Results 141–160 of 322 for speaker:Liz Blackman

Vibration White Finger (21 Jan 2003)

Liz Blackman: I was extremely pleased to secure this debate and had sought it for quite some time. The subject is vibration white finger. That term is commonly recognised, but the correct term is hand-arm vibration syndrome, or HAVS. I shall concentrate on what I consider to be the out-of-date nature of the prescribed list, PD A11; the prevalence of HAVS in occupations outside the prescribed list; new...

Public Bill Committee: Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill: Clause 12 - Free provision of certain community care services (12 Dec 2002)

Liz Blackman: In developing the argument, the hon. Lady should say how much the proposals will cost and which services she proposes to cut in order to pay for them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Dec 2002)

Liz Blackman: My right hon. Friend will be aware that 2002 is autism awareness year, and Members from across the House, the National Autistic Society and others have played their part in raising the profile of the disability. One positive thing that has come forward is that it is to be used as an exemplar in the children's national service framework. To date, no information has been given about the...

CCTV: Alcohol-related Crime ( 2 Dec 2002)

Liz Blackman: Is my right hon. Friend aware how effective exclusion orders are in banning perpetrators of violent crime from licensed premises, particularly where partnerships exist between the police, the local authority, magistrates and landlords? Unfortunately, their application is patchy. Will my right hon. Friend take this opportunity to point out again to local crime and disorder partnerships how...

Adoption and Children Bill: Clause 44 — Suitability Of Adopters ( 4 Nov 2002)

Liz Blackman: I commend the hon. Member for Buckingham (Mr. Bercow) for his fine speech. At any event, my speech was going to be very short and to the point, but I have since revised it to being extremely brief. By this stage of the debate, the main points will have been aired, but I want to emphasise a couple of points that are worth either the repeating or the sharing. Although it sounds extremely crude...

Adoption and Children Bill: Clause 44 — Suitability Of Adopters ( 4 Nov 2002)

Liz Blackman: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Adoption and Children Bill: Clause 44 — Suitability Of Adopters ( 4 Nov 2002)

Liz Blackman: If we consider the welfare of the child to be paramount, should not a child's right to have a legal relationship with both adoptive parents be central to that welfare?

Adoption and Children Bill: Clause 44 — Suitability Of Adopters ( 4 Nov 2002)

Liz Blackman: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Adoption and Children Bill: Clause 44 — Suitability Of Adopters ( 4 Nov 2002)

Liz Blackman: After the Nottinghamshire Catholic Society sent its letter, it gave evidence to the Select Committee; I think my hon. Friend was present. The woman giving evidence said that the society was actively reviewing the issue. It has clearly completed its review, as it has now stated that it does not think that the Bill ought to remain in its present state—as amended by the Lords—and that it...

Department for Education and Skills (16 Oct 2002)

Liz Blackman: I came into politics after spending most of my previous life in teaching. I took that road because I was so frustrated by the lack of policies and resources at the front line for the education of pupils. I looked with great interest to the Labour Government to bring in the right policies and the resources to implement them. By all accepted measures, educational achievement has been raised...

Department for Education and Skills (16 Oct 2002)

Liz Blackman: I was about to come on to that. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State said earlier, teachers are moving into the profession at an extremely rapid rate and we have never had a better qualified and more professional group of teachers, as acknowledged by Ofsted. I will move on to discipline because the issue needs airing, but I should like to finish what I was saying about key stage 2....

Department for Education and Skills (16 Oct 2002)

Liz Blackman: I acknowledge my hon. Friend's point. The Chamber has indeed become rather sparsely populated. I want to move on to other issues. I want to flag up another particularly good policy, which, again, relates to discipline, truancy and school performance—the idea of federations of schools and of taking good leaders who have a track record of turning schools around and making their talents...

Written Answers — Lord Chancellor: Asylum Seekers (24 Jul 2002)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on the personal delivery of some appeal determinations to asylum seekers.

Ofsted ( 4 Jul 2002)

Liz Blackman: Does the hon. Gentleman acknowledge the role of the light-touch regime in that regard?

Ofsted ( 4 Jul 2002)

Liz Blackman: May I jog the hon. Gentleman's memory? I understand that he pursued this line of questioning when Mike Tomlinson came before the Select Committee, and Mr. Tomlinson described in detail ways in which the paperwork was being considerably reduced, and returns could be made online. Does the hon. Gentleman accept that there is merit in that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Jun 2002)

Liz Blackman: My local police have had reasonable success in targeting drug traffickers. Today, 1.5 tonnes of cannabis was confiscated, and five people were arrested. A little while ago, a large heroin organisation was busted, but the victims of addiction remain. Pursuant to the answer that he gave my hon. Friend the Member for Dover (Mr. Prosser)—that the amount in the drug budget devoted to support...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sheep National Envelope (26 Jun 2002)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has reached decisions on implementation of the sheep national envelope in England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Mental Health (18 Jun 2002)

Liz Blackman: Wanless anticipated an increase in the prescribing of anti-psychotic atypicals for mental health patients with schizophrenia. May I take this opportunity to congratulate the National Institute for Clinical Excellence on its timely approval of the guidance? Not only will that decision make those drugs more available to patients with schizophrenia and lower the cost of in-patient care but, more...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Local Government White Paper (12 Jun 2002)

Liz Blackman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a further statement on his plans to legislate following the publication of the Local government White Paper, 'Strong Local Leadership-Quality Public Services'.

School Discipline (21 May 2002)

Liz Blackman: My hon. Friend has hit the nail on the head. Does he agree that children without reasonable literacy or numeracy skills cannot access the curriculum, whatever its content?

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