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All 5 results for windrush speaker:Phil Woolas

Business of the House: Gurkhas (29 Apr 2009)

Phil Woolas: ...that, and I understand the question that she asks. The answer is that the Government are implementing the biggest shake-up in immigration policy since, I would argue, the arrival of the Empire Windrush. It has been an important policy, and I think that she supported the main thrust of the issue. However politically convenient her argument is, it does not take away the fact that the costs...

Immigration Rules (Small Businesses) (11 Feb 2009)

Phil Woolas: ...course, trying to introduce a new immigration system. Consequences are inevitable if one makes a radical change to a system, and this is the biggest shake-up in the immigration system since Empire Windrush arrived in 1947—I genuinely think that that is the case given the introduction of e-borders and the points-based system. Some would say that we are taking too long to implement it, but...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: Immigration Controls (21 Oct 2008)

Phil Woolas: ...hon. Friend the Home Secretary, put into place the architecture of an immigration policy that will introduce the biggest changes and shake-up to United Kingdom immigration since the arrival of the Windrush in the 1950s. As the Home Secretary has already said, Britain's migration policy needs to strike the correct balance, weighing the economic benefits with the impacts on communities and...

Flooding (West Oxfordshire) (7 May 2008)

Phil Woolas: ...the area in Oxford, further down the river basin, on that Sunday. None the less, flooding on that scale was not expected. We are putting in place the new telemetry systems in the Evenlode and Windrush to measure water flow in order to provide that early warning. I can give him that reassurance. The right hon. Gentleman asked whether the severity of floods should be a criterion. It is...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control (15 Oct 2007)

Phil Woolas: ...period). The return period (or frequency of flooding) has yet to be calculated for the recent floods on the Thames. However, tributaries of the River Thames such as the River Evenlode, the River Windrush, the River Ock and the River Loddon, experienced the highest recorded river levels. It is too early to determine the impact of these floods on future probability analysis, but they will be...

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