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Education Bill [Lords] (7 Apr 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: While I am very sympathetic to what my hon. Friend is trying to achieve, can he assure me that the increased autonomy of schools will not cut across the necessary co-ordination that we have highlighted in previous legislation such as the Children Act 2004, whereby local authorities, schools and other authorities all have to work together?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Constitution (5 Apr 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts regarding the progress being made in EU national Parliaments towards ratification of the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: European Union Budget (10 Mar 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: What recent discussions he has had with the voluntary sector concerning his Department's negotiations with EU partners about the future of the EU budget.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: European Union Budget (10 Mar 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: As my hon. Friend knows, in areas such as the north-east the voluntary sector has been very successful in tapping into European funds, but faces financial uncertainty because of changes in that funding as well as in lottery and single regeneration budget funding. Given the huge contribution that the voluntary sector makes to economic and social regeneration throughout the country, will my...

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

Ms Joyce Quin: What discussions she has had with regional cultural consortiums on policies to promote social inclusion.

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

Ms Joyce Quin: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating Tyne and Wear museums on the record visitor numbers that they have achieved and the way in which they have promoted social inclusion? Does she agree that that success would be further enhanced if there were a regular—or, better still, a permanent—display of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the region? Will she at least meet me to discuss that...

Orders of the Day — European Union Bill (9 Feb 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: It is a great pleasure to be able to speak in this debate in support of the Bill, and to follow the right hon. and learned Member for North-East Fife (Sir Menzies Campbell), whose approach to these issues I often agree with. It is also a pleasure to follow the sparkling contribution of my right hon. Friend the Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook), who, along with the Foreign Secretary, started...

Orders of the Day — European Union Bill (9 Feb 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: On this issue, I generally support the provisions contained in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2004, which provide a fair framework. Having been on the wrong side of a referendum in the north-east of England recently, I am well aware that both sides in that referendum felt that they at least had equal access to the media and that they were able to raise funds on an equal...

Orders of the Day — European Union Bill (9 Feb 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: The hon. Lady should reflect that Government policies are continually tested in the House and in the media, and a wide public debate always occurs, as we found on the devolution question. Generally, the rules adopted on the conduct of referendums are satisfactory—I am not opposed to considering possible amendments in future, but the framework for holding a reasonable referendum exists. This...

Orders of the Day — European Union Bill (9 Feb 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: I have already given way twice and I am afraid that I am unable to do so again. I apologise to the hon. Gentleman. The reality is that in a common market, taxation tends to approximate over time, not because people are being forced down that route by the European Commission, but simply because of the logic of the working of that internal market. I hope that we will discuss today the regional...

Iraq (31 Jan 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement as a huge step forward for Iraq. While our thoughts are rightly with the British victims of the Hercules crash, he will be aware that in recent months a number of young Iraqi army recruits and policemen have been killed by terrorists and insurgents, even during the election period. Will the Government take the opportunity to pay tribute to those...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Office: Zimbabwe (31 Jan 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: If he will make a further statement on his Department's policy on the repatriation to Zimbabwe of Zimbabwean nationals whose asylum and residence applications to the UK have been unsuccessful.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Office: Zimbabwe (31 Jan 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: I am worried about the Department's policy of allowing failed asylum seekers to return to Zimbabwe in certain circumstances, which might result in the return of one of my constituents, who is a valued member of the local community. Is my hon. Friend aware that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees opposes asylum seekers being returned to Zimbabwe at present? There are worrying...

Written Answers — Health: DXA Bone Density Scanning (13 Jan 2005)

Ms Joyce Quin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list primary care trusts in England which do not have DXA bone density scanning facilities, broken down by region.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: France (14 Dec 2004)

Ms Joyce Quin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on UK bilateral diplomatic relations with France.

Written Answers — Solicitor-General: Correspondence (30 Nov 2004)

Ms Joyce Quin: To ask the Solicitor-General when she will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Gateshead, East and Washington, West dated 4 February.

Postal Voting (16 Sep 2004)

Ms Joyce Quin: Can my right hon. Friend understand that there will be disappointment in my area if all-postal ballots cannot continue? In addition, despite the fact that I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for North-West Leicestershire (David Taylor) that generally the experience in June was positive, there were difficulties, such as those relating to the witness statement. In my area, we are worried...

Postal Voting (16 Sep 2004)

Ms Joyce Quin: The hon. Gentleman said that he has always been opposed to all-postal ballots because of concern about fraud. He also said that prosecutions could take place up to two years afterwards. But was there any evidence of fraud in the local elections that used all-postal ballots in May 2000, which is more than two years ago? If there was not—as I believe—did that not cause him and his party at...

Postal Voting (16 Sep 2004)

Ms Joyce Quin: I welcome the opportunity to make a brief contribution to the debate. I welcome the Committee's report and the comments that were made by the Chairman of the Committee in presenting it. I speak as someone who represents a constituency that I think has the longest experience of all-postal ballots. I know that you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, as my constituency neighbour, will appreciate that point. I...

Postal Voting (16 Sep 2004)

Ms Joyce Quin: I am certainly happy that the hon. Gentleman does not mean any criticism of officials in my local authority area. However, his party and the Liberal Democrats pushed hard for the witness statement, which was a complicating factor. I am rather sorry that my right hon. Friend the Minister gave way in Parliament to that request, because it was largely unhelpful. However, I am glad that my...


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