Results 401–420 of 477 for speaker:Mr Nigel Beard

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Tropical Diseases (8 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer. As the overwhelming emphasis of interest of pharmaceutical companies lies in diseases of the developing world, and given that expertise in developing medically useful drugs lies almost exclusively with those companies, will my right hon. Friend consider meeting them to discuss how the development of relevant drugs for tropical diseases might be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: China (7 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: What interpretation does my hon. Friend put on the build-up of military forces on the Chinese mainland opposite Taiwan?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Anti-social Behaviour Orders (6 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: If he will list the anti-social behaviour orders (a) granted by the courts and (b) currently applied for. [99689]

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Anti-social Behaviour Orders (6 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Is he aware that some of the delay involved in serving anti-social behaviour orders arises from difficulties with establishing the requisite evidence, either because the complaints are not sufficiently specific or because of intimidation or improvements in behaviour when inquiries are known to be afoot? Will he consider ways in which those difficulties...

European Union (1 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: When the hon. Gentleman puts to members of the European Union the proposition that he wants to renegotiate the treaty of Rome, what would he do when they lack all interest in it and say that they will not renegotiate?

European Union (1 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: I should like to concentrate on the European security and defence identity aspect of the Helsinki conference. As has been mentioned, the hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr. Duncan Smith) is waging a campaign on that front, starting with his infamous appearance in the United States Congress and continuing in The House Magazine. The essential theme is, "But what will the...

European Union (1 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: The capability is required for times when Europe's foreign policy diverges from America's or is outside its realm of interest. If the capability were within NATO, it would be under the American command and control system and the other NATO controls. That is why it needs to be outside. The European Union provides an eminently suitable vehicle for such a capability. The proposal is for a...

European Union (1 Dec 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: The most notable example of a single currency that has worked, which seems to have escaped the hon. Gentleman's attention, is the dollar, which prevails throughout the 50 states of the United States.

Greater London Authority Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time) (8 Nov 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: Was it a symptom of the right hon. Gentleman's attachment to democracy that he supported the abolition of the Greater London council, which left London with no democratic authority whatever?

Orders of the Day — Financial Services and Markets Bill (Suspension) (25 Oct 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: Is it not true that all these questions—the tribunal, the conflict with the European convention on human rights and all the other issues raised by the hon. Gentleman—have actually been resolved, but not in the way that he would have preferred?

Orders of the Day — Financial Services and Markets Bill (Suspension) (25 Oct 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: It is not the universal view of the City that there will be a leviathan. There is a widespread view that, having had nine different regulators operating different codes, it is time to sort out the confusion. The Bill has been widely welcomed, as has the flexibility that has been built in by leaving regulations to secondary legislation. On both those points, the hon. Gentleman's comments are...

Thames Gateway (21 Jul 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: The Thames riverside to the east of London, beyond docklands, includes parts of Barking, Dagenham, Havering and Thurrock on the north bank, and Greenwich, Bexley and Dartford on the south bank. That is the London Thames gateway. The area provides one third of all London's jobs—some 900,000—and includes the largest concentration of manufacturing firms in London. A high proportion of local...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Genetically Modified Foods (21 Jul 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: What steps are being taken to protect field trials of genetically modified crops from vandalism? If such trials do not take place, there will be no basis for judgment of the environmental impact of GM crops, and a major biotechnological opportunity for Britain may be lost.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Minsterial Visits (7 Jul 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: What plans he has to visit Bexleyheath and Crayford.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Minsterial Visits (7 Jul 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: I am sorry that the Prime Minister will not be coming to Bexleyheath and Crayford. If he were able to do so, he would meet members of a community, which is a cross-section of the whole country, who admire and applaud his strenuous efforts to bring peace to Northern Ireland. When he next meets Unionist and nationalist leaders, will he tell them of the incomprehension, impatience and anger that...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (28 Jun 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: If the prime purpose of the FSA was to promote competition, it would undoubtedly inhibit it from co-operating internationally with other regulators. They would feel that they were being duped in a ruse to stimulate competition in the UK. That would remove one of the great powers of the authority under the new arrangements: that it can co-operate internationally and can contribute to an...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (28 Jun 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: The complexity of a modern industrial economy obscures the fact that social, financial and legal obligations all depend on trust. We must trust that what is said about goods on sale is true, that a manufacturer who places goods on the market will have them fairly judged against competing goods, that investments will be safe and that returns—perhaps years later in the form of pensions—will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: School Playing Fields (10 Jun 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: What plans he has to restrict the sale of school playing fields. [85412]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: School Playing Fields (10 Jun 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: I thank the Minister for that answer. It was one of the scandals of the public asset stripping under the previous Government that 5,000 school playing fields were sold off. Does the Minister share the concern recently expressed by the National Association of Head Teachers about the level of fitness of many of their pupils, and their sedentary life styles? Will he give an assurance that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Crown Prosecution Service (20 May 1999)

Mr Nigel Beard: What progress has been made in implementing the Glidewell report in London. [83877]


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