Results 181–200 of 2112 for speaker:Paddy Tipping

New clause 5: Exemptions (27 Mar 1996)

Paddy Tipping: I welcomed the landfill tax when it was announced in the Budget and I followed its progress in Standing Committee. I still welcome it, although the more I examine it the more difficult the subject becomes. I am particularly pleased by new clause 6 as it affects the deep coal industry. I had never thought that that industry would be affected by the landfill tax, but I am pleased that the new...

New clause 5: Report on Employment and Job Insecurity (27 Mar 1996)

Paddy Tipping: New clause 1 is important because it provides an opportunity to check the theory against the practice and to measure the rhetoric against the reality. The new clause seeks to measure the Budget and to assess its impact. My hon. Friend the Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Smith) talked about the national perspective and about job insecurity. I shall refer to job insecurity on a smaller scale as it...

Schedule 38: Repeals (28 Mar 1996)

Paddy Tipping: This is the first year in which I have had a real involvement with the passage of the Finance Bill. I spoke in the Budget debate, I was on the Standing Committee and I am here to the end. This is virgin territory for me—although I had better be careful how I say that. Let me give the House an impression of how I found the experience. First, I was astounded by the length of the Bill....

Adjournment (Easter) (3 Apr 1996)

Paddy Tipping: I want to pursue a matter that was referred to in the excellent maiden speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Hemsworth (Mr. Trickett), who spoke with depth, feeling and understanding of the problems that face coalfield communities in his constituency. It is important that we work towards creating new jobs, new opportunities and a new future for coalfield communities. In the past few weeks,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Renewable Energy (17 Apr 1996)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to help promote renewable energy sources and industries in the United Kingdom. [23922]

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Renewable Energy (17 Apr 1996)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Minister consider further steps to help this country's environmental technology industries—including, for example, solar power, for which the global market was worth £1 billion in 1993. At that time, Britain had 10 per cent. of solar panel exports but was spending less than 1 p per person on solar research. Should not a research framework be established so that the UK can be the...

New clause 12: Welfare of Children (17 Jun 1996)

Paddy Tipping: indicated assent.

Clause 7: Period for Reflection and Consideration (17 Jun 1996)

Paddy Tipping: Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will comment on the effect of a 22-month delay, which in many cases cannot be good for the welfare of the children involved or helpful in planning for their future.

Opposition Day: Occupational Pensions (9 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: The Minister presented another scenario: pensioners could take pension funds to court because of a lack of fiduciary duty. That is a non-starter.

Business of the House (11 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: The Leader of the House has already heard an urgent plea for a statement, before the House rises, on the Government's response to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's report on chronic bronchitis and emphysema. May I remind him that the Secretary of State for Social Security said, on 14 June—in an exclusive interview with the Nottingham Evening Post—that the regulations would be...

Opposition Day: Energy Policy (16 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: rose—

Opposition Day: Energy Policy (16 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: The Minister has referred to things that have come down, but will he also refer to things that have gone up, such as complaints against British Gas? Has not the consumer lost out in many ways?

Opposition Day: Energy Policy (16 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: Perhaps the Minister will tell us also what discussions he has had with the Coal Authority. The liability arising from the liquidation of Coal Investments was transferred from the private sector to the public sector and the Coal Authority. Will the Minister confirm whether that liability will amount to about £5 million?

Opposition Day: Energy Policy (16 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: I am very conscious of the time, and I hope that the House will forgive me if my contribution to the debate is very much on a constituency issue. In the Sherwood constituency, there are still four collieries. I believe that the coal industry faces a major challenge. New contracts are due in 1998, and the challenge before the coal industry can be risen to. I estimate that the newly privatised...

Opposition Day: Energy Policy (16 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: In the long term, there is a place for coal in the energy market. In the short term, we are likely to witness the growth of gas. In the medium term, it is likely that nuclear companies will diversify and go into gas. No new nuclear power stations will be built. When gas goes, coal will be our only national natural asset. That is why we need to keep it going. That is why we need to invest in...

Transmissible Encephalopathies (Sheep) (24 Jul 1996)

Paddy Tipping: Does the Minister accept that the key lesson to learn from the BSE crisis is the need to engage and hold consumer confidence? Does he understand that many people view his Ministry as an agent of the producer rather than of the consumer? Is there not a case for an independent food advisory committee?

Business of the House (31 Oct 1996)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Leader of the House confirm that next week has been designated regeneration week? Will he therefore ensure that an appropriate Minister makes a statement to the House about the transfer of 80 sites from British Coal to English Partnerships? The right hon. Gentleman will recall that those discussions have been going on for 18 months. Does he share our concern to bring new investment,...

Orders of the Day — Crime (Sentences) Bill (4 Nov 1996)

Paddy Tipping: The Home Secretary has just reminded the House that clauses 1, 2 and 3 refer to "exceptional circumstances". Will he give the House some examples of what he has in mind?

Orders of the Day — Crime (Sentences) Bill (4 Nov 1996)

Paddy Tipping: I am grateful for the opportunity to take part in the debate and to follow so many important speeches from hon. Members on both sides of the House. We have heard distinguished comments from former Home Secretaries and a former Minister with responsibility for prisons. I noted their words of caution. I associate myself with the remarks of the hon. Member for Uxbridge (Sir M. Shersby) and the...

Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema (13 Nov 1996)

Paddy Tipping: Has my hon. Friend seen a parliamentary answer from the Minister only last week which suggested a cost of £20 million in the first year, with £5 million administration costs? Does he agree that that is a small sum in the relative scale of things?

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