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Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Departmental Expenditure Limits (22 Jun 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to amend her Department's departmental expenditure limit for 2001-02.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Lottery Funding (26 Jun 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures she is taking to target Lottery funding to where it is most needed.

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill (4 Jul 2001)

Andy Burnham: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this important debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness (Mr. Simmonds) on a self-assured maiden speech full of passion and conviction, and all the maiden speakers so far on the high standard that they have set. Today's debate is about the new Europe, but I hope that a view from one of its oldest industrial heartlands...

Written Answers — Health: Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre (9 Jul 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have presented to the NHS walk-in Centre at Leigh Infirmary since it opened; and of these how many had to be referred on to a local casualty department for treatment.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Manufacturing Industry (12 Jul 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken by her Department to support manufacturing industry.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Lottery Funding (Coalfield Areas) (16 Jul 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to target Lottery money on former coalfield areas.

Written Answers — Treasury: Working Families Tax Credit (18 Jul 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in the Leigh constituency are eligible for Working Families Tax Credit; and how many have claimed it to date.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Minimum Income Guarantee (Leigh) (18 Jul 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of pensioners in the Leigh constituency eligible for the Minimum Income Guarantee have so far claimed it.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Miners' Compensation (20 Jul 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many compensation claims by former miners living in the (a) Leigh constituency and (b) Wigan metropolitan authority have yet to be settled.

Orders of the Day — Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill (15 Oct 2001)

Andy Burnham: A number of hon. Members have made good points tonight, particularly the hon. Member for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns). I will not cover the same ground in the course of my observations, but as I was an adviser to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport during the Euro 2000 tournament and, before that, to the Government's football taskforce, I hope that I can bring a useful perspective and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Local Transport (23 Oct 2001)

Andy Burnham: What measures he is taking to improve local transport services in deprived areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Local Transport (23 Oct 2001)

Andy Burnham: I thank the Minister for his reply, but is he aware that Leigh has the dubious honour of being the largest town in the country not to have a rail station? Does he agree that the long-term solution is to bring the metrolink service to Leigh? In the meantime, will he urgently consider the Greater Manchester passenger transport authority proposal to have a train station at nearby Golborne? Does...

Public Bill Committee: Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1 - Repeal of provisions ofFootball (Disorder) Act 2000 (23 Oct 2001)

Andy Burnham: The hon. Gentleman suggested that 80 per cent. of the public tended to support such measures. Is not that the point? One of the important aspects of the Bill is the message that it sends to football supporters who have committed offences while watching England games abroad. That message is simply that we will never again tolerate the scenes that we saw in Charleroi and Marseilles a couple of...

Manufacturing Industry (24 Oct 2001)

Andy Burnham: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Crosby (Mrs. Curtis-Thomas) on securing the debate and on her thoughtful and convincing speech. This is a time of great change in the United Kingdom's manufacturing base, and the human cost of that is sharply felt in the communities that we represent. I wish to put on record the experiences of my constituents who work at the Ingersoll-Rand...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Miners' Compensation (1 Nov 2001)

Andy Burnham: If she will make a statement on the progress of the compensation scheme for former miners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Miners' Compensation (1 Nov 2001)

Andy Burnham: I thank the Minister for the work that he and the Secretary of State are doing to make progress on this important issue. More than 2,500 claims by former pitmen in my constituency are still unsettled. One claimant recently passed away, and his family are still waiting for the release of his organs, so that they can give him a proper burial. Does the Minister agree that the system is still too...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund (6 Nov 2001)

Andy Burnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish the findings of his review of the independent living fund.

Equal Value Pay Claims (7 Nov 2001)

Andy Burnham: The Equal Pay Act 1970 is a landmark piece of legislation and one of the most progressive measures passed in the House in the last century. It enshrines in law a simple moral principle: that all human beings should be treated the same on the basis of their merits and rewarded on the quality of their work alone. I am proud of the fact that it was the Labour party in government that passed that...

Equal Value Pay Claims (7 Nov 2001)

Andy Burnham: My hon. Friend makes an important point. I look forward to meeting the coach-load of people from Bassetlaw who will come down to the House to join us in raising this matter. It was not until May 1996 that the breakthrough came, when the House of Lords ruled in favour of the claimants and the NUM. The Lords rejected British Coal's argument that the male comparators were not valid because of...

Equal Value Pay Claims (7 Nov 2001)

Andy Burnham: I agree with my hon. Friend, who makes an important point. I am not talking only about people working in the Lancashire coalfield. Many hon. Members present tonight represent constituencies in the east midlands and the coalfield areas of Yorkshire.


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