Results 121–140 of 476 for speaker:Ms Liz Lynne

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Dec 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Does the Prime Minister agree with the pensioners of Rochdale that the £10 Christmas bonus that they have just received is an absolute insult? If the bonus had risen in line with inflation, it would now be worth £68. Does the Prime Minister realise that £10 buys a small frozen turkey and a box of Christmas crackers—hardly a recipe for Christmas cheer?

Business of the House ( 7 Dec 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Will the Leader of the House make time for an urgent debate on the plight of elderly and disabled people during the present cold spell? We do not want there to be more unnecessary deaths from hypothermia. Will he announce that the Government intend to change the rules whereby a person does not get a cold weather payment unless the temperature has been below freezing for seven consecutive days?

Petition: Earnings Top-up (24 Nov 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Will the Minister answer my question about the loss of passported benefits, such as free prescriptions and free eye and dental check-ups, which will happen as a result of the pilot test for earnings top-up? If the scheme goes nationwide, will that be changed? Will people still get those passported benefits?

Petition: Earnings Top-up (24 Nov 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: A Liberal.

Petition: Earnings Top-up (24 Nov 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: I welcome the proposed pilot scheme to study the earnings top-up for two main reasons. First, I welcome any pilot scheme in social security. Too many changes in the Department of Social Security have been introduced without having been thought through adequately and have resulted in problems, mainly with implementation. The jobseeker's allowance, for a start, has had to be delayed. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security: Benefit Fraud ( 6 Nov 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Although I welcome any clamp-down on benefit fraud, may I ask the Secretary of State to tell the House why the Conservative Government stopped home visits in the 1980s? Can he further tell the House what he will do to make the Benefits Agency more efficient? Is he aware that £540 million was lost last year in over-payments of income support, the majority of which were due to official error?

Premises Occupied Under Leases: Discrimination in Relation to Goods, Facjlities and Services (31 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: I shall be brief, as I know that many hon. Members want to speak. Lords amendment No. 30 proposes to outlaw discrimination based on ignorance and prejudice: I believe that most discrimination is based on ignorance and prejudice. It aims to prevent a provider of goods or services from acting in a discriminatory manner just because someone is perceived to have a disability. We debated this...

Clause 4: Meaning of "discrimination" (31 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: I simply wish to make a few comments about the recent research carried out by the Disability Alliance and Disablement Income Group, which shows that disabled people are already less likely to be in occupational pension schemes. More than two thirds of disabled women have not joined such schemes because they could not fulfil the conditions as a result of frequent changes of jobs or interrupted...

Clause 4: Meaning of "discrimination" (31 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: I was disappointed by the Minister's reply to my intervention. Local authorities that are taking positive measures should be congratulated. We must address the problem of under-representation in the work force of local authorities and what the Minister suggests will not take us far enough on that road. It is wrong that progressive local authorities such as the one in Rochdale will be blocked...

Clause 4: Meaning of "discrimination" (31 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Will the pilot priority interview schemes be allowed to go ahead when the amendments are passed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Budget (31 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Does the Secretary of State agree that, at the same time as so much is being spent on bureaucracy and administration, it is an absolute disgrace that so little is being spent on breast cancer research—£3 million precisely—when 300 women die of breast cancer a week? Can he make some commitment today, on the launch of the UK National Breast Cancer Coalition, that he will do something to...

National Lottery (25 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Does the Secretary of State realise that the north-west is not receiving nearly as much money as London? Does she agree with the remark of the chairman of the Arts Council, Lord Gowrie, that he would be angry if he lived in the north? He was referring to arts funding.

National Lottery (25 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 24 October. [36591]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Is the Deputy Prime Minister aware that, because of financial constraints, Rochdale health authority proposes that elderly, critically ill patients should not be allowed into nursing homes funded by the national health service unless they will die within four weeks? Does the right hon. Gentleman not accept that that is ultimately the responsibility of the Government?

Orders of the Day — Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (Anniversary) (19 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: I, too, welcome the Minister to his new post. I also welcome the chance to debate the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, which is a reminder of the progress that disabled people have made and of the work that remains to be done to secure full equal rights for them. Looking back, it is almost unbelievable that politicians were so dismissive of disabled people. Between 1959 and...

Orders of the Day — Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (Anniversary) (19 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: The right hon. Member for Wythenshawe fought to ensure that the Bill was enacted and, according to what I have read, Richard Crossman tried to get him to drop the Bill. It is on the record and, despite what the hon. Gentleman says, it is there in black and white. Thank goodness for independent Back Benchers who fight against Ministers. That is what is happening now. Some Conservative Members...

Orders of the Day — Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (Anniversary) (19 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: That sounds exactly like what happened last year when the Government wanted hon. Members to drop the Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill because they were introducing their own Disability Discrimination Bill. I cannot see any difference. As the Liberal Democrat social security and disability spokesperson, I should like to express my admiration of the work of the right hon. Member for...

Business of the House (19 Oct 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: Will the Leader of the House make time for an urgent debate on the rise in teenage smoking which has just been announced? It is particularly important in the light of the new survey that links tobacco advertising and teenage smoking.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (19 Jul 1995)

Ms Liz Lynne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to extend the remit of grants available under the home energy efficiency scheme. [33380]


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