Results 101–120 of 1354 for speaker:Ms Annabelle Ewing

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] (17 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: I preface my comments by saying for the record that, like the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Kidney), I am a non-practising solicitor, albeit of the Scottish variety. I shall focus my remarks on the detail of part 3, which deals with the proposals for the new so-called United Kingdom supreme court. Much has been said about the way in which the proposals came forth. It is certainly true that...

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] (17 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: Because Scottish law is devolved to the Scottish Parliament, it would be for the Scottish Parliament to decide whether and in what way any appeal in civil matters should lie from the inner house of the Court of Session. I am sure that it is not beyond the Scottish Parliament's wit to come up with a satisfactory solution. I mentioned concerns about the compatibility of the proposals with the...

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] (17 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: The Minister referred a moment ago to the fact the new supreme court would be an independent UK judicial system—I think that that was the phrase that he used—but given that the funding arrangements for the new supreme court will still be part of the Department for Constitutional Affairs' overall budget, the chief executive of the new supreme court will be appointed by the DCA Minister,...

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] (17 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: The Minister is most generous in giving way again. Paragraph 330 of the explanatory notes—I recognise that they are only advisory—states that "it will be necessary to provide additional courtrooms to take on Middlesex Guildhall's Crown Court work." Will he clarify whether these additional courtrooms will be located in the Middlesex Guildhall or in an entirely different building somewhere...

Written Answers — Treasury: Aggregates Levy (17 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Customs and Excise is expected to complete its assessment of the impact of the introduction of the aggregates levy.

Written Answers — Health: Identity Fraud (13 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of identity fraud in each year since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the (a) number of people who received treatment on the NHS to which they were not entitled and (b) total cost of this treatment in each year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General for Scotland: Devolution (11 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: What devolution issues have been raised with her since 30 November 2004.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General for Scotland: Devolution (11 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: Is the Advocate-General aware of any discrepancy in the Scotland Act 1998 that means that it is essential for the Prime Minister to declare his stay with a pop star, but that it is not essential for the First Minister to declare his stay with a political pundit?

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Improvement Investment Grants (11 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what timetable has been established to draw down the outstanding balance in respect of improvement investment grants to Post Office Ltd.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Post Offices (11 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the urban population lived within one mile of a post office or sub-post office in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) the UK and (e) each constituency (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the most recent date for which information is available.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Post Offices (11 Jan 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) each constituency were recommended for closure under the Urban Reinvention Programme; how many were (i) opposed by and (ii) approved by Postwatch; how many (A) closed and (B) remained open after public consultation; and how many were saved from closure on appeal by Postwatch.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Post Offices (11 Jan 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) the UK have received payments under the Urban Investment Programme; and what the average payment has been to each post office.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Sub-postmasters (Compensation) (11 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average compensation payment has been to sub-postmasters leaving the postal services business in (a) each constituency and (b) each nation and region of the UK under the Urban Reinvention Programme.

Written Answers — Treasury: Hourly Gross Earnings (11 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of (a) male, (b) female and (c) all full-time workers in (i) Scotland, (ii) each unitary local authority area in Scotland and (iii) Great Britain had hourly gross earnings (A) including and (B) excluding overtime of below (1) £7.58, (2) £5.68 and (3) £4.20 on the latest date for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensioners (11 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many pensioners in Scotland were eligible for the £100 winter fuel payment for the over eighties last winter; and how many received it; (2) how many pensioners in Scotland will be eligible for an additional winter fuel payment for the over eighties this winter.

Written Answers — Defence: Provisions (Beef) (10 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage by weight of beef supply contracts for his Department and its agencies for each year since 1997 were sourced from (a) British and (b) Scottish herds.

Written Answers — Health: Identity Cards (10 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of installing biometric card readers (a) in total and (b) as an average per facility for (i) general practitioner surgeries and (ii) hospitals and other health centres; and what estimate he has made of the annual cost of maintenance for biometric card readers across the NHS; (2) what representations he has...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Benefit Fraud (10 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the cost to his Department of identity fraud and (b) the number of people in each year since 1997, who have claimed benefits to which they are not entitled on the basis of a false identity.

Written Answers — Treasury: Aggregates Levy (10 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to industry in Scotland of the Aggregates Levy since its introduction; (2) what estimate he has made of the impact on local authorities in Scotland of the Aggregates Levy since its introduction; (3) what change there has been in imports of aggregates into the UK since the introduction of the Aggregates Levy.

Written Answers — Treasury: Customs and Excise (10 Jan 2005)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Customs and Excise staff were employed in Scotland in each year since 1997.


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