Results 1–20 of 10514 for speaker:Lord Young of Cookham

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (11 Oct 2021)

Government consultation on access to Child Trust Funds by adults with a learning disability – Lord Young of Cookham. Oral questions

Government: Leadership Training - Motion to Take Note (16 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I commend my noble friend Lord Norton on his timely choice of subject and his speech. Yes, more should be done to train Ministers, but for some jobs there are no readily available courses. For Government Chief Whip, for example, you need a PhD in behavioural psychology, some time as a regimental sergeant major and a spell as director of adult services in a local authority in special...

Leasehold: Building and Fire Safety - Question (16 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, the Government have provided substantial support to deal with the cladding crisis, which I welcome, but that support, together with the new tax on high-rise development the Minister mentioned, will be inadequate to avoid hardship and inequity for many innocent leaseholders. Further to what the right reverend Prelate just said, would it not be fair to bridge the gap by a levy on...

Council Tax - Question (15 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, when I raised this issue in July and asked if the Government would introduce additional bands to mitigate what has become an arbitrary, regressive and unfair tax, the Minister said that the suggestion had merit. But he then rejected it, even though three Conservative noble Lords broadly supported the principle. Can I add my weight to what my noble friend Lord Leigh said? As the...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Second Reading (14 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord Sandhurst and be the first to congratulate him on his maiden speech. As he said, he is better known outside as Guy Mansfield QC—an outstanding barrister—and there was a rustle of silk from his learned friends as they came into the Chamber to hear him. As my noble friend said, he is a former chairman of the Bar Council and a deputy...

Supported Housing: Funding - Question (14 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, following the success of the Everyone In campaign, which protected rough sleepers from Covid, Housing First is the most cost-effective supported housing solution, to stop those most at risk from returning to the streets. It is estimated that 16,000 places are required, but so far the Government have pledged funding for only 2,000. Can my noble friend hold out any prospect of a more...

Standards in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (9 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I compliment the noble Lord, Lord Blunkett, on his choice of subject and the way he introduced it. He demonstrated that this topic is best discussed in your Lordships’ House, rather than the other place. My experience there was that the exchanges resulted in the political currency being debased, as each party tried to portray its rivals as the more corrupt and the collective...

Government Departments: Non-Executive Directors - Question (8 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I welcome the appointment of NEDs to government departments, but can my noble friend explain why, according to the GOV.UK website, there are seven NEDs at HMRC and eight at the Home Office, but only three at MHCLG and only two at BEIS?

Cash Network - Question (7 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, in July I asked whether unbanked pensioners could be issued with debit cards, topped up with their monthly pensions, which they could use in shops—a facility already available to universal credit claimants. I was told that this service was widely available, but when I asked the DWP it told me that only 350 pensioners have these cards. As more and more retailers refuse to accept...

Grenfell Tower: Demolition - Private Notice Question (6 Sep 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, the Minister will know that the Kensington Aldridge Academy is located at the base of the Grenfell Tower. It had to move out following the fire and move back in 2018. What consideration has been given to the future of that school in the discussions referred to by my noble friend?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Court of Protection: Child Trust Fund (29 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received by the Court of Protection where the only asset is a Child Trust Fund.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Court of Protection: Child Trust Fund (29 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications that have been received by the Court of Protection in respect of Child Trust Funds have resulted in a Deputy being appointed.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Court of Protection: Child Trust Fund (29 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many associated Fee Waivers the Court of Protection has received in respect of Child Trust Fund applications; and how many have been granted.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Pre-payment (29 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Penn on 19 July (HL Deb col 4), how many retired pensioners have been issued with pre-payment cards.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (27 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid in compensation to beneficiaries of Disability Living Allowance because of financial abuse by their appointees, for the latest year for which figures are available.

Covid-19 (Public Services Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I begin with a tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Armstrong, who chaired our committee with tact and skill. Her professional background in social work has been a real advantage, not just in putting witnesses at ease but in managing any neuroses from committee members. We were well-served by our clerk, Tristan Stubbs, our policy analyst, Mark Hudson, and our operations officer,...

Council Tax - Question (22 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce higher rate bands for Council Tax.

Council Tax - Question (22 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: Does my noble friend agree that it would be odd to calculate today’s income tax on what people earned 30 years ago, but this is the basis on which we fund local government? The council tax is out of date, arbitrary and regressive. While the right policy would be revaluation, ducked for too long by successive Governments, would it not be right in the meantime to take the higher band and,...

Cash Infrastructure - Question (19 Jul 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I agree with my noble friend Lord Holmes that, for those without bank accounts, access to cash ATMs and to retailers which accept cash is crucial, and both are becoming rarer. Is there a role for the Department for Work and Pensions in helping pensioners who do not have bank accounts by issuing them with a prepaid card, topped up monthly, as it already does for universal credit...


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