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Results 1–20 of 681 for speaker:Mr Tony McWalter

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Photovoltaic Cells/Energy (7 Apr 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the case for continuing funding to companies who are developing photovoltaic cells; and if she will make a statement on the contribution which the photovoltaic industry can make to reduction in carbon emissions.

Council Tax Capping (23 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the service that he has done to local democracy with this statement. What these authorities have in common is that they are district authorities that propose low increases in the years in which they are up for re-election, and then ram it all on when there is a county council election and they are not faced with any accountability to the electorate. Is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Junior Football and Rugby (21 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: But does my right hon. Friend accept that the sum of money he has told the House about is inadequate to deal with the needs, say, of my local rugby union football club, Camelot, which runs women's and girls' teams as well as men's teams? The links to schools are not necessarily strong in some areas, so it is important that people's struggle to provide flourishing facilities is given more...

International Development Policy (Science) (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: I am listening to what my hon. Friend the Minister is saying with considerable glee, and I hope that those discussions will result in us getting much closer to the Select Committee recommendations than the initial Government report might have suggested.

International Development Policy (Science) (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the excellent facility at Warwick university that carries out research into engineering specifically related to developing countries is having huge difficulty in securing a research assessment exercise rating and the support that it needs to carry out its frontier-breaking and excellent work?

International Development Policy (Science) (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: We should also note that duplication is a very strange reason for not going ahead with this proposal, given that the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council says that it does not do such work. So anything involving engineering is, in fact, not being duplicated; rather, it is not being done at all.

International Development Policy (Science) (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: I am extremely grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way on three occasions. Both the Government response and many of the contributions from those who work in the field do not accept that there are difficult problems in development matters. The memorandum from the Institution of Civil Engineers, which I quoted earlier, states that "there must be a way of controlling this process to ensure...

International Development Policy (Science) (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: I shall try to ensure that the microphone is near enough. Also, I know that the Minister has to leave briefly, so I shall mention one thing to him before he goes. I am proud of the report. Quite often in Parliament, we get things done only because we secure the support of lots and lots of people. So, if 500 people are involved, one of us has only a five-hundredth of the action. In quite a few...

International Development Policy (Science) (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: I thank my hon. Friend. The Minister also played a role in that. I was once sitting with him on the Back Benches—he might not recall those far-off days now—when he asked the then Secretary of State for International Development, my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Ladywood (Clare Short), a question about renewable energy, for which my hon. Friend the Member for Brighton,...

International Development Policy (Science) (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: How does my hon. Friend square that excellent observation with the laid-back approach in paragraph f on page 26 of the Government's response, which discusses the Natural Environment Research Council? Apparently, the Government are concerned about the reduction in UK expertise, but no details are given. They continue: "Nevertheless, activity is maintained in those areas, often with...

Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism Bill: Clause 1 — Power to Make Control Orders (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: Will my hon. and learned Friend give way?

Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism Bill: Clause 1 — Power to Make Control Orders (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: Can my right hon. Friend give me some guidance? Clearly, constraining people's liberty when there is only a 40 per cent. probability that they are in the category that should be constrained, as that is what reasonable suspicion can lead to, is an innovation. The Opposition spokesman said that such a person is hence probably not a terrorist. Clearly, it is still possible to justify detaining...

Written Answers — International Development: Vaccinations (Developing World) (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his Department's work with others to promote vaccination in the developing world.

Health Services (Hemel Hempstead) (2 Mar 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: I am glad to see that the Under-Secretary of State for Health, my hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet (Dr. Ladyman)—the Minister for Thanet—is here. We shall be able to resume our discussion, and possibly our duels, on this matter. I want to focus on acute services in my constituency. However, it is worth saying at the outset that there has recently been steady progress on many...

Business of the House (21 Feb 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: Does my right hon. Friend accept that the strong action that he wants to take in response to terrorist threats would receive greater support if it were clear that all the available evidence would be brought to court, particularly phone tap evidence? That greatly exercised the Standing Committee that considered the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill, but when the Bill reached this House,...

Business of the House (10 Feb 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: Will my right hon. Friend prevail on his Cabinet colleagues to arrange an early cross-cutting debate on the ramifications, and especially the economic consequences, of having laissez-faire in student choice for universities? For example, the Forensic Science Society recognises that forensic scientists need a degree in chemistry or biology followed by a masters degree in forensics, but we have...

Orders of the Day — Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: New Clause 3 — Racial and religious hatred (7 Feb 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that some individuals will court prosecution because they want their arguments advanced in open court in order to give maximum publicity to their vile claims?

Written Answers — International Development: Development Science (4 Feb 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress is being made in the establishment of an advisory development science research board; and what mechanisms it will use to solicit representation.

Written Answers — Health: Parkinson's (2 Feb 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the extent to which the needs of those who suffer from Parkinson's disease are being met; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which nursing specialists can contribute to the meeting of these needs.

Public Bill Committee: Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill: Clause 108 - Fingerprints (18 Jan 2005)

Mr Tony McWalter: In the absence of the universal taking of fingerprints, retaining prints is particularly odious and invidious when people have been falsely accused. That happened to one of my constituents, who suffered the trauma of being arrested, followed only later by a letter of apology from the bonkers lady who had made the accusation. My constituent's prints remain on file. She would not mind if...


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