Results 61–80 of 5264 for speaker:Anne McGuire

Written Answers — Scotland: Cross-border Road Links ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: I have regular discussions with Scottish Ministers on a variety of transport issues including cross-border road links. The Scottish Executive plan to upgrade the A1 to dual carriageway standard between Howburn and Houndwood in the Scottish Borders at a cost of nearly £5 million. Construction is due to start on 15 July and should be completed in 2003.

Written Answers — Scotland: Drug Crime (Asset Seizures) ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: Strengthening the powers to confiscate illegal gains, from drug dealing and also other serious crimes, is a priority for the Government. The Proceeds of Crime Bill will put in place an enhanced and effective system for seizing assets that have resulted from criminal activity.

Written Answers — Scotland: Common Fisheries Policy ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: Responsibility for fisheries policy in Scotland rests with the Scottish Executive. The European Commission has recognised that the Common Fisheries Policy is in need of reform. HM Government and the Scottish Executive are working together to ensure that the United Kingdom's and Scotland's interests are fully represented as member states discuss the Commission's reform proposals.

Written Answers — Scotland: Manufacturing ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: The manufacturing sector continues to be very important to the economy of Scotland, employing around 281,000 in December 2001 and supporting a further 180,000 jobs in the Scottish economy.

Written Answers — Scotland: Financial Exclusion ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: I am very aware of the importance of credit unions' role in tackling financial exclusion in Scotland and look forward to meetings with representatives. The Financial Services Authority commenced its new regulatory regime for credit unions at the beginning of July. This regime is in place to ensure that depositors are appropriately protected. The Scottish Executive have made available funding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Postal Services ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: The Scotland Office has regular contact with Postcomm and other organisations involved in matters connected with the operation of postal services in Scotland. Regulation of postal services is a matter for Postcomm.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Postal Services ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: The hon. Gentleman is well aware that there is a uniform delivery service for letters throughout the whole United Kingdom, but I note from the nodding on his side of the House—and, using the eyes in the back of my head, the nodding behind me—that there is an issue and I will take it up with Postcomm at our meeting next week.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Postal Services ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: As I said last month in reply to another question from the hon. Gentleman, he should stop scaremongering about some of the things that are happening. He is well aware that the Government have supported the rural post office network and that Postcomm is working closely with the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters. If he wants to talk about the postal service in his area, perhaps he would...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Postal Services ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: I thank my hon. Friend for that question. He is well aware that there are ongoing discussions about the urban network. He should not be so dismissive about the roll-out of the pilot schemes in Rutland and Leicestershire. The schemes have to be evaluated but, as I have already pointed out, I will meet Postcomm in the next week or so, and I shall certainly raise his concerns.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Postal Services ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: I hear what my hon. Friend says. No doubt he will give me exact details about his question after Question Time and I shall certainly take the matter up as part of my wider discussions with Postcomm in the next few days.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Postal Services ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: Of course I can give the hon. Gentleman and the House reassurance about the way that the universal service obligation will be protected, because it is enshrined in primary legislation in the Postal Services Act 2000.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Regiments ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: My right hon. Friend has regular discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on a wide range of defence matters. The Scottish regiments have an important continuing role in the United Kingdom's defence plans.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Regiments ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: Speaking of having a cheek, the last regiment to lose its proud name was the Gordon Highlanders, and that was disbanded in 1994 under the previous Conservative Government. I take this opportunity to pay special tribute to 45 Commando Royal Marines, based in Arbroath, who have just returned from Afghanistan. I assure the hon. Gentleman that when I was talking to Brigadier General Robert Gordon...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Regiments ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: I certainly would not like to compete with my hon. Friend on issues of defence. He is correct, and the Scottish National party's catastrophic policies on the United Kingdom would not only mean a diminution in our defence capability but impact economically on tens of thousands of jobs across Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Regiments ( 9 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: I listened to what the hon. Gentleman said about the royal tournament, but if he is at a loose end in August and early September, the tattoo in Edinburgh is a good substitute.

Written Answers — Scotland: Mental Health (11 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: The standards to which NHS mental health professionals are trained are set by UK regulatory bodies. However, the training routes by which mental health professionals meet these standards are devolved and are a matter for the Scottish Executive.

Written Answers — Scotland: Government Liabilities (11 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: The regulation and administration of the teachers and NHS pension schemes in Scotland is a devolved matter for the Scottish Executive.

Written Answers — Scotland: Consumer Credit Act (11 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: Citizens Advice Scotland have sent the Scotland Office their briefing on this matter.

Written Answers — Scotland: Consumer Credit Act (11 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: The Department of Trade and Industry is currently reviewing the Consumer Credit Act 1974. The Scotland Office is working closely with the DTI in this area and the Government will consider whether it is necessary to make any changes to the provisions on Time Orders as part of the review.

Written Answers — Scotland: Consumer Credit Act (11 Jul 2002)

Anne McGuire: The Government will consider whether it is necessary to make any changes to the provisions on Time Orders as part of our review of the Consumer Credit Act. We will fully consult the Scottish Executive on this matter.


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.