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Results 21–40 of 408 for speaker:Betty Williams

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Care Provision (15 Jul 2009)

Betty Williams: Will my right hon. Friend have discussions with the Welsh Assembly Government to ensure that there is a strong relationship-as strong as ever-concerning orthopaedic surgery, especially with Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt hospital in Oswestry? I have to declare an interest, as does the hon. Member for Montgomeryshire (Lembit Öpik), because about 12 years ago we were patients there. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jul 2009)

Betty Williams: My right hon. Friend will remember the strong support that we had from church organisations in this country on the Make Poverty History campaign, with which he was very much involved. Church leaders in my constituency are involved in the Get Fair campaign, which seeks to tackle child poverty in this country. Will he give the same commitment to that campaign as he did to the Make Poverty...

Written Answers — Justice: Complaints (29 Jun 2009)

Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make an assessment of the merits of amending the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2002 to provide for the immediate deletion of records held by employers of complaints made by them against former employees in circumstances in which such complaints are withdrawn.

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 — 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...

Written Answers — Home Department: Carnage UK (18 May 2009)

Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the activities of Carnage UK.

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.

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.

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.

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?

[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...

Business of the House (11 Dec 2008)

Betty Williams: Will my right hon. and learned Friend either initiate a debate in the House or consult the appropriate House authorities about an important matter? A few weeks ago, Scope had an event in the Terrace Pavilion. Most of the representatives were wheelchair bound and had to go through a designated smoking area to gain access to that part of the Palace. That is disgraceful and totally unacceptable....

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Wales (11 Dec 2008)

Betty Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the basis is for the assertion by HM Revenue and Customs that it will be able to meet its obligation to provide a full Welsh language service for its clients in North West Wales after the closure of its Bangor office.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Welfare Reform (10 Dec 2008)

Betty Williams: Will special consideration be given to the parents of children aged between six and 12 who have severe disabilities, especially learning disabilities, where the parents have a special caring role? My right hon. Friend will be aware that there was a carers' parliamentary lobby here last Thursday. Will the White Paper that he has described to us today link with the Government's response to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Economic Situation (26 Nov 2008)

Betty Williams: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, because of the work pattern history in Wales—slate, coal and steel—Welsh workers have proved themselves to be adaptable and are prepared to learn new skills? Is he aware of the excellent work carried out at the Faenol skills centre, which is now the conservation centre, in my constituency? Will he link my question with that of my hon. Friend the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Voluntary Organisations (Disabled People) (12 Nov 2008)

Betty Williams: As my hon. Friend represents a Welsh constituency, I am sure he will be aware of the excellent work done by Mencap Wales. Does he agree that there is still a lack of understanding among some Government agencies of what learning disability means? There is a long way to go before those agencies and the public at large understand about the type of work that Mencap Wales carries out, and about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Minimum Wage (22 Oct 2008)

Betty Williams: What discussions he has had with the First Minister on increases in the minimum wage.


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