Results 1–20 of 646 for speaker:Mr Lawrie Quinn

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Environment (10 Mar 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: My hon. Friend will know about the difficulty of disposing of plastics and the problems that it causes the environment. What can his Treasury colleagues do to encourage small firms that want to innovate through trying to find other sources and different ways of disposing of plastics? Econoplas, a firm in my constituency, converts and recycles plastics to create an effective drainage medium,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Office: Community Policing (7 Mar 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: To the list of colleagues on the Government Front Bench who recently visited North Yorkshire may I add my hon. Friend the Minister for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety? During her visit she saw community policing successfully deployed in North Yorkshire. I do not recognise the comments made by the hon. Member for Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) about the county. The core of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (28 Feb 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: May I congratulate my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary and the staff of the Department for Work and Pensions on the great help that has been afforded to many of my constituents to get them back into work? In an earlier answer, my hon. Friend referred to additional help. Can she say something this afternoon about those rural constituents of mine who have not only mobility problems, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Trust Staff (22 Feb 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: Does my right hon. Friend agree that a key part of work in the NHS is teamwork and the dedication of directly employed staff on a daily basis? He will know of recent concerns about Whitby hospital in my constituency, so I wonder whether he can help me to facilitate a meeting with the strategic health authority and the primary care trust to make sure that all the key partners who deliver an...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Social Home Buy (9 Feb 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: Will the consultation that my right hon. Friend has announced on this welcome policy also allow people who live in rural areas who are equally under pressure in trying to get the first foot on the ladder and very much in need of good social housing to be included in the roll-out of the policy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Children's Services (3 Feb 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: If he will make a statement on current and projected levels of public spending on children's services and provision for the under-fives.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Children's Services (3 Feb 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: I thank my right hon. Friend not only for that answer but for the incredible priority that the Government have given to such an important matter for the future of our nation. Last Friday, I visited a brand new children's centre in the Barrowcliff area of my constituency. Can my right hon. Friend tell the House how the ambitions for the people of east Whitby for a similar children's centre can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment (24 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: I join my right hon. Friend in warming up the spirit of the House. From the perspective of Scarborough and Whitby, never before have we had so many people in work. However, he will know that the east coast, like his constituency, faces problems in terms of access and transportation. We are on the periphery. Will he explain to the House and my constituents how Jobcentre Plus, other similar...

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: The hon. Member for Henley (Mr. Johnson) intervened when the Minister was talking about continuity funding and the Countryside Agency. Did she say that that will be guaranteed until 2006, and what mechanisms does she envisage will be in place with regard to the more piecemeal negotiations with the regional development agencies for future funding?

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: It really is an honour to be granted the first debate in Westminster Hall in the new year. I wish to reciprocate on behalf of all hon. Members in the Chamber in sending our best wishes to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and to all the staff of the House for the healthiest and happiest of new years. It is clear from the number of colleagues who have joined me this morning that a popular subject has...

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: Indeed, it was remarks of that kind that generated the interest and were one of the reasons why I applied for this debate. I wanted to ensure that the Government gave us the positive answers that I optimistically expect. At the heart of this matter is the concept of partnership working. Without doubt, the sense of partnership that has been generated owes a tremendous amount to the Association...

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: Indeed, that sentiment is at the heart of the community rail development strategy published by the SRA in November. The strategy tries to provide local solutions and to focus on the fact that each local railway is a separate entity that needs local solutions.

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: My hon. Friend may remember that I spoke on the subject in his constituency some years ago. I believe that, if fully implemented and developed, the community rail development strategy, above all through community partnerships, but also through closer working between regional and local authorities, offers hope that the type of initiative that he wants will eventually be brought forward. This...

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: I think that that particular train was well out of timetable, but I agree with my hon. Friend's point. As my speech comes to its conclusion, I want to put some key questions to the Minister. I am sure that we are all interested to hear the Government's response. I was talking about the direct role that Members of Parliament can play in their local community rail partnerships and how, if such...

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: As my hon. Friend and many in the House know, I spent the last days of my career as a railway civil engineer working for Railtrack. I believe that the attitude and community focus of Network Rail, and the fact that it is prepared to work with community groups in community rail partnerships, demonstrates that there is a different, positive attitude. I urge him to become involved, if he is not...

Community Railways (11 Jan 2005)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: My hon. Friend tries to prevent me from closing my more parochial remarks, but I am coming on to some key questions that I am sure that all hon. Members want the Government to answer. I hope that the Minister will restate the Government's full support for the strategy and the intention to transfer it, with all its formal powers, to the Department for Transport once the SRA is wound down. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Gershon Review (21 Dec 2004)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the reorganisation of his Department provides an opportunity to see more work done at a regional level? Is it not a possibility that important regional transport schemes will allow for greater economic prosperity and greater working with the likes of the regional development agencies and local authorities to encourage the development of parts of...

Written Answers — Transport: Mobile Telephone Use (21 Dec 2004)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on research he has evaluated on the use of hands-free mobile telephones in moving vehicles.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (20 Dec 2004)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: My hon. Friend knows that Scarborough is one place in which that summer-time initiative was conducted. Will she commend the organisers of a recent conference on the night-time economy, which many participants from the industry attended? Will she take the opportunity to come to Scarborough and see how much progress has been made through the type of partnership that she extols from the Front...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Personal Saving (16 Dec 2004)

Mr Lawrie Quinn: I welcome my hon. Friend's answer, but can he tell the House what the Treasury is doing to make sure that the most disadvantaged communities receive support from the British banking industry? How is it encouraging the establishment of credit unions and savings clubs to allow those communities to take appropriate measures for saving for the future?

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