Results 1–20 of 388 for speaker:Lord German

Criminal Justice System — Debate (15 Jul 2010)

Lord German: My Lords, you took a very brave step in allowing a German to be introduced into your Lordships' House just a few days after England's defeat in the World Cup. The extremely generous-hearted way in which I have been received has, however, received a few knocks in my first week or so. Just last Friday, my noble friend Lord Lester, in his Defamation Bill, talked of the German ad hoc balancing...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Severn River Crossing plc (19 Jul 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date Severn River Crossing plc is expected to be taken into public ownership; and what is the financial calculation behind the expected date of transfer.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Electrification (20 Jul 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of the Severn Tunnel for carrying high-speed electrified train services; and what studies have been undertaken to establish its suitability.

Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit) (Existing Awards) Regulations 2010: Motion to Take Note (20 Jul 2010)

Lord German: My Lords, I also rise to support my noble friends in welcoming the intention and general thrust of these regulations and changes. Supporting incapacity benefit claimants into work and making sure that people are on the right benefit with the right level of support is obviously the correct thing to do. There is no doubt either about the significance of these regulations. About 1.5 million...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Assessors (28 Jul 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of (a) the contract between Atos Healthcare and the Department for Work and Pensions on the provision of medical assessments for recipients of the employment and support allowance, and (b) the tender document against which tenderers applied.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Electrification (28 Jul 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what options there are for the electrification of the London to south Wales railway line following the Review of the Intercity Express Programme by Sir Andrew Foster; and what are its implications for railway stock and the Severn Tunnel.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Great Western Main Line (28 Jul 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 20 July (WA 203), who commissioned the engineering study of the Great Western Main Line; and what were its terms of reference.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Reading Station (28 Jul 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (a) programme of work at Reading railway station, (b) stages of the work programme, and (c) likely completion dates for each stage.

Welfare Reform — Statement (11 Oct 2010)

Lord German: I thank the Minister for his Statement. I am particularly interested in the work programme and the way he announced that it will bypass the jobseeker's allowance. Can he give us an estimate of the prospects for lifting people out of poverty as a result of this new programme? Will a big attempt now be made to ensure that that happens as a fundamental principle? The Minister mentioned...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Heritage Lottery Fund (25 Oct 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government how the rebalancing of the Heritage Lottery Fund will compensate for the loss of the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, with particular reference to (a) the complexity of the application process, (b) the limits on the types of repairs and buildings which qualify, and (c) the competitiveness of each scheme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Heritage Lottery Fund (25 Oct 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Heritage Lottery grants for listed places of worship can be used for (a) small-scale works of repair, and (b) preventative repairs.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Taxation: VAT (27 Oct 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what VAT will be payable on repair projects to listed places of worship from April 2011.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Spending Review 2010 (1 Nov 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect, by income decile, reforms relating to the Department for Work and Pensions outlined in the emergency budget will have on household income in (a) cash terms, and (b) percentage terms. To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect, by income decile, reforms relating to the Department for Work and Pensions outlined in the Spending Review 2010 will have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Spending Review 2010 (1 Nov 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the exception of working tax credit from the benefits cap announced in the Spending Review 2010 will apply to all households that receive working tax credit, or just to families with children.

Housing: Spending Review — Debate (4 Nov 2010)

Lord German: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness on the timing of this debate, and also the noble Lord, Lord Brooke, on answering the question "what now", rather than "what if". That is the question that faces us all. Unlike the right reverend Prelate, I shall not use a golden fish as my metaphor; I shall use simultaneous equations-the need to bring into balance a number of competing factors, each...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (8 Nov 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employment and support allowance claims have been resolved by withdrawal of the claims, for the period from the introduction of the work capability assessment until the end of September 2010, broken down by month of resolution. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employment and support allowance claims have been resolved by an unappealed decision...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (9 Nov 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the National Health Service, for each of the past five years, of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in the general population. To ask Her Majesty's Government what treatments are currently used for carpal tunnel syndrome in the National Health Service.

Welfare Reform — Statement (11 Nov 2010)

Lord German: I congratulate the Minister on the Statement, particularly on him and his team securing £2.1 billion of expenditure to overhaul a system that has had many epithets, including "complex", "cumbersome" and "inefficient". I am sure that if we wrote a dictionary of the problems of the current system, we would see the need for making progress towards change. I am keen to explore the key area of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing Benefit (15 Nov 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed caps on housing benefits claims will be uprated with inflation; and, if so, which measure of inflation will be used.

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Employment Savings Trust (15 Nov 2010)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Employment Savings Trust will be obliged to make contributions to the Pensions Regulator along the same lines as a commercial pensions provider; and, if not, what difference there will be.


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