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Housing and Planning Bill — Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Lansley: I do not dispute that that is the reason it is in the amendment; I just think that it is wrong. We are not in the business of giving additional borrowing powers to local authorities but of releasing value from high-value assets and determining to what extent that is used to fund the discounts for housing association tenants buying their homes—or, on the other hand, to provide for...

Housing and Planning Bill — Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I intervene briefly on this group of amendments. I have listened with care and interest to the debate on the previous group and was hoping to contribute to that, but I think it is perfectly appropriate to do so now.

Housing and Planning Bill — Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Lansley: I am learning the advantages of being in your Lordships’ House as opposed to another place. This is clearly one of them. I am prompted not least by the introduction to the debate of the noble Lord, Lord Beecham. I can well understand his point of view about the absence of detail that we hope to see in regulations. I share the collective view across the House that we would like to see...

Housing and Planning Bill — Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Lansley: In a way. I certainly do not propose to engage in a semantic debate about what the policy is described as. We know what it is and it will rightly be regarded by housing association tenants as the creation of a right to buy. It may be circumscribed in certain ways, not least by housing associations themselves under a voluntary agreement. But everyone will know what it is, and that is what they...

Housing and Planning Bill — Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Lansley: I am grateful for that because I had not realised it until I listened to the Bill being discussed earlier today. The answer is that, insofar as the local authority seeks to achieve not just replacement new homes for the dwellings that are sold but to do more, the consequence in financial terms has to be borne by the Government, so the Government are a partner in this proposal. It does not...

Housing and Planning Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Mar 2016)

Lord Lansley: I am grateful to my noble friend the Minister but, as I expressly said in my contribution, I am looking forward to debating the definition of a starter home in Clause 2 on a later group.

Housing and Planning Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Mar 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 36B, just moved, and refer to Amendments 47A and 53A in my name. I draw attention in the register of interests to my unremunerated position as chair of the Cambridgeshire Development Forum, which is a group bringing together those people who wish to support development in the area in which I live—an area which exhibits many of the characteristics that...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendment (29 Feb 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I shall contribute briefly to this debate. As noble Lords have already said, we have had substantive, detailed debates both in Committee and on Report in this place and in another place, and I do not want to repeat at length arguments made then. We should not underestimate the value and importance of the further enhancements that my noble friend has announced to the House. They...

Mental Health Taskforce - Statement (23 Feb 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, does my noble friend the Minister agree that in order to secure parity between physical and mental health services, it is important to ensure that mental health service providers are properly and fairly reimbursed for the activity they undertake rather than subject to a block grant system where physical health service providers are paid for the work they do? In that respect, will...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: M11: Large Goods Vehicles (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to make permanent the restriction on HGVs overtaking between Junctions 9 and 10 of the M11, following the trial.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authorities with a social care responsibility have made local authority-funded care available for those with less than substantial care needs, in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Services: Older People (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Lansley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate to be the total number of older people accessing local authority-funded social care in each of the last seven years, expressed in numbers and as proportion of the total relevant age group.

Junior Doctors — Statement (8 Feb 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, does my noble friend the Minister recall, as I do, that it was a Conservative Administration who introduced the new deal for junior doctors and established a process by which unsafe, excessive hours for doctors were not to be pursued? That started happening in the early 1990s and no one is thinking that we would go back to that. I was delighted that my noble friend was able to make...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Jan 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, your Lordships will recall that, as the noble Lord, Lord Low, said, we had a very full debate, in which I participated, in Committee, so I shall simply summarise the contrary argument to that of the noble Lord. As I did then, I very much welcome the report that he and other noble Lords contributed to because it has many recommendations, some of which are in themselves very important...

Housing and Planning Bill: Second Reading (26 Jan 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, it is a pleasure to join in this debate, which even at this stage is demonstrating that it is extremely well informed and engaging. It promises a lot of substantial discussions in Committee and beyond, and I look forward to listening carefully to those. For now, time does not permit one to enter into all the arguments, but it seems to me that it is important for us to secure through...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (1st Day) (25 Jan 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, perhaps I may intervene briefly to say a word about Amendment 42 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Howe, and Amendment 43 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Layard. In Committee, we discussed this briefly. While I have previously made it clear that I would seek to minimise those occasions on which we seek in statute to specify the circumstances in which people should access...

Women: Businesses — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, it is a great privilege to take part in this debate; I am glad to do so. I thank my noble friend Lady Wheatcroft for initiating it. The purpose of our debates is often to decide how we should spend the wealth of this country; it is great to have a debate in which one of the central purposes is to show how we can maximise wealth creation in this country. We have heard in the debate,...

Health and Social Care: State Pension — Question (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, would my noble friend agree that, while the Government are fully funding the NHS five-year forward view, which is very welcome, the sustainability of NHS funding depends on the sustainability of social care services as well? Before establishing any other commissions, would not it be advisable for the Government to make progress on implementing the Dilnot commission’s...

National Health Service — Motion to Take Note (14 Jan 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, I join noble Lords in thanking the noble Lord, Lord Turnberg, for this debate and I look forward to the maiden speech from the noble Baroness, Lady Watkins. With regard to debates, I put on record that it would be very useful for this House in particular each year in the late autumn to debate the draft mandate that the Government give to NHS England. That is the primary basis upon...

Four Seasons Group — Question (11 Jan 2016)

Lord Lansley: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that in circumstances of provider failure one of the most important things is for residents to be maintained in their existing homes? In fact, that was achieved in the overwhelming majority of cases following the Southern Cross collapse. It is often possible to separate the going-concern basis of individual homes from the commercial situation of the...


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