day and which of them will be remembered on a separate memorial day?

Community Relations: National Motto (6 Dec 2007)

Baroness Warsi: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received any proposals for a national motto; and, if so, whether such a motto will improve community relations.

Afghanistan: Hearts and Minds Campaign (13 Dec 2007)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, is the Minister aware of any specific initiatives to win the hearts and minds of Afghani women? What specific initiatives are there to tackle the ever-increasing problem of self-immolation—women setting themselves alight because of the severely frustrating circumstances in which they find themselves despite our invasion?

Schools: Geography (22 Jan 2008)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, the Ofsted report found that pupils value the link between citizenship and geography. What evidence is there to show that citizenship teaching per se is effective in fostering a sense of belonging? Would it not be better to contextualise citizenship by a proper teaching of our history?

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: ...a way, in that my family background is Jewish, although it is not the religion that I, in a flawed and faltering way, try to practise. I was not in Liverpool on Sunday, but my colleague, Baroness Warsi, the shadow Minister for Community Cohesion, was, as was my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest, East (Dr. Lewis), who I see in his place; he was representing the leader of the...

Families, Community Cohesion and Social Action (28 Feb 2008)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, I am privileged to sum up from the Front Bench for the first time in a debate on a topic of great importance, in which the contributions from all sides of the House have been wise and thoughtful. The debate reminds me that this House is so important because its talents are immense. I am thankful particularly to my noble friend Lady Gardner for securing it. Apparent in it has been...

Afghanistan: Women in Government (6 Mar 2008)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, is the Minister aware of the case of a very brave and articulate parliamentarian, Malalai Joya? What steps have the British Government taken in discussing the protection of Malalai Joya because of her outspoken comments?

Crime: Honour-related Violence (10 Mar 2008)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords—

Citizenship (10 Mar 2008)

Baroness Warsi: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take following the Department for Communities and Local Government's most recent citizenship survey.

National Insurance (17 Mar 2008)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, while acknowledging that foreign nationals make a contribution to the British economy, surely the Minister must accept that those foreign nationals have to be legal. What is the discrepancy between national insurance numbers issued to foreign nationals who are legal in this country and those issued to foreign nationals who are illegal?

Asylum Seekers: Iran (18 Mar 2008)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, is the Minister aware of discrepancies between in-country information provided in briefs by the Foreign Office and reports produced by Amnesty and Human Rights Watch about the situation in Iran? If the Minister accepts that there are such discrepancies and that our information is not entirely correct, how can our decisions possibly be correct?

Immigration: Detention Centres (17 Jun 2008)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, is it not correct that the whole policy is back to front? If the Government got their house in order and dealt with border controls and decided what it was that Britain needed and imposed quotas based on those needs, we would not have to behave in this inhumane way in dealing with detention and every other aspect of removal. Do we not need to get our policy right and clear in...

Britishness (19 Jun 2008)

Lord Addington: ...the Scots brought this matter to the fore? The old joke about the deal between Scotland and England is that England dominates Scotland and the Scots run England. I hope the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, will not object to me mentioning that David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, says that the Scots are fairly integrated into parts of English society. Where does the idea of...

Rule of Law (19 Jun 2008)

the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds: ...the right of all our citizens to equality of education under the law and our own culture. It is difficult to extricate this debate from the preceding one. I was grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Warsi, who spoke in the previous debate, for affirming the need for equal treatment by the police in these areas. That affirmation was made in this debate by the noble Baroness, Lady Cox. I am...


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