Results 141–160 of 388 for speaker:Lord German

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Grants (1 Mar 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £166 million disabled facilities grant funding to local authorities in 2010-11 was spent on home adaptations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled People: Grants (1 Mar 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the decision to allocate disabled facilities grant funding to local authorities through the single capital pot has decreased the proportion of funding being spent on home adaptations.

Scotland: Independence — Question (1 Mar 2012)

Lord German: My Lords, does it not behove us all, if we want to remain part of the United Kingdom, to make the case for the United Kingdom? Perhaps I might say in the comradely spirit that existed last Saturday that the English need to be aware that saying to people from the rest of the United Kingdom, "Shove off and do your own thing" is not the right approach. Can we make the case for what it really...

Work Capability Assessment: Cancer Treatments — Question (21 Mar 2012)

Lord German: My Lords, the Government have had just nine or 10 days since the consultation ended to bring a response. However, does my noble friend agree that the state and the benefit system have to perform the important job of supporting people who have suffered or are suffering from cancer and ensure that not only the method of treatment but also the condition of each individual is looked at? We must...

Workers' Memorial Day — Question (23 Apr 2012)

Lord German: My Lords, Professor Löftstedt said in his report that there needs to be general community support as regards an understanding of risk. I therefore welcome the Government's establishment of the independent challenge committee which allows the public to make a challenge when they see a risk that they believe is not appropriate. Can the Minister tell us how that body will be independent given...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (17 May 2012)

Lord German: My Lords, I wish to address two issues that came up in the gracious Speech a few days ago: international development assistance and state pension reform. I have struggled to find a link between the two since we can speak only once, and I hope that I have found a tenuous one-noble Lords will probably spot it. I support the words of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Lichfield and the...

Youth Unemployment — Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2012)

Lord German: My Lords, I too pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, for securing this debate. I shall say a few words later on about his opening remarks because he raised matters of great importance that lie underneath this important issue. As many noble Lords, including my noble friends Lord Bates and Lord Roberts, have said, this is not a new problem. We have seen the number of unemployed young...

Mental Health: Access to Work Support Service — Question for Short Debate (18 Jun 2012)

Lord German: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend on giving us an opportunity to air this topic in such an interesting but also practical and informative debate in your Lordships' House today. I shall take a practical approach to my questioning of the Minister and to some of the issues which have been raised. The gateway to the mental health support service, now run by Remploy, is the Access to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (23 Jul 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they supply to Jobcentre Plus advisers on the Youth Contract; and whether they will place copies of such information in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (23 Jul 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment processes are in place to ensure that work programme providers issue claims forms for Youth Contract wage incentives.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Care Homes: Deferred Payment Scheme (24 Jul 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for the level of interest local authorities will be able to charge for the proposed national deferred payment scheme for residential care, in the light of the progress report Caring for our Future. To ask Her Majesty's Government how the risks of longevity would be managed under the proposed national deferred payment scheme for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (6 Aug 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what engagement they have had with Local Enterprise Partnership leaders in the development and promotion of the Youth Contract. [HL1756]

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (13 Aug 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what communications they have issued to employers in respect of the Youth Contract, and whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of all such communications. [HL1657]

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (13 Aug 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of new jobs which will be created as a result of the Youth Contract. [HL1774]

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (13 Aug 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of eight-week payments that have been issued as part of the wage incentive of the Youth Contract. [HL1775]

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (24 Sep 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with Local Enterprise Partnership leaders in the development and promotion of the Youth Contract.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (24 Sep 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what communications they have issued to employers in respect of the Youth Contract, and whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of all such communications.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (24 Sep 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of new jobs which will be created as a result of the Youth Contract.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Youth Contract (24 Sep 2012)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of eight-week payments that have been issued as part of the wage incentive of the Youth Contract.

Education: Conservatoires — Question for Short Debate (10 Oct 2012)

Lord German: I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Lipsey, on this timely debate. Tonight, we are celebrating the spectacular contribution that conservatoires bring to the culture of our country and to performing arts in particular. We should also be celebrating the fact that just one-quarter of 1% of the student population of this country is contributing over £2.5 billion a year to its economic life. A...


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