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Results 1581–1587 of 1587 for speaker:Peter Atkinson

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Privatisation (23 Nov 1992)

Peter Atkinson: We have heard that investment in British Rail is reaching a record level. Will my hon. Friend pass on to British Rail a message from the travelling public that they want the money to be spent on improvement in services? Will he tell British Rail that passengers are tired of hearing about British Rail's campaign for yet more funds and feel that, instead of holding out the begging bowl, BR...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Animal Welfare (5 Nov 1992)

Peter Atkinson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his robust defence of our measures of minimum value for the export of horses. Will he assure the House that he will continue to fight the threat to this important animal welfare measure in the European Community?

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (6 Jul 1992)

Peter Atkinson: I join those who criticise the Opposition's motion, and as declaring one's interests is currently fashionable, I must declare mine, in having many farmers in my constituency who make a living from rearing beef. The hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) gave as the feeble excuse for the motion the fact that the topic has not been debated for two years. I share the view of farmers in my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Roads (Environmental Protection) (29 Jun 1992)

Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to make roads more sympathetic to the landscape through which they pass.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Roads (Environmental Protection) (29 Jun 1992)

Peter Atkinson: Will my right hon. Friend recognise the importance of balancing protection of the environment with the needs of an expanding economy? Does he agree that the increase in the number of cars and commercial vehicles on our roads—for example, on the A69 in my constituency—is a direct reflection of that increasing prosperity?

Prayers: Action for the Countryside (26 Jun 1992)

Peter Atkinson: Surely, increasing access, particularly to upland commons as the Common Land Forum recommended, would cause even more damage. The hon. Gentleman must accept that all the scientific evidence shows that unrestricted access to and rights to roam on uplands causes considerable damage to wildlife and the enviornment. Therefore, access must be controlled.

Common Agricultural Policy (12 Jun 1992)

Peter Atkinson: I am delighted to speak for the first time in the House. I add my congratulations to those that have already been extended to the Minister on bringing back this package of reforms from Brussels. The Minister is popular with farmers in my Northumbrian constituency. I understand that the National Farmers Union has given the package one and a half cheers. Those of us who know the NFU know that...

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