Results 21–40 of 2000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Browning

Public Accounts (12 Mar 2009)

Angela Browning: In that particular case, was not the problem that the department did not get the fees agreed with barristers in advance? Rather, it waited until afterwards, without any idea of what the bill was going to be. So although I agree with the hon. Gentleman that barristers made a lot of money out of that, at the heart of the report is the view that the department was at fault.

Public Accounts (12 Mar 2009)

Angela Browning: Or farmers.

Business of the House (26 Mar 2009)

Angela Browning: Now that the right hon. and learned Lady is taking an interest in the work ethic in this House, will she turn her attention to the work ethic of her fellow Ministers? In October, I wrote to the Economic Secretary to the Treasury on behalf of a constituent about bonuses paid by banks. As is my practice, I followed up with chaser letters, but to no avail, so we resorted to the telephone. On 3...

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: rose—

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: How much has the tax take to the Treasury declined since the Labour Government introduced their inheritance tax proposals in a mad panic because we had introduced ours? It is in the Red Book; perhaps the Secretary of State would like to give us some figures.

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: Let me begin by saying something about personal debt. Many people throughout the country are extremely worried about their personal finances during what will be—notwithstanding the Chancellor's announcement yesterday—a long and deep recession. They are worried about their jobs and their housing problems, and elderly people in particular are worried about what will happen to the income on...

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: The hon. Lady raises a good point, and that will help some pensioners, although not all. She also points to an issue that I hope the Government will take very seriously. Will they, through various agencies such as the citizens advice bureaux and Age Concern, redouble their efforts to ensure that anybody who is entitled to a state benefit, whether means-tested or not, is encouraged to apply...

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman who, as ever, has put his finger on an example that I wish I had thought of. It is a classic. When we first introduced the regulation of financial services in the mid-'80s, before I was elected, it seemed on the face of it that there was a very sensible way forward. Financial advisers, whoever they worked for—even if they were linked to a financial...

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that. I know that the all-party group on park home owners has made representations to Ministers on those issues. We are talking about low-cost initiatives that would make a difference. They would not necessarily affect the Treasury figures—particularly not the changes to the regulations that I asked for—but would certainly help a lot of people. They...

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: I am sorry that the hon. Gentleman chose to ask that question—it was so Lib Dem. I hope that we will have a Conservative Government because that is the only hope for the country. I shall not be part of that Government because I am retiring, but I and the British people understand that when we are up against it, we cut our cloth accordingly. Anybody who does not understand that simple...

Amendment of the Law (23 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: I am sorry to take the hon. Lady away from Boris, but could I bring her back to inheritance tax? We have repeatedly heard from Ministers this afternoon about the £1 billion that the Conservatives would spend on inheritance tax, but if she looks in her Red Book she will see that on the back of the announcement that her Government made following the Conservative party conference, in which they...

Business of the House: Swine Flu Update (29 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: Will the hygiene advice to households include more than the basic hygiene rules mentioned in the Secretary of State's statement, so that those who have to nurse relatives at home can attempt to replicate some sort of barrier nursing domestically?

Members' Allowances (30 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: As I am retiring, I have obviously had several telephone conversations with the Department of Resources in the past week. My staff have an expectation of what their status will be and what will happen to them at the end of this Parliament. In talking to the Department of Resources, I found that the fact that it would become the employer of nearly 2,000 people means that its status would be...

Members' Allowances (30 Apr 2009)

Angela Browning: I hope that the House of Commons Commission will also avail itself of a lawyer experienced in employment law. When we heard that the change was originally to be made on 1 July, it showed that the Government clearly had no idea about the legislation that they had created or the rights of employees.

Developing Country Debt (Restriction of Recovery): Finance Bill (6 May 2009)

Angela Browning: I share my hon. Friend's concern about the closure of local pubs. In many parts of the country, they sell locally brewed ales and beers, and as a result small breweries are also under threat.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 May 2009)

Angela Browning: What is the Prime Minister's response to the further report issued last week by the parliamentary ombudsman as a result of her concern about the Government's failure to action her recommendations on behalf of Equitable Life pensioners?

Prayers: Autism Bill (19 Jun 2009)

Angela Browning: Following on from that point, it is true that parents worry about their children's education and ability to live independently, as they go through the various developments and cycles of life. However, as a parent, I think—I hope that I would speak for many parents—that the biggest fear is: "What happens when I die?" That has to be addressed.

Prayers: Autism Bill (19 Jun 2009)

Angela Browning: I begin by joining other speakers in thanking and paying tribute to the many Members from all parts of the House who have played their part in bringing this Bill to fruition as it receives its Third Reading today. I must also pay particular thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs. Gillan), who is a true friend to me. She has worked tirelessly on this subject. She...

Prayers: Autism Bill (19 Jun 2009)

Angela Browning: My hon. Friend has devoted a lot of time to, and developed a lot of expertise in, this topic and related subjects, and he is absolutely right. It is very important that the practical application of what we are legislating for today does not lead to silos being created and to the exclusion of the very people who need help the most, but who are not able to articulate that. The second issue that...

Prayers: Autism Bill (19 Jun 2009)

Angela Browning: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that remark. I am so weary of having to keep writing the same thing over and again. I ask this of the Minister: when the new information goes out, which will be after I have retired from this place, will she please make sure that it does not fall victim to what I call "the filing cabinet syndrome" so that it never sees the light of day, because that...


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