Results 41–60 of 147 for speaker:Lord Steinberg

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing: Prices ( 1 May 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their reaction to the estimate that house prices may drop by 30 per cent over the next three years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Economy: Growth Forecasts (28 Apr 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider the International Monetary Fund's estimation of United Kingdom growth of 1.6 per cent in 2008 and 2009 is correct.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Economy: Growth Forecasts (28 Apr 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the economy is growing or falling into recession.

Economy: Manufacturing (31 Mar 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the performance of the British manufacturing industry, domestically and internationally.

Economy: Manufacturing (31 Mar 2008)

Lord Steinberg: My Lords, I thank the Minister for her reply. I have no doubt that she is aware that one of our big manufacturing industries is about to be sold to an Indian company. Has protection been placed on the employees of the two companies involved? Given the problems that we face with our balance of payments, internationally we must go further to see how much exporting we can do to help the balance...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Supreme Court (26 Mar 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the current estimate of the cost of establishing the new Supreme Court.

Gambling (26 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: My Lords, I declare no interest other than having been in the gambling business for 50 years. It is not very often that I agree with the Minister but I do agree with him that the number of casinos mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord McNally, is way beyond the scale of anything I understand. I want to commend the Minister on not allowing casinos to remain open 24 hours a day. I also wish to...

Northern Rock (25 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the effect that the run on Northern Rock has had on the United Kingdom's reputation as a leading financial centre.

Northern Rock (25 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply. Would he not agree that steps must be taken to ensure that we remain in a pre-eminent position? This Northern Rock scandal has been running for six months and if it has not done any damage at home, which I doubt, it will undoubtedly have done some damage abroad. What steps will be taken to ensure that our reputation does not suffer? Furthermore,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Cervical Smears (22 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will introduce annual cervical smear tests to detect cancer among women, instead of three-yearly tests.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crime: Guns and Knives (20 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there has been an increase in gun and knife crime in major conurbations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Debt (19 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to recent research by Experian that suggested that one in 10 adults is under severe financial pressure due to debt.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pancake Race (18 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Health and Safety Executive gave any advice to Ripon Cathedral on the cancellation of its annual pancake race.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisons: Overcrowding (18 Feb 2008)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What effect the level of overcrowding in prisons is having on the length of prison sentences passed in court.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Quangos (18 Dec 2007)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the number of quangos in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland has reduced in number in the past 10 years; and, if so, what reduction has taken place in each geographical area; and How many quangos there are in England; and what are the costs of these quangos individually and in total.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Disruptive Children (10 Dec 2007)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What further action they propose to take against disruptive children in schools.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Teachers (10 Dec 2007)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any proposals to change the standard of dress of school teachers.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Uniform (10 Dec 2007)

Lord Steinberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will promote school uniforms to help improve discipline in schools; and Whether they have assessed the accuracy of the comments of head teacher, Carol Jones of Fulham Cross School, that GCSE passes have risen from 42 per cent to 53 per cent since school uniforms were introduced.

Fraud: EU Committee Report ( 2 Jul 2007)

Lord Steinberg: My Lords, before the Minister sits down, I should apologise for being absent for a short time but I did not hear him comment on banking. Banking is a line of inquiry which should be followed much more vigorously than a lot of the others. As the Minister is probably aware, in the Netherlands Antilles, the First Curacao International Bank was closed down because of fraudulent deposits and...

Fraud: EU Committee Report ( 2 Jul 2007)

Lord Steinberg: My Lords, the speech that I am about to deliver is made solely for the benefit of our country and the EU. First, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Cohen, the chairman of our sub-committee, who has presented very well the problems that have faced us. All of us on the sub-committee are grateful to her for her leadership. Although we have some quite elderly Peers in this House, no one is...


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