Results 121–140 of 269 for speaker:Lord Porter of Spalding

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Females: Candidates (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to identify and remove barriers to women standing as (1) local councillors, and (2) Members of Parliament.

Building Safety Update - Statement (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords—

Building Safety Update - Statement (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, I declare my interests in the register as chairman of the Local Government Association and leader of South Holland District Council. I will contain my remarks purely to the issue of the doors today. If I spread into the wider Grenfell issues and my opinion of the expert panel, I will probably stray into unparliamentary language. The manufacturer claimed it had the ability to produce...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Finance (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 31 January (HL5313), whether the funding that was set aside to implement the cap on care costs and other adult social care reforms will be released to local government immediately following publication of the Social Care Green Paper; and when an announcement on changes to spending decisions is expected.

Written Answers — Home Office: Metals: Theft (9 Mar 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of metal thefts in England and Wales since 2013; and what steps they are taking to address this issue.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (8 Mar 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards removing barriers to the replacement of homes sold under Right to Buy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders: Sentencing (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review sentencing guidelines for offences committed by people previously incarcerated for serious crimes against the person.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Schools: Counselling (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of in-school counselling to successfully deliver early interventions across children’s and young people’s mental health services in England.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (14 Feb 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extension of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap in local authority areas of high affordability pressure.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Fees and Charges (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they set aside to implement the cap on care costs, as previously scheduled for 2020; whether that money has been spent; and if so, how.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Darts (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cultural and educational value of the sport of dart playing.

Northamptonshire County Council - Statement (6 Feb 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, I declare my interest as leader of South Holland District Council and the chairman of the Local Government Association. First, we should congratulate the leader of Northamptonshire County Council on calling the Local Government Association in to do a peer review of its financial situation. She is a relatively new in that position. It is also worth noting that if that council...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners: Fire and Rescue Services (6 Feb 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect a decision to be made on the proposals by five police and crime commissioners to take on the functions of fire and rescue authorities under the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, there have been some excellent speeches from both sides of the House and on both sides of the issue. To be fair, as the 148th speaker I think that there is probably little I can add to today’s debate and that the best I can do as a contribution is to give your Lordships a gift. Do not worry—you will not have to put it on a form, as the gift will purely be of time. Please enjoy...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consumer Goods: Safety (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to introduce a publicly accessible national register of product recalls to help ensure that faulty and dangerous goods are removed from people’s homes; how many product recalls Electrical Safety First has received since 2007; and what assessment they have made of the level of such recalls.

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] - Committee (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, I declare my interest as chairman of the Local Government Association and as the leader of South Holland District Council. I put on record my personal support and the wider sector’s support for the Bill. I am not aware of any council in the country that would want to resist any of the good proposals in the Bill. However, as the Minister said earlier on the previous set of...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism: Marketing (23 Jan 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to market English tourist destinations in 2018.

NHS: Winter Funding - Question (11 Jan 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, will my noble friend confirm that this Government have spent more on the National Health Service than any of their predecessors—considerably more as a proportion of our income, particularly in a world where money is in short supply? Does he agree that the only way to get a truly sustainable health service is to make sure that adult social care is funded to an adequate level? He...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Jan 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: My Lords, it is probably pertinent that I declare my interests in so far as I am the chairman of the Local Government Association. I am also the leader of South Holland District Council, which is one of the few councils in the country that still owns housing stock. I should congratulate my noble friend the Minister on his personal commitment to getting this legislation through. It is always...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Finance (22 Dec 2017)

Lord Porter of Spalding: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 7 December (HL Deb, col 1197), what assessment they have made of the extent to which additional money made available to the NHS in the Autumn Budget will reduce pressures on the social care system; and how the impact of that additional money on that system will be effectively assessed and monitored.


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