All 17 results for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Fink

Poverty in the United Kingdom - Question (17 Dec 2018)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I had the pleasure—if you can call it that—of attending the APPG at which the special rapporteur met with many Members of Parliament. I was shocked, particularly by his statement that the Government do not listen. I visited a jobcentre and got a slightly different impression. Can the Minister give some examples of cases where the Government have listened?

Universal Credit: Rollout - Question (20 Jun 2018)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I had the pleasure of visiting the main south-inner-London jobcentre at Kennington Park this morning. The staff there could not have been more evangelical in their support for universal credit, and many of those who were handling legacy claims were only waiting for the time when those claims moved over to universal credit. They said that the new system had much more flexibility,...

Volunteering - Question for Short Debate (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Armstrong, for initiating this debate, and I draw attention to my entry in the register of interests as a trustee of several charities. I have listened to the debate carefully and find myself in enormous agreement with virtually everything that has been said. I believe passionately in helping the disadvantaged, and I also believe that while...

Universal Credit - Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hollis, on securing this debate, which provides an opportunity to remind ourselves how universal credit can help its recipients. I echo some of the concerns that have been raised today. I stress that universal credit has definitely created clear incentives to work by removing the poverty traps at all levels which in the past often made...

Improving Lives: Green Paper - Statement (31 Oct 2016)

Lord Fink: My Lords, what is my noble friend the Minister doing to help employers take on disabled people?

Fit for Work Scheme - Question for Short Debate (19 Oct 2016)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Luce, for introducing the important topic of helping and enabling those with long-term health problems to return to or stay in work. I know that he identified chronic pain as a major category of health-related issues but those of us who have looked at some of the statistics know that mental health problems, as well as untreated drug and alcohol...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Farmer on securing this important debate on life chances. I know how passionate he is on the subject and on enhancing life chances in general. Transforming the lives of the most disadvantaged is not just a strategy of this Government but is the mission of many charities, some of which have been talked about today, and of philanthropists. My poor...

Employment: Job Creation — Question (16 Dec 2015)

Lord Fink: My Lords, what has happened to the pernicious problem of structural unemployment during the time when overall employment has fallen?

Education and Employment Opportunities — Motion to Take Note (22 Oct 2015)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend Lady Stedman-Scott on securing this debate on a most important subject. Her knowledge and powerful advocacy of young people is well known and certainly appreciated by many in this House. I also point to my entries in the Register of Interests, which include a range of non-financial interests in children’s charities. I wish to highlight my...

Child Poverty — Question (8 Jul 2015)

Lord Fink: My Lords, how do the Government intend to help the 390,000 children who live in workless households? What measures do they have to do this?

Disabled People: Access to Work Fund — Question (29 Jun 2015)

Lord Fink: My Lords, does the Minister agree that misconceptions about people with disabilities, particularly mental health problems, could cause them real difficulties in finding a job? What are the Government doing to help to remove this sort of stigma, particularly among employers?

Family and Relationship Support — Question (22 Jun 2015)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I welcome my noble friend to her new post. I want to ask about support for families in terms of advice. A recent Department for Education report tells me that each £1 spent on advice yields approximately £11.50 in savings to the taxpayer as well as adding to family stability. Could my noble friend confirm that paying for such continuing intervention will be part of the...

Benefit Cap — Question (2 Jul 2014)

Lord Fink: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have moved from benefits into work as a result of being subject to, or being warned that they might be subject to, the benefit cap.

Benefit Cap — Question (2 Jul 2014)

Lord Fink: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for that comprehensive Answer, but will he confirm—

Benefit Cap — Question (2 Jul 2014)

Lord Fink: Will he confirm that, for people who are potentially subject to the cap, work always pays? Are there any leading indicators of behavioural changes in people who are potentially subject to the cap?

Economy: Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (22 Mar 2012)

Lord Fink: My Lords, it is my great pleasure to have the chance to speak in your Lordships' House on the Budget, but perhaps I may start by joining the noble Lords, Lord Bilimoria and Lord Sugar, in congratulating my noble friend Lord Heseltine on a most thoughtful and elegant maiden speech. I should say that he is held in great esteem by businessmen and politicians across the political spectrum....


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