Results 61–80 of 404 for speaker:Rachel Squire

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Research Councils (8 May 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will review the arrangement whereby the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council has its income from UK grants and funds reduced when it gains additional EU funding.

Defence Industry (Scotland) (7 May 2003)

Rachel Squire: I thank my hon. Friend for securing this important debate. I apologise to him that, due to Defence Select Committee business, I shall have to leave early. Does he agree that there would have been no future for Rosyth dockyard in my constituency or for the Clyde shipyards without the United Kingdom Government and their commitment to the biggest warship-building programme in 30 years, in which...

Written Answers — Transport: Bull Bars (6 May 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action she intends to take on bull bars following the consultation exercise carried out during the last Parliament; and if she will bring forward legislation for aggressive bull bars to be made illegal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iraq (31 Mar 2003)

Rachel Squire: I join others in expressing my deep sympathy for the families and friends of those who have lost their lives in our armed forces so far, and I pay tribute to the exceptionally high standards shown by our armed forces in the past 12 days. What further evidence does the Minister have of Saddam Hussein's intent to use weapons of mass destruction, particularly in chemical and biological warfare,...

Convention on the Future of Europe (20 Mar 2003)

Rachel Squire: I am pleased to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Dundee, East (Mr. Luke). This debate could not have taken place at a more crucial time. I, too, pay tribute to our Convention representatives and the working parties for the tremendous contribution that they have made, and will continue to make. I also pay tribute to the members of the Standing Committee on the Convention from both Houses,...

Convention on the Future of Europe (20 Mar 2003)

Rachel Squire: I would certainly welcome the idea of making cross-departmental issues that are directly related to Europe a greater part of our daily debating and questioning practices. I want to see a greater role for national Parliaments, but creating another institution will not increase public support or openness. We must debate how to modify existing bodies such as the Conference of Community and...

Petition — Arms Controls (14 Jan 2003)

Rachel Squire: I am honoured to present a petition signed by 178 pupils of St. Columba's high school, Dunfermline, and organised by the school's Amnesty International youth group. The petition declares that the current arrangements for arms controls are in need of improvement, and that the United Kingdom Government need to display a more robust style of leadership on the issue. The petitioners therefore...

Written Answers — Defence: QinetiQ (7 Jan 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the plans of the Sea Technology Group and their impact in relation to the funding, operation and staffing levels of QinetiQ.

Written Answers — Defence: QinetiQ (7 Jan 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the recent funding decisions by (a) his Department and (b) the Sea Technology Group which affecting QinetiQ.

Written Answers — Defence: Aircraft Carriers (12 Dec 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where each of the competitors in the UK's aircraft carrier competition is proposing to locate the final assembly of the two ships; and where each of the competitors is proposing to conduct the commissioning and acceptance of the vessels.

NATO Summit (Prague) (25 Nov 2002)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the alliance formed through NATO 53 years ago has played a key role in bringing security and in making war between individual nation states unthinkable in the European continent? Does he further agree that when the decisions of the Prague summit are implemented, as they undoubtedly will be under the strong leadership of the NATO Secretary-General, NATO...

Written Answers — Home Department: CS Spray (7 Nov 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the follow-up studies into the long-term effects on persons sprayed with CS spray have been commissioned; what the specification for these will be; and if the studies will look at susceptible groups including those being treated with neuroleptic drugs.

Written Answers — Defence: HMS Nottingham (4 Nov 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when a decision will be made as to where HMS Nottingham will be repaired upon its return to the UK from Australia; what the procurement process will be for the repair work that is needed to HMS Nottingham; and if he will make a statement.

Defence in the World (17 Oct 2002)

Rachel Squire: Like others, I hope for another opportunity to say something about the new chapter of the strategic defence review, which deals with network-centric capability, defence diplomacy and NATO enlargement. Only a few minutes are available to me, however, and I know that another Member has been waiting to speak. I shall therefore concentrate on the theme of partnership and co-operation. As a...

Urban Post Office Reinvention Programme (15 Oct 2002)

Rachel Squire: I shall keep my remarks brief, as this is such a short debate and so many hon. Members want to come in. Many good points have been made so far, particularly by my hon. Friends. Like many, I welcome additional money for local post offices, and efforts to improve the services available and increase the customer base, but I have two concerns. First, I have 25 local post offices in the hilly town...

Written Answers — Treasury: Hearing Aids (24 Jul 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to exempt from tax the hearing aids required for hearing impaired people to pursue employment.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Incapacity Benefit (24 Jul 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to ensure that those on incapacity benefit who reach their 65 birthday and move on to retirement pension do not experience a benefit gap between the end of the benefit and the start of the pension.

Written Answers — Home Department: Passport Service (18 Jul 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Passport Service will publish its annual report and accounts for 2001–02.

Written Answers — Home Department: Criminal Records Bureau (18 Jul 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Criminal Records Bureau will publish its annual report and accounts for 2001–02.

Written Answers — Home Department: Prison Service (18 Jul 2002)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress the Prison Service has made in the last year towards improving its environmental performance; and if he will make a statement.


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