Results 121–140 of 2027 for speaker:Keith Simpson

Prayers: Transport (Eastern Region) (24 Mar 1999)

Keith Simpson: I welcome this opportunity to contribute to this important debate on transport in the eastern region. I do not have to remind the House that transport is a crucial issue in the region, particularly for Norfolk and my constituency. I welcome the speech of the hon. Member for Lewes (Mr. Baker), although it is a pity that no other Liberal Democrat Member is able to contribute to the debate....

Prayers: Transport (Eastern Region) (24 Mar 1999)

Keith Simpson: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising that unpartisan point as he has enabled me to comment in an unpartisan way that, before the general election, he and his hon. Friends promised the people of Norfolk the earth and told them that the A47 would be dualled. In fact, it has not been dualled. The Government have failed to keep their promises, and he and his hon. Friends now have to...

Prayers: Transport (Eastern Region) (24 Mar 1999)

Keith Simpson: I am sorry, but I want to allow other hon. Members to speak. The A47 has not been dualled. It is a killing zone on the eastern side of Norwich. There are also two dangerous stretches in the Dereham area. The A47 is vital for two reasons. First, at the strategic level, it provides communications that are vital to all people in Norfolk, whatever their political views. Secondly, there is the...

Prayers: Transport (Eastern Region) (24 Mar 1999)

Keith Simpson: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I genuinely seek your advice. The Minister seems to be including me in that blanket approval of Government policy, but, as you know, I expressed no such sentiment.

BBC Parliamentary Coverage (14 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: A throwaway supplement.

BBC Parliamentary Coverage (14 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: Open all hours.

Defence Equipment (26 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: Will they work?

Defence Equipment (26 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: This has been an interesting, but foreshortened, debate. Eleven Back Benchers have contributed to it. As several have said, the debate has been held against the background of a war in the Balkans. On these occasions, we usually have a discussion about the United Kingdom defence industry and employment, but that becomes very much second order against the military realities. I welcome the...

Defence Equipment (26 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: My hon. Friend makes a good point. The Ministry of Defence is getting increasingly desperate about disposing of lands and properties, many of which are difficult to dispose of on the open market. I remind the House that, in a written answer to me on 4 March, the Ministry of Defence said that 85.9 per cent. of the Army's Land Command had been committed to deployment on operations, or warned...

Defence Equipment (26 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: My hon. Friend makes a good point; the Under-Secretary skated over it, but perhaps the Minister for the Armed Forces will give us some details. It would be helpful—a number of hon. Members touched on this—if the Government published a balance sheet—not only of the value of two-way street defence contracts with the United States of America, but of defence contracts, either way, with our...

Defence Equipment (26 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: I am amazed to see the Minister playing that rather fatuous game. Although I may wish that I were the Minister, he is the Minister. There is nothing in the strategic defence review. He is in a position to tell us whether he regards it as a priority. He does not appear to be taking the question seriously. Perhaps the Prime Minister did not consult him before making the Chicago speech. They...

Defence Equipment (26 Apr 1999)

Keith Simpson: I am sorry, but the Minister obviously does not have an answer. Having discussed cuts, let us consider resources. I thank the junior Minister for leading me into this subject. As we said before and during the publication of the SDR, the level of defence spending is crucial to the Government's defence policy. In July last year, it was obvious that £1 billion had been taken out of the defence...

Oral Answers to Questions: Weapons Systems Equipment (10 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: The Minister is aware that, both outside the Chamber and inside it, a number of reservations have been raised about the effectiveness of the air campaign to fulfil NATO's political objectives. Most recently, General Naumann, the retiring chairman of the NATO military committee, raised some deep reservations about the campaign. Can the Minister confirm that the United Kingdom chiefs of staff...

Oral Answers to Questions: Kosovo (10 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: Holding on to his pension.

Business of the House (13 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: Will the Leader of the House please make time for either the Foreign Secretary or the Secretary of State for Defence to come to the House and to brief us on this morning's reports in the paper that the joint Liberal-Labour Cabinet sub-committee appears to be taking forward policy on European defence? That is not only a discourtesy to the House, but very strange when NATO is attempting to...

Opposition Day: Parliamentary Democracy (13 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: Which part?

Kosovo (18 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: Give us an example.

Kosovo (18 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: Give us an example.

Kosovo (18 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: The right hon. and learned Gentleman rightly said that, for all Members of Parliament, it is not easy to criticise Government policy when British troops are deployed in action. I asked him, from a sedentary position, to give examples, but he was unable to do so, apart from talking about tone. Does he not agree, in retrospect, that he is making a highly partisan point? I ask him to bear in...

Kosovo (18 May 1999)

Keith Simpson: Creep!


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