Results 1–20 of 1996 for speaker:Mr Bill O'Brien

Written Answers — Treasury: Correspondence (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ask Mr. Rushton, Assistant Director of the Tax Credits Office, to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Normanton sent on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. C. of Kirkhamgate, Wakefield and their claim for tax credits outstanding from September 2004.

Written Answers — Home Department: Prison Programmes (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budgets for (a) offending behaviour programmes, (b) drug treatment and (c) basic skills education in prisons were in 2003–04; and what the budgets are for (i) 2004–05, (ii) 2005–06 and (iii) 2006–07.

Analogue Television Switch-off (15 Mar 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: Has the hon. Gentleman seen the briefing from Astra GB, which states that a substantial number of local authorities and social landlords will not allow a dish on their dwellings? He made a point about receiving the changeover via disk, but that will be denied to the relevant tenants unless there is a change in the planning procedures and the attitudes of some social landlords. Does he...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Incineration Directive (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what installation and plant will be (a) exempted and (b) derogated from the requirements of the waste incineration directive regulations; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Incineration Directive (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what category of installations and plant that burn waste will not be covered by the waste incineration directive when it comes into force.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Incineration Directive (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether incineration by (a) asphalting companies, (b) cement manufacturers, (c) chemical firms, (d) merchant incinerators, (e) power generators and (f) steel industries will be subject to regulation under the waste incineration directive.

Written Answers — Home Department: Prisons (8 Mar 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether private sector prisons have access to (a) the Quantum IT infrastructure and (b) the e-OASys offender assessment system.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Correspondence (23 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Normanton of 8 November 2004 and 17 December 2004.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Museums (21 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: My right hon. Friend is aware that many people are encouraged by the advice and information given by her Department regarding museums. Will she take note of the waterways museum, which requires further support and encouragement, because our waterways system and the culture that goes with it have a great deal to offer? Will she examine the situation of the waterways museum and give support...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Toxic Waste (10 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: In addition to the emissions from tips, will my hon. Friend also take into consideration the run-off of surface water into watercourses and rivers, and the experience in my constituency on the Welbeck site, where a fire broke out and the water that was used to put it out drained into the River Calder? The quality of the water going into watercourses and rivers is an important matter. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Personal Savings (3 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: Does my hon. Friend accept that people now have more scope for saving than ever before, and that their quality of life is much better now than was the case under the Tories? Will he and my right hon. Friend the Chancellor ensure that Tory proposals have no chance to threaten those things, and that we are allowed to continue along the lines that have been set out?

Local Government Finance (2 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: We have listened to the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr. Davey) make his presentation for 25 minutes. I was waiting to hear what the Liberal Democrat programme would be if that party ever had the chance to introduce a local income tax, because that is what people want to know. Will parish, district and county councils, as well as the metropolitan authorities, levy the local income...

Local Government Finance (2 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: The difference is that it is clearer to use a property tax to raise money for parish and town councils, and for police and fire authorities, and so on. In contrast, a local income tax would mean that local people would be asked for details by all the bodies whose services they use. That approach would not be accepted by the electorate.

Local Government Finance (2 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: No, I must move on. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Minister for the award that he has made to local government, which builds on what has happened in the past. During 14 years in opposition I served on the Front Bench as spokesman for local government and the environment, and then for Northern Ireland. During that period, we defended local services and local government against the...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Library Services (Wakefield) (1 Feb 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been made available to Wakefield Council for library services in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Lead Pipes (26 Jan 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many lead water supply mains and pipes have been replaced since 2000; (2) how many kilometres of water distribution mains have been renovated since 2000 to reduce problems associated with discolouration of water.

Written Answers — Home Department: Offender Assessment (25 Jan 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in rolling out the OASys offender assessment tool in (a) prisons and (b) probation; how many prisons have access to the system; when roll-out will be complete; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Water Infrastructure (24 Jan 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the amount of the (a) water supply and (b) sewerage infrastructure in England which is in unsatisfactory condition; and what estimate she has made of (i) the cost of necessary repair and maintenance of the infrastructure and (ii) the length of time at current levels of investment to clear the...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill: Clause 116 - Harassment intended to deter lawful activities (20 Jan 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 342, in clause 116, page 82, line 29, after 'victim', insert 'or target'. Clause stand part. Amendment No. 343, in clause 117, page 83, line 27, after 'presence', insert 'or conduct'. Amendment No. 344, in clause 117, page 83, leave out lines 42 to 44. '(a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill: Clause 134 - Publication of local policing information (20 Jan 2005)

Mr Bill O'Brien: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 198, in clause 134, page 100, line 15, leave out 'Such a report' and insert 'A report issued under subsection (1A).'. 


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