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Results 1–20 of 408 for speaker:Betty Williams

[Mr. Mike Hancock in the Chair] — Mountain Rescue Teams (21 Jan 2009)

Betty Williams: It is a privilege to conduct this debate under your chairmanship, Mr. Hancock. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, South-East (Dr. Iddon) on securing the debate and on the manner in which he and others have outlined both the service provided by the many mountain rescue teams in the UK and the difficulties under which that volunteer service operates. North Wales has some of...

Legal Services Commission (Cardiff) (21 Jan 2009)

Betty Williams: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate and highlighting the importance of the service for people in Wales. If the proposals go ahead, will that have an effect on the provision of Welsh language service in Wales?

Legal Services Commission (Cardiff) (21 Jan 2009)

Betty Williams: Will the Minister give way?

Legal Services Commission (Cardiff) (21 Jan 2009)

Betty Williams: When the Minister referred to April, did he mean April 2008 or April 2009?

Legal Services Commission (Cardiff) (21 Jan 2009)

Betty Williams: That is too late.

Written Answers — Wales: Revenue and Customs (22 Jan 2009)

Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2008, Official Report, column 260W, on Revenue and Customs: Wales, what arrangements other business units relocating from Bangor have in place to ensure continuation of the provision across north Wales of the Welsh language service.

Written Answers — Home Department: Immobilisation of Vehicles (23 Apr 2009)

Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the feasibility study relating to wheel clamping on private land recently received by her from the Security Industry Authority; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Manufacturing (10 Jun 2009)

Betty Williams: My right hon. Friend will remember the pleas that I and my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) made in 1997 for our area to be covered by objective 1 funding. Does he agree that that funding has been important for the whole of the western part of Wales? Does he still wonder why the Secretary of State in post before that date did not apply for objective 1 funding so that...

Opposition Day: [Un-alloted half-day] — Dissolution of Parliament (10 Jun 2009)

Betty Williams: I was worried for a moment that the right hon. Gentleman was afraid of the Member for Conwy. I have sat quietly listening to his speech. I was not going to stand up, but then he said that he was coming to the end of it. All I have heard for the past 15 minutes or so is character assassination; I have heard nothing at all about policies. I also listened to the chorus of the boys' club on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Low-Energy Light Bulbs (31 Jan 2008)

Betty Williams: A constituent has raised an issue with me about his four-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, who suffers from eczema. She suffers great discomfort under standard low-energy bulbs—he cites as examples those in Boots and Mothercare— but when she is under standard fluorescent lighting or near household low-energy bulbs, she does not suffer. Can my hon. Friend throw any light on that problem...

Written Answers — Health: Lighting: Health Hazards (31 Jan 2008)

Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of whether energy efficient light bulbs cause migraines.

Petitions: Cyberbullying (Children) (20 Feb 2008)

Betty Williams: Has my hon. Friend considered liaising with the Children's Commissioner for Wales, who has been in post for a number of years, to pursue her aims? Will the Minister also consider that?

Written Answers — Wales: Economy (27 Feb 2008)

Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Confederation of British Industry Wales on the Welsh economy.

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (28 Feb 2008)

Betty Williams: Before my right hon. Friend leaves the subject of the Olympics, does he agree that we should direct our attention not only at the competitive side, but at the bidding process for the building of the Olympic sites? All Members received a letter a few weeks ago about encouraging contractors in our constituencies to bid for that work. If we, as Members of Parliament in all parts of the House,...

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (28 Feb 2008)

Betty Williams: Would my right hon. Friend acknowledge that, as part of the equation on which he is focusing, European convergence funding has been extremely important in creating tremendous opportunities for the economy and job creation? He played a great part in that in the early days, when he was a Minister in the then Welsh Office, when we managed to get Conwy and Denbighshire on the objective 1 map,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Mar 2008)

Betty Williams: As my right hon. Friend knows, the Foreign Secretary launched the Government's annual human rights report at the Foreign Office last night. Will the Prime Minister join me in congratulating the many volunteer organisations that contribute so much to fostering human rights across the world—including my fellow members of Soroptimists International in north Wales, who, through their project...

Written Answers — Wales: Child Poverty (2 Apr 2008)

Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on measures in Budget 2008 designed to address child poverty in Wales.

Orders of the Day: Finance Bill (21 Apr 2008)

Betty Williams: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the media's claims that Labour Back Benchers have been silent on the issue for 12 months are misleading? Members like me were writing to the Treasury about the points that our constituents were raising with us on the issue 12 months ago.

Orders of the Day: Food Products (Marketing to Children) Bill (25 Apr 2008)

Betty Williams: Those of us who have followed debates on this matter in the Chamber for a long time will have noticed that organisations such as those cited by my hon. Friend—the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and the BMA—have made totally consistent arguments over the years. There is cross-country support for my hon. Friend's Bill, including in Wales—I think that I am the only Welsh Member in...


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