Results 81–100 of 310 for speaker:Mr Andy King

Air Transport (16 Dec 2003)

Mr Andy King: I thank my right hon. Friend for his clear and categoric statement in the White Paper, at page 92 of which he clearly acknowledges that full account has been taken of the almost uniform opposition to the proposal for a new airport at Rugby, as well as a number of concerns raised in the consultation document. In addition, he refined the options during the consultation, taking into account the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Dec 2003)

Mr Andy King: I would like to thank my right hon. Friend for meeting me, my parliamentary colleagues and representatives of those who work with the poorest in our country, at a recent meeting in his office, and for his interest in and commitment to eradicating poverty, especially among children, by 2020. Does he agree that that is in contrast with the scandal of the Conservatives, who doubled child...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Tuition Fees (2 Dec 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which university vice-chancellors or other heads of higher education institutions have expressed to him (a) support for and (b) opposition to differential tuition fees.

Debate on the Address — [First Day] (26 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Truancy (20 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will advise local education authorities that they should seek a conditional discharge from magistrates when taking lone parents to court for the truancy of their children rather than seeking a fine.

Ethiopia (19 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: I, too, visited Ethiopia twice, with some colleagues who are present. The Ethiopian Government's intentions are honourable, and they are dedicated to bringing about an improved condition for the people of their country, which, as was rightly said, is vast. One of the Government's priorities was capacity building, which my hon. and learned Friend referred to in terms of the judiciary and...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (19 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate the Department has made of the number of asylum seekers given on committing fraud by unqualified legal advisers in the last year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Asylum Seekers (19 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of unqualified legal advisers who represented asylum seekers in the last year for which figures are available.

Aviation (18 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Asylum Seekers (18 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many qualified legal advisers have a Community Legal Service franchise to represent asylum seekers in England.

Orders of the Day — Water Bill [Lords]: New Clause 14 — Schemes for the Adoption of Sewers, Lateral Drains and Sewage Disposal Works (10 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: I shall be extremely brief; as my hon. Friend the Member for Sherwood (Paddy Tipping) rightly said in Committee, "Enough said—job done." The Minister and his Department must take enormous credit for allowing the new clause into the Bill. Originally, such provision did not feature in the Bill at all, and many of us were afraid that we would miss a once-in-a-Parliament opportunity to remedy...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill [Lords]: New Clause 14 — Schemes for the Adoption of Sewers, Lateral Drains and Sewage Disposal Works (10 Nov 2003)

Mr Andy King: It will happen some time in future, but we look forward to that day.

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords] (23 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: The discussion appears to be about how to introduce fluoridation. Can the Minister clarify what will happen when fluoridation is already in place, and evidence is produced that makes us say, ''Well this is not quite how we thought it would be.''? What mechanisms are in place to deal with such a case? Decisions cannot be once and for ever, because we live in an ever-changing world.

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: Clause 61 - Fluoridation of water supplies (23 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: Is it possible for the Minister to ask the strategic health authority to act as an honest broker, but to engage instead the primary care trusts? In my experience, they are champions acting on behalf of the health of my local communities. In their short life, they have already proved to be a good ally of the community. As for the opinion poll, it may have found that only 22 per cent. are...

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: Clause 61 - Fluoridation of water supplies (23 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: It is important to recognise that we are not considering this legislation such that the moment that it is passed every health authority will be expected to rush out and have referendums on the basis of where we are today. If the legislation is sound, it will be around for a long time, and I would expect and trust strategic health authorities to undertake the fullest possible consultation and...

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: Clause 61 - Fluoridation of water supplies (23 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: I find the amendment fascinating, especially as the hon. Member for Tatton said that he is being open-minded and not sceptical about it. Does the figure of 90 per cent. refer to the proportion of those who vote or, as I interpret it, the proportion of the whole population? Has he ever known a vote in which 90 per cent. of the population even turned out to vote? The amendment is absurd.

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: New clause 20 - Rats in sewers (21 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. I shall be extremely brief because the new clause is self-explanatory. It is important that sewerage undertakers and local authorities be given consistent guidance that they must follow to deal with what is becoming a national problem. I understand that there are about 60 million rats, which means that they outnumber the population of the...

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: New clause 20 - Rats in sewers (21 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: I take heart from what the Minister has said and I look forward to him and his officials reporting the result of the progress that has been made at a future all-party group, at which Opposition Members will be welcome. On that note, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion. Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: New clause 19 - Power to require adoption of private sewers (21 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: That is a very good point. The Minister and the authorities have considered it on several occasions. The search asks only whether a property is connected to a public sewer, yes or no, but it should also allow the answer, ''yes, eventually.'' We are trying to remedy that, and we are putting matters right with new standards. We have drawn a line under the situation. Before 1936–37, we were...

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: New clause 19 - Power to require adoption of private sewers (21 Oct 2003)

Mr Andy King: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that helpful intervention. Indeed, with buyer's packs, we are beginning to give people much better information so that they can make an informed decision. We have a timely opportunity. In the early days, the water companies did not want to know about the problem, but they, too, have moved considerably. Only a year ago, the managing director of Severn Trent made...


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