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Results 1–20 of 320 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Betty Williams

UK Chemical Industry (30 Mar 2010)

Betty Williams: Let me first say what a pleasure it is to be in this Chamber under your chairmanship, Mr. Wilshire. May I also wish you all the very best in your retirement? I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, South-East (Dr. Iddon) on securing this debate and thank him for devoting it to our late friend, Dr. Ashok Kumar, for whom we all had great respect. Will the Minister tell us whether...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (22 Mar 2010)

Betty Williams: Is my right hon. Friend aware that Mr. Ryan Hilton, an events manager with the pub crawl firm, Carnage UK, was convicted in court in Llandudno last week of assaulting my constituent, Mr. Mark Aelwyn Roberts, causing him actual bodily harm? He will be sentenced at Crown court. Will my right hon. Friend please note that North Wales police had objected to that event in Bangor? Does he agree that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Tax Credits (17 Mar 2010)

Betty Williams: What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the number of families claiming tax credits in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Tax Credits (17 Mar 2010)

Betty Williams: Does my right hon. Friend agree with my constituents that the tax credit system is certainly not a gimmick? Will he confirm my understanding that this Labour Government will continue with the £66,000 limit, whereas the Tory proposal is to reduce it to £50,000, which would certainly affect my constituents?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Mar 2010)

Betty Williams: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware of the serious concerns being expressed by individuals, groups and organisations, as well as the press and the media, about the inadequacy of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991? I speak as a recent victim of an attack, and I share those views. Will she consider having serious discussions with her Cabinet colleagues about that Act, which I am told was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Economy (10 Feb 2010)

Betty Williams: Can my right hon. Friend tell the House how many new jobs will be created through the areas enhancement fund, and how will that help the economy of the counties of Gwynedd and Conwy?

Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill (29 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: My hon. Friend gave an example of a schoolgirl attending a sunbed salon. Does that indicate that there could be many instances where untrained members of staff are looking after the salons, which is an added problem?

Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill (29 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: Before my hon. Friend moves on to another topic, I must note that she mentioned the discussions between the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly. Are similar discussions about this very important issue taking place with other devolved Administrations? We should not have one rule for England and Wales only, because the rest of the UK is just as important.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Get Safe Online Campaign (27 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: What steps her Department is taking to raise public awareness of internet safety.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Get Safe Online Campaign (27 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: What are my right hon. Friend and her colleagues doing to encourage new sponsors to support this very valuable initiative?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the recent research done by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on how to tackle child poverty and help families? Does he share its analysis that the best way to tackle child poverty is through child tax credits and not through the policies advocated by the official Opposition?

Business of the House: Thalidomide Survivors (14 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: I also add my grateful thanks to my right hon. and learned Friend for his statement today. We all have cases in our constituencies that we have had to bring to his attention. May I also pay tribute to the chair of the all-party group, my hon. Friend the Member for Gower (Mr. Caton)? He has also worked tirelessly on behalf of thalidomiders. I pay tribute to the trust, too, for the way in...

Business of the House: Thalidomide Survivors (14 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: From Scotland. His point was about the devolved Administrations. May I probe a little further on whether we could have a more formal means of working with the devolved Administrations? I would like to reach a situation in which thalidomiders in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England are not treated any differently. There could still be people out there who are not on anybody's list,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Car Scrappage (6 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: What assessment he has made of progress on the car scrappage scheme in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Car Scrappage (6 Jan 2010)

Betty Williams: I thank my right hon. Friend for his response, particularly as it confirms my own view. Does he agree that the car scrappage scheme has been of greater value to the British and, indeed, Welsh economies than would have been the Opposition's proposals to cut inheritance tax for their wealthy supporters?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Afghanistan and the EU Council (14 Dec 2009)

Betty Williams: I welcome my right hon. Friend's answer earlier about the plight of the south Pacific islands. We visited five of those islands-Fiji, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Tonga and Kiribati-during the summer recess as part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The Speaker of Tuvalu said to me, as I left for the plane, "Thank you so much for coming and for thinking about us. Please do not forget us."...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Social Care Green Paper (11 Nov 2009)

Betty Williams: When my hon. Friend has those discussions, will he please raise the concerns of my blind constituents about whether they will continue to receive disability living allowance when they reach the age of 65?

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...


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