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Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill (17 Jun 1997)

Rosie Winterton: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Regent's Park and Kensington, North (Ms Buck) on her evocative and passionate speech. Her experience as a Westminster councillor has made her an expert on housing and local government. I am sure that her constituents will appreciate that. I am grateful for the opportunity to make my maiden speech on this important Bill, which will benefit directly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Wheel Clamping (7 Jul 1997)

Rosie Winterton: Does my hon. Friend recognise that his announcement today will be widely welcomed, especially in my constituency of Doncaster, Central, where freelance clampers are regarded as little more than modern-day highway robbers, whose weapons include a beaten-up car, a rusty clamp and a mobile telephone, and whose intimidatory tactics in demanding immediate cash payment cause distress to their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: University for Industry (24 Jul 1997)

Rosie Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has to establish a university for industry. [8613]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: University for Industry (24 Jul 1997)

Rosie Winterton: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Does he agree that the key to improving skills and training is to bring together business, industry, education institutions and training providers with Government Departments to identify strategic priorities? What advice can he give businesses in my constituency which wish to become involved with the university for industry?

Standard Spending Assessment (30 Oct 1997)

Rosie Winterton: Is my hon. Friend aware that Doncaster metropolitan borough council faces difficulties similar to those that he is describing? However, it might be possible to alleviate some of the service cuts this year if the rate capping limit was altered to allow the council to use its collection fund. That fund has been accumulated from a successful council tax collection scheme. The use of that fund...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Child Care (11 Nov 1997)

Rosie Winterton: If he will make a statement about the future regulation of children's day care services and supervised activities under the Children Act 1989. [13813]

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Child Care (11 Nov 1997)

Rosie Winterton: Is my hon. Friend aware of a case in my constituency where a two-year-old child, Ben Chorlton, walked out of a creche provided by a private gym into a nearby bus station? The creche was not registered because it operated for less than two hours per day. Does he believe that it is acceptable for a creche to operate for one hour and 55 minutes per day solely to avoid registration and...

Local Government Finance (England) (2 Dec 1997)

Rosie Winterton: Will my right hon. Friend give further consideration to a point that I have raised previously with Ministers, about allowing local authorities to use their collection funds accumulated from successful council tax collection schemes to alleviate their financial difficulties? Does he agree that that would not increase the amount ultimately paid by council tax payers, but could go some way to...

BSE (3 Dec 1997)

Rosie Winterton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that one of my constituents, Matthew Parker, died earlier this year of new-variant CJD and that his family have called for a public inquiry? One of their major concerns is that information about BSE should be made public, as my right hon. Friend has done today, and not concealed, as some Conservative Members seem to wish.

Orders of the Day — Regional Development Agencies Bill (14 Jan 1998)

Rosie Winterton: My hon. Friend the Minister for the Regions, Regeneration and Planning has a personal commitment to developing an economic strategy for the English regions. I join my hon. Friends in congratulating him on introducing the Bill in the first Session of this Parliament. Like myself, the Minister represents a South Yorkshire constituency and the Bill will bring many benefits to our region. At...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Vehicle Emissions (3 Feb 1998)

Rosie Winterton: If he will make a statement on the enforcement of vehicle emissions standards by local authorities. [24920]

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Vehicle Emissions (3 Feb 1998)

Rosie Winterton: I thank my hon. Friend for her reply. Given the fury felt by pedestrians and motorists when they see old decrepit vehicles, particularly buses and lorries, belching out black smoke and choking nearly everyone in sight, will she consider, when reviewing the regulations, allowing local authority trading standards officers to track down such polluting vehicles and take firm action against...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: UK Presidency (Women) (23 Feb 1998)

Rosie Winterton: What action the Ministers for Women are taking during the UK's presidency of the European Union in conjunction with their European counterparts. [29083]

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: UK Presidency (Women) (23 Feb 1998)

Rosie Winterton: Will my hon. Friend take the opportunity during the UK presidency to discuss the real problems faced by low-paid women, particularly in finding affordable child care? Will she encourage initiatives on a European level, such as the working family tax credit, which would greatly help some of the poorest women in our society to meet child-care costs?

Channel Tunnel Rail Link (4 Mar 1998)

Rosie Winterton: Does my hon. Friend agree that the benefits that would be derived from making the link go all the way to St. Pancras would greatly help to regenerate areas such as South Yorkshire, which have suffered incredible manufacturing and industrial decline over the past few years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Co-operation (24 Mar 1998)

Rosie Winterton: What action he is taking to promote better co-operation between health authorities and social services. [34369]

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Co-operation (24 Mar 1998)

Rosie Winterton: Will my right hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to the work of Home Start, which has—through close co-operation between health authorities and social services, and with the help of volunteers—assisted many families in times of crisis? Is he aware that, in my own constituency, Doncaster Home Start is currently helping 54 families, and that 36 families are on the waiting list?...

Welfare Reform (26 Mar 1998)

Rosie Winterton: I very much welcome my right hon. Friend's statement, but I am sure that he will acknowledge that the prospect of welfare reform raises many genuine concerns. Can he tell the House how he intends to ensure that consultation is wide ranging and inclusive of people outside Parliament in addition to those inside?

Health Action Zones (31 Mar 1998)

Rosie Winterton: May I add my congratulations to my right hon. Friend on designating the South Yorkshire coalfields as a health action zone? Will he join me in paying tribute to the hard work of the local authorities and the health authorities in forming the new partnership, which will tackle not only the effects of industrial diseases, but the worrying issue of the number of under-age pregnancies? The area...

Orders of the Day — Regional Development Agencies Bill: Vesting and Acquisition of Land: Supplementary Provisions (1 Apr 1998)

Rosie Winterton: I was proud to serve on the Standing Committee that considered the Bill, especially under the distinguished leadership of my hon. Friends the Minister for the Regions, Regeneration and Planning and the Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions. I know that the Bill will bring great benefit to my area. I was proud to witness the historic occasion in Hull on...


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