Results 121–140 of 500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Michael Jabez Foster

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund Bill: Fisheries (6 Dec 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: I am encouraged by the hon. Gentleman's apparent support for the 10 m and under sector. I join him in that support. However, I want to be absolutely clear, so that there is no misunderstanding: is he prepared to say unequivocally that some of the over-10 m share should be redistributed to the under- 10 m sector? Yes or no?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Seaside and Coastal Towns (Heritage) (29 Oct 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: My right hon. Friend is right to say that such a catalyst can often be found. In Hastings, the birthplace of television, the Baird project, run by Alastair Fairley and others, has recently brought jobs and opportunities to the town. Can the Minister suggest any funds that might be available to develop that kind of initiative?

Church Commissioners: Stipends (23 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: Does my hon. Friend believe that there should be a rate for the job in such appointments, and does he have any figures about whether female incumbents receive the same as male incumbents?

Business of the House: Crime Reduction (19 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: May I applaud my right hon. Friend for the importance that she places on local crime reduction partnerships, such as the exemplary safer Hastings partnership, which has led to massive reductions in crime in Hastings? Seventy per cent. of the people even believe that there has been a reduction. I suppose that that is dreadful because 100 per cent. should believe it. Recently, before my right...

Business of the House: Higher Education (Student Support) (5 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: My right hon. Friend's appointment was clearly inspirational, and his statement today is inspiring to many constituents of mine on low incomes. He says that the regime will start in 2008. I understand that, but will there be some transitional arrangement, because there could be a tendency to buck out on 2007 if we cannot offer an interim measure to those who go to university this year?

deferred division: Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill (4 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: I apologise for not being present for much of the debate, but on the question of staff numbers, in my constituency people have been offered assurances that there will be no reduction in total staff. How can the Government follow that assurance if they have delegated responsibility to a non-departmental Government body?

Safer Hastings (Crime Reduction Partnership) (3 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: I acknowledge that local authority systems should determine priorities locally, but perhaps I did not make my point very well. How can a local authority do that if it has fixed its budget and made its decisions for this year, and then a reduction is made after that budget has been agreed and determined?

Safer Hastings (Crime Reduction Partnership) (3 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: I am grateful for the opportunity today to debate the excellence of the Safer Hastings partnership, but also, unfortunately, to raise a concern about a recent decision to reduce the funding for the partnership in-year. The Safer Hastings partnership is the local crime reduction partnership serving the borough of Hastings and St. Leonards, and, in common with other CRPs, it has achieved the...

Safer Hastings (Crime Reduction Partnership) (3 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: Indeed, my hon. Friend is right. Government investment has meant falling crime rates not just in Hastings but across the nation. However, there is another problem in many places, and that is the rising perception of crime. I know that that perception is not increasing in Brighton and Hastings. Why should that be so? The crime reduction programme, combined with communication initiatives, has...

Safer Hastings (Crime Reduction Partnership) (3 Jul 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: My hon. Friend is right. It is that which causes me to raise the concern today. Not only were cuts made; hon. Members were not involved in the process, or even told what was going to happen. They learned only after the event. That is what has been so damaging—it is not just that the amount of cash has been reduced, but that there has been an effect on the well-being of the partnership, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Political Engagement (16 Apr 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is a need to engage younger people in the process, and should not greater support be given to the UK Youth Parliament, and excellent youth MPs such as Luke Springthorpe in my constituency, who do a great deal to engage young people? Perhaps we should even provide votes for them at 17 rather than at 18.

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: I had the privilege of meeting my right hon. Friend in Hastings, Sierra Leone, with which my own town is twinned. Is it not a disgrace that Sierra Leoneans have £40 a year spent on their health, education and all their other needs, while we have £9,500 a year? Is it not shameful that such differences still exist in this century?

Ashford International (7 Mar 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: My hon. Friend is using the figures that Eurostar gave him, but the truth is that they are challengeable. Does he accept that the empirical evidence is that the use of services at Ashford is substantially greater than the figures suggest? In my discussion with the chief executive, he suggested that the figures had been calculated, but no evidence has been produced to support that. The figures...

Ashford International (7 Mar 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: I am grateful to have this opportunity to comment on Eurostar's ill-judged proposal to downgrade the Ashford International rail link to the continent by abandoning all services to Brussels and significantly reducing the service to Paris. It is clear that the curtailment of international services from Ashford is in direct conflict with the Government's policy to alleviate road traffic...

Ashford International (7 Mar 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: The Government may not yet fully understand all the circumstances. I have to say, with the greatest respect, that they certainly appear almost to be apologists for Eurostar's woeful decision about Ashford. As the debate proceeds, I hope that the Minister will realise that there are different arguments from those he may have been given by Eurostar. I shall explain why Eurostar's decision is...

Ashford International (7 Mar 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: The hon. Gentleman makes a good point and if the decision stands, he may be right. The alternative that Eurostar is offering is a nightmare journey from the south coast—from Lewes, Brighton or Hastings—and the Kentish towns. People will have to travel on the M25, crawling and polluting their way to Ebbsfleet station, which has no effective domestic rail connections. That is bizarre. My...

Ashford International (7 Mar 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: I cannot agree that it is an abdication because I suspect that the Government will be prepared to look again at this issue. However, to date, it is certainly difficult to distinguish what has happened. After this evening, I hope that that situation will change. Why is the Eurostar argument so acceptable to the Government? Nobody else would seem to have bought it. I suspect that it is because...

Delegated Legislation: Government's Crime Record (7 Feb 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Delegated Legislation: Government's Crime Record (7 Feb 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Delegated Legislation: Government's Crime Record (7 Feb 2007)

Michael Jabez Foster: The hon. Gentleman says that ASBOs are only 50 per cent. successful, although that would mean that there is 50 per cent. less crime and disturbance on the streets than would otherwise be the case. If what he says is accurate, is he in favour or against ASBOs? Have the Liberal Democrats changed their minds about ASBOs—are they for or against them?


<< < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.