Results 1–20 of 244 for speaker:Mr Tony Clarke

Orders of the Day — Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill (4 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony Clarke: I add my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr. Hepburn) on bringing this Bill before the House. It has been said that the ballot for private Members' Bills is very much a case of chance, but I always like to look at what Bills Members choose to promote, because it can be almost a window on the soul. In choosing their subjects, my hon. Friends the Members for Jarrow and...

Orders of the Day — Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill (4 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony Clarke: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his comments, but I have to say that the fact that we might not be able to go as far as we want is no excuse for not putting the Bill on the statute book or for allowing 300-plus deaths a year to continue unchecked. Perhaps the Government will have to come back at a later date to extend coverage to the public sector; if so, so be it. We should not...

Orders of the Day — Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill (4 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony Clarke: On companies not taking seriously health and safety matters, does my hon. Friend agree that it is an outrage that, when the HSE considered the amount of time that directors spent at board meetings discussing health and safety, it found that more than 50 per cent. of companies had not discussed health and safety in the past three years? Is that not the crux of what we are trying to do? We want...

Northern Ireland (22 Feb 2005)

Mr Tony Clarke: All of us in the House wish the PSNI and the Garda Siochana every success in bringing those responsible for these terrible crimes to justice. We look forward to the evidence being presented to the House. Does my right hon. Friend share the legitimate concerns of those of us who worry that invoking financial penalties and making links with individuals in the House at the same time as we are...

Local Government Finance (2 Feb 2005)

Mr Tony Clarke: The need for brevity will perhaps lead me to be less courteous than I would like to be in my comments, but I start by congratulating my right hon. Friend the Minister and his team on delivering the eighth consecutive inflation-plus rise to local government since the Government came to office. I say that with all sincerity. Those of us who served in local government before coming to the House...

BBC: Digital Broadcasting (17 Jan 2005)

Mr Tony Clarke: The role that free-to-air broadcasting plays in ensuring that the digital revolution can be shared by those on low incomes should not be underestimated, but can my right hon. Friend say why people in the middle of Northampton in NN1 and NN2 postcodes are still not able to receive free-to-air digital broadcasts? If we are to get people in those areas—many of them are on low incomes—to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Accidents (Tiredness) (21 Dec 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: What steps the Government are taking to cut down the number of accidents on the motorway in which tiredness is a major factor.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Accidents (Tiredness) (21 Dec 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: I congratulate the Government and the Northamptonshire casualty reduction partnership on the work that they have done so far. Is he aware of research carried out by the Loughborough sleep research centre? The research shows two things: first, that small amounts of alcohol have a major impact on people falling asleep at the wheel, particularly at this time of the year when they have the odd...

Local Government Finance Settlement (2 Dec 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: I listened carefully to my right hon. Friend's statement and he said that he had listened carefully and had been impressed by the arguments of authorities in areas with rapidly growing populations. Can he reconcile those comments with the fact that Northampton borough council, the largest district council in England and the town of his birth, has a settlement of 2.7 per cent.—just above the...

Northern Ireland (15 Nov 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: The UDA and the UFF are late in coming to the peace table. We all welcome this small step forward, but as long as paramilitary activity continues—racketeering, drug running, the rise of race-hate crime on certain estates—our reservations and concerns will continue. Will my right hon. Friend ensure that the PSNI reports back to him regularly on whether those crimes on estates are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Office: Immigration Cases (15 Nov 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: The Home Department should be congratulated on what has been a dramatic turnaround for applications in asylum cases, but I have to tell the Minister that I share the concerns of my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Keith Vaz): at times, it seems that improvements to asylum claims are at the expense of other claims in the IND, especially for exceptional leave to remain. When will we...

Police Reform (9 Nov 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: Notwithstanding the antisocial behaviour displayed by some Conservative Members, may I warmly congratulate the Home Secretary on his statement? I especially welcomed the emphasis that he placed on the roles and responsibilities of individual police officers. When talking of the extended police family, my right hon. Friend mentioned community support officers and neighbourhood wardens. Will he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Paramilitary Activity (27 Oct 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: Does my hon. Friend share my concern at the continued involvement of paramilitaries in the rise in hate crime in Northern Ireland? Will he ask the PSNI to look at two issues? One is the continuing protection and extortion rackets run by loyalist paramilitaries and aimed against ethnic communities that have small businesses in Northern Ireland. The second is the involvement of the British...

Written Answers — Home Department: Violent Crime (Northampton) (15 Oct 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the level of violent crime in Northampton was in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Home Department: Special Constables (Northampton) (8 Sep 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables there are in Northampton; and how many there were in (a) 2001 and (b) 1997.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Israel (8 Sep 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the security barrier being built by the Government of Israel on Palestinian communities; what representations he has received from non-governmental organisations on the effects of the wall on their work in the occupied territories; and what representations he has made to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Older Workers (8 Sep 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged over 65 years have been in work in Northampton, South in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour Orders (7 Sep 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been served in Northampton in each year since their introduction.

Written Answers — Home Department: Police (Northampton) (7 Sep 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage change there has been in the number of police officers in Northampton in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Northampton, South) (7 Sep 2004)

Mr Tony Clarke: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) education support staff there were in Northampton, South in each year since 1992.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.