Results 41–60 of 388 for speaker:Lord German

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Work Capability Assessments (15 Dec 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement any of the recommendations in the Harrington Review in full or in part; whether they will make changes to any of the original recommendations; and, if so, which ones. To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the recommendations in the Harrington Review they do not intend to implement.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Work Capability Assessments (16 Dec 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislative requirements are needed to implement the recommendations of the Harrington review, broken down by recommendation.

Benefits — Question (20 Dec 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their proposals for tailoring the benefits system to individuals' needs.

Benefits — Question (20 Dec 2010)

Lord German: I thank my noble friend for that Answer. The whole purpose of the benefit reforms that the Government are undertaking is to provide those who can with the dignity of work and those who need support with the knowledge that they have the full support of the state behind them. The experience of government so far has not been too good in some cases. The Harrington review found that the system...

Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010: Motion to Annul (24 Jan 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Knight, for his agreement that he is not going to pursue the annulment and also for his support of the noble Lord, Lord Best. The Motion will meet the problem we are all facing-what might happen in the future. In some ways, it is like trying to judge between those who know the next winner of the Grand National and those who believe that it is an art form...

Unemployment — Question (26 Jan 2011)

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Unemployment — Question (26 Jan 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, in the year 2009-10, there was a 99 per cent increase in the number of people who were taking the job seekers allowance for more than 24 months. Among that group, who are the hardest to get into work, there must be a significant number of young people without qualifications. What actions are the Minister and the Government taking to deal with many of these people who were parked by...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit (31 Jan 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb, on 25 November 2010 (Official Report, Commons, col. 417W), whether they have reached a conclusion on the distribution of discretionary housing payments for 2011-12; and, if not, when they intend to reach a conclusion.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit (31 Jan 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is produced for councils on distributing discretionary housing payments. To ask Her Majesty's Government how the guidance for councils on the additional discretionary housing payments, as announced in Spending Review 2010, will differ from the guidance currently given.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Muslim Chaplains (31 Jan 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Faith Matters report Faith Leadership Through Chaplaincy: Experiences from Muslim Communities.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (2 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the eight formal recommendations in the National Audit Office's report, Reducing losses in the benefits system caused by customers' mistakes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (2 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will produce an impact assessment on the effect of underpayment or overpayment owing to customer error or fraud when making changes to the welfare system or to routine benefits processing.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Jobcentre Plus: Staff (7 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they give to Jobcentre Plus staff about customer contact and information provision by text message, e-mail and other forms of electronic and digital communication.

Disabled People: Disability Living Allowance — Question (7 Feb 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, it seems to me that the consultation paper can be read in one of two ways. Can the Minister can tell us whether the purpose of the PIP is to extend the level of adaptations and aids that will be available to people-to facilitate greater access and ensure that everyone who needs the payment can get it?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit (8 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 31 January (WA 229), which stakeholders have been, are being, and will be consulted on the changes to the local authority good practice guidance for discretionary housing payments. To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 31 January (WA 229), whether they propose that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Policies (14 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a Cabinet committee whose remit includes policies addressing barriers to work.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit (15 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 31 January (WA 229), how much of the discretionary housing payments budget has been allocated for the additional tasks of assisting customers in managing their budgets and supporting customers who need assistance with moving.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Universal Credit System (15 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government who was consulted on the age equality section of the impact assessment on the White Paper Universal Credit: Welfare That Works.

Pensions Bill [HL] — Second Reading (15 Feb 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, I begin by stating my interest as a pension trustee for the National Assembly for Wales pension fund. I also thank the Library here for its detailed note on this Bill, along with the many organisations and bodies, some of which have been referred to already, which have provided some briefing on and support and criticisms of the matters which are now before us. One must start, I...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (16 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide links to websites containing advice issued since January 2009 on face-to-face contact with benefit claimants by (a) Jobcentre Plus, (b) all organisations with Alternative Office status, and (c) any other body with the right or duty to assist or take part in a benefits claim; and whether they will place in the Library of the House any...


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