Results 81–100 of 1189 for speaker:Lord Cotter

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises — Question (23 Oct 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to address the issue of late payments to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises — Question (23 Oct 2012)

Lord Cotter: I thank the Minister for his Answer. Will he and his officials look at the important reports and surveys carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses and the British Chambers of Commerce and note their recommendations? There is a lot of very good information in there. I am glad that the Government have improved their record on payment, but it is still not satisfactory that local councils...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Creative Industries: Loans (10 Jul 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support the provision in the European Union's Creative Europe proposal for a loan guarantee scheme for the creative industries; and what representations they have received from creative industries about this proposal.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Creative Industries: Loans (4 Jul 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative industries they envisage will access finance under the economic stimulus package announced on 15 June.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Creative Industries: Loans (3 Jul 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a loan guarantee scheme to benefit small and medium sized enterprises working within the creative industries.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Creative Industries: Loans (3 Jul 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of small and medium sized enterprises in the creative industries they envisage will access finance under the economic stimulus package announced on 15 June.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Creative Industries: Loans (3 Jul 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government what projections they have made of the additional investment that the provision in the European Union's Creative Europe proposal for a loan guarantee scheme would leverage for the creative industries; and what proportion of this they expect would be leveraged for use in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Creative Europe Programme (3 Jul 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with other European Union member states concerning the financial settlement for the proposed Creative Europe programme, and in particular plans to increase the suggested budget.

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Foreign Languages — Question (28 Jun 2012)

Lord Cotter: I congratulate the Minister very much on her comprehensive Answer to the Question. The points that she made and the answers she gave were very good indeed. It is important that there should be publicity about what is available, but often there is not enough. It is also important that schools, as well as businesses, provide education in languages, and that further education colleges provide...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 May 2012)

Lord Cotter: My Lords, my comments today on constitutional reform relate solely to Lords reform. The issue of Lords reform has been with us for many years and has been addressed and enacted in a measured way over recent times, and quite rightly so, but now we have a proposal in front of us for a radical change-namely, an elected Chamber-which we must consider thoughtfully and seriously. A committee was...

Health and Social Care Bill: Third Reading (19 Mar 2012)

Lord Cotter: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Emerton, for introducing this amendment, which I hope the Minister will agree gives an opportunity for a very important issue to be aired. Many noble Lords have aired it in the past; indeed, I raised it on the very first day of the Bill. It is an area that remains of concern, and I have been pleased to hear from the Ministers that they are well aware...

Public Disorder: Compensation — Question (13 Mar 2012)

Lord Cotter: My Lords, setting aside the issues about loss adjusters and suchlike, did not the Government announce in August that there would be £20 million to support small businesses and help them with minimum bureaucracy? Although these issues are being followed up, is it not very unsatisfactory that, in the mean time, this fund has not been dipped into sufficiently quickly? Exactly how much has been...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crime: Rioting (30 Jan 2012)

Lord Cotter: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the number of claims made or paid out to businesses for reparations following the August riots; and what systems have been put in place to monitor the number of claims by businesses being made and paid out.

Design Education and Growth — Question for Short Debate (24 Jan 2012)

Lord Cotter: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Whitaker, for introducing this timely and important debate, and I compliment the noble Lord, Lord Baker, the previous speaker, on the work that he is doing on university technical colleges. My interest comes from my experience as managing director of a plastics manufacturing company before I came into Parliament, and I have spent a great deal...

Public Disorder: Uninsured Claimants — Question (19 Dec 2011)

Lord Cotter: My Lords, it is four months since the riots occurred and very strong assurances were given by the Government that businesses would be helped. The official report and other reports indicate that very few businesses have received the help that they expected to be given-and that we expected them to be given. I asked in September whether the Government would monitor the situation. Will the...

Riots Communities and Victims Panel — Question (1 Dec 2011)

Lord Cotter: My Lords, on 11 August, I asked the Government, "to ensure that measures"- to assist businesses in riot areas- "are taken very speedily, with minimum red tape and bureaucracy".-[Official Report, 11/8/11; col. 1526.] In my Oral Question on 13 September, I asked the Business Minister to, "continue to monitor the situation".-[ Official Report, 13/9/11; col. 617.] On both occasions I received...

Riots Communities and Victims Panel — Question (1 Dec 2011)

Lord Cotter: I want to ask the Minister to ensure that we get a clear response now on behalf of business because I feel that it is inexcusable and that there is a sense of betrayal. Will the Minister give us a response quickly?

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (6th Day) (16 Nov 2011)

Lord Cotter: My noble friend has given a careful response, as always, to the points made. However, will he accept that there is a very special need for focus on rare conditions and the struggle to get both diagnosis and treatment? I hope my noble friend will take note of this because I can attest, through my wife, that there is a lifetime struggle from childhood to get these issues addressed. I hope that...


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