Results 21–40 of 322 for speaker:Liz Blackman

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 May 2009)

Liz Blackman: In the last 18 months, Erewash credit union has saved local people £170,000 that would otherwise have gone to doorstep lenders in high interest rates. That reduces the misery experienced by people trapped in debt and releases extra money into the local economy. As my right hon. Friend knows, the Department for Work and Pensions growth fund backs credit unions. Will he assure me that that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus (Staffing) (11 May 2009)

Liz Blackman: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in Jobcentre Plus; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus (Staffing) (11 May 2009)

Liz Blackman: I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer. May I tell him that Derbyshire Jobcentre Plus is well on target to meet the Department's required recruitment levels at both clerical and executive grades? The capacity and expertise are therefore already in place at local level. However, what are my right hon. Friend's contingency plans should further demand on Jobcentre Plus become evident?

Oral Answers to Questions — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Topical Questions (30 Apr 2009)

Liz Blackman: Niche engineering and light manufacturing play a significant part in the local economy of Erewash, and will offer future employment for young people with the appropriate skills. In the past four years, the number of apprenticeships completed has risen from 190 to 310, and that trend will continue with the investment that has been announced. However, the hon. Member for Westmorland and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Mar 2009)

Liz Blackman: MRSA and C. difficile rates are falling significantly at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Derby Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ilkeston community hospital, all of which serve my constituents. Is this not down to the hard work of NHS professionals, coupled with the targeted investment put in by the Government? Will my right hon. and learned Friend take the opportunity to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Topical Questions (12 Mar 2009)

Liz Blackman: The student fee assumption, which is the amount that the LSC assumes FE colleges will collect from adult students in training, is rising steadily. Will the Secretary of State undertake to keep that level under review, given falling family and company budgets?

Written Answers — Innovation, Universities and Skills: Unemployment New Skills (12 Mar 2009)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to provide assistance for retraining to individuals who lose their jobs.

Public Bill Committee: ( 5 Mar 2009)

Liz Blackman: Sir Alan, I think we all agree that the pay-off of having an effective behaviour and attendance partnership is incalculable. You cited very movingly some good examples, but you made the point that consistency and implementation are vital. We have put those partnerships on a statutory footing, but that does not necessarily mean that they will all be effective. We have talked about the role of...

Public Bill Committee: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill ( 3 Mar 2009)

Liz Blackman: Frankie, is transferring responsibility back to the local authorities potentially a better model for delivering RPA—raising the participation age?

Public Bill Committee: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill ( 3 Mar 2009)

Liz Blackman: And you definitely see the potential for better integrated services right across the piece from nought to 19?

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Sport: Young People ( 2 Mar 2009)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young people participated in regular sport (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest period for which figures are available.

Prayers: Autism Bill (27 Feb 2009)

Liz Blackman: I have huge regard for the hon. Member for Buckingham (John Bercow), and I promise him that I will not speak for very long. I congratulate the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs. Gillan) on choosing the Bill, running with it, and putting a real Government focus on all the issues that it raises. I also hugely congratulate the hon. Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Angela Browning). I...

Prayers: Autism Bill (27 Feb 2009)

Liz Blackman: Absolutely, and that brings me nicely on to training. Training is also a central part of the approach. However much we manage to improve services for adults with autism, training is absolutely key and must be delivered—both initially and ongoing—in professional development. We are talking about GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, social care workers, mental health services, Jobcentre...

Prayers: Autism Bill (27 Feb 2009)

Liz Blackman: Is not part of the issue that the hon. Lady is describing to do with the culture and leadership of the organisations and services that we are talking about? That is a real challenge for all of us in this House to try to move and shift.

Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General: Banking (Asset Protection Scheme) (26 Feb 2009)

Liz Blackman: Bank lending in Erewash is, as it is everywhere else, pretty variable and constrained by the current climate of uncertainty. The freeing up to lend initiative that was announced this morning has the prospect of helping some of the businesses and the families in my constituency, but can my right hon. Friend give some more detail about how it will be monitored locally, so that RBS does what we...

Women and Equality: Welfare Reform Bill (27 Jan 2009)

Liz Blackman: My constituents will welcome many of the measures in the Bill. However, we have to face the brutal statistic that 6 per cent. of people with autism are in full-time work and 12 per cent. are working part time. What assurance can my right hon. Friend give me that job advisers are fully cognisant with the situation of people who come to them wanting to go back into work? What support can they...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jan 2009)

Liz Blackman: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 14 January.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jan 2009)

Liz Blackman: I thank my right hon. Friend for his answer. May I, too, offer my condolences to the families affected? Today's announcement on support for small businesses will help some firms in Erewash, and will crucially help my constituents stay in work. However, can my right hon. Friend assure me that the help that is on offer will be properly targeted and focused on the businesses that need it most?

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st Day] ( 3 Dec 2008)

Liz Blackman: It is with great pride that I stand to second the Loyal Address. It is a huge honour for me and my constituents, and I am particularly pleased to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Mr. Clarke). On every occasion that our paths have crossed, I have thought what a charming man he is, with his soft Scottish lilt, but people should not be fooled:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Nov 2008)

Liz Blackman: In this economic downturn, is it not a good thing that Members from all parts of the House are urging small firms to take advantage of the small business rate relief, especially given that the Leader of the Opposition voted against the measure in the first place? Is that not another example of the Tories following the Government's lead?


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