Results 581–587 of 587 for speaker:Mr David Stewart

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Parliament Elections (20 Jan 1998)

Mr David Stewart: Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is important to have the widest possible pool of talented candidates for the Scottish Parliament? Does he further agree that it is important to allow local government staff—who number more than 25,000 and are currently restricted from standing—the opportunity to stand for the Scottish Parliament?

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill (13 Jan 1998)

Mr David Stewart: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to speak in this historic debate. I add my contribution to the congratulations given to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for his part in getting the Bill to the stage that it has reached. I know that, with his characteristic modesty, he may not want to acknowledge his place in history, but hon. Members of all parties may want to...

Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill (13 Jan 1998)

Mr David Stewart: Under the 1989 Act, staff who earn more than £25,000 are politically sensitive and cannot stand for election to the Westminster Parliament, the European Parliament or the Scottish Parliament. There is an anomaly. That is why I referred to the review of the Local Government and Housing Act. There is an opportunity to make a change. If we deprive the Scottish Parliament of its lifeblood—as...

Prayers: Heathrow (Regional Services) (29 Oct 1997)

Mr David Stewart: I endorse the comments by the hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Inverness, West (Mr. Kennedy) and thank him for initiating the debate. The Government have issued a consultation paper, examining integrated transport policies. The result of British Airways' decision, not only in the highlands and islands but throughout the United Kingdom, is a disintegrated transport policy. We must attack that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Environmentally Sensitive Areas (15 Jul 1997)

Mr David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to review his Department's policy on environmentally sensitive areas. [6696]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Environmentally Sensitive Areas (15 Jul 1997)

Mr David Stewart: I thank the Minister for his reply. As he must be aware, environmentally sensitive areas are designed to help farmers and crofters adopt more environmentally friendly farming practices. In his review, will the Minister examine the ceilings for payments, which do not exist in England, with a view to increasing uptake of the scheme and ensuring that farmers and crofters are much more involved...

Orders of the Day — Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill (21 May 1997)

Mr David Stewart: It is with a mixture of trepidation and awe that I prepare to make my maiden speech this evening. I thank hon. Members and officials for their help in the past few weeks. I also add my congratulations on the three contributions from the other hon. Members who have made maiden speeches. They are a hard act to follow. I also wish to thank the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond) for...

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