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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Kosovo (8 Nov 1999)

Geoff Hoon: I can give my hon. Friend that assurance. There will be no let-up in the effort to track down those suspected of war crimes. In fact, British forces have been more successful than the forces of any other nation represented in Bosnia in bringing war criminals to justice. They have worked hard to ensure that none of those accused of war crimes escapes justice.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Education: Education (8 Nov 1999)

Henry McLeish: The Scottish Qualifications Authority carries out tracking research for its full portfolio of qualifications, and for SVQs specifically, to elicit information from stakeholders, including employers, about the awareness, understanding, relevance and perceived benefits of the different types of awards. The research does not seek to make comparisons since the different forms of qualifications...

Prayers: Family Friendly Employment Policies (5 Nov 1999)

Angela Browning: ...not have had as much experience as Opposition Members in dealing with former Treasury Ministers—of whom he numbers three among his colleagues in the DTI ministerial team. They do not have a good track record on facing down their Treasury colleagues on taxation policy, where the Treasury is seen to be a net gainer, while others are the losers. If this is a battle between the Treasury,...

Orders of the Day — Greater London Authority Bill: General Duties of the Mayor in Relation to His Strategies. (4 Nov 1999)

Keith Hill: ...targets, and report on progress in achieving them in the GLA's annual report. The targets for which the Lords amendments provide will enable Londoners to assess the strategies: ultimate aims, to track the progress in implementing each strategy, and to press the mayor to improve performance if they are not being met. The mayor will be able to exercise his or her discretion in deciding the...

Scottish Parliament: Open Question Time — scottish executive: Joint Working (4 Nov 1999)

John Young: I am really sorry for Sarah Boyack. She is sitting there in a bunker, almost completely isolated. Where are all the ministers? They have disappeared, like snow off a dike. That may tell her something. An hour or two ago, we were presented with three documents, totalling 144 pages and approximately 43,000 words. How is anyone, even a genius, supposed to assimilate all that in such a short...

Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill: Incapacity Benefit: Restriction to Recent Contributors (3 Nov 1999)

Mr Jeff Rooker: I hope that I did not misunderstand, but my right hon. Friend mentioned the Parliament Act 1911. That legislation can be used to push a Bill through the House on a fast-track basis only if the Bill takes the same form as it took when it was introduced originally. Therefore, if that mechanism were used, none of the changes that we propose today—nor any of the amendments that have been...

Scottish Parliament: Voluntary Sector (3 Nov 1999)

Wendy Alexander: ...millennium volunteers programme, the giving age initiative and the determination that every local authority area in Scotland will have a volunteering development agency. Jackie Baillie is now fast-tracking the review of local councils for voluntary service. On 7 October, Jim Wallace announced a review group on SCRO checks. The second challenge five weeks ago was to give the voluntary...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Debt Relief (3 Nov 1999)

Clare Short: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. The previous initiative required a six-year track record, but that is an awful long time for qualifying countries. The initiative has gone much too slowly because it is not generous enough. It was meant to give a sustainable exit from the burden of debt but, when coffee prices worldwide fell, Uganda and Bolivia—which had qualified for debt...

Hospital Waiting Times (Avon) (3 Nov 1999)

John Denham: ...the leaders in achieving that standard. We have tackled in-patient waiting lists: the list has fallen by 200,000 over the past year, and is now 69,000 below the level of March 1997. We are on track to achieve our manifesto commitment to reduce waiting lists by 100,000 from the level that we inherited. This year, we are applying the same determination and good practice to reducing waiting...

Orders of the Day — Record Copies of Acts (1 Nov 1999)

Owen Paterson: ..., believe in tradition. It is sad that we are wilfully throwing away a material that works. That is the first thing to be said in praise of vellum: it has worked since the middle ages. There is no track record of 500 or 1,000 years to let us know whether archival paper will work. Why not leave matters where they stand? A few technical criticisms were thrown at vellum. As I understand it...

Agriculture (28 Oct 1999)

Elliot Morley: ...the Member for Lancaster and Wyre (Mr. Dawson) and the hon. Member for Torridge and West Devon (Mr. Burnett). The hon. Gentleman also asked about proceedings on the beef ban. There are no fast-track proceedings. Legally, we do not rule out any approach, although I should emphasise that we want a speedy resolution to the issue. In fact, we expect it to be resolved as quickly as possible....

Millennium Compliance (28 Oct 1999)

Angela Browning: ...the testing of contingency plans in many parts of the public sector—for example, the Passport Agency. The right hon. Lady will know why I choose that example. That agency does not have a good track record, so the fact that it has yet to report the completion and testing of the work is worrying. Will she confirm that the Passport Agency completed its business continuity plan by the end of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: New Deal (Disabled People) (28 Oct 1999)

Margaret Hodge: ..., which will make work pay. We have introduced a linking rule to make it easier for disabled people to move from benefit into work. There are also initiatives such as jobfinders grants and a fast track to the disabled persons tax credit—all of which support disabled people in their move from benefit dependency to work.

Landfill (Cornwall) (27 Oct 1999)

Ms Candy Atherton: I agree with my hon. Friend, who has one of the best track records in the House for campaigning on the issue of landfill sites. I congratulate him on his good work. A proposal for a council directive from the European Commission states that there should be a minimum distance of 500 m between dwellings and site boundaries. Given such guidelines, a distance of 10 m cannot fail to cause more...

Flu Vaccine (Southern Derbyshire) (27 Oct 1999)

Yvette Cooper: ...throughout the country. That analysis has allowed us, for the first time, to make an assessment of the recent performance of the NHS in delivering flu vaccine policy, as it enables us to track the health condition of those who are vaccinated. Only by using such analysis can accurate figures be produced for uptake of flu vaccine in the recommended groups. The latest figures from the...

International Criminal Court (27 Oct 1999)

Nick Palmer: Does the hon. and learned Gentleman agree that a two-track strategy whereby we speed up ratification but also put polite pressure on larger powers to ratify would be appropriate?

Opposition Day: Home Office Issues (26 Oct 1999)

Jack Straw: ...last night of the Conservative party: it is a party beyond hope". By contrast with the Conservative party, this new Labour Government deliver on their promises. [Laughter.] Oh yes. We are on track to deliver our pledge to speed up youth justice. Recorded crime is down. There is new money for the police and we are giving increased powers to them. We are introducing overdue reforms to make...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Air Traffic Control (26 Oct 1999)

Mr George Stevenson: ...'s recommendations, which showed concern about the Government's proposals for NATS? The report suggested alternatives which would not only produce the required investment, but would follow proven track records from other parts of the world.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Rail Freight (26 Oct 1999)

Alasdair Morgan: Would the Minister agree that in some areas it is lack of track capacity that is the single biggest factor inhibiting the growth of rail freight, such as on the Nith valley line which takes coal from the Ayrshire coalfield to the English power stations? What pressure will he apply to Railtrack to invest in such facilities?

Orders of the Day — Armed Forces (Children's Education) (25 Oct 1999)

Jacqui Smith: ...about benchmarking, the effect of pupil mobility is also considered by Ofsted. In January 2000, we shall for the first time be collecting detailed information on pupils that will enable us to track the progress and the schools of individual pupils. We expect that that information about pupil mobility will thereafter be available to inspectors and will be included in the PANDA, or...


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