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Results 1–20 of 10976 for speaker:Jacqui Smith

Written Answers — Justice: Magistrates: Age (8 Apr 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons upper age limits for magistrates are in place.

Written Answers — Justice: Magistrates: Age (8 Apr 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made a recent assessment of the merits of (a) appointing magistrates over the age of 65 and (b) employing magistrates over the age of 70 years.

Written Answers — Transport: Hang Gliding and Paragliding: EU Action (6 Apr 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the possible effects on the sports of hang gliding and paragliding of proposals in the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation consultation on the draft Standardised European Rules of the Air; and if he will meet the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association to discuss the proposals.

Written Answers — Justice: Magistrates: Age (6 Apr 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are taken to ensure that appointments of magistrates avoid discrimination on grounds of age.

Business of the House (11 Mar 2010)

Jacqui Smith: May we have a debate about the role and independence of the excellent researchers in the House of Commons Library? This week, the shadow Home Secretary, who is a serial reoffender when it comes to dodgy crime statistics, embroiled the Library in controversy by quoting selectively from research. Would it not be better if, when using research from the House of Commons Library, all of us...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Out-of-Hours GP Services (9 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: I welcome my right hon. and learned Friend's emphasis on national minimum standards to ensure high-quality out-of-hours care for all patients, and the fact that local GPs will be involved in the design of the system. No GP has argued to me that they want to take back full responsibility, but they should be involved in the design. Does my right hon. and learned Friend think that, if new...

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time): Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (8 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: I welcome the Bill and the speed with which the Government have introduced it. Nobody would want any Bill to have to pass all its stages in one day, and for the House to miss the opportunity of pre-legislative scrutiny, but I am wholly convinced that the serious risk of no effective provisions being in place for terrorist asset freezing following the Supreme Court decision and, significantly,...

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time): Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (8 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: My point is that there was not only significant legal advice that the 1946 Act was a legitimate ground for introducing Orders in Council in order to translate UN Security Council resolutions, but legal justification between October 2008 and the point at which the Supreme Court upheld once again those individual appeals. The idea that every time a piece of legislation-primary or...

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time): Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (8 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: I was not making that argument; I was arguing that the Supreme Court made its decision on the basis of the translation of UN Security Council resolutions into UK law, rather than on the detail of the legislation's implementation or even on some of the other questions, which Members from all parts have rightly raised.

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time): Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (8 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: Surely the key element is that, given the significant and onerous nature of the proposals, it was wrong to implement them without sufficient parliamentary oversight and scrutiny. The Government are attempting to put right the first stage of that today. Given the seriousness of the threat, and given that there was legal advice to support the use of the 1946 Act, it is understandable that the...

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time): Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (8 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: Given the hon. Gentleman's understandable concerns about the impact of such measures on families, does he welcome, as I do, the Treasury's recent decision not to investigate or impose on spouses restrictions such as those he is concerned about? Many of us share his concerns about spouses, but the Treasury has already acted on those issues.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Strategic Partnerships: Members (4 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many boards of local strategic partnerships hon. Members are represented.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: Across the country, police officers and their community partners are working immensely hard to tackle violent crime. Who does my right hon. Friend think they should turn to, to monitor their success: to the Opposition, who have been caught bang to rights issuing dodgy crime statistics, or to the authoritative and independent British crime survey, which suggests that violent crime has fallen...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Strategic Partnerships: Members (2 Feb 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides on the role of hon. Members as members of (a) local strategic partnerships and (b) working groups appointed by local strategic partnerships.

Business of the House (21 Jan 2010)

Jacqui Smith: May I push my right hon. and learned Friend on the subject of a debate about support for families so that I can raise the concerns of working parents across Redditch-married and unmarried-who fear that they will lose the little bit of help that comes from their tax credit, as well as access to Redditch's children's centres, so that funding can be given to an unthought-through and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Security and Counter-terrorism (20 Jan 2010)

Jacqui Smith: I welcome my right hon. Friend's commitment to continue the development of and the investment in the e-Borders system, which is so important, not only in enabling us to count people in and out of the country, but in tracking those who may pose a risk. I fear that he may be premature in believing that the Leader of the Opposition has withdrawn his concerns or opposition to the e-Borders...

Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (14 Jan 2010)

Jacqui Smith: An increasing number of sub-postmasters face action for the misappropriation of funds that, they believe, is based on shortcomings in the Horizon computer system. Given those numbers, does my right hon. Friend agree that it is time for the Post Office to review those cases and that system so that sub-postmasters can be confident that the computer systems that are put in place are there to...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Horizon (14 Jan 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received form sub-postmasters on the effects on them of use by the Post Office of the Horizon computer system; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (7 Jan 2010)

Jacqui Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that local communities benefit directly from local renewable energy generation.


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