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Results 1–20 of 1288 for speaker:Siobhain McDonagh

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill (17 Jun 1997)

Siobhain McDonagh: Thank you for calling me, Mr. Deputy Speaker, to make my maiden speech. I would like to congratulate all those hon. Members who have made their maiden speeches today. I hope that they will not contrast my contribution too unkindly with theirs. It is interesting that I should speak after the hon. Member for Wokingham, or rather for Maidenhead (Mrs. May), because the last time we met was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Dec 1997)

Siobhain McDonagh: Does my right hon. Friend share the anger of my elderly constituent, Mrs. Goldsmith, whose husband is in a coma in hospital, as a result of suffering a heart attack brought on by the distress caused to him by bricks being thrown at his window by young people, some of whom were as young as nine or 10? Will my right hon. Friend take this opportunity to reaffirm to the House and to the country,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Status of Women (Commission) (26 Jan 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: If she will make a statement on the planned meeting of the commission on the status of women in March. [23068]

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Status of Women (Commission) (26 Jan 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: I thank the Minister for that reply. The commission will consider violence against women. Today is the launch of domestic violence week in my borough of Merton. Although services are available, women who suffer from domestic violence, and the doctors, nurses and health visitors, who may be the first people with whom those women come into contact, often do not know what help is provided....

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Tourism (11 Feb 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: What assessment she has made of the importance of the tourist sector to the Northern Ireland economy; and if she will make a statement. [26868]

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Tourism (11 Feb 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: I thank my hon. Friend for his comments. I am sure that he agrees that Northern Ireland is a beautiful place to visit for a holiday and much under-used as a tourist destination because of the problems with peace in Northern Ireland. Does he agree that the message for the tourism industry, as for all sectors of the economy, is that they will receive a huge boost if the participants at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prison and Probation Services (2 Mar 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: What plans he has to integrate the prison and probation services. [30350]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prison and Probation Services (2 Mar 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: Given the separateness of the prison and probation services, and the antipathy within those organisations to working together, how can we ensure that the public's desire to see them working together will be met?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ambassadors (7 Apr 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: If he will issue guidance to ambassadors to promote the creative talent of Britain. [36538]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ambassadors (7 Apr 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Will he assure the House that the effective change that the Government made will be communicated to all our ambassadors overseas?

Voting Systems (5 Nov 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: Since when has south-west London been a county?

Voting Systems (5 Nov 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: This is only the second time that I have spoken in the House since the election. I come tonight to speak just because I feel so strongly about the issue. I find it difficult and off-putting, but in considering the role of the Member of Parliament in the past 18 months, I should like to say to my hon. Friend the Member for Hull, West and Hessle (Mr. Johnson) that I represent a constituency in...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Authority Bill (15 Dec 1998)

Siobhain McDonagh: Like many hon. Members who have spoken in favour of the Bill, my views have been formed by experience in London local government. Having been a London councillor for 16 years, during the time of the Greater London council and after its demise, I am glad that the Bill does not mark a return to the GLC, but establishes a genuinely new strategic body that will focus on certain core...

Electricity Industry Regulator (27 Jan 1999)

Siobhain McDonagh: I am grateful for the opportunity to raise a matter that is important to a number of my constituents and, I hope, to the House. As this is my first Adjournment debate, I should like to thank the officers of the Speaker's Office and the Table Office for their assistance. Hon. Members could be forgiven for having thought, when they saw the title of the debate, that we would be in for half an...

Business of the House (28 Jan 1999)

Siobhain McDonagh: Could my right hon. Friend find time in the next fortnight for a debate on the privatised utilities? As I am sure she is aware, there is now one regulator for both gas and electricity, but owing to the heavy legislative programme there will not be time for a new utilities Bill this Session. She may also be aware that I had the chance to raise the matter in the House yesterday during a debate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Fraud (19 Apr 1999)

Siobhain McDonagh: What targets he has set for reducing fraud in the benefits system. [79739]

Oral Answers to Questions — Fraud (19 Apr 1999)

Siobhain McDonagh: Does the Secretary of State agree that it is important to ensure that benefits are correctly applied in the first place and to look for fraud afterwards? As someone who has worked in a Department of Social Security office and in housing benefits, I am well aware of how the system can make fraud possible. Is he sure that we have changed procedures enough to ensure that the level of fraud and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 May 1999)

Siobhain McDonagh: Will my right hon. Friend join me in welcoming the Labour party's victory in the Israeli elections? Does he agree that the results represent the best chance of a just and long-standing peace in the region? Will he use his best efforts to ensure that all parties agree on a speedy introduction of the Wye agreement?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Maternity Costs (24 May 1999)

Siobhain McDonagh: What plans he has to assist mothers with the costs of maternity. [84004]

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Maternity Costs (24 May 1999)

Siobhain McDonagh: Is my hon. Friend aware of how widely welcomed the extension of maternity allowance to less well paid women and the new maternity grant have been? Does he agree that that will allow less well-off mothers to stay in touch with the workplace? Will he assure the House that his Department will do everything that it can to be involved in the Government-wide plans for family-friendly policies in...


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