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Results 1–20 of 2661 for speaker:Sir Sydney Chapman

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (22 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in the final day of debate on the Budget resolutions, and it is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, Central (Mr. Cousins). If I may say so, he made a very interesting speech, which is worth re-reading. He has taken us intriguingly across a broad spectrum of time, from the Romans visiting and colonising his constituency to...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (22 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the problem with the stamp duty threshold is that, once it has been reached and the payment triggered, the duty is liable on the total cost of the home rather than on only that part of the value above £120,000? That is going to be the main problem for people living in his constituency and mine.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Listed Buildings (21 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: What recent meetings she has had with English Heritage concerning the listed buildings regime.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Listed Buildings (21 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: I am delighted to hear the right hon. Lady's response to my question, because she knows that, in certain parts of the fourth estate recently, there was speculation that her Department would not hand over the powers of the listed building system to English Heritage next month. Now that she has confirmed that she will be doing so, may I congratulate her and say that I have such confidence in...

Commission for Africa (14 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: I associate myself entirely with what was said by both the Secretary of State and my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Duncan) about the need to encourage good governance and get rid of corruption in at least certain African countries. Does the Secretary of State agree that there is something that the developed world could do, namely end its obscene practice of subsidising...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Renewable Fuels (8 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: In July last year, the Government set themselves the target of 0.3 per cent. biofuels as part of the total automotive fuel market. As it is now 2005, will the Secretary of State confirm that sales would have to increase sixfold to meet that target? Does he see a likelihood of that happening in the remaining nine months of the year?

Business of the House (3 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: Will the Leader of the House confirm that the Government have no intention of proceeding any further with the European Union Bill, which had its Second Reading nearly a month ago? Will he also confirm whether the Government intend to have the Identity Cards Bill, currently being debated in the other place, placed on the statute book in the next five weeks?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Data Protection Scams (3 Mar 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: Further to the point made by the hon. Member for Birmingham, Erdington (Mr. Simon), will the Minister confirm that more and more scams are now being perpetrated against small businesses, and that, since those cannot be dealt with by stop now orders issued by the Office of Fair Trading, it is necessary to rely on the Control of Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1988? Is not it time now...

Education and Skills (14 to 19) (23 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: I listened carefully to the statement. Near the beginning, the right hon. Lady said unequivocally that our education system had been failing the majority. Does she really believe that? If so, it is an appalling indictment of her predecessors and, perhaps, of those who work in the system, including my daughter. Surely the right hon. Lady should have said that the education system had been...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Homelessness (London) (10 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what criteria were used to allocate funding to the London boroughs for initiatives to tackle homelessness in 2005–06.

Climate Change and the Environment (8 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: As well as the desperate need significantly to reduce carbon emissions, we are making a double whammy of the crisis. I do not think that the hon. Gentleman has mentioned that fact. It has been calculated that over the past 25 years we have chopped down 5 million sq km of rain forest—the one instrument, so to speak, that can actually mop up carbon dioxide emissions. That 5 million sq km is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Voter Registration (7 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: How many servicemen and women are serving overseas; and what steps he will take to ensure that each one has the opportunity to register to vote.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Voter Registration (7 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: I apologise to you, Mr. Speaker, and to the House for not being here for the earlier exchanges, but I was at a rather important constituency meeting. However, I have been fully informed of the exchanges that have taken place. May I just put to the Minister, for whom I have a very high regard, that the central point is that, until 2000, members of the armed forces were automatically registered...

Written Answers — Transport: Transport Authorities (Thames Gateway) (7 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State forTransport how many local transport authorities in the Thames Gateway outside Greater London have reported on the six core accessibility indicators as part of their local transport plan.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Thames Gateway (7 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much of the additional floor space required to accommodate the new jobs that the Government plan to realise in the Thames Gateway between 2003 and 2016 has received planning permission.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Thames Gateway (7 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many of the planned new dwellings in the Thames Gateway for construction between 2003 and 2016 have received planning permission.

Business of the House (3 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: Will the Leader of the House find time before Easter to hold a debate on the collecting and collating of Government statistics, especially those on the measurement of economic growth and productivity? Is he aware that some people in the Office for National Statistics are expressing concern about the issue? There is suspicion that political pressure is being applied to come up with convenient...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Railways (Disabled Access) (1 Feb 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: The Minister will know, however, that under the 1995 Act to which she referred, the Government introduced regulations in 1998, but 50 exemption orders have already been granted against those. Can she report progress? Can she give any end date, such as the Joint Committee of both Houses on the draft Disability Discrimination Bill gave some time ago in a report, which said that complete access...

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] (17 Jan 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: rose—

Orders of the Day — Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] (17 Jan 2005)

Sir Sydney Chapman: I agree with my right hon. Friend's comments. Earlier, he mentioned the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill. He may be interested to know that of the 92 clauses in the first measure, only 26 were discussed in Committee. That resulted in the vast part of the Bill having to go to the other place to be considered, probably in a rather rushed manner, before the Government decided—uniquely, in...


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