Results 81–100 of 720 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Haskel

Household Debt - Question for Short Debate (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I too congratulate the right reverend Prelate on tabling the Question. He really has been a persistent campaigner on household debt. Sadly, he does not seem to have much support from the Government Benches this evening. In this House, we have frequently heard how household debt is incurred not through reckless spending but by borrowing to pay for the necessities of life and for...

Scrutiny of Secondary Legislation - Motion to Regret (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I am a member of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, and the Minister will be pleased to hear that I will concentrate my remarks on its work. Our task is to keep the Government up to scratch so that Parliament can properly scrutinise secondary legislation. I thank my noble friend for moving this Motion, which draws attention to this work and helps us in carrying it out....

Manufacturing: Digital Technology - Question (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Made Smarter Review on the benefits of applying digital technology to the manufacturing industry, published on 30 October.

Manufacturing: Digital Technology - Question (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I am pleased that the Government welcome the report, as I do. As the report says, digitalisation can deliver a much-needed boost to our productivity. However, the report also points out that it is a disruptive technology for jobs and businesses. In implementing the report, what arrangements will the Government make for those who are displaced? Will there be a safety net? What...

Mental Health at Work - Question (1 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the review of mental health and employers, Thriving at Work, published on 26 October.

Mental Health at Work - Question (1 Nov 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I, too, welcome what the Prime Minister said about implementing this report. She spoke about the Civil Service and the NHS. What about other sectors of the public service where people work under stress—the police, the fire service and, yes, education? Will the Government make sure that the implementation of this report becomes part of the inspection regime by organisations such as...

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Oct 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, last week Mr Chris Willard from the Financial Conduct Authority came to your Lordships’ House and briefed us on its recent survey, Understanding the Financial Lives of UK Adults, a paper that tries to understand consumers as people and observe their financial behaviour and experience in the context of their everyday lives. It does so by dividing the population into six age groups....

Consumer and Personal Debt - Question (23 Oct 2017)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deal with the concerns of the Money Advice Service and the Financial Conduct Authority about the level of consumer and personal debt in the United Kingdom.

Future of Work - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend on introducing this debate. We have debated this topic for some years. Many of us will remember the debates we had on how we would use all the leisure time that new technology would create. However, the conclusion we have to come to is that its effect has not been uniformly beneficial. Some of us have benefited but it has also helped create working...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I served on the ad hoc committee, and I would like to add one point. One thing that came out loud and clear when we were working on the committee is that people’s financial lives are very complicated. Everything is interrelated. People do not actually differentiate between their pensions, their debts or their mortgage—the whole gamut of things. I support the noble Baroness’s...

Public Sector Pay Cap - Question for Short Debate (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the one per cent cap on public sector pay.

Public Sector Pay Cap - Question for Short Debate (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, we have been through difficult times these past few weeks. The response of our police, fire and ambulance services, our security and social services, our hospitals and our doctors has been absolutely outstanding and inspirational. But when we realise that, because of pay restraint, their earnings have effectively decreased in recent years, some of us feel a little bit awkward—not...

Data Ethics Commission - Question (10 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, much of this data is held outside the UK. In fact, we are not sure where quite a lot of it is held. How will we be able to regulate people when we do not know where they are?

Balfour Declaration Centenary - Question for Short Debate (5 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, for the second time today—and, for the second time, to agree with everything she said. With the declaration, Britain was the first state to support Jewish aspirations. This caused many Jewish people to look up to Britain—people such as my parents. Indeed, that is why I am here. I think Britain can be pleased with the...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Second Reading (5 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, my interest in the Bill stems from my membership of the Select Committee on Financial Exclusion, which reported in March this year. Our report dealt with financial exclusion; the Bill deals with financial inclusion; but, even so, it puts into effect some of the 22 recommendations to which the Minister referred. This is not really surprising, because it was an all-party committee and...

Industrial Strategy - Question (28 Jun 2017)

Lord Haskel: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will introduce their industrial strategy.

Industrial Strategy - Question (28 Jun 2017)

Lord Haskel: I thank the Minister for that Answer. At least we have taken a first step away from austerity. Perhaps I may ask him the question everybody else out there would like to have answered: will he confirm that the funding laid out in the Autumn Statement 2016 will be made available in full, plus the substantial increase in grant funding to be awarded through UKRI, which was also promised in the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (26 Jun 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, the gracious Speech and many noble Lords have spoken of a new, modern, industrial strategy. I welcome this, because we need one. How can the Minister speak of strong fundamentals when after eight years of unprecedented fiscal stimulus from the Bank of England and eight years of austerity, we are still nowhere near balancing our books? Real incomes have fallen, our standard of living...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I cannot remember speaking in such a select debate. It may be that other noble Lords were deterred by the 762 pages of the original Finance Bill, which I think made it probably the largest Bill ever. Fortunately it was cut down yesterday and it is hard to know what is left, so I thank the noble Baroness for telling us. We debated the Budget Statement on 14 March, and since then we...

Role of the Lord Speaker - Question for Short Debate (30 Mar 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, I think that I am going to be the odd man out, because in reviewing the role of the Speaker, I think that we should think in much broader terms than just Question Time in the House. Yes, the Speaker has a crucial role inside the Chamber, but there is a much more crucial role outside the Chamber. It has always seemed to me that this is of greater importance because we are an...


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