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Results 241–260 of 1587 for speaker:Peter Atkinson

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Schedule 2 (13 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 136, in schedule 2, page 32, line 20, leave out ‘from time to time’ and insert ‘annually’. No. 62, in schedule 2, page 32, line 33, at end insert— ‘(3) In a report the Commission will not specify the names of those persons who have been the subject of the cases specified in sub-paragraphs...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Liability (18 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements there are on local authorities to inform her Department of liabilities incurred in the course of their business undertakings.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Newcastle International Airport Company: Local Government (18 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will investigate the (a) liabilities incurred and (b) payments made from the public purse by the seven local authorities participating in the Newcastle International Airport Company in respect of payments to former members of its management board; and if she will make a statement.

RAF Operations (19 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. That is not a point of order for the Chair. It is a point for the Minister. Sitting suspended.

Continental Rail Links (19 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. We must move on.

Nuclear Industry Finance (19 Nov 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. Before I call the Minister, I inform hon. Members that this debate will now end at 4.42 pm, subject to there not being another Division in the House.

Flooding (North-West) (11 Jan 2005)

Peter Atkinson: I join colleagues in thanking the Minister and his staff for their concern over the weekend and subsequently for the plight of the people of Hexham and surrounding villages, who lost their water supply, ironically, because of the flooding of the River Tyne. Although many businesses have had to shut and are facing losses, the majority of the population have faced the crisis with remarkable...

Farming and Rural Communities (19 Jan 2005)

Peter Atkinson: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Wantage (Mr. Jackson) for at least one thing in his speech—the support of hunting. It is a pleasure to hear someone on the Labour Benches putting forward a sensible view on that sport. I agree with him about one other thing. He mentioned Tom Williams, a formidable Labour agriculture Minister. Mr. Williams was also a staunch defender of hunting and for...

Farming and Rural Communities (19 Jan 2005)

Peter Atkinson: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The Minister looks puzzled. It is a rather private joke, but we will enlighten him with a note later.

Farming and Rural Communities (19 Jan 2005)

Peter Atkinson: That is a good question. I hope that the Minister can answer it—I certainly cannot—and it shows one of the confusions that exist. Returning to the serious subject of livestock farmers in the uplands, we think that, according to the cost-compliance regulations, the use of round cattle feeders will not be allowed because of the danger of the excessive poaching of the ground around them. If...

Farming and Rural Communities (19 Jan 2005)

Peter Atkinson: Because Scotland has adopted a different system from England, farmers in Northumberland on the border will be at a disadvantage. Initially, beef farmers in Scotland will get bigger payments and will therefore be able to pay more for pedigree cattle.

Armed Forces Personnel (20 Jan 2005)

Peter Atkinson: How long is it since my hon. Friend left?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Nuclear Power (27 Jan 2005)

Peter Atkinson: With respect to the Minister, his view that the Government are maintaining skills in nuclear engineering is not shared by engineering departments at universities, where they are running things down continually. There is no doubt in my mind or that of many others that we will need nuclear power stations one day and the skill to build them will not exist. We cannot continue to rely on wind...

Written Answers — Scotland: Economic Growth (8 Feb 2005)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has held with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) the Scottish Executive on prospects for growth in the Scottish economy by comparison with the rest of the UK.

Written Answers — Home Department: Departmental Mobile Phones (8 Feb 2005)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many departmental mobile telephones were used by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department in each year since 1997, and at what cost; how many such telephones were lost or stolen in each year since 1997; and what the replacement costs were in each case.

Orders of the Day — Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill: New Clause 2 — Duty to keep land and highways clear of litter (21 Feb 2005)

Peter Atkinson: If my right hon. Friend wants to talk about litter, may I suggest that he take a drive down the A1, as I did yesterday? He will see the filthy state of that road. The amount of litter in some sections is way beyond the Government's recommendation to local authorities. That road has not been cleaned for months, and it is a disgrace that a main artery of this country is in such a state.

Orders of the Day — Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill: New Clause 2 — Duty to keep land and highways clear of litter (21 Feb 2005)

Peter Atkinson: I shall be brief because we want to hear what the Minister has to say. I support new clause 10 because the problems with chewing gum need to be tackled. The Liberal Democrat spokesman said that it was a question of consultation—I fear that more is needed and that we should send a tougher message to chewing gum manufacturers, conveying that they are partly responsible for the damage that...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Building Schools for the Future (24 Feb 2005)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects to announce the next stage of funding under the Building Schools for the Future Programme.

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] — [3rd Allotted Day]: Clause 14 — Lord Chancellor's Oath (1 Mar 2005)

Peter Atkinson: I am delighted to support amendment No. 355, which gives a few traditionalists on this side of the Committee the opportunity to form a square against the horde of modernisers led by the Minister and ably supported by the hon. and learned Member for Dudley, North (Ross Cranston) and the hon. Member for Leicester, East (Keith Vaz), who want to destroy the last vestiges of tradition that...


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