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Results 41–60 of 1056 for speaker:Bob Blizzard

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (23 Apr 2007)

Bob Blizzard: How many pensioners in Waveney constituency are in receipt of pension credit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (23 Apr 2007)

Bob Blizzard: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Has he estimated how much extra money per annum those figures amount to in terms of what comes into the Waveney constituency? It strikes me that it is not just good news for pensioners, but good news for the local economy in which my constituents spend their money. They remember the time when there was no such thing as pension credit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fishing Quotas (19 Apr 2007)

Bob Blizzard: My hon. Friend knows that the by-catch regulations for skate and dogfish, which were rushed through the Fisheries Council last December, are completely unworkable for the under-10 m fleet. I welcome what he said about trying to get those regulations changed, but will he tell the House the likely time scale and what prospects there are of securing change? While he is thinking about reforming...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (19 Apr 2007)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters she plans to raise at the meeting of the nuclear non- proliferation treaty Preparatory Committee starting on 30 April; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Iraq (16 Apr 2007)

Bob Blizzard: A constituent of mine was one of the 15 members of our armed forces captured by Iran. May I say to my right hon. Friend that the overwhelming feeling in my community is one of relief and joy that the safe recovery of those brave people was secured? My constituent chose to say very little to the press, but of all the other commentators who have piled in on the issue, both inside and outside...

Written Answers — International Development: Bolivia: Floods (28 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support he plans to allocate to deal with problems caused by floods in Bolivia.

North Sea Oil and Gas (Taxation) (21 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: I am pleased to have obtained the debate, especially having been granted it two weeks ago, but having had to withdraw, as I had committed myself to accompanying the Holocaust Educational Trust and some young constituents to the Auschwitz extermination camp. I am therefore grateful to have a second chance today. When I saw the new date for the debate, I thought that it presented a problem....

North Sea Oil and Gas (Taxation) (21 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: The hon. Member for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (Sir Robert Smith) is absolutely right. If we do not secure continued investment, we will not secure continued tax revenue. Considering the huge benefits that this country acquires from the industry, we must talk about it and take care of it. The Government need to value the industry, and, as the hon. Gentleman has said, we must try to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Criminal Justice System (19 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: May I urge my hon. Friend not to listen to the views recently expressed by Lord Woolf on sentencing for people convicted of murder? Most people in my constituency tell me that sentences are not long enough, and they do not find credible the idea that people should be let out even earlier. If we want the public to co-operate with the police and to play their part in tackling crime, they must...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the great success that our overseas drugs liaison officers have had with seizures of cocaine in Latin America, working with the authorities in those countries? We could prevent much more cocaine—and all the misery that it brings—from ending up on the streets of this country if we invested in more of those drugs officers. Will he look into this matter...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: English Language (14 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what modifications he plans to make to his announced changes to English for Speakers of Other Languages provision; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Carers (13 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: What action her Department is taking to improve advice and support for those with caring responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Carers (13 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: Does my hon. Friend agree that people living in care homes should have good access to dentists, chiropodists and opticians, even when they have mobility problems and cannot go out? As that appears not always to be the case, will he take steps to require care homes to make proper arrangements for such people, and also to require dentists, chiropodists and opticians to be willing to visit them...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Discrimination Acts (12 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: What role does my hon. Friend envisage for local authorities in raising awareness and providing advice to small businesses on their obligations under the Acts? Does she agree that communities can make co-ordinated progress only if local authorities and her Department work with the voluntary sector, including organisations such as the disability information and advice line in my constituency,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Taxation (8 Mar 2007)

Bob Blizzard: Environmental taxation is obviously an important instrument, but, faced with these taxes, how can we ensure that it is not just poor people and ordinary working people who modify their behaviour while very rich people carry on polluting the planet regardless?

Written Answers — International Development: Crop Substitution (South America) (28 Feb 2007)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to support the encouragement of crop substitution among South American coca-growing communities.

Points of Order: Public Health (England) (22 Feb 2007)

Bob Blizzard: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bexleyheath and Crayford (Mr. Evennett). Many years ago, I spent 10 years teaching in his constituency. When I go back now, I can see that people there are much healthier today than they were back then. We know that throughout history the greatest advances in human health have occurred not because of doctors, hospitals or even medicines, but...

Points of Order: Public Health (England) (22 Feb 2007)

Bob Blizzard: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on his achievement. It is nice to know that we agree on that anyway. I wonder what the reaction of other people has been to the hon. Gentleman's weight loss. People did not come up to me and say, "Well done. Great." They gave me a funny look and said, "Are you all right?" They thought I was ill with a wasting disease or something. Everyone wants to lose...

Points of Order: Public Health (England) (22 Feb 2007)

Bob Blizzard: I very much welcome the smoking ban, but does my hon. Friend share my concern that we will end up with lots of people standing outside buildings smoking and creating piles of cigarette ends on the pavement, which will be a public health risk? Will she work with local authorities to ensure that they take the appropriate action through the litter control tools that they possess so that we are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Avian Influenza (19 Feb 2007)

Bob Blizzard: The continuation of the wider restriction zone into the second week in March, which I believe is a requirement under the agreed EU procedures, is causing some difficulties for poultry farmers—regardless of what is happening to retail sales. Will my right hon. Friend make clear what possible help might be available to such farmers? Secondly, will he say a little more about reports of open...


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