Results 461–480 of 1587 for speaker:Peter Atkinson

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (15 May 2007)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to ensure that local authorities make available (a) building inspectors' reports and (b) other relevant information for which they are responsible to providers of home information packs.

MR. Victor Makarov (21 May 2007)

Peter Atkinson: I am very glad to have this opportunity to raise a somewhat unusual subject—a matter relating to intelligence and a former KGB agent who worked for the British security services and eventually defected to the UK, aided and abetted by our security services, and is now living in the north of England in circumstances of penury, which I believe shows the UK in a bad light. The man concerned is...

MR. Victor Makarov (21 May 2007)

Peter Atkinson: I agree with my hon. Friend, who has made an important point that needs reinforcing. The way in which this man has been treated will certainly send out a bad signal to anybody who might be tempted to do the same. Mr. Makarov had an interview with an American historian called David Kahn, who is well known as a historian of code breaking, particularly in the second world war. David Kahn...

MR. Victor Makarov (21 May 2007)

Peter Atkinson: I do not understand how, for example, giving a pension to the man whom we are considering compromises national security.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Home Information Packs (24 May 2007)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Good Practice Guidance for local authorities on delivering property searches will be available by the time home information packs become mandatory on 1st June.

Written Answers — Home Department: Security Service Tribunal (4 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are available to members of the public to access the findings of the Security Service Tribunal before its abolition in 2000.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Written evidence to be reported to the House (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: I shall begin with some housekeeping points. I remind the Committee that there is a money resolution in connection with the Bill, copies of which are available on the Table. I also remind Members that adequate notice of amendments should be given. As a general rule, I do not intend to call starred amendments, including any that might be reached during an afternoon sitting. Members can take it...

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 25, in clause 7, page 6, line 38, after ‘employers,’, insert— ‘(ba) sector skills councils, or’.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 18, in clause 4, page 4, line 8, at end insert ‘, including consultation with— ‘(i) responsible local authorities (as defined in section 78 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007), and (ii) partner authorities (as defined in section 79 of that Act).’. No. 23, in clause 4, page 4, line...

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: Order. I am happy as we move on to different areas of the Bill to allow a wider-ranging debate on the first group of amendments. However, that means that any move to have a clause stand part debate will be looked at rather severely by the Chair.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: Order. The hon. Member for Brent, East will need to withdraw her amendments at the end of the debate, but if the hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings wants to speak, now would be the time for him to do so.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 4 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: Order. The hon. Gentleman does not need to withdraw the amendments, because they have not been moved.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 14 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 28, in clause 15, page 10, line 40, leave out ‘Learning and Skills Council for England’ and insert ‘Secretary of State’.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 16 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 19, in clause 16, page 11, line 10, leave out ‘and (2A)’ and insert ‘(2A) and (2B)’. No. 20, in clause 16, page 11, line 16, at end insert— ‘(2B) The third requirement is that the council— (a) has regard to any representation from a local authority which has children’s services and education...

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 16 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: Order. Before the Minister replies, may I remind the Committee that we started off discussing the dissolution or the establishment of further education corporations? We seem to be talking on a rather wider level than was perhaps justified by the amendments.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 16 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: I remind the Committee that with this we are discussing the following: No. 19, in clause 16, page 11, line 10, leave out ‘and (2A)’ and insert ‘(2A) and (2B)’. No. 20, in clause 16, page 11, line 16, at end insert— ‘(2B) The third requirement is that the council— (a) has regard to any representation from a local authority which has children’s services and education...

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 17 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to take amendment No. 7, in clause 17, page 11, line 38, at end insert— ‘( ) After subsection (2A) (as inserted by subsection (4)) insert— “(2B) Where the Privy Council is considering whether to make an order under subsection (1) above specifying an institution as mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above, the Privy Council may not make the order unless—...

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 17 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: As I said earlier, I think thatthe debate will progress better if we have a fairly wide-ranging debate on this first group of amendments. I am sure that the Committee will bear in mind my remarks about stand part.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 17 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: I was not going to tell the hon. Gentleman that, but of course I would encourage him to do so. I was going to say that although I encouraged a wide-ranging debate, this one has gone rather wider than even I should tolerate. I ask him to keep his remarks short.

Public Bill Committee: Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]: Clause 17 (12 Jun 2007)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 9, in clause 17, page 12,line 24, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.


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