Results 61–80 of 1306 for speaker:Nick Ainger

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Manufacturing (11 Mar 2009)

Nick Ainger: My right hon. Friend and his colleagues in Government should be congratulated on the work that they are doing to get information to small and medium-sized businesses about the various schemes that are there to help. However, the Treasury Committee has been taking evidence in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north of England, and one of the messages that we are getting back from some...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Lindsey Oil Refinery (2 Feb 2009)

Nick Ainger: My right hon. Friend will be well aware that two large liquefied natural gas terminals are being constructed in Milford Haven and that there are Polish and Portuguese workers on those sites, but that they are seen as being in addition to local and UK skilled Labour. Does he agree that something is seriously wrong if, in the case at Lindsey and other cases around the country, the national...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Manufacturing Industry (28 Jan 2009)

Nick Ainger: My hon. Friend will be well aware of the £1 billion investment being made and, I hope, announced very shortly in my constituency to build a gas-fired power station. During its construction phase, it will employ 2,000 people. Will he agree to meet me and Alstom—the main contractor—to ensure that we maximise the number of local Welsh people who are employed during the construction phase?

Olympics: Financial Markets (19 Jan 2009)

Nick Ainger: Bearing in mind my right hon. Friend's statement that "we will insist on the highest international standards of public disclosure and transparency in the operation of the scheme", will he make a clear commitment to the customers of our high street banks? Despite statements by the banks that they would maintain lending, many of their customers have discovered that that commitment has not been...

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account, 2009-10 — Office of Gas and Electricity Markets: Energy Prices, Fuel Poverty and Ofgem (16 Dec 2008)

Nick Ainger: I have been involved in the oil industry since 1973, first working in it and from 1992 representing Milford Haven, the largest UK oil port. When I saw crude oil prices starting to rise in the middle of 2007, peaking at $147 a barrel in July 2008, I scratched my bald head and thought, "What on earth is going on?" Since 1973, I have seen middle east crises, the straits of Hormuz closed, the...

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account, 2009-10 — Office of Gas and Electricity Markets: Energy Prices, Fuel Poverty and Ofgem (16 Dec 2008)

Nick Ainger: I totally agree. There is blatant abuse going on, and there is no genuine competition in either of those so-called markets. Members who represent rural constituencies have heard about real problems that have been encountered. For example, many elderly people retire or move to a rural area, perhaps to a home that is not particularly fuel efficient—although we can help them with that—only...

Written Answers — Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (16 Dec 2008)

Nick Ainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles on average were used in each training session at Castlemartin Range in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (16 Dec 2008)

Nick Ainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost was to his Department of private haulage of armoured vehicles to and from Castlemartin Range in each of the last five years; (2) what the cost was of transporting armoured vehicles to and from Castlemartin Range in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (16 Dec 2008)

Nick Ainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many large goods vehicle movements transporting armoured vehicles to and from Castlemartin Range there were in each of the last five years; and how many of those were undertaken by (a) private sector vehicles and (b) army transporters.

Written Answers — Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (16 Dec 2008)

Nick Ainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training sessions using armoured vehicles took place at Castlemartin Range in each of the last five years; and what the average length of each such training session was.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Seaside Economy (26 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: Is my hon. Friend aware that part of the success of the tourist industry in Wales is down to increased quality? May I recommend that he visit the Bluestone project in my constituency, which received £16 million of funding from the Welsh Assembly Government and has created 340 jobs—all local, apart from one—and 220 units of accommodation of the highest standard? That is the future of the...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Clause 8 (20 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: I want briefly to congratulate the Government on accepting my amendments and those tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Battersea. In speaking to my amendments I shall not take the 40 minutes that the hon. Member for Huntingdon took. I merely say that the level set in the Bill was clearly too low. We had a lot of evidence to that effect, which the hon. Gentleman listed at length. I welcome...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 3 (20 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: I beg to move amendment No. 9, in schedule 3, page 34, line 4, at beginning insert— ‘(A1) In paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to the 2000 Act (prohibition on accepting donations from impermissible donors), at the end of sub-paragraph (8)(a) there is inserted— “(aa) member of the House of Lords;”’. This is a probing amendment and I shall be brief. Members of the House of...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 3 (20 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: Many types—I accept that—who are not regulated donees. Will the Minister give the Committee an explanation?

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 3 (20 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: In light of what my right hon. Friend the Minister said, it seems that the matter will be addressed, although that may take some time. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 3 (20 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: Bearing in mind the debate and the Minister’s positive response, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 3 (20 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: I beg to move amendment No. 149, in schedule 3, page 34, line 2, at end insert—

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: New Clause 1 (18 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: The hon. Lady has just told the Committee that the Northern Ireland scheme is successful. It depends what criteria one uses to describe successful. Nearly 120,000 people were removed from the electoral roll as a result of the changes, and it was only when the rollover system was introduced that a further 70,000 came back on. That means that there are still at least 40,000 to 50,000 people who...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: New Clause 1 (18 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: I shall do an encore, Sir Nicholas. My point was about unintended consequences. The individual identifier removed the names that should never have  been on the register, as the hon. Lady rightly says, but the unintended consequence was that 120,000 people who should have been on the register no longer were. It was only when further legislation introduced the rollover system, and 70,000 names...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: New Clause 1 (18 Nov 2008)

Nick Ainger: It is the other way around—70,000 went on.


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