Lord German

Liberal Democrat Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Commonwealth Countries: Reciprocal Pension Agreements - Question 1 Mar 2021

    Can the Minister accept that dignity in retirement should exist for all UK pensioners regardless of where they live as a principle? As raised by the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, and the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, the Minister in Canada is waiting for a reply from the UK Government. If, as the Minister here says, it is about a reciprocal arrangement, surely this discussion should start...
  • Commonwealth Countries: Reciprocal Pension Agreements - Question 1 Mar 2021

    Can the Minister accept that dignity in retirement should exist for all UK pensioners regardless of where they live as a principle? As raised by the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, and the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, the Minister in Canada is waiting for a reply from the UK Government. If, as the Minister here says, it is about a reciprocal arrangement, surely this discussion should start...
  • Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Area) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve 24 Feb 2021

    My Lords, I also welcome these regulations and the narrow spectrum that they contain, but I want to address the wider issues that business rates inflict on business in this country, particularly with regard to the needs of revival following the pandemic. While these regulations provide a system for incentivising growth and encourage local government to take steps to promote business growth,...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • 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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