Results 41–60 of 10152 for speaker:Damian Green

Closed Circuit Television (30 Jul 1997)

Damian Green: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. I have said that CCTV is a nationally important issue, and he confirms it. Plainly, some people misguidedly use the libertarian argument in opposing CCTV. In support of my case, I can do no better than quote John Stevens, the former chief constable of Northumbria: The bottom line is that law-abiding residents have nothing to be afraid of, but...

Closed Circuit Television (30 Jul 1997)

Damian Green: I do not understand why the Government have not done that. One does not need a review when a policy is working as well as CCTV. If the Minister is prepared to say this evening that they will now meet the spending commitments of the previous Government, I shall be the first to welcome that, and so will all the people who are looking forward to having it installed in their communities. CCTV...

Closed Circuit Television (30 Jul 1997)

Damian Green: For all that the Minister says that the money was only there for 1998–99, am I right in believing that he is giving no guarantee that that money will still be there in 1998–99?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Petrol Tax (30 Oct 1997)

Damian Green: What is the cost to the ambulance service and the police service of the Chancellor's Budget decision to put a 1p higher rate of increase on petrol duty and to advance its date? The Financial Secretary will be aware that that is causing severe difficulties for important public services and adding to the resource problems caused by the Budget.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Human Rights (24 Nov 1997)

Damian Green: Does the Home Secretary accept that one effect of incorporating the European convention on human rights into our law will be the politicisation of the judiciary? If he does not, will he explain his position to the Lord Chancellor who, in 1996, wrote an article expressing those very dangers?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Charities (27 Nov 1997)

Damian Green: What representations he has received from charities regarding dividend tax credits; and if he will make a statement. [16591]

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Charities (27 Nov 1997)

Damian Green: Is the Minister aware that Mencap has confirmed that it will have to find £750,000 to top up its employee pension fund as a direct result of the pension tax introduced in the Budget? Does he agree that that £750,000 would be better spent on Mencap's important charitable purposes than on filling the Treasury's coffers? What remedies does he have to offer the large charities in this country,...

Points of Order (1 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Has the Chancellor of the Exchequer given you any indication that he wants to make a statement on the tax-avoidance schemes of the Paymaster General, especially since the Chancellor appears to have changed Government policy on the issue without informing the House? At last year's Labour party conference, the Chancellor said: A Labour Chancellor will not...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (2 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: I am worried that my hon. Friend's characteristic eloquence is masking an illogical position. He says that the European treaties that the United Kingdom has signed are irreversible and that it is impossible to pool sovereignty, which is like virginity; but this country has already lost its virginity and sovereignty, so all his arguments are a waste of time. On his own terms, his argument...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: The Prime Minister will recall the Chancellor of the Exchequer saying at the Labour conference last year that A Labour Chancellor will not permit"—

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: I am reading the Chancellor's quotation. He said: A Labour Chancellor will not permit tax relief to millionaires in offshore tax havens. May I ask the Prime Minister: has the Chancellor reversed that policy? If not, may I suggest that the Prime Minister introduce him to the Paymaster General, who, at the same time as denying small savers in TESSAs and PEPs the fruits of their saving, is...

Points of Order (15 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: It is, Madam Speaker. For guidance, can you tell me whether it is in order for one hon. Member to call another a hypocrite? The Deputy Prime Minister should be informed whether that is parliamentary language, so that having said that yesterday on television, in respect of the Paymaster General, he could repeat it in the House.

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill (16 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill (16 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: Many of my right hon. and hon. Friends have made powerful economic cases against the Bill. Instead, I shall take a few minutes to make the moral case against it. Having listened to the debate, I am aware that Labour Members feel sincerely that they are on the moral side of the argument. They have had a few uncomfortable nights recently, with the more loyal or ambitious of them being dragged...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill (16 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: No. I am sorry. At this stage of the debate I cannot give way to the hon. Lady. The professor's question is whether the jobs that would be lost would be better lost anyway. I observe in passing that those who take that view are seldom referring to their own jobs. Which people will lose their jobs? We know the answer precisely: the young and the unskilled will bear the principal brunt of...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill (16 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: I shall not give way to the hon. Lady because we are approaching the replies from the Front Benches.

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill (16 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: No. I am under pressure of time and unable to give way to the hon. Lady. The Bill is immoral because it will affect certain sectors that are staffed by some of the most dedicated people in society. I have been approached in my constituency by teachers and administrators in nursery schools who say that they employ people on very low wages precisely because those people know that jobs are not...

Orders of the Day — National Minimum Wage Bill (16 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: I am not giving way. I am sorry, but time is limited. All those areas brought incomes policies into disrepute and led to novel forms of payment. All that will be reintroduced in certain sectors of the economy if the minimum wage is introduced. That will make this country a less moral place as well. The Bill is immoral because Parliament is being invited to take this decision blind. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: The Prime Minister has already made it clear this afternoon that he sympathises with the Paymaster General's plaintive question, "What have I done wrong?" Does the Prime Minister acknowledge that a Minister who one weekend issues a statement through his solicitors saying that he has no influence over a trust, and within seven days admits that, on two separate occasions, he directly influenced...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (22 Dec 1997)

Damian Green: What representations he has received on problems relating to Czech and Slovak asylum seekers in Kent. [20166]


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