Results 61–80 of 388 for speaker:Lord German

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies: Greater London (25 Jan 2018)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are proposing to make further changes to the contractual or financial arrangements of the Community Rehabilitation Company following the recent inspection report of HM Chief Inspector of Probation, Quality and Impact inspection: The effectiveness of probation work by the National Probation Service in London.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Southern Africa: Overseas Aid (23 Jan 2018)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government which aid programmes they have supported in (1) Swaziland, (2) Botswana, and (3) Lesotho, since May 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Agency (16 Jan 2018)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty's Government which functions of the Environment Agency they are proposing to transfer to the Canal and River Trust.

Transparency of the Parole Board and Victim Support - Statement (9 Jan 2018)

Lord German: My Lords, I too express great gratitude from these Benches for the Statement from the Government today, which gives an absolute expression of sympathy for those who have been affected by this case. Because there has been an obvious breakdown in the structure and systems of criminal justice which we are talking about, I wonder whether an apology on behalf of the Government would have been more...

Brexit: Trade in Non-financial Services (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Dec 2017)

Lord German: My Lords, I too add my thanks and say how much I have enjoyed serving under the chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, on this report. I thank him for his perseverance in bringing it to your Lordships’ House today. I took the opportunity of going into the Printed Paper Office just before the debate began, on the off chance that I might find the Government’s response to the report...

Probation Contracts - Question (31 Oct 2017)

Lord German: My Lords, just last month, the Chief Inspector of Probation laid out two conditions that she thought ought to be in the review: first, the community rehabilitation companies should have their finances put on a stable basis; secondly, these companies should be incentivised for success. Will the Minister heed the advice of his chief inspector, and will the Government meet this requirement as...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord German: Like the noble Lords, Lord Ramsbotham and Lord Faulks, and my noble friends Lord Dholakia, Lord Beith and Lord McNally, I am also trying to understand why the Government have failed to bring back the prisons element of the Prisons and Courts Bill, which fell at the general election. Noble Lords will know there was broad support for the prisons element in that Bill, and although it had its...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Lesotho: Education (24 Apr 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider admitting Lesotho to the Connecting Classrooms programme which is funded by the Department for International Development.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Inland Waterways: Repairs and Maintenance (21 Mar 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the Environment Agency's budget to maintain its navigable waterways.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Canal and River Trust (21 Mar 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Canal and River Trust to assume responsibility for the Environment Agency's navigable inland waterways.

Brexit: Options for Trade (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord German: My Lords, I, too, add my thanks to the two chairs of the sub-committees and to the staff of Parliament who assisted us in making this report. In his opening remarks the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, referred to the picture having moved quite rapidly since the report was written. It is rather like having a snapshot taken out of a moving picture. I will therefore concentrate my remarks on the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (14 Feb 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of each contract made with community rehabilitation companies in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (14 Feb 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what services community rehabilitation companies are required to deliver as part of their contract with Government.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation (7 Feb 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Buscombe on 24 January (HL Deb, col 429) concerning the review of the probation system, what the membership and terms of reference of that review will be.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation (7 Feb 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Baroness Buscombe on 24 January (HL Deb, col 429) concerning the review of the probation system, whether the review will include services provided before prisoner release by community rehabilitation companies.

Community Rehabilitation Companies - Question (23 Jan 2017)

Lord German: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they propose to the operation and effectiveness of community rehabilitation companies.

Community Rehabilitation Companies - Question (23 Jan 2017)

Lord German: My Lords, I welcome the Minister to the Dispatch Box in answering, I think, her first Question on this brief. She will be aware that the recent joint report from the prison and probation services, on their inspection of through-the-gate resettlement services, was highly critical. It raised some big red flags about the way this new service was rolling out. Can the Minister tell the House what...

Transforming Rehabilitation Programme - Question (31 Oct 2016)

Lord German: My Lords, the report just a few days ago of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons and Chief Inspector of Probation makes harsh reading for the Government. This is the second report that they have produced in the past 12 months and it says: “There has been little change, little delivered, and progress is pedestrian at best”. Can the Minister tell us how the Government are intending...


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