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Monday 15th April 2024
Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)

Oral questions - Main Chamber
Subject: The state of preparedness for the next pandemic
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Division Votes
20 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted No and against the House
One of 8 Crossbench No votes vs 45 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 249 Noes - 219
20 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted No and against the House
One of 16 Crossbench No votes vs 52 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 263 Noes - 233
20 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted Aye and in line with the House
One of 66 Crossbench Aye votes vs 11 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 276 Noes - 226
20 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted No and against the House
One of 2 Crossbench No votes vs 45 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 248 Noes - 209
20 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted No and against the House
One of 10 Crossbench No votes vs 71 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 285 Noes - 230
20 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted Aye and in line with the House
One of 57 Crossbench Aye votes vs 16 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 271 Noes - 228
20 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted No and against the House
One of 5 Crossbench No votes vs 50 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 251 Noes - 214


Speeches
Baroness Deech speeches from: Israel and Gaza
Baroness Deech contributed 1 speech (157 words)
Tuesday 26th March 2024 - Lords Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Baroness Deech speeches from: Free Childcare Scheme
Baroness Deech contributed 1 speech (77 words)
Wednesday 20th March 2024 - Lords Chamber
Department for Education
Baroness Deech speeches from: Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill
Baroness Deech contributed 2 speeches (355 words)
Committee stage
Wednesday 20th March 2024 - Lords Chamber
Cabinet Office


Written Answers
National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th March 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask His Majesty's Government which genocides, other than Jewish, will be included in the Holocaust Learning Centre planned for Victoria Tower Gardens; on what criteria they have been selected; whether representatives of those affected communities have been consulted concerning their inclusion; and whether those communities have been asked to contribute to the cost of the Learning Centre.

Answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Learning Centre, co-located with the Holocaust Memorial, will ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are told with honesty and clarity; it will also address subsequent genocides. Information about the Learning Centre themes was presented at the planning inquiry and is available on the Westminster City Council website: cd_8.9_proof_of_evidence_of_stephen_greenberg_1.pdf (westminster.gov.uk)

The scope and content of the Learning Centre exhibition will be developed by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, drawing on a wide range of external advice and expertise.

The current forecast cost (£138.8 million, excluding contingency) for completion of the proposed Holocaust Memorial is set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 28 June 2023 (UIN HLWS875). An independent charity, The Holocaust Memorial Charitable Trust, Chaired by Sir Gerald Ronson CBE, will lead the effort to secure pledges towards the fundraising campaign.

Extensive consultation on the proposals has been carried out over many years, with contributions from a wide range of individuals and communities across the country.

National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th March 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask His Majesty's Government what will be the theme of each of the exhibition rooms constituting the Holocaust Learning Centre planned for Victoria Tower Gardens.

Answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Learning Centre, co-located with the Holocaust Memorial, will ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are told with honesty and clarity; it will also address subsequent genocides. Information about the Learning Centre themes was presented at the planning inquiry and is available on the Westminster City Council website: cd_8.9_proof_of_evidence_of_stephen_greenberg_1.pdf (westminster.gov.uk)

The scope and content of the Learning Centre exhibition will be developed by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, drawing on a wide range of external advice and expertise.

The current forecast cost (£138.8 million, excluding contingency) for completion of the proposed Holocaust Memorial is set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 28 June 2023 (UIN HLWS875). An independent charity, The Holocaust Memorial Charitable Trust, Chaired by Sir Gerald Ronson CBE, will lead the effort to secure pledges towards the fundraising campaign.

Extensive consultation on the proposals has been carried out over many years, with contributions from a wide range of individuals and communities across the country.

National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th March 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask His Majesty's Government what consultations they have carried out with UK Jewish communities which are not part of the United Synagogue concerning the planned Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Learning Centre, co-located with the Holocaust Memorial, will ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are told with honesty and clarity; it will also address subsequent genocides. Information about the Learning Centre themes was presented at the planning inquiry and is available on the Westminster City Council website: cd_8.9_proof_of_evidence_of_stephen_greenberg_1.pdf (westminster.gov.uk)

The scope and content of the Learning Centre exhibition will be developed by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, drawing on a wide range of external advice and expertise.

The current forecast cost (£138.8 million, excluding contingency) for completion of the proposed Holocaust Memorial is set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 28 June 2023 (UIN HLWS875). An independent charity, The Holocaust Memorial Charitable Trust, Chaired by Sir Gerald Ronson CBE, will lead the effort to secure pledges towards the fundraising campaign.

Extensive consultation on the proposals has been carried out over many years, with contributions from a wide range of individuals and communities across the country.

National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th March 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask His Majesty's Government what is their current estimate of the cost of building the planned Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens.

Answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Learning Centre, co-located with the Holocaust Memorial, will ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are told with honesty and clarity; it will also address subsequent genocides. Information about the Learning Centre themes was presented at the planning inquiry and is available on the Westminster City Council website: cd_8.9_proof_of_evidence_of_stephen_greenberg_1.pdf (westminster.gov.uk)

The scope and content of the Learning Centre exhibition will be developed by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, drawing on a wide range of external advice and expertise.

The current forecast cost (£138.8 million, excluding contingency) for completion of the proposed Holocaust Memorial is set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 28 June 2023 (UIN HLWS875). An independent charity, The Holocaust Memorial Charitable Trust, Chaired by Sir Gerald Ronson CBE, will lead the effort to secure pledges towards the fundraising campaign.

Extensive consultation on the proposals has been carried out over many years, with contributions from a wide range of individuals and communities across the country.

War Memorials: Muslims
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask His Majesty's Government why the National Muslim War Memorial will not be situated in Westminster.

Answered by Baroness Scott of Bybrook - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

On 6 March the Chancellor announced funding of up to £1million for a new war memorial to recognise the sacrifice and duty of Muslim soldiers who fought and died for this country in both world wars.

It will be a visible reminder of the important contributions of Muslims to British history, and will promote shared values amongst people of all backgrounds through building a better understanding of faith groups’ contribution to wider society. Further information will be provided in due course.

Monuments: Slavery
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Mayor of London concerning the location of the memorial for victims of the transatlantic slave trade.

Answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

His Majesty’s Government has had no discussions with the Mayor of London concerning this matter. At the recent Budget, HM Government provided £10 million to National Museums Liverpool, to help in part with its planned expansion of the International Slavery Museum.

Norwegian Refugee Council: Finance
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Friday 22nd March 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how much they donated to the Norwegian Refugee Council in 2022 and 2023, and how much they expect to provide to the Council in 2024, for its work in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK currently provides funding to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) for projects in the Occupied Palestinian Territories including in the West Bank and East Jerusalem through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The CSSF is a National Security Council led approach to UK effort in fragile and conflict-affected states. We are not currently supporting NRC work in Gaza.

The UK has committed the following funding to the NRC in the financial years below:

FY 22-23 - £3.07 million

FY 23-24 - £ 3.68 million

FY 24-25 - £ 2.7 million

Oxford Station: Disability
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 25th March 2024

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Network Rail concerning access by disabled people to Oxford station during the period of construction works there.

Answered by Lord Davies of Gower - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

I understand that Network Rail has consulted with local accessibility groups in planning its current construction works at Oxford station. During construction, access within the station will be unaffected by the works and considerably improved with the delivery of the new western entrance.

Norwegian Refugee Council: Finance
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 25th March 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any role in selecting and overseeing those local partner organisations of the Norwegian Refugee Council that receive money donated by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; and, if so, what procedures are used.

Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a leading international NGO and a trusted aid partner to the FCDO providing life-saving support to vulnerable populations around the world. The FCDO has a longstanding relationship with NRC, which is headquartered and registered in Oslo. NRC has a UK presence and was registered as a UK charity in December 2023.

FCDO funds go directly to NRC, which in turn may provide funds to its local partner organisations. The exact selection process and any HMG involvement will vary according to the programme and context. The FCDO carries out due diligence assessments of partners it funds directly, including the NRC. The FCDO's Programme Operating Framework and associated guidance enables staff to ensure that FCDO partners in receipt of aid funds are operating in compliance with sanctions and counter-terrorism legislation. The FCDO due diligence process should consider whether partners have procedures in place to manage the risk of aid diversion in their delivery chains, such as the risk of support to sanctioned entities or proscribed terrorist groups.

We are not aware of any funds provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to the Norwegian Refugee Council being transferred to local partner organisations that have been designated as terrorist organisations by the government of Israel.

Norwegian Refugee Council: Finance
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 25th March 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether, before making donations to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), they carry out counter-terrorism vetting of the NRC and its local partner organisations; and whether they are aware of any counter-terrorism vetting by the NRC itself of its local partner organisations.

Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a leading international NGO and a trusted aid partner to the FCDO providing life-saving support to vulnerable populations around the world. The FCDO has a longstanding relationship with NRC, which is headquartered and registered in Oslo. NRC has a UK presence and was registered as a UK charity in December 2023.

FCDO funds go directly to NRC, which in turn may provide funds to its local partner organisations. The exact selection process and any HMG involvement will vary according to the programme and context. The FCDO carries out due diligence assessments of partners it funds directly, including the NRC. The FCDO's Programme Operating Framework and associated guidance enables staff to ensure that FCDO partners in receipt of aid funds are operating in compliance with sanctions and counter-terrorism legislation. The FCDO due diligence process should consider whether partners have procedures in place to manage the risk of aid diversion in their delivery chains, such as the risk of support to sanctioned entities or proscribed terrorist groups.

We are not aware of any funds provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to the Norwegian Refugee Council being transferred to local partner organisations that have been designated as terrorist organisations by the government of Israel.

Norwegian Refugee Council: Finance
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 25th March 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they fund directly any local partner organisations of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a leading international NGO and a trusted aid partner to the FCDO providing life-saving support to vulnerable populations around the world. The FCDO has a longstanding relationship with NRC, which is headquartered and registered in Oslo. NRC has a UK presence and was registered as a UK charity in December 2023.

FCDO funds go directly to NRC, which in turn may provide funds to its local partner organisations. The exact selection process and any HMG involvement will vary according to the programme and context. The FCDO carries out due diligence assessments of partners it funds directly, including the NRC. The FCDO's Programme Operating Framework and associated guidance enables staff to ensure that FCDO partners in receipt of aid funds are operating in compliance with sanctions and counter-terrorism legislation. The FCDO due diligence process should consider whether partners have procedures in place to manage the risk of aid diversion in their delivery chains, such as the risk of support to sanctioned entities or proscribed terrorist groups.

We are not aware of any funds provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to the Norwegian Refugee Council being transferred to local partner organisations that have been designated as terrorist organisations by the government of Israel.

Norwegian Refugee Council: Finance
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Monday 25th March 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any funds donated by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to the Norwegian Refugee Council being transferred to local partner organisations that have been designated as terrorist organisations by the government of Israel.

Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a leading international NGO and a trusted aid partner to the FCDO providing life-saving support to vulnerable populations around the world. The FCDO has a longstanding relationship with NRC, which is headquartered and registered in Oslo. NRC has a UK presence and was registered as a UK charity in December 2023.

FCDO funds go directly to NRC, which in turn may provide funds to its local partner organisations. The exact selection process and any HMG involvement will vary according to the programme and context. The FCDO carries out due diligence assessments of partners it funds directly, including the NRC. The FCDO's Programme Operating Framework and associated guidance enables staff to ensure that FCDO partners in receipt of aid funds are operating in compliance with sanctions and counter-terrorism legislation. The FCDO due diligence process should consider whether partners have procedures in place to manage the risk of aid diversion in their delivery chains, such as the risk of support to sanctioned entities or proscribed terrorist groups.

We are not aware of any funds provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to the Norwegian Refugee Council being transferred to local partner organisations that have been designated as terrorist organisations by the government of Israel.

Oxford Station: Access
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 27th March 2024

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) Network Rail and (2) Oxfordshire County Council to ensure appropriate access from West Oxford to Oxford Station for disabled and elderly passengers, including travel by bus.

Answered by Lord Davies of Gower - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

I am advised that Network Rail continue to work closely with Oxford County Council and consult with local accessibility groups in planning the works at Oxford station. Disabled parking is available near the station, marshals are on hand to assist passengers and extra buses are providing accessible transport from Botley Road to the city centre during the period of the road closure.




Baroness Deech mentioned

Calendar
Tuesday 26th March 2024 9:30 a.m.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Membership of the House of Lords
At 10:00am: Oral evidence
The Lord Bew - former Chair at House of Lords Appointments Commission
The Baroness Deech DBE KC - Chair at House of Lords Appointments Commission
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Select Committee Documents
Tuesday 26th March 2024
Oral Evidence - House of Lords Appointments Commission, and House of Lords Appointments Commission

Membership of the House of Lords - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Found: Baroness Deech: Diversity is tied up with numbers.

Tuesday 19th March 2024
Minutes and decisions - Minutes – 3rd Meeting – 25 January 2024

Services Committee

Found: Committee Room 2A and on Microsoft Teams Present: Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall (Chair) Baroness