Results 121–140 of 1297 for speaker:Brian H Donohoe

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Health Spending (5 Feb 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: Is it possible that the additional expenditure on health in Scotland is to line the pockets of the private sector? In my constituency, most geriatric beds are being transferred to the private sector, where excess profits are being made. Is that not another example to show that the national health service is not safe in Tory hands?

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: Or lower.

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: rose—

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: Will the Prime Minister's proposals for Northern Ireland lead to a reduction in the number of Members of Parliament in the House?

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

The Constitution (20 Feb 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: They do not fiddle the figures.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Health Boards (Funding) (17 Jun 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to discuss financial provision with the chairmen of the health boards. [2337]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Health Boards (Funding) (17 Jun 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: Given the commitment by the Labour party in the manifesto to do away with the crazy internal market—and, specifically, given the proposal to halve the number of health board trusts in Scotland—can the Minister tell us whether the two acute trusts in Ayrshire will be axed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Ayrshire (Visit) (2 Jul 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: To ask the Prime Minister when he next expects to visit Ayrshire. [4968]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Ayrshire (Visit) (2 Jul 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: That is a great shame because Ayrshire is such a beautiful county. My right hon. Friend does not know what he is missing. I am sure that we will he able to entice him to the wonderful Ayrshire coast—the Clyde coast—in the not-too-distant future. More seriously, if he were to come he would learn that there is a tremendously high level of drug taking in Ayrshire. Local health board...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Public Transport (15 Jul 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: Will my hon. Friend give us some idea about the progress that has been made on the roads review, particularly in connection with the A77? The economy of Ayrshire will be greatly affected if the section that has already been proposed does not go ahead.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Health Trusts (4 Nov 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: What progress he has made in respect of the proposals to reduce the number of health trusts in Scotland. [12047]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Health Trusts (4 Nov 1997)

Brian H Donohoe: I am grateful for that reply. What savings have already been made in the trusts in Scotland since the Government were elected? Will my hon. Friend give an assurance that that efficiency drive will continue?

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill (12 Jan 1998)

Brian H Donohoe: I congratulate the Secretary of State, other Ministers and all involved on their speed in bringing the Bill to Second Reading. It is important to look at it in detail, and I intend to concentrate on two areas that I see as important: first, the creation of jobs, especially in the public sector; and secondly, transport issues. The county of Ayrshire has been somewhat forgotten during the...

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill (12 Jan 1998)

Brian H Donohoe: I do not accept that. I am trying to identify a possible problem, so that the Bill can be amended. An integrated transport policy is at the centre of the Government's thinking, and we can look at the issue and address it before the Bill becomes an Act.

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill (12 Jan 1998)

Brian H Donohoe: My hon. Friend is right, and he has partly addressed the matters that were mentioned by the hon. Member for North Wiltshire (Mr. Gray). Much work has been done at a rate of knots, and we have an opportunity to look at the legislation in greater detail. I have a passionate interest in transport, and such examination could greatly improve transport policy throughout Scotland and the United...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Ministerial Visit (21 Jan 1998)

Brian H Donohoe: When he next expects to visit Ayrshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Ministerial Visit (21 Jan 1998)

Brian H Donohoe: That is a great pity because we are currently celebrating the birth of the greatest poet in the land—Robert Burns. Perhaps next year my right hon. Friend will come up and attend one of our Burns suppers. A more burning issue is the situation regarding air traffic control and the delay in the signing of the contract. Will my right hon. Friend use his good offices to hurry along the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Higher Education (17 Feb 1998)

Brian H Donohoe: What action he proposes to take to ensure that there is less disparity in the proportions of Scots from (a) affluent and (b) deprived areas going on to higher education. [28073]

Oral Answers to Questions — Higher Education (17 Feb 1998)

Brian H Donohoe: I welcome that reply, but I am sure that my hon. Friend will be aware of the survey undertaken by the Educational Institute of Scotland that shows that more than 80 per cent, of children of affluent households go on to higher education whereas only 11 per cent, of children from deprived areas do. What is my hon. Friend going to do about that?


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