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Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage: Film Industry (23 Jun 1997)

Claire Ward: I welcome my right hon. Friend's comments on the British film industry. Leavesden Studios, the largest and fastest growing studio in the United Kingdom, is in my constituency of Watford. The most recent James Bond film was made there and it is now home to the Star Wars films. Does my right hon. Friend have any plans to visit Leavesden Studios and witness for himself this exciting new...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Jun 1997)

Claire Ward: What are the Government's views on the recent publicity surrounding the launch of alcoholic icepops, following the controversy of the alcopops drinks and their influence on under-age drinkers? What action do the Government propose to take against those products?

Sport for All (27 Jun 1997)

Claire Ward: I congratulate my hon. Friends who have made maiden speeches this morning. I rise to give my maiden speech with a great sense of awe and some nervousness. All of us new Members are conscious that we are taking part in procedures that are rooted deep in the centuries of British history. On another occasion I may say what I think about some of the ways in which we carry out our business in this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Nov 1997)

Claire Ward: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that it remains the Government's intention to prohibit the introduction of the rapid draw lottery known as Pronto, based on the American system Keno? Does he agree that if it were introduced it would damage the national lottery and give rise to great concern about an increase in gambling?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Secondary Schools (Hertfordshire) (13 Nov 1997)

Claire Ward: What measures he proposes for the improvement of the present admissions procedure to secondary schools in the Hertfordshire area. [14329]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Secondary Schools (Hertfordshire) (13 Nov 1997)

Claire Ward: I thank my right hon. Friend for his acknowledgement of the problems in Hertfordshire. Is he aware that many parents in my constituency of Watford have serious concerns about the forthcoming round of selections by academic ability, which will result in some children not obtaining a place in any school of their choice, and the subsequent emotional effect on the children? Will he assure me...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Charities (27 Nov 1997)

Claire Ward: Will the Minister take into account the representations that I have received from many constituents, regarding their anxieties about possible tax changes and their effects on charity shops? Will he recognise how important charity shops are, not only to the charities that they work for, but to the local community?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Pensioners (15 Dec 1997)

Claire Ward: What is the Government's policy on welfare reform for pensioners. [19068]

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Pensioners (15 Dec 1997)

Claire Ward: I thank my hon. Friend for his reply. Does he recognise that some pensioners in my constituency will not, unfortunately, be around when the review is published? Some pensioners are in deep poverty. Will my hon. Friend assure them that the review will not only look to the future and to tomorrow's pensioners, but will seek to give positive responses and immediate assistance to today's pensioners?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Lone-parent Benefits (Yorkshire) (26 Jan 1998)

Claire Ward: Is my hon. Friend aware that in many parts of the country, including Yorkshire, lone parents are attempting to improve their education by going to university to study and are finding it increasingly difficult to pay their mortgage, study full time and raise their children? Will my hon. Friend consider providing extra support for those lone parents and making a statement to the House at a...

Prayers: Millennium Dome (28 Jan 1998)

Claire Ward: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Prayers: Millennium Dome (28 Jan 1998)

Claire Ward: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Prayers: Millennium Dome (28 Jan 1998)

Claire Ward: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Prayers: Millennium Dome (28 Jan 1998)

Claire Ward: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Prayers: Millennium Dome (28 Jan 1998)

Claire Ward: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Jan 1998)

Claire Ward: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, in my constituency of Watford, the previous Government's legacy is an ever-increasing housing problem caused by their refusal to release capital receipts for house building? A constituent who came to my surgery on Friday has been on a council house waiting list for more than 11 years, with no prospect of getting accommodation. Does my right hon. Friend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Age of Majority (2 Feb 1998)

Claire Ward: Is my hon. Friend aware that our system means that although at the age of 18, members of the public may vote for their elected representatives, they may not stand to be an elected representative of either this House or a council until they have reached the age of 21? They cannot indulge in a number of other activities until they reach the age of 16, 17, 18 or 21. There should be consistency...

Director General of Oflot (Resignation) (4 Feb 1998)

Claire Ward: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, as a result of the past few days, many employees of GTech and Camelot who work and reside in my constituency will feel sad and let down by the indefensible actions of Guy Snowden? Does my right hon. Friend accept that we need an organisation that will ensure the greatest amount of money to good causes, and which has the greatest experience in running a...

Prayers: Employment (Age Discrimination in Advertisements) Bill (6 Feb 1998)

Claire Ward: I, too, support the aims of the Bill, but, as currently drafted, it does not deal with some of the problems of age discrimination. Discrimination of any sort is, of course, unacceptable and we have had legislation for many years that prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sex, race and, lately, disability, but attitudes take much longer to change. Even if the House were to enact the Bill...

Prayers: Employment (Age Discrimination in Advertisements) Bill (6 Feb 1998)

Claire Ward: No. If we enact comprehensive legislation at some time in future—we should not rule that out—it will still take a long time to change people's perception and to educate them so that they see other people's merits and what they can bring to employment rather than simply their age. As a young hon. Member, I can speak with some authority about age discrimination against younger people....


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