Results 61–80 of 1354 for speaker:Ms Annabelle Ewing

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Child Support Agency (7 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases are being dealt with by the Child Support Agency at the Falkirk Centre; how many of these cases are being dealt with under the new system; and how many old scheme cases remain on the old computer system.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Benefits (4 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department made of the anticipated take-up levels via (a) bank accounts and (b) Post Office card accounts prior to the introduction of direct payment.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: State Pensions (4 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the operational costs of the pension book in each year since 1997; and what percentage that represents of (a) the total budget for his Department and (b) the total budget of all UK Government Departments in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: State Pensions (4 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of fraud connected with the operation of the pension book in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Defence: Scottish Regiments (4 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a Black Watch soldier posted away from his battalion following the creation of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will be permitted to wear the Red Hackle.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Post Office Card Accounts (4 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the length is of the contract between her Department and Post Office Ltd. for the Post Office card account service.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Post Office Card Accounts (4 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry who has assisted her Department in the monitoring of the Post Office card account service.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Post Office Card Accounts (4 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what service standards have been set for the monitoring of her Department's contract with Post Office Ltd. for the Post Office card account service; and who set those standards.

Written Answers — Defence: Infantry Deployment (3 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-infantry soldiers in (a) Iraq and (b) Northern Ireland are deployed on infantry tasks.

Written Answers — Defence: Scottish Regiments (3 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when the Royal Regiment of Scotland will be formed; (2) when the Royal Scots and the Kings Own Scottish Borderers will be amalgamated.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carers (3 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of his Department's budget has been spent on public promotional and advertising campaigns on financial support available to carers in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment Advisers (Scotland) (3 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with (a) Ministers in the Scottish Executive, (b) the British Medical Association in Scotland and (c) the Royal College of Nursing in Scotland about the placement of employment adviser support in GPs' surgeries in Scotland.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Rural Post Offices (2 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland fall within her Department's definition of rural post offices; and what percentage that represents of the total number of post offices in each case.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (2 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's take-up targets are for pension credit for (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (2 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department decided to publish information on pension credit figures on a quarterly basis.

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [2nd Allotted Day]: Clause 37 — Jurisdiction (1 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: The hon. Gentleman will be aware that the Bill includes an express provision that the judgments of the new court outwith their jurisdictional aspects are not to be binding but merely persuasive. How do his arguments sit in light of that fact?

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [2nd Allotted Day]: Clause 37 — Jurisdiction (1 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: The Minister would be hard pressed to find one Sewel motion that has not been passed by the Labour-Liberal Scottish Executive. However, can he explain to senior legal figures in Scotland and to me what on earth is the logic of sending a final appeal down to a court in London, when the judgment is not binding on any other part of the UK? The opposite also obtains. What is the logic of that in...

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [2nd Allotted Day]: Clause 37 — Jurisdiction (1 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: Briefly, I have not heard anything in our short debate that obviates the need either for the amendments or for a Division, which I shall still seek. Scots law is entirely separate and is devolved to the Scottish Parliament. We have a new political structure in the United Kingdom, which the Minister may not yet have caught up with. He used the Sewel motion as a purported justification for the...

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [2nd Allotted Day]: Clause 37 — Jurisdiction (1 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: I beg to move amendment No. 366, in page 17, line 23, leave out 'An' and insert 'No'.

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [2nd Allotted Day]: Clause 37 — Jurisdiction (1 Feb 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: The clause sets out the jurisdiction of the so-called supreme court. In its present form, it provides for final appeals in civil cases in Scotland, which currently lie to the House of Lords, to lie instead to the new supreme court. Amendments Nos. 366 and 367 would, in effect, delete that provision by amending clause 37 so that no final appeal in civil cases in Scotland would lie to the...


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