Results 161–180 of 702 for speaker:David Borrow

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Apr 2006)

David Borrow: The district councils in Lancashire have failed to reach agreement on a Lancashire-wide bus pass scheme. I am told by the county council that the Government provided enough money for such a scheme to be established, but that some district councils have spent money on things other than pensioner bus passes. Will my right hon. Friend look into the matter and ensure that the money provided by...

Written Answers — Defence: Cadet Corps (Rifles) (30 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions he has had with cadet organisations concerning rifle (a) stocks and (b) replacements; and if he will make a statement; (2) what plans are in place to replace (a) obsolete and (b) unusable rifles used by cadet organisations in the UK; and what the timetable is for rifle replacement for cadets.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Rendition Allegations (Inquiries) (30 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his written statement of 20 January 2006, Official Report, column 38WS, on rendition allegations (inquiries), if he will name the individuals involved in the two cases in 1998 where the British Government agreed to a request from the US authorities to render a detainee through UK territory or airspace; and through...

Council Tax (27 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: May I raise with the Minister the impact of the capping criteria on authorities that have historically had a low council tax, or, in the case of the Lancashire police authority, a low precept? Over a number of years, it has wished to raise its precept to its expenditure and to be in the middle rather than at the bottom of the list of authorities in respect of spending, but it has been unable...

Written Answers — Defence: Cadet Corps (Rifles) (27 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the (a) DP and (b) GP rifles used by (i)army cadets, (ii) sea cadets and (iii) air cadets are in good working condition.

Written Answers — Defence: Cadet Corps (Rifles) (27 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many rifles have been cannibalised for spare parts in order to keep other rifles used by cadets in working order since January 2004.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Pensioner Travel (21 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: Following the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Chorley (Mr. Hoyle), may I reiterate the problems experienced by Lancashire, with 12 district councils and the county council having to reach agreement? There are real problems, if those 13 councils do not reach agreement, about not having a scheme at all. Will the Minister be proactive in leading discussions with Lancashire councils on...

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Programme (16 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many meetings (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) staff from his Department have had with (i) US defence officials and (ii) members of Congress to discuss the Joint Strike Fighter programme; and what the purpose of these meetings was in each case.

Orders of the Day — Animal Welfare Bill: New Clause 8 — Docking of dogs' tails (14 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Animal Welfare Bill: New Clause 8 — Docking of dogs' tails (14 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: What would be the motivation for someone who breeds dogs to dock their tails deliberately if there was no intention to use them as working dogs, given that it would then be illegal to use them as show dogs?

Orders of the Day — Animal Welfare Bill: New Clause 8 — Docking of dogs' tails (14 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: Does my hon. Friend agree that there is a difference between tail docking and full tail amputation, and that those dogs that have their tails docked as puppies retain most of their tail? The advantage they get from having a tail in terms of wagging and balance is also largely retained. Those dogs that injure themselves and have the whole tail docked lose the whole of that advantage and are in...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Ability to Work (Assessment) (13 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of whether changes are required to the medical assessment process of an individual's ability to work.

Department of Health: Dentists' Earnings ( 7 Mar 2006)

David Borrow: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is totally unacceptable for dentists who have rejected the contract and who have moved into the private sector to tell elderly patients with false teeth that they must sign up to Denplan, which costs £200 a year? They do not need their teeth cleaned or examined; all they need is access to a dentist when their false teeth need repairing or upgrading.

Written Answers — Solicitor-General: Mitigation Speeches ( 9 Feb 2006)

David Borrow: To ask the Solicitor-General if he will encourage prosecutors to challenge derogatory attacks on a victim's character made by defence lawyers in mitigation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Southport Hospital (31 Jan 2006)

David Borrow: If she will ensure that the residents of Tarleton, Hesketh Bank, Banks and Rufford continue to have access to 24-hour accident and emergency services at Southport hospital.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Southport Hospital (31 Jan 2006)

David Borrow: I share with my hon. Friend the Member for West Lancashire (Rosie Cooper) genuine concern about Cheshire and Merseyside strategic health authority's proposals to merge Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust with other hospital trusts in Liverpool. Our fear is that the plans will lead to specialist services moving from Southport, thus undermining 24-hour accident and emergency services at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: EU Legislation (Scrutiny) (24 Jan 2006)

David Borrow: What action he is taking to improve the scrutiny of EU legislation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: EU Legislation (Scrutiny) (24 Jan 2006)

David Borrow: I thank my hon. Friend for those comments. May I put a suggestion to him for something that he could do straight away? On too many occasions, items referred by the European Scrutiny Committee to the European Standing Committee have been timed to coincide with a meeting of the European Scrutiny Committee. Will he ensure that that does not happen in future so that members of the European...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: UK Aerospace Industry (19 Jan 2006)

David Borrow: What action his Department is taking to improve the international competitiveness of the UK aerospace industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: UK Aerospace Industry (19 Jan 2006)

David Borrow: Does my hon. Friend agree that the British aerospace industry would be even better and more competitive if agreement could be reached to get rid of unfair subsidies and trade barriers? Will he tell me what his Department is doing to achieve that objective?


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