Results 41–47 of 47 for speaker:Baroness Castle of Blackburn

Prison and Crime Reduction (15 May 2000)

Baroness Castle of Blackburn: Does not the Minister think that is a scandal? It is not the Government who are giving the employers a sweetener but pensioner contributors, because the National Insurance Fund will shrink by £1.35 billion. The Government say, "We can't afford an earnings link. Look what it would cost. Contributions would have to go up". Would they? If only the Government would stop using pensioners'...

Prison and Crime Reduction (15 May 2000)

Baroness Castle of Blackburn: Does not the Minister's reply and the comments made by others opposite mean that the Government are not treating state insurance as an insurance system at all? It is thought not to matter and is to be left to wither on the vine. As Mr Michael Portillo said when he was Financial Secretary to the Treasury a short while ago, it becomes nugatory. The Labour manifesto stated that a Labour...

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill (17 Apr 2000)

Baroness Castle of Blackburn: It was very kind of Lord Bruce to try to encourage me to my feet. I hope he is not injured by the stumble. It will surprise no one to know that I intend to concentrate my remarks on the state second pension section of this complicated measure. I will make a confession: I have not even read the rest of it. If I live long enough I might get around to it, but the amount of time taken to work...

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill (17 Apr 2000)

Baroness Castle of Blackburn: Yes, but I was having a little tete-a-tete with Earl Russell. I spend a great deal of time in this Chamber listening to what he says, so I thought that he would want to explain whether what the Bill proposes on the state second pension had converted him. I still wait--

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill (17 Apr 2000)

Baroness Castle of Blackburn: I am surprised to hear that. I have heard a great many words from Earl Russell about pensions. Never mind; if the Liberal Democrats have two spokesmen on pensions, the more the merrier, as long as they end up with one policy. The restoration of the earnings link is not just a rather pretty idea, as some of us have said. It basically affects the whole structure of pensions if you look at it as...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Minimum Income Guarantee: Publicity (17 Apr 2000)

Baroness Castle of Blackburn: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated cost for the current year of the proposed television advertising campaign to encourage pensioners to take up their entitlement to the minimum income guarantee; when the rest of the items in the campaign will be introduced, including the new free telephone claim service, the new teleclaims centre, the electronic claim form and the two...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Healthcare: Administrative Costs (28 Feb 2000)

Baroness Castle of Blackburn: asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of expenditure on healthcare in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the Netherlands is attributable to administrative costs in each case.


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