Results 61–80 of 388 for speaker:Lord German

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

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 31 January (WA 234), and with reference to the speech made by the Prime Minister at the Munich Security Conference on 5 February, whether they have plans to enhance the role that Muslim chaplains play in universities and prisons.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Jobcentre Plus: Electronic Communication (28 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 7 February (WA 27-8), whether they have considered using text-messaging to inform JobcentrePlus customers of vacancies.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Jobcentre Plus: Staff (28 Feb 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the productivity targets, and accompanying guidance, for interviewing clients at Jobcentre Plus.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Azerbaijan (1 Mar 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a letter of commiseration has been sent to the Government of Azerbaijan to mark the anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy.

Social Fund Maternity Grant Amendment Regulations 2011 — Motion to Resolve (7 Mar 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, I should like to take a rounded view of these regulations and put them in the context of the activity of the Government in terms of poverty. There are some issues which noble Lords on the Benches opposite have raised which require some answers from the Minister and I shall raise one or two myself. First, it is important to recognise that these regulations have the effect of...

Social Fund Maternity Grant Amendment Regulations 2011 — Motion to Resolve (7 Mar 2011)

Lord German: Yes, the "d" should be a "t". The question is about the level of savings that he and his party are looking for in the public finances and whether they are put back into good order within five years or, as I understand it from his party, within seven years. Perhaps he can tell me because I have been struggling to find the answer to the question. What is the level of interest on the loan that...

Women: Assistance in Pregnancy — Question (8 Mar 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, there will be a moment of time between the outgoing regulations and the incoming regulations in respect of budgeting loans to which the Minister has just referred. Given that most people will be looking for low-cost, low-interest loans to buy such things as a buggy, a pram or a cot, what advice is the Minister giving to his department on exercising flexibility in this regard to...

Pensions: Britons Living Abroad — Question (9 Mar 2011)

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Autism: Disability Living Allowance — Question (10 Mar 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, is my noble friend the Minister right to say that the previous scheme used for the migration to the employment and support allowance would not be appropriate for this form of assessment in the future successor programme to the DLA? Given that so many people were assessed and then went on successfully to appeal against their assessment, we surely now need a different system. Can the...

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2011 — Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, perhaps I may follow that speech by the noble Lord, Lord Beecham, by also declaring an interest. I am in receipt of my basic state pension and I suppose that I should be thanking the Minister for his announcement that I will be earning, on average, £15,000 or more during my lifetime. However, I am particularly grateful that the measure increasing pensions restores the link with...

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2011 — Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2011)

Lord German: The basic pension is bigger than the additional pension. In the long run, the earnings link is worth 2 per cent more than prices, and CPI is 0.8 per cent less than RPI. Therefore, the increase in the basic state pension can be set against the change which will occur with CPI for S2P. It is very important to see the connection between the two. Of course, as the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, will...

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2011 — Motion to Approve (14 Mar 2011)

Lord German: I was very grateful that the Government did not put the override in place, because of course it should be up to occupational pension schemes to make up their own minds according to their rules. Clearly, if RPI were written into the contract that already existed, that would apply and the schemes would be able to stay with that. Most pension schemes will be able to make that choice, and I hope...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Poverty (28 Mar 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which argues that spending, rather than income, is the best measure of poverty.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Wheelchair Access (29 Mar 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Atos Healthcare Centres that are used for work capability assessments are inaccessible to wheelchair users.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions Bill [HL] (29 Mar 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently claiming carer's allowance will be affected by the change in state pension age proposed in the Pensions Bill [HL].

Pensions Bill [HL]: Report (30 Mar 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, before I say a word or two about this particular group of amendments, I want to say a few words about the opposition to these proposals as a whole and the manner in which it has been expressed. I refer to the opposition outside this Chamber, not within it. It is interesting to note the advocacy that has reached our ears from a huge number of organisations that have put a lot of...

Pensions Bill [HL]: Report (30 Mar 2011)

Lord German: My Lords, I echo the noble Lord, Lord Boswell, and the noble Baroness, Lady Hollis, in saying that we look to the Minister to address the issue behind the amendment of the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross, which is that no woman's pension age should be accelerated by more than 12 months. That is the issue that I raised in the earlier debate. It is a concern about equity. I hope that, in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Resignalling Projects (31 Mar 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the resignalling project contract specification for the Newport area of south Wales was based on that section of the railroad being electrified.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lesotho (5 Apr 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent on bilateral aid to Lesotho in each financial year since 1995-96.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lesotho (5 Apr 2011)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the United Kingdom's contribution to multilateral aid to Lesotho for each financial year since 1995-96.


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