Results 101–120 of 1114 for speaker:Mr Peter Duncan

Written Answers — Home Department: Student Visas (29 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the scheme of student visas in Scotland will apply to other parts of the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — Home Department: Student Visas (29 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that those issued with student visas through the scheme announced by the Scottish Executive remain in Scotland.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Research Strategy (28 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to conclude work on the waste research strategy.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Research Strategy (28 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many companies have benefited from assistance through the Waste Implementation Programme.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Research Strategy (28 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the budget for research through the Waste Implementation Programme is in 2004–05.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: Clause 4 — Duty Stamps for Spirits Etc (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. If he is advocating biometric testing for whisky, I look forward to seeing his proposals in due course. The issue of counterfeiting has come up on several occasions during the debate, and it is worth spending a couple of minutes on it. There are two aspects: first, counterfeiting of the tax stamps; and secondly, the counterfeiting of whisky as a...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: Clause 4 — Duty Stamps for Spirits Etc (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: Absolutely, because it undermines fundamentally the Government's case. The pursuance of counterfeit tax stamps will simply replace the diversion fraud that we are seeing. Counterfeiting tax stamps will be easier and arguably lower risk than many of the frauds that we are seeing now. I also referred to counterfeit product, which is my other concern. Scotch whisky is a delicate product, for...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: Clause 4 — Duty Stamps for Spirits Etc (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: I welcome the opportunity to follow the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, North (Mr. Henderson), who did his best, in the circumstances, to defend what it is clearly the indefensible part of the Finance Bill. It is important to reflect on exactly what is at stake in these proposals. In Scotland, one job in 50 depends on the success and development of the Scotch whisky industry, and that...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: Clause 4 — Duty Stamps for Spirits Etc (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: Does my hon. Friend accept that the partnership that is necessary must be between Government and all elements in the whisky industry, from distillery to retail? The proposal will impose a burden that will fall almost exclusively on the smallest distilleries, and disproportionately so in constituencies all over Scotland. However, the problem lies further downstream, and that is the further...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: Clause 4 — Duty Stamps for Spirits Etc (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: A moment ago, the Economic Secretary mentioned complicit retailers. When retailers are found to be passing on to the public illicit alcohol on which duty has not been paid, as happened in London recently, why are the strongest possible sanctions not levied against them immediately? That would send the clear message that the distribution of illicit alcohol is not acceptable. For example, it...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill — [1st Allotted Day]: Clause 4 — Duty Stamps for Spirits Etc (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman. He will be aware that the gap analysis that his Department uses in estimating £600 million-worth of fraud is of mixed heritage. Indeed, the wine and beer markets have described it as not reliable enough to estimate fraud in their sector. Why is it suddenly reliable enough to estimate fraud in the spirits sector?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Constitutional Reform (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: But constitutional reform has many facets to it. The coming debate on the EU constitution will have profound constitutional implications for Scotland, as it will for the rest of the UK. However, the Government now seem to be seeking the strangest of bedfellows—those strange people behind me. We learn that negotiations and deals are to be hatched between the Foreign Secretary—head of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Business Growth (27 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: As a result of the Budget, new businesses in the successful Scotch whisky industry face significant additional burdens to their operations. Bladnoch distillery in my constituency faces an additional cost of £220,000 only two or three years after it started operations at the time when the Government ruled such measures out. Why should the Government's grinding reverse gear be so expensive for...

Written Answers — Scotland: Boundary Commission for Scotland (26 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects the recommendations of the Boundary Commission for Scotland to be implemented.

Written Answers — Scotland: Commission on the Scottish Parliament (26 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the remit of his Commission on the Scottish Parliament.

Written Answers — Scotland: Commission on the Scottish Parliament (26 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what budget has been set for the operating costs of his Commission on the Scottish Parliament.

Written Answers — Scotland: Whisky Duties (26 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Treasury on the proposed introduction of the whisky strip stamp.

Written Answers — Transport: Working Time Directive (26 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to publish his response to the consultation into the implementation of the Working Time Directive for mobile workers in the transport sector.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste (23 Apr 2004)

Mr Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on projects her Department supports which aim to produce road fuel from waste material.


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