Results 141–160 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

Prevention of Terrorism (22 Feb 2005)

Claire Ward: The nature of terrorism has changed and, within limits, our response must change too. Can my right hon. Friend explain the circumstances in which he would authorise an order for the detention of a suspect at home, subsequently endorsed by a judge? That would affect other members of the household. What opportunities would they have to challenge the restrictions that would ultimately be placed...

Public Service Bank Holiday (2 Feb 2005)

Claire Ward: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to introduce a public holiday on the third Monday in October in recognition of public service and for connected purposes. I have two reasons for wishing to introduce this Bill today. The first is to provide a much needed additional day of rest for the British worker. This Government have done much to encourage a sustainable work and family...

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill (10 Jan 2005)

Claire Ward: I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support the Second Reading of this Bill. Many of the proposed measures, which have been mentioned by my colleagues, will be of great benefit to people in my constituency who continue the suffer the effects of antisocial behaviour and the damage that litter, graffiti, fly-posting, fly-tipping and abandoned cars inflict on our environment, to name...

Asian Tsunami (10 Jan 2005)

Claire Ward: May I draw my right hon. Friend's attention to a letter that he will have received last week from Alison Warner of Abbots Langley neighbourhood watch which sets out what they are doing to raise funds and proposes a more formal link between villages and towns in this country and many of those overseas that have been hit? Will he also consider how people in this country with skills that are...

Orders of the Day — Mental Capacity Bill: New Clause 1 — Excluded decisions (14 Dec 2004)

Claire Ward: I am listening carefully to what the right hon. Gentleman is saying. He makes the point that he does not agree with the Bland judgment. I agree with it, although, at the other end of the scale, I do not agree, under any circumstances, with euthanasia. He is essentially arguing against Bland, which makes things difficult as it is confusing the issue surrounding new clause 1. I find that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Spain (14 Dec 2004)

Claire Ward: What discussions he has had with the Spanish authorities in respect of the recent racism and violence at the football match against England.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Spain (14 Dec 2004)

Claire Ward: I have received complaints from constituents who were at the match. It was not simply the fans but the Spanish police who were engaged in racism and appalling abuse. The Football Association here has received 75 complaints about that match in relation to the Spanish police. What future is there for relations between this country and Spain when we cannot have a friendly match with good support...

Home Affairs (29 Nov 2004)

Claire Ward: The right hon. Gentleman has just criticised the Government and the Home Secretary for not bringing forward a counter-terrorism Bill in the Queen's Speech and introducing only a draft Bill. However, at the same time, he appears to support statements that suggest that this is an issue of controversy on which there should be debate. Surely a draft Bill is the right place for such debate.

Points of Order (17 Nov 2004)

Claire Ward: rose—

Points of Order (17 Nov 2004)

Claire Ward: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I would like to raise with you and the House an abuse of parliamentary privilege by the Liberal Democrat party in Watford, which has deceitfully used the portcullis of the House for cheap party political purposes. The matter has been raised with the Serjeant at Arms, who has reported it to the Liberal Democrats in the House and ordered that the abuse cease...

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: I feel some sense of comfort in contributing to this debate, because I can begin to see some light at the end of what has been a very dark tunnel for Members of Parliament and people throughout the country who want an end to fox hunting. We have spent many hours over my seven years as a Member of the House debating whether to ban fox hunting. For a range of reasons, and despite the clear will...

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: The hon. Gentleman can continue to believe in his dreamland that the Conservative party will form the next Government and be able to restore hunting, but I think that as time goes on it will be extremely difficult for any Government to reverse a ban on the idea that it is acceptable for people to chase across the country in pursuit of a fox as a form of sport and to watch it being torn apart...

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: That is a quite separate issue, and I am sure that Mr. Deputy Speaker would rule me out of order for speaking about it on the procedural motion. Religious issues are very different, and they are not the issue here. We are talking about a sport in which people chase across the country as a form of Saturday or Sunday morning entertainment in order to see a fox being torn apart. I do not believe...

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: I completely agree with the right hon. Lady's sentiments. If it were up to me and I were Prime Minister, I might have a different view tonight. However, I accept that we need to give the hunting community a reasonable period in which to find alternative employment, and in some cases alternative accommodation. We recognise those needs, but the right hon. Lady has rightly identified issues that...

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: I have not spoken in this debate.

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: The hon. Gentleman has said that my Front-Bench colleagues are involved in some sort of payback for what happened to the miners. The Bill is not a payback: it is about doing the right thing. The point that Ministers made was that the Opposition, when they were in government and decided to close the pits, did not care two hoots about the livelihoods of thousands of people and families. We are...

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill (15 Sep 2004)

Claire Ward: I can probably help the hon. Gentleman with a clear answer on why we are trying to get this legislation through. The reason we have a large majority is that people voted for us, and many of those who voted Labour in 1997 and 2001 wanted fox hunting banned. We are doing what the people who voted for us want to be done, because the overwhelming majority of Labour supporters want fox hunting...


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