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Results 161–180 of 1587 for speaker:Peter Atkinson

Opposition Day — [6th allotted day]: Human Trafficking (16 Jan 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Can the Minister report any progress in negotiations with the UK newspaper industry to persuade local papers in particular to stop taking advertisements for massage parlours and similar organisations, which encourage trafficking? That is something that we can deal with quickly in our own country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Pricing (31 Jan 2008)

Peter Atkinson: But does the Minister accept that the low prices in the livestock sector recently were not the fault of the supermarkets, which actually behaved very responsibly, but of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which provoked the foot and mouth crisis that caused such a problem? Interestingly, in comparison with Scotland, where farmers have been compensated for collateral...

Orders of the Day: Banking (Special Provisions) Bill (19 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Can the Chancellor explain something to me? Why was it not possible to introduce a one-clause Bill because it might be hybrid, when it was possible to introduce a short Bill in 1971 called the Rolls-Royce (Purchase) Bill?

Public Bill Committee: Planning and Energy Bill: Clause 1 (20 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 2, in clause 2, page 1, leave out lines 15 and 16. Amendment No. 3, in clause 2, page 1, line 17, after ‘in’ insert ‘Part 2 of’. Amendment No. 4, in clause 2, page 1, line 21, leave out subsection (2). Clause 2 stand part. New clause 1—Energy policies— ‘(1) A local planning authority in England may in their...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture: Subsidies (21 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many National Reserve applications Stage 1 and Stage 2 appeals were outstanding at the most recent date for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Transport: Northern Rail: Rolling Stock (26 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects refurbished rolling stock to be available for Northern Rail services on its Newcastle to Carlisle line; and when Pacer trains will be decommissioned.

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (LISBON TREATY) (No. 7): Treaty of Lisbon (No. 8) — [8th Allotted Day] (27 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I regret that we will never discover quite what Mr. Lester Brown did, unless the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, North (Joan Walley) wants to intervene.

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (LISBON TREATY) (No. 7): Treaty of Lisbon (No. 8) — [8th Allotted Day] (27 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: All I can say is well done Mr. Lester Brown. I hope that the meeting is successful, as the issue is important. I accept that the European Union has done many important things that have benefited our world—it has made the climate better and our environment better—but I want to concentrate on where Europe has performed extremely badly, which is in agriculture, farming and the lamentably...

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (LISBON TREATY) (No. 7): Treaty of Lisbon (No. 8) — [8th Allotted Day] (27 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I disagree with my hon. Friend on that. I appreciate that Europe is not perfect, but it has made some substantial contributions towards improving the environment. The issue now is food shortage. We have seen a surge in food prices. There is now talk of the UN World Food Programme having to be cut back because of rising prices and a possibility of introducing rationing, which I understand...

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (LISBON TREATY) (No. 7): Treaty of Lisbon (No. 8) — [8th Allotted Day] (27 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: The Secretary of State shakes his head, but Europe could indeed deregulate more. Secondly, it should proceed as rapidly as possible to reform the common agricultural policy, whose absorption of half the European Union's budget is obscene. Thirdly, and perhaps more controversially, it is about time that the nations of Europe embraced genetically modified crops, which are producing a tremendous...

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (LISBON TREATY) (No. 7): Treaty of Lisbon (No. 8) — [8th Allotted Day] (27 Feb 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I accept what the right hon. Lady says. She was very much involved in that process, which was certainly a step forward. In my mind, however, the CAP budget is still too high. We need to move much closer to a proper market system, which, with prices at the level that they have now reached, is even more possible. I was singing the praises of GM crops. They have considerable potential, but have...

Post Office Network (Lancashire) (4 Mar 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. I would like to enable all Lancashire Members present to speak, if possible. I therefore ask hon. Members to keep an eye on the time. The winding-up speeches ought to start shortly after 12 o'clock.

Public Bill Committee: Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill (12 Mar 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Although it is probably not relevant in the circumstances, I remind Members that adequate notice should be given of amendments as a general rule. I do not intend to call starred amendments.

Public Bill Committee: Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill: Clause 1 (12 Mar 2008)

Peter Atkinson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 2, in clause 1, page 1, line 9, at end insert— ‘(1A) Information secured by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) shall include reports, made in each calendar year, by the Training and Development Agency for Schools, containing information on— (a) the extent of provision, (b) rates of participation, and (c)...

Public Bill Committee: Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill: New Clause 1 (12 Mar 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I congratulate my near neighbour, the hon. Member for Gateshead, East and Washington,  West, on the professional way in which she presented the Bill. I wish it good fortune on Report.

[Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair] — Israel (20 May 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. Many hon. Members wish to speak, and I must call the Front Benchers shortly after half-past 10. Hon. Members can do the maths. If they all wish to speak, will they please keep their comments brief?

NHS (Elderly People) (20 May 2008)

Peter Atkinson: I appreciate that the right hon. Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Smith) has changed his mind about speaking. I also appreciate that it is somewhat unusual for a Back-Bench contribution to come after the winding-up speeches have started— the hon. Member for Leeds, North-West (Greg Mulholland) will not have the opportunity to comment on the right hon. Gentleman's speech—but I gather that...

Post Office Closures (Mid-Wales) (4 Jun 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. May I ask the hon. Lady to address the Chair, because the Hansard reporters cannot easily pick up her comments?

Post Office Closures (Mid-Wales) (4 Jun 2008)

Peter Atkinson: Order. Before I call the next speaker, may I remind hon. Members of the time? We have just over half an hour for Back-Bench contributions, so to allow everyone to speak, I urge hon. Members to be reasonably brief. I call Hywel Williams.


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