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Results 101–120 of 900 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Bradley

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour Orders (4 Feb 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: Once again, we have an Opposition trying to undermine the measures that we have introduced to tackle antisocial behaviour and crime in our communities. Effective measures that have public support are constantly undermined by the Opposition. The provisions in the legislation that we have introduced will be rolled out to ensure the most effective use of the orders. I suggest that the hon....

Street Crime (5 Feb 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Reading, East (Jane Griffiths) on obtaining this debate and on raising such important issues. Her description of Reading, East very much reminded me of my constituency of Manchester, Withington: it contains many students and young people and there is much activity on the streets at night because of the range of facilities that are available. As a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Victims of Crime (11 Mar 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I am currently reviewing the standards of service outlined in the victims charter. At present, the police have a charter commitment to keep victims informed about key developments in cases. That includes information about whether a suspect is charged and the outcome of the court case. By autumn this year, the Crown Prosecution Service will have fully implemented a system to convey its own key...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Victims of Crime (11 Mar 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I am grateful that my hon. Friend recognises the additional support that we are currently giving to victims, including the doubling to £25 million of the grant to Victim Support and the changes that we have made in the courts to ensure that intimidated and vulnerable witnesses can give their evidence in safety, including through video links where that is appropriate. It is absolutely...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Victims of Crime (11 Mar 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: We have done absolutely nothing of the sort. We have been consulting on key elements of reform in the Halliday report on sentencing reform and the Auld report on court reform. I invited the Opposition spokesperson into the Department to be briefed on sentencing reform. The hon. Gentleman is well aware that we decided at that stage to publish a White Paper in the spring with a view to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Victims of Crime (11 Mar 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I understand my hon. Friend's point. The situation has been going on for a long time, and I assure him that we are looking at it very urgently.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Victims of Crime (11 Mar 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: It is quite extraordinary that when we invited the official Opposition spokesperson to attend the briefing on the Halliday consultation, to which we received hundreds of responses, they had not at that point bothered to respond to the consultation document. If they want genuinely to participate and to ensure that we have cross-party support for introducing criminal justice reform, they should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Victims of Crime (11 Mar 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I am grateful for my hon. Friend's comments about the victim support service in her area. Through the extra money that we have made available, Victim Support has developed highly effective witness services in our courts, and every court will be covered by April this year. We must ensure that there is proper communication with all the agencies involved in a case, whether it be the police, the...

Crime (South Somerset) (14 May 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I congratulate the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on securing this debate. Nothing is more important to all our communities than policing, crime levels and confidence in the criminal justice system in general. The hon. Gentleman expressed the concerns of his constituents extremely well, and I hope in the brief time available to address some of the issues raised by him and by the hon....

Crime (South Somerset) (14 May 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: The hon. Gentleman will appreciate that the designation of airports is not in the direct remit of the Home Office. On the hon. Gentleman's behalf, I shall refer that query to the relevant Minister at the DTLR and ensure that he or she contacts him, so that the discussions on that issue may be progressed on behalf of his constituents. I fully support the concerns expressed by the hon....

Crime (South Somerset) (14 May 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I understood the point that the hon. Gentleman makes, but I wished to give him some assurance that the information I have been given is that direct entry through Bristol airport is not the problem. I entirely accept that once drugs have been landed in this country they can be moved anywhere, including to his area. We need a more robust system in place to track those movements and to alleviate...

Crime (South Somerset) (14 May 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I am aware of the concern about drug-related crime in the area and the Government wish to ensure that young drug users get the help they need. The crucial aspect of the issue is the need to support young people so that they do not get into the drug culture and, subsequently, crime. Working closely with the substance misuse worker on the youth offending team, a new young people's service, "On...

Transport Investment (10 Dec 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: May I welcome the Secretary of State's announcement concerning the metrolink extensions in Manchester? As a result, the light rail system will come to my constituency for the first time, saving thousands of car journeys, particularly to local hospitals and to Manchester airport. Does my right hon. Friend agree that these additional routes will lead to other routes such as that through to...

New NHS Resources (11 Dec 2002)

Mr Keith Bradley: I welcome the 31.52 per cent. increase in funds for South Manchester primary care trust, which properly reflects the chronic health needs of the people of Manchester. It will allow the development of new, innovatory services in primary and preventive care at the new #20 million Withington community hospital, to be built next year. May I ask, however, how the foundation status of specialist...

2001 Census in Manchester (15 Jan 2003)

Mr Keith Bradley: We meet this morning in very sad circumstances.

2001 Census in Manchester (15 Jan 2003)

Mr Keith Bradley: Of course.

2001 Census in Manchester (15 Jan 2003)

Mr Keith Bradley: I am sure that the whole House shares those sentiments. We all send our condolence to the family of Stephen Oake. The debate this morning is to challenge the accuracy of the 2001 national census as it applies to the city of Manchester, to highlight the financial implications of the discrepancy for the people of Manchester and to seek urgent action by the Government to resolve the fundamental...

2001 Census in Manchester (15 Jan 2003)

Mr Keith Bradley: Yes. The large number of students in the city is an added factor; a complicating factor, because that is such a mobile population which, to be fair to the census enumerators, caused some difficulty in the count. That is why I have avoided using that as a key indicator of the reduced population, and have instead used data that are easy to substantiate from alternative sources. The student...

2001 Census in Manchester (15 Jan 2003)

Mr Keith Bradley: My hon. Friend makes a powerful point, which brings me to my next point. Whatever is said about the ability of the ONS to count, as an organisation it does not transmit an image of public accountability and responsiveness. We need to consider that carefully as a crucial issue, on which I am sure my hon. Friend the Minister will want to comment. While it prevaricates or fails to substantiate...

Rate Support Grant (Manchester) (6 Feb 2003)

Mr Keith Bradley: The Minister has confirmed that the Government rely on the information provided through the census by the ONS. If, after the exercise that is being belatedly undertaken—especially on property data and the sample matching exercise—those figures prove to be erroneous, can he confirm that the Government will adjust the basis on which the financial settlement is calculated and restore to...

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