Results 5661–5668 of 5668 for speaker:Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Written Answers — House of Lords: Variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease in Leicestershire (13 Jul 2000)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many cases of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease have been detected in Leicestershire since the National Surveillance programme for Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease began in 1990.

Sierra Leone (23 May 2000)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: My Lords, I congratulate the Government on the Statement. What use has the United Nations been able to make of our holding the airport?

Sierra Leone (23 May 2000)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: My Lords, perhaps I may put the question again. I apologise to my noble friend; I probably spoke too quickly. I asked what use the United Nations has been able to make of our holding the airport.

Lone Parents (16 Mar 2000)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the impact of their policies since May 1997 on the prospects for lone parents. My Lords, in opening this debate I thank my noble friend Lady Hollis of Heigham for her time, and that of other noble Lords who share an interest in this area of policy. It is against the backdrop of the Government's commitment to the eradication of child poverty...

Local Government Bill [H.L.] (7 Feb 2000)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: Perhaps I may begin by apologising to my noble friend Lord Mishcon, who I see is no longer in his place, for not giving way. I hope that my contribution will make up for my inexperience in the task. I have had the privilege of discussing with my noble friend Lord Randall for some days the issues raised in his amendment. My noble friend is aware that I am very interested in these matters...

National Health Service (2 Feb 2000)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: My Lords, as chairman of a health authority, I am well aware of the difficulties and problems and also the successes that have faced the health service over the past few weeks. I, too, should like to pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Cumberlege, for initiating the debate, and for the work that she has done for the health service in her years as a Minister, before that, and beyond. I was...

Influenza (10 Jan 2000)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: My Lords, on behalf of health authority chairmen, of whom I am one, I thank the Minister for his kind remarks. I believe that the planning has been a huge success. I spent part of the millennium weekend in my part of Hertfordshire working with the staff of NHS trusts and considering intensive care needs. I recognise that the collaboration that occurred between local government, the police and...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (24 Nov 1999)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: My Lords, it is with a real sense of privilege that I make the first of what I hope will be many contributions in your Lordships' House. In preparing to enter your Lordships' House, I trawled the Internet--something I enjoy doing enormously--to look for other noble Lords' speeches on similar occasions. I was struck by the number of times that references were made to the kindness shown to...

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