Results 7601–7620 of 8313 for speaker:Kevan Jones

Tax Credits (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: I am grateful for my hon. Friend's commitment to examine the cases in question, but I have raised them with the Inland Revenue and my right hon. Friend the Paymaster General, and the letter that I received back from the latter—which took six months—was just the usual civil service flannel, upholding the decision about repayments. Something needs to be done urgently about those...

Tax Credits (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Tax Credits (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: Not one of the cases that I mentioned involved a mistake on the part of the individuals, who were honest and up front. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is about time the Inland Revenue applied the policy to which he has just referred?

Tax Credits (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: I accept that that may be true in some cases, but in some of the cases to which I referred, people's circumstances did not change at all; I agree that there may be complex changes in some cases that make things difficult for the tax office, but these are just administrative mistakes.

Tax Credits (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: I think that my second or third contribution to a debate in the House was on Second Reading of what became the Tax Credits Act 2002. I supported it then as good policy, and it is nice to see the difference that it has made to many families in a short time. I concur with the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (John Thurso) about the assistance that it is...

Tax Credits (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: I do, but it is sad that constituents have to come to their MPs to get an answer to these problems. When they ring the Inland Revenue they do not get the same service as we get, which is not right. They should be able to get answers to their questions and be dealt with properly. I shall give examples of people who are still waiting for replies to letters several months down the line. The...

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Corporate Plan (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission when the Electoral Commission's Corporate Plan for 2005–06 to 2009–10 was approved by the Speaker's Committee.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Hezbollah (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the risk posed by Hezbollah to the establishment of stable Palestinian Government in the Palestinian Territories.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Palestinian Authority (6 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest assessment is of progress made by the Palestinian Authority in reform of its security apparatus.

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill: Clause 1 - Amendment of the Criminal Law Act 1967 (5 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: In the Tony Martin case, surely Mr. Fearon was traumatised by the events. The fact is that Mr. Martin stuck a shotgun in somebody’s back at point-blank range and pulled the trigger. That may deter that individual from intruding again, but surely killing an innocent person in those circumstances does not make it right in a just society.

Written Answers — Health: Scanning (Waiting Times) (5 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions took place between his Department and the County Durham and Tees Valley strategic health authority about reducing waiting times for scans in County Durham; (2) what discussions took place between his Department and (a) the Chester-le-Street and Durham primary care trust and (b) Derwentside primary care trust concerning the...

Written Answers — Health: University Hospital, North Durham (5 Apr 2005)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) at what capacity the existing NHS scanner at the University Hospital North Durham was working in each month since April 2004; (2) what the capital costs were of providing the equipment to undertake CT and MRI scans at the University Hospital, North Durham; (3) what the running costs of the equipment used for CT and MRI scans at the University...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: I welcome today's announcement on the regulation of claims handlers, although it will take some time to come into effect. Meanwhile, I would like the Minister to urge the Office of Fair Trading and other organisations to act against some of the claim handlers. Will he agree to join me and other Members who are present in meeting the Law Society and other organisations to see what we can do to...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: I have enjoyed the Minister's contribution, and I welcome what he has said, but how can the Claims Standards Council have any credibility when organisations such as Freeclaim IDC are founding members? That is not merely akin to giving Dracula the keys to the blood bank; such organisations have been given a say in how to construct the council. It can have no credibility at all if the very...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Too many.

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: I accept that some of us have a slight advantage over the hon. Gentleman, as we have lived and breathed this issue for a while, but I point out that Capita is not a claims handling company, although I concur with some criticisms of how it handled the coal claims dealt with by the DTI.

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Last year in Westminster Hall, I raised the case of a company in Newcastle, Mark Gilbert Morse, which has about 29,000 claims, but has reimbursed only about 50 individuals. I have tried to urge the Law Society to trawl that company's books to see who it has not paid back. Would the hon. Gentleman support the Government taking action to force that company and others to pay back every single...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that the case of Mr. Jobes against Silverbeck Rymer highlights that point exactly? The company was working not in the best interests of Mr. Jobes, as solicitors should, but in its own best interests to get the fee or the work.

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the confusing features of such cases is that people who were associated with trade unions—including Mr. Towler, who started off in the unemployment centre in Sunderland but now drives a nice new Mercedes and lives in a big house in Northumberland—have given legitimacy to some of the claims handling companies? Frankly, we cannot blame a lot...

Coal Health Claims (22 Mar 2005)

Kevan Jones: I am very grateful to Mr. Speaker for allowing me to initiate this debate. The subject is of interest to many right hon. and hon. Members who represent mining and former mining constituencies. I am very proud that the Labour Government put in place the coal handling agreement, which compensates miners and former miners who were affected by their exposure to dust. Thousands of miners and...


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