Results 181–200 of 807 for speaker:Stephen Lloyd

Private Sector Pensions (22 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I should like to thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting an urgent question on this important issue. I should also like to welcome the Secretary of State back to the Front Bench. Is she aware that, under the current rules, pension obligations are unsecured, meaning that insolvent companies fund their pension schemes only when they have compensated their other, supposedly more important, secured...

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes: Holocaust Memorial Day (18 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Member for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy) for sponsoring the debate. It is a pleasure for me to co-sponsor it. This is the fifth or sixth time I have co-sponsored a debate on this important day. When I was first a Member of Parliament I was proud to do so, and now that I am back in the House, I am even more delighted. Let me also congratulate the indomitable Karen Pollock,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I was very disappointed recently when a Department for Transport publication on national strategic roads did not even mention the dualling of the A27 between Lewes and Eastbourne. Will the Secretary of State confirm in the House today that that was an oversight and that we will be looking to dual that shocking road?

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: How many profit warnings does a major company have to issue before this Government decide that they will probably not award it major and significant contracts—more than three, perhaps?

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: In a recent report, the head of the National Audit Office said: “Some of the problems could have been avoided if the DfT had taken more care to consider the passengers in designing the rail franchise.” Secretary of State, may I ask whether you recognise that statement, and do you apologise to the passengers?

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: Through the Chair, I would like to ask whether the Secretary of State recognises that severe criticism from the head of the NAO. Will he apologise on behalf of his Department to my constituents—rail passengers from Eastbourne—and passengers across the south-east?

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I appreciate the Minister’s response. She is absolutely right that the changes announced at the Budget show that the Government were listening. Some Opposition Members are slightly frustrated though, because we had been making our criticisms for a long time and an awful lot of people had to go through a very difficult period, even possibly losing their homes, before the changes were made....

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I beg to move, That this House has considered the effect of universal credit on the private rented sector. It is a privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. It was good to obtain this debate, and I am delighted that a range of colleagues have come to speak on such an important issue. This is indeed an important debate. We all know and read about the challenges with the lack of...

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I appreciate the intervention. It is good to see the hon. Lady here, and I entirely agree with her. She gives a strong example, which any Member of Parliament, from any party and anywhere in the country, who supports people on universal credit and works with people in the private rented sector will know to be true. At that time, there was a coalition Government and a Conservative Secretary of...

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Gentleman for the intervention. He raises an important point about the public sector, because housing associations and councils have also been badly affected. It is just that broadly speaking—again, everyone in this Chamber knows this, because we are experienced politicians—the public sector will be more patient and understanding as it waits for payments from universal...

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I appreciate the intervention. Not only do I wholly agree, but the decisions are completely irrational. One thing that I am finding out from the Residential Landlords Association and others is that there is not adequate communication between the DWP, local authorities and landlords, so even though, in theory, it seems from the changes in the Budget that there is the beginning of an...

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention; I was going to come to that point in a moment, but I will come to it straightaway. In Northern Ireland—I think five or six years ago, way before we reached the crisis that we have had over the past couple of years—the politicians negotiated default direct payments to landlords. They also negotiated that the payment should be every two...

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention and welcome him back. I agree entirely, because universal credit is just one area. It is one side of the impact of what has been an ill-thought-through policy.

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: My hon. Friend makes an important point. I think that is something that needs to be considered, particularly as regards the further caps that have come in over the past couple of years. I think those are unsustainable.

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Stephen Lloyd: I agree. As regards that particular age group—unless they have some sort of bank of mum and dad—in our surgeries we are already seeing that young people are tremendously adversely affected, both by the lack of housing benefit at that age, and, frankly, some of the issues around universal credit. Another issue that has not been properly addressed, and I would welcome hearing about this...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (19 Dec 2017)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of trends in the level of new build homes that can be adapted effectively to reflect the changing (a) mobility and (b) access requirements of older people.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Older People (19 Dec 2017)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage older people with care needs to move to (a) homes and (b) communities with supported living services.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Dec 2017)

Stephen Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to meet the target that all new homes should be built to meet the lifetime homes standard by 2030.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review on inclusive growth and equality (18 Dec 2017)

Stephen Lloyd: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the Conservative party continues to cut corporation tax aggressively, but that perhaps next year rather than cutting it still further it might take that money to ensure that the WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—get a fair transition payment?


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