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Intergenerational Fairness in Government Policy - Motion to Take Note (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, on this important debate. I declare two interests. First, I am delighted to be a member of the Intergenerational Commission, chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Willetts. It has been one of the most thoughtful processes I have ever been involved in. Secondly, I chair the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent body promoted by government,...

Local Housing Need - Statement (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I warmly welcome the Government’s commitment to radically increase the supply of housing. I declare two interests as chair of the Centre for Ageing Better and as a member of the Intergenerational Commission. The problems of insufficient housing are borne by both ends of the spectrum. Younger people face significantly higher housing cost and significantly lower quality of...

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

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Turnberg, for this extremely important debate. I declare an interest as chair of the Centre for Ageing Better, a new What Works Centre that does what it says. I will focus on the implications for the NHS of an older population and I shall seek to look 10 years forward, as I think it is essential that we do so in order to address this question. The...

Residential Care: Cost Cap — Motion to Take Note (10 Dec 2015)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Centre for Ageing Better, a new What Works centre promoted by the Government and well-endowed by the Big Lottery Fund but with full independence from both. I thank both for their wisdom in promoting it. The centre seeks to seize the benefits of the longer lives of more older people, so that we all benefit from that. Some noble Lords will...

Ageing: Public Services and Demographic Change Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2013)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his thoughtful response, as ever. I thank all who have spoken so powerfully, whether from humanity, policy or politics in different dimensions. I particularly enjoyed, as did we all in the Chamber, the superb maiden speeches of the noble Lords, Lord Livingston and Lord Borwick. We could not have been better served. Above all, I was pleased as one of the...

Ageing: Public Services and Demographic Change Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2013)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, our ageing society is by far our biggest social change, bringing great benefits. Many people will live longer, much longer than might have been expected, and in doing so will contribute much to our society and economy, and will benefit personally from this longer life. This change is happening now. There will be 24% more people aged 65-plus in our present decade, and the change will...

Health and Social Care in England — Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2013)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, my short speech will build on the work done by the House of Lords report, Ready for Ageing?, which we look forward to debating when we receive the Government’s response, which I expect will be next week. I will say a few things, building on what the noble Lord, Lord Patel, set out so clearly. It is unarguable that the NHS and social care will face a massive increase in demand...

Procedure of the House — Motion to Take Note (24 Apr 2013)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I will speak briefly, because I am sure that the House wishes to come to a conclusion on this quite rapidly. I was slightly troubled by the last thing that the noble Lord, Lord Higgins, said in his excellent speech, as it is almost guaranteed to ensure that the noble Lord, Lord Jenkin of Roding, will not now vote in support of the Motion. But you cannot have everything, can you? The...

Procedure of the House — Motion to Take Note (24 Apr 2013)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I appreciate what the noble Lord the Leader has done in seeking to respond to the pressure for more Back-Bench debates and time. That is utterly commendable. However, he is proposing a mechanism whereby we would still have a lottery in which we chose from topics that were judged to be topical. Who will decide that topicality question? Clearly, from previous discussions, that...

Liaison Committee — Motion to Agree (21 Mar 2013)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I warmly welcome the Liaison Committee's report. This is exactly the sort of steady early success and progress that those of us on the Goodlad committee, which recommended this initiative, hoped for. It is very good to see it. I thank the House and the Liaison Committee on behalf of my committee, which produced its report, Ready for Ageing?. It was a great privilege to have the...

UK: Ageing Population — Question (19 Mar 2013)

Lord Filkin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their assessment of the implications of the ageing of the United Kingdom's population and their response to those implications; and, if so, when.

UK: Ageing Population — Question (19 Mar 2013)

Lord Filkin: I thank the Minister for his reply. As the House may know, the committee found that our society and Government were woefully underprepared for this major social change. To focus the supplementary question on health, out of courtesy to my colleague, the report found a massive increase in demand and cost driven by the increase in long-term conditions. In the committee's view, this posed perhaps...

Strengthened Statutory Procedures for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation: DPRRC Report — Motion to Take Note (5 Mar 2013)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, along with others, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Thomas, on the one hand, for initiating this debate, but on the other regret that she invited me to take part in it, although that is perhaps churlish. I speak with respect for, but not much knowledge of, the Delegated Powers Committee and with too many years serving before the mast as chairman of what was then called the Merits of...

House of Lords: Working Practices — Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2012)

Lord Filkin: In rising to thank all Members who have taken part in the debate, I shall do my utmost to be charitable, as it is nearly the end of our working week. First, I shall try to be charitable to those Members who have persistently and roundly insulted me by describing me as an oily mechanic or a mongrel. I have seldom had to suffer so much in silence in my career until now. I shall also, with no...

House of Lords: Working Practices — Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2012)

Lord Filkin: My Lords, I am delighted to see how many people are in the Chamber wishing to speak on this Motion. Unfortunately, noble Lords will pay a price in the amount of time that they will have to do so. I will argue how crucial it is now that we look afresh at how we make better use of our talents and the skills of our Members, fundamentally better to fulfil the functions of the House as set out on...

Liaison Committee: Third Report — Motion to Agree (26 Mar 2012)

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Liaison Committee: Third Report — Motion to Agree (26 Mar 2012)

Lord Filkin: I would not wish to confuse my good friend, the noble Lord, Lord Winston. I totally respect the importance of science and technology: it could not be more important. The thrust of the Liaison Committee's report, which I was supporting, was the need for balance-by which I mean, if we cannot do everything, we need to have some space to harness the expertise of this House to those subjects that...


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