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Levelling Up - Statement (18 Mar 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I welcome the Government’s commitment to levelling up those parts of the country that, by general consent, have been left behind. I also welcome the very substantial sums of money that the Minister has just referred to. Further to the question of the noble Baroness, Lady Pinnock, when the Minister in another place was asked how we would know whether levelling up was achieving its...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 87B (17 Mar 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy, who has made a powerful speech on her amendment, to which I will add a fairly brief footnote. As she said, over the last few days we have seen growing pressure on the Government to alter the terms of trade, the balance of power, between men and women. The murder of Stephen Lawrence in the 1990s marked a turning point in...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 66B (15 Mar 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I begin by commending my noble friend Lord Randall for the case he made for Amendment 66B. I look forward to the Minister’s reply on that. The case for Amendment 87C was capably made in Committee by a number of noble Lords and reinforced today by the noble Baronesses, Lady Deech, Lady Warwick and Lady Bennett. I will not repeat it, except to gently remind the Minister that in...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I have two suggestions, which will raise revenue for the Chancellor in the medium term without breaking any manifesto commitments. He will need more money, as the current public expenditure limits are not deliverable—a point made by the noble Lord, Lord Macpherson—particularly on health. I would be amazed if the nurses are settled at 1%. First, it is time to end the freeze on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Insulation (5 Mar 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend repossession of leasehold properties until potentially dangerous cladding in such properties has been replaced.

Rough Sleeping - Statement (2 Mar 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, like others, I welcome the Government’s commitment to end rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament and the progress being made towards that. But the Statement says, of those sleeping rough: “Many of the individuals will have been offered accommodation but will not have chosen to accept it, for a wide range of reasons.” How, then, will the commitment be delivered?

Transport for London: Financial Settlement - Question (2 Mar 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, many of us are old enough to remember renewing our road funds not with the DVLA but with the county council. It was £12 and 10 shillings when I started driving. I see that the Mayor of London has revived this policy as part of the problems of Transport for London, which would also broaden the base for local government taxation. Does my noble friend have a view on the merits of...

Covid-19: May Elections - Question (25 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, when we discussed this last month, my noble friend described my contribution as “novel” and “interesting”. This was the proposition that, when council tax bills are issued next month, included should be details of how to vote by post or by proxy in order to minimise voting at polling stations. What happened to this novel suggestion?

Rail Freight: Channel Tunnel - Question (24 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, is not one of the barriers referred to in the Question the fact that gauges in the UK restrict the destination of much of the freight traffic coming through the tunnel? What progress is being made with the gauge enhancement programme to make it easier to send more freight through the Channel Tunnel by rail?

Building Safety - Statement (22 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, in welcoming the extra support for leaseholders, I commend my noble friend on the role that I know he personally played in shifting the Government’s position. On the developer levy, which I called for last year, can he explain why it is going to be levied on future developments—which, as he has just explained, will not have the same problems, and where indeed the developers may...

Learning Disabilities: Child Trust Funds - Question (11 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards enabling access to Child Trust Funds by those with a learning disability.

Learning Disabilities: Child Trust Funds - Question (11 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: I am grateful to my noble friend, who has only recently inherited this pressing problem. I hope that he can help the thousands of families who cannot access child trust funds without a lengthy and at times intimidating procedure. On 3 December, when I last raised this, my noble friend Lady Scott said that the new working group would “report back to the Minister in early January.”—[...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 163 (10 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I have added my name to the amendment, which now has support from all four corners of the House. I add a brief footnote to the compelling case just made by the noble Baroness, Lady Burt. This is a rather modest amendment, as it covers only the transfer of a tenancy where the victim is a joint tenant. A more radical but perfectly defensible amendment would have proposed the transfer...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendment: Motion A (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I will speak very briefly to Amendment 4, which deals with juveniles and vulnerable adults, and the government amendments to that part of the Bill. The background to this is the debate we had on 13 January, when a group of amendments, led by Amendment 12 in my name, sought to remove children aged under 18 and vulnerable adults from the Bill’s scope entirely. While this secured...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 146A (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I am grateful to all of those who took part in this debate and particularly to the Minister for her reply, which I will come to in a moment. The initial speech was made by my noble friend Lord Randall, who made a forceful speech about the importance of flexibility on local connection. He referred to the postcode lottery due to the different local authorities interpreting the...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 146A (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baronesses, Lady Finlay and Lady Hamwee, and my noble friend Lord Naseby for their support for Amendment 146A in my name. I welcome Clause 71, which builds on the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, piloted through the other place by Bob Blackman and through this House by the noble Lord, Lord Best, in providing a better deal for those confronted with being...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 146 (8 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, my normal reaction to an invitation from the noble Lord, Lord Russell, to sign an amendment on social reform is to reach for my pen, but on this occasion I confess I hesitated—not of course having heard the compelling and moving speech he has just made. This is because, while a member of the other place, I spent 30 days with the Hampshire Constabulary, and a constant complaint was...

Rail Fares: Flexi-season Tickets - Question (4 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, any trial flexi-season ticket system needs government approval before it can start. Can my noble friend say whether she is looking at a national scheme with common rules, to avoid complexity, or whether each individual franchise will develop its own scheme? Will she ensure that any new scheme will be contactless, in order to keep down costs and save time?

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 89 (1 Feb 2021)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I added my name to Amendment 89 to indicate broad, cross-party support for this group, which seeks to ensure that the Government’s statutory duty works effectively for this invaluable network of refuge services. I welcome Part 4, which we have now moved on to, which is only four pages but a key part of this progressive piece of legislation that is going to drive up standards of...


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