Results 4621–4640 of 4775 for speaker:Esther McVey

Written Answers — Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Liverpool (23 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit of High Speed 2 to the Liverpool City region.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Banks: Regulation (17 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, columns 217-8W, on banks: regulation, what options for further action he has considered in relation to banks that fail to meet lending targets as set out by Project Merlin.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Environmental Protection: Liverpool (17 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to encourage the growth of the green economy in the Liverpool city region.

Written Answers — Education: School Leaving (10 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the adequacy of system to provide routes back into education for those who leave formal education at 16.

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Apprenticeships (Small Businesses) (9 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: I want to add some personal knowledge as someone who has had an apprentice since last October and as the owner of a small business. It is the cost that concerns small businesses. What can the Government do to incentivise them to take on apprentices? We need to look at the cost to employ one and the payroll costs.

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Apprenticeships (Small Businesses) (9 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: I totally agree. If there is one thing that small companies have told me about the hurdles to taking on apprentices and about why they want incentivising to do so, it is that the hidden cost of spending time with a person, bringing them on, encouraging them and making them work-ready cannot be underestimated.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Knowledge Economy: Liverpool (8 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to encourage the growth of the knowledge economy in the Liverpool city region.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Banks: Regulation (7 Jun 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to ensure that the small business lending targets set out in Project Merlin are met by the banks who are parties to the agreement.

Written Answers — Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: North West (23 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit to the North West of High Speed 2.

Written Answers — Health: Cancer: Drugs (23 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to carry out appraisals for innovative inhibitor therapies for rare cancers where the target population is very small.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Employment (23 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to encourage the development of links between employers and universities.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Vocational Guidance (23 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the (a) availability and (b) quality of careers advice in universities.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education: Work Experience (23 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the employment prospects of graduates who undertake integrated work-based placements as part of degree courses.

Written Answers — Justice: Aiding and Abetting (18 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, columns 1259-60W, on joint enterprise, what steps he is taking to ensure the prosecution of all those in a gang or group involved in the commission of offences; and if he will conduct a review of the common law practice of joint enterprise.

Problem Gambling (17 May 2011)

Esther McVey: Is my hon. Friend aware that there is currently no GamCare treatment provider available on Merseyside? The closest is in Manchester. Does he know whether that will be addressed?

Written Answers — Justice: Prison Sentences (17 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's 2011 compendium of re-offending statistics and analysis, page 16, if he will draw to the attention of the Sentencing Council the finding in respect of re-offending of (a) offenders given immediate custodial sentences of two years or more but less than four years and (b) offenders who received immediate custodial...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer: Drugs (16 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to improve access to drugs subject to National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence funding for cancer patients in the NHS.

Planning (Grade 1 Agricultural Land Protection): New Clause 5 — Payments in relation to full-time, post-16 education (11 May 2011)

Esther McVey: I, along with Opposition colleagues, have tabled amendment 27 to require the Secretary of State to “produce a transition plan…from the current system of careers guidance to the new all-age careers service.’. How that transition is handled—all of it—is vital. First, I want to welcome the Government’s plans for an all-age careers service, but I emphasise the importance of careers...

Written Answers — Justice: Joint Enterprise (11 May 2011)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the common law doctrine on joint enterprise.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Business Costs (10 May 2011)

Esther McVey: What fiscal measures he is taking to reduce the costs faced by businesses.


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