Results 1–20 of 1903 for speaker:Ian Gibson

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply (21 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent discussions he has had on the inclusion of proposals to address hunger and food scarcity in his Department's forthcoming White Paper on food security; (2) what recent discussions he has had in relation to the inclusion of relief and social protection measures in his Department's forthcoming White Paper on...

London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: Given that we often look on universities as regional centres of education, and that students can move between them on exchanges, will my hon. Friend consider the possibility of financial collaboration between them, instead of rivalry? Why do they not work to support each other? The three universities should work together to serve the community—let us have some money from Imperial going into...

London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: I have to rise to the bait. The hon. Gentleman did not name his college. Will he tell me how poor it really is, so I can check it out?

London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: They can go back.

London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: Does my hon. Friend agree that teaching in universities these days has an international aspect? The university's institute for Cuban studies, a subject that is interesting in itself, attracts attention from students across the world, who go there to talk about what is happening in the Caribbean and other parts of the world. More and more universities in this country depend on international...

London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: Will my hon. Friend communicate to the Chamber what the vice-chancellor's salary might be—vice-chancellors are known to be shelling it in?

London Metropolitan University (20 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: I guess my hon. Friend may be able to help me in this matter. The head of the HEFC is now moving to another university vice-chancellor's job somewhere in the Midlands. Does he think that there could be a problem arising from the fact that that organisation has gone solid at the base?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Food Supply (19 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent assessment is of progress in the delivery of the Government's commitment to the right to food as a fundamental human right.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Mineral Resources: International Cooperation (18 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Government's strategy for preservation of global mineral resources.

[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] — Sports Betting (13 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: I welcome all right hon. and hon. Members to this debate, and I thank them for entering into the spirit of things. We touched upon some of the problems of sports betting a few months ago, but we have the opportunity today to consider the matter in some depth and to hear contributions from across the House. I see that some of the sharpest brains in the House are here—I say that in the nicest...

[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] — Sports Betting (13 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: Far be it from me to be critical, but there is enough dismay and concern for the Gambling Commission to take the matter seriously. Indeed, our debate may have precipitated the Accrington-Bury decision. I shall mention later something of what the Minister has said about corruption and the possibility of stamping out such things. The problem is being taken seriously by many. Indeed, the...

[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] — Sports Betting (13 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: I cannot be sure of the number, but I remember from the previous debate that it is small. We could investigate that, but I am not sure. It starts from a low base, of course, getting the right people into the commission to investigate matters with professionalism, with the right contacts and so on, but it is a difficult arena in which to get evidence. The commission is not quite there yet; but...

[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] — Sports Betting (13 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: I agree with my hon. Friend to some extent, but that is no excuse for not trying to root it out completely. I am trying to stop the syndicates and others involved in illegal acts as they emerge. They may be small in number, but they cause a lot of disruption for little effort, and we have to stamp it out. If we ever lose the belief that sport has integrity, we will lose the public. We must...

[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] — Sports Betting (13 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: I concur with the hon. Gentleman. Some players at that level end up in the championship or the premiership. I saw a match in the former when at least three or four players came from that level. Some also come in from Sunday league football and go on to become stars. We must encourage that in this country. The all-party group has suggested that the number of foreign players might need to be...

[Mr. Edward O'Hara in the Chair] — Sports Betting (13 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: There is an argument there, but it is the job of the taskforce to say how each organisation should play its part. The taskforce may want to separate issues or keep them intact. I am not putting down a formula; I am suggesting that we need to get the right people around a table to talk about the ideas. I will bring my speech to an end, because I think that I have put across my message. We need...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer: Health Services (12 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans (a) his Department and (b) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has to provide (i) cancer and (ii) cancer-related lymphoedema patients equal access to specialist NHS treatment in each region.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Bingo (7 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on the bingo industry of the changes to taxation announced in the 2009 Budget; (2) what estimate he has made of the net change in revenue to the Exchequer from changes to the taxation of bingo clubs announced in the 2009 Budget.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Drugs (6 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence follows to determine the order of priority in which it makes appraisals of particular drugs.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Drugs (6 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1235W, on orphan drugs, when he expects to publish the Government's response to the consultation.

Written Answers — Home Department: Deportation: Zimbabwe (5 May 2009)

Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will suspend all deportations of people to Zimbabwe until there is greater political stability in that country.


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