Results 61–80 of 322 for speaker:Liz Blackman

Orders of the Day — Equality Bill [Lords] — Order for Second Reading read. (21 Nov 2005)

Liz Blackman: Like every other speaker, I welcome the Bill. I echo the sentiments expressed by some of my hon. Friends about the proud record of Labour in government on anti-discrimination legislation. The Bill is a logical progression. It offers a point of reference and a facility to challenge multi-strand discrimination. The commission will become a champion of people's rights. I welcome the fact that...

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 9 Nov 2005)

Liz Blackman: Three and a half years ago Derbyshire police conducted an undercover operation to map drug activity across the county, including the town of Ilkeston in my constituency. As a result of that intelligence, scores of arrests were made. Last Friday The Independent labelled Ilkeston "cracktown", based on that 2002 information and not reflecting the current situation. Will my right hon. ...

Special Schools and Special Educational Needs (22 Jun 2005)

Liz Blackman: Rhondda Cynon Taff LEA gave a presentation to the all-party group on autism. It runs an inclusion policy for children with autism spectrum disorders across the board and there is virtually no statement. Statements provide a lever for parents to try to secure provision. What the Government are trying to and will do, I believe, is to create the capacity and invest the resources so that...

Orders of the Day — Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill: Clause 103 — Sections 101 And 102: Supplementary (21 Feb 2005)

Liz Blackman: I shall be brief, because other hon. Members wish to speak and many points have been made several times over. Not surprisingly, I welcome the Bill. Time and time again, we have heard about the link between antisocial behaviour and poor, neglected and abused environments. It is right that the Bill focuses on breaking that link. Environmental vandalism exists in all our constituencies, in small...

Orders of the Day — Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill: Clause 103 — Sections 101 And 102: Supplementary (21 Feb 2005)

Liz Blackman: Will the hon. Lady clarify for the House whether she is voting for or against the Bill this evening?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Iraq (27 Jan 2005)

Liz Blackman: TQ Education and Training Ltd in Long Eaton in my constituency has just been awarded a $10 million contract to provide training for the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq. It was extremely pleased with the support that UK Trade and Investment gave it by providing information on logistics and the trading environment and putting it in touch with the appropriate contacts in the Iraqi Government. Is...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries (13 Dec 2004)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish his response to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council Report on prescribed disease A11.

Orders of the Day — Children Bill [Lords]: New Clause 4 — Appeals about information held on databases ( 2 Nov 2004)

Liz Blackman: The hon. Gentleman has acknowledged Lord Laming's recommendation that information sharing is absolutely vital. He clearly welcomed the amendments to the provisions proposed by the Lords. He was complimentary about some of the information that is coming from his own trailblazer. He has asked for details about the consultation process throughout the passage of the Bill, and he now has them. Is...

Orders of the Day — Mental Capacity Bill (11 Oct 2004)

Liz Blackman: I welcome the Bill, which has potential to give people who have great difficulty in making and communicating decisions, such as those with autism, much more control over their lives. My hon. Friend will be aware, however, that there is some disappointment in relation to the lack of an independent advocacy service, particularly for those with the most severe disability. Will he keep an open...

Orders of the Day — Children Bill [Lords] (13 Sep 2004)

Liz Blackman: I shall be brief. Like every other hon. Member, I congratulate the Government on introducing the Bill which, by putting the needs of children at its heart, represents a step change. Its timing should be set in context. It builds upon a huge commitment to meet children's needs, both through the amount of investment and funding that my Government have put into children's services and support...

Asperger's Syndrome ( 8 Sep 2004)

Liz Blackman: rose—

Asperger's Syndrome ( 8 Sep 2004)

Liz Blackman: Alongside the recommendation that both hon. Members have made, would the hon. Lady not agree that we need more dialogue with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to ensure that expertise and capacity are properly increased during psychiatric training?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sewers and Drains Review ( 1 Sep 2004)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she intends to publish her findings on the Review of Existing Sewers and Drains in England and Wales consultation document published in July 2003.

Home Office Strategic Plan (19 Jul 2004)

Liz Blackman: What further steps can my right hon. Friend take to persuade the very few chief constables left who have not done so, including the chief constable of Derbyshire, to take up community support officers? Does my right hon. Friend agree that they make a huge difference? The constituents of Erewash look across the border into Nottinghamshire and want a slice of the action. At the moment, we are...

Rail Review (15 Jul 2004)

Liz Blackman: My right hon. Friend will know that I have raised the absence of a station at Ilkeston with him before. Indeed, it is the only town of its size in the east midlands that does not have a station. The Government are currently funding a link road to join the town with the motorway, so a station would make an ideal transport hub. In the light of his statement, what comfort can he give to my...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Injuries Advisory Council Report (28 Jun 2004)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish his response to the Injuries Advisory Council Report on Prescribed Disease A11.

Orders of the Day — Health Protection Agency Bill [Lords] (21 Jun 2004)

Liz Blackman: I shall be brief and use my time to ask a few practical questions about the nuts and bolts of the Health Protection Agency. It is generally agreed that the Bill is timely. It creates a more responsive body to deal with a climate of increasing threats and risks, which include: the escalation of known diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections; the appearance of new...

Disability (10 Jun 2004)

Liz Blackman: We had an interesting presentation from a local education authority whose name is Welsh and which I find difficult to pronounce—Rhondda Cynon Taff. It has co-located services round autism to the degree that, as I think the presenter said, there was practically no child within the authority who had a statement. That was not necessary because the provision was there.

Disability (10 Jun 2004)

Liz Blackman: I feel sure that I will be able to comply with your request, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am pleased to speak in this afternoon's debate on disability. It is such a broad subject that I have decided to focus my remarks on the disability of autism. I am chair of the all-party group on the issue. Autism is a communication disability. It affects not only communication, but social interaction and the...

Lupus (26 May 2004)

Liz Blackman: First, I want to congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Burton (Mrs. Dean) on securing the debate and pay tribute to her hard work over the years, not only in raising awareness of lupus, but in campaigning for better services. In comparison, I know little about it. I belong to an east midlands group, I am a member of the all-party group and I have constituents who have lupus. For those...


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