Results 101–120 of 404 for speaker:Chris McCafferty

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Local Regiments (19 Jul 2004)

Chris McCafferty: Given the very strong local ties that the Duke of Wellington's Regiment has with Calder Valley and Halifax and the impact that that has on recruitment to our armed forces, will my hon. Friend assure me that the Duke of Wellington's Regiment will retain its single cap badge? If he cannot give me that assurance, will he at least ensure that relevant officers in the Army are allowed to...

Rural Strategy (21 Jul 2004)

Chris McCafferty: I, too, warmly welcome my right hon. Friend's statement, in particular her proposals to prioritise access to transport and affordable housing. Is she aware that £2 million has been invested in rural transport in my constituency in the past 18 months? The improvement in the quality of life of my constituents has been immeasurable. Is she also aware of the housing problems that arise for...

Delivering Security in a Changing World: Future Capabilities (21 Jul 2004)

Chris McCafferty: I, too, congratulate my right hon. Friend on winning a substantial increase in defence funding, but will reducing by four the number of battalions also mean that all un-amalgamated battalions will be re-organised into larger regiments? Will that proposed reduction change the received wisdom in the Ministry of Defence that an infantry battalion should always have a clear 24 months between...

Written Answers — Defence: Regimental Strength (25 Oct 2004)

Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the strength of the (a) Duke of Wellington's Regiment, (b) 3 Parachute Regiment and (c) Prince of Wales Royal Regiment was in each of the last nine years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Army Establishment (25 Oct 2004)

Chris McCafferty: When will my right hon. Friend be in a position to answer my written question of last Wednesday on the comparative strengths of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 3 Para and the Prince of Wales's Royal Regiment? Is he aware that the Duke of Wellington's Regiment is eight over strength, comparing extremely favourably with the Royals, which is 122 under strength, and 3 Para, which is 58 under...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Nov 2004)

Chris McCafferty: My right hon. Friend will be aware that the Duke of Wellington's Regiment was recently deployed to Iraq for a second tour of duty in 14 months. Is he also aware that the regiment faces the indiscriminate chop by the Army review board while fighting in a conflict? Will he take a personal interest in the future of the Dukes, which is one of the Army's oldest and best recruited regiments?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: International Development (11 Nov 2004)

Chris McCafferty: My right hon. Friend will be aware of the importance of access to sexual and reproductive health education and services to achieving the millennium development goals and helping people out of poverty. Will he assure the House that, when he discusses financial considerations for overseas development, and especially the millennium development goals, he will examine carefully the proportion of...

Pre-Budget Report (2 Dec 2004)

Chris McCafferty: On behalf of my constituents, I warmly congratulate my right hon. Friend on his investment in families, especially the extension in child care, the coming extension in paid maternity leave and, of course, the extra money for child care. I invite him to see for himself evidence of his investment in our future, and ask him to visit the brand-new children's centre in Elland in my constituency,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hearing Aids (7 Dec 2004)

Chris McCafferty: Will the Minister consider offering guidance to PCTs to prioritise people with other sensory deprivations such as deaf-blindness, which is a not infrequent development of old age?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: State Second Pension (13 Dec 2004)

Chris McCafferty: Does my hon. Friend agree with the Pensions Policy Institute, which has said that that the average woman will lose out under the Conservatives' proposed policy? Can he comment on what the effect on women pensioners would be of the Tory party's plans to abolish the second state pension?

Future Infantry Structure (16 Dec 2004)

Chris McCafferty: On behalf of my constituents in Calder Valley and those in Halifax—especially those currently serving in the Duke of Wellington Regiment in Iraq—may I warmly welcome my right hon. Friend's decision to form a Yorkshire regiment from the three current regiments? Although the Dukes are currently in Basra, they are very aware of the battle raging at home over their future and that of other...

Written Answers — Health: Student Midwives (1 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives who entered training in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04 were over the age of 25 years.

Written Answers — Health: Student Midwives (1 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives dropped out of training in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04.

Written Answers — Health: Gender Dysphoria (2 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has given to primary care trusts on ensuring that patients with gender dysphoria are able to access assessment and treatment on the same basis as other patients with a mental illness.

Written Answers — Health: Waiting Times (Mental Illness) (7 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the median waiting time is for a patient with a mental health illness to receive an initial out-patient appointment with a consultant, following referral by a general practitioner.

Written Answers — Health: Student Midwives (8 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives were in receipt of non-means tested state financial support in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Millennium Development Goals (9 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: If he will make a statement on the millennium development goals review in September 2005 in relation to sexual and reproductive health targets.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Millennium Development Goals (9 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the millennium project taskforce report on child and maternal health and gender equality? It suggests a new target for universal access to reproductive health care by 2015 to help pull people out of poverty.

Control of Identification Documents (Offences) (9 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence for employers and certain other persons to destroy or control the identification documents of another person in specified circumstances; to amend the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 and the Consular Relations Act 1968 so as to make diplomatic and consular staff and their households liable in relation to that offence;...

Written Answers — Health: Transsexuals (10 Mar 2005)

Chris McCafferty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether transsexualism is classed as a mental disorder for the purposes of sections 1 and 3 of the National Health Service Act 1977.


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