Results 1–20 of 359 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Ian Stewart

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Sport (Young People) (20 Jul 2009)

Ian Stewart: I have made all my falderals thanking and congratulating you, Mr. Speaker, so I will move straight to the Minister, who visited my constituency and saw the Hamilton-Davies trust and the Barton Athletic club projects in partnership with Salford city council. Does he agree that the project to encourage young people leaving school to take up non-traditional sports such as boxing, wrestling and...

Vaccine Damage Compensation (8 Jul 2009)

Ian Stewart: Although we expected to get some answers today—hopefully we will get some—the Minister cannot possibly answer everything we have put to him. Therefore, this short debate is the stepping stone towards other debates and meetings in pursuit of our constituents’ interests.

Vaccine Damage Compensation (8 Jul 2009)

Ian Stewart: I am sorry to take up the Minister’s time, but he is clearly going to be unable to answer all the points that have been raised in the debate. Will he write to me to cover all the points that he has been unable to cover in this short time?

Vaccine Damage Compensation (8 Jul 2009)

Ian Stewart: I am pleased to have the opportunity to raise this issue today as chair of the all-party group on vaccine damaged children. I preface my remarks, as I always do, by saying that the all-party group supports a public vaccination programme and the protection of workers in the work place. We recognise the role that vaccination plays, and has played, in the reduction and eradication of disease,...

Vaccine Damage Compensation (8 Jul 2009)

Ian Stewart: I have met with Mr. Robinson and my hon. Friend, and I wholly accept his remarks. Unfortunately, however, this is not just about one worker. Having said that, we must keep the figures in realistic terms; the number of people affected is relatively small, so, in my view and that of the all-party group, the issues should be easier for the DWP and the DOH to tackle. One victim wrote: “The...

Vaccine Damage Compensation (8 Jul 2009)

Ian Stewart: My right hon. Friend has a long and esteemed history working in this area and has done far more than me on it and the area of care and health in general. He is of course correct: some of these “children” are now in their 50s and so of similar ages to some in this Chamber. Problems might begin in childhood, but will continue into adulthood, if the individual lives long...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Skills in the Recession (18 May 2009)

Ian Stewart: If unemployment is a tragedy now, why would the hon. Gentleman not accept and admit it was a tragedy for 3 million people to be unemployed when he was in government?

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Skills in the Recession (18 May 2009)

Ian Stewart: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Skills in the Recession (18 May 2009)

Ian Stewart: I thank the hon. Gentleman, who has been extremely kind in allowing me to intervene again. He will not know of my personal interest in these matters, although some of his colleagues will, and I should say that at times I am not an uncritical friend of the Government. My point is meant constructively. I recruited and served youth training scheme trainees, youth opportunities programme, or YOP,...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Skills in the Recession (18 May 2009)

Ian Stewart: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way; he has been generous with his time. This is an important issue, and it is important for us to get to the bottom of it. I am intrigued by the details that he has put forward today, but is he aware that, when the former chief executive of the Learning and Skills Council stood down, he went on record to say that he did not become aware of the issue...

[Jim Sheridan in the Chair] — India (12 May 2009)

Ian Stewart: I apologise to the Chamber because I am still suffering from what my wife describes as man flu. [Interruption.] My wife has assured me that it is not swine flu. However, she also said that I was a swine with flu. It is a real pleasure to be involved in this debate and to welcome you, Mr. Sheridan, on your first outing as Chair of a Westminster Hall debate. It is important that life experience...

[Jim Sheridan in the Chair] — India (12 May 2009)

Ian Stewart: I accept that wholly, but we must understand that there is an onus on the UK Government to act sensibly in relation to immigration. Acting sensibly must include the flexibility that my hon. Friend suggests. We must encourage the maximum number of students possible to come to the UK from, in this case, India. There is not only an educational but a political imperative for doing so. I will...

Pleural Plaques (11 Feb 2009)

Ian Stewart: First, I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire, North (Jim Sheridan) for securing the debate. I am sorry that he has had to do so. The comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Mr. Anderson) about how long this has been going on show that the situation is clearly unacceptable. In the few minutes available, I shall talk about an aspect that we...

Orders of the Day: 'Part 6 (4 Nov 2008)

Ian Stewart: The hon. Gentleman has just explained, in terms as clear and concise as any I have heard, that no union—or, indeed, any organisation, but no union in this instance—should be allowed arbitrarily to dismiss, expel or exclude any person who wishes to join that organisation or remain a member of it. However, that is not what this provision is about. It is about circumstances in which...

Orders of the Day: 'Part 6 (4 Nov 2008)

Ian Stewart: I agree with my hon. Friend, but does he know that the average award to employees who have successfully claimed unfair dismissal is much lower? The last I heard, compensation averaged £3,000. Why should there be a difference?

Orders of the Day: New Clause 1 — Protection of those participating in lawful industrial action or a lawful strike (4 Nov 2008)

Ian Stewart: I accept totally what my hon. Friend says about the union modernisation fund and the attempt to modernise unions—something similar should have been put in place for employer organisations. Nevertheless, does my hon. Friend accept that it is almost impossible for organisations with 7 million members to be perfect? If that is true of trade unions, it must also be true of organisations...

Orders of the Day: 'Part 6 (4 Nov 2008)

Ian Stewart: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day: 'Part 6 (4 Nov 2008)

Ian Stewart: The hon. Gentleman has demonstrated his lack of understanding of the real world and, in particular, of industrial relations—once more. Does he not accept that plenty of voluntary organisations send suggested amendments to Bills to the Conservative party as well as to other parties? And, does he not accept that enshrined in law, now, is an arrangement whereby health and safety...


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