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Scottish Parliament: Tourism (5 Apr 2001)

Alasdair Morrison: ...related businesses will benefit. Secondly, the 10,000 businesses that are members of the visitscotland quality assurance scheme will be eligible for a 50 per cent discount on this year's membership fees. The QA relief is estimated to be worth £0.7 million. Visitscotland will use the remainder of its spend to undertake a marketing and reassurance campaign. The greater part of that spend...

Oral Answers to Questions — Advocate — General: Devolution (6 Mar 2001)

.... They are Brown, the drink-driving case; Montgomery, the pre-trial publicity case; McIntosh, the case relating to the confiscation of criminal assets; McLean, the case involving fixed legal aid fees; Anderson, the mental health case; the temporary sheriffs case; and the district court challenges.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Concessionary Television Licences (10 Jul 2000)

Janet Anderson: ...concessionary scheme was examined last year by the Davies panel which concluded that, despite its obvious drawbacks, it should be retained since no superior alternative, funded through the licence fee, could be found. We decided to accept the panel's recommendation that the scheme should be retained and have no plans for a further review.

Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill (15 Jun 2000)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...information. I look forward to more detailed consideration of the Government's Bill at Committee stage. Turning to my own Private Member's Bill, which addresses the issue of television licence fees and concessions, I am very much aware that existing licence fee concessions are, by general consent, both unsatisfactory and arbitrary. No party can take any credit at all for improving them....

Orders of the Day — Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill: Liability of Directors etc. (22 May 2000)

Janet Anderson: ...to reassure him on the point that he has raised. While providing for limited personal information to be given to the BBC and its contractors to facilitate the administration of free or reduced-fee television licences, the Bill preserves the crucial principle that personal information should be protected from disclosure, including negligent or reckless disclosure. The new clause will...

Orders of the Day — Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill (10 Apr 2000)

Janet Anderson: ...for St. Helens, South said, the Government are making good a revenue loss. I clarify the position. As the Secretary of State and I have said on numerous occasions, we believe that the licence fee is the best possible way in which to fund the BBC for the foreseeable future. The hon. Member for East Surrey asked why the over-75s must apply to opt in. As I say, that is because it preserves...

Television Licence Fees (28 Mar 2000)

Janet Anderson: ...a debate, I am sorry that the hon. Gentleman could not persuade more of his colleagues to be present for what he regards as an important discussion. Nobody enjoys paying the television licence fee. Any increase in that fee, especially above the rate of inflation, is therefore an emotive issue. I concede that that is the subject of our discussion. Unlike the hon. Member for Ryedale, I...

Student Loan Scheme (15 Dec 1999)

Baroness Blackstone: ...UK through their rather diverse and sometimes interesting experiences. However, perhaps I can explain to the noble Baroness why I felt that she may have been a little confused. As regards tuition fees, European Union students in whichever country they are studying are treated in exactly the same way as students in that country. That would apply, for example, to a British student in Italy....

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Television Licence Concessions (26 Jul 1999)

Janet Anderson: ...meet its obligations to its viewers and its listeners, and to operate successfully in a competitive marketplace. The Government have, time and again, made it plain that we believe that the licence fee is sustainable at least until the run-up to the renewal of the BBC's charter in 2006. Though an imperfect funding mechanism, it is the best means of providing the BBC with sufficient...

Petition: Tourism (New Millennium) (18 Jun 1999)

Janet Anderson: .... I hope the deal that the New Millennium Experience Company has entered into with National Express—whereby people around the country will be charged a flat rate of £29.95, which includes entry fee, to travel by the coach to the millennium dome—will resolve some of the potential transport problems mentioned by the hon. Member for Beckenham (Mrs. Lait). I thank the hon. Member for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Concessionary Television Licences (1 Feb 1999)

Janet Anderson: The terms of reference for the review panel currently considering the future of the BBC licence fee after 2002 include consideration of the current structure of the concessionary licence scheme and whether a suitable alternative structure could be available.

Orders of the Day — Royal Assent (14 Jan 1999)

Chris Leslie: ..., Mr. Jukes from Forward Trust, which is now called Eversholt, invested £110,000 as his initial stake and sold the company on only 12 months later for a personal profit of £15.9 million. Mr. Anderson of Porterbrook put in £120,000 and sold the company after only eight months for £33.5 million. Dr. Prideaux of Angel put in no money—he got the banks to front the company—and received...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Television Coverage (Sports) (14 Dec 1998)

Janet Anderson: The hon. Lady will know that we have announced a review of the licence fee. As part of that review, detailed consideration will be given to the current concessionary scheme, which we have acknowledged to be unfair and unsatisfactory.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Concessionary Television Licences (9 Nov 1998)

Janet Anderson: ..., but we cannot make any promises that the review will lead to a general concession for all pensioners or for other groups of people. That could lead to substantial increases for all other licence fee payers. However, we can promise that we shall give detailed consideration to the unsatisfactory nature of the present arrangements.

Prayers: Parliament and Politics (BBC Coverage) (21 Oct 1998)

Janet Anderson: ...corporation in 1927. The Government fully support that principle, but the BBC's independence brings with it obligations, including the need to be, and to be seen to be, accountable to licence fee payers, as stakeholders and customers; to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, as the custodian of its charter and agreement; and to Parliament, as the public authority for the moneys...

Prayers: Concessionary Television Licences (29 Jul 1998)

Janet Anderson: ...the Opposition Benches have been empty. I can only conclude that Opposition Members do not accord this issue the importance that Labour Members do. Although we believe that the television licence fee, at 27p a day for colour and 9p for black and white, represents good value for money, we appreciate that it is a significant expense for people on a low income. The difficulty is that, for a...

Prayers: Oxford and Cambridge College Fees (19 Nov 1997)

Angela Browning: ...from, among others, Lord Eatwell of Queen's college, Cambridge, Baroness Perry, head of Cambridge's Lucy Cavendish college, Lord Plant, master of St. Catherine's college, Oxford, and Eric Anderson, former headmaster of Eton and now master of Lincoln college, Oxford. Mr. Anderson taught the Prime Minister at Fettes—the fee-paying school that is known as Scotland's Eton, for those...

Orders of the Day — Civil Procedure Bill [Lords] (30 Jan 1997)

Gary Streeter: ...) that we will be the Government who introduce these reforms over the next few years. That is why we are taking great care to get them right and to resource them properly. On the increase in fees, which was raised by several Opposition Members, I wish to make four concise points First, people on legal aid will continue to have their court fees paid for by the Legal Aid Board. Secondly,...

Orders of the Day — Crime (Sentences) Bill (4 Nov 1996)

David Hanson: ...which the Committee will need to discuss. My main contention remains the same; I am concerned about the safety of victims of that appalling crime. My hon. Friend the Member for Swansea, East (Mr. Anderson) mentioned clause 3, which deals with burglary. Burglary is a horrible crime. It violates individuals and causes great distress and a range of social problems, but a mandatory sentence...

Welsh Affairs (3 Mar 1994)

Nick Ainger: My contribution will be brief because I know that the hon. Member for Swansea, East (Mr. Anderson) wants to speak before the Front-Bench speakers wind up. I want to comment on what the Secretary of State said about roads in Wales. The hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (Mr. Llwyd) referred to the Secretary of State's attendance at a private function in Haverfordwest on Monday, after...


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