Results 1–20 of 575 for speaker:Mr Peter Bradley

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Higher Education Funding (22 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what level of (a) tuition fees and (b) bursaries and grants for students are proposed byeach higher education institution in England from 2006.

Business of the House (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: May I press the Leader of the House on the issue that my hon. Friend the Member for Burnley (Mr. Pike) raised? The Leader of the House referred to the Conservatives' policy on council tax as a fantasy, but it is worse than that: it is a nightmare. When the Chancellor made his very welcome statement yesterday, he may have noticed that Conservative Members raised not two but five fingers, to...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Prescriptions (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost per item prescribed was of prescriptions issued by (a) dispensing and (b) non-dispensing general practitioners in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism Bill: Clause 1 — Power to Make Control Orders (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is never a good time for considering or passing legislation such as this? It is not a question of whether it is desirable, but of whether it is necessary.

Written Answers — Health: Prescription Costs (9 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average costs (a) per patient and (b) per unit were of prescriptions issued by (i) dispensing and (ii) non-dispensing general practitioners for each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: Can my hon. Friend name a handful of boards of national quangos that are not appointed by the Government? Is that not the accepted principle? If he is suggesting that the integrity and independence of the board would be doubted, the conclusion is that one should doubt the independence and integrity of members of other boards.

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: We now have a panoply of safeguards, such as the appointments commissioner and the Nolan principles. I am concerned that my hon. Friend should suggest that because the Secretary of State would appoint the members of the board, they would not be seen to be independent. However, my hon. Friend would not make the same judgment on hundreds of other national, regional and local boards that are...

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: We are all familiar with the present concerns about Sudan 1. Does my hon. Friend think that the Food Standards Agency should be funded by the food industry alone, or is it properly funded by the public purse to ensure that the public can have confidence in it?

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: My hon. Friend makes the same point repeatedly without responding to my interventions. Who funds Ofcom, for example? Is it the media corporations or the public purse?

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: rose—

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: Will the Minister give way?

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. This is an unexpected opportunity to promote my Bill. I extend a word of sympathy to the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Mr. Williams), who cannot be here today. I believe that his wife is ill disposed. Not ill disposed—I mean indisposed. She may be ill disposed—[Interruption.] Yes, she may demand a right of reply and I...

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: The right hon. Gentleman guffaws—I believe that that is the right description.

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: I gave the right hon. Gentleman his right of reply and he corrected my inaccuracy. I do not know why he snorted—perhaps he will have an opportunity to explain later. However, people need to believe what they are told. That is my view as a Labour Member, but perhaps it is not shared by those on the Conservative Benches.

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: Let me develop my point, because I hope that we can agree on some principles without dividing on our political and tribal associations. People need to be able to believe that what they are told is true because our system of government—no matter which party forms the Administration—is based if not on consensus, then on consent. It is based on the premise that people can trust that the...

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: The right hon. Gentleman makes an interesting point. He is a very experienced Member of the House, and he spends far more Fridays in the Chamber than I do. He must have seen the title of my Bill: it refers to a right of reply to material that is published in newspapers and other publications. It does not, for example, seek to replace the libel law. If someone is libelled, they have recourse...

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: The hon. Gentleman anticipates the point that I was about to make and he is absolutely right: some of them were mediated on. It would be interesting to know how many of those cases were resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant. The hon. Gentleman knows as well as I, or anyone who has had dealings with the PCC, that the truth of the matter is that if and when a newspaper finally agrees...

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for turning up himself, and indeed I am very glad that I am here. There was a possibility that I would not be: I was told that there was little prospect of my being able to make this speech. As the right hon. Gentleman may or may not know—I mentioned it at the beginning—another Bill was scheduled to occupy the House, but it had to be pulled in...

Right of Reply and Press Standards Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: The right hon. Gentleman may want to look at the Bill itself. He will see the names of Conservative Members, Liberal Democrats as well as Labour Members of high standing in the House. The fact they are not here is not strictly relevant. As we are on the subject and we have a little more time, the right hon. Gentleman may want to talk to some of his colleagues about Government legislation....

School Meals and Nutrition Bill (25 Feb 2005)

Mr Peter Bradley: The process has to be two-way. A health visitor told me that she would be delighted if some parents in one part of my constituency, where coronary heart disease and cancer are extraordinarily high, not least because of the lack of a balanced diet, would, once a week, buy just a packet of frozen peas from their local food store. That tells us the challenge that is before us. It is not just...


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