Results 41–60 of 332 for speaker:Lynda Waltho

Stourbridge Glass Collection (18 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: May I seek a further point of clarification? Is my hon. Friend talking about the proceeds of the disposal of the whole Broadfield site, which covers a vast acreage? That sum would probably run into millions, and it would be fantastic to have it. However, we—or rather, Dudley metropolitan borough council— could well be talking about just £120,000, which would perhaps replace some windows...

Stourbridge Glass Collection (18 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: I am pleased by what my hon. Friend is saying and by her obvious commitment to the collection and to Broadfield House. She speaks about democratisation, but there is a worry that decisions are being made in secret. The Friends of Broadfield House is a collection of business people, artists and supporters, and they are world-renowned experts. Surely it would be sensible for them to be part of...

Stourbridge Glass Collection (18 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: Stourbridge glass is synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and excellence, and it is one of the greatest names in world glass-making. Since the 16th century, glass workshops and factories in the Stourbridge area have created some of the finest glass ever made, and the industry is a fundamental part of Stourbridge's history and heritage and those of the wider black country. The Stourbridge...

Stourbridge Glass Collection (18 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: I thank the hon. Gentleman, who is indeed a very good neighbour. Campaigners are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of meaningful dialogue with the council. As well as not being consulted initially on the decision, they have offered to assist with the feasibility study and are finding that the council is evasive and unhelpful. The council website has not been updated for some time...

Public Bill Committee: Health Bill: Clause 1 (16 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: I wish to declare that my husband, Councillor Stephen Waltho, is a governing member of the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Social Mobility (11 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what policies of his Department have objectives to increase social mobility.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (2 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: I know that my right hon. Friend is aware of the great need for regeneration in Stourbridge, and of the series of public meetings that I have recently conducted with business and local people on that topic and on the recession. At our last meeting, people were greatly excited by the announcement of a fund for temporary use of empty shops. Can she elaborate on that, and tell me how we can...

Written Answers — Home Department: Crimes of Violence: Females (1 Jun 2009)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Health and (b) the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on their Departments' contributions to (i) her Department's consultation on Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls and (ii) her Department's forthcoming national strategy on Violence...

Commission for the Compact: Policing and Crime Bill (19 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: Indeed. I intend to say more about that later. Optional reforms would reduce the burden on local authorities that chose to adopt the new controls. The increased costs of enforcing the new clause would arise when an application was made. However, the costs of the process would be absorbed by licensing fees, and incurred by lap-dancing club operators rather than local authorities. That...

Commission for the Compact: Policing and Crime Bill (19 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: They ought to welcome it, but of course they do not, because they prefer an uneven mixture of provision enabling them to exploit loopholes. Their industry has a history of exploiting loopholes and gaining as a result, and I do not expect its approach to change. In its current form, the Bill exempts premises that provide lap dancing less frequently than once a month from requiring a sex...

Commission for the Compact: Policing and Crime Bill (19 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: Indeed. The Minister spoke earlier about possible Department for Culture, Media and Sport plans to give councillors a voice. That—a community voice—is what has been missing. If the TEN system is looked at across the board, we will get what I and many of my colleagues started out in politics to support: a voice for local people. That is what has been missing.

Commission for the Compact: Policing and Crime Bill (19 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: That is absolutely the case. In conclusion, I believe that the removal of the frequency-based exemption and universal application are crucial to ensure that these welcome reforms to lap-dancing club licensing deliver real and robust change, and I urge my hon. Friend the Minister to revisit the area covered by the amendments, if not here then in another place.

Commission for the Compact: Policing and Crime Bill (19 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: Many of us have had problems with lap-dancing clubs in our constituencies. The arguments were well rehearsed at length in Committee, so I willnot go over them again. I would like to speak to amendments 194 and 199, and Government amendment 54. We have had trouble in our constituencies because lap-dancing clubs are currently licensed solely under the Licensing Act 2003. Those clubs share the...

Commission for the Compact: Policing and Crime Bill (19 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: Indeed, and it is very difficult—in fact, impossible—for local people to object to those temporary licences; only the police are able to do so, and in my experience they rarely do. This state of affairs applies despite massive objections, a 10,000-name petition that went to No. 10 Downing street and almost mayhem in some constituencies—not least my own. We also need to protect local...

Commission for the Compact: New Clause 22 — Penalty for contravening notice relating to encrypted information (19 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: I welcome much of what my hon. Friend has said, but my difficulty is that Dudley has been particularly timid in using the current licensing law. For instance, when a club asks for a later licence, it is granted, then another and another, because the council is frightened to death of being taken to court. We have had so much trouble with lap dancing, particularly in Stourbridge, and my worry...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Sexual Assault Referral Centres (18 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: What funding her Department has allocated to sexual assault referral centres for 2009-10.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Sexual Assault Referral Centres (18 May 2009)

Lynda Waltho: I welcome that fantastic news about funding, but when I met women from Women's Aid a few weeks ago they were concerned that funding, although welcome, may be diverted from rape crisis centres and that they will continually have to reapply for funding from different pots of money. Will my hon. Friend reassure me that that will not happen? After all, rape crisis centres were set up for women,...

British Heroes of the Holocaust (29 Apr 2009)

Lynda Waltho: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Dumfries and Galloway (Mr. Brown) on securing this debate. I should like to talk about a man for whom I have a great deal of admiration. He has already been mentioned. His name is Frank Foley, but some refer to him as the "British Schindler". Frank was remarkable. We in Stourbridge like to think of him as a son of Stourbridge—he retired...

Written Answers — Health: Fertility: Medical Treatments (28 Apr 2009)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts restrict access to fertility services if a person or their partner has a child from a current relationship or any previous relationship.

Written Answers — Health: Fertility: Medical Treatments (28 Apr 2009)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts funded only one fresh cycle of IVF in 2008.


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