Results 1–20 of 476 for speaker:Ms Liz Lynne

Clause 2: Compensation Payments (18 Mar 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: I shall not detain the House. I welcome the fact that the Bill will receive Royal Assent before the general election campaign proper. I am delighted that some of my constituents and people across the country will benefit from it. I have always felt it wrong that any amount over £2,500 was clawed back by the Treasury from injured people in receipt of state benefits. The Bill will be to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Kashmir (12 Mar 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had recently with the Indian Government regarding Jammu—Kashmir. [18296]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Kashmir (12 Mar 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: Is the Minister aware that we are still receiving reports from Indian-controlled Kashmir of killings, torture and rape'? Does he agree that a just solution that involves not only the Governments of India and Pakistan but the people of Kashmir must be found urgently? The situation is becoming even more urgent, as we now know that Pakistan and India are nuclear powers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Class Sizes (26 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on class sizes in primary schools. [16060]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Class Sizes (26 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: Does the Secretary of State accept that the Government have grossly underfunded primary education, which has led to an increase in class sizes? Is she aware that the Labour-run local education authority in Rochdale is allocating less in its first year of administration than the Liberal Democrats allocated in their first year? Does she agree that only the Liberal Democrats are committed to...

Orders of the Day — Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Bill [Lords] (25 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: The Bill also has my full support: it is modest, but much needed, and it will right some serious injustices; it will also save the taxpayer money. I hope that it receives Royal Assent before the general election, because it is important to get it on the statute book. It will stop state benefit being clawed back from persons who have been injured. If people sue their employers successfully,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Discrimination (Disabled Persons) (25 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: The Minister said in the debate on health yesterday that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was the flagship of Government policy on disabled people. If that is the case, why cannot it be used to force building societies such as the Halifax to give share options to the second named account holder, most of whom are disabled people? If the Act cannot be used in that way, surely he must...

Business of the House (20 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: May I draw the attention of the Leader of the House to early-day motion 504 in my name? [That this House regrets the waste of taxpayers' money involved in the Child Support Agency advertising campaign throughout the Greater Manchester area; notes that on 12th February the Advertising Standards Authority published a report stating that the claim made in one advertisement 'Dear Parent, Even...

Social Security (19 Feb 1997)

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Social Security (19 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: How come that Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish, in the other place, seemed to back-track on the idea of new medical evidence? He seemed to admit that no new medical evidence had been brought forward, yet people who had experienced hearing loss—not to the extent of an 80-year-old at present, but hearing loss that could deteriorate over the years—would not get their war pensions. Why did Lord...

Social Security (19 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: The hon. Gentleman obviously realises that 1 million pensioners are not claiming the income-related benefits to which they are entitled, so they receive only their basis state pension and do not get housing benefit. Does he agree that it is time that an advertising campaign was run to make sure that pensioners are aware of the income-related benefits to which they are entitled?

Social Security (19 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: There have been numerous changes to the social security system in recent years. While some have been minor, our social security system has taken a turn for the worse. Its administration has been centralised and become remote. Benefit claimants face complicated new rules with, at times, little help to cope with them. A recent report by the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux...

Social Security (19 Feb 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: The Minister nods his head and says, "Thank you." But the income support level is a basic subsistence level; claimants will not be able to afford a little extra to top up their rent. In some cases, claimants might need a lot of extra money to top up their rent. The Government encouraged landlords to convert their houses into self-contained flats. What will the Government do now? Will they go...

Petition: Cold Weather Payments (Wind Chill Factor) Bill (17 Jan 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: Although the drugs issue is very important, does the hon. Lady agree that as 265 elderly people died of hypothermia in England and Wales in 1995, the Bill must have time to pass through all its stages? Is it not an absolute disgrace that Conservative Members debated an unopposed Bill for so long?

Petition: Public Entertainments Licences (Drug Misuse) Bill (17 Jan 1997)

Ms Liz Lynne: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it in order for hon. Members to filibuster to prevent another Bill from being debated?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Incapacity Benefit (10 Dec 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Does the Minister accept that a number of people are not now getting incapacity benefit because they are allowed only five working days to prepare their appeal? That is happening at the same time as the Government are cutting benefits to war pensioners who gave their health in the service of this country. Is it not about time that the Government stopped attacking disabled people?

Social Security (5 Dec 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: These regulations came into force on 1 August 1996 —four months ago. We were denied the chance then to debate them or to vote on them, although they are significant changes for a vast number of disabled people. Tonight we have the opportunity to vote against them, and I hope that hon. Members on both sides the House will consider doing so. The manner in which the regulations were introduced...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Firework Safety (4 Dec 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce further proposals to improve firework safety. [5796]

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Firework Safety (4 Dec 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Can the Minister at least guarantee that, by next 5 November, there will be stricter guidelines on the import of fireworks, especially from China, as those were most responsible for the horrific accidents? Will he also say whether there are any new proposals for tougher sentencing or tougher penalties on shopkeepers who sell fireworks to children?

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (28 Nov 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: No doubt the hon. Gentleman saw our alternative Budget and he will be aware that we costed it. We shall also cost our general election manifesto. Just because the hon. Gentleman is upset that his party will not join us in the Lobby and vote against the cut in income tax or make any commitment on spending, he has to attack a party that will.


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