Results 341–360 of 2112 for speaker:Paddy Tipping

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: European Union (20 Feb 2007)

Paddy Tipping: Will my right hon. Friend comment on the Prime Minister's recent discussions with the German Chancellor on climate change? Is it not the case that the EU emissions trading scheme should be widened and deepened and that we need to move quickly to a post-Kyoto settlement?

Written Answers — Defence: Military Exercises: Warcop (19 Feb 2007)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates land owned by Strathmore Estates adjacent to the Warcop Training Area was used for exercises using AS320 heavy weapons since 2000; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Exercises: Warcop (16 Feb 2007)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates land owned by Strathmore Estates adjacent to the Warcop Training Area was used for exercises using AS320 heavy weapons since 2000; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Extended School Activities (8 Feb 2007)

Paddy Tipping: What progress has been made on ensuring that all schools are offering extended activities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Extended School Activities (8 Feb 2007)

Paddy Tipping: Of course play and learning are clearly linked. The Minister will know that there are examples of good practice in extended schools where, through play, imaginative and exciting activities are promoted. Does she agree that we should not just extend classroom activities, but also give children other opportunities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Internal Market (6 Feb 2007)

Paddy Tipping: Is it not the case that the various royal colleges speak out strongly in favour of an internal market and service reconfiguration? What more can the Secretary of State do to ensure that senior consultants argue strongly for service reconfiguration when it is in the best interests of good clinical practice.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Avian Influenza Outbreak (5 Feb 2007)

Paddy Tipping: The issue of compensation and who is responsible for it has already been mentioned. However, the Secretary of State will recall that there has been long-standing discussion about moving from the present situation to an insurance-based system. How far have those discussions gone?

Point of Order: Police (31 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: Let me start with the good news. Police numbers in Nottinghamshire are at record levels, and the police are backed by valuable police community support officers funded by the Government. The crime statistics came out last week: vehicle crime in Nottinghamshire has decreased by 22 per cent. and overall crime has fallen by 4.6 per cent.—the fifth consecutive fall. There have been significant...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Water Usage (30 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much water is used on average each day on the House of Commons part of the Parliamentary Estate.

Point of Order: Iraq and the wider Middle East (24 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Secretary of State commit herself to the long-standing policy of building relationships with Iran and Syria? It will be difficult, and there are real threats, but will she continue to make it a priority, despite what other allies think, in recognition of those countries' significance in the region?

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Unitary Authorities (18 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations she has received about creating a new unitary authority in Nottinghamshire together with an extended unitary authority for the City of Nottingham; whether she intends the powers set out in the Local Government and Public Involvement in the Health Bill to allow this; and if she will make a statement.

Orders of the Day: Pensions Bill (16 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: My right hon. Friend is right that that is important, and it is the right policy to pursue. What would he say to manual workers with hard jobs who will not enjoy the life expectancy that others enjoy after retirement? Is there a case for looking at their specific circumstances?

Coal Industry: Nottinghamshire (9 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: As always, I am grateful for the Minister's comments. Towards the end of my speech, I discussed a target that was agreed at the coal forum and raised some questions that I should like the forum to address. Will the Minister and his officials refer those remarks to the coal forum?

Coal Industry: Nottinghamshire (9 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: I have no doubt that 2007 will be a challenging and perhaps critical year for the coal industry in Nottinghamshire, and I am delighted to have secured this debate so early in the new year. There are just three collieries left in Nottinghamshire: Harworth, Welbeck and Thoresby. All of them are owned by UK Coal and all need substantial investment either now or fairly shortly, but UK Coal says...

Coal Industry: Nottinghamshire (9 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: The Minister will understand the situation well because I, my hon. Friend and people from the Mines Rescue Service have been to see him, and I know he was impressed by the efforts that they have made to expand their income outside the traditional setting. However, my hon. Friend is right: there is an awful lot more to be done to secure the future of the Mines Rescue Service. To return to the...

Coal Industry: Nottinghamshire (9 Jan 2007)

Paddy Tipping: I share my hon. Friend's scepticism on open-cast coal and I hope that the Government will not change planning regulations to make it easier for open-casters to develop. I say to the Minister that I have been impressed with the setting up of the coal forum, which is an important strategic body. I accept that the Government cannot enter into direct negotiations and new contracts. As the...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Wood Fibre Report (19 Dec 2006)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the report "Forecast Wood Fibre availability and demand in Scotland and Northern England for 2016", published by John Clegg Consulting Ltd. in November 2006; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: London Olympics (19 Dec 2006)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that architects use wood and other sustainable materials when designing buildings to be used for the 2012 Olympic games; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Energy Review (18 Dec 2006)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction of forecast volume of available supplies of UK sourced softwood on the Government's policy on co-firing as part of the Energy Review; and if he will make a statement.

Business of the House: Post Office Network (14 Dec 2006)

Paddy Tipping: Is the Secretary of State confident that the more strategic approach that he is announcing today will stop the piecemeal erosion of the network that has occurred for many, many years and produce a stable and sustainable network of about 12,000 branches?


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