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Results 261–280 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Goodman

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill: Clause 1 — General Duties of Local Authority in Relation to Well-being of Young Children (9 Mar 2006)

Paul Goodman: It is simple: the law depends on the words in the Bill, which are "reduce inequalities". If it proves impossible to bring up the standard of those who are being left behind to those who have gone ahead, there is only one option, which is to bring down the standard of those who have gone ahead to those who have been left behind.

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill: New Clause 6 — Best Value: Code of Practice (9 Mar 2006)

Paul Goodman: The Minister said a moment ago that she had not given us much comfort. I agree, and I shall explain why by returning to the figures. The key word that she used was "churn" and she said that there is a churning of places. She also said that matters had improved since December 2004. From 2003–04 to 2004–05, according to the parliamentary answer that the Minister kindly provided, 16,000 new...

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill: New Clause 6 — Best Value: Code of Practice (9 Mar 2006)

Paul Goodman: For the sake of clarity, the Minister is saying that her contention in Committee—that "closure rates for these small businesses . . . have fallen dramatically."—[Official Report, Standing Committee D, 8 December 2005; c. 121.]— is consistent with the figures that she has given, whereby approximately 128,000 places closed between 2003 and 2004 and approximately 187,000 places closed...

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill: New Clause 6 — Best Value: Code of Practice (9 Mar 2006)

Paul Goodman: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill: New Clause 6 — Best Value: Code of Practice (9 Mar 2006)

Paul Goodman: As my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) has pointed out, three months have passed since Second Reading, which was the last opportunity that I had to speak on the Bill, as I did not serve on the Committee. However, today, along with my hon. Friends the Members for East Worthing and Shoreham and for Basingstoke (Mrs. Miller), I have been placed on the Front...

Cash Machines (16 Feb 2006)

Paul Goodman: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr. Martlew, and it is a pleasure to be shadowing the Economic Secretary for the first time. I look forward to constructive exchanges with him on this subject today and in the future. One of the first things that I do when I read a Select Committee report is to turn to the back to find out whether there was division in the Committee on the subject...

Cash Machines (16 Feb 2006)

Paul Goodman: That is exactly so, and it brings me to my next point, which follows on from the remarks made by the hon. Member for Richmond Park, who said that the Government's response was weak and disappointing. It was certainly confusing in one way. The response states on one page: "The Government does not believe that free ATMs in the UK are under threat." That seems pretty flat. On the next page it...

Cash Machines (16 Feb 2006)

Paul Goodman: The right hon. Gentleman referred to the five members who voted against the change. Does he have any information about who those five members were?

Opposition Parties (Financial Assistance) (8 Feb 2006)

Paul Goodman: Can my right hon. Friend assist me? It is my recollection that when the Leader of the House was asked to give a definition of the purpose of the new money, he was unable to offer one to the House. Is my recollection right?

Opposition Parties (Financial Assistance) (8 Feb 2006)

Paul Goodman: The essence of the right hon. Gentleman's argument is that Sinn Fein is making progress. Is not the problem that that is exactly what was said just before the Northern bank robbery? Since, as he says, this is a matter for the House, what assurance can he give that even now, Sinn Fein-IRA are not planning a similar outrage?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Urology Patients (Bedfordshire) (31 Jan 2006)

Paul Goodman: A petition signed by 40,000 people in the High Wycombe area who oppose the destabilising changes to which my hon. Friend the Member for South-West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) has just referred was taken to Downing street this morning. Given that, can the Minister say how many letters he has received from people in my area who support the changes?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Deal for Young People (26 Jan 2006)

Paul Goodman: To be a success, however, the new deal could reasonably be expected to produce a consistent fall in the number of young people who are neither in employment nor full-time education. New data released since the previous Treasury questions show that number to be 1.2 million. If the new deal really is such a success, can the Chief Secretary explain why that number is now 180,000 higher than when...

Welfare Reform Green Paper (24 Jan 2006)

Paul Goodman: The Secretary of State has set himself the admirable aim of getting 1 million people off IB in 10 years. Since he has been so specific, can he tell the House how many people he expects this package to get off IB by the end of this Parliament—by, say, June 2010?

Housing Benefit Pathfinders (7 Dec 2005)

Paul Goodman: Mr. Gale, it is a pleasure to see you in the Chair. The House owes a debt to the hon. and learned Member for Redcar (Vera Baird) for introducing this timely debate on the pathfinders. She said at the start that she was not an expert and my right hon. Friend the Member for North-West Hampshire (Sir George Young) said that he was not either, but, in a positive way, they both touched on many...

Housing Benefit Pathfinders (7 Dec 2005)

Paul Goodman: It sounds pretty much like a collapse to me, and the reason for it is the one that the hon. and learned Lady gave. There were worries that tenants would come in from outside to take advantage of the relatively favourable terms of the scheme. That alerts us to a point that was made by my right hon. Friend the Member for North-West Hampshire, which is that, in all areas of legislation, as many...

Housing Benefit Pathfinders (7 Dec 2005)

Paul Goodman: The Minister is shaking his head, so I do not think that that is so. We will see in a moment. Be that as it may, it would be helpful if the Minister gave some indication of how the Government view the way forward. If he thinks that more research is needed before a Bill is introduced, it would be helpful for him to say so. If he thinks that a national roll-out would be too great a financial...

Housing Benefit Pathfinders (7 Dec 2005)

Paul Goodman: The hon. Gentleman mentioned Shelter with regard to this restriction. He will also know that the CAB has said that it is regrettable that the research evaluating the impact of the LHA to date has not said anything about the impact on under-25s. It would be useful if the Department published research on that. Does he agree with that view, which is evidently a sensible one?

Points of Order (1 Dec 2005)

Paul Goodman: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, I received a letter from Stephen Geraghty, the chief executive of the Child Support Agency. The letter responded to a written question that I tabled about the enforcement directorate. In effect, it confirms that that directorate managed to retrieve £8 million last year, but that its running costs were more than £12 million. Have you had any...

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill (28 Nov 2005)

Paul Goodman: I want to begin by briefly considering the context in which the Bill is set. We all know as constituency MPs who deal regularly with parents that almost nothing is as important to them as the care of their children. In my experience, child care is as important to my constituents—whether they are parents or not—as the headline issues fought over at general elections such as hospitals,...

Orders of the Day — Childcare Bill (28 Nov 2005)

Paul Goodman: Indeed; and my hon. Friend—obviously—is still here. I no longer have the honour to serve on that Committee, I am afraid. As the hon. Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood said, children do not just learn formally; they also learn informally through play and discovery, and through finding out for themselves about the variety of the world around them. A sensible Government will want to...


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