Results 61–80 of 2112 for speaker:Paddy Tipping

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Oil and Gas (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Those of us who believe in the benefits of the European Union believe that that issue comes high up the agenda. The Committee came to no formal decision about it, but we hope to visit Brussels soon to discuss that exact point, among others. If we had a more transparent gas market across Europe, for which many of us have argued for a long time-that has been the Commission's position for as...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Oil and Gas (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Yes, he would be in the firing line. He is coping well with his new tasks, but let me bring this point to the forefront of his mind. The second issue that we must take into account, which the Committee considered, is the importance of gas and oil revenues in the UK. The industry employs about 350,000 people, so it is a significant employer, particularly in the Aberdeen area. The industry...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — Oil and Gas (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I know that to be the case, Sir Nicholas. I have heard you make comments, in the Chair and elsewhere, about various parties, including your own. That reflects a lack of partisanship. The industry acknowledges that there are real problems and says that, by 2010, 50,000 jobs could disappear. So, for the industry, the issue of credit is live and important. Some banks-a limited number-are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Will the Minister continue to press for a switch in the CAP from a subsidy for production to measures that benefit the countryside, such as investment in jobs and industry, an enhanced environment and greater access? These are public goods and public money, and we ought to be pursuing them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (29 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Sixty years have passed since the introduction of national parks by a Labour Government. What more is the Secretary of State going to do to promote access to the countryside?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Clause 117 — Grounds for designation of MCZs (26 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I am grateful that the Minister has put that point on the record, because it reinforces the importance of science in the designation of MCZs. I hope that she will ensure that the four regional areas that will make MCZ proposals will look closely at her words, because a discussion of the Irish sea regional project said: "The project must balance protection with the interests of commercial...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Clause 117 — Grounds for designation of MCZs (26 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: It is a great pity that there is such a limited amount of time to talk about marine conservation. It lies at the heart of the Bill and has been discussed throughout the Bill's passage, which has been an awful long time. Amendment 1 is about the importance of socio-economic criteria in deciding MCZs. The amendment would make it clear that socio-economic factors should be taken into account...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Clause 291 — The coastal access duty (26 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: My hon. Friend makes a very strong point, and perhaps she will remind the House that Natural England, the statutory adviser, recommended that parks and gardens not be excluded-exempted-from the Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Clause 291 — The coastal access duty (26 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I was heavily involved with the Bill that became the CROW Act. It gave no impression of a universal right to roam. Those of us who use and welcome our new right are very clear about the fact that there is no universal right, and the people who exercise that right do so in a very responsible way.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Education Maintenance Allowance (19 Oct 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will estimate the cost of extending education maintenance allowance to all school leavers entering further education; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Manufacturing Industries (7 Jul 2009)

Paddy Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of heat derived from renewable sources (a) generated and (b) consumed by each industrial sector in each year since 2005.

Bill Presented: Maximum Wage (3 Jun 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prescribe the maximum wage that can be paid; and for connected purposes. In effect, the Bill puts a cap on the maximum wage that can be paid to any person in any one year. Mr. Speaker, you will remember that it is 10 years since the minimum wage was introduced. In April 1999, 2 million people benefited from a minimum wage of £3.60 per...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Regional Spatial Strategies (2 Jun 2009)

Paddy Tipping: In the current economic climate, the aspiration to build 3 million new houses by 2020 looks ambitious. In the review of regional plans, will the Minister recognise the pent-up demand for housing that still exists and commit herself to development, in the east midlands and elsewhere, on brownfield sites rather than on greenfield sites?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pig Industry (21 May 2009)

Paddy Tipping: What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the farming sector on the future of the English pig industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pig Industry (21 May 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Has the Minister seen the figure that suggests that 60 per cent. of imported pigmeat does not meet the same animal welfare standards as the pigmeat produced here? Rather than complaining about costs, should we not use this to our advantage and work with producers and retailers to achieve better labelling and to promote the best pigmeat in Europe?

Members' Allowances (30 Apr 2009)

Paddy Tipping: The Leader of the House made the case for change, and she is right: change is necessary; it is vital, and we need to get on with it. The Prime Minister, all the leaders of the political parties and most Members recognise that, put simply, we cannot go on like this. The mood of the country is detached from the political classes. There is a view abroad that we who represent the people do not...

Members' Allowances (30 Apr 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I will turn to the hon. Gentleman directly, and then I will take his point. He is a member of Sir Christopher's committee, as is my right hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Alun Michael) and Baroness Maddox. By definition, they have had to exclude themselves in a way from the inquiry. I say directly to the hon. Gentleman that I hope that he and his colleagues who...

Members' Allowances (30 Apr 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I agree entirely. We need an independent, thoughtful and comprehensive review, but the committee, of which the hon. Gentleman is a member, needs to be aware that there is pressure and a mood outside for change. Change is necessary; it will have to come. I hope that the committee will balance that. I am surprised that, having accepted the amendment today, the Government—my colleagues—seem...

Members' Allowances (30 Apr 2009)

Paddy Tipping: I am optimistic for the future and for democracy. Let me say directly to my hon. Friend that we should not be pessimistic. People come into the House to make a difference. They are good people who listen to their community and want to bring about change. We should be proud of that and we should make that point to Sir Christopher's committee. I ask my colleagues to support the amendment tabled...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Infrastructure Planning Commission (21 Apr 2009)

Paddy Tipping: Is it not in everybody's interests to ensure that planning applications are dealt with as quickly as possible? When the IPC helps to achieve that, will it not have the knock-on effect of speeding up the present Planning Inspectorate?


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