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Housing for the Homeless - Question for Short Debate (14 May 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I will raise three issues in relation to the use of hotels. First, how will the Government support people with no recourse to public funds, who will become homeless after the pandemic if they continue not to have access to those funds? Secondly, will the Government work with those councils managing the challenges created by other councils which place vulnerable people, without...

Covid-19: Strategy - Statement (12 May 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I shall pursue a point made by the noble Baroness, Lady Smith of Basildon. The Prime Minister’s Statement says: “Different parts of the UK may need to stay in full lockdown longer.”—[Official Report, Commons, 11/5/20; col. 24.] What evidence base will the Government use, and will they publish the past, current and future R rates for all parts of the United Kingdom so that...

Income Equality and Sustainability - Motion to Consider (6 May 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I congratulate the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Derby on her excellent maiden speech, and thank the most reverend Primate for all his work in support of this House, but particularly for his tireless campaigning on issues of financial inequality, debt, poverty and homelessness over many years. Recent data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that people living in...

Budget: Economic and Fiscal Outlook - Motion to Take Note (5 May 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, eight weeks ago, several important announcements were made in the Budget about infrastructure investment. There was to be a significant rise in borrowing to fund this, to be paid for by future growth. That Budget was said to represent an end to austerity. Just eight weeks later, the Government are paying the wages of 6 million people, with one in four employees in furlough. The...

Covid-19: Social Care Services - Motion to Consider (23 Apr 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Wheeler, for enabling us to hold this debate. I will concentrate on: emergency planning and procurement; the overall impact of government policies on the social care sector, which Age UK said last week was “an unfolding disaster”; and the lack of integration of health and social care. I declare that I am a vice-president of the Local Government...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Domestic Appliances: Registration (24 Mar 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of compulsory product registration of white goods at point of sale.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Domestic Appliances: Labelling (24 Mar 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to requiring manufacturers to fit white goods with a standardised rating plate in an identical position on all such goods for the purpose of easy product identification.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Domestic Appliances: Labelling (24 Mar 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to improving the traceability of white goods.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Domestic Appliances: Secondhand Goods (24 Mar 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to improving the safety of white goods that are sold second hand.

Well-being - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend Lady Tyler of Enfield for enabling us to have this debate. Most people tend to think of well-being in terms of having a secure home, a rewarding job with some prospects, a good-quality education, access to a health service when needed, and enough money to enjoy life. They see those as being about their quality of life, and that quality of life...

Continuity Agreement: Kingdom of Morocco - Motion to Regret (9 Mar 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson of Balmacara, for tabling this regret Motion. He has raised some very important issues about the process for considering trade agreements with which we would concur. I say at the outset that I have huge respect for the people of Morocco. Theirs is a wonderful country to visit and it feels very much a part of Europe. But with that...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Statement (3 Mar 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, the Government seem very dependent on people using NHS 111 telephone lines, NHS 24 in Scotland, or NHS Direct Wales. I seek the Minister’s confirmation that the resourcing of NHS 111 and the other similar lines will be sufficient to meet the demand the Government are anticipating with trained staff who can give good-quality advice.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I was not able to speak at Second Reading but I have listened carefully to the debate on this group of amendments. I hope that, when the Minister replies, a number of points that have been raised will be clarified. I support the amendments in this group. In particular Amendments 11 and 3, which broadly cover the same issue of how to raise more income at a local level, should be...

Immigration: Points-based System - Statement (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, will the changes being made result in good-quality fruit and vegetables rotting in the ground because they cannot be picked? What assessment have the Government made of that?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: A1: Capital Investment (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the transformative investments to the A1 north of Newcastle proposed by the Prime Minister in his statement on Transport Infrastructure on 11 February; and when they will be implemented.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Railways: Anniversaries (25 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commemorate the bicentenary of the opening of George Stephenson's railway between Hetton Colliery and the River Wear in 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Sunderland Station (20 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding for a new railway station building in Sunderland.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tyne and Wear Metro: Sunderland (20 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential merits of extending the Tyne and Wear Metro to Doxford International Business Park in Sunderland.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Tyne and Wear Metro: Sunderland (20 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether funding announced by the Department for Transport on 28 January to assess the feasibility of re-opening railway lines will include a study into re-opening the Leamside line between Sunderland, Washington, Houghton-le-Spring and Pelaw.

Industrial and Mining Towns - Question (13 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, Governments cannot do everything, but if the Government are to re-engineer their criteria for investing in infrastructure to support the older industrial areas, might they encourage the private sector to do the same? The private sector has social obligations to places, as well as financial obligations to shareholders.


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