Results 101–120 of 137 for speaker:Baroness Valentine

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Passport Queues (16 Jun 2008)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: How often the queues being monitored by staff of the Border Control Agency at Heathrow's immigration control exceed the European Economic Area (EEA) queuing benchmark time of 25 minutes; how often they exceed the non-EEA queuing benchmark time of 45 minutes; and what proportion of total queues monitored this represents.

Entertainment: Facilities (7 May 2008)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Lloyd-Webber, for drawing our attention to this issue tonight, as well as for his contribution to all of our entertainment. May I just say in passing that I thought Jessie was phenomenal on Saturday night, though my other favourite Nancy was Sarah? Indeed, I have an "Oliver" strand running through my contribution this evening, so, to start: "I'm...

Transport: London Underground (7 May 2008)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, given the unfortunate collapse of Metronet and the funding required for Crossrail, does there remain sufficient funding to deliver the Tube modernisation programme at the rate originally envisaged for phase 2 of the PPP?

Tourism: London (6 May 2008)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Gardner, for calling this timely debate, and will touch on many of the themes that she has already introduced. Visit London tells us that last year there were 16 million visitors to London, and, as the noble Baroness, Lady Gardner, said, they contributed an estimated £15 billion to the economy. Many of these visitors go on to visit the UK. London is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Employment: Labour Shortage (27 Mar 2008)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will instruct the Migration Advisory Committee to consider the production of a separate labour shortage list occupation for London, given the different nature of its labour market, as they are doing for Scotland.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Heathrow (17 Mar 2008)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many immigration officers were employed at Heathrow Airport on (a) 1 January 2006, and (b) 16 October 2007; and what arrangements are in place to ensure that border control staffing levels at Heathrow are responsive to the expected numbers of passengers passing through the airport at any time.

Immigration: Airports (28 Feb 2008)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take to tackle the length of immigration control queues at the United Kingdom's major airports.

Immigration: Airports (28 Feb 2008)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his response. It is of course essential that we do not compromise security, but the opening shortly of Terminal 5 provides an excellent opportunity for setting standards for immigration queues across our major airports. Surely it is unacceptable that our overseas visitors should have to wait 45 minutes to clear immigration and that that should be set as the...

Olympic Games 2012: Legacy (17 Jan 2008)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, for securing this debate. I, too, have visited the Bromley-by-Bow Centre and been impressed by his activities there. Understandably, government attention has focused on staging the Games in 2012, and excellent progress is being made. But it was the promised legacy that persuaded the IOC to pass the Olympic torch to London. There are many...

Crossrail Bill (9 Jan 2008)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, hurrah that we have got this far on Crossrail. Building Crossrail matters hugely to me personally, and it should matter to anyone who cares about the UK economy. I could talk about the subject for hours, but I shall spare noble Lords that this evening. To keep the UK competitive, we need London to succeed, and for London to succeed, we need a world-class transport system. London is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Passport Queues (9 Jan 2008)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to monitor queues at passport control at United Kingdom airports; and whether they will publish the most recent information.

Debate on the Address (13 Nov 2007)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, most of the Government's proposed legislation in the areas that we are considering today, I welcome. It draws successfully from studies by Lyons, Stern, Eddington and Barker. However, I care about implementation. Work does not stop with the press conference or when legislation clears Parliament. That is when the real work starts. East of here, delivery of the Olympic spectacle is in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Heathrow (30 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many immigration officers were employed at Heathrow airport on (a) 1 January 2006, and (b) 16 October 2007; and what arrangements are in place to ensure that border control staffing levels at Heathrow are responsive to the expected numbers of passengers passing through the airport at any time.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Passport Queues (30 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to monitor queues at passport control at United Kingdom airports; and whether they will publish the most recent information.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Heathrow (29 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received regarding the Competition Commission's proposals to cap the rate of return for investment in Heathrow Airport.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Heathrow (25 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received on the proposal that the Border and Immigration Agency's operations at Heathrow airport be subjected to the same performance targets as BAA's operations there.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Heathrow (25 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received on subjecting the airport security regime of the Department for Transport to the same performance targets as the rest of Heathrow.

Greater London Authority Bill (9 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, I have sympathy with both of these amendments, but I think that they would be better dealt with in guidance rather than in legislation. On Amendment No. 6, it is not appropriate that legislation should seek to effect the transfer of Section 106 funds to a borough, which would create unwarranted bureaucracy. I agree that the Mayor should transfer Section 106 funds to the body...

Greater London Authority Bill (9 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: My Lords, I am concerned that requiring the Mayor to seek the Assembly's advice before issuing a direction would add unwarranted delay to the planning process. New arrangements are being introduced to improve delivery, particularly of housing, and to speed up the planning process without adding undue complexity—an objective that I believe we all share. The new clause would undermine those...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Olympic Games 2012: Scrutiny (1 Oct 2007)

Baroness Valentine: asked the Leader of the House: Whether specific arrangements have been made for Members of the House of Lords to scrutinise the Government on developments for the London Olympics in a similar arrangement to that put in place for Members of the House of Commons.


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