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My Lords, when we consider the issue of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, the first priority is of course to examine ourselves and our actions before we reflect on the behaviour of others and the institutions and organisations that dictate to the population as a whole. All of us here are no doubt seeking ways to reduce our own contribution to that pollution, although I admit to not...
Bearing in mind the Government’s exhortations to local authorities to “exhaust other options before going to court” to recover council tax arrears, has my noble friend any comments on the fact that more and more councils are still pursuing unpaid sums through court action, even after only one missed payment? Surely we need new and realistic approaches instead to recover those arrears.
I congratulate my noble friend on the work he is doing in this regard, but surely we should keep from retailers the costs from the banks themselves for handling cash, which seem to be an impediment. Does my noble friend agree that there is still some reluctance, following the Covid crisis, about handling cash? Is anything being done to reassure the public that it is safe to handle cash?
Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2016
Previously MP for Leeds North East until 8 April 1997 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Leeds North East
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