Results 1–20 of 90 for speaker:Mrs Sheila Faith

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Patients (Statistics) (15 Mar 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to the number of inpatients and outpatients, respectively, treated in National Health Service hospitals in 1982–83; and what was the equivalent figure for 1978–79.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Patients (Statistics) (15 Mar 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: Does my hon. Friend agree that those figures are a matter for congratulation and reflect the fact that there are 40,000 more nurses and many more doctors working in the National Health Service, and that the National Health Service has been organised more efficiently since the Government took office?

National Health Service (Commercial Contractors) (17 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: Is my right hon. Friend aware that this will be good news for all those who suffered in hospital last year and during the winter of discontent when industrial action took place, because if the catering, laundry and cleaning services are broken down into smaller units that must be good for industrial relations and will in no way harm the concept of the National Health Service?

Orders of the Day — Disablement (Prohibition of Unjustifiable Discrimination) (11 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I, too, congratulate the right hon. Member for Western Isles (Mr. Stewart), first, on winning a place in the ballot for private Members' Bills, something that I have never managed to do and, secondly, on having chosen this subject. Even if some of us had doubts about the advisability of the Bill, like the International Year of Disabled People in 1981, it makes us consider the problems of our...

Orders of the Day — Disablement (Prohibition of Unjustifiable Discrimination) (11 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I deplore discrimination from wherever it comes.

Orders of the Day — Disablement (Prohibition of Unjustifiable Discrimination) (11 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I am making the point that the Government could spend the money more wisely by trying to avoid further handicap. The Select Committee will follow up the matter of preventing handicap. We will have further meetings. We shall receive reports from regional health authorities to see how they are progressing. That is important to prevent further disability. It has been an important debate and I...

Orders of the Day — Disablement (Prohibition of Unjustifiable Discrimination) (11 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: It is important that there should be better understanding of the problems of the disabled. I hope that we will all put our minds to that, but I shall not be voting for the Bill in the Lobby today.

Unemployment (East Midlands) (9 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I am sorry if I did not make clear that, while unemployment in my constituency is much higher than I would like, it is very much lower than it is in the rest of Derbyshire, lower than in most parts of the east midlands and in the rest of the country.

Unemployment (East Midlands) (9 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: It is perhaps appropriate that I should speak after my neighbour to the north of my constituency, the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner), but I am sure that the House will understand when I say that I agree with very little of what he said. There are no grounds for complacency and we are all extremely worried about the situation in the east midlands. The hon. Members for Ashfield (Mr....

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Joint Passports (Children) (9 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek powers to compel the surrender of any joint passport which includes a child who has become the subject of a custody order made by a divorce court.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Joint Passports (Children) (9 Feb 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. However, if that is the case, and in view of the number of children who are being abducted, many of whom are taken abroad, should not the whole matter of joint passports be re-examined? If a child had its own passport, it could be given to the parent who is awarded custody.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jan 1983)

Mrs Sheila Faith: Without in any way criticising the tribunal that sat in Liverpool yesterday, does my right hon. Friend agree that it is a matter of anxiety that Michael Fagan was released from hospital yesterday without any surveillance? Would she further agree that the Mental Health Act 1959 should be amended so that in future it should be possible for mental health tribunals to impose a supervision order...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Closed Shop (21 Dec 1982)

Mrs Sheila Faith: Is my right hon. Friend aware that Mr. Reed of Derby, who has been a member of the National Union of Railwaymen for 30 years, has been denied union benefits because he refused to strike last June? Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, although Mr. Reed has understandably left the union, his job is fully protected under the Employment Act 1982?

Family Policy (17 Dec 1982)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I do not want anyone to think that I was brought to the Chamber to participate. It has been a worthwhile morning and I would not have missed it. I came willingly and happily.

Family Policy (17 Dec 1982)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this important debate on family policy. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Woolwich, West (Mr. Bottomley) on choosing the subject and on making such an excellent, informative and moving speech. I agree with the hon. Member for Pontypool (Mr. Abse) and with my hon. Friend the Member for Anglesey (Mr. Best) that it is very sad that...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: The Economy (Impact on Women) (8 Dec 1982)

Mrs Sheila Faith: Was it not the right hon. Member for Stepney and Poplar (Mr. Shore) who pointed out the necessity for low wage settlements if we are to keep inflation down and have a return to jobs and prosperity?

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: The Economy (Impact on Women) (8 Dec 1982)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I agree with the hon. Member for Bury and Radcliffe (Mr. White) on one point. Women elected our Prime Minister. They are delighted that they did so. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, who spoke on behalf of the Government, on speaking so ably. I know that all the Conservative Members who were in the Chamber...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: The Economy (Impact on Women) (8 Dec 1982)

Mrs Sheila Faith: I accept that, but I still say that I would prefer women with young children to stay at home. There has been much discussion about the abolition of the married man's tax allowance. On Monday my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services said that 12 million families would suffer if it were abolished. However, the future of this allowance is under discussion. If money is...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: The Economy (Impact on Women) (8 Dec 1982)

Mrs Sheila Faith: We are in a serious economic recession and we have to take serious measures. A wage freeze would be a serious step to take and it would only be a once-and-for-all action. It would not relate to any sort of incomes policy. If there were no wage freeze, at least it would be possible to witness realistically low wage settlements, and most women understand the need for this. If we have...


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