Results 1041–1060 of 1125 for speaker:Claire Ward

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Class Sizes (2 Dec 1999)

Claire Ward: I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer, and congratulate the Government on being on target to reach that limit. Is she aware that, sometimes, many primary schools find it quite difficult to keep to the limit when the appeals process is instigated? Does she agree that the Government should revisit the appeals process to ensure that there is a balance between maintaining the limits—the...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: Does not the hon. Gentleman realise that this is not about one individual, although it will have an impact on that individual? Does he not realise that people who live abroad for as long as 20 years are not voting for a future with which they have some connection? They are voting because they have a past with Britain. It is important that people who vote for a Government live under the...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: I fully understand the hon. Lady's point about social connection, but does she not agree that the chances of meeting someone in a voting station and having a decent conversation are very small unless one is a politician looking for votes?

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: Does my hon. Friend accept that, while junk mail is frustrating for those of us who receive it, a more important issue is the security of individuals who are, for example, escaping domestic violence and who want the right to vote and register, but who do not believe that that information should be put in the hands of the public at large and of commercial companies in general, as their...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the increased use by the public of telephone banking systems means that they are used to gaining information, inputting personal identification numbers and dealing with computerised telephones? Therefore, it would be easy to open up our electoral system through this form of voting—among others, as my right hon. Friend has mentioned.

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: It is bizarre that the hon. Gentleman is objecting to sensible measures to move forward quickly. People are entitled to have every opportunity to vote as soon as possible. Only a Government who were not interested in increasing voter turnout and increasing opportunities for voters would delay any longer on those matters. If the hon. Gentleman had any sense of purpose as a member of the...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: rose—

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill (30 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: Does my right hon. Friend agree that many of the innovative ideas require a national approach and significant investment in technology, and that local authorities, which would be required to cover the costs of pilot schemes, may not feel that they are a priority, given that they have to cover so many other areas—generous though the Government have been to local government on these issues?...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs, Education and Employment (23 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: I welcome the contents of the Queen's Speech, which builds on the Government's excellent progress to date. It contains many measures that will further improve the life of my constituents, and particularly their education and business opportunities. Today the House has the opportunity to debate two of the most important issues—education and home affairs. I should like to concentrate on the...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs, Education and Employment (23 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: I agree with the point about commercial purposes, but people should be able to ask not to have their address made public if they have a valid reason for that request. Others should be able to determine whether their reason is valid. In the past, we have not tackled the issue of absent voting, but I hope that we will have the chance to do so in this Bill. Why should we have to provide...

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs, Education and Employment (23 Nov 1999)

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

Orders of the Day — Home Affairs, Education and Employment (23 Nov 1999)

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

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Ticket Prices (22 Nov 1999)

Claire Ward: Does my hon. Friend agree that increasing access is not only about charging cheaper prices for tickets to places such as the Royal Opera house, but about changing cultural attitudes, particularly among young people and children? Would not such change be in line with the Government's policy to make such access available to the many, not only the few?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Child Support Agency (25 Oct 1999)

Claire Ward: I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement that more will be done to give the CSA power to investigate fathers who are not paying their children's maintenance, but will he ensure that the agency does not tackle only the soft targets: those who are already making a contribution and are being persistently pursued for more? Will he also ensure that bureaucracy is cut back so that my constituents...

Transport Safety (20 Oct 1999)

Claire Ward: Like all hon. Members I want to offer my condolences to all those involved in the Paddington rail crash. I was shocked to hear of the crash: just two years after Southall, we were once again faced with a crash that would bring the safety of our railways into question. What dismayed me most was that the tragedy in Watford in 1996 seemed not even to have been taken into account, given what...

Transport Safety (20 Oct 1999)

Claire Ward: Is my hon. Friend aware that TCS, the continental train control system to which he referred, is part of the contract for the updating of the west coast main line?

Opposition Day: Proportional Representation (23 Jun 1999)

Claire Ward: My hon. Friend makes the point about percentages needed to gain a majority. In the Scottish Parliament elections, Labour gained 53 seats out of 72 seats with only 39 per cent. of the vote. That is hardly a recommendation for a change in the system for Westminster.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Older People (23 Jun 1999)

Claire Ward: If he will make a statement on the progress of the better government for older people project. [86780]


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