Results 7601–7620 of 8059 for speaker:Kevan Jones

Afghanistan (29 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I understand that the army is being deployed. There were elements of it in Mazar-e-Sharif when we were there. It is also moving down into Kandahar and other provinces, but that will take time. We must recognise that this will not be a quick solution to rebuilding Afghanistan. There is a genuine multinational effort by the British, the French and others to train and equip the Afghan national...

Afghanistan (29 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am interested in what the hon. Gentleman says about the PRTs. I visited the British PRT at Mazar-e-Sharif in November. The work that it was doing was making a real difference. It was a combined effort between staff from the MOD, DFID and the Foreign Office. One of the complaints that I received from the Royal Army Medical Corps was that the NGOs would not work with them. I find it strange...

Afghanistan (29 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am sorry that I have to intervene again, but I do not accept that the PRTs are window-dressing. In the north, the week before we arrived, because of the sterling efforts of the British PRT—the MOD, the Foreign Office and DFID—a cease-fire had been negotiated between the two main warlords, Dostum and Atta, which helped the security situation and the daily lives of the people whom...

Afghanistan (29 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: As the hon. Gentleman said earlier, Afghanistan has had no Government structures. I was there in November, and despite its vast size and the fact that a war is going on in the south, where most of the poppy growing takes place, the efforts undertaken by the British and other members of the international community are making a difference. Does he not agree that it is very difficult job?

Afghanistan (29 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that drugs are a problem for Afghanistan not only for the reasons that he has stated but because there is evidence that the number of addicts in the country is increasing? It is estimated that there are 25,000 addicts in Kandahar, which is difficult to cope with as the country does not have the medical infrastructure to assist them.

Written Answers — Health: Hospitals (Durham) (27 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the implementation of the Darzi Review recommendations on health care in County Durham.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iraq (26 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I and other members of the Defence Committee visited Iraq last year and saw some of the sterling work that is being undertaken by MOD personnel in some of the quick-win projects. Will my right hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to the work of staff not only of the MOD but from the Department for International Development, the Foreign Office and the non-governmental organisations, who are...

Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill (22 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I sympathise with the point that the hon. Gentleman is making, but do not most people in the armed forces leave in their 40s, because of the physical nature of much of their work and the fact that the armed forces do not want them to stay on longer than they should?

Civil Contingencies Bill (19 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: Gallant?

Civil Contingencies Bill (19 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that many local authorities are spending over and above what they actually receive from the Government in the civil defence grant? In many areas, local council tax payers are paying for civil defence.

Civil Contingencies Bill (19 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I welcome the Bill. It is important not just because of the imminent threat that we face from international terrorism but because we need to modernise our emergency planning powers, some of which, as has been said, date back to the 1920s, the 1940s, and even the 1980s, an era from which we remember the "Protect and Survive" leaflet. Today we face a different threat. It is a different age, and...

Civil Contingencies Bill (19 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am listening carefully to the right hon. and learned Gentleman's tales of woe and dread. However, was he not a member of a Government who, although they did not have such powers, acted in a political way in the coalfields during the 1984 miners' strike, when whole areas were cordoned off and people were prevented from travelling? I did not hear him complain in support of the miners then.

Civil Contingencies Bill (19 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: rose—

Civil Contingencies Bill (19 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. and learned Friend agree that one of the basic human rights is life, and that if we as elected politicians were not to take actions to protect the electorate from the clear threat that faces this country at the moment we would be remiss and would be letting down the citizens who elected us to this place?

Civil Contingencies Bill (19 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: Does my right hon. Friend agree that although local responders and local authorities have a democratic mandate, the resilience teams, which currently seem vague, are not under control and have no mandate? Does he agree that there could be a clash between local authorities, which are under the democratic control of councillors, and what could be described as unelected, unaccountable regional...

NHS Performance Indicators (7 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: My right hon. Friend knows that I have been critical of the new health trust in Durham and the way in which it has been managed—I continue to have those reservations. However, three hospitals have been built in Durham since 1997, so does he agree that the situation is different from that under the Conservatives? A new hospital opened in my constituency last year, which replaced a...

NHS Performance Indicators (7 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: rose—

NHS Performance Indicators (7 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

NHS Performance Indicators (7 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for again giving way. The history of star rating that we have been given this afternoon has been interesting for the anoraks, but may I draw his attention to the fact that the abolition of the South Durham trust and the transfer of most of its management, including the chief executive, to the new County Durham trust raises issues that need to be...

Written Answers — Health: County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals Trust (5 Jan 2004)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many North Durham patients chose to have operations carried out at Bishop Auckland hospital in the last 12 months; (2) how many patients have been admitted to Bishop Auckland Hospital as a result of beds being unavailable at the University Hospital, Durham.


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