Results 1–20 of 1803 for speaker:John Barrett

Small Firms (13 Jul 2001)

John Barrett: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for this opportunity to make my maiden speech and to participate in this debate. As someone who ran a small business for many years, I appreciate being called to speak at this time. I also thank the new small business Minister for his invitation to contact him to discuss the ways in which we can improve services to small businesses. I congratulate the hon....

International Terrorism (4 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: Although our thoughts are with the victims and the families and loved ones of the 7,000 who died in New York and Washington, we should give some thought to the victims of terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, refugees on the move and in camps, starving, eating grass or nothing. It is not only in the west that terrorism is ruining lives. We heard earlier who is responsible and that the...

Airport and Aircraft Safety (23 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: There is an airport in the heart of my constituency, from which I commute every week. Several passengers have raised with me their concerns, which were mentioned earlier. In Scotland, an important issue is concern about the delay to the new air traffic control centre, which was recently confirmed by the Government, but which would give Ministers the opportunity to consider improvements to the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Pensioners (Tax) (24 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government are taking to reduce the tax burden on old age pensioners.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Maluku (25 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent action the Government have taken to help Indonesian Christians and Muslims on the Maluku Islands.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Salesmen (Vulnerable People) (26 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action the Government are taking to protect (a) dementia sufferers and (b) other vulnerable groups from door to door and telephone salespeople.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Salesmen (Vulnerable People) (26 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations the Government have received from (a) organisations and (b) individuals, calling for greater protection of (i) dementia sufferers and (ii) other vulnerable groups from door-to-door and telephone salespeople.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Coastguard Service (29 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many representations the Government have received from (a) individuals in the coastguard service and (b) others calling for greater coastguard cover around south-east Scotland in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Coastguard Service (29 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what steps the Government will take to maintain a comprehensive coastguard service for south-east Scotland.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Aerospace Industry (30 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment the Government have made of the impact of the events of 11 September on the aerospace industry; (2) what action the Government are taking to protect jobs in the aerospace industry.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Efficiency Week (30 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department took in recognition of energy efficiency week.

Written Answers — Wales: Energy Efficiency Week (31 Oct 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what action his Department took in recognition of energy efficiency week.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Competitiveness (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: What steps the Government are taking to improve the competitiveness of British business.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Competitiveness (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: I thank the Minister for that reply. Does he not agree that there have been a number of redundancies in our constituencies as a direct result of the economic impact of the terrorist attack on 11 September? For example, Grampian Foods in my constituency has laid off employees in the airline food industry. The Governments of other countries, such as the United States, have taken positive steps...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Energy Efficiency Week (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action her Department took in recognition of Energy Efficiency Week.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Energy Efficiency (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action her Department took in recognition of Energy Efficiency Week.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Stingray (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what targets have been set by the Government for cutting evasion of vehicle excise duty from the introduction of the Stingray system in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Stingray (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when the Stingray system is to be used throughout the country.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Stingray (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the estimated cost is of implementing the Stingray system in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Stingray (1 Nov 2001)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what savings he estimates will arise from the introduction of the Stingray system.


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