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Betty Williams: Will my hon. Friend have discussions with the Minister for Economic Development and Transport of the Welsh Assembly Government and bring to the attention of the appropriate Minister the fact that stations such as Bangor in my constituency are unmanned after 9.30 pm? It is not only a question of security, but of people with disabilities not receiving the help and attention they need when using...
Betty Williams: Does my hon. Friend acknowledge that the important step that a child takes when leaving school and going into further education, or wherever the path might lead, is crucial? At the moment, that is where the weakness is. Education, social services and prospective employers do not seem to be working together for the benefit of those children and young people.
Betty Williams: I apologise for not forewarning my hon. Friend that I hoped to intervene and thank her for allowing me to do so. She says that services are patchy across the country. Does she agree that the key to any success that will help parents and their children is to have joint partnerships between education, social services and health? Has she met parents who have been called into a case conference to...
Betty Williams: Does my hon. Friend agree that the problems in NHS dentistry that we are experiencing in England and Wales are due to the previous contract, and that it needed to be reviewed? Does she agree that the closure of dental schools, too, was a cause of the problems that we face now?
Betty Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with international Finance Ministers on tackling world debt.
Betty Williams: In view of that reply, is my hon. Friend aware that the Legal Services Commission did not consult appropriately with the Welsh Assembly Government or practitioners in Wales before that harsh decision was taken? We are bombarded with telephone messages and e-mails from citizens advice bureaux across Wales complaining about the way in which the whole matter has been handled.
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the likely impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 in Wales.
Betty Williams: Can my hon. Friend give us a categorical assurance that the proposals that she is spelling out will provide the same level of services as the service that my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, North (Julie Morgan) described? Honestly, I do not think that they will.
Betty Williams: Is my hon. Friend aware that there is great disquiet among the population in north Wales, particularly among those who work on behalf of vulnerable people? Many citizens advice bureaux members and agencies have contacted me in the past two days, asking me to convey to my hon. Friend their strong feelings about what is going on.
Betty Williams: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the fight against AIDS is not just a question of finance? Is he in a position to update the House on the progress made through the World Trade Organisation to ensure that multinational drug companies cannot prevent the worst-hit nations from importing and manufacturing drugs that will help the victims of AIDS?
Betty Williams: May I offer a simple explanation for the amendments? Could it be that none of the four Members who tabled them has represented a Welsh constituency since devolution or, indeed, sat on the Welsh Affairs Committee, which has worked hard and closely with the Assembly, as was pointed out by my hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas)?
Betty Williams: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I understand that my name was mentioned just before I arrived in the Chamber. May I seek your guidance? Is it not common courtesy to inform an hon. Member if their name is going to be mentioned in the Chamber?
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with National Assembly for Wales colleagues on capital investment in the NHS in Wales over the next three years.
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that the access for disabled people to Gwydyr House is always in working order; and for what reasons it was not working on the evening of 14 December.
Betty Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance his Department has given to financial institutions on the acceptability of interim death certificates in permitting access by next-of-kin to funds held in the name of the deceased.
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on employment levels in (a) Conwy and (b) Wales.
Betty Williams: Does my hon. Friend not remember the train operating companies' system, with a no-smoking section and a smoking section in each train? The doors were not secure enough to keep the smoke away from non-smokers, and the only way to get round that was to ban smoking altogether on all trains.
Betty Williams: The Secretary of State clearly acknowledges the position of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, but does she think that it is fair that workers and the public in England should be treated differently from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland? Will she take into consideration the content of the Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill, which my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, North (Julie...
Betty Williams: I fully support this excellent Bill, but will my hon. Friend undertake to hold close discussions with the Welsh Assembly Government about its progress and any developments?
Betty Williams: If he will make a statement on progress towards the millennium development goals during the UK's presidency of the G7.