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Opposition Day: Housing and Urban Policies (29 Jun 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to speak in this debate. The by-election in Bradford, South was caused by the tragic death of Bob Cryer, to whom many tributes have already been paid. Tonight, I should like to add my own. Bob became a national figure here and was respected as a good constituency Member, fighting for the people of Bradford, South and brilliantly using his...

Orders of the Day — Section 11 Funding (Bradford) (5 Jul 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: There is cross-party recognition that the loss of section 11 funding is turning the Government's policies on their head. Section 11 funding has been successful in respect of nursery education. This evening, we are concentrating on Bradford because it suffered the double blow of losing SSA support for ethnicity. Funding must be continued. Bradford's bid was reduced from five years to three,...

Social Housing (18 Jul 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Will the Minister tell me and the 9,000 people in Bradford who want housing how many of them will be rehoused as a result of today's statement? Is not the truth that the forward-thinking local authorities that the right hon. Gentleman mentioned today have considered the whole picture of housing— housing need and the need for houses — whereas the statement concentrates on one aspect? To...

Job Seeker's Allowance (24 Oct 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: When making such a statement, is not the Minister embarrassed at the scale of the piecemeal effect that it will have? In areas such as my constituency, we must create 1,000 jobs a year just to stand still. This is only a small measure. When will the Government start to consider the need for full employment and how will the measure create that employment on its own? People want real jobs and...

Health and Social Security (22 Nov 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I shall confine my speech to health issues. The very purpose of Government is to have duties and responsibilities, and the election of a Government carries the burden of trust from the electorate. I believe that the present Government have lost that trust as a result of their actions on the national health service. One would expect the ideological vision of any party that has been in power...

Health and Social Security (22 Nov 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Surely, if the system is to be changed, those changing it should listen to what the health care professionals have to say. That has not been the Government's record. I can only go on the record of the trust in Bradford, which was formed in 1991 as part of the Government's "flagship": the resources being provided there do not meet the needs of Bradford people.

Health and Social Security (22 Nov 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: That is not true. If the Minister has indeed visited the hospital, I hope that he commented on the £6 million deficit. I do not know at which time of the year he visited, but if he wishes to return to find out what methods of reducing the deficit are being used, I will gladly accompany him and try to find the answers myself. When asked what it is doing, the trust plays its cards close to its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Deaths in Custody (24 Nov 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is taking to ensure that deaths in custody from unnatural causes are significantly reduced.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Deaths in Custody (24 Nov 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: When will the prison service change its procedures to allow the full facts of internal inquiries to be made available to the families of people who have died in prison? Are there any moves to allow that under way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Airedale Route (19 Dec 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he intends to take to bring about the speedy completion of the Airedale route through Bingley and Saltaire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Airedale Route (19 Dec 1994)

Gerry Sutcliffe: This road is vital to the people of Bradford and Keighley and to their economic success. Will the Minister today guarantee that the road will be completed, after £12 million has already been spent progressing the work thus far? Everyone in the area, of whatever party—including those who drew up the economic strategy of the district—depends on the road. We have read in this morning's...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Maintained Schools, Bradford (24 Jan 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues about the capital programme shortfall facing Bradford metropolitan council in relation to education expenditure.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Maintained Schools, Bradford (24 Jan 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Minister will be aware, though, that the Secretary of State's visit to Bradford on 1 March will not be the first visit by a Secretary of State. During every previous visit, Secretaries of State promised extra help and support for Bradford when they heard the undeniable case made by Bradford people. I hope that, when the Secretary of State visits this time, she will take away the opinion...

Business of the House (26 Jan 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Will the Leader of the House give us a debate, or at least arrange for a statement from the relevant Minister, on the severe weather conditions of the past 24 hours in the north of England, particularly in West Yorkshire? Tragically, there have been about six deaths, and 5,000 people have been stranded on the M62. What action do the Government intend to take to support the local authorities...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Pensions (30 Jan 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I have listened intently to the debate as one of those persons ill-informed on pension provision. I take the point about education, but, practically, how can one provide that with changes being made to the pension provision almost daily, notwithstanding the clause before us? How will the Government be forced to do that?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Vehicle Excise and Registration: Other Provisions (30 Jan 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Last week, in my constituency in north-west Yorkshire, there were severe weather conditions. The gritters and snow ploughs were out. Under the standard spending assessment, there was no extra allocation for increases in vehicle excise duty in respect of the vehicles that my hon. Friend has mentioned. Because weather conditions have not been as severe over the past few years, the budget has...

Northern Ireland (Rules of Engagement) (1 Feb 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I welcome the opportunity to speak in today's debate on behalf of Lee Clegg and his family, as his constituency Member of Parliament. Thousands of words have been written over the past few weeks about this tragic case, and I have received hundreds of letters urging me to do everything in my power to put right this injustice. Lee Clegg did not set out to kill anyone as he went on his patrol...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (1 Feb 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Surely it is a bit rich for the hon. Gentleman to give us lessons in the use of local authority funding. When he was leader of Bradford council—this happened on the casting vote of the lord mayor—he took £13 million out of the council's budget and set the pubs of Bradford running.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Private Clegg (6 Feb 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: In the light of the representations that he has received, will the Attorney-General make known his view on tonight's "Panorama" programme on the Lee Clegg case, involving a mock trial? Does he feel any anxiety lest, given the haste with which the programme was made, it will not consider any of the new evidence acquired by Clegg's legal advisers? Indeed, the programme has not even interviewed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Out-of-town Shopping Developments (15 Feb 1995)

Gerry Sutcliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many new out-of-town shopping developments await planning approval subject to appeal to his Department.

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