Results 101–120 of 842 for speaker:Lord Shipley

Transport Infrastructure - Statement (11 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I can find no mention in the Statement regarding HS2 and the north-east of England. Can the Minister confirm that there is no change in the plan in relation to that? That is, HS2 rolling stock will run on conventional track north of Leeds, joining the east coast main line just north-east of that city. As I raised when we debated HS2 a couple of weeks ago, to be successful, that link...

Housing: Social Homes for Rent - Question (11 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of social homes for rent.

Housing: Social Homes for Rent - Question (11 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper and remind the House of my registered interest with the Local Government Association.

Housing: Social Homes for Rent - Question (11 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her reply, but I point out that social rented housebuilding has decreased over the last year, and only 6,287 new social rented homes were delivered in England in 2018-19. Despite increases in housebuilding overall, social rent made up only 2.5% of all homes delivered in England in 2018-19. Of the affordable homes delivered, to which the Minister refers, only...

Global Britain - Statement (3 Feb 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, the Written Statement defines a huge number of areas for negotiation. Can the Minister confirm that the Government have sufficient civil servants across all departments to deliver agreements within a few months, which is what their intention seems to be?

Social Mobility - Question for Short Debate (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, much has been promised by the new Government to level up Britain. That levelling up seems to prioritise infrastructure investment, but it must surely also include investment in education and training, given that recent cuts in public spending have impacted negatively at all stages of education. There is evidence in some parts of England that, whereas primary schools in general...

High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Jan 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, this has been a constructive debate. Some very important points have been made, particularly on appraisal methodologies, governance, cost, what speeds are necessary, the role of Old Oak Common and the poor state of the current network. But I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Kerslake; taking everything into consideration, we must take the long-term view and press ahead. To work...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 37 (16 Jan 2020)

Lord Shipley: Can the Minister clarify something that I think he said? He referred to UK citizens who are not yet of retirement age but become entitled to a UK state pension and then move to one of the 27 countries of the EU. Will their pensions be uprated?

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 37 (16 Jan 2020)

Lord Shipley: My question was whether, if someone who is currently working and then retires, receives the UK state pension outside the European Union after 1 February but then moves to an EU country after that date, their pension will be uprated in that country. Is that what the Minister said?

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 37 (16 Jan 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I strongly support the amendment. Around 1.2 million British pensioners live abroad. Just over half have annual uprating of their pensions as they would if they still lived in the UK. They are in one of the 48 countries where the UK Government apply an annual uprating, and over half those countries are in the EU. In September the Department for Work and Pensions made an announcement...

Flybe - Statement (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, the Minister said that the Government would look at all the options. Perhaps I may suggest that they take a look at the landing charges at large airports for smaller commercial airlines. They might be subject to PSOs, but the overall issue of the cost base of small commercial airlines is particularly relevant.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (9 Jan 2020)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, made some very trenchant points, for which we should thank him. The gracious Speech contained little to remedy the deep-seated problems affecting the delivery of public services, most of which relate to a lack of money. The Prime Minister’s stated aim is to unite the country and level it up. That is to be welcomed, but I hope the Government...

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report - Motion to Take Note (31 Oct 2019)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Bourne, for the opportunity to have this debate. I acknowledge the huge efforts he made as a Minister in the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster. I pay tribute to the resilience of local people since the fire, in particular to the campaigning work of Grenfell United, which has had a profound impact on our thinking and will have much more yet. We...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I want to say something about housing but I first pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Bourne, for his work as a Minister, particularly in relation to the private rented sector. It was always a pleasure to work with him. I declare my vice-presidency of the Local Government Association. The Queen’s Speech says very little about housing. Indeed, in the five days of our debate, there...

Brexit: Preparations - Statement (8 Oct 2019)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, in reference to the reply that the Minister gave to the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, page 15 of the report says: “The Government has prioritised the smooth and continued flow of goods in and out of the UK in the event of the UK leaving without a deal on 31 October 2019”. The Statement says: “I want to pay particular tribute to the automotive, retail and transport sectors,...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Heritage: Sunderland (30 Jul 2019)

Lord Shipley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to preventing the demolition of the Doxford Gate, Pallion Quay, at Sunderland and preserving it as a monument to Sunderland's ship building heritage.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Question for Short Debate (23 Jul 2019)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I first remind the House of my interests in the register in connection with the Local Government Association. I thank my noble friend Lord McNally for tabling this Question for Short Debate and, like my noble friend Lord Scriven, I give him my full support. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 has proved itself by adding a direct means for scrutiny of public authorities by the...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill - Committee: Amendment 3 (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Shipley: If I can interject in this discussion, there is a real danger that the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, is right, but it does not have to be like that. That is why I am very supportive of Amendments 9 and 27, which are exceedingly important. When the Minister winds up, I would appreciate it if she could comment on Amendment 27 and the annual report to Parliament on “the areas in which” those who...

Housing: Accessibility - Question (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I remind the House of my registered interests. I also remind the Minister that 45 of the 322 local plans still refer to older accessible housing standards, putting planning requirements at risk of challenge. Given the importance of this issue, will the Minister urge local planning authorities to update their plans to ensure that they are compliant with the updated post-October 2015...

Councils: Funding - Question (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Shipley: My Lords, I also remind the House of my vice-presidency of the Local Government Association. Local government will be pleased that the Minister thinks that the sector is doing “remarkably well”. Indeed it is, but does he accept that local government is facing ever-rising costs in service provision at the same time as increasing pressure on income, not least from business rates in the...


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