Results 7521–7540 of 7614 for speaker:Justine Greening

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 5 - Power to amend sections 2 and 4 (8 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: The Minister’s comments concern me. The original definition of early childhood services in clause 2 is very broad. It refers to what aspects of services will be brought together under a local authority and to the broad provision of services. The Minister’s comments suggest that potential changes in the future could be far more prescriptive and could be top-down changes from national...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 6 - Duty to secure sufficient childcare for working parents (8 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Bill will be expensive to implement successfully in some areas? My constituency includes Southfields, which has been termed locally “nappy valley” because of the high proportion of families with young children. The Bill will have a huge effect on the local authority of Wandsworth.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 5 - Power to amend sections 2 and 4 (8 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: I support what my hon. Friend said about this catch-all clause. In many respects, it could undermine the Bill that we are debating. Things could change dramatically. I ask for clarification. The clause states that the Secretary of State may “amend the definition of ‘early childhood services’”. Does it mean only services, or could it be extended to the provision of goods and assets? We...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 3 - Specific duties of local authority in relation to early childhood services (8 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: Perhaps the Minister can provide some clarification on this brief point when she responds to my hon. Friend. Subsection (2) refers to the duty of local authorities to identify parents or prospective parents. I take it that that means biological prospective parents rather than people who are thinking of having children. I also note that clause 11(3) says: “Subsequent childcare assessments...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 3 - Specific duties of local authority in relation to early childhood services (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: My hon. Friend says that many hard-to-reach families are off the radar. A more appropriate phrase might be “off the electoral register”. In cities with a high level of population churn, it is vital to ensure that local authorities are properly funded in the sorts of areas in which they need a regular outreach process that might be more intensive than those in areas with a slower...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 1 - General functions of local authority: England (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: My hon. Friend makes an important point. Many of the children who I hope will be assisted by the Bill may well be part of lone-parent families in temporary bed-and-breakfast accommodation. Therefore, they may well be moved around a borough and face a conflict between where is best from a housing and accommodation perspective and where a nursery place or child care is provided. That is a...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 1 - General functions of local authority: England (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: I am intrigued by the Minister’s words. The Government have been in power for eight years, presumably trying to reduce inequality, yet social mobility in this country has reduced during that time. My concern is that if the Minister wants to refer in the Bill to inequality, surely the outcome for which the Government should be looking is social mobility, not some blunt definition of...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 1 - General functions of local authority: England (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: The hon. Lady makes a compelling argument for supporting the amendment. It inserts: “raise quality of outcomes of the most disadvantaged.” Surely, that is what she argues for.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 1 - General functions of local authority: England (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: Surely there could be a scenario where the well-being of the most disadvantaged children was improved while the well-being of children from advantaged families was reduced. Surely we should tighten the wording to ensure that the latter does not happen, but the former does.

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Bill: Clause 1 - General functions of local authority: England (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: My constituency has large council estates and many children do not have English as their first language, so quality is important. Plonking children who do not have English as their first language in a nursery with only English-speaking teachers who have no ability to communicate with them would disadvantage those children even more than staying at home and being taught by their parents.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Fire and Rescue Services (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many fire and emergency call-outs were handled from fire stations based in the London borough of Wandsworth in each year since 1997, broken down by fire station location.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Fire and Rescue Services (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many fire and rescue emergency call-outs took place in the London borough of Wandsworth in each year since 1997, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Fire and Rescue Services (6 Dec 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the total cost was of fire and rescue services based in London in each year since 1997, broken down by London borough; how much of that expenditure was accounted for by manpower costs in each case; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Nov 2005)

Justine Greening: When asked last week about means testing, the current Secretary of State for Work and Pensions told me that socialism is the language of priorities. Is it a priority for the Government to penalise people who have worked hard all their lives and saved, when they get to retirement?

Welfare Reform and Incapacity Benefit (22 Nov 2005)

Justine Greening: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Brazil (22 Nov 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the trial and conviction in Brazil of Craig Alden; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Ombudsman Service (22 Nov 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints were made to the Financial Ombudsman Service in relation to life insurance policies in each year between 1997 and 2005; and how many were resolved (a) at the assessment stage, (b) after investigation by an adjudicator and (c) by final decision of an ombudsman in each case.

Written Answers — Home Department: Police (22 Nov 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many fully trained police officers were allocated to the London borough of Wandsworth on 31 March in each year since 1997, broken down by rank; (2) how many community support officers were allocated to the London borough of Wandsworth in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Ombudsman Service (21 Nov 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what percentage of complaints submitted to the Financial Ombudsman Service resolved (a) after investigation by an adjudicator and (b) by final decision of an ombudsman the complaint was (i) found to be outside the FOS jurisdiction, (ii) withdrawn by the customer, (iii) not treated fairly by the firm concerned, (iv) treated fairly by the firm...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burundi (16 Nov 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether the recent government elections in Burundi were free and fair; and if he will make a statement.


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