Results 141–160 of 807 for speaker:Stephen Lloyd

Remembrance Day (Bank Holiday): Clause 78 — Ability to carry out daily living activities or mobility activities (15 Jun 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I understand where the hon. Lady is coming from, but does she agree that the Government have made good progress by bringing in Professor Harrington to ensure that the test—which, to be honest, we inherited from the previous Government—is improved?

Remembrance Day (Bank Holiday): Clause 78 — Ability to carry out daily living activities or mobility activities (15 Jun 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that that definition also perfectly describes people with multiple sclerosis, which is a fluctuating condition? Someone with multiple sclerosis might need very little support one day, but literally within 24 hours might require substantial support.

Remembrance Day (Bank Holiday): Clause 78 — Ability to carry out daily living activities or mobility activities (15 Jun 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I hope the hon. Lady accepts that my determination and passion about, and commitment to, people with disabilities are perhaps equal even to hers. As I have listened to the debate, and especially to the previous few speakers, I have become frustrated by hon. Members’ assumptions that everything that the Government are doing is bad and for the worst reasons. She cites the example of a funeral...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Social Housing (20 Jun 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of social rented housing.

Pensions Bill [Lords] (20 Jun 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I concur with every single word that my hon. Friend says. Owing to the difficult decisions that the coalition Government are making on the economy, I am confident that, by 2018, 2019, 2020, the challenges will have been met and the Government will be able to listen to Back Benchers from all parts of the House and move the change back to 2020. The difficult decisions that will have been made...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Vocational Training (27 Jun 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has plans to encourage the Skills Funding Agency and the National Apprenticeship Service to share services; and if he will make a statement.

Adoption (Leave, Pay and Allowance Arrangements): Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (29 Jun 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Lady agree that the reforms will be a tragedy for the citizens advice bureaux, which have a tremendous reputation for serving those very disadvantaged individuals who will lose out as a result of these cuts in legal aid?

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and women (5 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Lady agree with my recollection that the Secretary of State said that there would be transitional agreements?

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and women (5 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: On that specific point, and to allude to what I said to a colleague earlier, does the hon. Lady not believe that the Secretary of State will implement a transitional arrangement?

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and women (5 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I concur with many of the points the right hon. Gentleman makes; they are very valid and serious points. My question is that we are talking about, relatively speaking, a minimal difference. Exactly the same issues that the right hon. Gentleman is discussing would have applied to his Government when they were in power, where women who, as the right hon. Gentleman said, started work at 15 or...

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and women (5 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Lady for reminding me of that, which I really appreciate. I return to what I asked several Opposition Members this morning: does she agree that the Secretary of State made a commitment to transition arrangements, or is she saying that he is not telling the truth?

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and women (5 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: That is why I look forward with—I would even say—excitement to the Secretary of State’s transition arrangements, which I am told will come out in the very near future.

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Equalisation of and increase in pensionable age for men and women (7 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for giving way, even though I am looking forward to hearing his response to the Minister’s doubt. I have enjoyed the amendment and what the right hon. Gentleman has said. I would add that it not only affects people who work in the construction business. My partner is a community matron. Nurses who have been nurses for 30 years find it more challenging as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: English Baccalaureate (11 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: What assessment he has made of the effects of the decision not to include religious education in the English baccalaureate.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: English Baccalaureate (11 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I have been lobbying the Government on this issue for some months now. The schools Minister has repeatedly asked for evidence to back up claims that excluding RE from the E-bac will have a negative impact on take-up and teaching provision. Last week, a report by the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education, based on evidence from half of all state schools in England, showed...

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment and re-enrolment (12 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I have been reading details in the Johnson report about the scope of individuals. In its research, it makes it clear that, for people on the lower incomes, actually saving for retirement could be counter-productive because they have a limited amount to spend and their retirement pension income will be similar to what it would be on the low income. Is the hon. Lady saying that Johnson’s...

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment and re-enrolment (12 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I am slightly puzzled, because I buy the narrative and the argument, and I agree with everything that the hon. Lady is saying, except that, taking out the emotion, it does not concur with Johnson, who said: “This means that many people on very low earnings will build up very small pots indeed, potentially damaging the credibility of the reforms…This will avoid automatically enrolling...

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Earnings trigger for automatic enrolment and re-enrolment (12 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: I understand and appreciate the right hon. Gentleman’s direction of travel, but why does he think there is such a difference between £5,500 and  £7,500? I understand the morality behind his argument, but if we take it to its logical conclusion, surely at £5,500—or if the Labour Government had still been in control—many hundreds of thousands of people would still be penalised. Why,...

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords]: New Clause 7 - Transfers (14 Jul 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: Does my hon. Friend agree that these matters will be kept under review over the next few years? The Department may look at making transfers easier, perhaps not now, but it will retain an open mind.

Written Answers — Education: GCE A Level (5 Sep 2011)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils achieving A-level grades of AAB or higher were from each (a) socio-economic and (b) ethnic group in each of the last three years for which figures are available.


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