Results 121–140 of 5000 for speaker:Anne McGuire

Written Answers — Scotland: Child Protection (22 Oct 2002)

Anne McGuire: This is a devolved matter for the Scottish Executive.

Written Answers — Scotland: Health (24 Oct 2002)

Anne McGuire: This has been a devolved matter since 1 July 1999. Details of expenditure in 1998–99 by each health board on the two patient travelling expenses schemes are as follows: Means Tested Scheme Highlands & Islands Scheme # # Argyll & Clyde 89,068 521,744 Ayrshire & Arran 28,095 3,383 Borders 22,694 0 Dumfries & Galloway 72,465 0 Fife 41,450 0 Forth...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Recycling (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with the Scottish Executive on a wide range of issues. The recycling of waste, however, is a devolved area of responsibility.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Recycling (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: I am sure that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as he prepares his pre-Budget consultation, will have heard my hon. Friend's remarks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Inward Investment (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: My right hon. Friend and I have regular meetings with the Scottish Executive on a range of matters affecting the Scottish economy, including inward investment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Inward Investment (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: The hon. Lady may have failed to notice that we are living in a very difficult global market. However, I reassure her that the United Kingdom is second only to the United States as the most popular place for inward investment. Scotland still holds its place within the United Kingdom. Perhaps she will consider some of the good new stories on inward investment, such as those involving the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Inward Investment (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: We have close relations with the United States, so I am not at all surprised that some of that inward investment has come from there. As I said in my answer to the hon. Member for Epping Forest (Mrs. Laing), we are living in a difficult market, but significant trends have shown that we have cause for optimism. We should stop talking the Scottish economy down and start talking it up.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Inward Investment (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on highlighting the importance of Gartcosh. We all agree that it is vital to the regeneration of Lanarkshire. However, I want to alert the House to the fact that, as we speak, 252 inward investment projects are safeguarding or creating 40,000 jobs in the Scottish economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Inward Investment (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: My hon. Friend has a wealth of experience in those matters and I can do nothing other than agree with him.

Written Answers — Scotland: Northern Lighthouse Board (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: Neither my right. hon. Friend nor I have any current plans to meet the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

Written Answers — Scotland: Voluntary Sector (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: The voluntary sector plays a major role in the Government's Welfare to Work agenda. I am delighted to say that around 8,000 people in Scotland have participated in the voluntary sector option within the New Deal for Young People. I recently addressed the Support Training Action Group on the voluntary sector's role in supporting the Welfare to Work programme.

Written Answers — Scotland: Rural Poverty (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: The Government are committed to tacking poverty across all sectors of society, including those living in rural areas. We have introduced a number of measures, such as the Working Families Tax Credit, Children's Tax Credit, New Deal, National Minimum Wage and the Minimum Income Guarantee for pensioners, all of which complement rural initiatives taken by the Scottish Executive.

Written Answers — Scotland: Inward Investment (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave earlier today to the hon. Lady, the Member for Epping Forest (Mrs. Laing), at column 149.

Written Answers — Scotland: Antisocial Behaviour (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with the Scottish Executive on a wide range of issues. The Government and the Scottish Executive are committed to combating anti-social behaviour through a range of appropriate measures.

Written Answers — Scotland: Postal Services (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: I recently attended and gave the closing address at a conference jointly organised by Postcomm and Postwatch, at which a wide range of postal matters affecting Scotland were discussed.

Written Answers — Scotland: Neta (26 Nov 2002)

Anne McGuire: The Government are committed to developing a single wholesale electricity market for Great Britain to ensure a long-term diverse and secure supply of energy for Britain. The Department of Trade and Industry is continuing consultations with this Department, the Scottish Executive, Ofgem, industry and stakeholders in developing appropriate arrangements for the GB electricity market.

Communications Bill ( 3 Dec 2002)

Anne McGuire: Ochil is not pronounced like that.

Written Answers — Scotland: Industrial and Provident Society Law (19 Dec 2002)

Anne McGuire: Scotland Office officials have discussed with executive officials the implications of the report by the Strategy Unit, XPrivate Action, Public Benefit", on charities and the wider not for profit sector. This report contains recommendations on bringing Industrial and Provident Society law up to date.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: National Minimum Wage ( 7 Jan 2003)

Anne McGuire: Some 110,000 people in Scotland have benefited from the national minimum wage since it was introduced in 1999.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: National Minimum Wage ( 7 Jan 2003)

Anne McGuire: I thank my hon. Friend for her question. I know that the Scottish Affairs Committee, which she chairs, is looking to investigate home working and the minimum wage. Both the Department for Trade and Industry and the Inland Revenue are being evangelical about the minimum wage. My hon. Friend will be delighted, as I hope will the House, to hear that at the end of this month a pilot project will...


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