Lord German

Liberal Democrat Peer

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Heritage Organisations: Coal Supplies - Question 21 Jan 2021

    My Lords, the Great Little Trains of Wales, Snowdonia, Talyllyn, Llangollen and others, are critical for the hospitality offer, yet heritage trains as a whole emit only just about half of the CO2 that people use in their domestic barbeque charcoal briquettes. The challenge is to find a solution to this problem to keep the trains running. I note that in his responses so far the Minister has...
  • Construction Industry: Retention Payments - Question 14 Jan 2021

    The last two paragraphs of the Government’s responses paper lay out only two policy options: the retention deposit scheme or phasing out retentions completely. May I follow the noble Lord, Lord Aberdare, in pressing the Minister? He already has the responses and knows the two options before him. Can he tell us when the legislation will come forward to make this happen? It is much needed and...
  • Leaseholders: Properties with Cladding - Question 7 Jan 2021

    My Lords, I rent a flat in a block of unsafe flats in London, and I am surrounded by leaseholders who suffer greatly as a result of the turmoil and fear of the consequences. Does the Minister agree that it is now time for a comprehensive financial solution to these matters, not one that tinkers around the edges? Will he tell the House what consideration he has given to the proposal he...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)

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