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European Union (9 Jun 1997)

Louise Ellman: I congratulate the hon. Member for Reigate (Mr. Blunt) and my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Mr. Rammell) on their excellent maiden speeches. They displayed their dedication and sincerity concerning their constituents. I look forward to hearing more from them. I thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for permitting me to make my maiden speech during this important debate. It is a subject of...

Orders of the Day — Solicitor-General (Salary) (24 Jun 1997)

Louise Ellman: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that his comments are gross hypocrisy, given that the Conservatives now have fewer women Members than before the election, while the Labour party has many more? In view of that fact, the comments by Opposition Members tonight are grossly hypocritical, and do them little credit.

Orders of the Day — Plymouth Ocean Projects Ltd. (24 Jun 1997)

Louise Ellman: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Liverpool Dive school in my constituency is also affected? I want its situation to be given further consideration and I want a broader study of the operation of the Further Education Funding Council and its accountability.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Youth Unemployment (26 Jun 1997)

Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what are the Government's plans to assist the young unemployed. [4103]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: Youth Unemployment (26 Jun 1997)

Louise Ellman: Is the Secretary of State aware that my constituency has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. with recorded male unemployment reaching 26.7 per cent. and nearly a third of the unemployment in Riverside being among young people? Can he confirm that, in effecting a good programme of opportunities, jobs and skills, the new deal will work with the many examples of community and...

Hillsborough Disaster (30 Jun 1997)

Louise Ellman: I welcome the Home Secretary's statement, in that it opens up the possibility of justice for the families whose lives have been so cruelly devastated. Is my right hon. Friend able to assure the House that, while the inevitable legal considerations take place, he will keep in mind the prime consideration of the feelings of the families involved and their belief that they have been denied...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Regional Development Agencies (1 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what response he has received from the public, private and voluntary sectors in the north-west on the first regional consultation for setting up regional development agencies. [4665]

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Regional Development Agencies (1 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: Does my hon. Friend agree that the north-west development agency will bring tremendous benefits to regions such as Liverpool by allowing environmental, transport and investment issues to be considered as part of one strategy and by enabling the public and private sectors to work together to meet identified needs?

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill: Local Authority Debt Reduction Strategies (8 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: Would the hon. Gentleman like to comment on the fact that local authorities and the people of this country regarded as paltry and derisory the action taken by the Conservative Government to prevent house building, which led to a period of social crisis? Against that background, he should welcome every attempt to invest in our housing stock to provide homes and employment.

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill: Local Authority Debt Reduction Strategies (8 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: I am extremely surprised to hear those comments from the hon. Gentleman. The Bill states clearly that the needs as well as the resources of areas such as Liverpool will be considered. That is a major plank of the Bill. I remind the hon. Gentleman and his honourable colleagues that they are opposing the Bill in its entirety; therefore, it is hypocritical of them to pretend that there are...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill: Local Authority Debt Reduction Strategies (8 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: I am surprised that the hon. Gentleman persists in his deliberate misunderstanding of what is happening and what happened under the previous Government. Neither Liverpool's overall needs nor its housing needs were met by the previous Government. That is why there is now a major crisis in Liverpool in local authority housing and the housing stock needs to be improved. I suggest that the hon....

Orders of the Day — Council Tax (17 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: rose—

Orders of the Day — Council Tax (17 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: Does the hon. Lady not recognise that this Government, in the relatively few weeks in which they have been in power, have already made more funding available for schools and for essential house building? They have already made plans to start to get our young people and the long-term unemployed back to work. After 18 years of decay under a Conservative Government, watched over by Liberal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Transport and the Regions: Decentralisation (29 Jul 1997)

Louise Ellman: Will the Minister consider giving official recognition to regional chambers that already exist through voluntary means? In the north-west five years ago, for example, the public, private and voluntary sectors came together to form the North-West Regional Association and the North-West Partnership, which have brought public, private and voluntary sectors together to develop strategies for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Staff (Attacks) (11 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: What guidance has been issued by his Department to protect NHS staff from attacks at work. [13822]

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Staff (Attacks) (11 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: I thank the Secretary of State for taking such decisive action in an important area that the previous Government neglected so badly. Can my right hon. Friend inform the House how we might improve the patients charter so that we can move from the empty rhetoric of the charter introduced by the Conservative Government and towards a charter with real rights and responsibilities for both patients...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill (12 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: Does my right hon. Friend have any confirmation that the statements made by the right hon. and learned Gentleman and by the Leader of the Opposition that they would call for a referendum on the treaty of Amsterdam will lead to an amendment being tabled? If my right hon. Friend has no information on that, would he care to ask the right hon. and learned Gentleman if that is the case?

Opposition Day: Public Services (17 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: Does the hon. Gentleman not recognise that the new Labour Government have already made available an additional £1.3 billion for education; that they have already taken steps to reduce class sizes in infant schools; that they have already made available more capital receipts to enable more public housing to be developed; and that they have financed that through the windfall tax—a great...

Opposition Day: Public Services (17 Nov 1997)

Louise Ellman: Is it not the case that the hon. Gentleman will not allow the facts to stand in the way of his polemic? Does he agree that in his own constituency of Bath, under the Labour Government's plans, the health authority—


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