Results 1–20 of 2359 for speaker:Nia Griffith

Women and Equality: Welfare Reform Bill (27 Jan 2009)

Nia Griffith: Does my right hon. Friend intend some form of apartheid whereby those who have been in the workplace for 20 or 30 years and find themselves out of work have a much greater right to get back into work than those who need considerably more support? What will that do for achieving our social mobility goals? Has he considered that the recession could be patchy and affect different parts of the...

Women and Equality: Welfare Reform Bill (27 Jan 2009)

Nia Griffith: I shall not repeat the many excellent points that hon. Members have made, in particular my hon. Friends the Members for Aberdeen, South (Miss Begg) and for Kingswood (Roger Berry) in their remarks about disability and the need for a clear differentiation between fiscal measures and what the Bill sets out to do. I firmly believe that the Bill goes in the right direction, and that rights and...

Women and Equality: Welfare Reform Bill (27 Jan 2009)

Nia Griffith: I disagree. As a former teacher in large comprehensive schools, I know that the majority behave, and we deal with the ones who do not. There is no way that we can deny the majority the rights and benefits that they deserve. The Bill is not an island; it is part of a range of measures that we have implemented. The carrot is just as important as the stick, if not more so. One of the most...

Written Answers — Wales: Banking Assistance: Small Businesses (28 Jan 2009)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on policy to ensure banks in receipt of public support assist small businesses in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus (2 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Jobcentre Plus services in dealing with an increase in the number of people registering as unemployed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus (2 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: Some former Woolworths employees might be fortunate enough to get one of Asda's 7,000 new jobs, but for many other redundant workers, there might be a mismatch between their present skills and those required for any other jobs that are likely to become available in the foreseeable future. In the light of the comments of a former Woolworth's employee on television yesterday that she would have...

Identity Cards (Welsh Language) (3 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: I am grateful to have the opportunity to raise this important issue today. I am pleased to see my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen) and the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mark Williams). This week, we have had the publication of the Welsh language legislative competence order, which is another historic step forward in developing the use of Welsh in public life. I want to start...

Identity Cards (Welsh Language) (3 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: Absolutely. If we talk about the modern context, it is far more important to be able to say and hear something than to be able to write it down. As for influencing people's lives, the development of radio and TV has been immensely important. It provides the opportunity to use Welsh in all contexts that go far beyond people's own experience in the home. Therefore, we have made huge progress....

Identity Cards (Welsh Language) (3 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: Indeed I do, which is why I asked why we had to think about fitting something on to the card when we could have designed the card to fit the purpose. I share the hon. Gentleman's disappointment, but I look forward to better things in future.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Policing Policies (9 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: What steps she is taking to ensure that policing policies take into account local community priorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Policing Policies (9 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: When people in my constituency go through the ordeal of reporting crime, they are anxious to see the culprits punished. Will my hon. Friend tell me what guidance and advice his Department issues to police forces about the use of cautions, particularly relating to serious crime such as sexual offences or violence?

Pleural Plaques (11 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: My hon. Friends have explained the situation clearly. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley, West and Penistone (Mr. Clapham) in particular for his excellent work on mesothelioma, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire, North (Jim Sheridan) for securing the debate. One issue of concern is that there was a precedent for compensation payments back in the...

Pleural Plaques (11 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: I certainly do agree. The campaign has been going on for a long time, as my hon. Friend says, and many people who are more experienced than me have done a tremendous amount of work on it. The current situation is that the Government consultation closed on 1 October. Although it is a decision that is extremely significant and will take some time, four months have gone by and we really want to...

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (26 Feb 2009)

Nia Griffith: At this time, we are all rightly concerned about the economy. Every job loss is a devastating blow for the worker affected and his or her family. I know that there has been a tremendous amount of activity both at Cabinet level and among ordinary Members such as me, in groups such as the all-party parliamentary group for the steel and metal related industry. We have been lobbying the Secretary...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Unemployment Support (11 Mar 2009)

Nia Griffith: What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on assistance for those who have lost their jobs in the current economic downturn.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Unemployment Support (11 Mar 2009)

Nia Griffith: My hon. Friend will know that balancing the books in Wales depends on a £9 billion subsidy from the rest of the UK. How could the help that he has described be provided if an independent Wales had to depend entirely on Welsh tax revenue?

Prayers: Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill (13 Mar 2009)

Nia Griffith: Can the hon. Gentleman explain the logic of not linking redundancy pay to average earnings?

Prayers: Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill (13 Mar 2009)

Nia Griffith: Like my hon. Friends, I am horrified that the hon. Gentleman spends so much time worrying about the better-off, who will clearly have other resources on which to rely and far more opportunities to find further employment. He must surely agree that the trade unions have often improved conditions for their people, and the concern under this Bill is for those people who have not had the benefit...

Written Answers — International Development: Aid Distribution Mechanisms (25 Mar 2009)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to improve its mechanisms for public accountability for its distribution of aid; and if he will make a statement.

Royal Assent: G20 Summit (2 Apr 2009)

Nia Griffith: My right hon. Friend may be aware that last year I introduced a ten-minute Bill that would have prevented the awarding of PFI contracts to companies that avoid UK tax through the use of tax havens. Can he tell me how the G20's excellent start on tackling tax havens will be progressed, so that Bills such as mine will become unnecessary and billions of additional pounds will flow into...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.