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Results 161–180 of 1056 for speaker:Bob Blizzard

Internet (Rogue Dialling) (19 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: After a lengthy and, dare I say it, extended debate about police force boundaries, I want to focus on the victims of a particular crime—we always say that we want to put victims first. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring to the attention of the House the appalling situation that 19 households in my constituency have experienced as victims of what has become known as internet rogue...

Internet (Rogue Dialling) (19 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: The hon. Gentleman has taken the words right out of my mouth. The key principle of this case, which applies to all commercial transactions, is that one should not have to pay for what one has never bought. There is indeed a comparison with fraudulent items on credit card bills. Why should my constituent, Mr. Gasson, and others have to pay BT money that we now know was fraudulently generated?...

Internet (Rogue Dialling) (19 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that comment. BT is also now filing transaction reports with the National Criminal Intelligence Service and withholding payment in cases where it has suspicion. The Department for Trade and Industry and Ofcom have also acted to tighten up the system. They have encouraged ICSTIS to institute a prior permissions regime for dialler software utilising premium rate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: BBC Licence Fee (19 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: May I thank the Under-Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Stalybridge and Hyde (James Purnell), for coming along to a recent meeting of the all-party commercial radio group to answer questions on this topic? One question put to him was about market impact assessments for new BBC services, so may I ask my right hon. Friend whether she has decided whether they would cover major changes to...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: BBC Charter (19 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to announce the renewal of the BBC Charter.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Oil/Gas Supplies (14 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the proposed changes to the oil tax regime on future (a) exploration for and (b) production of oil and gas in the UK continental shelf.

Written Answers — Treasury: Oil Tax (13 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's share in tax was of the average value of a barrel of North sea oil in (a) May 2002 and (b) November 2005.

Written Answers — Treasury: Oil Tax (13 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the net financial impact on the UK oil and gas industry of the proposed changes to the North sea tax regime.

Written Answers — Treasury: Oil Tax (13 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he expects to be the value to the oil and gas industry of the new ring fenced expenditure supplement contained in the pre-Budget report.

Written Answers — Treasury: Oil Tax (13 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the increase in corporation tax supplementary charge on oil company future investment in the North Sea.

Written Answers — Transport: Road Network (East Anglia) (6 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the road network in East Anglia.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Licensing Laws (5 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: Police and trading standards officers in Lowestoft are making use of their new powers to crack down on licensed premises that sell alcohol to under-18s. Sadly, however, seven of the 14 establishments visited during a recent effort were observed selling alcohol to under-18s. Will my hon. Friend join me in sending a message, not only to those establishments but to all of them, that selling...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Employment Agencies (1 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: What steps he is taking to enforce the regulation of employment agencies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Employment Agencies (1 Dec 2005)

Bob Blizzard: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Is he aware of an organisation called Placement UK HR Ltd., which, in a booklet entitled "Half price staff: Shhhh! It's the best kept secret . . . ", proudly boasts that it can supply "graduate calibre staff" for "Just £7000 per Annum—All in . . . No National Minimum Wage . . . No PAYE . . . No Employers N.I. Contributions . . . No Holiday Pay . . ....

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit Green Paper (28 Nov 2005)

Bob Blizzard: Will my right hon. Friend assure me that, in the forthcoming Green Paper, he will not overlook the needs of people whose disability is mental ill health? Too often we overlook such people and I believe that, in designing a new system of incapacity benefit, we must ensure that they are not neglected.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sea Defences (17 Nov 2005)

Bob Blizzard: May I tell my hon. Friend that residents of the coastal village of Corton in my constituency are very pleased with the £3 million that his Department made available for a scheme that gives them much greater peace of mind? Around the harbour of Lowestoft, there is a great deal of derelict old industrial land that needs to be regenerated but it is within the flood zone designated by the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Offshore Wind Power (17 Nov 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what contribution he expects offshore wind power to make to Government policy for tackling climate change.

Written Answers — Treasury: Climate Change (10 Nov 2005)

Bob Blizzard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has commissioned on the relative costs of energy sources and tackling climate change.

Orthopaedic Surgery (2 Nov 2005)

Bob Blizzard: Most debates in this Chamber take the form of an hon. Member identifying a problem and asking a Minister to tackle it. Unusually, that is not what I want to do today. I want to tell, and share with my hon. Friend the Minister, a remarkable success story at my local hospital and to show how the whole national health service can benefit. Our NHS has two distinctive features. First, it is free...

Orthopaedic Surgery (2 Nov 2005)

Bob Blizzard: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The change could not have happened without the £2 million investment from the NHS, but it would not have happened without the innovative and brave stance taken by Mr. Petri. It raises some questions—as I will go on to show—about the way in which surgeons work. I hope that there are some lessons to be learned. Mr. Petri said to me: "a three and a half...


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