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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (10 Nov 2021)

Impact of Article 399(5) of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and steps being taking in respect of the regulation of dues and charges payable by foreign workers or their employers – Lord Hendy. Oral questions

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Second Reading (13 Oct 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, I rise to make a short point. The Treasury estimate is that the Government will save £5 billion next year by this change. That is to be added to the £6 billion that they save from not renewing the uplift to universal credit. That is £11 billion. Other noble Lords and noble Baronesses, in particular my noble friend Lady Lister, have described the impact that will have on the...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Second Reading (14 Sep 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, I add my compliments on the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Sandhurst. I had the pleasure of knowing him at the Bar. He will be a great asset to your Lordships’ House. The noble Lord, Lord Blencathra, forcefully amplified the Delegated Powers Committee’s serious criticisms in its report published yesterday. I am privileged to serve on that committee under his excellent...

Status of Workers Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Sep 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, I am grateful for and humbled by the support around the House for the Second Reading of the Bill. I am grateful to all speakers who have contributed, particularly the noble Lord, Lord Moylan. Were it not for him, the heroic defence of the current situation by the noble Lord, Lord Callanan, would have stood alone. It will be understood that I mean no disrespect by not summarising the...

Status of Workers Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Sep 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, Covid-19 has highlighted many of the failings in the law of the workplace in the UK. Working people have found that their workplace rights have not secured their jobs, their incomes or their health. One particular injustice is that many hundreds of thousands have only very few of the rights that Parliament has legislated that employees must have, such as rights to the minimum wage...

NHS: Nursing Workforce - Question (8 Sep 2021)

Lord Hendy: Does the Minister accept that the most important mechanism for retaining nursing staff in the NHS is by improving their wages, terms and conditions, and that the best way of doing that is by the restoration of full sectoral collective bargaining, as was the case in 2018?

Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] - Second Reading (7 Sep 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, I thank the Minister for the clarity of his introduction and express my intense pleasure at being listed to speak between two of my judicial heroes—the noble and learned Lords, Lord Mackay and Lord Brown. For a long time, the police federations and other unions have been pressing the case that many of their members will suffer pension detriment by reason of some of the proposals...

Residential Social Care: Staff - Question (6 Sep 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, does the Minister agree that the best technique for improving and regulating the wages and conditions of those engaged in the sector is through sectoral collective bargaining—a technique that was established by legislation in 1909 and abolished in 2013—namely, the wages councils. These were designed specifically for the low-paid and those less well organised in trade unions. Is...

Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jul 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, with the greatest respect to the noble Lord, Lord Lilley, this Bill fails to address the crisis properly. Cuts of nearly 40% in government support have driven local authorities to cut the cost of social care, although demand for it has, in contrast, increased. Demand now runs at 1.9 million requests per year, more than 5,000 per day. Cost-reduction has been achieved by outsourcing...

Covid-19: Work-related Cases - Question (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, does the Minister agree that underreporting may be a consequence of HSE advice? Regulation 9 requires a case of Covid in the workforce to be reported if “attributed to an occupational exposure”. The HSE advice is that employers “do not need to conduct extensive enquiries in seeking to determine whether a COVID-19 infection is work-related. The judgement should be made on the...

Deprived Areas - Private Notice Question (1 Jul 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, one cause of the poverty and inequality that led to the health inequities so eloquently revealed in the report is low wages. In Manchester each year between 2010 and 2016, wages dropped by 1.1%. Does the Minister agree with the ILO, the OECD and President Biden that the best way to increase wages and diminish inequality is to extend the coverage of collective bargaining, which in...

Office of the Whistleblower Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, I too congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, on introducing this Bill. She and the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, who it is a pleasure to follow, are right to highlight that fundamental change to the legal framework for whistleblowing is necessary. Having represented whistleblowers—indeed, the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, mentioned one of my cases in her opening speech—and...

Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bird, on his Bill which largely follows the Welsh model. Should the Bill reach Committee stage—the noble Lord has not had much luck so far— I hope he, or indeed the Government, will accept some amendments in the footsteps of the Welsh Government, who have a draft social partnership and public procurement (Wales) Bill which is intended to...

Universities: Compulsory Redundancies - Question (21 Jun 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, I draw attention to the scale of this problem. My noble friend mentioned the University of Leicester, where, I understand, 26 academic redundancies are planned, as is the cessation of research in pure mathematics. I understand that 47 are to be made redundant at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, 24 are to be made redundant at Aston...

Employment Rights - Statement (10 Jun 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, the Minister in the other place said yesterday: “It is unacceptable and, frankly, immoral to use the threat of fire and rehire as a negotiating tactic to force through changes to people’s employment contracts”,—[Official Report, Commons, 8/6/21; col. 841.] yet in only seven months of last year just short of 3 million workers were subjected to it. There is nothing in the ACAS...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Buildings: Safety (26 Apr 2021)

Lord Hendy: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a 'roadmap' setting out the allocation of responsibilities relating to (1) fire safety, and (2) building safety, between departments.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (22 Apr 2021)

Lord Hendy: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response of 28 March 2013 to the Coroner’s report on the Lakanal House fire, what progress has been made on their review of Approved Document B to the Building Regulations 2010.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (22 Apr 2021)

Lord Hendy: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the protection provided by safety guidance in relation to (1) fire, and (2) building, with respect to (a) flats, (b) care homes, (c) hospitals, (d) schools, and (e) hotels.

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Report: Amendment 7 (13 Apr 2021)

Lord Hendy: My Lords, it is an honour to follow the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead. I too support the amendments. In particular, I support wholeheartedly Amendments 7 and 8, which, if accepted, would obviate the need for Amendment 13. I differ from the noble Lord, Lord Thomas of Gresford, and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead, in relation to Amendment 13, which in my...


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