Results 181–200 of 388 for speaker:Lord German

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Report (19 Mar 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, in his speech moving the amendment, the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, made it perfectly clear that it would break the Government's policy proposal. There was no indication given of how much the benefit bill should rise, though the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, indicated his preference. However, that is not what is in front of the House. If the amendment were to be passed there would be no...

Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill — Second Reading (21 Mar 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, I want to address the Bill itself, but before I do that I want to make a few comments on the amendment before us today. When I first read the amendment's text last evening, when it was produced, I had a bit of a flashback to earlier student days when you had composite Motions and amendments and the call for separate votes to be able to unpick the various parts. While I acknowledge...

Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill — Second Reading (21 Mar 2013)

Lord German: Yes, I will. It is perfectly obvious that the noble Lord's party did the same thing when it was in power. There was retrospection in legislation. I can think of the videogames legislation, which has some very great similarities to this Bill. My plea to the Government is to answer the questions posed to them by the Constitution Committee in this debate so that we can have that explanation. I...

Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill — Second Reading (21 Mar 2013)

Lord German: Certainly. It was col. 825, about half way down towards the bottom of the page.

Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill — Second Reading (21 Mar 2013)

Lord German: I fully accept that. The issue raised by paragraph 12 is why the Government rejected the other options.

UK: Poverty — Question (25 Mar 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, relative measures of poverty sometimes have bizarre consequences. An example has happened recently. As the economy contracted, hundreds of thousands of children were notionally lifted out of poverty. What credence does the Minister give to a better and wider form of measurement of poverty that looks at interventions and at ways of removing barriers for children, such as that...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (1st Day) (8 May 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, it is a great privilege and a pleasure to second the Motion moved by my noble friend Lord Lang, especially after such a witty, clever and thoughtful address, which I am sure that this House greatly appreciated. My noble friend, as you will know, served with great distinction as a Minister. He held many ministerial posts, including two as Secretary of State. As well as holding the...

Housing Benefit — Question (15 May 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, as my noble friend the Minister has just explained, there are a large number of exemptions which are made through local authority discretion. The Government have, however, insisted on a certain number of exemptions, and one of the most welcome is the recent exemption given to a disabled child who was unable to share a bedroom. Will the Minister extend that commitment to include a...

Mesothelioma Bill [HL] — Second Reading (20 May 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, first, I congratulate my noble friend the Minister on bringing the Bill forward in this form today. If noble Lords read the response to the consultation from the insurance industry, they will see an almost opposite view to that expressed within the Bill. I congratulate my noble friend on turning the British insurance industry around to support this Bill. It builds on a voluntary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing: Funding (20 Jun 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much discretionary housing payment funding was allocated to local authorities in 2012–13 (1) in total across the United Kingdom, (2) in England, (3) in Wales, and (3) in Scotland.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing: Funding (20 Jun 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the total amounts of unused discretionary housing payment funding returned to the Government by each local authority in 2012–13; and what was the cumulative total for the whole of the country.

Mesothelioma Bill [HL]: Impact — Question (25 Jun 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on bringing the good insurance companies to provide compensation for this fatal industrial disease for those who are non-traceable or wayward in their insurance. Will my noble friend tell me what guarantees he has that the insurance companies will not simply pass on the costs to their customers in their bills? If he has no guarantee of that, it might well...

Economy: Sustainable Jobs — Motion to Take Note (27 Jun 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, I apologise to the House for missing the first few moments of this important debate. I congratulate my noble friend Lady Brinton on bringing it to the House. From a perspective looking at the figures behind what is happening in the field of employment and unemployment, there are of course some very welcome signs of improvement. It would be wise to note at the beginning that the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit (10 Jul 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent announcement on the Spending Round 2013, which elements of Universal Credit will be subject to the seven-day wait before a claimant becomes eligible for financial support.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit (10 Jul 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent announcement on the Spending Round 2013, whether the seven-day wait for benefit entitlement will be included in, or additional to, the one-month wait for Universal Credit claimants between making a claim and receiving their first payment.

Mesothelioma Bill [HL] — Third Reading (22 Jul 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, before I seek the same dispensation that the noble Lord, Lord Howarth, sought at the beginning of his speech, I will say a few words about the amendments which are before us in order to give my noble friend time to locate the answers to them. I appreciate all the work that the noble Lord, Lord Browne, has done to get to this point. He referred to remote and hypothetical places where...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Work Programme (25 Jul 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what performance levels they set for contractors who provide services for the Work Programme. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the minimum level of performance standard they expect from contractors who provide them with services for the Work Programme.

Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013 — Motion of Regret (21 Oct 2013)

Lord German: My Lords, I agree with some of the sentiments that we have just heard from the noble Baroness, Lady Lister, and with some of those that we heard in the opening speech of the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie. It seems that there are questions which need to be asked and questions which are still outstanding. However, perhaps some of the clues to the answers that we need to those questions can be found...

Universal Credit: National Rollout — Question (28 Oct 2013)

Lord German: Would my noble friend agree that the introduction of universal credit represents one of the largest system changes we have ever seen in the public sector in this country, sitting as it does on a hugely complex IT platform? Given the significance of universal credit in that it will always make work pay more than being on benefits, does my noble friend agree that getting it right is more...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits: Fraud (5 Nov 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards are in place to protect people who suffer from mental illness from accusations of benefit fraud.


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