Lord Freud

Conservative Peer

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2009

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (12 May 2015 to 21 Dec 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (17 May 2010 to 7 May 2015)
  • Shadow Minister, Work and Pensions ( 8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (24 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)

Recent appearances

  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 2 Nov 2021

    I ask your Lordships’ indulgence to make a few observations following events last week, in the context of Amendment 5 on poverty, in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Sherlock. My noble friend Lady Stroud and I are not pursuing our amendment on universal credit at this time. I was delighted with the Chancellor's decision to improve work allowances and reduce the universal credit taper to...
  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Committee: Amendment 9 26 Oct 2021

    My Lords, it is with the greatest possible reluctance that I have felt compelled to join my noble friend and former colleague Lady Stroud in putting down this amendment, which is considered inadmissible by the clerks of the House. My noble friend Lady Stroud has discussed the issue of scope. I will focus purely on why the level of universal credit payments is so important and has been such a...
  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Second Reading 13 Oct 2021

    My Lords, this Bill is designed to control pension spending and I am broadly in agreement with its direction. However, as the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham has just pointed out, there is another pressing issue in social security: the removal of the £20 a week from universal credit at a time when pricing pressures on the poorest are intensifying. There is a backstory here....

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