Results 101–120 of 310 for speaker:Mr Andy King

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 important point. In my area, we are starting to put matters right. Flecknoe was the last village in my area in which the septic tank was causing problems and giving rise to worries about the environment through seepage and all the rest of it. We have put in new sewers to villages, and I am delighted by the progress that has been made. We must treat the problem as a public...

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

Mr Andy King: I welcome the opportunity to debate this important issue. There is unanimity in the Committee about the necessity of taking action. I want to be fair to the Minister. The review by W.S. Atkins is a fantastic piece of work. Sadly, however, many Opposition Members have not had sight of it. I assure them that it is a good read; it is enlightening and it will show them that there have been many...

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

Mr Andy King: They are eventually connected to a public sewer, which is adopted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Elderly Care (16 Sep 2003)

Mr Andy King: I welcome what my hon. Friend has said about extra resources for this purpose. In the past, people's perception has all too often been that they have been forced to remain in their own homes. Will he assure us that people will have real choice, and that it will be based on sound assessments of their needs?

Public Bill Committee: Water Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Existing impounding works (16 Sep 2003)

Mr Andy King: You should have used it more often.

Water Bill (8 Sep 2003)

Mr Andy King: I very much welcome the Bill, which comes before the House at a time when the importance of the water supply throughout the world is increasingly understood by all of us. It is also timely because of climate change, which was referred to earlier. We must all learn to be far less wasteful with the precious resource of water. The vital importance of conservation is clear in my own constituency....

Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: I shall be extremely brief. First, I congratulate the hon. Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess) on achieving such a quick success in securing this debate. The all-party group feels strongly about the devastating impact that rheumatoid arthritis has on the individuals concerned and their families, young and old alike. At the heart of the debate, what surely is at issue is the way in which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: My right hon. Friend is right to point out the significant progress that has been made in addressing poverty in the United Kingdom, including the winter fuel payment, the pension credit and the child tax credit, among others. Colleagues in this House and in the other place have asked for a meeting with my right hon. Friend to consider the matter of research into the income level necessary for...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Lone Parents (9 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the two pieces of analysis were that underlay the statement on minimum income for a lone parent on page 44, paragraph 17 of Preliminary Conclusions-Measuring Child Poverty, published on 13 May 1003.

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill: Clause 1 — NHS Foundation Trusts (8 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: Surely it is possible to put staff representatives on the hospital boards without creating a huge two-tier economy.

Written Answers — Transport: Airport Consultation (8 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses to "The Future of Air Transport in the UK: Midlands", the Department received (a) in total and (b) during the extended period of consultation, broken down by region.

Airport Services (Midlands) (1 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am pleased to have the opportunity to raise this afternoon the important issue of airport development in the midlands. First, I welcome my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, East (Mr. McNulty) to his new position as Under-Secretary of State for Transport. One has to crawl to the boss. I am sure that, given the importance that Members of Parliament attach to...

Airport Services (Midlands) (1 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: I fully appreciate that support, which has been apparent throughout this painful time. These two important airports form the basis of a sensible and sustainable strategy for aviation in the midlands and for the United Kingdom economy as a whole.

Airport Services (Midlands) (1 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: I thank my hon. Friend for that point. The issue is, of course, also of great concern to my constituents, who are close to a freight airport in Coventry. There is the potential threat of ever-increasing night flights. The threat is real and we fully understand it. I hope that the Minister bears it in mind and will work with the industry and Parliament to resolve these concerns for all the...

Airport Services (Midlands) (1 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: I fully appreciate the comments made by my hon. Friend, with whom I have relentlessly discussed these matters. I will touch on the issues that he raised later in my speech. It makes much more sense from a sustainable development point of view to meet the demand for air travel in the regions, where it arises, instead of exporting it elsewhere. Currently, around 50 per cent. of passengers who...

Airport Services (Midlands) (1 Jul 2003)

Mr Andy King: I thank my hon. Friend for reminding me of that important debate that the group had. The midlands has made clear its view that the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the midlands and the United Kingdom as a whole is best served by the retention of Birmingham and East Midlands airports. Wiser and better use of existing airports, together with the development of regional...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty (30 Jun 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who the members are of the technical committee advising the Department on the next steps following the publication of 'Preliminary conclusions-measuring child poverty'.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance (30 Jun 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed single adults received disability living allowance owing to mental illness in each year from 1992 to 2002.

Written Answers — Treasury: National Minimum Wage (1 May 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for a couple with one child under 16 and one adult in work for 35 hours a week receiving the National Minimum Wage of £4.50 an hour from April, by how much she estimates the 30p a week increase in the National Minimum Wage will be eroded by (a) the resulting increase in national insurance contributions, (b) the resulting reduction in...

Written Answers — Transport: Air Transport (Consultation) (1 May 2003)

Mr Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister about the effect of planning blight on domestic properties as a result of the National Consultation on the Future of Air Transport in the UK.


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