Results 2641–2660 of 2673 for speaker:Chris Skidmore

Frenchay Hospital (14 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: Thank you, Mr Hood, for allowing me to initiate this important debate on the future of Frenchay hospital. My constituency is currently served by Frenchay hospital's acute hospital facilities, so its downgrading is one of my constituents' most important concerns. The decision to downgrade the hospital and establish a new super-hospital at Southmead in Bristol was taken as part of the Bristol...

[Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — People with Learning Disabilities (NHS Treatment) (14 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: As the secretary of the all-party group on disability and a member of the Select Committee on Health, I have a dual interest in this debate. I am also a member of the all-party group on learning disability. I am sorry that I could not attend yesterday's AGM; it sounds as if it was a fascinating event. I thank the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Mr Clarke) for...

[Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — People with Learning Disabilities (NHS Treatment) (14 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. We are learning that health inequalities throughout our nation are extremely profound. Only by dealing with health inequalities can we raise the standard of public health in the nation as a whole-something that applies to many of our public services. Having a greater drive towards the localisation of services and the personalisation of care will get us to the...

Written Answers — Education: Special Educational Needs (14 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many statements on special educational needs each local authority area has issued in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Education: Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions (14 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented pupils with special educational needs have been given (i) a fixed period exclusion and (ii) a permanent exclusion in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Education: Special Educational Needs: Pupil Referral Units (14 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) statemented and ( b) non-statemented pupils with special educational needs have been placed in (i) pupil referral units and (ii) alternative provision in each year since 1997.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: I am sure that Ministers can understand the disappointment of my constituents when Cadbury's new owners stated their intention to move mass production abroad from the Summerdale plant near my constituency. In the light of this and of the dramatic decline in manufacturing employment over the past 13 years-down from 4.7 million jobs in 1997 to 2.6 million jobs now-what steps are they taking to...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Pay (13 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the highest 100 salaries of employees and officials of the National Health Service were in 2009-10.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Free School Meals (12 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: After 13 years of the previous Government, only 75 free school meals pupils gained three As at A-level. That is a disgrace. What do the Government propose to do about it?

Written Answers — Education: Departmental Furniture (12 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent on (a) refreshments and (b) furnishings in his private office in each year from 2005 to 2010.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Departmental Public Expenditure (8 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was spent on (a) refreshments and (b) furnishings in his private office in each year from 2005 to 2010.

Opposition Day — [3rd allotted day]: Schools Funding (7 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: I should like to thank the Secretary of State for his apology. I am sure that not one person in the Chamber has not made a mistake at some stage. I also imagine that few in the Chamber would be able to apologise to the House with such dignity and humility, and I thank him for that. However, will he explain the reason for the list that was released, and the reasons for the cuts that we are...

Written Answers — Education: Special Educational Needs (7 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications for statements on special educational need have been made in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Departmental Public Expenditure (7 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on (a) refreshments and (b) furnishings in his private office in each year from 2005 to 2010.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Public Expenditure (7 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on (a) refreshments and (b) furnishings in his private office in each year from 2005 to 2010.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (6 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: Last week the Secretary of State stated his intention to establish a National Security Council. Will he explain to the House what its remit might be?

Written Answers — Justice: Young Offenders: Special Educational Needs (6 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders with (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs have been placed in young offender institutions in each of the last 10 years.

[Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Supporting Carers (1 Jul 2010)

Chris Skidmore: As a member of the Select Committee on Health and secretary of the all-party group on disability, I take a keen interest in this important matter, and I am very grateful to the Government for arranging the debate. The figures mentioned in the debate are clear. As a nation, we rely on a silent army of carers-some 6 million people or 10% of our population-to look after and support the most...

Regional Spatial Strategies — [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] (30 Jun 2010)

Chris Skidmore: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Milton Keynes North (Mark Lancaster) for initiating this debate. The abolition of regional spatial strategies by the new coalition Government is extremely welcome and cannot come soon enough. Returning powers on where to build housing to local communities and democratically elected local councillors, rather than unelected quangos and Whitehall...

Regional Spatial Strategies — [Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] (30 Jun 2010)

Chris Skidmore: The hon. Gentleman is correct. We are currently in limbo in the south-west. Later in my speech, I should like to mention another matter, which is creating a problem at this stage, regarding the RSS and other planning legislation that has yet to be tackled. First and foremost, I want to be clear that my constituents are not nimbys. Local people recognise the need for extra housing, and more...


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