Results 181–200 of 587 for speaker:Mr David Stewart

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: National Minimum Wage (25 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the number of people benefiting from the recent uprating of the national minimum wage.

Written Answers — Treasury: Strip Stamps (24 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has received in support of his proposal to introduce strip stamps.

Written Answers — Treasury: Strip Stamps (24 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of options for the elimination of spirits duty evasion other than the introduction of strip stamps.

Written Answers — Treasury: Strip Stamps (24 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has conducted on fraudulent production of strip stamps in other countries; and what security measures he proposes to guard against the fraudulent production of strip stamps in the UK.

Written Answers — Treasury: Strip Stamps (24 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) UK distilled and (b) imported products will be affected by the introduction of strip stamps.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Sunset Clauses (22 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his policy on the use of sunset clauses in legislation; and which Acts containing such clauses relevant to his Department were passed in each year since 1997.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill (12 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: My hon. Friend the Member for Stockton, South (Ms Taylor) deserves the highest possible praise for using her elevated position in the ballot for private Members' Bills to introduce this excellent Bill, which I fully support and endorse. My hon. Friend made a first-class speech, which was articulate and informative. May I apologise to the House, as I shall be unable to stay for the wind-ups?...

Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill (12 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: My hon. Friend makes a very valid point; we sometimes forget the wider family network, which is incorporated in the Bill. The effects on parents of the victims of sudden cardiac death are no different whatever the age, and, as we heard earlier, it is the main cause of death in those aged under 35. We also heard that the condition kills between four and eight young people in the UK each week....

Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill (12 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: Does my hon. Friend agree that although screening is a vital tool, it is not suitable for the whole population, but should be aimed at high-risk groups?

Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill (12 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: On a similar subject, does my hon. Friend agree with the analysis in the magazine, "Heart", that suggested that 80 per cent. of deaths among athletes follow vigorous exercise?

Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill (12 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: You mentioned screening. Were you disappointed that the National Screening Committee did not recommend a national high-risk screening programme, and do you take some hope—

Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill (12 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is important that the committee consider the issue again and introduce high-risk screening?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Iraq (3 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: If he will make a statement on aid to Iraq.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Iraq (3 Mar 2004)

Mr David Stewart: Does my right hon. Friend share my view that debt relief is a vital ingredient in the rebuilding of the Iraqi economy? Iraq owes about $200 billion in debt and reparations payments, while ordinary Iraqis exist on about $2 per day. Of course, aid is a vital ingredient, but does my right hon. Friend share my view that we must break the millstone of that crippling Iraqi debt?

Iraq (25 Feb 2004)

Mr David Stewart: I am pleased to have the opportunity to make the case for debt relief for Iraq. Reconstruction of Iraq is one of the most important issues facing the international community. Nye Bevan once said that "socialism if anything is a crusade"; I believe that debt relief is also a crusade. My involvement with this issue is twofold. First, I have been committed since my election in 1997 to the...

Iraq (25 Feb 2004)

Mr David Stewart: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his contribution; I know that he has a great interest in the subject and has worked very hard on debt relief issues. There is a danger of giving with one hand and taking back with the other. That is a good point. I am just about to touch on the Paris Club and the International Monetary Fund. As hon. Members will be aware, debt relief to Iraq is at present being...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Gas Network System (25 Feb 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what plans she has to work with industry to extend the gas network system; (2) if she will make a statement on the use made of European structural funds in the extension of the gas network across the UK.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Sunset Clauses (9 Feb 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on her policy on the use of sunset clauses in legislation; and which Acts containing such clauses relevant to her Department were passed in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Home Department: Sunset Clauses (6 Feb 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his policy on the use of sunset clauses in legislation; and which Acts containing such clauses relevant to his Department were passed in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Sunset Clauses (4 Feb 2004)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on his policy on the use of sunset clauses in legislation; and which Acts containing such clauses relevant to his Department were passed in each year since 1997.


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