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Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)

Oral questions - Main Chamber
Subject: Operational speed and scope of the Freedom of Information scheme
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Division Votes
27 Nov 2023 - Immigration (Age Assessments) Regulations 2023 - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted No and against the House
One of 6 Crossbench No votes vs 10 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 164 Noes - 75
27 Nov 2023 - Justification Decision (Scientific Age Imaging) Regulations 2023 - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted No and against the House
One of 9 Crossbench No votes vs 9 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 165 Noes - 86
22 Jan 2024 - Asylum: UK-Rwanda Agreement - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted Aye and in line with the House
One of 35 Crossbench Aye votes vs 5 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 214 Noes - 171
23 Jan 2024 - Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Baroness Deech voted Aye and against the House
One of 15 Crossbench Aye votes vs 32 Crossbench No votes
Tally: Ayes - 201 Noes - 227


Speeches
Baroness Deech speeches from: Green Spaces
Baroness Deech contributed 1 speech (62 words)
Thursday 1st February 2024 - Lords Chamber
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Baroness Deech speeches from: Freedom of Information
Baroness Deech contributed 2 speeches (168 words)
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 - Lords Chamber
Cabinet Office


Written Answers
Royal Parks: Finance
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 19th December 2023

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

To ask His Majesty's Government what changes they are planning in the future funding of Royal Parks to reflect the use of part of Victoria Tower Gardens for a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

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

The proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre will be managed and funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, which will also take responsibility for the management of the relevant parts of Victoria Tower Gardens needed for the duration of the construction period. It is not therefore proposed to make any changes to the funding provided by HM Government to The Royal Parks.

Victoria Tower Gardens: Monuments
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Tuesday 19th December 2023

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

To ask His Majesty's Government which department or other organisation will have responsibility for the maintenance of the Buxton Memorial following the planned construction of a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

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

The Royal Parks will continue to have responsibility for the maintenance of the Buxton Memorial Fountain in Victoria Tower Gardens, which commemorates the Parliamentary campaign to abolish the slave trade, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will continue to have Departmental responsibility for it.

Victoria Tower Gardens
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th December 2023

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

To ask His Majesty's Government what options they are considering for the future management of the parts of Victoria Tower Gardens which will not be occupied by the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

Answered by Baroness Penn - Minister on Leave (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)

Decisions on the future management arrangements for Victoria Tower Gardens will be agreed in good time before the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre opens.

Victoria Tower Gardens: Monuments
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 20th December 2023

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

To ask His Majesty's Government what arrangements, if any, they have made to transfer control of all or part of Victoria Tower Gardens to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, or another department, to enable the planned construction of a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and whether they intend to attach conditions to such a transfer to safeguard the interests of the Gardens' current users.

Answered by Baroness Penn - Minister on Leave (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State)

The Government’s aim, as part of the programme to establish the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, is to enhance Victoria Tower Gardens so that they can continue to be appreciated by everyone living in, working in or visiting the area. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are discussing the arrangements which can best ensure safe and efficient construction while maintaining access to the Gardens. Those arrangements may include transfer of title for part of the gardens, especially in order to provide a suitably long lease for the Memorial and Learning Centre.

Pupils: Absenteeism
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 27th December 2023

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children are not absent from school to take part in protests.

Answered by Baroness Barran - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

The government is clear that missing school for events such as political protests is unacceptable and should not be condoned.

The department monitors events closely and has recently written to all schools and local authorities supporting leaders and teachers in taking firm action when necessary. The department encourages schools and local authorities to set clear expectations to parents on attendance and has confirmed that absence for this kind of activity should be treated as unauthorised. The department is clear that school leaders and local authorities should be enforcing attendance policies, and they should take immediate action where these policies have been breached. In the most egregious cases this can mean fines or prosecution. The department has shared this communication with Ofsted to ensure all inspectors are clear on the position.

Universities: Antisemitism
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the responses by the University and College Union and relevant university authorities to complaints by students of anti-Semitism and violence perpetrated by fellow students and staff.

Answered by Baroness Barran - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

The department is deeply concerned about the growth in antisemitic incidents on campus since the 7 October terrorist attacks against Israel and this government takes antisemitism extremely seriously. Departmental officials have assessed evidence of antisemitism and racial hatred linked to incidents at English universities. There is an online "Reporting Extremism" page from where members of the public can raise concerns to the department directly. Where concerns have arisen, officials have reached out to relevant universities to understand what actions they have taken, including reporting issues to the police where appropriate.

The department is also concerned to see antisemitic motions being passed at some universities. The department urges universities to crack down on inflammatory, politically motivated displays of support for a proscribed terrorist organisation, and on demonstrations which make Jewish staff and students feel unsafe.

My right hon. Friend, The Secretary of State for Education and my right hon. Friend, the Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education (HE), wrote to all schools, colleges and universities on 11 October, urging them to respond swiftly to hate-related incidents and actively reassure Jewish students that they can study without fear of harassment or intimidation. Minister Halfon wrote again to Vice Chancellors on 16 November, further emphasising the use of disciplinary measures and the importance of police engagement, as well as the suspension of student visas where the student is a foreign national and requested that the universities review its policies and procedures to ensure that they remain fit for purpose at this challenging time. This was one of the key actions set out in the five-point plan for tackling antisemitism in HE, which was published on 5 November. A link to more information can be found here: https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2023/11/05/how-were-protecting-jewish-students-on-university-campuses/.

National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Victoria Tower Gardens
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 4th January 2024

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

To ask His Majesty's Government what response they made to the request by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee that the plan to build a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens on the Westminster World Heritage site be abandoned; and what discussions they had with the World Heritage Committee at its meeting in 2023 about that matter.

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

The Government noted that the independent planning inspector concluded, following an extensive public inquiry in 2020, that “…the proposed UKHMLC would not result in compromise to the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site because it does not harm it or its setting, thus conserving it”. DCMS, acting as State Party to the World Heritage Convention, will continue to keep UNESCO updated.

National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Victoria Tower Gardens
Asked by: Baroness Deech (Crossbench - Life peer)
Thursday 4th January 2024

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

To ask His Majesty's Government for what reasons the planned construction of a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens has not resulted in the gardens and the Buxton Memorial being placed on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register; and whether they will request that they be so placed.

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

Heritage assets may be added to Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register for a variety of reasons, such as poor condition, disuse, and, in some cases, the quantifiable risks of development. Historic England has not made an assessment of the potential risks to Victoria Tower Gardens since the Holocaust Memorial Bill is still under consideration. It will continue to monitor the situation and keep its position under regular review.




Baroness Deech mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
Built Environment Committee
3 speeches (217 words)
Wednesday 24th January 2024 - Lords Chamber

Mentions:
1: None Baroness Stedman-Scott be appointed members of the Select Committee, in place of Lord Clark of Windermere, Baroness - Link to Speech

Oral Answers to Questions
151 speeches (10,110 words)
Tuesday 9th January 2024 - Commons Chamber
Ministry of Justice
Mentions:
1: Siobhan Baillie (Con - Stroud) Will the Lord Chancellor kindly agree to meet me and the formidable Baroness Deech and Baroness Shackleton - Link to Speech
2: Mike Freer (Con - Finchley and Golders Green) arrange a meeting with my noble Friend Lord Bellamy, who leads on this issue, to update her and the noble Baroness - Link to Speech



Select Committee Documents
Friday 9th February 2024
Correspondence - Correspondence with the Promoter relating to the Holocaust Memorial Bill

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: hmbcommittee@parliament.uk +44 (0)20 7219 3864 • London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust ; • Baroness

Friday 9th February 2024
Correspondence - Correspondence from the promoters on the selection process for Victoria Tower Gardens, including correspondence with Baroness Deech

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: from the promoters on the selection process for Victoria Tower Gardens, including correspondence with Baroness

Friday 9th February 2024
Correspondence - Correspondence from the promoters relating to the Business of the House item on Thursday 24 January

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: Mr Brian Doctor KC represented Baroness Deech at the planning inquiry and cross-examined both Mr Bruno

Tuesday 6th February 2024
Oral Evidence - Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), The Thorney Island Society and Residents of Westminster, The Thorney Island Society and Residents of Westminster, and The Thorney Island Society and Residents of Westminster

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: referred to in the answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 12 April 2023 in response to a question by Baroness

Friday 2nd February 2024
Minutes and decisions - Minutes - 2nd Meeting - 14 December 2023

Services Committee

Found: Apologies Apologies were received from Baroness Deech , Baroness Hussein -Ece, Baroness Williams of

Friday 2nd February 2024
Minutes and decisions - Decisions - 3rd Meeting - 25 January 2024

Services Committee

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

Monday 29th January 2024
Report - Second Report - Parliamentary Scrutiny of International Agreements in the 21st century

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Found: future of the Government’s estatesHC 793 9th Civil Service People Survey HC 575 10th Appointment of Baroness

Wednesday 24th January 2024
Scrutiny evidence - 2024-01-24 London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust (and witnesses) - Petitioner Exhibits

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: to the existing park: From Parliamentary Question (HL6914, tabled on 28 March 2023) Question from: Baroness

Wednesday 24th January 2024
Scrutiny evidence - 2024-01-24 Baroness Deech et al (and witnesses) - Petitioner Exhibits

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: 2024-01-24 Baroness Deech et al (and witnesses) - Petitioner Exhibits HC 121 Scrutiny evidence

Wednesday 24th January 2024
Oral Evidence - The Baroness Deech DBE KC, Joanna Millan BEM JP, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Dr Martin Stern MBE, Sir Richard Evans FRSL FBA, Trudy Gold, Dr Lydia Tischler, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), and Brian Doctor KC

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: The Baroness Deech DBE KC, Joanna Millan BEM JP, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Dr Martin Stern MBE, Sir Richard

Wednesday 24th January 2024
Oral Evidence - Sally Prothero, Hal Moggridge OBE, David Lambert, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), and London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: questions for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities tabled – I think this was by Baroness

Tuesday 23rd January 2024
Oral Evidence - Buxton Family and Thomas Fowell Buxton Society, John Fannon, Buxton Family and Thomas Fowell Buxton Society, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: On slide 25, I have set out the objections by Baroness Deech and the Holocaust survivors who join her

Wednesday 10th January 2024
Scrutiny evidence - 2024-01-10 Opening Statement Presentation - Promoter Exhibits

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: Memorials were submitted by: •The London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust •The Thorney Island Society •Baroness

Tuesday 9th January 2024
Correspondence - Correspondence from Richard Buxton relating to forthcoming select committee hearings

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: Petitioners as b elow Pinsents (Robert Owen) Baroness Deech deechr@parliament.uk , Thorney Island

Tuesday 9th January 2024
Correspondence - Correspondence from Richard Buxton relating to forthcoming select committee hearings

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: writing on behalf of three other petitioners (London Parks and Gardens Trust, Thorney Island Society, Baroness

Tuesday 9th January 2024
Agendas and papers - Committee Programme

Holocaust Memorial Bill Select Committee

Found: • London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust ( HMB-009) Wednesday 24 January 2.15pm – 5.15pm • Baroness

Tuesday 19th December 2023
Minutes and decisions - Decisions - 2nd Meeting - 14 December 2023

Services Committee

Found: Kinnoull Lord Stoneham of Droxford Baroness Wheeler Apologies Baroness Williams of Trafford , Baroness

Wednesday 6th December 2023
Formal Minutes - Formal Minutes Session 2023-24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Found: Rt Hon D avid Cameron as Foreign Secretary and to the House of Lords Correspondence with The Baroness

Tuesday 5th December 2023
Correspondence - Letter from Baroness Deech, Chair, House of Lords Appointments Commission on HOLAC role in Lord Cameron appointment, dated 29.11.23

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Found: Letter from Baroness Deech, Chair, House of Lords Appointments Commission on HOLAC role in Lord Cameron

Monday 4th December 2023
Report - First Report - The Appointment of Douglas Chalmers CB DSO OBE as Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Found: future of the Government’s estatesHC 793 9th Civil Service People Survey HC 575 10th Appointment of Baroness

Tuesday 28th November 2023
Oral Evidence - Constitution Unit, University College London, and The University of Hull

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

Found: Deech said to you.