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

Higher Education Bill: New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student (31 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Given that the hon. Gentleman is making a great effort to be sincere, will he deal with a genuine point about Liberal Democrat representation on the streets of Rochdale about current provision? It bears no resemblance to his comments. Liberal Democrats in Rochdale claim that all students have to pay up-front fees. Will he disassociate himself from rank-and-file Liberal Democrats who...

Higher Education Bill: New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student (31 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Will my hon. Friend accept from someone who as president of the National Union of Students campaigned for him in the seat that he now represents, that it has been an historical anomaly that those people from the lowest socio-economic background have never achieved more than a maximum of 15 to 20 per cent. representation during the past 40 years in higher education, and that 51 per cent. of...

Higher Education Bill: New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student (31 Mar 2004)

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

Higher Education Bill: New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student (31 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: My name is Fitzsimons, which is different from Fitzsimmons; anybody who could spell would recognise that. I am not surprised that the hon. Gentleman exchanges assertions for facts. Does he accept that, year on year between 1997 and 2000, the participation of students from lower socio-economic backgrounds in New Zealand rose from 18 per cent. to 26 per cent? The number of Maori students—who,...

Higher Education Bill: New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student (31 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: The hon. Gentleman has mentioned me a tiny bit more than he has mentioned my hon. Friend the Member for The Wrekin (Peter Bradley), but there is time. I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way again, but he makes assertions about my leadership. It is on record that, when I was president of the NUS, I believed that students would have to pay and that we wanted the money to be end-loaded, so...

Higher Education Bill: New Clause 1 — General Duties of the Director (31 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: I accept the genuine interest and expertise of the Liberal Democrat Front-Bench spokesperson on this issue, but does my hon. Friend share my concern that, over the past 40 years, social engineering has kept able, bona fide candidates out of higher education, as is evidenced by the fact that for 40 years only 20 per cent. of people from lower socio-economic backgrounds entered higher education?

Higher Education Bill: New Clause 1 — General Duties of the Director (31 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is something wrong with a system in which, over the last 50 years, no more than 15 per cent. of people from C5 backgrounds have gone into higher education? Is he saying that the vast majority of such people—of whom I represent many—do not have potential?

Higher Education Bill (Programme) (No. 4) (31 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: My hon. Friend strongly advocates modernisation of House of Commons procedures. Is there a correlation between how the Opposition handled the Bill in Standing Committee and a wider debate about programming? The Opposition filibustered in Committee, then erroneously claimed that there was not enough time for scrutiny in order to make a point about programming.

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Lords amendment 1D (24 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: As someone who shares the hon. Gentleman's support for electoral reform, may I ask whether he will accept my fundamental disappointment at the way in which Liberal Democrats in this place and the other place have handled this issue? First, they are saying that voters in Rochdale are too stupid to understand how a postal vote system would work. Secondly, what is the difference between the...

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Lords amendment 1D (24 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: The problem was pointed out by one of my hon. Friends earlier. It suited your purposes when you tabled an amendment—

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Lords amendment 1D (24 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: I apologise, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I believe that there is some confusion among the Liberal Democrats. Last week, when they tabled an amendment, they disagreed with the Electoral Commission. This week, they have decided that its recommendations are their bible. Which is it?

Business of the House (11 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: May I, too, send condolences from my constituents and myself to the families of those killed in those horrific attacks in Madrid and wish Godspeed to the injured? Would my right hon. Friend secure time for a debate on the growing but undiagnosed problem of the use of drugs in the British Muslim community? I bring to his attention an insightful piece for "Newsnight" last week by the journalist...

Manchester College of Arts and Technology (10 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing a debate so important to colleges that serve both our constituencies, which adjoin each other in northern Manchester. As I understand it, the issue is the flexibility of the audit of the additional learning support grant. Does my hon. Friend agree that many colleges have come up against the problems of the tight restrictive audit mechanisms? I offer...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Small Business (Rochdale) (10 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what central Government support the small business sector has received in the constituency of Rochdale in each year since 1996.

Written Answers — Treasury: Census (9 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the latest census was broken down by (a) ethnic origin, (b) age, (c) gender and (d) religion; how many constituents in the Rochdale constituency fall into each category (i) in absolute terms and (ii) as a percentage of the total population; and what plans he has to revise classification categories.

Written Answers — Treasury: National Census (9 Mar 2004)

Ms Lorna Fitzsimons: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people identified themselves as Kashmiri in the latest National Census; how many did so in Rochdale constituency; and how many public sector bodies have requested the identification in the Census of the numbers identifying themselves as Kashmiri.


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