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Care Bill [HL] — Third Reading (29 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I remind the House of my interest as the unremunerated president of the Society of Later Life Advisers. Why has this matter come up again at Third Reading? It is because there were discussions in progress between the Minister, the two co-signees of this amendment and me, which had not yet concluded and the Minister generously agreed that we could bring it up at Third Reading. I...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care Bill (29 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of Clause 67(4) of the Care Bill (as at Report stage in the House of Lords) with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Care Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply and I predict that in the handbook which all civil servants use to train themselves in their art, his reply will figure as an example of how best to argue an indefensible case, because that is what I think he has just done. “Resent” would be too strong a word, but the argument that by raising this matter I am creating a problem and raising the...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I hope that this can be a short, sharp debate because it is about a very clear matter of principle. Clause 67(4) provides that councils can recover money paid out on claims for any benefit in Part 1 of the Bill which are made in error—and here are the operative words—“whether fraudulently or otherwise”. My amendment would substitute a longer form of words whereby councils...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (14 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. On the first two of the three legs of his argument, I am happy to support what he said. Through helpful discussions over the summer, I understood that he had meant to say “up to 40,000.” I make no criticism of him for misleading the House. Any misleading he did is on a tiny scale compared with the misleading that has taken place with the...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (14 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, am I speaking at the right time on the right subject?

Care Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (14 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: That is a great relief to me. I will come to the narrow-ish point in the amendments shortly but I want to put them in context. One of the reasons why advice is absolutely crucial in the deferred payments scheme is that this is one of the least understood and least explored facets of the Bill. I will come on to one or two aspects of that. In a way, it makes it hard to make the case for the...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (14 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I shall speak briefly to Amendment 55 on top-ups and comment, also briefly, on the proposal for a ministerial advisory committee. I can be brief about top-ups but not because the issue is not important. Indeed, its substance is vital if the Government’s scheme for a cap is to work. We made good progress on the basis of the Minister’s remarks in Committee, and further progress...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (9 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply and for the positive things that he said from which we can draw encouragement. I was particularly pleased to hear him talk about the national role of the department in information provision and confirm that there will be campaigns around landmarks in the Dilnot report to carry that forward. Equally, there are some things on which, if I may say so,...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (9 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, perhaps I may start with a procedural point. We have had these matters under discussion for quite some time, and the first three Peers named on the amendment—myself, the noble Lord, Lord Sharkey, and the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross—had a most useful meeting with the Minister and Norman Lamb from another place on 12 September. There was complete agreement at that meeting...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (9 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: That is marvellous. That makes it much easier. As I said, I think we are making headway, but I do not think we are necessarily there. There are three elements to this amendment: the information campaign, which the noble Lord, Lord Sharkey, will concentrate on in his remarks; special groups and housing, which the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross, will address; and I will concentrate on the...

Care Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (9 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: I shall make most of my remarks on the subject of advice and information on Amendment 20, which is a more broad-brush amendment, but I shall just comment on the government amendments in this group, on advice—that is Amendments 16, 17 and 19. I remind the House that I speak as the unremunerated president of SOLLA, the Society of Later Life Advisers, which accredits, to a gold standard,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Immigration (8 Oct 2013)

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the source for the claim in their “Go home or face arrest” advertising campaign that 106 people were arrested in the previous seven days in the London boroughs in which the campaign was piloted. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how “your area” was defined in the “Go home or face arrest” advertising campaign piloted in several London...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care: Deferred Payment Schemes (29 Aug 2013)

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authorities run deferred payment schemes for care; and how many do not.

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (8th Day) (29 Jul 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I should have put my name to this excellent amendment. It would not be the first time that the OBR has looked at this issue because there is some valuable material in its report on fiscal sustainability in July 2013, to which I will return in a minute. My noble friend concentrated on how serious the problem is now and how serious it will be in 2016. Perhaps I may detain the House...

English Premier League Football — Motion to Take Note (25 Jul 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, perhaps I could begin with a declaration of interest—or rather, I am afraid, lack of interest: I am not very keen on football. I am a sporting person: I love cricket, I love golf, I love rugby, I have owned legs of jumpers, point-to-pointers, pacers and greyhounds. Athletics is lovely; I am looking forward to attending the para-athletics on Sunday—but I can live without...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (7th Day) (22 Jul 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I genuinely thank the Minister for that response. I do not want to be the least bit churlish about these amendments which, after all, finally put into practice an idea that came to me in the bath 14 years ago. It does not happen very often, but this time we are on the verge. I warmly welcome the Minister’s assurance that there will be a national interest rate for deferred loans....

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (7th Day) (22 Jul 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I wonder if the noble Earl could clarify what he said about equity release as an alternative to deferred payments. There seem to me to be two absolutely insuperable objects to that working. One is that you could not have both a deferred mortgage and an equity release on the same property. You cannot have two things secured. More importantly, you cannot get equity release on a house...

Care Bill [HL]: Committee (7th Day) (22 Jul 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I think all five of the non-governmental amendments in this group are down to me, so I crave the Committee’s forgiveness if I am not the soul of brevity on this occasion. All the amendments refer to the Government’s proposed universal deferred payment scheme. I start by reminding the Committee of the background to this scheme. Its origins lie in the proposal made by a minority...

Care Bill [HL] — Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (16 Jul 2013)

Lord Lipsey: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Having berated him for his previous speech, I can more than fulfil his expectations on this. He has done all that I could have hoped for and more. It will be extremely well received in the world outside that the Government are finally getting to grips with this long-outstanding anomaly. I do not blame this Government. Various Governments have...


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