Results 181–200 of 388 for speaker:Lord German

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (2 Dec 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeship vacancies are available in (1) the United Kingdom as a whole, (2) England, (3) Wales, (4) Scotland, and (5) Northern Ireland, for the last 12-month period.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (2 Dec 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people applied for apprenticeships in (1) the United Kingdom as a whole, (2) England, (3) Wales, (4) Scotland, and (5) Northern Ireland, for the last 12-month period.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (2 Dec 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the number of vacancies for apprenticeships matches the number of people seeking them.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (2 Dec 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to raise public awareness of apprenticeships as an alternative to a university degree course and as an alternative route to establishing a career.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: 18-24 Year-olds (2 Dec 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 16 to 24 year-olds who are no longer classified as Not in Employment, Education or Training have (1) gone into further or higher education, or (2) participated in apprenticeships.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Benefits (11 Nov 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the impact on a claimant’s employment and support allowance during the waiting period for a mandatory reconsideration of their case.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Work Capability Assessments (11 Nov 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long after a claimant has been passed as fit to work by the work capability assessment will their mandatory reconsideration take place.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Mental Health (11 Nov 2013)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government at which point in the benefits process a potential claimant can be classified as unable to work due to mental health issues.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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: 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.

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...

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...

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] — 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...


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