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Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Last year in Westminster Hall, I raised the case of a company in Newcastle, Mark Gilbert Morse, which has about 29,000 claims, but has reimbursed only about 50 individuals. I have tried to urge the Law Society to trawl that company's books to see who it has not paid back. Would the hon. Gentleman support the Government taking action to force that company and others to pay back every single...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that the case of Mr. Jobes against Silverbeck Rymer highlights that point exactly? The company was working not in the best interests of Mr. Jobes, as solicitors should, but in its own best interests to get the fee or the work.

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the confusing features of such cases is that people who were associated with trade unions—including Mr. Towler, who started off in the unemployment centre in Sunderland but now drives a nice new Mercedes and lives in a big house in Northumberland—have given legitimacy to some of the claims handling companies? Frankly, we cannot blame a lot...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: I am very grateful to Mr. Speaker for allowing me to initiate this debate. The subject is of interest to many right hon. and hon. Members who represent mining and former mining constituencies. I am very proud that the Labour Government put in place the coal handling agreement, which compensates miners and former miners who were affected by their exposure to dust. Thousands of miners and...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: As someone who for 12 years practised in industrial tribunals and was not legally qualified, I accept the Clementi review. Certain things can be done without legal qualification. The important point is that regulation is required. It is woefully lacking in terms of the Law Society, and the organisations I have mentioned are outside its remit. They must, however, be regulated. I urge the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism Deficit (21 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: My right hon. Friend recognised the importance of the regions in promoting tourism. Will he congratulate One NorthEast and the North East Tourism Advisory Board, of which I am a member, on the production of their recent strategy for the north-east? It is not just about promoting the wonderful attractions and beauty of the north-east of England, but about ensuring that tourism plays a key...

Written Answers — Health: Scans (Private Sector) (18 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the decision was taken to site the Alliance Medicals mobile scanner at James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough rather than at University Hospital, North Durham; and who took the decision.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (17 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: I apologise for not being here at the beginning of the debate. I have been on two statutory instrument Committees. The Whips clearly want to keep me busy, on the basis that the devil makes work for idle hands. I have heard some thoughtful speeches. As usual, the hon. Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mr. Field) made a very thoughtful contribution, which did not deal with the...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (17 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: That is another good example of the Liberal Democrats doing one thing in one place and another thing in another place. I do not question the hon. Gentleman's recollection of events, but the Liberals clearly opposed the minimum wage, as they opposed the new deal. Those policies have made a real difference in constituencies such as mine. I believe that the Liberal Democrats are trying to make...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (17 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Is it not a fact that the hon. Gentleman's Front-Bench spokesmen argue that real-terms spending will be down £35 billion? On "The Daily Politics" show on BBC 2 on 18 January, the shadow Chancellor said: "Our plans provide for us to continue growing public spending a per cent. slower each year than Labour and by the end of the" economic cycle "we'll be spending . . . £35 billion...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (17 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: rose—

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (17 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: I choose to believe in the fact that youth unemployment in my constituency has gone down by 85 per cent. since the Government came to power. May I tell the hon. Gentleman that I have not been in the Chamber this afternoon because I have been attending a Committee considering delegated legislation? The hon. Gentleman listed a number of organisations. My maths is not brilliant, but the total...

Written Answers — Health: Scans (Private Sector) (17 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment was made, before the decision to commission Alliance Medical Ltd. to conduct CT and MRI scans on behalf of the County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust of existing capacity of the Trust's own CT and MRI scanners; (2) how many MRI and CT scans have been carried out by Alliance Medical Ltd. on behalf of the County Durham and...

Written Answers — Health: Scans (Private Sector) (17 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the contract between the NHS and Alliance Medical Ltd. for CT and MRI scans was signed; and who undertook negotiations on behalf of the NHS; (2) for how long the NHS contract with Alliance Medical Ltd. will run; and what the total value of the contract is.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Procurement Agency (14 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: My right hon. Friend would agree that small and medium-sized enterprises have difficulty in accessing many defence projects. Will he join me in congratulating Northern Defence Industries on its work to allow SMEs in the north-east to access defence contracts? What encouragement can he give to organisations such as NDI to ensure that small companies that have not had work in the defence...

Written Answers — Home Department: Police/Crime Statistics (Durham) (10 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police there were in North Durham in (a) 2001 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Sure Start (4 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many children in North Durham have benefited from the Sure Start programme since its inception; (2) how much money has been spent on the Sure Start programme in North Durham since its inception.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services (North Durham) (4 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses there were in North Durham (a) in 2001 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Home Department: Police (1 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many convictions for drug-related crime have been secured in Durham since 2001; (2) how many convictions for drug-related crime have been secured in North Durham since 2001.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (28 Feb 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers there are in North Durham.


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