Results 4921–4929 of 4929 for speaker:Sylvia Hermon

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Polling Stations (Disabled Access) (19 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures will be taken to ensure that disabled voters have easy access to polling stations before the next Assembly elections.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Criminal Justice Bill (19 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what factors underlay the time taken to bring forward the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Violence (Victims) (18 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: I understand that an eminent Queen's Counsel has backed the civil action being taken by the victims of the Omagh bombing. In those circumstances, are the Government prepared to give public support to, and encourage businesses to provide financial backing for, the legal fund for the Omagh victims?

Northern Ireland (16 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Northern Ireland (16 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: To correct a major point made by the hon. Gentleman, those of us who actually voted for the Belfast agreement did so in the knowledge that we were voting for police reform. As he well knows, the articles and the terms of reference set down in the agreement, for which I voted, stated that the Independent Commission on Policing had to bring forward the means of encouraging widespread community...

Northern Ireland (16 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: As someone who is strongly supportive of the Belfast agreement, I take no pleasure in seeing it in its present difficult circumstances. The extent of its difficulties is merely reflected by the fact that we are debating the order this evening when we should be looking forward to the scheduled Assembly elections far away in June 2003. No one can gainsay that the IRA's failure to decommission...

Orders of the Day — Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (10 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to speak in this debate. May I congratulate the Minister on his first outing at the Dispatch Box? Ulster Unionist Members also have high expectations that he will make a positive contribution to business in Northern Ireland, so he has a lot to live up to. I apologise for the absence of several of my colleagues. They too are involved...

Orders of the Day — Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (10 Jul 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: We are told that Northern Ireland leads the way in so many things, such as policing reform and human rights legislation, so I hope that smart card technology will be introduced to allow us to lead the way in electoral registration. To include in the Bill an exception to the rule requiring signatures on the electoral canvass will, I fear, prove to be a gift horse to those who are intent on...

Rural Communities and Transport (26 Jun 2001)

Sylvia Hermon: I rise to speak in the House for the very first time in the knowledge that my constituency was last represented by a woman in 1955, the year I was born--no maths please. I am a lady, and I should not like anyone to do the calculation. In fact I am the first woman to be returned to the House from Northern Ireland in almost 30 years. The previous one was Bernadette Devlin, who represented...


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