Former Labour Peer
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My Lords, when does the Minister expect the single payments scheme to be running properly so that the farmers are paid correctly and on time?
My Lords, this will be an extremely brief speech, just to thank my noble friend the Minister on behalf of the noble Lord, Lord Rix, and myself. We had a useful meeting with the Minister and his colleague, Beverley Hughes, and he has done all the things we asked him to do. We thought it would be easier simply to insert "18" in the Bill, but we understand the drafting point and the way in which...
My Lords, does the Minister agree that the recent government decision that will allow the retention of a proportion of affordable housing in rural areas is very welcome? Does he also agree that this is not enough on its own if the required number of affordable homes is to be built in the rural social housing sector?
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1987
Left the House of Lords on 18 December 2006 — Died
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