Results 181–200 of 600 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Claire Ward

Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: Does my right hon. Friend believe that investment in youth services is an important part of tackling antisocial behaviour, and if so, what impact does he think that the cuts of £46,000 in the Watford area youth service budget and of £84,000 in play and early years staffing will have when they are implemented, as proposed by Liberal Democrat-controlled Watford borough council?

Higher Education Bill (27 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Higher Education Bill (27 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: rose—

Higher Education Bill (27 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Higher Education Bill (27 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Higher Education Bill (27 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. I know that he has a rather burdensome work load, being shadow Secretary of State for Health and Education. Has the extent of his portfolio meant that he has been unable to formulate an alternative policy on these issues? So far, I have not heard any alternative proposals. I have heard his opposition, but I have no idea what his policy is.

Higher Education Bill (27 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: Does my right hon. Friend agree that as Members go through the Lobby tonight, they need to remember one simple fact: if we agree that universities require more money, either we raise it through general taxation and ask those—the majority—who do not go to university to subsidise to a greater extent those who gain the benefit of a university education, or we ask those who are gaining...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (19 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: What plans he has to penalise parents who do not enforce antisocial behaviour contracts placed on their children.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Antisocial Behaviour (19 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: May I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply and say how grateful we are for his visit last week? On the issues that he has raised, it would be a good idea to link together the parenting orders and the acceptable behaviour contracts, but will he also consider an issue that was raised with him last week in my constituency about the need to make obtaining antisocial behaviour orders easier...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (Watford) (12 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: How many pensioners in the Watford constituency are receiving pension credit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (Watford) (12 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. I am pleased to hear that there has been an increase in take-up, but does she agree that it is likely that a number of pensioners in my constituency are still not accessing pension credit? What can she and her Department do to encourage pensioners in Watford and throughout the country to take up the pension credit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Licensing Act (5 Jan 2004)

Claire Ward: Further to my right hon. Friend's reply, may I impress on him the need for certainty in respect of the timetable for implementing the regulations? I have received representations from my local authority, which is in the process of setting its council budgets and wishes to be certain about any impact that may result from this legislation. It therefore needs to be sure about the timing of those...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (9 Dec 2003)

Claire Ward: May I ask my right hon. Friend what specific measures the Commonwealth agreed to take to facilitate Pakistan's becoming a full member again? What action can the Government take to encourage a necessary and vital member of the Commonwealth to return once again to full membership?

Public Services, Health and Education (3 Dec 2003)

Claire Ward: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Home and Constitutional Affairs (2 Dec 2003)

Claire Ward: I welcome the opportunity to speak in this debate on the Queen's Speech. I apologise now for the fact that I may not be able to stay until the end of the winding-up speeches, as I am due back in my constituency for an important meeting regarding potential school closures. I welcome many of the measures introduced by the Government in the Queen's Speech, in particular those relating to asylum...

Home and Constitutional Affairs (2 Dec 2003)

Claire Ward: Adults make a choice. Parents make a choice and they accept the consequences. If they have had their application refused and they refuse the opportunity to be returned to their country of origin, and a resettlement grant, they must take the consequences of the laws of this land, as we would expect them to be implemented. Their children do not have the same opportunities to express themselves....

Home and Constitutional Affairs (2 Dec 2003)

Claire Ward: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

School Funding (29 Oct 2003)

Claire Ward: My right hon. Friend will be aware that schools and parents in Hertfordshire have been led to believe by the Tory-controlled county council that they face significant budget cuts next year. Can he give them an assurance that that will not be the case? Can he assure my constituents that the funding plans that he outlined today will ensure that they have continued improvement in education in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Sep 2003)

Claire Ward: Today, booklets published by Tory-controlled Hertfordshire county council have been landing on the doormats of parents all over Watford who are due to send their children to school next September, telling them that consultations have taken place on the closure of Leavesden Green school and that the last intake of pupils will be in January next year. In fact no formal consultation has taken...

Transport Investment (9 Jul 2003)

Claire Ward: The proposals to widen the M1 and the M25, both of which border my constituency, will have a huge impact on the people of Watford, together with the current upgrading of the west coast main line, which runs through the town. My constituents, especially the pensioners who live on the Meriden estate, which backs on to the M1, will want to know what direct impact the proposals will have on them....


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