Results 141–146 of 146 for speaker:Lord Joffe

Financial Services and Markets Bill (27 Mar 2000)

Lord Joffe: moved Amendment No. 230: After Clause 129, insert the following new clause-- :TITLE3:LIFE ASSURANCE BUSINESS RULES (". The Authority shall make rules requiring an authorised person who has permission to carry on a regulated life assurance activity to consult and account to with-profits policyholders for-- (a) any appropriation of reserves or surplus assets to shareholders, and (b) decisions...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (27 Mar 2000)

Lord Joffe: I declare an interest in that my family and I are with-profit policyholders in proprietary life insurance companies. The purpose of the amendment is to help protect the interests of with-profit policyholders in proprietary life insurance companies. Policyholders, while notionally owning the majority of assets in many life insurance companies, are normally not represented, consulted or even...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Joffe: I, too, wish to express my support for the amendment. As other noble Lords have said, the products are very complex. I know just how complex they are because, with the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, I sat on the Royal Commission for the care of the elderly and we were required to analyse these products. With some experience in the field, I, frankly, was unable to understand them, or certain...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (20 Mar 2000)

Lord Joffe: I, too, support the amendment. I share the puzzlement of the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin, at the rationale behind the Government's proposal to introduce the regulation of mortgages on only a piecemeal basis. In order to recognise the dangers of the proposal, it is helpful to explore what happens at the point of sale. The borrower seeking a mortgage is often engaging in the largest and most...

Education in Developing Countries (15 Mar 2000)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, I must declare an interest as chair of Oxfam, which has education in developing countries at the top of its agenda, which I personally believe is exactly where it should be. Perhaps I may join other noble Lords in expressing my thanks to the noble Baroness, Lady Whitaker, for introducing this most important and timely debate. It is important because we live in a world which could...

Asylum Seekers (1 Mar 2000)

Lord Joffe: My Lords, I should like to begin by expressing my thanks for the friendly guidance and assistance so willingly provided to me by officials and Members of your Lordships' House as I have struggled to understand its procedures--and, I might add, its geography. It has made what I feared would be a daunting process into an enjoyable one. I am most appreciative. It is with some diffidence that I...


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