Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)
My Lords, we understand the Government’s need to reduce the benefits bill, however we believe that this is not the right place to do it. Given the spotlight that has recently been shone on the devastating impact of children suffering bereavement by the programme on Rio Ferdinand, I ask the Minister to talk to his colleague, the Secretary of State, and ask him to reconsider this policy...
My Lords, I thank the Minister for his response and I thank all those who have taken part in this critical debate, as well as those who were not able to speak because of the time limitations. Time prevents me from commenting in detail on all the contributions, although I would have wished to do so. Naturally, I am disappointed that the Government are reluctant to move their position so as to...
My Lords, I begin by drawing the attention of noble Lords to my interest as the patron of South Somerset Mind. I am grateful to Mind, the Disability Benefits Consortium, Sense, Citizens Advice, Scope and Rethink Mental Illness for their briefings, which I am sure others will also have received. Like most of your Lordships, I take my mobile phone into the Chamber set on silent to receive...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2013
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