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Betty Williams: I congratulate the Government on the leadership shown and the excellent progress made thus far. On the basis of that success, may I draw my hon. Friend's attention to early-day motion 899, tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Ochil and South Perthshire (Gordon Banks)? It calls on the Government to consider introducing a new target date of 2010 instead of 2013.
Betty Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much public money has been spent in Wales by the UK Government in each of the last five years.
Betty Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been raised through taxation from the residents of Wales in each of the last five years.
Betty Williams: What recent assessment his Department has made of the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea; and if he will make a statement.
Betty Williams: Given that there is no DFID programme for Papua New Guinea, and that the situation is so serious there—as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association witnessed two weeks ago—can my hon. Friend ensure that the global fund is able to prioritise assistance to that country, which seems to have been forgotten by the rest of the world? What can he do to ensure that the global fund has sufficient...
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what new guidance on maternity services will be published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Betty Williams: What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on financial support through the tax and benefits systems to parents in Wales.
Betty Williams: My hon. Friend will be aware that families in Wales have widely welcomed the tax credit system, which has definitely been a contributory factor in lifting families out of poverty. However, many families are still experiencing hardship caused by errors made by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs when calculating their entitlement. Will my hon. Friend undertake to have further discussions with...
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much central funding the Department of Health is providing to promote breastfeeding in 2005–06.
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts have protocols in place for recalling people with diabetes to receive retinal screening.
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many follow-up appointments at specialist eye clinics for those people needing treatment for sight-related retinopathy were cancelled in the last period for which figures are available.
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many follow-up appointments were (a) cancelled and (b) rescheduled for people with diabetes needing laser eye treatment in the last period for which figures are available.
Betty Williams: Does my right hon. Friend foresee more joined-up thinking between train operating companies within Wales? The hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (Mr. Llwyd) has already made a point about Virgin Trains services, but, with the newly published summer timetable, we have the ridiculous situation in which a train from Blaenau Ffestiniog arrives at Llandudno junction at 10.03 and the Virgin...
Betty Williams: Does my right hon. Friend agree that there is a need to strengthen the provisions on the Assembly's duty to promote sustainable development, with reference to section 121 of the Government of Wales Act 1998?
Betty Williams: I hear what my hon. Friend is saying, but will he agree to meet a delegation from my constituency of people who are raising issues similar to the ones set out by the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Carmichael)?
Betty Williams: Will the hon. Gentleman take this opportunity to apologise publicly to patients in north Wales for the misleading statistics provided by the Leader of the Opposition? Those statistics led an old lady to ask me whether she should go into hospital, because the Leader of the Opposition had told her that she should be afraid of MRSA.
Betty Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the possible future use of Meridian trains on the Holyhead to Euston rail route.
Betty Williams: Will my hon. Friend confirm that when rebanding for revaluation was discussed and decided on at the National Assembly for Wales, no political party objected to the process?
Betty Williams: I very much welcome this debate and the opportunity to speak in it, especially as it now seems certain to be the final occasion in this Parliament on which we will be able to debate purely Welsh issues. In the Queen's Speech last November, we were offered two Wales-specific Bills, both enthusiastically welcomed by my hon. Friends from across the country. Alas, election timetables wait for no...
Betty Williams: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question. I do not recognise the picture that he is painting, and I advise him to check with his Liberal Democrat colleagues in the Assembly and get the true facts about what is going on with child care in Wales. We have a good record and a good story to tell, and I can assure the hon. Gentleman that that is what we will be telling the people of Wales when...