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Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Employment (8 May 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Has my right hon. Friend noted that no Conservative Member has even tried to speak of unemployment? Could that be because the Conservatives are embarrassed by the fact that the last time the unemployment figures were as low as this, Labour was in government? As I leave the House after 14 years representing Maryhill, let me say that I came here hoping that something could be done about the...

Orders of the Day — International Development Bill: New Clause 2 (10 Apr 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Would my hon. Friend like me to sing a song?

Orders of the Day — International Development Bill: New Clause 2 (10 Apr 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: I thank you for calling me to speak in this debate, Mr. Deputy Speaker, because this is my last opportunity to speak on international development as I plan to leave the House at the general election. I assure my hon. Friends that I shall be brief. Many served in Committee and are anxious to speak. I want to put on record the fact that I am very proud of the Government's record on...

Orders of the Day — International Development Bill: New Clause 2 (10 Apr 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: I want to offer a few thoughts on good governance. In a few weeks, we are all likely to be touring the country telling the population that the other side is incapable of delivering good governance; yet here we are, discussing how other countries may deliver it. 1 was relieved to note that Opposition Members are not talking nowadays of trying to impose a west-approved system on other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Police (28 Mar 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Does my right hon. Friend know how many of those applications have come from women applicants, and does he have any idea of whether the number of women recruited into the police service is going up or reversing? Does he agree that the more women there are in senior positions, the more it will help to recruit women into the police service?

Orders of the Day — International Development Bill (6 Mar 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: To enable the House to gauge the sincerity of Opposition attitudes on this matter, will the hon. Gentleman remind us of how many White Papers on international development were published between 1979 and 1997?

Orders of the Day — International Development Bill (6 Mar 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: I am very grateful to my good friend the Secretary of State. The legislation is a tremendous step forward, and I am very proud that our country is taking this action. Obviously, however, we cannot do it alone. It would be excellent news if we knew that other countries that are among the wealthiest in the world, and other bodies such as the European Union, were minded to set themselves similar...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Barnett Formula (6 Mar 2001)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Does my hon. Friend agree that those who seek to abolish the Barnett formula are doing Scotland a great disservice? Will he speculate on their motive for doing so?

Programming of Bills: I. Programme orders: supplementary provisions (7 Nov 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Orders of the Day — Learning and Skills Bill [Lords]: Sex Education (25 Jul 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Is the hon. Gentleman suggesting and putting on the record that concepts of duty and loyalty are possible only within marriage and not within a loving relationship between people who are not married?

Orders of the Day — Police (Northern Ireland) Bill: Targets for Recruitment (11 Jul 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: I am surprised that that particular event in 1998 should be remembered tonight. At that time, I was talking about having equal numbers of men and women elected to the Scottish Parliament. We received strong advice that the equal treatment directive had nothing to do with elected Members of Parliament, but that it had everything to do with people being appointed to jobs, which is what we are...

Orders of the Day — Police (Northern Ireland) Bill: Targets for Recruitment (11 Jul 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: When I said that the Lord Chancellor was wrong, I was referring to the question of selecting and electing Members of Parliament, not to taking on employees. The equal treatment directive is pretty straightforward and simply says that an employer is entitled to take positive action to bring into employment people who have been under-represented. I would be surprised if my colleagues on the...

Orders of the Day — Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental Orders (11 Jul 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: I hope that when the hon. Gentleman is talking to his constituents he will not inadvertently mislead them, as a great many of the amendments are tiny, technical and of no great significance. I hope that he will put that across to them.

Estimates Day: Social Security (6 Jul 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: I congratulate the Select Committee on Social Security on the excellent work that it has done. I am especially glad because I believe that it will give heart to a number of my constituents who have begun to wonder whether there is anyone out there listening. I also welcome the Government's positive response. However, I am grateful for the opportunity that the debate gives me to draw...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Primary Education (5 Jul 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Does my right hon. Friend agree that when the target is reached, it will be an enormous step forward because never in human history has it been achieved? Being able to read and write, and to answer back, will make an enormous difference to the ability of people worldwide to cope with all that the world can throw at them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Jul 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: One of the things that I hope that my right hon. Friend will do today is have a look at the petition with 70,000 signatures gathered in Glasgow in support of Govan shipyard. There are voices this morning saying that the future for our yard is bleak. Does my right hon. Friend have any encouraging things to say to the men and women in that yard who have campaigned so hard and so long to save...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: British-Irish Council (21 Jun 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: If he will make a statement on the progress being made on the British-Irish Council. [125480]

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: British-Irish Council (21 Jun 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Will he join me in paying tribute to the work done over the past 10 years by the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body, which has worked behind the scenes to promote understanding between our two islands? Does he agree that the British-Irish Council could profit from that experience?

Points of Order (23 May 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Further to that point of order, Madam Speaker.

Points of Order (23 May 2000)

Mrs Maria Fyfe: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Of course I take note of the guidance that you have given. I merely wish to say, in case anyone is unaware of the position, that when I spoke yesterday I did not name names. I have no intention of naming names.


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