Results 181–185 of 185 for speaker:Lord Strasburger

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Third Reading (27 Mar 2012)

Lord Strasburger: My Lords, I should start by declaring an interest, or at least a former interest. In a previous life, I was a shareholder in and director of a company that made its money-in fact, quite a lot of money-from keeping squatters and others out of empty properties. You might conclude, when I have finished my short speech, that I am a bit of a gamekeeper turned poacher. This clause was added late to...

Energy: Tariffs — Question (30 Jan 2012)

Lord Strasburger: My Lords, I should declare that I have recently sold some solar PV panels, but before the December deadline, so I have no financial interest in the current controversy. I have two questions for the Minister. Why did the Government show such contempt for the consultees by attempting to implement the tariff changes before the end of the consultation period, and then add insult to injury with...

Welfare Reform Bill: Report (3rd Day) (11 Jan 2012)

Lord Strasburger: Do the same figures apply to a couple who own their own property?

Welfare Reform Bill: Report (3rd Day) (11 Jan 2012)

Lord Strasburger: My Lords, I fully support the Government's efforts to address the huge deficit which they inherited. However, my noble friend the Minister needs to explain why I should support this attempt to penalise some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society for the greed of the financial services industry and the incompetence of the regulators. Do these sick and disabled people...

House of Lords: Reform — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (21 Jun 2011)

Lord Strasburger: My Lords, it is a very great honour indeed to be making my first speech in your Lordships' House. I was rather surprised-astonished, even-to be invited to join such eminent company. In fact, when I took the phone call, I wondered whether they had rung the wrong Strasburger. Then I remembered that apart from my daughter and my wife there are no other Strasburgers in this country, so far as I...

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