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Programming of Bills (28 Jun 2001)

Ann McKechin: It is a great honour to make my maiden speech as the representative of the electorate of Glasgow, Maryhill. Although I was selected as a Labour candidate only in March this year, I received a warm welcome from the community. I heartily support my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House in the motions before us. Tradition has an important part to play in our institutions, but it should not...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (20 Jul 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are for the conduct of the Quinquennial Review of the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre Defence Agency.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: General Agreement on Trade in Services (18 Oct 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to inform Parliament about the Government's future negotiating position on the General Agreement on Trade in Services. [R]

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: General Agreement on Trade in Services (22 Oct 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to inform local government of the Government's negotiating position on the General Agreement on Trade in Services, with particular reference to the application of the agreement to measures taken by central, regional or local governments and authorities. [R]

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: International Terrorism (30 Oct 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with foreign Governments on international terrorism since 11 September.

Debt Relief (1 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: I declare an interest as a member of the council of the World Development Movement. The Government should be commended for calling for a new international effort to tackle poverty, especially after the events of the past few weeks. There is little prospect of meeting our target of halving the number of people in absolute poverty by 2015 unless we crack the problem of massive debt...

Written Answers — Scotland: Scottish Parliament (6 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what plans the Government have to adjust the number of Members of the Scottish Parliament.

WTO Ministerial Conference (7 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: I thank my right hon. Friend for her commitment to openness and fairness in the next round of trade negotiations this week. I accept, as I am sure she does, that there is no level playing field in the trade between the south and north. She will appreciate the concerns of developing countries about the benefits of the WTO negotiations. Will she support their demand for an independent impact...

Orders of the Day — International Development Bill [Lords] (7 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: I strongly support the Bill, which consolidates the Government's policy to ensure that our aid budget is poverty-focused and dedicated to reaching the international development targets. The Government's announcement of their intention to end the practice of tied aid is to be commended as a strong signal of our commitment to offer genuine assistance in a spirit of partnership with the...

Public Bill Committee: International Development Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Development assistance (22 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: I shall confine my speech to a few short comments. I concur with the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Dr. Tonge) that simplicity is key here. A simple statement of poverty reduction is a most important principle. I am pleased that the Government have incorporated that in the Bill. It is part of a general trend that is now coming into world organisations. The International Monetary Fund and the...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Exports (Employment) (27 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many jobs are dependent on defence exports in (a) the regions of England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan (27 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's intentions for encouraging the involvement of the female population in a post- Taliban Government in Afghanistan.

Public Bill Committee: International Development Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Arrangements with third parties (27 Nov 2001)

Ann McKechin: DFID has correctly identified development education as an essential part of its work. Development education affects the school curriculum, which affects the work of the Scottish Executive and the Welsh Assembly. The Department carries out a great deal of development work. It is in active contact with schools and civic communities and forums. It holds forums, as the hon. Lady may be aware,...

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter (10 Dec 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how may jobs will be supported by the decision to proceed with the joint strike fighter in (a) the regions of England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK; and what information he has collated on how many jobs will be supported on a company basis.

The Great Lakes (11 Dec 2001)

Ann McKechin: As has been mentioned by my hon. Friends, the scale of death and human misery that has befallen the Great Lakes area is staggering and horrifying. Regretfully, we see no anti-war protest marches filled with indignant demonstrators outside Westminster, nor do we read angry letters in the press. Instead we have heard the deafening sound of silence and indifference to the ongoing misery from the...

Written Answers — International Development: World Trade Round (19 Dec 2001)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on how she intends to help developing countries to make gains from trade following the launch of a new trade round at the ministerial meeting in Doha.

Written Answers — Scotland: Child Poverty (15 Jan 2002)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will make a statement on the number of children living in poverty in Scotland in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Treasury: World AIDS Day Postcards (15 Jan 2002)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many World AIDS Day postcards promoted by the World Development Movement and Jubilee Scotland were received by his Department in 2001.

Oral Answers to Questions — Minister for Women: Flexible Working (17 Jan 2002)

Ann McKechin: How the Government intend to review the operation of the new statutory scheme on flexible working.

Oral Answers to Questions — Minister for Women: Flexible Working (17 Jan 2002)

Ann McKechin: I thank my right hon. Friend for her reply. She will be aware of the appointment this week of the new permanent secretary at the Department for International Development—a male member of staff—on a flexible hours contract to allow him more access to his six-year-old daughter. Does she agree that that represents an excellent example of how flexible working can be incorporated in all levels...


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