Results 161–180 of 332 for speaker:Lynda Waltho

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Time (15 Oct 2007)

Lynda Waltho: What steps she is taking to reduce the time it takes police officers to return to their beat after making arrests.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Time (15 Oct 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer. I spent part of the summer working with the West Midlands police, and at every level, from superintendent to custody suite, the issue of form filling was raised time and again. Can she reassure me that once information has been put into those computers, there will not be a requirement to repeat and repeat the process? Overwhelmingly, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families: Secondary Schools (26 Jul 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I am sure that my right hon. Friend will be aware of the year-on-year improvement in GCSE pass rates and grades from pupils across Dudley. What further progress does he envisage for the pupils of Stourbridge, with the recent announcement of an extra £25 million for the black country learning challenge?

Business of the House: Crime Reduction (19 Jul 2007)

Lynda Waltho: With my right hon. Friend's local knowledge of my constituency, she will know that many of my constituents are employed not only in the local town shops but in the nearby large shopping centre at Merry Hill. Notwithstanding the decrease in crime locally, they are particularly concerned about the levels of violent abuse that they receive. What more can we do to encourage employers and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Ministers for Women (Priorities) (17 Jul 2007)

Lynda Waltho: Make no mistake: women welcome the Government's focus on domestic violence and the progress that has been made over the past 10 years. However, those who work with and support victims, particularly women, are frustrated by the plethora of initiatives across Departments. I welcomed the comment about an inter-ministerial group. However, in the spirit of embracing talent, will my right hon. and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Community and Voluntary Organisations (17 Jul 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I am sure that my hon. Friend is aware of the chaos caused in my constituency when Tory-controlled Dudley council cut all funding to youth organisations. I am glad to say that it has seen the error of its ways, and the announcement of further funding is excellent. However, continuity of funding is important. Will my hon. Friend agree to come to visit two organisations, the What? Centre and...

Business of the House (5 Jul 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I add my congratulations to those of my colleagues and also welcome my hon. Friend the Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman), who was a particularly inspired appointment. I was encouraged and stimulated by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's statement on Tuesday, and particularly by what he said about devolving more powers back to Parliament. Will my right hon. and learned Friend...

Written Answers — Minister for Women: Flexible Working (5 Jul 2007)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the merits of encouraging employers to advertise posts as available for flexible working to help lone parents and carers back into the workplace.

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General: Media Reporting (Criminal Cases) (28 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: What steps he is taking to ensure that media reporting does not prejudice fair trials; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General: Media Reporting (Criminal Cases) (28 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: The Fawcett Society estimates that less than 15 per cent. of rape is reported, and a major influence on whether someone—especially a woman—proceeds with her case is believed to be the prospect of adverse reporting and the naming, and almost shaming, of her past life. What further steps can my hon. and learned Friend take to guarantee anonymity in those cases?

Written Answers — Defence: Unexploded Ordnance (18 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the steps taken to remove land mines and explosive remnants of war.

Orders of the Day: New Clause 5 — Sustainable community strategies (15 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I add my congratulations both to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood (Mr. Hurd) and to the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne (Julia Goldsworthy) and my hon. Friend the Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew). The way in which the Bill has been dealt with shows Parliament working at its best across the parties and with the support of the vast majority of local community groups. The Bill will not...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 1 — Proposals by local authorities (15 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I am sorry—I do not know the political make-up of the assembly that the hon. Gentleman is referring to, but surely his local council has elected representatives on it.

Orders of the Day: New Clause 6 — Local authorities: transfer of functions (15 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I accept what the hon. Lady has said about parish issues and constituency issues. On employment, however, Government targets and Government policy have meant the virtual eradication of long-term youth unemployment in Stourbridge. The targets in the Jobcentre Plus and new deal policies made that happen in my constituency. I am worried that such Government mechanisms, which are fed by...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 6 — Local authorities: transfer of functions (15 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I am not suggesting that such action would be malicious. I am just going on my constituents' experience of Dudley council. The thought of Dudley council being in charge of anything to do with employment would fill my constituents with horror.

Orders of the Day: New Clause 6 — Local authorities: transfer of functions (15 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: Following that, what happens if the system goes wrong? That is my concern. Whose fault would it be, who would shoulder the blame, and where would we go from there?

Orders of the Day: New Clause 6 — Local authorities: transfer of functions (15 Jun 2007)

Lynda Waltho: I understand what the right hon. Gentleman is saying about a body such as Business Link, but perhaps he or other members of the Public Bill Committee will be able to help me with something with which I am struggling. If the community in Stourbridge decided that the local Jobcentre Plus was not fulfilling its function, what safeguards would there be to prevent the local council from charging...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Further Education Funding (24 May 2007)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on extending further education funding to support 17 to 19-year-olds.

Opposition Day — [12th allotted day]: Secretary of State for Health (23 May 2007)

Lynda Waltho: And they are better paid.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Pay Television: Competition (9 May 2007)

Lynda Waltho: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to promote competition in the pay television market.


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