Results 21–40 of 1539 for speaker:Mrs Barbara Roche

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Asylum Seekers (26 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what advice is issued to asylum adjudicators regarding the grounds for granting refugee status to applicants who have fled persecution because of their homosexuality.

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Asylum Seekers (26 Jan 2005)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what training in sexuality issues is given to asylum case adjudicators who handle asylum applications based on persecution on the grounds of sexual orientation.

Orders of the Day — Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] (12 Oct 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: It is a privilege to follow the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Duncan), whose speech was most elegant and, more importantly, tremendously moving. The whole House, whatever the position of individual Members, will treat it with great respect, and I congratulate him on it. Seven years ago, I went to a beautiful summer wedding with my husband and daughter. I love weddings—it is like...

Orders of the Day — Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords] (14 Jun 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I qualified as a barrister in 1977, and as many Members will know, back then, on becoming a barrister one was not allowed to earn any money for the first six months—and rightly so, as I certainly knew nothing then. Since then, the system has improved somewhat through sponsorships and scholarships. In my second six months I was allowed to earn money, and during that period I was fortunate to...

Iraq (17 May 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: For very many Jewish people of my generation, the major influence has been the holocaust and the second world war. That has certainly influenced my political views. The enduring view of that conflict and the holocaust is that the international community of the day knew what was happening in the concentration camps and knew that the train lines were carrying Jewish people and others from all...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Child Poverty (29 Mar 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Child Poverty (15 Mar 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Public Sector Procurement (10 Mar 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of public sector procurement as a tool for inner city regeneration; and what plans his Department has to develop the use of public sector procurement in the future.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Small Business Funding (8 Mar 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) sufficient funding is available for small business start-ups in inner city areas and (b) sufficient information about that funding is relayed to local communities.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Local Authority Procurement (3 Mar 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local authorities now have a procurement champion in place; and how many local authorities have completed a procurement plan to ensure best practice as recommended in the Byatt Report.

Written Answers — Home Department: Child Poverty (1 Mar 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Child Poverty (27 Feb 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Child Poverty (25 Feb 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Child Poverty (25 Feb 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: National Statistics (23 Feb 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Transport: Child Poverty (23 Feb 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Child Poverty (23 Feb 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty (12 Feb 2004)

Mrs Barbara Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to achieve the Government's targets of (a) ending child poverty by 2020, (b) halving it by 2010 and (c) reducing it by a quarter by 2004–05; and if he will make a statement.

Debate on the Address — [First Day] (26 Nov 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: It is of genuinely great interest to follow the right hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Mr. Forth), but may I offer him a small piece of advice if he does not think that too impertinent? The next time he addresses the House, he should really say what he means; he should not be so mealy-mouthed. We should be left in no doubt.

Debate on the Address — [First Day] (26 Nov 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The hon. Gentleman is right. However, it is good to discover that I have something in common with the right hon. Gentleman. One of my very first votes was in 1975 when I voted yes in the European referendum. We are similar, given what we did in that important vote. I believe strongly that the Gracious Speech marks an important point for the Government and the country. Since 1997, the...


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