Results 4701–4720 of 4737 for speaker:Esther McVey

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — National Apprenticeship Scheme (21 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: I want to pick up on the point about the Wirral apprenticeships raised by the hon. Member for Wirral South (Alison McGovern). Although we are doing well in Wirral, we are seriously over-subscribed. Last year, more than 1,000 young people submitted 3,117 applications to the fewer than 150 businesses involved. To move forward, we are looking to build on something that has done so well. Do...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — National Apprenticeship Scheme (21 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: Thank you, Mr Caton. I was responding to what had been said.

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Representation: Mentally Ill (21 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what mechanism exists for detained mental health patients to choose their legal representation; (2) what steps his Department has taken to assist detained mental health patients to contact solicitors and to reduce the time taken for such patients to have access to legal services.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Finance (21 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many capital building projects in further education colleges have been funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in each of the last five years; and how much was allocated to each project.

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — North-West Economy (20 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: I am delighted to be able to speak in this debate, which has been very constructive so far as people come to it with various ideas and views. It is true that we are all passionate about the north-west, and I know that the Government are too; it is a dynamic and thriving part of the country. It is also a powerhouse not just locally but for the whole country, and it is now viewed as one of the...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Older People (19 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist people aged over 50 years to start new businesses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Government Office for the North West (15 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: What plans he has for the future of the Government office for the north-west.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Government Office for the North West (15 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: The north-west employs more public sector employees than any other region in the country apart from London. Although I welcome the Government's plans to expand private enterprise in our local economy, assisted by the regional growth fund and local enterprise partnerships, will the Secretary of State explain how his Department plans to cushion that transition towards private sector enterprise,...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business Links: Expenditure (15 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department allocated to Business Link in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Foreign Investment in UK: North West (15 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department has made available to attract inward investment to (a) Wirral West and (b) the North West in the last three years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Mental Health Services (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on funding for mental health services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Mental Health Services (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: Given the dire financial situation the last Government have left us in, and the very real impact it will have on each and every one of our lives, will the Minister go further to explain the £70 million that he plans to spend on psychological therapies in the current financial year? That is particularly important when one in four of us will in the course of our lifetimes suffer from problems...

Written Answers — Home Department: Identity Cards (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to (a) fully reimburse and (b) partly reimburse people who have purchased identity cards.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business Links (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has for the future of (a) Business Link and (b) Business Link North West.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Equality (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to reduce the gender gap between men and women in setting up new businesses.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Females (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to establish female entrepreneurial role models.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Northwest Regional Development Agency: Wirral (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance the North West Regional Development Agency has provided to businesses in Wirral West constituency in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Qualifications (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department plans to exempt professional degree programmes from the conditions of the Equal or Lower Qualifications policy.

Written Answers — International Development: South Africa: Football (13 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking in relation to the situation in South Africa involving the clearance of unauthorised dwellings by the Red Ants in preparation for the World Cup.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Poor Families (Assistance) (12 Jul 2010)

Esther McVey: What steps his Department is taking through the education system to assist children from poor families.


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