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Results 181–200 of 1056 for speaker:Bob Blizzard

Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Nov 2005)

Bob Blizzard: By the end of the year, the Government look set to reduce NHS waiting times to no more than six months. However, is my right hon. Friend aware of the work of John Petri, an orthopaedic surgeon in the James Paget hospital in my constituency? He has no waiting lists at all since he introduced a dual system of operating, using two theatres and two teams, which means that he does not have to wait...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefit Payment (Errors) (31 Oct 2005)

Bob Blizzard: Does not the worst error of all occur when a claimant has his benefit stopped completely because he is suspected of making a fraudulent claim, only for him subsequently to prove himself completely innocent on appeal? That happened to a constituent of mine, but before he succeeded in his appeal he was evicted, had a county court judgment imposed on him and lost access to his child. He has now...

Schools White Paper (25 Oct 2005)

Bob Blizzard: Before coming into this place in 1997, I worked in one of the previous Government's grant-maintained schools. There is no doubt that the autonomy possessed by that school enabled it to achieve more, but it also enjoyed privileged funding, to the disadvantage of other schools, and benefited from an admissions policy that was not equitable across the area. Will my right hon. Friend assure the...

Written Answers — Defence: Land Mines (25 Oct 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the US Administration on the use of antipersonnel landmine production.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: 2012 Olympics (24 Oct 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to involve East Anglia in the London Olympics.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Over-30-month Scheme (20 Oct 2005)

Bob Blizzard: If she will make a statement on the over-30-month scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Over-30-month Scheme (20 Oct 2005)

Bob Blizzard: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer, which will be welcomed by beef processors such as the Birds Eye factory in my constituency. Will he now focus his efforts on trying to get exports of this beef resumed because that would help farmers as well as people who make their living producing burgers?

Written Answers — Health: Domiciliary Care (5 Jul 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what public financial support was provided for the training of domiciliary carers in the last year for which figures are available; (2) how many domiciliary carers have achieved NVQ Level 2 in care; and what percentage this represents of those required to achieve this under the Care Standards Act 2000.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Roads (East Anglia) (28 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: What priority he plans to give to improving major road links in East Anglia.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Roads (East Anglia) (28 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: I welcome my hon. Friend to his new role. I am not sure whether he has ventured down the highways and byways of East Anglia, but if he has, he will have entered a different world of narrow and winding single carriageway roads on which one travels at the speed of the slowest vehicle, which is usually a tractor. Those roads could be improved through local transport plans, so will he confirm...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Community Support Officers (27 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: How many community support officers he expects to be based in Suffolk.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Community Support Officers (27 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. The community support officers that we already have in my constituency are greatly valued by those in the community, which looks forward to having some more. Our local newspaper—the Lowestoft Journal—publishes a report of every crime that is committed in the town each week and it shows that burglary and car theft are decreasing dramatically, but...

Business of the House (23 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: May I ask my right hon. Friend how he would feel if he received a bill from BT for expensive long-distance phone calls that he had never made and was threatened with disconnection if he did not pay? Is he aware that thousands of people throughout the country face that situation, including a children's charity helpline in my area, because they have all been victims of so-called internet rogue...

Written Answers — Treasury: Carbon Capture (20 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the terms of reference are of his study of the economic viability of carbon capture and storage; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Post-16 Education (14 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will allocate a portion of the funding for rebuilding of secondary schools to further education colleges for delivery of vocational education to 14 to 16-year-olds.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Efficiency (9 Jun 2005)

Bob Blizzard: Barely a day goes by without a major story on climate change coming forth from our television screens. Should not we capture that public concern with a mass public campaign about energy saving so that we get everyone to do their bit? I do not hear that debate going on at the moment. We have programmes, but we are not into mass communication. The rise in prosperity in this country is, I fear,...

Woodcraft Folk (5 Apr 2005)

Bob Blizzard: Notwithstanding what the Minister says, does she accept that any voluntary body that has received a grant from the Government or from anyone else for many years needs a period of notice before that grant is withdrawn or before it is unsuccessful with another bid? Suddenly being cut off is as bad as losing the money itself. Surely phasing and timing are important.

Woodcraft Folk (5 Apr 2005)

Bob Blizzard: I certainly concur that the Woodcraft Folk are not just an urban movement. My own children attended the local group in Lowestoft, and there are still two Woodcraft groups today—one in the rural area and one in Lowestoft. Is the problem that the organisation is not as widely known as it should be? Should we not be using the modest Government grant to make people more aware of the Woodcraft...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (4 Apr 2005)

Bob Blizzard: I can tell the House that I have not had to claim incapacity benefit in the past two and a half months while I have been away from this place. In my constituency, as in many others, there are people on incapacity benefit who definitely want to get back into work. There are also constituents of mine who tell me about people who are on incapacity benefit and who, judged by the activities that...

Written Answers — International Development: Democratic Republic of Congo (4 Apr 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to assist rural populations living in and depending on the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo to obtain security of land tenure.


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