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Results 141–160 of 976 for speaker:Professor Ross Cranston

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Alcohol (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which representatives of the alcohol industry she met on 28 June; what topics were discussed; what plans she has for further meetings; what other organisations with an interest in alcohol harm reduction she has met over the last three months; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcohol Abuse (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representatives of the alcohol industry he met on 28 June; what topics were discussed; what plans he has for further meetings; what other organisations with an interest in alcohol harm reduction he has met over the last three months; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcohol Abuse (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has investigated the role played by off-licences in levels of antisocial behaviour in urban communities; what plans he has to target irresponsible off-licence retailers; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Alcohol Abuse (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans his Department has to introduce additional measures to tackle underage street drinking in residential areas; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Alcohol (National Harm Reduction Strategy) (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in carrying out the national audit of alcohol treatment services recommended in the National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Alcohol (National Harm Reduction Strategy) (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in setting up the Alcohol Communication Group recommended in the National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent representations he has received about the dangers of drinking in pregnant women and its links to foetal alcohol spectrum disorders; and if he will make a statement; (2) what measures he is taking to monitor the incidence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (13 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received about the need for warnings on alcoholic drinks concerning the risks of brain damage to the unborn child from drinking during pregnancy; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Alcohol (12 Jul 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects Ofcom will report on its review of alcohol advertising; what (a) guidance and (b) instruction (i) she and (ii) her Department (A) has provided and (B) will be providing about the review and its remit; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: NHS Budgets (29 Jun 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget was for (a) the NHS in England and (b) NHS maternity services in England in each year since 1992.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Soft Drink Prices (28 Jun 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment she has made of changes which have occurred in the industry since publication of the Department's Soft Drinks National Pricing Survey in 1999; (2) what steps other than the March Price Display Order she has taken in relation to the pricing of soft drinks in licensed premises; (3) what steps she will take to assess...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Health and Safety (Corporate Responsibility) (10 Jun 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the Health and Safety Commission's report on the effectiveness of the current strategy to promote director's responsibility for health and safety.

Whitsun Adjournment (27 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: I shall begin with a specific point concerning Iraq and the operation of our forces there. Although we are what the law regards as an occupying power, our presence there is governed in the main by United Nations Security Council resolutions, notably resolution 1511 of October last year. That situation will change in the near future, but the basic principles involved will remain the same....

Judicial Appointments/Supreme Court (27 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: We are all grateful to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith) for the leadership that he has given to the Constitutional Affairs Committee since it was established. The quality of the report is a demonstration of that. We should also thank the Clerk, Roger Phillips, and the staff, and our special advisers, Professor Le Sueur and Dr. Kate Malleson. I should declare my...

Judicial Appointments/Supreme Court (27 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: Yes, I do. It is acknowledged that judges these days must have a knowledge not only of the law, but of what is sometimes called case management. They have to be sufficiently knowledgeable of how to handle cases so that they are dealt with efficiently. That was the thrust of the Woolf reforms that were introduced. I should declare an interest in that respect, as I was one of Lord Woolf's...

Judicial Appointments/Supreme Court (27 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: I take my hon. Friend's point. In a recent speech, either Baroness Hale of Richmond or somebody she quoted said that merit is in the eye of the beholder. However, I believe that there are objective criteria for measuring merit, especially in this area of judging. None the less, I accept the point, as does the Committee in its report, that the pool must be widened in order to increase...

Judicial Appointments/Supreme Court (27 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: I take the view that appointments and promotions have to be made on merit. In the case that the hon. and learned Gentleman mentions, I would say—even though I might make myself unpopular with my hon. Friends—that the appointment should have been made. I was coming to the point about the need to make imaginative and, in some cases, controversial appointments. Sir Michael Kerr was a great...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Skill-based Qualifications (27 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to develop flexible skill-based qualifications.

Lupus (26 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Burton (Mrs. Dean) on securing the debate. She is a patron of Lupus UK and has done a magnificent job in leading the all-party group and making MPs more aware of the disease. I feel intimidated having heard the hon. Member for Wyre Forest (Dr. Taylor) and my hon. Friends the Members for Erewash (Liz Blackman) and for North-West Leicestershire...

Written Answers — Transport: Disabled Parking (26 May 2004)

Professor Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2004, Official Report, column 513W, on disabled parking, what progress has been made on (a) taking forward the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee's new recommendations, (b) revised guidance to local authorities, (c) research on the feasibility of a national database of Blue Badge holders and (d)...


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