Results 1–20 of 548 for speaker:Miss Emma Nicholson

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Overseas Aid Budget (United Nations Target) (24 Feb 1997)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Is the Minister aware that his original answer was almost word for word drawn from the 1974 Conservative party manifesto for the second election? While it is comforting to hear that today the Treasury Bench supports a former Prime Minister whereas only yesterday it was being extremely rude about him, does the Minister recognise that the percentage of aid is now 0.29 per cent. whereas in 1974...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Great Lakes (27 Jan 1997)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Will the Minister inform the House how much of his Department's bilateral aid programme has been dedicated to education? Education in Rwanda touches only the 8 per cent. of the population who are literate, despite the fact, of which the Minister does not appear to be aware, that for the past two and a half years the Rwandan Cabinet has been a coalition, elected from all parts of society, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Zaire (27 Nov 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: The Foreign Secretary has rightly said several times that the free flow of accurate, unbiased information has been instrumental in guiding humanitarian aid to the right places and in ensuring that returning refugees knew that it was safe to go home and that they would be assisted in settling back in their villages. How, therefore, can he continue to support Britain's withdrawal from the...

BSE Crisis (13 Nov 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Will my hon. Friend invite Conservative Members to read the second page of the NFU letter, which states that the Government have done very little and that the NFU is unhappy? In other words, the first page of the letter shows the courtesy that we would expect from the NFU, but the second page gives us the reality.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Developing Countries (Wages) (11 Nov 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: If the Minister really believes what he has just said about the morality of those employing people in the developing nations, why do not the British Government support, instead of block, the additional optional protocol to the United Nations declaration on the rights of the child, which was highlighted today by UNICEF in its report on the effects of war on children? It shows that the armed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Burundi (22 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Does the Minister agree that the World Service was particularly important in the transmission of accurate information during the tragedy in Rwanda? Would he confirm, as he has not yet done, despite two questions being asked, that the funding for that World Service network came largely from the voluntary organisations? Does he agree that the World Service needs to be supported and enhanced if...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Burundi (22 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Yes.

Clause 8: New clause (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Clause 8: New clause (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Iraq was a protected state of the United Kingdom for many years and the Iraqi people know Britain well and they know our systems. I am sad to have to tell the Secretary of State that he is known by the Iraqi refugees in London—and many thousands of other refugees—as monster Lilley. I take no pleasure in that and, like others who have spoken, I want the Government to make the United...

Clause 8: New clause (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: It is a pleasure to speak to amendment (d) to Lords amendment No. 24, to which my hon. Friends the Members for Rochdale (Ms Lynne) and for Liverpool, Mossley Hill (Mr. Alton) have also put their names. It is a simple amendment that would make means-tested benefits available to asylum seekers if the decisions on their cases took longer than 28 days. It would, we believe, mean that asylum...

Clause 8: New clause (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: I am concerned about the plight of those who may find it difficult to speak at all, such as victims of torture. I have worked with such people. They have been so humiliated by the torture, which has degraded them as human beings and exploded their sense of identity, that they can hardly speak. Apart from their inability to speak English, it may take them months to explain what has happened to...

Clause 1: Extension of Special Appeals Procedures (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Will the Minister give way?

Clause 1: Extension of Special Appeals Procedures (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Will the Minister please explain to the House how her authority will extend over the Foreign Office; how her authority will be so great that it will ring down the decades more strongly than the words that we seek to include in the Bill? It is extremely difficult for all Opposition Members and, I suspect, for most Conservative Members, to take her personal assurance in the way in which she...

Clause 1: Extension of Special Appeals Procedures (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: Despite both his and my affection for India, does the hon. Gentleman not agree that were Mr. Rushdie to return there, there might be some fear of persecution? It is right that every case should be considered on its merits, irrespective of the country to which the person might be returning.

Clause 1: Extension of Special Appeals Procedures (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: I fully support everything that the hon. Lady is saying. Will she expand her remarks to include the dreadful horror of genital mutilation that women face in some countries, forcing them to seek asylum? What are her comments on that?

Clause 1: Extension of Special Appeals Procedures (15 Jul 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: The hon. Member for Congleton (Mrs. Winterton) raised that case. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will be pleased to learn that the lady concerned has received settlement. I hope that, as the hon. Gentleman and my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill (Mr. Alton) suggest, entry clearance officers in our embassies and high commissions will consider such cases favourably.

Prayers: River Claw (Pollution) (19 Jun 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: The farmer's waste management system had been cleared 100 per cent. favourably by the NRA only weeks previously. I remind the Under-Secretary that, of course, in normal circumstances slurry is not poisonous to humans, but at the time of the BSE scare we have to be especially careful with all waste products from animals that may be cull cows.

Prayers: River Claw (Pollution) (19 Jun 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: I am glad to hear the Minister's description of the code of conduct. He knows, however, that farmers are subject to many different Government guidelines and, possibly, grants to assist them. Will he consider suggesting to his colleagues, or putting in place himself, a one-stop shop for farmers, to which they could turn to obtain advice on improving their land, on environmental matters and on...

Prayers: River Claw (Pollution) (19 Jun 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: I am grateful for the opportunity to debate this subject, and I am glad that I have been called to introduce it a little earlier than I or the Minister expected. I raise an important matter regarding an incident that is crucial for my constituents. Although the Environment Agency and the farming family concerned have acted speedily and efficiently, the Minister may like to consider some...

Orders of the Day — Reserve Forces Bill: Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (20 May 1996)

Miss Emma Nicholson: The Minister may not know that I tried to speak in the CDC debate last year. I was firmly told by the Conservative Whips that the Government did not want anybody to speak from the Conservative side in favour of the CDC.


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