Results 121–140 of 1867 for speaker:Simon Kirby

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Local Press (8 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of trends in sales of (a) local and (b) regional newspapers; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Blood (8 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the merits of introducing pathogen reduction technology as a standard treatment for blood products in the NHS.

[Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Backbench Business — The Future of Pubs (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: As someone who has run some 40 pubs in my time, I agree with my hon. Friend that pubs are absolutely essential as the heart of the community. She is absolutely correct in saying that they are all different-all special, but all very different at the same time.

[Mr Joe Benton in the Chair] — Backbench Business — The Future of Pubs (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: I do not intend to interrupt my hon. Friend too often, I promise. Does she agree that many landlords suffer a penalty of tens of thousands of pounds for having tied leases? They must compete not only with pubs that are free of ties, but with managed houses. The price of a 36-gallon barrel of beer is often hundreds of pounds cheaper free of tie than it is with the tie.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Bus Services: Concessions (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received from hon. Members on funding of the national concessionary bus fare scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Regional Government (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effects on households of his proposed reform of regional governance; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Primary Care Trusts (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals for the abolition of primary care trusts.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the merits of giving local authorities greater flexibility in how they correspond with claimants of housing benefit and council tax benefit when contacting them by letter for the purposes of ensuring that the benefit entitlement is clearly communicated.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to simplify the application procedures for state benefits; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Sexuality (9 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in developing countries.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Blood (13 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has considered the merits of introducing in the armed forces pathogen reduction technology as an option for combating known and unknown pathogens.

Written Answers — Defence: France: Military Alliances (13 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on collaboration between the UK and France on defence; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: USA: Disclosure of Information (13 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the US administration on the disclosure of classified material by Wikileaks.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (13 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's policy is on tenant management of housing owned by (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Poultry: Animal Welfare (13 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will accelerate her plans to introduce a ban on beak trimming for laying hens; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Internet (13 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an estimate of the potential savings to the public purse which would arise from consumers of services provided by her Department accessing them via websites rather than face-to-face or by post.

Written Answers — Treasury: Construction: Capital Investment (13 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from representatives of the construction industry on access to development capital; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Environment Protection: Employment (14 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the number of green jobs in the UK economy.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (14 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to promote apprenticeship schemes; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (14 Dec 2010)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on their role in promoting apprenticeships; and if he will make a statement.


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