Results 101–120 of 369 for speaker:Ms Lorna Fitzsimons

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: At the beginning of her speech, the hon. Lady claimed that she was concerned about, and interested in, the provision that helped to enfranchise families at work and at home. Does she applaud the Government's attempt to make child care provision a Government responsibility? If so, why did the previous Government believe that it was the individual's responsibility? In constituencies such as...

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: rose—

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: I appreciate the game spirit in which you are allowing Labour Members to intervene, but you asked for clarification.

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: I am sorry, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The hon. Lady sought clarification and I wanted to point out that, under the previous Government, child care was provided in my borough only because the local education authority thought that that was its responsibility. She also asked about current provision, but, by using smoke and mirrors, she is trying to confuse the public, if not those present in the...

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: I concur with many of the comments made by the hon. Member for Worthing, West (Mr. Bottomley). I love debates in which people are honest about the problems. Some people, such as my hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Mr. Colman), have lived through them, and some of us have experienced what our parents went through. The life cycle must be at the heart of the debate. We are debating this matter...

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: The hon. Gentleman's point is based on the good practice employed by a few. In reality, however, many small businesses still believe the myth that good practice is unaffordable. We as parliamentarians have a moral obligation to act. For not just decades but generations, people have been given different rights depending on where they are in the work force—in economic terms, in terms of...

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: By voucher.

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that the child care tax credit would have an uncertain future if the Conservative party were ever to regain power? The credit gives individual parents the choice because it puts the money, the tax credit, in their pocket.

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: If the hon. Gentleman believes that the new deal is not tackling unemployment, what policy would he advocate?

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: At a recent jobs fair in my town hall, the Employment Service staff who are responsible for implementing the new deal for single parents said that it was the most ecstatic job experience that they had ever had because they were delivering a product that they believed in and that people wanted. They could not cope with the demand, such was the interest from women and single parents who had...

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Can my hon. Friend help clarify a puzzling conundrum? One of the problems of poverty pay is being able to access unpaid leave, but the Opposition do not support the national minimum wage, the working families tax credit or any of our policies to stop poverty pay.

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Am I correct in believing that unmarried couples could be eligible for the married couples tax allowance, and that, depending on when they were divorced, some people received the allowance twice? Therefore, was not the allowance totally anomalous?

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Will the hon. Lady accept our good wishes for her child's fifth birthday?

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Can the hon. Lady help me? We have been exploring several points across the Chamber. From her remarks and those of the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Mrs. Browning), we get the impression that they recognise the need for parental leave, although they seem to think that the system will become two tier. Therefore, they appear to be arguing for paid parental leave. That is the only logic...

Business of the House (20 Jan 2000)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is about time that the Modernisation Committee considered urgently the use of, and the need for, more programme motions? Does she agree also that it is troubling that the shadow Leader of the House talks about more predictability, the problem of not knowing when the February half week is and the importance of knowing the nature of other business? Yet...

Business of the House (20 Jan 2000)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Yes, Madam Speaker.

Orders of the Day — Braithwaite Report (20 Jan 2000)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Does the hon. Gentleman share my frustration about the recommended existence, post-Braithwaite, of the domestic Committees, given that, identified within the Ibbs and Braithwaite reports, there is still a problem in terms of confusion in line management, accountability and the transparency of the role of domestic Committees? Would the hon. Gentleman and the Commission consider a more...

Orders of the Day — Braithwaite Report (20 Jan 2000)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Does my hon. Friend agree that a prime example of the policy and management confusion that he has described is the decision by the Select Committee on Administration that 259 requests for on-site child care facilities amounted to insufficient demand?

Orders of the Day — Braithwaite Report (20 Jan 2000)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Does my hon. Friend agree that this is a matter of accountability, and not just of responsiveness and the ease with which Members may correspond with a single figure who can field any inquiry? We need to know who is accountable for running this place.


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