Results 41–60 of 1060 for speaker:Mr George Stevenson

Written Answers — Health: Health Care (Stoke-on-Trent) (16 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a first consultant appointment was in Stoke-on-Trent for each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Health: Health Care (Stoke-on-Trent) (16 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the clinical areas where the NHS in Stoke-on-Trent has longer (a) waiting lists and (b) waiting times than the English average.

Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax (15 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the additional revenue raised in Stoke-on-Trent by increasing the basic rate of income tax by one pence would be.

Written Answers — Treasury: Income Tax (15 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the additional revenue raised in Stoke-on-Trent would be if the top rate of income tax were raised to 50 pence in the pound for income over £100,000 per annum.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Small Businesses (Banking Services) (11 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: My hon. Friend will no doubt accept that banking facilities for small and medium-sized enterprises are important, but are one element of the wider package of support that we give small businesses. Is he satisfied with the package of support that the Department is giving to small businesses, particularly such projects as the Mustard programme in areas like north Staffordshire, where the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Care Homes (9 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Does my hon. Friend agree that a continuing concern about the provision of care for the elderly—particularly in respect of elderly care beds—is the artificial divisions that exist between the national health service and social services? Is it not time that the Government redoubled their efforts to encourage these authorities to merge and to establish care trusts for the elderly so that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Post-16 Education (4 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Is my hon. Friend aware that in areas such as Stoke-on-Trent, which is going through the most profound economic and social changes, we continue to be blighted by a skills gap? It is amazing that while those changes are taking place there is still a lack of the necessary skills. Is he satisfied that the balance between education and skills that our learning and skills councils are operating is...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Local Councils (Complaints) (20 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many complaints were received by the Local Government Ombudsman against local councils over the last five years; and what percentage of those complaints were upheld.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Higher/Further Education (20 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what resources have been allocated to (a) higher education and (b) further education for each of the last five years in (i) the West Midlands region and (ii) Stoke-on-Trent.

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill: Clause 1 — NHS Foundation Trusts (19 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Has my hon. Friend given any consideration to the effect that his argument would have on North Staffordshire hospital trust and not the foundation hospital?

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill: Clause 1 — NHS foundation trusts (19 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: While the hon. Gentleman is trying to find a way out of the question, will he confront the issue that concerns everyone I have talked to in my constituency in north Staffordshire? They are asking, if the Stockport application goes ahead, and the other application, too, what effect it will have on North Staffordshire hospital, which will not go ahead. Is he as concerned as my constituents...

Local Government Finance Settlement 2004–05 (19 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement on the reduction in the ring-fencing percentage applicable to social services, and urge him to continue that process. Will he have discussions with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to see whether the same principle can be applied to the standards fund? Finally, we heard an interminable rant from the right hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Strategic Rail Authority (18 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Given the vital importance of the upgrade of the west coast main line, particularly in areas of north Staffordshire in my constituency, will the Secretary of State support the SRA's view, expressed in its strategic plan, that that vital arterial rail link should be completed in total by 2006, and resist the blandishments of the regulator, who has suggested that the second phase could be...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Winter Fuel Payments (17 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people who were newly entitled to the winter fuel payment in 2003–04 in (a) North Staffordshire, (b) Stoke-on-Trent and (c) the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency; (2) how many people newly entitled to the winter fuel payment in 2003–04 claimed in (a) North Staffordshire, (b)...

Written Answers — Health: Alcohol (17 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will require health warnings to be displayed on alcoholic drinks; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: British Lung Foundation (17 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has held with the British Lung Foundation; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Community Support Officers (17 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers are deployed in each local authority area in Staffordshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Private Finance Initiative (13 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: Can I refer my right hon. Friend to the private finance initiative in Stoke-on-Trent, which after decades of Tory deprivation has resulted in nine new primary schools being built and every school in Stoke-on-Trent being refurbished? One of the strengths of this successful private finance initiative has been that not a school building or a single member of staff was transferred to the private...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Investment Frameworks (West Midlands) (13 Nov 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many area investment frameworks have been established in the West Midlands Region.


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