Results 61–80 of 571 for speaker:Lord Sharkey

Civil Liability Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, I thank the Minister and his officials for their continued engagement on the Bill, which has been very helpful. The Bill transfers over £1 billion from whiplash claimants to motor insurers. This transfer is only justifiable if the insurers do not retain this gigantic windfall—and, of course, they have promised that they will not. They have promised in writing to pass on to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Physician Associates: Regulation (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding the statutory regulation of Physician Associates and Physician Assistants in anaesthesia on 12 October, when they intend to commence the legislative process to introduce such regulation.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Safety: Standards (24 Oct 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether it is in the public interest that EU-mandated safety standards held by the British Standards Institution may not be accessed without payment; and what consideration is being given to making those standards freely available.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Cyprus: Military Bases (15 Oct 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they anticipate will be needed to the arrangements for crossing the border between the Cypriot UK Sovereign Bases and the Republic of Cyprus after the UK leaves the EU; what preparations are being made to make any such changes; and what discussions they have had with the EU and the Republic of Cyprus on the issue.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Training (19 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), why they do not monitor or collect information on the size of employers supported by contracts awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for apprentice training.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Training (19 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), who were the recipients of Education and Skills Funding Agency contracts for the training of apprentices; what was the value of each such contract; and which awardees subcontract such training, either wholly or partially.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Training (19 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), what percentage of contracts for the training of apprentices, by number and by value, has been awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to organisations which subcontract such training.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Training (18 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), what mechanisms they use or intend to use to ensure that subcontractors to awardees of Education and Skills Funding Agency contracts for the training of apprentices are capable of delivering training of the appropriate quality and do deliver such training.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Training (18 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), how they assess the suitability for Education and Skills Funding Agency contracts for the training of apprentices of organisations which subcontract all or part of such training.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Training (18 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), why they do not collect information on what percentage of the value of Education and Skills Funding Agency contracts for the training of apprentices is retained by awardee organisations which subcontract such training.

Poverty Premium - Question for Short Debate (10 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, on securing this debate and on his eloquent and forceful opening speech. The poverty premium—the poor paying more—is a very serious problem, and it is highly likely to be made worse as the use of cash continues to decline. But there are other factors that will make the poverty premium worse. There is the widening...

Prudential Regulation Authority: Equity Release Sector - Question (5 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Adam Smith Institute, Asleep at the Wheel: The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Equity Release Sector, published on 7 August.

Prudential Regulation Authority: Equity Release Sector - Question (5 Sep 2018)

Lord Sharkey: The equity release mortgage market has trebled over the last five years and continues to grow strongly. Many of these mortgages have no negative equity guarantees—in other words, the loan value is capped at the price of the house when sold. The Adam Smith report says that insurance companies selling these mortgages have so misjudged the risk that another and bigger Equitable Life scandal...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Small Businesses (25 Jul 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many contracts for the training of apprentices for small and medium-sized employers who do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy have been awarded by the Education and Skills Agency to date; what is the total value of those contracts; how many of the awardees do not have the facilities to provide such training and sub-contract; and what percentage of those...

General Practitioners: Indemnity Scheme - Question (16 Jul 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a state-backed indemnity scheme for general practitioners in England.

General Practitioners: Indemnity Scheme - Question (16 Jul 2018)

Lord Sharkey: Will the proposed scheme cover all GP-related healthcare staff who provide services for the NHS and, if not, who will be excluded? Will the scheme cover historical liabilities, as was the case when the NHS clinical negligence scheme for trusts was introduced? What additional costs will the new scheme generate for the NHS?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Insurance (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing a state-backed GP indemnity scheme in England; and what further implementation plans are currently in place.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Insurance (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Sharkey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total cost to the NHS of implementing a state-backed GP indemnity scheme in England.


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