Debates between Baroness Mallalieu and Lord McFall of Alcluith during the 2019 Parliament

House of Lords: Membership

Debate between Baroness Mallalieu and Lord McFall of Alcluith
Tuesday 5th May 2020

(4 years, 1 month ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord McFall of Alcluith Portrait The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith)
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Lord Blencathra. No? I call the noble Baroness, Lady Mallalieu.

Baroness Mallalieu Portrait Baroness Mallalieu (Lab)
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While I welcome the brief and robust way in which the Minister has answered this Question, will he take a moment to put to bed a couple of other stories circulating in the news at the moment which are alleged to be future government policy and are causing worry particularly to our older people: first, that the triple lock on pensions is to go and, secondly, that 9 million people over 70 are to remain incarcerated after lockdown is eased? Does he agree that these stories have caused increased anxiety and entirely justifiable anger and outrage? Will he assure us that both stories are also fake news and that there is no reality in them now or in the future?