Results 1–20 of 43 for speaker:Ms Tess Kingham

Cystic Fibrosis (16 Jan 2001)

Ms Tess Kingham: I am grateful to have the opportunity of raising the important issue of the screening of babies in the first few weeks of life to detect cystic fibrosis. As cystic fibrosis is a bit of tongue-twister, I will refer to it as CF for the rest of this debate. I first became aware of CF through my mother-in-law Della Luetchford who worked as a physiotherapist, specialising in the treatment of CF...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Burundi (22 Nov 2000)

Ms Tess Kingham: This morning I had a very enjoyable breakfast with the World Service and heard about the World Service's Great Lakes lifeline project, a regular radio broadcast in Burundi that is funded by the Department for International Development. Does my right hon. Friend believe that such radio broadcasts can contribute to the peace-building process in Burundi, and will we continue to fund...

Sierra Leone ( 6 Jun 2000)

Ms Tess Kingham: For any peace in Sierra Leone to be lasting, it is obviously crucial that ex-combatants, especially children, be reintegrated successfully back into society. Many of the ex-combatants will be traumatised and will have psychological problems, because of the nature of the conflict. They will not have livelihoods, or even communities, to return to. What is being done to ensure that those people...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill [Lords] and Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental Orders (22 May 2000)

Ms Tess Kingham: I should like to knock one inaccuracy on the head. I have no difficulty in combining my domestic arrangements with my work. My husband is at home looking after my children; in the same way, male Members of Parliament have left their wives at home with their children for many years. I have been criticising the long hours that we spend in this Chamber that are not worth while and in which we do...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill [Lords] and Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental Orders (22 May 2000)

Ms Tess Kingham: Several issues need to be addressed. As hon. Members on both sides of the House have said, some Members want the House to work from 9 to 5, as in any other job. Those of us who criticise the current system are not saying that; we do not mind working incredibly long hours. When I was involved in international development, I always worked long hours, went overseas at the drop of a hat and...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill [Lords] and Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill (Allocation of Time): Supplemental Orders (22 May 2000)

Ms Tess Kingham: Does the hon. Gentleman not concede that we would have more time for important debates on such subjects as Sierra Leone, and other vital topics that concern our constituents, if we were not kept up all night by silly games that have very little to do with scrutinising legislation, and more to do with the Opposition's attempts to keep the Government up all night, make them tired and prevent...

Police Funding ( 7 Jul 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: We have heard a lot about the perceptions of the public and the desire for more police on the beat. However, we should also recognise that the Government have done a great deal in looking at other ways of preventing crime and taking the stress off police forces by ensuring that there are always police on the beat to deal with the after-effects of crime and clear-up rates. We have had the...

Kosovo ( 5 May 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: This is one of those rare occasions when I decide—halfway through a debate, after hearing hon. Members' speeches—to make a completely different speech from the one that I had planned on making. I should like very briefly to address the issue of psychosocial support, mental health and psychological support for refugees in camps and in host families in Macedonia and Albania. The issue may...

Kosovo ( 5 May 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: I agree partly with the hon. Lady's comments. However, organisations that have worked with victims of oppression, torture and rape and with those who have witnessed tragic events have made it clear that close family members are not always those who are able to provide the necessary support to victims—who need long-term counselling by external counsellors and advisers—and that families...

Kosovo ( 5 May 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: I agree with everything that my hon. Friend has said. I have spoken to several organisations in the camps, including the UNHCR and the Red Cross. The World Health Organisation is considering providing services for psychological support. However, there is a clear lack of co-ordination. In Bosnia, support was not provided in the early stages of humanitarian assistance and it was not followed...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Apr 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: Will my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister join me in congratulating the people of the city of Gloucester and, in fact, all British people on their generosity in responding to the Kosovo refugee crisis? Does he recognise that many tens of thousands—perhaps even hundreds of thousands—of Kosovar Albanians are displaced in Kosovo, and, it is reported, are living in the mountains, some...

Kosovo (19 Apr 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to what is an important debate. There is no doubt that the plight of the Kosovar refugees has hit to the very heart of the British people, who have responded with characteristic generosity to the disturbing scenes of streams of Kosovars driven from their homes, fleeing with few provisions across the borders into camps in Macedonia and Albania....

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Debt Relief (15 Apr 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: For many years, the United Kingdom Government have been at the forefront of pressing to persuade the IMF to sell off gold stocks to finance debt relief in developing countries. If today's media reports are to be believed, that campaign has achieved a measure of success and I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his staunch and unending work in this area over the past couple of years. Will he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Kosovo Refugees (Humanitarian Assistance) (31 Mar 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on her announcement today. It is widely recognised that her Department is a world leader in ensuring that prompt and appropriate humanitarian assistance reaches parts of the world where it is most needed. It is understandable that attention now is focused on providing immediate needs such as shelter, housing and health care, but will she consider ensuring...

Modernising Government (30 Mar 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: I am pleased to see on page 60 of the White Paper a commitment to improving the system of public appointments. I recently participated in selecting chairs of NHS trusts under the current system, and found it desperately unsatisfactory—I understand that it was inherited from the previous Government. The system is opaque and shrouded in mystery. It places too much power in the hands of too...

Stephen Lawrence Inquiry (29 Mar 1999)

Ms Tess Kingham: Will my right hon. Friend ensure that any training about the needs of ethnic minorities and racism in the police does not leave out Romany gypsies and gypsies in general, who are given protection under current legislation but who are often forgotten in training? They tend to be regarded as an open target for racism.

EU-US Trade (22 Mar 1999)

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