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Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Peace Process (26 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: What plans she has to meet the Irish President to discuss the peace process. [16234]

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Peace Process (26 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: Will my right hon. Friend discuss with the President the work of the Great Famine Commemoration Committee in my constituency? The work of that committee involves recognising the tragedy of the lives lost in the great famine, but the committee also thanks those who gave support to the people who arrived on the shores of Liverpool and elsewhere, and commemorates the achievements of Irish people...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: My concern is that the amendments, together with the comments made this evening, would undermine the social and economic well-being of significant numbers of citizens of this country, in opposition to paragraph 2 of article 1 of the treaty. If the amendments were passed, the treaty could not be ratified, and the position of this country in Europe would be undermined at a critical time for...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: I reject the hon. Gentleman's central contention, and I shall specifically answer his points about eligible regions. My experience of eligible regions in this country is that the sensitive application of European funding has produced greater business investment, enabled essential skills training to take place and helped to redevelop major areas of our country. Specifically, I have seen...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: The hon. Gentleman does not seem to understand the gist of what I am saying. I again state that I totally reject one of the Conservative Members' major contentions that our continuing membership of the European Union and our support of the treaty would jeopardise our economy in general. On the contrary, I believe that, were we not to ratify the treaty and to withdraw from the European Union,...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: The hon. Gentleman's comments strengthen the view that I have acquired throughout the debate, which is that most Conservative Members— certainly those here tonight—wish to withdraw from the European Union and not ratify the Amsterdam treaty.

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: I shall give way in a moment. It appears that, the more that Conservative Members seek to intervene, the more they confirm their basic opposition to this country's continued membership of the European Union.

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: Once again, the hon. Gentleman seems to be advocating withdrawal from Europe. That may be the logical conclusion of the policy that has been officially adopted by Conservative Members and their leader, which is that this country should state now that it has no intention of joining EMU in any circumstances for at least 10 years. Tonight, Conservative Members seem to be confirming that the...

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: I shall give way for the last time.

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: The hon. Gentleman confirms the major argument that I am seeking to make: we are at a critical point because the enlargement of the European Union is taking place. It is critical that this country should maintain its relationship with the European Union and decision makers throughout Europe to ensure that our vulnerable regions get the best possible deal from Europe. I am grateful to the hon....

Orders of the Day — Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (27 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: I shall not give way again. If those who are seeking support on behalf of our citizens work out their detailed case, take the trouble to present it clearly and lobby effectively, that delivers valuable results. It did so for the people I represented in the past, and I hope that I will be able to deliver the same results for the people I now represent in Riverside and on Merseyside as part of...

Regional Development Agencies (England) (3 Dec 1997)

Louise Ellman: Does the Deputy Prime Minister agree that his historic announcement this afternoon is a major breakthrough for all those who are concerned about employment, training and regeneration in the English regions? Is he aware that in the north-west region his proposals will be met with great support and great acclaim? Can he explain the attitude of Conservative Members, given that those in private...

Kyoto Summit (16 Dec 1997)

Louise Ellman: Does the Deputy Prime Minister agree that this country would be greatly assisted in meeting its targets if, in addition to consulting local authorities and environmental groups, he were to consult in due course the proposed regional development agencies and regional chambers, so that their contribution could be considered in matters such as the integration of public transport and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Dec 1997)

Louise Ellman: Is the Prime Minister aware that the Economic and Social Research Council is recommending a change in the categorisation of British society, to include, for the very first time, "the underclass" as an official category? Does he think that that is not only a very suitable epitaph for 18 years of Tory rule, but a measure of the enormity of the task facing the new Labour Government?

Prayers: Welfare to Work (19 Dec 1997)

Louise Ellman: First, I congratulate the hon. Member for Hereford (Mr. Keetch) on his first speech in his new post. Most of the hon. Gentleman's comments were perceptive, and in this debate and beyond he will see how the Government are dealing with his points. However, his final comments rather spoilt what had been a good speech. I shall refer to a number of ways in which the Labour Government are already...

Orders of the Day — Regional Development Agencies Bill (14 Jan 1998)

Louise Ellman: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Bill is as much about supporting existing businesses in the regions as it is about attracting new ones? That is why the Bill contains provisions for investment, for the development of property, premises and training. Is he further aware that the CBI in a letter to hon. Members within the past few days states: Second Reading of the Regional...

Orders of the Day — Regional Development Agencies Bill (14 Jan 1998)

Louise Ellman: Regional development agencies will breathe new life into the regions of England. They will provide a focus for integrated development, investing in companies and in skills training and retraining, developing appropriate property and sites, and supporting commerce and industry. They will do that to support and develop existing business as well as attracting new business. I am an enthusiast...

Referendum (English Parliament) Bill (16 Jan 1998)

Louise Ellman: Will the hon. Lady confirm that it is the official policy of the official Conservative party that Europe is simply about cutting up the United Kingdom?

Referendum (English Parliament) Bill (16 Jan 1998)

Louise Ellman: The Bill seems very frivolous. It claims to be against breaking up the United Kingdom, yet it advocates doing just that. It completely misunderstands the nature of regionalism in England, and it ignores the growing awareness of the existence of a regional tier. Understanding the nature of that regional tier, the people of the regions of England understand the increasing importance of making...

Referendum (English Parliament) Bill (16 Jan 1998)

Louise Ellman: Let me remind the hon. Gentleman that for Wales and Scotland, decisions will continue to be made in the House of Commons on a range of issues—such as foreign policy, taxation, social security and employment—that will affect the people of those countries.


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