Results 121–140 of 2112 for speaker:Paddy Tipping

New clause 22: Disclosure of Information (27 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: This is an important new clause. Can the Minister tell us why it has been tabled at such a late stage? I should like to think that the reason is that the Minister listened to what we said in Committee. The new agencies will be important and powerful. I am extremely keen that the whole area is transparent. I suspect that there are fears among, for example, local authorities, that they will...

New clause 3: Guidance on Costs and Benefits (27 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Since we discussed the issue in Committee, I have received a document called "Plan It" which was produced by the Nottingham Youth Environmental Forum 1994. It is subtitled "The Essential Guide to Saving the Planet", and a third heading reads "Saving the World Starts Here". It was launched last month by a group of young people in Nottinghamshire, and I commend it to the Minister because it...

New clause 8: Coal Authority Responsibility in Relation to Water from Abandoned Mines (27 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I, too, support and congratulate the Coalfield Communities Campaign. It now has 99 members, and I look forward to it gaining its centenary member fairly soon. I mention especially Barbara Edwards, the deputy director of the campaign, who has tirelessly followed through the demise of British Coal, which was a thankless task. She has brought real commitment to that task, as have a number of...

New clause 8: Coal Authority Responsibility in Relation to Water from Abandoned Mines (27 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: That is a good point. The figure of £100 million has been quoted, although I think that the true figure will be far in excess of that. We should consider capital schemes rather than revenue schemes, but engineering solutions are preferable to capital schemes. New clause 8 places a duty on the Coal Authority to clear up the problem. New clause 9 approaches the problem from a slightly...

New clause 16: Guidance on Old Mineral Planning Permissions (27 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: The hon. Member for Cirencester and Tewkesbury (Mr. Clifton-Brown) raised some interesting points about compensation. This aspect of the Bill will prove to be a lawyers' charter. As the hon. Gentleman recognised, the strength of the new clause is that it rules out compensation and removes local authorities from the invidious position in which they would find themselves. Local authorities...

Schedule 2C: Recovery of Expenses by Charging Order (28 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I draw the Minister's attention to amendment No. 136. It is clear that, where the polluter cannot be found, under the Bill the responsibility for clearing up contamination of land lies with the owner or occupier. We dealt with that issue in Committee, but I want to pursue it further now. I am especially concerned about small landowners, particularly householders. Perhaps the Minister read the...

Schedule 2C: Recovery of Expenses by Charging Order (28 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I look forward to the guidance being issued, but I hope that it will deal with three matters: first, hardship and people's ability to pay; secondly. the residual value of the land or property—to clean up a piece of land or property and be left with something that does not meet the cost of the clean-up will cause real difficulties—and, thirdly, the advice that people took before buying...

Clause 83: Duties of Local Authorities in Relation to Designated Areas (28 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I beg to move amendment No. 15, in page 102, line 1, leave out from 'where' to 'about' in line 4 and insert 'an action plan or a revision of an action plan is being prepared for an area for which there is a county council and a district council; and if in a case where this subsection applies the county council and the district council disagree'.

Clause 83: Duties of Local Authorities in Relation to Designated Areas (28 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: This is a focused group of amendments and I do not intend to detain the House. Their purpose is to ensure that there is a real partnership between counties and district councils in taking action to improve air quality. Under the Government's proposals, the district councils and the unitary authorities are taking a proactive role in creating an action plan to improve air quality. In contrast,...

Clause 83: Duties of Local Authorities in Relation to Designated Areas (28 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I am grateful to the Minister for that response. It acknowledges the strategic role of county councils and the fact that they have an important role to play. I note that guidance is to be issued and I hope that the voice of the county councils is heard during discussions on that guidance. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 123: Short Title, Commencement, Extent, etc. (28 Jun 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opencast Mining (5 Jul 1995)

Paddy Tipping: I hope that the Minister has listened carefully to the strong opinions of people who represent coalfield communities because there is no doubt that, over recent years, they have had a tough time. Coalfield communities aspire to a better future and that is what this debate is all about. In principle, I am not against opencasting, with one big proviso: it has to lift the landscape, enhance the...

Opencast Mining (5 Jul 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Opencasting blights the area before and afterwards. We must look for a real energy policy—an energy policy with the deep coal industry as its cornerstone. Unless we have such a policy, I despair about the future. The cost of a new deep coal face is about £30 million. It is clear that, in 1998 and beyond, the new private owners will go for opencasting rather than capital investment. We must...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Single European Currency (13 Jul 1995)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to the name for a single European currency. [32555]

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Single European Currency (13 Jul 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Does the Minister recall the Chancellor's recent comment that he was in favour of calling a new single European currency the crown or the shilling? Does that mean that he is now in favour of abolishing the pound? What discussions has he had with the right hon. Member for Wokingham (Mr. Redwood) on that over the past month or so?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Atmospheric Pollution (19 Jul 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Secretary of State look again at atmospheric pollution from the generating industry? In particular, will he consider the Drax power station area, where flue gas desulphurisation equipment has been installed at massive cost but is not running, while dirtier plant is running? Is that not a crazy system, and is there not a need for reform?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage: Tourism (16 Oct 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Secretary of State look closely at the bid from the city pride site of Derby to be the site for the millennium exhibition? If the bid is successful, would that not be an enormous kick for tourism in the east midlands?

Points of Order (16 Oct 1995)

Paddy Tipping: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I know that you are aware of the tragic and fatal accident that took place at Thoresby colliery last Thursday, 12 October. It is essential that we identify the cause of the accident, learn the lessons from it and reassure people who work in the coal industry. When British Coal was in the public sector, we might have expected a statement to the House. Now...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Budgets (17 Oct 1995)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations she has received about the level of school budgets in 1996–97. [35999]

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Budgets (17 Oct 1995)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Minister listen carefully, especially to the views of parents? Does he understand their concerns and will he respond positively to them? Does he realise that parents in, say, Nottinghamshire are alarmed that there are 350 fewer teachers in schools this term than last term, and that there are real worries that there will be 2,300 fewer teachers in the east midlands next year? Should...


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