Results 1281–1300 of 1354 for speaker:Ms Annabelle Ewing

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: WTO Conference (Doha) (19 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive with respect to the preparation of the position of the UK Delegation to the 4 World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in November in Doha.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: WTO Conference (Doha) (19 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if a representative of the Scottish Executive formed part of the UK Delegation to the fourth World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in November in Doha.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (19 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to restrict the sale of fireworks to those organising professional fireworks displays; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Benefit Eligibility (19 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the procedural steps for assessing eligibility, reviewing, appealing and making payment of (a) severe disablement allowance, (b) maternity allowance, (c) industrial injuries disablement allowance, (d) reduced earnings allowance/retirement allowance, (e) attendance allowance and (f) disability working allowance, indicating...

Written Answers — Scotland: Ministerial Visits (16 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if she will list all official overseas visits undertaken by Ministers in her Department in each year since May 1997, indicating (a) the cost in (i) cash and (ii) real terms, (b) the number and grade of (i) civil servants and (ii) special advisers accompanying Ministers and (c) the number of official engagements or meetings undertaken on each...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Ofcom (16 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her plans are for representation for Scotland on the proposed Ofcom; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Capital Modernisation Grant Scheme (15 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to which nations and regions of the United Kingdom the Government capital modernisation grant scheme is applicable.

Tourism (13 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: I, too, congratulate the right hon. Member for Coatbridge and Chryston (Mr. Clarke) on securing this important debate. As he will know, tourism is vital for my constituency. Obviously this has been a truly dreadful year for tourism. The foot and mouth crisis devastated tourism for many months in Perth and many parts of rural Scotland. The countryside was closed, and in places such as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: New Deal (Over-50s) (12 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: I have listened with interest to what the Secretary of State has said about the position of over-50s in the workplace. Given that unemployment in Scotland increased by more than 27,000 in the last quarter—more than half the entire increase for the United Kingdom—does he agree that it would now be appropriate to establish official targets to cut unemployment, just as such targets are set...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Devolved Administrations (12 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is with regard to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department giving evidence to (i) Scottish Parliament, (ii) Welsh Assembly and (iii) Northern Ireland Assembly committees; and to what categories of document he gives (A) full access, (B) restricted access and (C) no access to (w) Scottish Parliament, (x) Welsh...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Spending (Staff) (12 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate total staff costs for his Department and its agencies by nation and region of the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Correspondence/Parliamentary Questions (8 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will place in the Library for each year since 1995 the average response time for providing a substantive answer to (a) hon. Member's correspondence, (b) correspondence from members of the public and (c) written parliamentary questions in the (i) House of Commons and (ii) House of Lords; (2) if he will place in the Library for...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security (Scotland) (8 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what was the level of spending on social security in Scotland in each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the United Kingdom total, broken down to show spending on (i) benefit payments, (ii) Scotland's pro-rata share of United Kingdom administration costs and (iii) actual spending on central and local...

Written Answers — Treasury: Social Security (Scotland) (7 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the level of social security contributions in Scotland over each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the United Kingdom total.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Asylum Seekers (6 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: What assessment she has made of the adequacy of legal representation available to asylum seekers in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate-General: Asylum Seekers (6 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: I thank the Advocate-General for yet another interesting almost non-answer, but may I point out that whereas the provision of services, and therefore of legal services, to asylum seekers is a devolved matter, policy on asylum seekers is set by the United Kingdom Government? What additional resources will be made available to the Scottish Executive to meet the costs of implementing UK...

Written Answers — Scotland: Personal Care (Elderly People) (6 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding transferring attendance allowance resources to the Scottish Executive in order to ensure that free personal care for elderly people is implemented from April 2002.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Departmental Properties (2 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will estimate the total annual running costs for buildings used, owned or rented by her Department for each nation and region of the UK, and estimate the average cost per square metre for properties used by her Department as a whole, and by region and nation of the UK.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Expenditure (Scotland) (1 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money was paid in benefits, pensions and other associated services in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK during the (i) 2001–02 financial year to date and (ii) the previous five financial years; and what the breakdown is by benefits for each of those years.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Departmental Properties (1 Nov 2001)

Ms Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total running costs for buildings used, owned or rented by his Department for each nation and region of the UK, and estimate the average cost per square metre for properties used by his Department as a whole, and by region and nation of the UK.


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