Results 101–120 of 2162 for speaker:Ann McKechin

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education (14 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what progress he has made in negotiations with private publishers on the confidentiality clauses negotiated by them when supplying university libraries; (2) what steps he is taking to promote the Open Access academic publishing movement in the UK.

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Profession: Regulation (10 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review existing trade descriptions legislation and its effect on regulating companies that describe themselves or hold themselves to be acting as legal firms.

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (9 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: Just on that point, the Minister will be aware, from his visit to the ICMP offices—I also visited and was moved by the warehouse where the remains yet to be identified are still kept—that it is now working in the middle east. It has already been to Libya and, given the events that are occurring as we speak in Syria and Iraq, it is likely that this type of work will be required on an even...

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (9 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: It is a great pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Dr McCrea. I very much welcome the opportunity to mark this week’s annual Srebrenica memorial day in the United Kingdom. First, I declare for the record that I visited Bosnia in February as part of a visit arranged and funded by the Remembering Srebrenica charity, which, as the Minister is aware, is supported by the UK Government....

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (9 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: I entirely agree with the hon. Gentleman, who accompanied me on the visit in February. Following the passing of the resolution by the European Union in 2009, and given the problems within Europe—I will touch on those later—it would be very helpful for other countries to look at the good practice being followed across the United Kingdom. I know that the delegation will also be visiting...

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (9 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: I entirely agree. I know that the hon. Lady has done a lot of good work personally in this area, both in her current position and in her work previously with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. When a country comes off our TV screens and out of our newspapers, it is all too easy for us to forget and think that the situation has been solved, but that is not what is happening in this...

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (9 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: The hon. Gentleman touches on a point that the President of Bosnia and Herzegovina raised in his speech to us last night at Lancaster house. All political parties and leaders in Europe, particularly in this region, are beholden to do what he describes as they address conflicting views. The understandable reaction of the Bosniak population to the threatening tone and manner that has been...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Libraries (9 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to improve transparency in the procurement processes of university libraries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (8 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: The coalition agreement provided for a limit on the number of special advisers, but since 2010 the number has increased. Will the Deputy Prime Minister tell us what he personally will do to place a limit on it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage (2 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: What steps he is taking to incentivise employers in Scotland to pay the living wage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Living Wage (2 Jul 2014)

Ann McKechin: The Minister will be aware that many people in Scotland have started the holiday season and packed their bags, and many will be visiting the beautiful islands of Scotland, but last week the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers reported that foreign-resident seafarers who are working on the ferries are being paid as little as £2.35 an hour. That is a disgrace to Scotland,...

Bill Presented: First World War (Commemoration) (26 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: My hon. Friend is making an eloquent and intelligent speech. The first world war was also a period of enormous political and social change; there were the rent strikes in Glasgow, in which tens of thousands of people participated. They led directly to the first rent restriction legislation in the whole of the Europe, which was passed in record time, in recognition of the work, led by women,...

Bill Presented: First World War (Commemoration) (26 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: indicated assent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (23 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: What steps he is taking to improve the claims and decision-making process for personal independence payments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (23 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: As the Minister of State is aware, by his own Department’s statistics it will take 42 years to clear the current backlog. In the meantime people are running out money, and they are becoming more stressed and more ill as a result of his Department’s failure to get a grip on a payment which his Government introduced. When will the backlogs be reduced to a decent level, as people have a...

Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heating Systems (19 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: About a quarter of houses in Scotland are in the hard-to-heat category, having been built of stone or with non-traditional construction. Can the Minister give me an estimate of how many houses he believes will benefit from the green deal scheme between now and 2017, and what priority will he give to that category of property?

Written Answers — Treasury: Mortgages: Glasgow (19 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Glasgow North constituency have used the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme to date.

Bill Presented — Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: The Economy and Living Standards (12 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: As predicted, the Chancellor’s remarks this afternoon made much of his “long-term economic plan”, but the original 2010 version of an export-led recovery, of increased business investment and of a shift to a new kind of economy has simply not happened. To compensate, the Government have fallen back on a good, old-fashioned, British housing bubble and consumer spend splurge as a recipe...

Bill Presented — Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: The Economy and Living Standards (12 Jun 2014)

Ann McKechin: I am interested in the hon. Gentleman’s comments on achieving growth. Presumably the skill base would need to be increased, so I take it that he agrees that cutting the college budget by £50 million would not be the way to achieve sustainable growth.


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