Results 61–80 of 1121 for speaker:Mrs Marion Roe

Women in the Community (17 Feb 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: It is now more than 10 years since the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 passed into law. In that time the position of women in society has changed markedly in many respects and surprisingly little in others. The truth is that, as has already been said, legislation cannot change attitudes overnight. While it may sometimes come about because people's views demand it—witness council house...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Horticulture (19 Feb 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the value of the horticultural output from commercial holdings in 1985 and 1986.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Horticulture (19 Feb 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I thank my hon. Friend for his reply. Does he agree that the horticulture industry makes a major contribution to the national economy and will he ensure that the extra help for marketing announced in his ALURE package will be available to horticulture?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Share Ownership (26 Feb 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: Is my hon. Friend aware that the Stock-Exchange has recently produced information suggesting that 42 per cent. of individual shareholders are women? Since many of these will be married women whose tax position at the moment is unfair, as I think most people would accept, does not this welcome statistic emphasise the importance of the reform of personal taxation as outlined in the Green Paper?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Mar 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: Will my right hon. Friend find time during her busy schedule today to consider the news that at least three Labour-controlled borough councils are planning to increase their rates by 50 per cent.? Does my right hon. Friend agree with me that this will provide a substantial burden —[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Mar 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I did preface my question by saying that it was connected with the schedule of the Prime Minister's diary today. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this will prove to be a substantial burden, particularly for small businesses, which will definitely result in a loss of jobs?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Abortion Act 1967 (10 Mar 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received seeking a review of the working of the Abortion Act 1967; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Abortion Act 1967 (10 Mar 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: Is my hon. Friend aware that there is considerable concern about recent allegations in the press relating to certain tour operators who are arranging package deal trips at an all-in price of about £360 for pregnant Spanish women to come to Britain for a sightseeing tour of London, a shopping expedition and an abortion? Has my hon. Friend had an opportunity to investigate these claims of...

Cancer Patients (Treatment and Care) (13 Mar 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: indicated assent.

Cancer Patients (Treatment and Care) (13 Mar 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I am sure that all hon. Members present are grateful to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Springburn (Mr. Martin) for giving the House the opportunity to debate this important subject this morning. We have heard, rightly, a great deal recently about the threat of AIDS, but that should not obscure the importance of the long-term fight against cancer, which continues to kill many people. First, I...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Budget (26 Mar 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: Has my right hon. Friend received any representations since the announcement that the Government will not proceed immediately with the Green Paper proposals on the reform of personal taxation? Does my right hon. Friend accept that one of the main reasons for the low level of response is that the main beneficiaries of transferable allowances are married women and they do not have a pressure...

Personal Taxation (23 Apr 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: The tax system as it now operates is archaic in so far as it treats a married woman's income as though it belonged to her husband. In matters such as privacy, tax allowances and reliefs, women are treated differently from men to their disadvantage. Such arrangements undoubtedly no longer reflect the true nature of the relationship between the sexes in our society. The effect of that is not...

Northern Ireland (Jury Trial): Birtenshaw Farm, Bolton (7 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, North-East (Mr. Thurnham) for his kind welcome. I appreciate his good wishes. I know that the matter raised by my hon. Friend is one which deeply concerns many of his constituents in the Bradshaw and Bromley Cross areas of north Bolton. They have for long regarded the 35 acres of Birtenshaw farm, which lies alongside Turton road, as a valuable...

Prayers: Hays Wharf (10 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: First, I should like to thank the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) for his kind comments and his welcome for my appointment. I congratulate the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey on securing time for a debate on development at Hays wharf. I note that the last occasion this subject was debated on the Floor of the House was about four years ago. The hon. Gentleman...

Urban Renewal (Birmingham) (14 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I thank the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) for his kind remarks on my appointment. I am grateful to him for this early opportunity to speak on a subject that I know is dear to his heart and one that is right at the top of the Government's agenda—housing in the inner cities. The hon. Gentleman has rightly drawn the attention of the House to the housing conditions in the...

Urban Renewal (Birmingham) (14 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I shall come to the points raised by the hon. Gentleman. I said that I would come to them, but it is fair to put into context the Birmingham scene as a whole. However, there is more to helping inner-city residents with repair and improvement than total resources allocated to housing. In November the Government announced that they would meet half the costs of a new £6 million scheme to help...

Urban Renewal (Birmingham) (14 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I shall be happy to follow up further points in a letter, but I want to conclude my remarks and answer the questions that the hon. Gentleman has asked. I do not underestimate the difficulties that the council faces or the size of the problems to be tackled. It is worth remembering, however, that enveloping represents a substantial public investment in private housing. Birmingham's schemes...

Central Berkshire (24 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Berkshire, East (Mr. MacKay) for his initial kind remarks and I am grateful to him for raising the subject of development in Berkshire, which I know is a matter of great concern to all the other hon. Members in that county and to a great many people who live there. My Department is fully aware of the anxieties felt in Berkshire about the impact that...

Central Berkshire (24 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: I have a great deal to cover, and I hope that my hon. Friend will allow me to complete it. If I have not covered any points, I will issue a follow-up letter.

Central Berkshire (24 Jul 1987)

Mrs Marion Roe: Perhaps later. May I get on now? As I said, my right hon. Friend must have regard to all the relevant considerations, which will include the fact that there are structure plan proposals. Action may he taken against him in the courts if he unreasonably delays decisions on appeals. In deciding the appeals in question my right hon. Friend was aware of the local view that there has been...


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