Results 7141–7160 of 7191 for speaker:Derek Twigg

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment: University Students (11 Jun 1998)

Derek Twigg: On Monday evening, during the debate on the Teaching and Higher Education Bill, in response to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Mrs. Campbell), the shadow Secretary of State said that the Conservative party would introduce top-up fees. To be fair to him, he said that it would not be widespread. When challenged to say what areas would be included, he would not answer....

New clause 5: New Arrangements for Giving Financial Support to Students (8 Jun 1998)

Derek Twigg: What exactly would the hon. Gentleman rule out for top-up fees?

Hillsborough (8 May 1998)

Derek Twigg: There is a memorial at Anfield, and I believe that there is another in one of the parks near the ground, but Sheffield Wednesday has not erected one.

Hillsborough (8 May 1998)

Derek Twigg: The hon. Gentleman mentioned my comments on blame. In raising the specific matter of Bernard Ingham's comments on drunken Liverpool fans, I was in no way seeking to make a party political point. The point is that, because of his position as press secretary in the previous Government, some credence might have given to his statement by those who do not understand what happened. Will the hon....

Hillsborough (8 May 1998)

Derek Twigg: First, I shall put some facts to the House. I was at Hillsborough on that day. I am a lifelong Liverpool supporter and season ticket holder. I gave a statement to the West Midlands police. Those are my interests. I shall start by describing my recollections as briefly as possible—we have limited time, and many people want to speak in the debate. I travelled out that day with three ...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 May 1998)

Derek Twigg: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating my local borough council, which has set the second lowest council tax in the north-west and ensures that the extra money that it has been allocated for education goes to schools? Unfortunately, we do not have annual council elections this year, but there is a by-election. My right hon. Friend may be surprised to know that the Conservatives...

Orders of the Day — Economic and Monetary Union (30 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Economic and Monetary Union (30 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way on that point?

Orders of the Day — Economic and Monetary Union (30 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: On that very point, will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Clause 25: Charge and Rates for 1998–99 (29 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: I take the hon. Gentleman's point about council revenues, but I was talking to two head teachers in my local authority of Halton—where social services have not been cut—who told me that their school budgets had increased by £100,000. Indeed, the total increase in education spending has been £2 million—people have never had it so good. I am not sure where all this doom and gloom is...

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Rate of Duty on Beer (28 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Can the hon. Gentleman tell us how the previous Tory Government helped the situation by cutting severely the number of customs officers?

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Rate of Duty on Beer (28 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Can the hon. Gentleman quote figures on smuggling in other European nations, given that they are so different from UK figures?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: National Survey (28 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: When the first national survey of patients and user experience will be carried out in the NHS. [38677]

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: National Survey (28 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Is not the best way of getting patients and staff more involved in an organisation to give them a voice in it? Is it not especially important, given the massive injection of resources that the Government have put into the health service recently, to give people that say and ensure that the money is spent correctly? North Cheshire has already been allocated £6 million for 1998–99, with an...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (21 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (21 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: rose—

Finance (No. 2) Bill (21 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Would the hon. Gentleman care to share with us the number of occasions on which the previous Government put up interest rates?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (21 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: I am interested in the hon. Gentleman's concern for pension funds. Will he comment on the mis-selling of pensions and say how the record number of house repossessions under the previous Government helped people to save?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (21 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: This year, it would nice if the Liberal Democrats turned up to the Finance Bill Standing Committee, unlike last year, but we shall see. I am pleased to be able to speak and to welcome the Budget and the Finance Bill. One thing that has come over clearly is how warmly welcomed the Budget was. My local newspaper carried a number of interviews with local people, the overwhelming majority of...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (21 Apr 1998)

Derek Twigg: Yes, I know. Labour Members want to talk about the major issues. The Chancellor has also proposed a number of measures, which we welcome, to increase the transparency and accountability of this and future Budgets. As has been said, transparency and accountability are important in this Budget. They are something that our record can be measured by and that we are proud of and willing to...


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