Results 81–100 of 476 for speaker:Ms Liz Lynne

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Small Businesses (17 Apr 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Is the Minister aware that some small businesses in Rochdale are facing increasing financial difficulty because of late payment of debt by many companies and by Government Departments? We know that he is currently consulting small businesses. If that consultation reveals that small businesses are in favour of interest being paid on late payment of debt, will the Government introduce...

Prayers: Buckley Hall Prison (27 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: What about Buckley Hall?

Prayers: Buckley Hall Prison (27 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: The Minister has not answered my questions in detail.

Prayers: Buckley Hall Prison (27 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Buckley Hall prison was opened in my constituency of Rochdale on 14 December 1994. It is a male category C prison. By the end of January this year, it had 339 inmates. It is privately run by Group 4, on a five-year contract. The original contract to run the prison was worth £33 million. I and many of my constituents supported a prison coming to Rochdale, mainly because we wanted jobs to...

Prayers: Buckley Hall Prison (27 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: No. I do not have much time. Prisoners and visitors go to great lengths to smuggle in items, especially drugs. Prisoners on authorised leave swallow balloons. That is a well-known practice, not just in Buckley Hall, but in prisons throughout the country, whether they are publicly or privately run. I have heard that prisoners are scared to return to Buckley Hall. I appreciate that drug...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Child Support Act (19 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: In the light of the second critical report by the parliamentary ombudsman into the working of the Child Support Agency, in which he catalogues a series of errors such as the general mishandling of cases, mistaken identity and giving out confidential information, is it not about time that the Minister admitted defeat, scrapped the agency and brought in a fair and workable system?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Doncaster and Buckley Hall Prisons (14 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Is the Minister aware that there has been a catalogue of errors and blunders at Buckley Hall prison in Rochdale? It seems to have a far worse record than other category C prisons. For example, 10 prisoners have not returned from authorised leave, and one ex-inmate described it as a time-bomb ticking away. Will the Minister instigate a full inquiry into the running of Buckley Hall by Group 4?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Young Girls (Smokers) (12 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of 15-year-old girls who smoke regularly. [18395]

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Young Girls (Smokers) (12 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: One of the Government's reasons for not banning tobacco advertising is that it has little effect on young people taking up smoking, so why are the Government spending £800,000 on advertising smoking's dangers to teenagers? I know that that is a small amount of money, but if it has no effect, why bother to spend it?

Supplementary Estimates, 1995–96: Department of Social Security (11 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: I agree that the old system of the liable relatives unit, in particular, was a failure. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, in terms of cost, there is not much to choose between the CSA and the old system? Some figures that I have obtained even suggest that the old liable relatives unit was far most cost-effective in saving the taxpayer money. Although I would not want a return to that...

Supplementary Estimates, 1995–96: Department of Social Security (11 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: I suggest that the term "liable parent" could be used instead of the terms "absent parent" or "father". Some liable parents—only a few—are mothers.

Supplementary Estimates, 1995–96: Department of Social Security (11 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: This is almost a re-run of our debate in the Chamber last week on benefit fraud. Before dealing with some of the issues in the Social Security Select Committee report, I want to refer to the total amount of social security expenditure. It is fashionable for the media and hon. Members to say that social security is unaffordable. I do not doubt that spending on social security is high....

Bill Presented: Benefit Fraud ( 5 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: There is no question but that benefit fraud is a huge problem in Britain today. Only now is the real size and extent of the problem coming to light. I find it incredible that, before last year, the Government had not conducted a survey on the extent of benefit fraud in Britain.

Bill Presented: Benefit Fraud ( 5 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Yes. All hon. Members have been suggesting that we should find out how much benefit fraud has been going on. The Government have had 17 years to carry out such a survey, yet only last year did the Department of Social Security actually decide to do so.

Bill Presented: Benefit Fraud ( 5 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: The hon. Gentleman said that it was their idea, but the Government he supports have had 17 years to implement it. According to the first major survey by the DSS of income support and unemployment benefit fraud, £1.4 billion a year has been wasted and one in 10 claims is fraudulent. When we add the £546 million that is overpaid in income support alone—mainly due to official error—it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department: Family Law Bill ( 4 Mar 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Will the Minister make a commitment today that the vote on splitting pension rights on divorce will not be reversed on the Floor of this House?

Orders of the Day — Social Security (20 Feb 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: Although I realise that there are many bogus asylum seekers, does the Minister not agree that the rules that the Government are introducing will trap genuine asylum seekers because many of them apply in country. In the past, the Government allowed genuine asylum seekers into Britain. Surely they must do that in future.

Orders of the Day — Social Security (20 Feb 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: I agree with the hon. Gentleman that there are bogus asylum seekers, and no one would like to encourage them. However, does he agree with me that genuine asylum seekers will be caught in this net because a lot of them apply in-country, not when they arrive at the port of entry? As the hon. Gentleman was on the Committee, he must own up and accept that genuine asylum seekers will be...

Orders of the Day — Social Security (20 Feb 1996)

Ms Liz Lynne: What is the figure?


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