Results 81–100 of 362 for speaker:Lord Shinkwin

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Environment Protection: Technology ( 4 Jan 2022)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to share UK expertise in green technology with partners in (1) the Middle East, and (2) North Africa region, following the water-for-energy deal agreed by Israel and Jordan, and brokered by the United Arab Emirates.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: France: Antisemitism (23 Dec 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of France regarding steps to counter levels of antisemitism in the UK and France.

Uighurs in Xinjiang - Question (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, these findings clearly have major implications for businesses’ ESG policies. When do the Government plan to follow the lead of the US and produce an investment ban list of firms known to be exercising or participating in the worst human rights abuses?

Health and Care Bill - Second Reading ( 7 Dec 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Stevens of Birmingham, on his excellent maiden speech. I also applaud the work of John Baron in the other place, as my noble friend Lord Sandhurst and others have done, on focusing the Government’s attention in the Bill on cancer outcomes, and of my old chief executive, Professor Alex Markham, with whom I was privileged to work at Cancer...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit ( 7 Dec 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 11 November (HL3461), whether in their view the removal of the Universal Credit uplift meets the public sector equality duty tests set out in section 149(1) of the Equality Act 2010 for any of the nine protected characteristics; what evidence informs their view that the public sector equality duty...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fuel Poverty: Disabled and Older People ( 6 Dec 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the number of (1) disabled people, and (2) elderly people, who will be unable to heat their homes this winter.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit ( 6 Dec 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 11 November (HL3461), what assessment they have made of the number of disabled households living in poverty following the end of the Universal Credit uplift; what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing inflation and cost of living on disabled households; and what plans they have to...

Written Answers — Cop26: UN Climate Conference 2021: Disability (29 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 18 November (HL3652), who assessed all permanent and temporary venues at COP26 as fully accessible; and whether they will put into the Library of the House a record of the input of the Disability Inclusive Working Group into COP26.

China: Genocide - Motion to Take Note (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I, too, pay tribute to both my noble friend Lord Alton of Liverpool, for securing this debate and his good friend the late Sir David Amess, who was a tireless campaigner for and supporter of the charities for which I worked before entering your Lordships’ House. May Sir David always be remembered for his faithful witness to the truth. Ultimately, that is what we are discussing...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Accidents (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the STATS19 data published on 19 October on road casualties; and particularly any casualties involving e-scooters.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Highway Code (25 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the outcome of the consultation on the Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, when they plan to introduce legislation to confirm the changes to the Highway Code; and whether rules for e-scooters will be included in the upcoming changes to the Highway Code.

Written Answers — Cop26: UN Climate Conference 2021: Disability (18 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government which minister was responsible for ensuring equal disability access to the COP26 summit; what discussions they had regarding disability access to the summit with (1) the Scottish Government, and (2) event organisers, prior to the opening of the summit; and whether they will publish their communications with (a) the Scottish Government, (b) the office of Karin...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an equality impact assessment was completed prior to the removal of the £20 Universal Credit uplift; and if so, what reference this had to disabled people.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes: Disability and Young People (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation they have made of their supported employment schemes and employment support programmes for (1) disabled people, and (2) young people, since February 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability and Ethnic Groups ( 9 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any long-term, disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment of (1) disabled people, and (2) young Black people; and what steps they are taking to address those effects.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equality ( 8 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a cross-Government equality action plan; and what role (1) the Equality Hub, and (2) the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, will have in any of those plans.

COP 26: Disabled Access - Question ( 4 Nov 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, the experience of the Israeli Minister is a day-to-day reality for millions of disabled people in the UK, including myself. But perhaps we should congratulate the Government on completing the hattrick: first, the widely derided national disability strategy, then the removal of the UC uplift from disabled households that cannot work, and now this. What message does my noble friend...

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Committee: Amendment 9 (26 Oct 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I remember being in the Chamber just under five years ago when your Lordships’ House was united in paying tribute to my noble friend Lord Freud on the occasion of his final speech as Minister for Welfare Reform. Hansard cols. 1697 to 1720 of 21 December 2016 paid testament to the esteem in which my noble friend is held. I join other noble Lords in thanking him and my noble friend...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Oct 2021)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I have listened with care and respect to the passionate arguments expressed on both sides. My contribution to this crucial debate stems from my personal experience of having been unable to talk, swallow or even breathe independently following lifesaving neurosurgery. My neurosurgeon would not give me odds even on survival, never mind recovery. To say that I felt vulnerable would be...

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

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I fully support the primary purpose of this Bill, subject to the proviso that these measures are for one year only. The Government’s message to pensioners is clear: we support you and we will take account of your circumstances—for example, if you are on pension credit. I echo my noble friend Lord Freud and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham in their implicit...


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