Results 1–20 of 634 for speaker:Lord Sikka

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies (24 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government whether water companies are required to have full and complete maps of their sewage network infrastructure, and if so how this is enforced.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Offices: Prosecutions (24 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Offord of Garvel on 13 May (HL Deb col 456), what were the titles of the 62 cases prosecuted by the Department of Work and Pensions against postmasters in England and Wales, and in each what was (1) the date of the case, (2) the location of the court, and (3) the outcome of the case.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Offices: Prosecutions (24 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government when the Department of Work and Pensions began their prosecution of sub-postmasters; how many cases were prosecuted; and what was the outcome of each case.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Offices: Prosecutions (24 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide a list of the cases of sub-postmaster prosecutions which have been initiated by the Department of Work and Pensions and subsequently passed to the Crown Prosecution Service; and the outcome of each of those cases.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Sub Post Offices (24 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Department of Work and Pensions has transcripts of court judgments and accompanying documents for all cases related to the prosecution of sub-postmasters that they have initiated.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (24 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 6 December 2021 (HL4310), what is the median state pension for (1) men, and (2) women, for 2024–25.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Horizon IT System: Convictions (24 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the sub-postmasters’ convictions secured by the Crown Prosecution Service had an input from the Department of Work and Pensions.

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 1 (23 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 1 withdrawn.

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill - Report and Third Reading: Amendment 1 (23 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: My Lords, I thank the Minister and his team for meeting me yesterday to discuss some of the issues relating to Amendment 1, which seeks to amend Clause 1 and quash convictions of postmasters secured by the Department for Work and Pensions. I will not hold up this Bill by pressing the amendment but would like to put some matters on the public record for consideration by the next Government....

Diplomatic Missions: Congestion Charge - Question (23 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: My Lords, on 11 July 2005 the US Government said that the “Congestion Charge is a tax that, under international law, should not be imposed on the United States Government, its diplomatic and consular agents, or its military force”. So will the Minister renegotiate the Vienna Convention, or will he tell the Americans to use public transport instead?

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Horizon IT System: Convictions and Prosecutions (23 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they commissioned one or more independent legal opinions before deciding not to quash the convictions and prosecutions of sub-postmasters by the Department of Work and Pensions in relation to the Post Office Horizon IT scandal.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Nationalisation (23 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have made for the nationalisation of water companies.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Investment (23 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government what is their assessment of Ofwat giving water companies a return on capital invested based on an assumed level of equity even if they do not hold that level of assumed equity.

Water Companies: Failure - Question (21 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: My Lords, in 1990, Thames Water had net assets of £1,329 million. By 2023, they had increased to £1,435 million, which is a paltry increase of 8%, or a total of £106 million, mostly due to accounting abuses. This means that, over 33 years, Thames Water shareholders have provided little or no new equity at all, which is a major reason for its financial instability. Everyone knows that Ofwat...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Debts (21 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Douglas-Miller on 26 April (HL3909), why the calculation of  Regulatory Capital Value is not accompanied by a calculation of regulatory equity.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies and Sewage: Investment Income (21 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government on how many occasions OFWAT has blocked or reduced dividend payments by water and sewage companies.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (21 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the two-child benefit cap on child poverty.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Construction (20 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government how many of the 40 new hospitals confirmed by the then Prime Minister on 2 October 2020 have been completed and are operational.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children (16 May 2024)

Lord Sikka: To ask His Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 11 are currently being provided with help with their mental health.


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