Results 1–20 of 9049 for speaker:Paul Goggins

Written Answers — Education: Foster Care (6 Jan 2014)

Paul Goggins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements he is making to extend the provision of foster care up to age 21.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Transport Infrastructure (17 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: One issue that merits greater consideration than the half page given by the commission is the proposal for a temporary exemption from air passenger duty for new long-haul routes from airports outside London. Such an exemption would help airports such as Manchester to develop new routes to China. Will the Secretary of State make sure that this idea stays on the table?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (17 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: The Secretary of State indicated earlier that he was planning a consultation on mesothelioma victims. Does he accept that the review that his Department recently carried out simply did not fulfil the requirements of section 48 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012?

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 18 - Defined terms used in more than one section of this Act (12 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I was looking in clause 18 for a definition of “specified payment”. Of course, I did not find it, because clause 18 covers the definition of terms used in more than one part of the Bill. If I turn to clause 2, I find that “specified payment” is indeed defined and “has the meaning to be given to it by the scheme.” The scheme, however, is in clause 18, which is why I now seek to...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 11 - Recovery of benefits etc from payments and recovery of payments (12 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: My hon. Friend is making an important point. Does she agree that there would be a greater incentive to the Department for Work and Pensions to try to get the industry to up their contribution to 80%, because if claims were at 80%, the clawback would be at 80%?

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Power of scheme administrator to help people bring proceedings (12 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I have some further thoughts to add. The point that the hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham has just made is correct. My contention is that the consultation was flawed because it did not ask what the effect of sections 44 and 46 on mesothelioma victims would be. That question was never asked, nor was the question of whether the exemption should be continued. There was no...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Power of scheme administrator to help people bring proceedings (12 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I am grateful to the Minister for that assurance. What with his intervention and the further requests that my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston has made for an answer to her letter, alongside the other representations that I am sure are being made, I hope that the point will get through. Frankly, just as in the end we negotiated the compromise over LASPO, the issue here is not...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Power of scheme administrator to help people bring proceedings (12 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: It is a pleasure to see you in the chair again, Mr Davies, and a pleasure to follow the hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham. Any member of the Committee could be forgiven for asking the straight question, what on earth has new clause 6 got to do with the Bill? If they thought that, they would have a considerable amount of my sympathy. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Power of scheme administrator to help people bring proceedings (12 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I am sorry that my hon. Friend has not had a reply from the Justice Secretary. I took heart from the fact that he did not know the answer to her question and was honest enough to say so from the Dispatch Box, because at least that meant there was nothing in the front of his mind that connected the two. It gives me hope that when he finally replies to her, we might get a better answer than we...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 - Payments (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I do not wish to detain the Committee for much longer, but this group of amendments is important and I have a number of points to make. I want to express my personal thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Wansbeck. He did something this afternoon that was done by the hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham this morning: he made sure that we do not forget the people we are...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 - Payments (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: My hon. Friend makes a powerful argument. Has she been able to find any explanation anywhere—from the Minister or any other source—for why the assumption went from £7,000 in legal costs to £2,000, and has now gone back to £7,000? Those are precise, round figures. Has my hon. Friend found any explanation for the rationale?

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 - Payments (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I am grateful for the kind comments made by my hon. Friend. On this occasion it is not simply a matter of opinion but of fact that these two issues have nothing to do with each other. The Bill is about a fund of last resort for those who cannot find a former employer or an insurance company. The provisions in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 were precisely in...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Eligible people with diffuse mesothelioma (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: On more than one occasion this morning, the Minister has reminded the Committee that 3% is the golden rule, but my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford and Urmston made the point that according to her calculations—we look forward to hearing more about this later—it would be possible to go back to February 2010 and remain within the 3% limit, which is the golden rule according to the...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Eligible people with diffuse mesothelioma (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I am sure that my hon. Friend is aware that the estimated value of the potential claims by people who had mesothelioma and subsequently died is estimated at around £800 million.

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Eligible people with diffuse mesothelioma (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I am looking at the various dates that my right hon. Friend has suggested. There will have been arguments down the years about whether the industry should or should not do something. But what is irrefutable is that in February 2010 a message went to the industry that something would happen and therefore from that point at least the industry should have been making preparations. Does he agree...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Power to establish the scheme (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: As the Minister is looking at a letter that he wrote to me, but which I have not yet seen, may I have a copy of it?

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Power to establish the scheme (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: Earl Howe is respected across the House of Lords and I acknowledge that. I also pay tribute to Lord Freud whose negotiations cannot always have been easy. I do not apologise for the fact that we want to press a little further, but I acknowledge the work that Lord Freud has done and the respect with which Earl Howe is regarded in the other place. We have a piece of legislation here and...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Power to establish the scheme (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: That is a very important commitment and I thank the Minister for making that intervention. We now have an approach to this that I think could work. He and his ministerial colleagues will sit down with the insurance companies between now and Report really to thrash out what a properly funded voluntary scheme might look like; one that would deliver the kind of investment in research that...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Power to establish the scheme (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: I acknowledge that. I know the Minister is not giving us a cast-iron guarantee other than that he will meet the insurance companies and have this discussion with them. My own understanding is that many insurance companies are prepared to make a permanent contribution to research. What they are concerned about is that, unless there is a statutory underpinning, some will not want to pay it, and...

Public Bill Committee: Mesothelioma Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Power to establish the scheme (10 Dec 2013)

Paul Goggins: The link is not necessarily immediately obvious to the whole Committee, but I am sure the Chairman will already be thinking of a connection that could be made. A levy on the British Gas Corporation was imposed by the since repealed Gas Levy Act 1981, and a levy on licensees, similar to that imposed by section 123 of the Gambling Act, was imposed under section 10C of the National Lottery etc....


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