Results 81–100 of 2112 for speaker:Paddy Tipping

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 2 February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Prime Minister ask his colleagues at the Department of Health why they have not yet resolved the case of Mr. Tony Ruffell, the former chief executive of the Nottinghamshire family health service authority? Following more changes in the health service, Mr. Ruffell has been sitting at home on a salary of £66,000 since last September. Should not there be more focus on patient care and...

Prayers: British Coal Land (8 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I am grateful for the opportunity to debate the sale of British Coal's non-operational land. This is a timely debate because only last month British Coal announced the method and the timetable for the disposal of that land. The issues are important for coalfield communities. British Coal is a large landowner; it is sometimes said that after the Church it is the largest landowner in the...

Prayers: British Coal Land (8 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: My hon. Friend makes a very strong point, and one of the themes which I expect to emerge from this debate is that the coalfield communities want to benefit economically from the sale of land. They do not want third parties such as insurance companies or pension funds to benefit. They want to see the rewards from their own landscape, and tenant farmers want that too. Tenant farmers want the...

Prayers: British Coal Land (8 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I remember the promises to the coalfield communities that new jobs would come. The industry might close, but there would be new opportunities for our people. In the Dearne valley, in Nottinghamshire and across the country, those jobs are still sadly lacking.

Prayers: British Coal Land (8 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: It is important to recognise that, contrary to the national average, unemployment in small pockets of the coalfield continues to go up rather than down. The gap between the affluent areas and the poor areas of dereliction is increasing. That is a recipe for social and economic disaster. I have talked about the process of sale. I want to explain how I believe that it should be altered. The...

Prayers: British Coal Land (8 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Minister give way?

Prayers: British Coal Land (8 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: British Coal Enterprise works in partnership with others. When seeking a partner, one looks for a long-term relationship, and early decisions about the future of British Coal Enterprise must focus on coalfield regeneration.

Bill Presented: Avon (Structural Change) (22 Feb 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Is the Minister aware of the anxiety of staff in, for example, a county authority, that they may not get a fair deal in applying for jobs in the new continuing authorities because, in effect, their existing staff are in a better position? The Minister said that he did not have the powers. I know that representations have been made for those powers to be taken.

Local Government Reorganisation (England) (2 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Does the Secretary of State accept that the Local Government Commission was a creature of his own Department's making, and that today's announcement will create further uncertainty? Will he try to remedy matters by ensuring that there is a quick timetable to resolve issues? Staff will be concerned about the matter; they have had a rough deal. Will the right hon. Gentleman increase redundancy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisons (Drug Abuse) (9 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Does the Minister recall that Judge Tumim, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, has recently reported on Styal women's prison, stating that almost all the prisoners there are using cannabis and that 80 per cent. of them are using opium? Does he recall also that my right hon. Friend the Member for Sedgefield (Mr. Blair), the Leader of the Opposition, wrote in November 1993 warning of the problem?...

Points of Order (14 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I understand that the Secretary of State for Education would like to make a statement on nursery education expansion, but I am told that the Prime Minister wants a different statement—

Coal Industry (14 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: The Minister has given us a list of CISWO's functions, but he has not mentioned sport and recreation grounds. That issue is yet to be resolved. During tonight's debate, will the Minister give us some indication of his present thinking?

Coal Industry (14 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: It would be churlish not to recognise the movement that has been made on CISWO. When the debate on British Coal started, there was real anxiety among some of us that the Government did not understand the value of CISWO and thought that they could discard it. I am pleased that we have moved to a position where there will be a charitable trust and CISWO is to be funded. We will return to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Water (Capital Investment) (15 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: If the water companies were to borrow more against their assets, could they not invest more capital and reduce water charges?

Local Government Reorganisation (21 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Does the Minister accept that the decision to give Nottingham unitary status, which I welcome, cannot move forward positively until decisions have been made on the surrounding unitaries—Gedling, Broxtowe and Rushcliffe? Clearly, that creates uncertainty. Can the Minister give me an idea of the timetable that he and the commission have in mind to resolve that problem?

Training and Enterprise Councils (22 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: The hon. Lady knows a good deal about the Greater Nottingham area, and about training in the east midlands generally. She has quoted the chairman of the Greater Nottingham TEC. Does she subscribe to his view that a £3 million cut in the budget was a retrograde step, and that the Secretary of State for Employment should reinstate the former budget?

Training and Enterprise Councils (22 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I wish briefly to reinforce the position of the Greater Nottingham TEC. Let us look at the headline figures. In the current year, the gross budget is £24 million and the core budget is £20 million. Next year, it will be £17 million. At the lowest, that can be classed as a cut of £3 million or 17 per cent. That is on top of a cut in the previous year of £3.2 million or 15 per cent. Put...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Set-aside Land (23 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: While the movement within the European Union is extremely helpful and will help community forests such as the Greenwood in Nottinghamshire, will the Minister take another look at the grant available to land owners because that lack of financial incentive is holding up community forests?

Business of the House (23 Mar 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Can there be an early debate about banking, so that hon. Members have an opportunity to discuss the continued closure of small branches, such as Edwinstowe and Rainworth in Nottingham, while the National Westminster bank, for example, records profits of £1.4 billion?

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