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My Lords, are my noble friend Lord Robathan and I alone in worrying about the accumulated national debt? How much will this furlough scheme cost if it lasts until the end of March? By how much will the national debt increase as a percentage of GDP, and at what stage does the national debt as a percentage of GDP become unsustainable? Let us face it, this lockdown may not even be necessary,...
My Lords, on the “Today” programme this morning, my right honourable friend Nadhim Zahawi said that the Government had to strike a balance between combating the virus and damaging the economy. In the light of those remarks, have the Government ever carried out a cost-benefit analysis before taking these quite dramatic decisions on lockdown, both nationally and regionally?
My Lords, I join in the congratulations to the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman of Ullock, and my noble friend Lord Sarfraz on their maiden speeches, which I much enjoyed. I hope they enjoy this House as much as I have. I also hope they listened to my noble friend Lord Cavendish of Furness, who gave a slight word of warning that we have lost many of our friends in the other place, and we have not...
Entered the House of Lords on 28 June 2005
Previously MP for Epsom and Ewell until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell, 1978-2001. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, 1986-1987; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1987-1988; Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 1988-1993. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 27 April 1978 — unknown
Also represented Epsom and Ewell
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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