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Results 81–100 of 900 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Touhig

Written Answers — Wales: Regional Assistance (24 Feb 2005)

Don Touhig: The Wales Office does not administer the European Structural Funds in Wales. The Managing Authority for European Structural Funds in Wales is the Welsh Assembly. It operates a management and control system that the Commission has agreed fully meets its regulatory requirements. This is underlined by the performance award worth £65.4 million given to the Assembly by the European Commission...

Written Answers — Wales: Police and Community Support Officers (2 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: This Government have delivered record police numbers to Wales. There were 7,448 police officers at the end of September 2004, an increase of 856, or around 13 per cent., since March 1997. Funding is now in place for nearly 300 community support officers.

Written Answers — Wales: Police and Community Support Officers (2 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: This Government have delivered record police numbers to Wales. There were 7,448 police officers at the end of September 2004, an increase of 856, or around 13 per cent., since March 1997. Funding is now in place for nearly 300 Community Support Officers.

Written Answers — Wales: Child Poverty (2 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: This Labour Government are delivering on their promise to tackle child poverty: 228,000 working families in Wales benefit from the child tax credit an average of 30,000 babies born in Wales every year will benefit from the Child Trust Fund record increases in child benefit have produced a real terms increase of 25 per cent. I can tell my hon. Friend that in his constituency, 6,000 families...

Written Answers — Wales: Public Service Broadcasting (2 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues about matters affecting Wales. Ofcom's report addresses the changes necessary to protect Public Service Broadcasting in the run up to the digital age, and in particular in maintaining the plurality of service in the nations and regions.

Written Answers — Wales: Coal Health Claims Monitoring Group (2 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: The Wales Monitoring Group met on Monday 24 January 2005 and reported progress for the whole of Wales showing that by mid January, a total of over £462 million had been paid out in Wales under both schemes. This figure has since increased by over £5 million bringing the total to over £467 million under both schemes.

Written Answers — Wales: Cancer (8 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: The Wales Office has policies for providing support for its employees with ill health including cancer, as follows: Managing attendance policy for managers to provide support in long term sickness cases and keeping in touch policy; Special leave to cover doctors and hospital appointments; Making adjustments to working hours, duties and practice; Rehabilitation leave; Sick Pay Entitlement of...

Written Answers — Wales: European Constitution (15 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: I am pleased to say that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will be producing a Welsh translation of the Constitutional Treaty. This will be published on the FCO and the Wales Office websites. I hope that the translation will help increase awareness of the contents of the Treaty and what it will mean for the people of Wales. My right hon. Friend...

Written Answers — Wales: Surplus Assets Sales (15 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: The Wales Office has never sold surplus stock on the e-Bay auction website.

Written Answers — Wales: Surplus Assets Sales (15 Mar 2005)

Don Touhig: There have been no sales of surplus assets by the Wales Office since 2000–01.

Written Answers — Wales: Railways (6 Apr 2005)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues about matters affecting transport in Wales. I understand that the Strategic Rail Authority has written to stakeholders, including hon. Members representing north Wales constituencies, to consult them about future service levels, particularly beyond 2008, when the physical infrastructure works on the West Coast...

Written Answers — Wales: Antisocial Behaviour (6 Apr 2005)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with Assembly colleagues on matters affecting Wales. Police forces and partner organisations in Wales are increasingly using the wide range of powers, which we have put in place, to tackle antisocial behaviour.

Written Answers — Wales: Antisocial Behaviour (6 Apr 2005)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with Assembly colleagues on matters affecting Wales. Police forces and partner organisations in Wales are increasingly using the wide range of powers, which we have put in place, to tackle antisocial behaviour.

Written Answers — Wales: Coal Health Claims Monitoring Group (6 Apr 2005)

Don Touhig: Figures available at the time of my oral reply showed that a total of over £344 million had been paid out in Wales for respiratory claims and over £122 million for vibration white finger (VWF). This brought the total paid out in Wales since the start to over £467 million. Since my reply, these figures have increased, with over £347 million paid out for respiratory disease and over £123...

Written Answers — Wales: Dee Estuary (6 Apr 2005)

Don Touhig: Decisions on the Port of Mostyn's proposals are matters for the National Assembly for Wales, the Environment Agency and the Department for Transport. The regulators are considering a range of complex issues, including environmental factors. It is not possible to say when a decision will be reached.

Written Answers — Wales: Wildlife Management (Dee Estuary) (6 Apr 2005)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with Assembly Ministers. The Dee Estuary is a candidate 'Special Area for Conservation' under European Habitat Regulations. It includes two nature reserves and seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest. It supports a large bird population over the winter, and has a number of rare plants and animals, including 12 internationally important...

Written Answers — Wales: Public Transport (Disabled Access) (7 Apr 2005)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with Assembly Ministers on matters affecting Wales. Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 transport providers must take reasonable steps to remove physical barriers, to make their services accessible. As part of the Assembly's longer distance bus and coach strategy' a number of long-distance routes now operate accessible buses, as do...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (Voting) (23 May 2005)

Don Touhig: There is no way of knowing how many service personnel were registered to vote. As well as registering as service voters, military personnel may also choose to register as ordinary or overseas voters. If they choose one of these alternatives they cannot be distinguished from other voters on the electoral register.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (Voting) (23 May 2005)

Don Touhig: It is not possible to give an estimate of the number of armed forces personnel who voted at the General Election. Voting is an entirely private matter.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces (Voting) (23 May 2005)

Don Touhig: We are working with the Electoral Commission to consider what changes can be made to existing procedures to help service personnel register to vote and in particular whether arrangements can be made to issue an electoral registration form to all members of the services. Service personnel already have the option to choose to vote by post or proxy when they register to vote.


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