Results 241–260 of 807 for speaker:Stephen Lloyd

Business of the House (19 Jan 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: The issue of feed-in tariffs is ongoing at the Court of Appeal, and we are still not sure when it is going to lay down a judgment. Will the Leader of the House therefore ask the relevant Minister to table regulations so that the 40-day period can start and solar companies can have some clarity for the future?

[Mr Mike Hancock in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 (19 Jan 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: It is a privilege to speak under your chairmanship, Mr Hancock. I thank the hon. Member for Croydon Central (Gavin Barwell) for securing the debate. He made a simple, straightforward and powerful speech, for which I commend him. I also commend my hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart). Nothing is more powerful than the statement of someone who has been there and seen it, so I...

Daylight Saving Bill: Clause 1 — Report to be prepared on advancing time (20 Jan 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is evidence that upwards of 80,000 new jobs could come from the Bill, if it were implemented? Given the state of the economy, is it not crucial that when we have an opportunity, at little cost, to create new jobs, the House should support it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Private Sector Job Creation (25 Jan 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: Before Christmas, I had the privilege of meeting the Northern Ireland Federation of Small Businesses, and I was extremely impressed with its efforts and the work it is doing. Will the Minister join me in congratulating the Northern Ireland FSB on its work and its determination to get through the economic challenges of the next 18 months?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Financial Services Bill (6 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: I strongly agree with the direction of travel that my hon. Friend is taking, but does he acknowledge that there is a slightly slanted argument on this matter, because the APR on bank overdrafts that have not been arranged is often far higher than that charged by the better known and perhaps more reputable payday loan companies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Office for Fair Access (20 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: Over the past few days there has been an enormous amount of media hype of the issue and some hyperbolic language, “social engineering” being one of the terms used. To get down to some facts, more than 20 Oxbridge colleges made no offers to black students for undergraduate courses in 2009, with one college not having admitted a single black student for five years. Meanwhile, four elite...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Office for Fair Access (20 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: Will the Secretary of State confirm that the new director of fair access will have sufficient resources to make a real difference to this deplorable record?

Bill Presented — European Convention on Human Rights (Temporary Withdrawal) Bill: Clause 11 — Housing costs (21 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: It is a privilege to follow the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr Field) on this issue and the issue of welfare reform generally. I have read what he has written for many years. I have some sympathy with what he and other colleagues have said, and with the amendment, and I have some specific concerns that I would like to put to the Government and on which I look forward to receiving...

Bill Presented — European Convention on Human Rights (Temporary Withdrawal) Bill: Clause 11 — Housing costs (21 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: I would welcome a response from the Minister on that issue. To go back to disabled people and adjustments to their homes, I would like some detail from the Government as to exactly how they will meet that challenge, because clearly it makes no sense to move someone out after their home has been adapted to the tune of thousands of pounds. Thirdly, what steps are the Government taking to ensure...

Business of the House: Pensions and Social Security (23 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government came under considerable pressure not to opt for 5.2% because informed opinion thought that inflation was falling, but with strong urging from the Liberal Democrats in the coalition, the Minister determinedly stuck to the 5.2%, which has made it a real-terms increase?

Business of the House: Pensions and Social Security (23 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree, however, that if the Labour Government had used the triple lock, there would never have been the scandalous scenario of a few years ago when Labour gave pensioners an increase of 75p?

Business of the House: Pensions and Social Security (23 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: I have enjoyed listening to the right hon. Gentleman. In my time in Parliament, I have always appreciated his fairness when he debates various issues. I would like to press him on one matter. He said at the beginning of his speech that he agreed with the Government on some aspects of the uprating. Thus far, however, I have mainly heard about where he disagrees with the Government about the...

Business of the House: Pensions and Social Security (23 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate because, unlike my hon. Friend the Member for Bury St Edmunds (Mr Ruffley), I am extremely proud that despite the chronic economic challenges that we face, the Government have uprated by 5.2%. I am what is termed an orange book Liberal, so I am fairly hawkish on the budget, but clearly not as hawkish as my hon. Friend. To me, when things are so...

Business of the House: Pensions and Social Security (23 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank my hon. Friend for that question, but I disagree as I think that it is even more important that people in receipt of JSA and DLA at this time, when things are so difficult, are seen, shown and proven by the Government to be in a difficult position through no fault of their own. We want to show that they are entitled to that extra uprate. I appreciate that my hon. Friend and I might...

Written Answers — Health: Neurology (27 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number per primary care trust was of people with a neurological condition who took part in the most recent GP Patient Survey; and in how many primary care trusts no people with a neurological condition participated in the survey.

Written Answers — Health: Neurology (27 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the report by the National Audit Office on services for people with neurological conditions, HC 1586, what information he expects to gather from questions 32 and 34 of future GP Patient Surveys on the areas of weakness identified in the report; and how this information will be used to secure improvements in the delivery of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Public Service Delivery (29 Feb 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: Another area of public service delivery is the additional £350 million for child care tax credits that the coalition Government are delivering. What difference does the Minister think that will make to working mothers and mothers trying to get into work?

Bill Presented — Private Pensions (Charges, Disclosure and Accountability) Bill: Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day] — CPI/RPI Pensions Uprating (1 Mar 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: I welcome the fact that the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) has secured this debate and I agree with the tens of thousand of people who signed the petition—this issue is a concern for many people around the UK, so it is good that we are able to debate it. There has been a tremendous amount of frustration and anger and, to be honest, a certain amount of misinformation....

Bill Presented — Private Pensions (Charges, Disclosure and Accountability) Bill: Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day] — CPI/RPI Pensions Uprating (1 Mar 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: I appreciate the hon. Gentleman’s reminder that percentages can be a wee bit obscure and it is better to talk in absolute numbers. The 5.2% on the basic state pension equates to £5.30 a week. On the particular issue the hon. Gentleman raises about his constituent in the fire service, later on I have a specific question about the basic state pension that I will be putting to the Minister to...

Bill Presented — Private Pensions (Charges, Disclosure and Accountability) Bill: Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day] — CPI/RPI Pensions Uprating (1 Mar 2012)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving me that information. I was not aware of it, but it does not surprise me in the slightest. I know that the hon. Gentleman has been a doughty fighter on this point for many years and it is a great shame that he was not able to persuade those on his Front Bench to act when they were in government. I heard earlier that perhaps all those things will change...


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