Baroness Young of Hornsey Portrait

Baroness Young of Hornsey

Crossbench - Life peer

Became Member: 22nd June 2004


Baroness Young of Hornsey is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, Looked After Children and Care Leavers, Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights, Textiles and Fashion
COVID-19 Committee
11th Jun 2020 - 28th Apr 2022
Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 22nd Mar 2016
European Union Committee
22nd Jun 2010 - 16th Oct 2013
Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)
6th Jul 2011 - 26th Mar 2012


There are no upcoming events identified
Division Votes
Monday 27th November 2023
Justification Decision (Scientific Age Imaging) Regulations 2023
voted Aye
One of 9 Crossbench Aye votes vs 9 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 86
Speeches
Tuesday 28th November 2023
Commercial Organisations and Public Authorities Duty (Human Rights and Environment) Bill [HL]
My Lords, I declare my interest as a patron of Anti-Slavery International.
Written Answers
Monday 7th February 2022
Slavery
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the then Secretary of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Tuesday 28th November 2023
Commercial Organisations and Public Authorities Duty (Human Rights and Environment) Bill [HL] 2023-24
A Bill to place a duty on commercial organisations and public authorities to prevent human rights and environmental harms, including …
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Young of Hornsey has voted in 128 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Young of Hornsey, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


1 Bill introduced by Baroness Young of Hornsey


A Bill to place a duty on commercial organisations and public authorities to prevent human rights and environmental harms, including an obligation to conduct and publish human rights and environmental due diligence assessments on their own operations, subsidiaries, and value chains; to make provision for civil liability, penalties, and a criminal offence for failures to comply with the duty; and for connected purposes.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 28th November 2023
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Baroness Young of Hornsey has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


2 Written Questions in the current parliament

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24th Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the then Secretary of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 12 January 2021 (HC Deb, col 160) that they will "introduce fines for businesses that do not comply" with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, when they plan to bring forward these changes.

The landmark transparency provisions contained in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 made the UK the first country in the world to require businesses with a turnover of £36m or more to report annually on the steps they have taken to prevent modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

To enhance the impact of transparency and accelerate action to prevent modern slavery, the Government committed to strengthening the reporting requirements contained in section 54 and introduce new measures including financial penalties for organisations that fail to meet their statutory obligation to publish modern slavery statements. These measures require primary legislation and will be introduced when parliamentary time allows. The Government will publish guidance to help organisations prepare for the new reporting requirements when timings of legislation is clear.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
12th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on (1) labour exploitation, and (2) modern slavery.

Modern slavery is a harmful and hidden crime and its victims may be especially isolated and vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to protecting those who may be subject to exploitation and modern slavery, during this time.

We are working closely with the police, the National Crime Agency, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs - National Minimum Wage Team to monitor and assess any emerging changes to the threat of modern slavery during the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure law enforcement activity can respond to the changing environment. We are confident that law enforcement agencies continue to pursue high risk modern slavery cases where there is a risk of harm or detriment to individuals.

In addition, we have taken clear steps to ensure that we continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society. To ensure victims continue to feel supported and safe, we announced on 6 April 2020, that all individuals in accommodation provided by the government-funded specialist Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract, will not be required to move on from their accommodation for the next three months.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)