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Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Constitution and Home Affairs (7 Jun 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I am grateful for the opportunity to make my maiden speech this evening. It has been a privilege to listen to so many of my colleagues making their maiden speeches. I mention particularly the previous three speeches-from the hon. Member for Rochester and Strood (Mark Reckless), who has deep boots to fill as the successor to Bob Marshall-Andrews; the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Jun 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: Given the Chancellor's recent comments stating that the UK is open for business, I should like to ask my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister why foreign students who come here to study at English language schools for a period greater than six months and contribute an estimated £600 million a year to that vital industry must now already be able to speak English before they can obtain a visa....

Opposition Day — [3rd allotted day]: Schools Funding (7 Jul 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: To my ears, the Secretary of State's apology is sincere. One school affected is the Eastbourne technology college, which is under consideration. So that I can reassure the head and the staff, can my right hon. Friend give me some indication of exactly the time line for the decision on whether the building goes ahead?

Academies Bill [ Lords ] (19 Jul 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I have had the privilege and pleasure of sitting here for a good number of hours listening to the arguments of Members on both sides of the Chamber. One speech in particular struck home-that of the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy); I am sorry that he has left the Chamber. He made a moving, passionate speech about education in his constituency. I wrote down a particular line; I...

Academies Bill [ Lords ] (19 Jul 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Gentleman; I appreciate that information. In that case, I am particularly glad that I complimented the right hon. Member for Tottenham on his speech, which I thought was strong. I should also like to compliment the Labour party. Any fair-minded person would accept that in the past 13 years, considerable investment went into education, and there were improvements to schools in...

Academies Bill [ Lords ] (19 Jul 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: No, I do not agree at all. In a sense, the hon. Gentleman's intervention backs up my point about what I see as the flipside of the Labour party. On the one hand, it brought about a lot of good things in education when it was in government. On the flipside, there also came a lot of nonsensical things. It was an absolute disgrace that six months before the general election, the former Secretary...

Academies Bill [ Lords ] (19 Jul 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: No, I shall not. I have almost finished. The pupil premium is directly targeted at those disadvantaged students who need it most, and I am absolutely delighted that the coalition Government are committed to delivering it. I look forward to reading that commitment when I see the detail of the Bill, and I am absolutely confident that, for the youngsters from Shinewater school and for others...

Academies Bill [ Lords ] (19 Jul 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts): Equitable Life (Payments) Bill (14 Sep 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) on her maiden speech. In the spirit of fairness, I also pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Frank Dobson) and the hon. Member for Leeds North East (Mr Hamilton). Much of their approach to this issue showed that there is an element of fairness among Labour Members, and I appreciate that. We all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Sep 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: Could the Prime Minister confirm that the Minister for Immigration will in the next few days come up with a solution for the English language schools in the UK, so that the good schools can move forward productively while bogus colleges and bogus students are dealt with?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Welfare Reform (11 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I appreciate the Secretary of State's commitment, through the work capability assessment, to include the chief executive of Mind on the independent panel, because it is recognised that some disabilities go into remission. Can he give any further reassurance that other disabilities, such as ME or MS, in which there are quite profound ups and downs and cycles, will be recognised in the new...

Rights of Victims and Families (12 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Special Areas of Conservation (14 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in respect of each proposed (a) new and (b) extension to a (i) Special Protection Area and (ii) Special Area of Conservation, on what date (A) the departmental brief was received from Natural England, (B) public consultation was initiated for the proposal and (C) Natural England submitted a recommendation on the public...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Education Policy (18 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I congratulate the Secretary of State on this excellent announcement on the pupil premium. I have one quick question. May I have confirmation that head teachers will have control of where money is spent so that the dead hand of Whitehall and the local authority does not get in the way of what head teachers know how to do best?

Maternity Services (26 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: Will the Minister confirm that the organisations that she has mentioned, including the National Childbirth Trust, all emphasise, as my hon. Friends have done this evening, that a key part of pregnancy and maternity services is that they should be close to the mothers-to-be? I believe that that is a clear objective of the White Paper, as well as of many of the organisations and groups that...

Comprehensive Spending Review (28 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Lady agree that it has been down to this Government to introduce the bank levy of £2.5 billion, and that the Labour party, when in government, failed to do so? Why did they fail to do so?

Comprehensive Spending Review (28 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I have had the pleasure of listening to speeches all afternoon. In a way, they could be summed up by saying that Labour Members believe we are all going to hell in a hand cart, whereas Government Members believe we are heading towards the sunny uplands. My own view is that we are somewhere in between, but I am a little closer to the Government side. Tony Blair apparently said to the right...

Comprehensive Spending Review (28 Oct 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: The reality is that when a nation has reached a place where it is acceptable and normal for rents upwards of £30,000, £35,000 or £40,000 a year to be paid by the state, something has to give. I see the challenges, but I am hopeful that the Government will come up with a greater amount of discretionary money, particularly for places like London. In principle, however, I support the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Nov 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: The Times Educational Supplement recently published a feature article stating how effective the pupil premium would be. Does the Deputy Prime Minister share my frustration at the fact that the Labour party appears to be more interested in scoring partisan points than in supporting the coalition Government's serious attempts-

Support and Protection for Elderly People and Adults at Risk of Abuse: Clause 1 — Payments (10 Nov 2010)

Stephen Lloyd: I, too, pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman for his work. It has been a pleasure to work with him on this issue and I support his amendment. In a nutshell, on the moral case, the parliamentary ombudsman and Sir John Chadwick both said in writing in advance that all the annuitants should be treated equally and that these annuitants should not be excluded, not least because they are the oldest...

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