Results 301–320 of 1803 for speaker:John Barrett

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Data Protection (29 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: I thank the Minister for that answer, but given that in the past eight years about five laptops have disappeared every month from a single Department, the Ministry of Defence, does he agree that the time is now right to consider the Liberal Democrat proposals to make reckless handling of data a criminal offence—proposals that the Government dismissed out of hand at the time?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (29 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: Will the Secretary of State give an indication of the time scale in which he hopes to bring forward future developments in moving towards a fully elected House of Lords?

Disabled Adults (Employment) (29 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: I am glad to have secured the debate and to see the Minister of State here on behalf of the Government. I hope to push this important issue higher up the agenda, as there are, sadly, many issues still to be dealt with, many statistics that expose the scale of the problem and many talented and able individuals who are unable to make the contribution to society of which they are capable. Before...

Written Answers — Defence: Aircraft Carriers (21 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the future aircraft carrier programme; and when the new carriers are planned to come into service.

[John Cummings in the Chair] — Children With Disabilities (16 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: I am delighted to be able to sum up on behalf of the Liberal Democrats; I have just been appointed the party's disability spokesman, and this is my first debate in post. I thank the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Mr. Clarke) for triggering the debate and for his well-thought-out introduction. I also thank the hon. Members for Forest of Dean (Mr. Harper) and for...

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Members: Correspondence (16 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's letters of 10 October 2007 and 23 November 2007, with regard to Mr. Iain Hay of Edinburgh.

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Fuel Poverty (8 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. He is a fellow Edinburgh MP, and we are both well aware of such measures in a city that can sometimes be very nippy. Does he agree that one group that is often badly hit by fuel poverty is the disabled? Will he pay particular attention to pressing the Minister on what can be done to help that group?

Orders of the Day: Pensions Bill (7 Jan 2008)

John Barrett: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (12 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: One positive thing that is going through the Scottish Parliament in relation to today's debate is the Member's Bill to allow the fatal accident inquiries for Scottish soldiers who have died abroad to be followed through in Scotland. If the Bill were passed, it would reduce the wait involved, both for Scottish families and families south of the border. Does my hon. Friend agree that this is a...

Written Answers — Health: Breast Cancer (12 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of a woman's risk of contracting breast cancer across her lifetime; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Scotland (10 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Scotland have made successful claims from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Compensation (10 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Edinburgh have received compensation from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Compensation (10 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Edinburgh have been found to have suffered disability as a result of their service in the armed forces but are not eligible for assistance through the (a) Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and (b) War Pension Scheme.

Written Answers — Defence: Ex-servicemen: Disabled (10 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Scotland have been found to have suffered disability as a result of their service in the armed forces but are not eligible for assistance through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pension Scheme.

Written Answers — Defence: War Pensions: Edinburgh (10 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Edinburgh have made successful claims for war pensions as funded by the War Pensions Scheme.

Written Answers — Defence: War Pensions: Scotland (10 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Scotland have made successful claims for war pensions funded by the War Pension Scheme.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces' Veterans (3 Dec 2007)

John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to improve priority care for armed forces' veterans.

Business of the House: Remploy (29 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: The Remploy factory on the west side of Edinburgh at South Gyle is not down for closure. Will the Secretary of State take on some concerns expressed to me by employees there? One is that all Remploy factories struggle to be viable because of the central, top-heavy management costs that have been distributed throughout the entire network. Secondly, while there is a push to get many employees...

Business of the House (29 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: Will the Leader of the House find time to debate the situation in Bangladesh, where not only have 3,000 people died, but with rising sea levels and climate change, up to 30 million people could be at risk in future? The debate would be appreciated by the House and by the Bangladeshi community. There was a 30-minute debate last night, for which no Department for International Development...

Economic Partnership Agreements (28 Nov 2007)

John Barrett: When more than 200,000 people marched through my Edinburgh constituency in 2005 at the time of the Gleneagles summit, as part of the "make poverty history" protest, one of the key demands was for a fairer trading regime with developing countries. It is now almost universally accepted that fair trade, more than anything else, is the key that will ultimately unlock the poorest countries from...


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